Those who are reading this page have, presumably, found this lifestyle has resulted in their reaching their ideal weight. They are now experimenting with foods other than rice and drink other than room-temperature wated. When trying to add other food and drink do so gently. Those who completely revert to their old dietary regime, those who do the same thing time and time again, hoping for a different result, are going to be perpetually disappointed. If you were, in your earlier lifestyle, drinking 10 cups of coffee, just drink one or two. If you were having a large buttered popcorn at the movie, get a medium or small bag. Remember the goal of this site is to help you have a better life by doing those things which will lower your bloodsugar and keep it low, something only possible through a lifestyle change. In my case, not only did I get the side-benefit of reduced weight, I also learned that I was better able to deal with life’s many stresses. And to just enjoy life.
When I approached this topic before Halloween, I noted, among other things, that we were heading into a dangerous season. Perhaps we should call it the “eating season.” I encouraged our readers to get down below their target weight now so that when this eating season ends, they would find their weight maintained. . . still ideal.
Well, Thanksgiving was a week ago and yours truly is, at this writing, 12 lbs above his target weight. He weights 210 but should no weight more than 200. He gained 10 lbs in one week! His blood sugar numbers are rising accordingly.
And it is hard for him to stick to his rice diet during this season. Parties here, parties there. All with wonderful food and drink. His current plan is to bring at least two rice meals with him to work every day, so he can eat one before attending one of these parties. At least that should help curb his appetite. And he has increased his walking regime as well, hoping that exercise might help. Significantly increased walking will have to wait a while, until a sore on the bottom of his right foot heals. He plans to report daily on his progress. He is able to stick on the rice diet when he eats little else, but when his taste buds are reminded that there is some excellent non-rice food out there, they are difficult to control. Will power, John. Marcus Aurelius, John.