"Sugar Pie" Diabetic Rebooters 'keeping it off'

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  • Fluffy

    2 years ago


    Hi fellow diabetics. I just started the lean green juicing fast and was curious if anyone else is right now? And how is it going?

  • ErinS

    2 years ago


    Hey all,



    It's been about a year since I last did a reboot and got involved with Joe's online reboot community. For those of you who were in the diabetic reboot with me, we had a really good run for 60 days. I don't know about you but I had more energy, I had lost a lot of weight and was exercising more than I had in a long time. Well things slowly shifted back to their old patterns, but I managed to keep off 35lbs of the 55 I lost. Now I'm back and ready for more. I'm starting another 60 day reboot and am planning on using this group as a way to journal and share my process and struggles along the way, similar to how things went before. Your feedback and support would be great. Is anyone else starting again? I know lent is a common time for people to get involved. If anyone out there is let me know and maybe share why your rebooting for the first time or giving it a go again too. Cheers!

  • Roz

    2 years ago

    Hey Erin S...congrats...I am just now thinking about juicing again too...although i gained back all my weight....30 lbs, but I am feeling the need to get back into the swing of things...I shall keep checking in here every few days just to chat and hope others chime in too!

    Cheers Roz

    PS....I am no longer pre-diabetic, and blood sugar last checked was 4.3 where above 7 is dangerous. I was sooooo happy to hear this so I know the juicing has helped my overall health, and now I am pretty committed to juicing and smoothies with greens, all sorts of veggies and fruit because of the nutrients contained that clear up all kinds of preventable disorders...yay

  • curlyheadfreak

    3 years ago


    Hi, I'm a type 1 diabetic who's had a year of bad eating and BS...and it's time to sort it out! Have enjoyed reading the posts on this group - thank-you for the inspiration. Starting my reboot tomorrow. Luckily I love veggie juice, though am apprehensive about keeping it up and kicking the junk for good...

  • Roz

    3 years ago


    I have just tried this recipe on my fellow unsuspecting cousins who came to visit me last week....and they loved it. It is called Marinara sauce and I used it on spiraled zucchini noodles.



    1/2 c packed sun dried tomatoes, 1/4 c pitted dates [mejool dates are best], 1/4 c olive oil, 1/3 c water, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 2 c fresh tomatoes, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 c packed basil. You can play around with amounts here according to taste.



    Soak sun dried tomatoes, dates, oil, water, oregano, salt and cayenne for about 4 hours to make them easier to process. After soaking, process in food processor till all pieces are tiny, then add the rest of the ingredients, and process till saucy. Keeps in fridge for several days. I experimented a bit and found it is good over top of eggs any style, great on the noodles, and raw lasagna or raw pizza, or baked sweet potatoes, or....zuke latkes??....I think so, especially mixed with the sour cream and chives...yummy!



    PS...we all love food, right? So let it be this wonderful, delicious, good for us, veggie food that allows us to be creative instead of grab the nearest thing to stave off hunger! Plan in advance is the way through I am discovering....when I don't have a plan and hunger creeps in, I grab chicken and ceasar salad and a few dates and nuts...my new 'go to' hunger food! Cheers and juice on too!

  • Mary S

    3 years ago

    Thanks Roz, this looks awesome.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    It sound delicious, and very versatile.

  • Roz

    3 years ago


    I have been very busy this past week and time has just flown by...but am a bit freer now so wanted to check in. Been missing this venue and all the comments. I have been doing pretty well, staying on my low carb diet, and am at 30 lbs lighter now. Mostly salads and some chicken, juices and smoothies....I am thinking of taking a raw chef course later this month, so will see how finances go! Want to start juicing and raw food getaways at the beach condo for future with folks who want to do a 2-3 day start to their juicing and changing eating habits, routine.



    Glad to see other folks have joined the group, and hope to hear from everybody again soon...It is now July 4th, Independence Day in USA so happy holiday to our American folks.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    The getaway for starting eating/juicing programs sounds awesome. Keep us posted.

  • Mary S

    3 years ago


    I tried this recipe today....it was awesome. Cover my latkes with sour cream and chives.



    Comfort food!!!



    Zucchini Latkes (10 latkes)



    Ingredients



    4 large zucchini



    2 green onions



    1/2 teaspon salt



    1 large egg, whisked



    ½ cup Coconut or Banana flour ( the banana flour is lower in carb and sugar)



    oil



    Note: can also add onions, carrots shredded as well



    Preparation



    1. Grate the zucchini on the large side of a box grater. Place the grated zucchini in a strainer placed over a bowl. Sprinkle the zucchini with salt and toss to combine. Let the zucchini sit for 10 minutes to drain. After 10 minutes, squeeze out as much excess liquid as you can from the zucchini.



    2. Toss the drained zucchini with the flour and the whisked egg to coat.



    3. Add a thin coating of oil in the bottom of a sauté pan over medium heat.






    4. Using a 2 tablespoon measure, place the mixture in the oil, and press down to form a flat circle.5. Cook latkes for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.ried a excellent recipe to

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Will keep this in mind when my CSA has zucchini. Thanks for posting it.

  • Mary S

    3 years ago


    Haven't been on this week, busy with work. Been doing good, doing a smoothie a day and eating mostly raw. This seems to work the best for keeping my blood sugars down. Still haven't done many recipes, just been so busy. But hopefully some. Hope everybody is doing great!!!! :-) Have a great weekend. We have a long weekend here in Canada, Tomorrow is Canada Day. :-)

  • Roz

    3 years ago

    Happy Holiday weekend too!

  • Mary S

    3 years ago


    Reboot With JoeBlogAsk the NutritionistInsulin Resistance, Blood Sugar and Weight Management


    Insulin Resistance, Blood Sugar and Weight Management



    Insulin

    By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN


    Weight is governed by so many different processes in our body, and it’s also something that is entirely specific to each and every person. Regardless of who you are though, one chemical process has a profound effect on our weight: insulin and insulin sensitivity.


    What is insulin?



    Insulin is a hormone in our bodies whose main job is to take sugar (glucose) out of our bloodstream and deliver it to our tissues and muscles for fuel. This process should be simple, but unfortunately it can become more complicated if and when our bodies stop recognizing (or become less sensitized) to our insulin, and as a result we have to produce more and more to do the same job. This process is called insulin insensitivity.



    Very basically, the more insulin insensitive our bodies become, the more challenging it can become to balance and maintain a healthy weight. One of the key processes to promoting healthy insulin sensitivity is to take part in healthy activities and make healthy eating and living choices to promote balanced blood sugar.


    Why it’s key to keep blood sugar steady



    Steady blood sugar is key for maintaining weight and preventing fat storage specifically in the abdominal area. To promote balanced blood sugar, it’s important to practice key healthy living patterns, sleep well, exercise and eat well. Promoting balanced blood sugar can help to maintain insulin sensitivity, weight management, good energy, sleep, mood and more.



    8 tips to help promote balanced blood sugar (and help promote weight loss too):



    1. Eat more fresh foods: Aim to choose fresher, less processed foods. Fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains contain few to no added sugars, salts or other additives. Aim to keep as much of your total intake from fresh foods as possible.



    2. Eat small and frequent meals: Aim to eat every 2 to 3 hours (maximum 4 to 5 hours apart) to promote balanced blood sugar and help keep energy levels elevated.



    3. Include lean protein or healthy fat at each meal: Lean protein like chicken, fish, eggs, nuts, quinoa and avocado can help to slow digestion and promote balanced blood sugar as well as promoting satiety as well.



    4. Move more: Movement naturally helps to lower blood sugar for most; additionally, more muscle is also a good thing when it comes to burning calories, and keeping metabolism revved. And you don’t have to move a lot; even minimal exercise is beneficial.



    5. Hydrate: Water is crucial for keeping blood sugar regulated, keeping appetite at bay, and also for fat burning (it’s directly used in the process of breaking down fat). Aim for about 8, 8-oz glasses (total 64 oz or 2 L) daily.



    6. Include magnesium and chromium: Magnesium and chromium are both important nutrients that play a key role in insulin metabolism. Both are minerals found in plants and are naturally occurring in soil. Like many other minerals and nutrients, they are becoming less plentiful in soil and therefore we get less and less of what we need from much of the produce we consume. Aim to include these foods:



    Magnesium: Green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, chard), nuts and seeds (Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews), soy beans (think edamame and tofu), avocado, banana.



    Chromium: Broccoli, barley, green beans, oats, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, black pepper.



    7. Use key herbs and spices: ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric: All of these contain nutrients that are beneficial for not only our bodies in general but also for insulin regulation. You can use any of these herbs and spices in juices, smoothies and cooking.



    Ginger: May help to improve insulin sensitivity when consumed daily. Use it in juices (fresh through the juicer, dried as garnish), in a salad dressing, in cooking and so much more.



    Cinnamon: May help to improve insulin signaling in the body. Use it in your juice, in your hot water, on breakfast cereal, or in a smoothie.\



    Turmeric: May help to naturally improve blood sugar levels. Use it in your juice (fresh from the root or dried as a garnish) or add it when cooking.



    Cayenne: Has been studied for it’s possible ability to promote absorption of blood sugar (glucose) into muscles and tissues. Cayenne has been found to be potentially beneficial when it comes to promoting insulin sensitivity (which is good for blood sugar control and weight management).





    8. Include anti-inflammatory fats: Anti-inflammatory fats like avocado, chia seeds, nuts/nut butters and unrefined (extra virgin) oils may be helpful when it comes to fighting inflammation (the leading cause of disease) in our blood vessels that can promote insulin insensitivity. Fat is also a good thing when it comes to promoting feelings of satiety (or fullness) as well. Choose to add a whole (1/4 cup) or half serving (1/8 cup) of nuts to yogurt or as a snack, add ¼ avocado to a salad, use unrefined oil in a salad dressing (1 serving is 1 tbsp)- the sky is the limit!

  • Roz

    3 years ago

    Woo hoo...love this article too! Thanks Mary

  • Mary S

    3 years ago


    Thanks Roz....i be watching the mail for it.... :-)

  • Mary S

    3 years ago


    Dahlia i believe it's 16 servings. I hope you guys have better luck then me. Maybe this weekend i will feel like trying again. Thanks for the support. :-)

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