This was certainly informative. Thank you so much! I was under the impression that when your body shifts from burning sugar to fat for energy, that the process itself was ketosis. Shows you how much I know...
Beginning this journey is the best thing that I've done for myself. I knew that it would be tough as I am also dealing with some stressful situations on top of trying to eat properly, but I had to commit. I did speak to my doctor, and he actually suggested that I come off of some of my medications before beginning the Whole 30. So I've solely been testing after each meal, taking a long acting insulin and Januvia. I've already been able to cut out two medications completely since my sugars have been within normal with my meal choices. I have only had night spikes. To say that I am psyched doesn't even begin to explain it.
I had set up an August 1st start date, and then 5 days prior found out that my dog has lymphoma and that I would be needing to bring her to Raleigh for treatments every week. That would leave me having to drive up there and then stay there all day, then drive home. I didn't think I'd be able to handle the stress as well as follow my meal plans, but my husband was really supportive. My dear husband that up until August 1st barely would eat a vegetable with his meals. I am so proud of him and the changes that he is making himself! Not only have I felt like following the Whole 30 has helped me deal with my stress and give me something else to think about, but the foods that I was eating previously did nothing to make me feel better about myself. Foods that I have been shoveling into my mouth with abandon since my daughter passed away 20 years ago at the age of 16 months old. I know that it sounds silly since I am only on day 11, but since starting I feel like I am doing something good for myself for the first time in such a long time. I've been living in a fog of depression and self loathing that was fueled on by comfort foods, and I feel as though that fog is finally being lifted.
I apologize if that was all TMI. I have been so stinkin' emotional since I began, and not in a bad way.