Thanksgiving For Diabetes – The Diet Plan –


Hi everyone, resilient diabetic back at it
again. It is Thanksgiving afternoon, and I am
back from the businesses and I got a chance to work out on top of that so
it’s been a full day. And it’s time to eat. Now I promised you on the short
snippet that I took yesterday, that I’d explained to you how I use exercise as a
leverage towards this big meal. So basically what happens is this, when you
exercise your muscles become very sensitive to glucose, so everything you
eat beyond that point. If you pull glucose out of that muscle, it gets to put right
back in. So those muscles take priority over everything else. It’s almost a
win-win. So after yesterday’s workout I basically had a very low carb meal, then
I woke up this morning did a little cardio, handle the businesses, went to the
gym, and now it’s time to eat. All the insulin I will use will be leveraged
towards pulling all of that glucose from the bloodstream back right into the
muscle. It’s a tool that those of us who exercise use, and believe me when I
got to the gym today, it was packed. Everyone there knew we’re gonna be
exercising so that we get to eat!! And it’s something that if you don’t do, you
may want to really consider it because it is a phenomenal tool to help you
towards not only weight loss, but blood sugar control, especially as a diabetic.
And for those of you trying to lose weight and control the day, that pre-exercise will really help leverage keeping calories in check. For those of
you who can’t exercise, the gym is closed things are just crazy, things are too
busy, I will go over a meal just for you. And it’s similar to what I will have
except I will get to have a little bit more carbohydrates mainly because I’m
depleted. And…… it will involve two other key videos that we’ve gone over already,
which was the all-you-can-eat buffet. The same game plan that we use there we will
use for a Thanksgiving meal. And the second thing is on the rice episodes, Part one and
Part two, I explained to everybody the difference
between a starchy carb and a non-starchy carb and how to
leverage that for a meal. If exercise was not part of the equation you’re
gonna want to leverage those non starchy carbs first, and if and when things are
satisfied, your full, you can have a little bit of starchy carbs. But that is a way
of getting around eating in excess…… Well it’s time to eat and I will show you
what I plan on eating today. We will go through everything. Now in the video on
rice I discussed 1/2 a cup, which is about 120 calories or so depending. So
here’s my cup of rice, I’ve got a non starchy carb which is gonna be cabbage. We
talked about it between non starchy and starchy carbs. I’ve got some roast beef,
some turkey, and because I’ve trained and I’ve worked out intensely hard, with a
couple days of little carbs, I have sweet potato. I do have a potato and of course
my sister’s famous sweets cranberry sauce which is amazing and it goes with
the turkey. So that will be my Thanksgiving meal, and the key again
obviously is the fact that I’ve trained so I do get to eat a little more carbs.
But I do want to tell you because I’ve trained and I’ve taken insulin which
about amounts to about three and a half to 4 iu of R. It’s something you gonna
want to talk to your doctors about. Once you’ve trained and you’re
using insulin the insulin will go much further after exercise. So you do have to
be careful because sensitivity will be increased. The added bonus for me
again is the fact that all the glucose I will eat in this amazing meal will be
shuttled right back into the muscle tissue!! None of it because of the way
I’ve trained will go back into fat storage, but into muscle which is known
as glycogen. For those of you who haven’t trained I would suggest you do
what we’ve done in the all-you-can-eat buffet video, which is
focusing on the meats the proteins the non starchy carbs first. And after you’ve
eaten that you’re gonna be pretty much full. Go in for a second serving of your
starchy carbs which would be your rice, your sweet potatoes, and your potatoes,
and of course the cranberry sauce. That’s part of everything….. The whole point of
today obviously is not all about the food, it is it’s about the family, the
environment, the being grateful for everything we’ve got in front of us. But
I know as a diabetic, and for those of you who have been ……..newly diagnosed it is a day filled with a great deal of anxiety, how much to eat,
how much insulin to take, it can become overwhelming!! And I truly understand that….
But all in all, it’s day to enjoy, and once again from our family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  1. Anwat Sadat

    You talk about training before you eat and being depleted of carbohydrate (sugar) and say that all of your sugars will go back into the muscle when you eat.  You even mentioned that yesterday you worked out and then didn't eat much carbohydrate, so you would be even more depleted.  I was under the impression that there was a time limit on eating after exercise for this to be true.  This is all word of mouth stuff, so I'm looking for some verification, or maybe for you to prove it wrong.  Exercise depletes the muscle glycogen, and if enough exercise, the liver stores of glycogen also.  As blood sugar drops, insulin drops, and glucagon rises.  Glucagon is the opposing hormone for insulin.  Within a short time span, your body is using it's resources to resupply those glucose stores in the muscle and liver by whatever means necessary.  This would include catabolizing muscle tissue for proteins and mobilizing stored body fat for use as energy in an attempt to stay mobile and alive.  If you didn't eat any carbohydrate for several days after intense exercise, your body would replenish it's stores of energy from tissue catabolism, correct?  The time frame I had always heard was 90 minutes from beginning exercise, you should be eating to replenish your used energy, or you'll start to catabolize your muscle tissue.  So, is that just gym myth, or is it possible to actually build up a deficit of glycogen over several days?  If you become too low in sugar, it seems your brain would stand to quit working also, which would be detrimental to survival.  The body must have some sort of internal mechanism to replenish the stores of glycogen even it you don't have access to food.

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