I’ve been posting my low carb blood sugar results recently on Instagram because I firmly believe low carb is the best option for controlling diabetes and maintaining normalized numbers. One response I received has had me thinking for quite a few days and it will not leave me alone, so I want to address it.
An anonymous person wrote me, “When I would try and get as good of results as you, I would have to sacrifice my entire everyday life”.
Let me get one thing straight. By maintaining a healthy diet, and normalizing your blood sugars, you are NOT sacrificing your life.
Since when did eating pizza, bread, noodles, cake, ice cream, etc become more important than health?
Since when is it a sacrifice to eat healthy and to control diabetes?
Since when is life about eating unnecessary, nutrient-lacking foods?
I am still baffled as I think about this comment. By taking care of what foods I put in my body so that I ensure my blood sugars react happily, I am not sacrificing anything. By NOT doing this, I would be, however, sacrificing my life.
Without controlled blood sugars, complications WILL happen. Maybe not today, but in the future. Complications can begin to happen even with an A1C as low as 6%. Read more about why your A1C matters, here.
So my point is, no one is sacrificing their life to achieve normalized blood sugars. It’s the other way around.