Report: Mojo Cookies success (from #9) -- my first week using these showed some success. Especially breaking the siren call of food with dancing to some fast-beat music.
Blood Sugar: I’ve been monitoring my blood sugar for about twenty years, prompted by knowing my mother’s diabetes had progressed to the point where she was giving herself insulin injections. The normal range for fasting blood sugar is somewhere in the 80 - 110 range. Mine has tended toward the higher end of that range and occasionally spiked above it. However, my monthly average hovered in the 105 - 110 range.
Since starting Sweet Peace, I started wondering if I could get it down toward the lower levels of the range which meant fine tuning my understanding of what my particular sensitivities are. Some things are obvious … sugar and processed carbs show up clearly; other things seem to be less predictable. I used quinoa in a soup and it didn't seem to have an effect the first day. However, it was a large pot of soup and day 2 and 3 shot up seemingly without reason. I’ve tried some supplements touted as blood sugar reducers but nothing had a noticeable effect.
The past few weeks have been particularly spiky so I started looking for possible answers and found this article, “10 Surprising Causes of Blood Sugar Swings You Probably Didn’t Know” which offered this list: