As many of you know, I was diagnosed several years back as having prediabetes. I was able to get my numbers in the normal range by just making sure I cut back on sugar and didn’t eat carbs alone. However, a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling horrible. We had a very busy couple of months and had been eating out a lot and I’d been eating a lot of prepared and junky foods.
It is hard to explain how you feel when your blood sugar is high unless you’ve experienced it. The best way I can describe it is that feeling you get when you’ve gone 48 hours without sleep and you almost feel like you’re out of your own body. It is an almost dizzy, but not quite feeling. I immediately went home and took my blood sugar because it was the same feeling I’d had when I went to the doctor a few years back and found out it was running high.
Sure enough, it was about 150 that day, which isn’t crazy but is much higher than it should have been two hours after eating. I’ve met diabetes before. It runs on both sides of my family. It hurt my grandfather and he didn’t live long. It then attacked a cousin and he died from complications of it at a young age. I also don’t like medications. I prefer not to take any if I can help it and I sure don’t want to be on some of the diabetic ones that can cause some serious side effects.
So, I immediately cut all the refined carbs and starches out of my diet. I am currently only eating lean meats, berries, non-starchy veggies, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds. I may later add in some legumes but not just yet. I am also exercising every day.
My blood sugar is back down to almost normal, but is still running high in the mornings. I think, over time, that number will come back down, too.
The one thing I miss so much is being able to have bread. So, when I saw Sugar-Free Mom’s recipe for cloud bread, I knew I had to give it a try. My picture of how mine turned out is at the top of this page. The screenshot of her web page with the recipe is below. Notice how mine is much rounder like a loaf of bread? It did fall and look just like her picture as it started to cool.
Now, I was a little worried because you have to create a non-sweet meringue to fold in. I have never been abI am thrilled to be able to add this bread (some people make it as rolls, but I want to do some bread things with it). I’m going to try:
- Cloud bread grilled cheese
- French toast with cloud bread
- Pizza crust out of thin cloud bread
- Toast with my eggs
I hope you’re as excited as I am about cloud bread. Give Sugar Free Mom’s recipe a try.