I had symptoms of insulin resistance, feeling fatigued after a carbohydrate-heavy meal. My BMI was about 26.
Lifestyle changes to diet, reducing the amount consumed and meal frequency to two meals a day over 6 months solved the problem.
Not only was the fatigue significantly reduced even with a carbohydrate heavier meal, but the BMI dropped from 26 to 21.
It takes an exploratory approach and be sensitive to one’s body’s response to the different types of food.
Increase the intake of natural foods with higher satiety, such as avocado and macadamia nuts.
My noon meal cost about USD5 comprises 3 fried large-sized eggs using olive oil, garlic, soya sauce, and squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 large size avocado, a handful of baked unsalted nuts about 7-10 pieces of each nut type (macadamia, almonds, and cashew), 2-3 roasted chestnuts, one 250gram raw Japanese cucumber, some blue cheese to enhance the flavor further of the fried egg, and a handful of frozen blueberries. The beverage is made of raw honey (2 teaspoons) and 1/3 of a whole lemon.
This noon meal contains about 900 calories.
My 6 pm meal is rice with leafy vegetables (200grams) and meat (130grams), costing about USD8 and containing about 600 calories.
Self-care of the body is a form of self-love. God commanded to love your neighbor as you love yourself in Luke10:27. The basis of loving others is built on the foundations of healthy self-love.
Treating the body properly is an essential part of healthy self-love.