No longer Vegan
I have given up on the Starch Solution plant-based diet. I can’t stick with it because my blood sugars spike too much on starches. But my foray into Veganism did open my mind to the fact that we meat eaters shouldn’t be so dogmatic about our Way of Eating being the best and only Way. I have seen success stories where type 2 diabetics have reversed their conditions with a plant-based approach. Who knows why they succeeded where I didn’t. Maybe they stayed on insulin or metformin while adjusting to their new eating approach — I wouldn’t use meds. Or it could have been a genetic and ancestral disposition toward potatoes that slayed the giants in the land. I have no clue. But starch just doesn’t work for me so my beloved potatoes have been cast aside.
I tried the Raw Foods approach too, a few months ago. It has worked for others. And at first it worked for me — my blood sugars began to level out. But I finally realized that I would go nuts chomping like a bunny the rest of my life. I had to be realistic. I did learn something more than the fact that I am no Vegan or Vegetarian though. My experiments with veggie-focused diets have humbled me and broadened my perspective. They do work for many people providing they supplement with B12. And I promise I won’t mock and ridicule Vegans or Vegetarians any more. Now please leave me in peace as I joyfully lay waste to a plate of chicken drumsticks.