I'm not sure about anyone else that is a newbie like me, but the "sugar rush" that I would normally get from eating something sweet is a bit different now. Eating fresh fruit and smoothies and greens, for a week now, gives me a bit of an energetic RUSH. My brain feels something similar to a sugar rush, but it's different.
I got the book out (80-10-10 diet), which I am reading through right now, and found some info about it. Thought I'd share it here (below), and ask how everyone else in newbie land is faring.
BTW - I walked 2 miles yesterday on a whim, just because it felt like a great idea. Nature was beautiful, I felt alive and awake, and really didn't notice the time passing. It was great!
(Excerpt from Chapter 2. Meeting Fruit Concerns Head On)
Fruit and Blood Sugar
The mistaken notion that eating fruit causes blood-sugar problems underlies most admonitions to steer clear of fruit, especially sweet fruit. Granted, high blood sugar does lead to Candida outbreaks, chronic fatigue, hyper- and hypoglycemia, diabetes, and a host of other conditions and diseases, even cancer. Too much sugar is indeed bad for you, though it is almost impossible to get too much sugar from the consumption of fresh fruit. Eating fruit is not the cause of blood sugar problems it's just not that simple.
Eating a diet of mostly fruit, including generous amounts of fresh sweet fruit, does not create high blood sugar... not when you are eating a low-fat diet, that is. When the system is not gummed up with excess fat, the sugar from even "high-glycemic" fruit moves easily in and then out of the blood. Blood-sugar levels in a healthy individual do not vary much in spite of changes in the diet.
totally! I can remember driving home from dinner with friends trying to keep my eyes open. I thought it was just late and I was tired... that it was normal. That IBS was normal. wowzers