High protein and veggie diet

For the longest time, I refused to eat a fresh salad on a daily basis because of parasites and bacteria in the lettuce, which have resulted in deaths in Hawaii and across the nation.  No, thank you.  I just didn’t think eating fresh lettuce was worth the risk.  Well, recently I bent my self-imposed rule and asked David to fix me a small bowl of salad when he makes his salad.  According to the label on the box, the lettuce is organic and triple washed.  I must say the mixed baby greens, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers are very tasty with Thousand Island dressing.  And I have also noticed that fresh salad improves my digestive tract.  So far so good.  We have not gotten sick.

David’s salad and my salad:


David and I have a blood test done every six months at Straub Clinic.  For some reason, he is pre-diabetic, but I am not.  His A1C score is 6.1, but mine is 5.0.  Keep in mind that 6.5 is considered diabetic.  So, his score has to come down.

We have decided to focus on a high protein and veggie diet, trying to keep carbs at a minimum.  We’ll see if it has a salutary effect on David’s A1C score, which should be 5.6 or less, not 6.1.

7 Responses to “High protein and veggie diet”

  1. David Says:

    Eating healthy is the way to go. My A1C has been high for as long as I have taken the test. My random glucose has always been in the low 90s. In addition my cholesterol has always been around 125. My doctor says that you must look at all the tests to determine if there is cause for alarm. I eat healthy and exercise seven days a week to be the healthiest I can be.

    • dkzody Says:

      You may just be one of those people who has an outlier number, especially since your other numbers are good. As long as that glucose number stays below 100, it’s all good.

  2. Olga Says:

    Diet made a great deal of difference for my brother got a high A!C score. And David is right, it’s important to look at the full picture.

  3. DJan Says:

    Looks good to me! I hope David can get is A1C score a little lower. My husband is also working to lower his, and it’s working. 🙂

  4. Christine Says:

    I better wash my lettuce more carefully, I do have a salad spinner.

  5. dkzody Says:

    Eating organic greens helps, a lot. Conventional produce can make me sick as I have low tolerance for chemicals.

  6. joared Says:

    FWIW I had small window type boxes on my patio in which I grew varieties of leaf lettuce to determine what I liked best (a bronze leaf variety) — staggering the planting time so some always coming on. Was fun, but also can be certain of the safe condition.

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