By Shirley Harper
If you attended our July class then you probably got the shock of your life when you heard Dr. Harper tell everyone to eat fruit! That pales in comparison to the information I will share with you in the food diary I started last week. As I told the class, I am easily eating 5 times the amount of food I ate prior to beginning the Liver Rescue diet and am enjoying it much more.
For those of you that weren’t able to join us in July, let me give you a bit of background so you can relate to the transformation I personally and Dr. Harper as well have experienced since completely changing out eating habits. We have always promoted a higher protein, low carb diet, avoiding fruit, root veggies and processed foods. In the past few years, we have trended to a “Ketogenic” diet, higher in fats and protein and even less carbs! I have done all of this in an attempt to get better control of my Type II Diabetes. For the past 2 years we have done much intermittent fasting and each year in the spring we would undergo 7-8 weeks of 3 day fasting. We have always been well pleased with the results and enjoy the way we feel after fasting. What I noticed this spring was that I could quickly drop the extra 5 pounds I wanted to get rid of by the end of my 3 day fast, blood sugars would be fairly good with only an occasional spike that I couldn’t account for. I also noticed that morning blood sugars weren’t optimal and during the 4 days I ate I would gradually put back the 5 pounds I lost during the fast. This was rather frustrating especially since I ate, as a rule 1 meal per day consisting of meat and a green salad. I would have a slice of cheese, or a handful of nuts a couple times a day and that was it!
Several years earlier, I had an adrenal scan to try to get to the bottom of my elevated morning blood sugars. The scan proved normal, but it was noted that I exhibited signs of a “fatty liver”. While I was puzzling about my yoyoing weight and uncooperative blood sugars I came across a book, Liver Rescue by Anthony Williams. After finishing the book, I told Dennis I was going to radically change my eating habits for the next few months to see if there was any basis in fact to the book. My husband being the great guy he is said ok I’m in when I told him about my plan. And that is when we exchanged healthy fats for fruit, fruit, and more fruit!
I hope you enjoy the food diary I am putting together, and I hope it will be as beneficial to you as it has been for me!