So many gurus. So little time.
I’m so hungry. The downside to eating a total vegan diet is that you have to eat a lot of food. No matter what I eat in the way of starches, it drives my blood sugar up. I am sleeping more, and fighting off headaches.
I know what works for me in the way of controlling diabetes. I have done it many times, but every day it gets harder and harder. I just don’t want to do it.
Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution is the most appealing. Eat corn, rice, beans, oatmeal, potatoes, and sweet potatoes as the mainstay of your diet. So far, I can’t make it work. I know most people who reverse diabetes using his plan begin in a clinic on a 10 to 21 day fast to break diabetes hold.
I can do 1 to 3 day fasts standing on my head. A 1 week effort is possible, but it makes me a little sick. But the time may have come. In my mind, a 21 day water fast might be the answer.
I will find out tomorrow if and when I have surgery for my right side inguinal hernia. That would be a great time to not eat since recovery will take several days, and I remember being weak and dizzy after the left side was repaired several years ago.
Fighting diabetes is not a secret. If I use portion control like the nutritionist told me, walked and exercised daily, and use fasting if needed, there is no way this disease can beat me. I take my meds now, but I hope a serious effort will eliminate the need for them.
Part of the problem I am having is separating diabetes from the rest of my life. Each person is a single unit of mind and body. My personal system for beating the disease has to include all of the elements for creating the ideal IBM*.
I have to dig deep into Stoic, Buddhist, and Jain philosophy, and turn ideas into modern rituals. I hate the idea of strict rituals. I’m not a monk, and don’t want to be one. However, rituals can take the willpower out of positive actions you need to do to improve the rest of your life.
At my age, making sure I walk and lift weights and stretch and do calisthenics is easier if I have a plan to do it early in the morning before anyone else is awake and making demands on my time.
Part of being an IBM* is developing a side hustle, either online or offline. I think Walkabout Solopreneur can be the basis for individuals to learn marketing for their products and services. Best practices for individual marketers will concentrate on old school direct marketing but modified for pre-selling of affiliate products online.