My fasting blood sugar was hovering around 78- 90 for the last two months.
I had posted my last HBA1C as 5.8 a month back- if you recall my post in this forum.
A couple of days back when I consulted my Endo , he advised that 78-85 is low for me if I desire to gain some healthy weight ....also to avoid a hypo at any point of time.....it is safe to aim a fasting blood sugar of 85-100 mg/dl....he also opined that people with very low blood sugar carry more CV risk.
So yesterday, my early dinner was @6.45 PM....and can you guess what did I eat ? 😀
1- Full Cup Basmati Brown rice cooked out of Parboiled Basmati brown rice - brand India gate.
2 -One Full Cup Dal made out of Lentil( Masoor) and Chana ( split chick pea)
3. One full Cup of a mix veg curry made out of Spinach, Mushroom, Corn, green Peas, Brinjal, sweet potatoes.
4. My usual green salad consisting of carrot , cucumber, lettuce, cherry Tomato with little balsamic vinegar.
5.None of the above dishes had any added oil or fat ! But all Indian spices were used liberally such as Turmeric powder, Jeera powder, Garam Masala , Onion , Garlic, Ginger , Dhania powder, Kalonji powder...curry leaves.
Both Dal and Curry were topped with fresh Green corriander leaves....
The taste was yummy...and it was a full dinner...I then had 20 mnts tread mill walk at moderate intensity. @5.5 kmph.
At about 8.30 PM, my blood glucose level was 118....then by 8.45 PM, I had one medium size Banana along with 4 full wal- nuts ( I cracked shelled walnuts by my nut cracker- so it was wholesome untouched and fresh ).
I take no allopathy medications at evening /night though before bed time for the last 15 days , I have been taking Ashwagandha tablet and Magnesium Glycinate supplement to enhance my sleep time from 6 hours to 8 hours...it has helped 👍👍👍
Took a warm water Shower and went to Bed at 9.45 PM. Got up at 5.45 AM....full 8 hours sound sleep.. practised my usual Yoga Asanas for 30 mnts, Pranayama for 20 mnts , 10 mnts meditation..
Then I had my morning bath and took my fasting blood sugar....which came to 96....( Taken with my manual finger prick Glucometer - my electronic one still gives error which I have given feedback to the manufacturer)
Then my breakfast was as follows:
8 Idly's made out of multi millets ( jowar, Bajra, Raagi ) plus the usual black gram.
2 -Cups of Sambar made out with liberal mix vegetables Pumpkin, Drumstick, small size sambar onions, carrots, Brinjal, ladies finger.
Half a cup Green chutney made out of Baby spinach, corriander leaves, mint leaves, Ginger, dash of lemon juice..
4 pieces of Baked Tofu...with tomato onion kalonji chutney topped with 1 table-spoonful of flax seed Powder.
And my usual Green salad and fruit salad . Fruits were 400-500 gram ...consisting of Guava, orange, papaya, strawberry..
There was no added oil or fat whatsoever in any of the above dishes.
Post my breakfast, I did a treadmill walk of 20 mnts at moderate intensity @5.5 KMPH ....Then went to my terrace - open Sunlight to do resistance training with the help of dumbbell and resistance loop...for 15 mnts...in the process I had morning sunlight exposure which helps production of hormones such as Serotonin & Dopamine by your pineal gland in the brain... Morning sunlight also helps for production of Melatonin - another sleep hormone in the night.....
Well my PP blood sugar after 2 hours reads as 119.
If anyone seeks any clarification, will be too glad to answer. You are welcome to quiz me- I have many stories to tell if some one is interested!😀🙏