Can You Live Without Sandwiches?
One of the most significant causes of developing high blood sugar and Type 2 diabetes are grains. I’m referring to grains like wheat, oats, barley, rice, and corn, especially when these are used to make bread, rolls, baguettes, flat breads, croissants, muffins, bagels, or any other flour-based exterior that you put around a stack of meats or vegetables. Basically, folks, I am talking about every type of sandwich you have ever eaten. Even if the sandwich’s “wrapper” is made with “whole,” “multi,” or “gluten-free” grains, it is still a grain-based product leading you very likely towards high blood sugar and diabetes.
If you’re thinking, “Not me. I don’t have diabetes in my family,” or “I’m too thin to get diabetes,” you could be grossly underestimating your odds. Right now, 1 in 3 adults over the age of 20 is prediabetic (meaning they have high blood sugar), and 1 in 11 is diabetic. You may already be one of them and not know it.
Why am I blaming grains? Isn’t Type 2 diabetes caused by insulin resistance? The answer, based on my 20 years of research, is NO. The theory of insulin resistance was introduced in 1933, yet, no reason has ever been found to explain why insulin resistance occurs. No mechanism has ever been identified to explain how only three types of body cells become resistant to insulin. No tests have ever been developed to directly measure insulin resistance.
I have come to conclude that eating grains is the most significant factor in causing high blood sugar. Grains produce copious amounts of glucose (sugar) molecules in digestion; these are transformed in your body into small fatty acid compounds that begin circulating in your bloodstream, filling your fat cells (which is what makes you gain weight) until there is no more room for them. When that happens, your muscle cells begin burning the excess of fatty acids in your bloodstream, leaving the glucose. And that, in a nutshell, is why and how you develop high blood sugar.
Let me boil the science down for you to the essential: stop eating grains as much as you can, and one key way to do this is to cut out sandwiches. If you avoid most grains that are used as sandwich holders or wrappers, you will decrease your chances of developing high blood sugar and eventually becoming diabetic.
Can you live without sandwiches?
Or course you can. If you take this advice, you will quickly learn that life goes on without sandwiches. There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the same meats and vegetables that often go in sandwiches.
I acknowledge that you may find this difficult to do at first. You’ve probably grown up eating sandwiches of all kinds and you enjoy them as a frequent part of your diet. Sandwiches are convenient ways to combine meats, vegetables, and condiments into a tasty package. They are easy to make or purchase, to carry with you, and to eat at your desk, in the car, or on the go. I know very well how any type of food item can become so ingrained in your mind that it appears unimaginable to give it up.
But let me ask you to be honest with yourself: would you rather continue consuming sandwiches made with grain-based breads for convenience and end up developing diabetes, or would you rather look at creative ways you can enjoy food without the need for the sandwich bread so you can avoid or reverse diabetes, lose weight, and feel healthy?
I very much hope you will opt for the latter choice. A life of high blood sugar, medications, and the worsening complications of diabetes as you age is just not worth the convenience of eating sandwiches for decades.
There are many natural products that can be used as the “holder” or “platform” for vegetables and meat. People of many different cultures have long used lettuce, cabbage, and even grape leaves to hold food. Breads and crackers made with lentil or garbanzo bean flour are now available. Although these legumes contain carbohydrates, these escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals while providing the benefits of adding fiber to your diet. Many hamburger and chicken fast food outlets today let you purchase their foods wrapped in lettuce. You can also transform your normal sandwich ingredients into a salad.
Start today: go sandwich-free for just a week. If you are afraid of experiencing “sandwich withdrawal,” you will find that within a short time you will not actually crave eating as many sandwiches as you formerly consumed. You will look in the mirror and see yourself shedding pounds, feeling healthier and more energetic. And if you have prediabetes or full-blown diabetes, it is likely that your blood sugar levels will drop.
Yes, you can live without sandwiches.
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