Just saw this, although at 61 I see myself more as mature than vintage. At least the body is mature, not so sure about the rest of me. I know my taste buds stalled at about 12. Oh well. I’m divorced, have a daughter who lives in Vermont while I am in Florida and miss Chicago every day, and I have been an ICU nurse for much longer than I like to admit.
About 3 years ago I lost 10 lbs or more, depending on the day, with low carb. Was not really overweight, just that most of my clothing had moved into the “Breathing Optional” category. About 8 months ago I found out my sister is diabetic, had my labs done, found out my A1c placed me as pre-diabetic, and started a more Keto approach which I don’t always keep to. I also found out I am a reactive hypoglycemic. That means that when I eat carbs, my pancreas over shoots the insulin and I become hypoglycemic. This brings on uncontrollable hunger to counter the glucose drop, resulting in my blood glucose going up and down like a yo-yo. My downfall is work stress. I work nights so if I didn’t plan well the only option is vending machines. Can you say peanut M&M’s. Even with blunders, over the past 7 months I have lowered my A1c to non-diabetic, though I would like it to be lower. I feel the guidelines are too high, as a way for insurance and Medicare to save money.
Part of my life includes fasting. I’ve done what is now called intermittent fasting most of my life since I’ve never been a morning eater. Now I throw in longer fasts with 70 hrs as my max to date. I do it for autophagy and like to think some of the loose skin will be sacrificed along the way. Nothing yet, but hope springs eternal.
Oh, BTW, when I had my labs done all of my cardiac markers were in the super low range. Amazing what eating all that fatty real food with few carbs can do. It still amazes me that the books and blogs were right.