I’ve had a much needed break this last week, spending time with my pirate triathlon friends and supporting many of them as they took on the challenge of Ironman Lanzarote. It was a brutal day, and not everyone that crossed that start line managed to cross the finish line, but it’s not easy. If it was it would be football 😉
Anyway, a break in the sun is always a good thing, and it has been an appreciated week away. However, I can’t stay here forever, and I’ll soon be home and back to the grind. It’s going to be a busy month with work and my final module of my course kicking off this week, but it’ll be good.
I’ve had a few cocktails this holiday, and some ice cream and a couple of pastries. I’ve not been nearly as boozy as I have on previous trips here, and it’s been nice to spend a lot less money and have no hangovers to boot 🤣 Anyway, once I’m home it’s back to the good habits I need to re-learn/ re-cultivate.
One of my pirate pals has been eating low carb/ keto for a few years now and managed to sort out his type 2 diabetes as a result. He raced the Ironman whilst fat adapted, and did a stonking time to boot! His simple way of eating is pretty much as follows:
1. Eat clean (i.e. nothing processed etc.);
2. Swap carbs like bread/pasta/rice etc. for vegetables;
3. Avoid seed oils;
4. Take magnesium as likely to need it when you live 1. – 3.
For me, I pretty much do 2-4 other than pastries etc. falling under 2., but 1. is my kicker, especially when it comes to sugar.
So that’s the plan when I get home: get back off the sugar, and stay off it – for good.
As I wrote about before, I’m a total sugar addict so abstinence is the only option.
I’ll report progress as I go.