For years I have struggled with losing weight, not realizing it had something to do with my blood sugar. I would diet and exercise and not get the same results as my friends and even my husband when we would diet and exercise together. Talk about discouraging! Even when I worked out at the Health Club, I never lost weight. My primary care doctor at the time questioned it, always thinking it was my thyroid. I also lost over 50 pounds each time I was pregnant and quickly gained it back once I delivered. I even think this may have had something to do with blood sugar. I have been tested for my thyroid repeatedly. Whenever I would go to the primary care doc for my annual physical, she would order blood work. For some reason they never had me do fasting blood work after my cholesterol was always good in previous years. Anyway, my glucose was always fine. When I insisted that I might be controlling it during the day with the healthy chocolate I was eating, the doctor said I did not have anything to worry about. I honestly don’t think she understood that the chocolate I was eating was lowering my blood sugar.
Well, things changed when I switched to a new primary care doctor this year. For some reason I decided to have a glass of orange juice every day. (What was I thinking?) I had been doing it for months and then went to the new doctor for blood work. Well guess what, next thing you know my A1C is at 7 and I am officially diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Well I immediately stopped the orange juice. I started taking metformin and checking my blood sugar 5-6 times a day and quickly realized my blood sugar was higher when taking it. For those who have done 23andme you might find this interesting. I used a company called livewello.com to read my raw file from 23andme. It actually said I was not a good candidate for Metformin and should not take it. In fact, lots of Europeans are not. Interesting. So I went on to try other Diabetes medications with horrible and serious side effects. So instead I decided to try 500 mg of Berberine 3 times a day with meals and of course my Beyond Beyond Healthy Chocolates.
I take my first Berberine in the morning with my Beyond Protein Shake. I have been making my shake with unsweet vanilla almond milk, ice and 2 scoops of the Beyond Protein Shake. This is low glycemic and diabetic friendly and has always been good for me. Once I get to lunch I take Berberine again and a piece of Healthy chocolate after my meal. I do the same thing for dinner and again if I have a snack. My blood sugar is dramatically improved and I am thrilled. I am now sharing this with my friends who also have Diabetes as we are all looking for ways to reverse our diabetes. In addition to my Healthy Chocolate and Berberine, I have also been working out at Planet Fitness. I do have some health issues so am limited in what I can do, however anything is good. I get some exercise and it definitely helps as well.
So this is what I am doing. It is not rocket science. But it is hard work. Oh and I forgot to tell you the best part. I am losing weight. Finally! Clothes are getting too big. And all I am doing is eating Healthy Chocolate, checking my blood sugar, taking my berberine and eating my normal meals. (I have been drinking lots of water and cut out soda and processed foods years ago)
Can I promise you if you eat Beyond Beyond Healthy Chocolate and Berberine and exercise that you won’t have diabetes anymore? No, I can’t do that. What I can tell you is that it is making a difference. As far as Healthy Chocolate, you can order it here and eat it at will. I find spacing it out is helpful for me. Don’t have this chocolate if you are going in shock though because this has no processed sugars, no waxes, fillers or crap that you find in candy. This is the chocolate you can eat whenever you want!
I wish you well. Be sure to check with your doctor about changing any medications and I certainly would not stop current Diabetes medications without checking with your doctor. I asked my doctor if I could start the Berberine and showed her the Beyond Protein shake and she was on board with this. Berberine can interact with some medication so make sure you confirm it is safe for you.
If you are not sure which chocolates to order, my faves are the Xobiotic Square just 30 calories each or the Beyond Power Square that is 33 calories.
Any questions, just contact us at 941-216-5727 or HealthyChocolateFix.com. We are here to help!