I just got back lab results from my recent doctor’s visit. I was thrilled with the results. And, I believe that some of the results are mostly attributable to the way I have been eating which is aligned with the goals of Weight Watchers’ SmartPoints. In particular, the fact that I’ve reduced the sugar that I eat and am overall eating a healthier diet. This is one reason I do like SmartPoints a lot.
Last year, I had some routine blood work done and was unhappy with some of my lab results. Although my fasting blood glucose was normal and my triglycerides were OK at 104, I was shocked to see my A1C was 5.9% which was in the prediabetic range. By then I had already lost down to about 159 pounds and was overweight and not obese. I had worked on limiting bad carbs and during 2014 had eaten about 118g of carbs a day (96g net).
My LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol were a little high, my thyroid function was borderline low, my Vitamin D was shockingly low.
Based upon the results, I really worked on the eating part of it. I bought a blood glucose meter and spent and tested my blood sugar in the morning and after eating to find out what foods raised my blood sugar. I learned that I was definitely insulin resistant as some foods really spiked my blood sugar. And, I really started eating in a way that I now realize aligns really well with SmartPoints. I often eat a salad like this for one of my meals: