When I started out on this journey I had no intention of becoming what some call a Vegan. I thought I would still eat 5% animal protein in some form or another, but as I do more research and read what some doctors say that have helped many reverse their diabetes, I can see that the one consistent factor they all agree on is the animal protein is what really caused the problem in the first place. Meat does not raise your blood sugar per se, but it is the one thing that caused a Type 2 diabetic’a problem: i.e. insulin resistance. (check out my previous post) I am not someone who gets all upset about the animals being abused, so I don’t think of myself as a Vegan politically, just for health reasons. I cannot tell you in these 3.5 short week how much better I feel. I am 56 years old and the last couple of weeks I feel like my energy levels would rival how I felt in my 30s! I am truly amazed at how God made our bodies to respond to the RIGHT fuel. There is no way to get anyone to understand this or make this change unless they get scared by their health, but it turns around and becomes the best thing that ever happened to you! Wow! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! My chains of food are gone! I am so thankful to my heavenly Father for the most amazing design of our bodies and for the strength of the Holy Spirit who lifts me up and gives me strength every day in a way that makes it seem like it is the best way and not the “I can’t have ____” way! Getting processed sugar and bad oils and animal fats out of your system actually diminishes your appetite and makes you satisfied with good foods (veggies, greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes) so you don’t really care about the old things at all!