So Wes has been working so hard and doing such a good job of following his meal plan. It has been 3 weeks already and he isn’t feeling deprived or discouraged at all (mostly because I am concocting yummy and healthy foods for him :)) In 3 more weeks his blood will be drawn again to see if any of the numbers have budged. Mainly we are hoping that his insulin resistance has been reversed and to see some of his lipids trending down.
Going also with the reversing insulin resistance, carbs have been portion controlled and restricted these past few weeks. By now we are realizing there are some items out there that would make this impossible without. Wes’ favorite so far is the Flatout Wraps. These things are amazing nutritionally because of the 7 net carbs and the 9 grams of protein (varies slightly among products). They are versatile for a wrap as a sandwich with lunchmeat or for crock pot meals (like shredded buffalo chicken and salsa chicken) and they also toast up great to make high protein/low carb pizzas or quesadillas. Wes has also experimented with peanut butter and cinnamon for a dessert style wrap. These wraps have amazing potential and if you haven’t picked any up yet, I highly recommend them! Check out their Flatout Fresh blog for additional recipes and inspiration!