My 60th Birthday treat !! …I just came back from a juicing retreat in Portugal…decided “what have I got to lose it was only 7 days of JUICING!!! ” It was amazing , I am using an insulin Omnipod pump and also freestyle libre so between the two I was able to micro manage my blood sugar. I reduced my insulin requirements by more than 50% and was bouncing with energy. The juices are made with a cold press juicer so the goodness is retained and I asked the staff to reduce all the recipes to limit the fruit sugars and stuck mostly to green juices. In the evening soup was served as it was a winter menu, I calculated approx how many carbs in a juice for my insulin and was blown away that I wasn’t hungry and I could have such tight control of my sugar levels. I have been brittle diabetic for 27yrs and its the fist time I have had such perfect control !!!
THE GREAT THING ABOUT A RETREAT IS IT GIVES QUALITY TIME TO YOURSELF…I enjoyed the Yoga classes and jumping on a Mini Trampoline(rebounding) and walking every morning. I am now more aware about the foods we eat and I’m changing my diet to Plant based as it now shows how a low Carb diet helps Type 1 as well as reversing Type 2 diabetics.
The end of a fab adventure with my friend Leanne , we were given a takeaway bag of food and juice for the airport …really enjoyed my adventure …hopefully going to follow a part plant based diet with Fish & Organic Chicken giving up all those refined sugars that I used to have for my hypos !!! Not to forget JUICING too!! 🥑🥦🍋🌶🍏🥬🥒😍
Everyday is similar with a daily board of activities, so won’t show you every board , as just want you to get a flavour of the retreat. Always something to do. Loved Waking up to hot water and lemon then onto yoga…
Never thought I would enjoy the shots and juices !!! Gave me perfect sugar control , I asked them to reduce the fruit content to suit my requirements , the staff were so helpful 💚
We had a talk on how to juice and were able to make our own, everyday was an adventure , we even learnt how to use the cold press juicer to make banana 🍌 and strawberry 🍓 desserts.❤️
Had a fun day .. Loving Yoga and jumping on a mini trampoline , never thought I would find all this energy just living on juice !!! The session on learning how to juice was fab , I can’t wait to get home and try it , my sugar readings have never been this good in 28 years !!! I really don’t want to go home .
I won’t make promises I can’t keep but I’m certainly going to try to follow a plant based diet on my return just hope my family will agree too 😳🤪…
Well I started my juice challenge today… !! I had my first wheatgrass shot followed by juice and had boundless energy , the fresh air and tranquility hits you straight away .. also the friendly faces who are all here for different reasons .. I knew instantly this was going to be a fun week !!!
Today I struggled with my low sugar and changing delivery of insulin on my pump also constant monitoring on my Freestyle Libre … but I survived my first day with a fab massage and yoga ending with a lovely tomato soup and movie about people who faced the same challenge 👯♂️😊