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A little bit about me.
I was driving to work when I got a message from the doctor from an Executive Health Screening office saying “Call me as soon as you get this message. I want to talk to you about your lab results.” All kinds of scenarios entered my head before I could get to my office to call him back.  What could it be? Was t like the old joke where the Dr. calls his patient and says, “I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is you have 3 days to live. The bad news is I have been trying to get you for 4 days.” When I go to my office, I gave him a call, and he told my my blood sugar was very high: 258. I didn’t even know what it was sopped to be. I got re-tested, and it was still in the 200s. I was put on a 1400 calorie a day diet and given medication to bring my blood sugar  down to a reasonable level.

I’ve never been a fan of being dependent on medication, so I did a bit of research to see if I could control my glucose with diet alone. My friend Dr. Carol Kershaw recommended the book Wheat Belly by William Davis to me. I thought the low-carb, no-wheat diet recommended by Davis made a lot more sense than the diet high in “healthy whole grains” recommended by my doctor. Why would you want to eat more of the stuff that spikes your glucose when you have diabetes?

The results? Since I switched my diet and lifestyle to avoid all grains, my blood sugar has been under control. I test my blood nearly everyday, and it typically stays in the mid 90s. (Ideal fasting blood glucose should be between 70 and 130.)  I feel great. I have more energy, and I lost 10 pounds in 3 months.

I have to admit, I am not 100% paleo. I don’t eat grains or legumes of any type, but I do eat dairy. I can’t give up cheese. For my purposes, cheese has very little sugar or carbs, so it’s on the menu for me, so when you read my reviews, note that you will see reviews of items containing cheese. If you are strict, you’ll have to 86 the cheese.

About the site.
I live in Houston, Texas and we have LOTS of great restaurants. I eat a lot of business lunches out, and I found myself struggling to find something suitable to eat. Now after months of eating paleo, I have to say I can find something to eat anywhere. This site is meant to help other low-carb hunter gathers to find the best options no matter where they go out to eat.

Bon appetit!

Richard Byrd

 

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  1. Just curious – is your condition hereditary? What were your symptoms?

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  2. Love the blog! I live in the HTX too and would love tips for other restaurants!

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  3. Hey! Kelly (Workman) Hughes here… we went to High School together…. Love the blog!!! Thanks for the great info!!!

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