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My Paleo Manila Diet: Week 17

I’m super excited to write this post for 2 things. 1.) My blood results came back and after 4 months on my PALEO MANILA diet, my blood sugar level went down from 220 to 180! Yay! I know it’s still high, but in time -and if I stick to my no-carb/no-sugar diet (well, with a little cheats here & there), I may well be on the way to recovery & maybe the need for insulin won’t keep cropping up. 2.) Paleo Manila delivered super cute food for the whole Halloween week. Eating diet food has never been more fun! \m/

But first things first. My BEFORE & AFTER blood chemistry results. Can you see the difference in my blood sugar level? Admittedly, the cholesterol level is still high so I’m still on maintenance meds, but with a mostly all-meat diet to replace my carb intake & keep me full in the process, I really don’t know to bring it down. But overall, I’m still very happy with my blood results. Paleo Manila succeeded in bringing down my blood sugar levels, which is why I’m on it in the first place. For health benefits more than aesthetic purposes.

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BEFORE: Blood Sugar 226.



AFTER: Blood Sugar 179.

I just have a confession to make. One that I’m very ashamed to admit, and one that I owe my Paleo Manila family a huge apology for. I’ve been too comfortable with losing weight that on my 4th month, I began “tasting” sinful food again. So there’ a temporary setback. I didn’t lose any weight this month. I know I have let all of you down. I have let myself down too. But most of all, I have let my Paleo Manila family down after they invested so much in me. I became too kampante that I became foolish. I let my guard down. I thought I would still continue to lose weight as long as I just tasted bits & pieces here & there. I’m only human, and I became weak in facing adversity & gave in to my carnal desire. Moral lesson of the story, when you do something, there is NO half way. Either you do it & commit 100% or don’t do it at all. Clean & healthy living does not have an expiration date. It’s a lifestyle -a forever kind of thing. And for that, I am truly sorry. :'(


I truly am sorry Isabelle, Gen & Trisha (not in photo) for letting my guard down, and in the process, letting YOU down. I promise to get right back on the track. With you still believing in me. I CAN DO IT. I did it once, I will do it again -cold turkey.

My promise: I will really stick to my Paleo Manila meals these coming weeks & I will do my best to stay on the path that will lead me to a better, fitter me. I won’t let you down again.

My Week 17 Paleo Manila Food Diary:

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Day 1 : MONDAY / 10 27 2014. Breakfast : Paleo Manila Super Rainbow Breakfast Salad. Snack : Paleo Manila Power Meatza Bites. Lunch : Paleo Manila Mahi-Mahi Fish with Mixed Fruit Salsa. Snack : Paleo Manila Pinoy-Style Salted Egg Bibingka. Dinner : Paleo Manila Ginger Pork with Stir-Fry Cauliflower Florets.


Guess who just joined the bandwagon? :) All-around sports enthusiasts and health buff triathletes Marc Nelson & Rovilson Fernandez. They know how important making the right food choices are to fuel their active lifestyles. Besides working out, a solid sports nutrition meal plan supports their training and improves their overall performance — all while promoting longterm health and wellness. Eating the right food allows their body to adapt to training, and helps them recover after exercise as well as attain peak performance.


Day 2 : TUESDAY / 10 28 2014. Breakfast : Paleo Manila The Butchery’s Sausage Egg McMuffins with Spiced Apple Chutney. Snack : Paleo Manila Saigon Chicken Balls. Lunch : Paleo Manila Cumin-braised Chicken & Baked Ratatouille. Snack : Paleo Manila Moist Banana Berry Muffin. Dinner : Paleo Manila Hole in the Wall Banh


Day 3 : WEDNESDAY / 10 29 2014. Breakfast : Paleo Manila Skinny Savory Meatloaf Cupcakes. Snack : Paleo Manila Overnight Coconut Mango Chia Pudding. Lunch : Paleo Manila Cuban-style Roasted Pork with Fried Plantains & Mojo Glaze. Snack : Paleo Manila Pulled Pork Tamales. Dinner : Paleo Manila Hainanese-style Chicken with Ginger & Sticky “soy” Sauce with Asian Greens.


Day 4 : THURSDAY / 10 30 2014. Breakfast : Huevos Rancheros with Oven Toasted Tomato Sauce. Snack : Guilt-Free Mojito Muffin. Lunch : Not-Your-Traditional Shepherd’s Pie. Snack : Caramelized Curried Nuts. Dinner : Black Pepper & Honey Pork Steaks with Stir-Fry Vegetables.


Day 5 : FRIDAY / 10 31 2014. “Awoooo-lloween Paleo Manila ☠ Surprise Special” Breakfast : Modern Witches’ Cinnamon-Apple Pie French Toast Bites. Snack : Hallows’ Eve Deviled Eggs. Lunch : Highway Hitman’s Adobo-Style Short Ribs with “Innards” of Pumpkin Brew and Roasted Garlic. Snack : Grandma’s Rotting Dentures. Dinner : Paleo Manila Leprechauns’ Chicken Fingers with Sweet Potato Sticks.

And now, serious mode. Back to my fighting form. I really can’t afford to backslide again, not when everything is turning out great for me & my health. So help me God.


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  • Reply Noel Q.

    The important thing is that you know you’ve made a mistake and that you’ve learned from it. Ang mahirap yung nagkamali na nga tapos kung sino-sino pa ang pinagbibintangan, hahaha…

    Great lab results Jane! Mabuti yan para di ka na mag-insulin. Mahirap ang buhay ng parati kang nagsasaksak ng gamot.

    Good luck to all of us as we try to eat healthier this coming holiday season, hahaha…

    November 3, 2014 at 8:06 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay naku Niel yan ang malaking pagsusubok.. ang holiday season waaaa! :P Thank you for always encouraging me & supporting me! <3

      November 3, 2014 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Chel Pablo

    My take on the not losing weight – it does not hurt to be vigilant, but this could also be your body’s way of adjusting to the fast weight loss. You lost, what, 30 pounds in 3 months, or 40 pounds in 4 months? That is fantastic weight loss. Don’t worry, everyone experiences plateaus. Just keep eating clean (most of the time!) Besides a true plateau is no scale loss AND no measurement loss for six weeks – it hasn’t even been six weeks yet, and we don’t know if you did not lose inches! Scales can lie.

    We’re in this for the long haul. :)

    I too did not lose weight this month – and yes, I have been more “lenient” but I basically ate low carb/paleo-ish but still no weight loss. The weight loss will start again soon, I know. If we eat clean, there’s no way for the scales to go but down.

    So cheer up and enjoy your Paleo Manila food! :)

    November 3, 2014 at 8:45 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Huhuhu thank you so much for this pep talk Chel! I really need this. Thank you for caring & for always supporting me in whatever I do! <3

      November 3, 2014 at 10:42 am
      • Reply Chel Pablo

        Of course! Anytime! :) I regularly visit your blog and IG (pati IG ng kids and ni Kap – kamukha mo si babyson!). I know how discouraging it is to see no loss in the scales, but the thing is, our bodies need a break sometimes. Plus, there are a lot of factors contributing to scale weight. Like me, I eat fairly low-carb, and I have been hovering between a weight range for the past four weeks now. So it could also just be my body taking a bit of a break from weight loss.

        I read a lot of internet weight loss forums, and plateau-ing happens kahit anong diet. Kahit sa popular C diet na super low-calorie, nagpa plateau din sila usually 3rd or 4th month. :) So don’t panic. And I’m very pleased you’re not getting discouraged! I have experienced getting pissed off in the past and just abandoning my diet because the scale wasn’t so encouraging. If I just persisted, I would have reached my weight goal. Anyway. start measuring yourself also. Admittedly, I don’t, tamad ako eh, chaka wala akong medida dito. hehe! But most of the time when there’s no weight loss in the scales, meron sa clothes size. ;)

        Keep truckin’, Miss Jane! And again, good job on the new FBS. :) Bababa din yang Trig mo don’t worry.

        November 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Thank you Chel. It really helps that I have you guys cheering in my corner! <3

          November 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Chel Pablo

    Oh, and congratulations for the lowering of the blood sugar! This is FBS right? I can’t see the pic of the lab exams. :(

    November 3, 2014 at 8:47 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hehe I forgot to include. Thank you for reminding me Chel! :-*

      November 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Cherryll

    You can do it, Ms. Jane!!!

    November 3, 2014 at 9:18 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Cherryll!! <3 Yes I can. Sana may kasamang pixie dust para mas madali hehe.

      November 3, 2014 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Frannywanny

    Great job on the improvement on your sugar lever still! Dont feel bad jane, what’s important is you’re ready to get back on track again. :) Tao lang naman.

    About the high cholesterol, are you allowed to take oatmeal? I’ve been having oatmeal every morning for the past years and I’ve seen good results on my cholesterol.. try also to go wholemeal, wholegrain basta no white carbs which later on will turn to sugar and can also elevate blood pressure and cholesterol. You can do it!

    November 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you for always encouraging me dear Franny! <3 Hindi pwede oats eh and anything with grain. Anything post-agriculture huhu is not recommended. Kaya nga I'm at a loss how to address my cholesterol problem since meat mostly ang kinakain ko. Maybe more on fish na dapat. huhuhu.

      November 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm
      • Reply frannywanny

        i know i’ve been saying this forever…YOU CAN DO IT JANE!! :D

        I guess the goal is to lower your LDL kasi that’s the bad cholesterol.. i think fish high in omega 3 (salmon, mackerel, etc), nuts. also look for Hawthorne tea sa chinese stores if allowed. We have that here and I’d normally buy like a bottle once in a while. It’s said to help lower BP level and cholesterol..and for weightloss too!! :D

        November 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Yay I will certainly look for those Franny! <3 Thank you for always being my cheerleader, and thank you for the recommendation! :-*

          November 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    I’m very happy that your blood sugar went down, Mama Bear. :) All I want for you is be healthier. :) Kayang-kaya yan, Mother. Please don’t lose hope. Love you!

    November 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Awwww thank you michybear dear! <3 Love you too. Thank you for your love & concern! :-*

      November 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply edelweiza

    I admire your admission of your mistake. Tao lang, diba. You can still do it. We believe in you. Go JANE Go! :)

    November 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Edel! <3 Ang sarap kasi kumain hahaha. BAD! :P

      November 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply med

    That’s ok, we still LHAV you very much anyway!!! It’s really hard not to be tempted. I started my Diet Day 1 yesterday… and dinner time with friends came – hindi ko natiis, kumain ako ng kumain ng kumain! We all deserve a second chance, di ba?!?! Tao tayo, tao!!! Tao na nagdyo-dyosa-dyosahan hahahahahaha!!!

    November 4, 2014 at 9:37 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      and third chance.. and fourth chance. hahaha meding ang hirap ng buhay na may masasarap na FOODS!!! ;))

      November 4, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Leng

    So proud of you for being super honest about your journey, and happy your blood sugar’s gone down, Momma J! Health benefits naman would always outdo weight-loss benefits. I pray for your willpower to continue! I’d make you sabay if only they’d deliver to London also! haha!

    I’m excited to see Paleo Manila’s Christmas menu though!

    November 6, 2014 at 11:55 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      utang na loob you are as perfect as can be Leng! :-* Thank you! <3

      November 6, 2014 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Lina hizon

    Jane, go to your ninong dr. Benito Sy and he can help you .

    November 22, 2014 at 8:26 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I will thank you ate Lina mwah! :-*

      November 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

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