How The 'Instagram Diet' Works
( CNN) At 37 years old, Lisa Pessah-Bloom, a mother of three, was pre-diabetic, struggling with losing postpartum pounds and concerned about her health.
“I had gestational diabetes for all three of my pregnancies. After my third, my A1C( blood sugar measurement) maintained rising, and the doctor told me for the first time to be careful, because I was on track for diabetes.”
Pessah-Bloom knew that she had to shed her pregnancy pounds and get her blood sugar under control. She did a Google search on diets for diabetes and stumbled upon the Paleo diet, which includes protein-rich foods like meat, fish, eggs and nuts, as well as vegetables and fruit, but excludes grains, dairy, legumes, sugars and salt. “People said that their diabetes was reversed, ” she said.