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Old 09-28-2016, 22:20   #1
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Using the low carb and high fat diet. What kind of food do you eat that is high in fat. I can think of Avocados, unless you eat red meat. Also, does this help you to put on weight? I weigh 142 and my cardiologist keeps harping about my putting more weight on. I try, but nothing seems to work. The more I eat my weight just stays the same. I can't over eat of my levels get worse than they already are now.

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When I started eating LCHF I weighed 320 lbs. and had weighed this for over 20 years. Within 6 months my A1c dropped from 7.9 to 5.8! At the same time my weight dropped to 270! My blood pressure dropped from 135/90 to 120/80 and my Cholesterol raised a bit and then after 12 months dropped back on target for a diabetic based on my doctors goal for me.

As for fats, eating lots of fat has not caused me to gain weight but has made eating a low carb diet possible. In the passed when I ate low carb to help my diabetes, I was hungry and craving all the time. In time I would break down and go off the diet. When I started adding fats to my menu, the hunger and cravings stopped after about one week of LCHF! I believe from what I have read from others, that if you are overweight this life style will drop your weight and if you are below weight it will raise your weight. It seems to normalize much of the body functions....

For fats I have Heavy whipping cream with my coffee every morning. I eat eggs and bacon or sausage for breakfast and or dinner sometimes. I eat steaks, hamburgers (no buns), hard cheese, olive oil on salads with vinegar, Fried pork rinds for snacks, I put real salted butter on all vegetables, I fry cauliflower, and Kale and them put more butter on them, etc. etc. Finding fat is easy for me because I like it all, more than I loved carbs....

At first my Cholesterol raised up a bit, but after the first year it dropped back down in the normal range. My doctor doesn't understand it, but as long as my Cholesterol numbers stay where they are....I will continue to have fat!

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But my problem is my doctors want me to put on weight. I have been told I am unusual from the normal diabetic. I can't eat the foods you name because of the high amount of saturated fat. Thanks for replying.

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Olive oil and coconut oil are not saturated fats. You could also eat olives and coconuts. Of course, there's nuts - macadamias, walnuts and pecans are the lower-carb ones. (Peanuts and cashews are fairly high carb.)

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VeeJay,
I was looking into Coconut oil which is solid at room temperature. My niece has a doctorate in nutrition and diatician. She is a assistant professor at Boston College University. Normally if I ask her a question she never responds. But I did ask her about Coconut oil and she did respond. She said the studies that have been made are not comprehensive enough. She told me not to use it until there are more studies completed. She also said that it is being promoted as a health oil for monetary reasons. I wanted her to help me , but she doesn't have the time. She did tell me as you did not to take the Januvia. But my doctor was pretty persistent. He did not want to put me on insulin at this time. My last two A1C reading have been 7.6, then 8.6. He thought the 8.6 might be in error. Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat.
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I'm afraid that on this forum you're not going to find many who avoid saturated fats. In fact, most of us eat quite a bit of it. And many who use coconut oil regularly report that it helps keep their blood sugars down. I have been eating probably 75% of my calories as fats (mostly animal fats and olive oil) and it has not had an adverse effect on my cholesterol. Many of the members here report that their cholesterol levels improved on a low-carb/high-fat way of eating.

But you must do what you are comfortable with. You have many other health issues that must be taken into consideration and I'm sure your medical team has this in mind as they help you manage it all.

Just remember that on this forum, the focus is on diabetes management, so we may be doing things a bit differently than you are.

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You are right VeeJay. I once read that with diabetes everyone is different. I eat red meat only on Saturday night. My lasts cholesterol levels were fine and have been for several years. I do notice that steak just doesn't taste like it used to.
We just ordered a steak sauce call Andres's steak sauce. It was given to me as a gift and it really made a steak taste good. I found it on Amazon on Monday. BTW, I only weight 142 lbs with my clothes on.

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Using the low carb and high fat diet. What kind of food do you eat that is high in fat. I can think of Avocados, unless you eat red meat. Also, does this help you to put on weight? I weigh 142 and my cardiologist keeps harping about my putting more weight on. I try, but nothing seems to work. The more I eat my weight just stays the same. I can't over eat of my levels get worse than they already are now.
Definitely red meat, the fattier varieties like short rib, ribeye steaks, etc. without limit. Also butter, ghee, coconut oil (LOTS of coconut oil, its a superfood), heavy cream, labneh (the "real" Greek Yogurt"), eggs. Yes on avocados, although they are mostly monounsaturated instead of saturated. I prefer the latter. I also avoid polyunsaturated as much as possible which rules out pork, chicken for the most part and all commercial "vegetable" (seed) oils. The PUFA I do get is from nuts so I try not to be excessive with those - though I LOVE them.

No, it won't help you put on weight. Tweak protein up a little (gently) for that.

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Are you really diabetic? You don't take any insulin or meds? I take three meds and still have problems. I have to have my blood sugar at 180 before bed or take a snack. If not I begin sweating or have neuropathy in my feet. I walk on a treadmill 30mph/30min morning, 2.6mph/`5-20min afternoon. Alternate days I do a three set with 10lbs. I am 73. Maybe it is because I don't have grandchildren. You are a walking miracle if you don't take meds or insulin. I am amazed. I have been eating more protein, but I still don't gain weight. Sam

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Sam,
Have you read the website www.bloodsugar101...that is where you could begin to understand the low carb high fat (LCHF) model that most of us are following. Of course as you know we all react differently. But, if you read some of the historical posts on this website you will see that Many of the longer term folks who have follow LFHC dramatically reduce the need for medications and in some cases they are able to get off of all meds, using just LCHF to control their blood sugar.

I started following LCHF on 5/1/2015 since then I have stopped taking Statin Drugs, Januvia, dropped my nightly dose of slow acting insulin from 126u to 25u. I am still taking metformin, but I hope in time I will work out of that also.

My A1c went from 7.9 to 5.8, my blood pressure dropped from 135/95 to 120/80 (that's because I dropped 50 lbs.), initially my Cholesterol went up a bit but after about 14 months it again normalized without statin drugs....

I can do this for life, and in time I got my doctor on board, the results I got convinced him whatever I was doing was working to improve my overall health...I know you trust your doctor and I am not suggesting I know anything about medicine, only sharing my experiences....

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