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Old 09-05-2013, 02:03   #11
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Not in the slightest for me. Then again I've known for a long time that "low fat" is bad. My favourite example of that was a former co-worker, a woman who must have weighed at least 300 pounds (she needed a special chair because she could not fit into a standard office chair), who would scarf down hard candies by the bagful and gleefully tell people that it was okay because they're non-fat.

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I eat bacon or pepperoni almost daily at work in the lunch room. EVERYONE is noticing my weight loss but some still sit with judgmental eyes watching me eat while others say things like "that's not healthy all that fat, sodium and calories" I am not shy about turning it around on them. I ask them "how is it not healthy, my BP is normal, I have good cholesterol, I no longer have diabetes and I have lost 20 pounds eating this way" I them tell them that the pyramid chart is a lie and ask the to show me the science of its health benefits.

It does make me feel weird eating fat and I am having a hard time getting enough in. I have resorted to scraping almonds in cocoanut oil as a snack.

I know I am not getting enough fat because my energy level has been a bit low, even still I adoring 3 mile walks every day.

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TTM,

I forget who it was, but I remember a member who said they used butter with their almonds...so I don't think you're too far off.

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I unfortunately allowed my husband to get to me regarding the amount of high fat I was taking in; even though when I began the lchf my cholesterol and trigs fell into place very nicely. I took statin drugs for years upon years and they never lowered my cholesterol the way eating high fat did. Since I cut back, my cholesterol has gone back up and my trigs did too; mind you not the excessive level they were, but still went up. I told my husband that I was going back to eating my coconut oil and other things that I know to be good for me and that I did not want to hear any flack from him on it. I don't think that being a diabetic makes you different in the way you eat computes with him. In the meantime, everyone around me (family and close friends) have adopted my way of eating (low carb at least) and have all lost weight. I'm actually very jealous because I still am unable to lose weight.

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You tell 'im, sister! That's what I do!

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I unfortunately allowed my husband to get to me regarding the amount of high fat I was taking in; even though when I began the lchf my cholesterol and trigs fell into place very nicely. I took statin drugs for years upon years and they never lowered my cholesterol the way eating high fat did. Since I cut back, my cholesterol has gone back up and my trigs did too; mind you not the excessive level they were, but still went up. I told my husband that I was going back to eating my coconut oil and other things that I know to be good for me and that I did not want to hear any flack from him on it. I don't think that being a diabetic makes you different in the way you eat computes with him. In the meantime, everyone around me (family and close friends) have adopted my way of eating (low carb at least) and have all lost weight. I'm actually very jealous because I still am unable to lose weight.
NayNay if your in Ketosis pretty sure you are the way your eating to kick start some weight loss you can try going ultra low fat on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2 days a week is not long enough for your body to throw you out of ketosis but it will turn inward and use your stored fat for fuel. Its really tough thing to do, if you think cutting carbs was rough it ain't nothing to all of a sudden go ultra low fat. I couldn't seem to eat enough but it did work in getting the weight loss started again. I don't mean to eat high carbs though. I ate for breakfast, 5 eggs microwaved in a bowl lightly coated with butter, then luch was low fat chicken breast and salads, dinner the same low fat chicken or turkey and veggies microwaved with no oil, butter or fats of any kind.

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NayNay, start measuring your body as well. You might be losing inches but not weight.

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Naynay:

Have you read Jimmy Moore's experience with years of failing to lose weight on VLC? He solved it by seriously increasing his fat intake and confirming full ketosis with a blood ketone meter. Weight loss was dramatic and immediate. And this after a years-long plateau.

From what you mentioned about difficulty in getting the fat down, I highly suspect this is exactly the problem. You can read about his solution in GREAT detail on his web site.

Another good thing: other than getting over the psychological hurdle of eating lots of fat, there is nothing difficult about it.

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This afternoon at work, the managers came around with ice cream treats for everyone, which I politely declined. One of the managers came by later and asked if I was sure; I told him I need to avoid sugar at all costs right now... and added that if they had been passing out bacon, I'd definitely have been up for that. He laughed, and said he would keep that in mind for next time. (He was kidding, but still...)

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Thanks for all the suggestions to kick start some weight loss.

I went to my cardiologist and diabetologist today. My recent blood work showed my A1C at 7.5 (slightly higher than the 7.2 few months ago), cholesterol didn't change (was around 340), trigs went down a bit more (in the 400's now from the 600's). The diabetologist was pleased with my A1C at this point. I told her it would probably have been lower had I not had the attack of diverticulitis, the injury to my trapezius (that I am still nursing after 3-4 weeks), and the swollen glands (that are just now beginning to get better). Sometimes it just seems like one thing after another

I have to return to see her in January. I explained to her about my trigs and cholesterol going up after backing off the high saturated fat somewhat (have still been eating nuts and avacadoes, but not as many, but backed off the CO, hwc a bit, and other good fats). I told her I was going back to how I ate in the beginning of lchf to see if this helps get me the results I'm looking for without drugs. As far as the weight loss, she said the only thing she could offer were weight loss drugs, or referral to bariatric surgery. I told her I did not want to take any more drugs than necessary and the surgery is a big fat NO WAY! I've worked too hard to get myself down to only the met and insulin, and my Zoloft for my anxiety/panic issues. Everything else I take is supplemental.

The cardiologist came in and I began by telling him that I know my cholesterol did not really change from last time, and explained the same thing I did to the other doctor. I told him I know he won't like what I'm saying regarding the increasing of high fat, but it worked in the beginning and when I backed off it that's when my numbers increased again. I said obviously it works for me. He did his examination and said that all my vitals check out good and that I really don't need to continue seeing him unless I have a problem. He said the diabetologist can keep him updated. Realistically, my bp is excellent (always has been), my pulse is good, my circulation is good, my heart and lungs sound good, I have no difficulties with breathing or chest discomforts, so without feeding me statins, really there is nothing he can do for me more. I appreciate all he has done, but I told him I will not take statins unless absolutely necessary, and I don't feel that it is necessary right now. My trigs are still high, but they continue to show a downward trend, and my cholesterol didn't change (and it's really not that much better from when I was taking statins for many years).

So in a nutshell, I'm going back to using my CO daily, adding cream cheese to whatever I can, using the HWC more, and sour cream wherever possible. I will eat my bacon more than once a week, and I'm going to eat the skin on the chicken!

Hopefully I can get back to exercise without exasperating my strained trapezius muscles and rotator cuff. Man, sometimes I sound like such a mess!

On a side note, I really hate being weighed on so many different scales. When I went to my regular doctor and found I had the diverticulitis in mid-July, I weighed in 20 lbs lighter on her scale than I did today at my doctor appointments. Now, I really doubt that I gained back 20 lbs in a month and a week! How is that possible? Clothes are still fitting just fine.

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