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Old 11-18-2012, 00:25   #31
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Im a little concerned about uping the fat intake, as I like to keep really healthy and workout 6 times a week, I dont really want to eat a whole lot.of cheese as unfortunatly an illness I had as a child left me with a irritable bowel and I easily get constipated. What are some "healthy" alternatives for uping my fat intake?

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Don't be afraid of fat. It's a good choice for fuel and will allow you to perform better when it comes to endurance style exercise.

Go to dietdoctor.com/lchf for the basics of increasing your fat intake.

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If you mean 'healthy alternatives' to using fat in your meals, there aren't any. But you can increase your fat intake without cheese; if other dairy products don't cause issues, go big with butter, heavy cream, sour cream, etc., mayonnaise too. Just make sure you aren't buying processed low-fat or fat-free products.

Dietary fats will increase your energy and decrease the hunger pangs. They are not a health risk . . . this post outlines how the 'bad fats' myth got started and still persists, and you can take these facts to your own search engine to confirm.

As long as you low-carb, you can include high-fat without any concerns of compromising your health.




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Am I correct in what I am reading that you are taking one unit for each gram of carb or are you taking one unit of insulin for each 15 grams of carbs you are eating. When you say 1:1 or1:2 it seems like a lot of insulin to take. Are you using the exchange method for counting carbs? If you are you might want to learn how to count carb grams using a method called carb factors. Using a gram scale and counting carbs using carb factors is much more accurate than using the exchange method.

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I do believe im having too much insulin (having alot of lows) but to be honest I have been told to count carbs but never told how. So I pretty much am guessing and going by trial and error. I have an appointment with a diabetic educator (first time in 6 years) and I believe they are going to enrol me in the "daphnee" program. But until then I am guessing.... Is there anything online that can teach me the correct way?

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Reading a few posts here will help you a lot, but Blood Sugar 101 will tell you a lot more than any diabetic educator or dietician can. You can buy one of several books here in the states and no doubt there, some purse sized or just learn certain foods you should not have like breads, cereals, potatoes, rice or deserts of any kind unless you make them yourself (great recipes in our recipe section) or any other food containing flour or grains) will go a long way in educating yourself. Oh, and root vegetables generally like potatoes. It seems we are pretty safe eating above the ground vegetables like spinach, brussell spouts, lettuce, etc. are safe. Fruit's are bad until you test them individually. This will guide you until you test before, 1 hr. after and two after and log to see what you can safely eat.

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I do believe im having too much insulin (having alot of lows) but to be honest I have been told to count carbs but never told how. So I pretty much am guessing and going by trial and error. I have an appointment with a diabetic educator (first time in 6 years) and I believe they are going to enrol me in the "daphnee" program. But until then I am guessing.... Is there anything online that can teach me the correct way?
When I first started low-carbing for diabetes, I went on the Atkins Inductin/Phase I diet - because it was all mapped out for me - I had a list of low-carb food, including their carb count. It was a good place to start because I didn't have to do any calculating or looking things up.

I printed the food list directly from their website.

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I believe they are going to enrol me in the "daphnee" program. But until then I am guessing.... Is there anything online that can teach me the correct way?
Here is the DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) website - DAFNE Home - but not sure how much this helps. You need to get the classes, so I'd prompt them to hurry up & get you enrolled!

There may be others here who have used DAFNE, and can tell you more about it & how well it works.




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