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Old 07-29-2013, 08:42   #1
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Default How long are you eating LCHF way ?

I am eating LCHF last 5 months after diagnosed.HbA1C down from 8 to 5.4 and I feel more in control of my BG . Can you share how long you are living LCHF way ?

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About 3-1/2 years.

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I started reducing my carbs significantly about 3 months ago, but didn't really get to what I'd call low carbs till 2 months ago. I was really resisting it, being I was told by my nutritionist I should eat a certain amount of carbs and I was already below that. But I simply couldn't eat more than about 30 carbs per meal and get my BG numbers into my target range. At that point though I was on pretty much of a starvation diet, because I was still not eating much fat, again due to trying to keep as close as possible to the guidelines set by my nutritionist. In reading more and more here, I decided to up my fat content very recently. I still haven't calculated the percentages, but I guess you could say that I'm now on a LCHF diet, and have been so for a week or two, perhaps a bit longer, depending on exactly where you draw the line.

Too early to say much about it for me, but I do like the increased freedom it gives me in eating more foods. And ultimately I'd need to go to LCHF anyways, just by default. Reason being, I will get to my target body weight before long, and I cannot keep up a starvation diet or I'd eventually be nothing but skin and bones. So for maintenance mode, I'll need a more normal caloric intake. I cannot tolerate many carbs, and by all accounts I've been reading, eating more protein isn't wise, which only leaves fats to increase so I get to a target range in calories.

Well, I'm not sure if I'll stay on the LCHF for the near term, simply because it looks like my weight loss may be stalling out, and I definitely would like to get down to my ideal weight as soon as practically possible. But it's a nice experiment at the moment. I'll give it a bit more time to see if the weight loss picks up or not. If not I'll probably reduce my fats enough to lose weight again and then return to full LCHF later. Though I've seen a lot of people swear by the LCHF diet for losing weight, so maybe I'll be fine to remain as is.

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Almost three years to the day.

I can't conceive of reverting to high carb (and that applies even in the miraculous eventuality that my diabetes were to disappear tomorrow (it won't))

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I've been LCHF for about 4 months. I'm learning to reduce my insulin (bolus first, now basal) to match, as I've gained about 12 lbs in that time. So dr. and I concluded I must be eating to the insulin. I need to lose that plus another 15.

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Oh, I almost forgot, by going LCHF (not sure exactly how much the HF part contributed), I've been able to get off of my insulin. 3 months after starting. And that's a huge reversal from my diabetes getting worse and worse over a period of 8 years.

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I started eating LC shortly after I saw what carbs did to my BG. That was in 2000 when i finely saw an MD and was put on insulin.

So 13 years

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Over 4 years, now!

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