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Old 12-09-2013, 02:44   #1
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I have been following the lchf for over 3 months and eating to my meter. I have lost 31 lbs which I am happy about but don't want to lose any more than a few pounds.

I have read lots about the diet but am still struggling with adding the fats. Any favorite ideas to keep me stable without adding the weight back? I am not a fan of fat on meat. Trying but it is just not for me. I have purchased some coconut oil. I was eating a fair amount of full fat cheese but now I am concerned that I am taking in too much protein!
I'm getting there but still so much to learn!
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On LCHF the body will come to it's own conclusion of ideal weight & stop losing any more. If you are actually following the ketogenic diet most recommended here (C 10%, P 20%, F 70%) and want to stop any further weight loss, you could slowly start with increasing your carb intake.

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I have the same problem with meat. Cant eat the fat, and don't eat much meat other than chicken. May be why my energy levels are not always great, but I try hard with lots of butter and cheese. I get rather tired by 5-6pm, and a lie down for half an hour does the trick. I don't sleep, I just rest.

I hope it doesn't affect me in other ways, which may not be obvious now.

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On LCHF the body will come to it's own conclusion of ideal weight & stop losing any more. If you are actually following the ketogenic diet most recommended here (C 10%, P 20%, F 70%) and want to stop any further weight loss, you could slowly start with increasing your carb intake.
... or increase your protein intake a little. The effect is the same (supplies more glucose) but may be safer for a diabetic as it is slow-arriving glucose.

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Hi skb Thanks for the info. I don't know if I am at the ratio you describe. Getting to the 70% fat has been hard for me plus I suffered a lot from nausea due to the metformin. Seem to be over that now but it took months.

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I have the same problem with meat. Cant eat the fat, and don't eat much meat other than chicken. May be why my energy levels are not always great, but I try hard with lots of butter and cheese. I get rather tired by 5-6pm, and a lie down for half an hour does the trick. I don't sleep, I just rest.

I hope it doesn't affect me in other ways, which may not be obvious now.

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Hi Tish;
Chicken is my go to meat as well. This week I made a roast and right now I have a meatloaf in the oven I adjusted the ingredients a bit on the meatloaf so we will see how that turns out! haha. I miss just being lazy and making a sandwich!

I don't think you need to worry about any adverse effects as your numbers look really good. I believe getting regular bloodwork done would alert you to any changes going on with your body.

Glad you like my avatar. It is my grandson feeding his buddy Hank.

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... or increase your protein intake a little. The effect is the same (supplies more glucose) but may be safer for a diabetic as it is slow-arriving glucose.

Thanks Salim. I may try and add a bit more protein. I am still scared of carbs. I loved looking at your AIC and seeing how it dropped. Mine was 9.1 August 1st and I will go for another one in a few weeks (will keep me honest over Christmas!). I would be excited to see something under 7.0

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Hi there, I've read your forum thread on this and some associated websites but want to know by following this what are your cholesterol levels while following it. I cooked a meal last night following the rules, my b/ g levels were 7.9 before and then 2 hours later still 7.9 . Unfortunately I woke up to 10.9 my body had a sugar party overnight !

It would be lovely to hear the cholesterol levels don't increase, I am hoping to follow it for a couple of weeks to see if i get some results as dead tired of taking mixture of meds.

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LCHF increases your HDL and decreases your triglycerides. As for your LDL, LCHF will foster large fluffy particles of LDL and these are the good ones - they cause no harm. If your doctors disagree, then they should be made to order one of the tests for particle size.

Moving on, your triglycerides will drop through the floor because it's the carbs which raise triglycerides. But it won't be in a coupla weeks - you'll need to commit to LCHF and it could take several months - even a year for some of us - to see the cholesterol results. When my doc viewed my lipids profile last year, he exclaimed, 'You did it without statins!' He was so excited, and he's now on board with LCHF!

And that little 'sugar party' was caused by all the carbs you've been eating over the weeks/months before - not your meal last night. Your liver has maximum glyogen reserves built up from years of carb consumption. Any time it thinks you're getting a little lower than your usual higher levels, it will happily start converting that glycogen into glucose and pouring it into your bloodstream. That's what was going on while you were asleep.




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Thx for that, very interesting and I will feel motivated now when I wake with high sugar levels that my liver is depleting its stocks of sugar. I'm on board and excited to see some results, I must admit it's really hard to get my head around the high fat but will enjoy every moment

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