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Old 04-23-2014, 13:38   #1
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I do wonder how long term adherence to a low carb diet will pan out for me. This woe is not easy, but neither are complications from diabetes. Some posters on this forum have adhered consistently to this woe for years and have the results to show for it with normal or near normal a1c and lipid levels. Hopefully, I will be one of them 2 months as well as 2 years from now.

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Other than the grocery bill I've found this WOE fairly easy to adapt to. What about it do you find challenging?

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Time and consistency will tell if this woe is maintainable for me. As with any diet (woe, lifestyle, whatever), statistically 95% fail after a period of time, LC/HF included. I'm not being negative, just pragmatic, and remain hopeful.

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Well, I find LC/HF more sustainable than any other diet and wouldn't lump it in with the other 95%.

I have to say, if it werent for my smartphone apps that help me track and manage my foods and fat/protein/carb ratios, my exercise, my blood sugar and blood pressure I would probably fall on the side of cautious skepticism as well, but with these tools I am in TOTAL control. There is never a time that I don't know what I'm doing or how It's affecting me and that's power!

Not only does it give you encoragement when you see the progress, it also helps you quicky get back in line should your path deviate in any way.

Are you using any tools other than your meter?

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If the grocery bill's getting to be a thorn in your side, make sure you're shopping smart. I always buy two or three of whatever kind of meat is on sale and then freeze one. It makes it much more affordable.

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LCHF 14 years for me I like it

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Like any lifestyle change, it takes time for it to become "natural". Giving up LCHF has consequences that will not be pleasant. Two months is not really long enough for this WOE to have become a lifestyle. You're still feeling your way through this.

Come here often and read about others struggles and successes. This forum is what keeps me consistently motivated. There aren't any other diabetics I know of who eat LCHF so there's no-one to "talk" to about this. The forum fills this void.

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To address the myths, I got quite a laugh at these two statements.

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Myth #3: Weight loss on controlled carbohydrate eating plans is caused by calorie restriction.

Myth #9: Weight maintenance is impossible on a controlled carbohydrate eating program.
How about this: weight loss by high carb/low fat IS DEFINITELY a starvation diet. If "they" think this is a bad thing with LCHF, why don't they think the same of HC/LF??????

And weight maintenance on "their" HC/LF diet is sustainable???? I think NOT. I don't know anyone who has gone through, say, Weight Watchers... lost weight.. and then didn't gain it all back and more.

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Funny how we are so brainwashed by our country's diets that we think that eating any other way long term is impossible. Look how servings and food trends have changed over the years. If anything, many of us are going back to the way our ancestors ate. If I moved to another country, most likely I would adapt. Certain ethnic group's have kept their WOE after migrating to my country, for example. Look at how the "fat free" craze changed everything!

We are ever evolving. Eating carbs is neither desirable nor possible at this stage of my life. I came to terms a lot faster with this WOE once I accepted my body's limitations and my disease. Now, I dont find it hard at all- it is quite natural and makes me feel better. I just block out the advertising and have devalued carbs.

Over the last 35 years, I ate a lifetime of carbs. I've had enough!

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