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Would you LCFH eater keep your WOE if you didnít have D ?

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Old 06-02-2014, 16:53   #1
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Default Would you LCFH eater keep your WOE if you didnít have D ?

I think I am getting to the point that I would stick with this diet even if I magically didnít have D. Seems like a silly thing to ask myself but when I make recommendation and talk to others about how I eat etc. I want to be honest with myself and them and say if I would or wouldnít still eat this way if I didnít have to. I am kind of torn about it. Ultimately I think I would mainly stick with it but have some cheat foods I add back in. However I think the main benefit is being in Ketosis, which means you cant really cheat very much so I am not sure how strict I would be if I didnít have to be for immediate medical reasons. Another way to asks this is if you had an clone or identical twin without D should they also be eating this way given all of the health improvements we have gotten from switching to this diet? What about our kids? I think everyone should eat way less sugar and carbs and more healthy fat but should everyone be in Ketosis all the time if they donít have to be for BG control?

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My decision was made when I realized that LCHF had eliminated all the gastric issues I've had all these years. Diabetes or not, it's been worth it to be rid of all the reflux, bloating, belching, farting . . . I would never go back & risk all that returning. Not even to mention the effect it's had on my cholesterol, and that's without taking statins.

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Now, prior to my brush with DKA, I didn't have much of an issue with diet (or so I thought). So I don't fear the return of discomfort were I to revert to my pre-D eating.

That said, no way would I go back to a diet rich in carbohydrate. The high fat approach, used flexibly and competently (needs a good cook and I got one!) is a lot better tasting and satisfying than a sugar rich chemical approach.

So - yes, I'd stick with this approach with or without diabetes.

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Getting rid of the acid reflux would make me stick to this diet, just like Shanny. And the reduced gas is SO GREAT. If I happen to eat a lot of carbs, the pain of the acid reflux is SO BAD and I can't imagine how I lived with that daily.

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I'd stay LCHF just because of the other health benefits. I would probably add more retrograded taters and beans to the diet.
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I would certainly stay with the LCHF MOE even without pre diabetes.

Still have to deal with heart problems, metabolic syndrome, and the LCHF is good for these issues as well.

I would need to be a nutter to return to the old and totally unsuitable , HCLF MOE
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Absolutely! I don't even test glucose much any more. Ketones are the new glucose. I just want to hit "red" every PM. There are so manyh advantages to keto besides BG. I don't want to get Alzheimer's. Nice to be unable to remember what hunger feels like. I'd never change a thing.
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That's funny because this came up with my pushy non-diabetic friend who has been chastising me for eating low carbs because his type 2 diabetic family's doctor has been advising his family otherwise.

He said, "Oh you're on that diet only because of your health problems" and I started to say that it's actually good for everyone, but I realized at that point there would be no getting through to him.

I absolutely would be LCHF if I were not diabetic and in a weird way I'm grateful I was given this diagnosis otherwise I would have never known about this and even if I did, I wouldn't have started and stuck with it as I am now.

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I'd loosen up some. Maybe allow myself 50g of carbs a day rather than 20.

I'd definitely stay on LCHF though. I've seen so many benefits besides keeping my BG in control that there is no way I could go back to a high carb diet.

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I'd pretty much stay on the diet, altho' I might return to an occasional Coke, but maybe not…I'll bet they would be too sweet now. I can't stand the diet ones because of that. It has made my weight management to much easier!

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