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Old 08-04-2014, 21:00   #1
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As you can imagine, I've been testing testing testing this week. FBG was down to 146 this morning. I've only seen that number a few times in the last couple months. Its been high as 180 but usually around 160.
Today was the first day in several months I had a almond/meal flax pancake with butter and Walden's sf syrup.
1 hr - 180
2 hr 205
3 hr 166
Won't be doing that again! It wasn't many carbs, under 5, but something about the almond flax that is definitely not working for now.

Anyway, I'm going to have a 500 calorie zero carb (well close) day tomorrow and see what happens. Planning to eat only 1 egg cooked in butter, salmon 4 oz, roast beef 4 oz and lots of water. maybe some lettuce if I need to crunch on something.

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I am one of the ones who stop losing weight on LCHF as soon as my glycogen stores adjust to the lower levels. Pre-DX between January and September in 2012 I lost 50 pounds eating roughly 500 calories every other day. I am a huge proponent of IF. Done properly, IF is ketogenic...it produces the same health benefits as LCHF (arthritis and asthma get better, signs of inflammation reduce, etc, etc).

I kept the lost weight off by having less freqent low calorie days through 2013. I still have a low calorie day (around 800) a day or two a week.

I am not in. I lost another 15 pounds after DX and am down to a size 2/0. Really don't want to lose any more weight. But, I will cheer you on (and offer advice if requested).

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I am one of the ones who stop losing weight on LCHF as soon as my glycogen stores adjust to the lower levels. Pre-DX between January and September in 2012 I lost 50 pounds eating roughly 500 calories every other day. I am a huge proponent of IF. Done properly, IF is ketogenic...it produces the same health benefits as LCHF (arthritis and asthma get better, signs of inflammation reduce, etc, etc).

I kept the lost weight off by having less freqent low calorie days through 2013. I still have a low calorie day (around 800) a day or two a week.

I am not in. I lost another 15 pounds after DX and am down to a size 2/0. Really don't want to lose any more weight. But, I will cheer you on (and offer advice if requested).
I wasn't asking anyone to join me, just wondering people's thoughts. I get such good info here!

Right now I'm just eating like this for tomorrow and really watching the meter. And I'm only eating a little meat or eggs the rest of the day, with fat of course.

I think I am going to have to eat less protein to get the numbers down. I used to eat a lot more (old Atkins habits die hard "You can eat as much as you like as long as its not a carb")
I have to find a WOE I can live with as I'm learning and tweaking.

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I wasn't asking anyone to join me, just wondering people's thoughts. I get such good info here!

Right now I'm just eating like this for tomorrow and really watching the meter. I think I am going to have to eat less protein to get the numbers down. I used to eat a lot more (old Atkins habits die hard "You can eat as much as you like as long as its not a carb")
I have to find a WOE I can live with as I'm learning and tweaking.
I try to eat around 3.5 oz of protein. Protein changes in glucose, it just metabolizes slower. I take insulin and I bolus for it by dividing the weight by half, then that's how many units I take.

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I never did Atkins so I'm not familiar with 'eat as much as you like as long as its not a carb', but I can tell you that if you follow LCHF, you eat when you're hungry, and you don't eat when you aren't hungry. And you eat until you're full - not gorged, but full. This is contingent on eating LOW carbs and HIGH fats. Not medium or moderate . . . the carbs must be low and the fats must be high. Many of us use the ratio of 85% fats, 10% protein, 5% carbs.




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I'm a fan of IF. I've learned that it's ok not to eat 3, 4, or however many meals we're told to. I'm not usually hungry when I first wake up. When I was a kid, my mom used to make me eat breakfast but on my own and for years now it's coffee only in the morning. "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...yada yada" Maybe but I try now to only eat when I'm hungry.

I found some good info on Dr Peter Attia's website, sometimes he skips a day and that's ok. Love it.

I also found Fast-5 by researching IF. The 5 references a 5 hour eating window. For me I go 2 PM to 7 PM. You can pick your own time span.

I just feel better when I eat like this. I'm learning to pay attention to how I feel rather than the sketchy info we've been given.

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IF has a lot of benefits, but I'm not very sure about the 500 calorie /day that you are thinking of restricting to. You can search for threads on "Fat Fast" on the forum and a lot of interesting posts will open up. Even there, a 1000 calorie / day is advised.

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