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Old 01-06-2015, 16:21   #1
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Here goes one more thread so more people can see.

As some of you know i am trying to figure out why i feel bad on LCHF. I am also checking if it is due to to little fats etc.


I just had a piece of bread and felt much better, my question is next.

Should i maybe add some carbs up ( i dont go over 30 per day )
cause my body acnt handle still this low carb diet? ( i was on 300 per day before )

Maybe something like 60( btw i dont spike when i have 60 grams of carbs , even if it is bread - i stay beetwen 6-8).

Maybe my body still cant handle this low carbs and it needs couple of months to get adjusted?

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DM? What I have to say to this is: Stop starting new threads just so people can see. Okay? Stop it.

And stop looking for excuses to eat more carbs. Carbs kill diabetics.




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Here goes one more thread so more people can see.

As some of you know i am trying to figure out why i feel bad on LCHF. I am also checking if it is due to to little fats etc.


I just had a piece of bread and felt much better, my question is next.

Should i maybe add some carbs up ( i dont go over 30 per day )
cause my body acnt handle still this low carb diet? ( i was on 300 per day before )

Maybe something like 60( btw i dont spike when i have 60 grams of carbs , even if it is bread - i stay beetwen 6-8).

Maybe my body still cant handle this low carbs and it needs couple of months to get adjusted?
Very unlikely. What is more likely is that you are just moving too fast. IMO, you should not make any sudden and drastic changes in diet. Make them incrementally. Move slowly and also don't leap to conclusions from short-term symptoms or discomfort when you have moved too fast. Give your body time to adjust to change.

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You were diagnosed with type 1 in 2000, right? With all your anxiety, possible mineral deficiencies, etc., have you been screened for celiac disease? Ten percent of those with type 1 have celiac disease. They share the same genes and you do not have to have intestinal issues! Autoimmune diseases can continue to develop throughout your life.

If you do request testing, be sure it is a complete panel. The University of Chicago's celiac website (a leading researcher) is a good source of information.

I encourage you to research celiac disease. The LCHF diet should not make you feel bad after the initial adjustment. Something else may be going on.

As far as how many carbs? Everyone is different. You have to test every food that you eat. Be sure that the bulk of your carbs comes from veggies.

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More likely you feel better with slightly higher blood sugar levels. It sounds like false lows to me. I went through that... Where I just felt much better in the 90s and low 100s than I did in the 70s and 80s. It's false and it takes time to acclimate your body to the lower numbers. Just hang in there. I know it's hard, but you will get past this.

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Bree

Maybe you are right with this!!


But i dont know how, but i felt much better first 2 weeks of Keto, (ate around 60 grams of carbs per day ) Now i feel worse .. why i have no idea.

I am already taking magneisum due to magnesium deficiency ( i take 800mgr per day as doctor said )

Potassium i take once a day ... sodium i added 2 g of salt, but still feel bad.

Yesterday as i said i took piece of bread and felt better.

Today also.

So i have 2 options - to back down a little bit with amount of carbs ( even if i take 2 pieces of bread my sugar doesnt spike it stays in range for BG levels are not problem for me )

Or to push like this ... and see what happens. Add more fat (already on 210 grams ).

So weak cant even lift 2kg bottle

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Sometimes when you go lower in carbs too quickly, it can make you feel like dirt. So there are two options:
1) power on through it. Be sure you're getting plenty of fluids, salt, and potassium so you don't get hyponatremic (dehydrated, which can affect your kidneys), and enough natural fat to replace the carbs you're not eating. OR
2) Increase your carbs SLIGHTLY. Do NOT eat bread, pasta, or sugary things to increase your carbs. Eat more veggies, a little (and I do mean a LITTLE) reheated potato or reheated rice or winter squash, a handful of berries, a small slice of melon.

Keep an eye on your meter. As you begin to feel better you can start to taper off the extra carbs again to meet your blood sugar goals.

If you go back up to eating too many carbs or eating bread, pasta, sugary stuff, you will never succeed in getting your diabetes under control through diet. All of the meds have side effects, so the less you need to take the better.

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If you go back up to eating too many carbs or eating bread, pasta, sugary stuff, you will never succeed in getting your diabetes under control through diet..
I wholeheartedly agree.

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