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Old 10-26-2011, 17:18   #91
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I myself have been previously brain washed into thinking just as you are thinking now. FOXL has just posted a good article concerning this topic you may want to take a look. Since being on a LC/HF diet my chl has gone down, my weight has gone down, I feel better in every respect. I feel so strongly about this that after my heart surgery I went full on LC/HF way of eating.
Where is the article that FOXL posted on the LC/HF diet? I am not too familar with this site and where everything is.

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The crux of the issue is that the "bad fat" propaganda has been force-fed to us for 50 years and it was a hoax to begin with (Google Ancel Keys). The only fats that are dangerous to our health are the man-made ones - trans fats & those bottles of glistening gold oil which have been mechanically & chemically processed beyond imagination, and then colored & deodorized so we can't tell how rancid & horrible they really are.

By sticking to natural fats with as little processing as possible, we are lowering our cholesterol and our blood sugar both, and losing weight besides. By making use of the natural unrefined products like butter, cream, coconut oil, etc., we improve our health day in and day out. So many of us have achieved lower lipids with this way-of-eating . . . it's just undeniable, and even some of our doctors are coming around to recognizing the truth that fats are NOT bad and they DON'T cause atherosclerosis. Dietary fat doesn't cause ANYthing - it represents only 15% of cholesterol anyhow, because our bodies themselves manufacture 85% of our cholesterol to begin with.




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Where is the article that FOXL posted on the LC/HF diet? I am not too familar with this site and where everything is.
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...lc-eaters.html

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Interesting article, Foxl - thanks for sharing.

I had another good day on the LC/HF diet.
FBG was 149
Breakfast was 4 oz of chicken salad

Didn't get hungry again for 6 hours!
BG before Lunch was 79
Lunch was "Taco Bake" from Linda's LC/HF recipes

BG before Supper was 70
Supper was 1 cup of Cottage Cheese, Vanilla Yogurt, and a few Blueberries

I know I need to add veggies, but right now I'm just not hungry and don't want to over-eat just for the sake of getting in all the "good stuff."

Nausea is still with me, but getting better every day.
I am LOVING this feeling of STABLE and NORMAL BGs all day.
It had been so long since I felt this, I had forgotten how wonderful it is.

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Day 4 of being 100% on the LC/HF diet.

Nausea has finally passed.

FBG was 123 (one of the lowest in a very long time)
Breakfast was Chicken Salad and Sugar-Free Gelatin

I had an appointment to keep and was afraid I would go hypo in the middle of the appt. after starting so low and then taking 20 units of Insulin with no carbs, so I popped a Glucose tablet before I left the house.
Glad I did b/c by the time I got back home, my BG was 82.

So, Lunchtime BG was 82.
Lunch was 1 cup of Cottage Cheese, Yoplait Yogurt and Blueberries.

I tested 2 hours later because I could feel the symptoms of "hypo" coming on.
BG was 70. YIKES!! My Doc wants me to call him immediately if I get to 70, but I didn't want to. I knew what to do.

So, I ate some more Chicken Salad - no carbs - no glucose tablets. I wanted to see if a "hypo" episode could be treated with no carbs.

It worked!! 20 minutes later, I was at 73, and my symptoms were going away. So, no need to panic and start pumping the carbs at 70. Maybe at a 50, but not a 70.

Anyway, Supper BG was 72.
Supper was 3 scrambled eggs and 4 strips of bacon.

Totally satisfied. No cravings for carbs like I thought I might have. No more nausea. Stomach is visibly shrinking, but I don't want to weigh - at least not yet. Best of all - I am LOVING this feeling of starting and staying in the Normal Zone!!

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fantastic! you're body is talking to you and you can trust it...it's an awesome feeling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for me I'm learning that a serious component of normal range BSL for me is SLEEP...

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fantastic! you're body is talking to you and you can trust it...it's an awesome feeling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for me I'm learning that a serious component of normal range BSL for me is SLEEP...
Thanks!!

I agree about the sleep. I'm trying to get my sleep into a regular pattern, but it's very hard to do.

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ah huh same...I've never been a good sleeper but I'm pretending lol I can so my body might be fooled

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I just started low carb, actually started no carb diet but couldn't find any food in the house that would work for that. I started Counting my carbs and yesterday I only had 100 for the whole day.. Big change for me. Eating three times the veggies and felt full, great feeling. Sugars still around 120 but better than the 160 I was starting to hit after meals. Where do I find all the low carb stuff, like flour. Do I need to search the local grocery store? Or are they are natural health stores?

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The flour we're used to is made from wheat which is a disaster for diabetics. We usually switch to nut flours like almond, coconut, flaxseed meal, etc. Regular groceries may sell some low carb items - one I use has begun stocking Walden Farm products - but we often have to order online to get what we need. Both Amazon.com and Netrition.com have good variety.

I had to clear my kitchen of all the high-carb foods, and replace with things like deviled eggs, plain hot wings (no breading), avocados, s/f jello, cheese of all kinds, and nuts, olives, etc.

If you need to include fiber in your meal plan, you can use vegetables like celery, asparagus, artichokes, broccoli & cauliflower, etc., which are low-carb and can be eaten with a nice rich ranch or bleu cheese dip, which are high-fat and very good for diabetes plans too. If you'd rather cook your veggies, then switch out the dip for some delicious homemade hollandaise sauce. While zero carb is theoretically possible, it's good to get our fiber from our diet & not have to buy commercial products to keep things moving.




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