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Old 05-07-2016, 18:28   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm still learning and trying to bring my BG to acceptable levels. I just need some advice. I'm not eating any carbs from bread etc except for the LCHF bread I make. I'm sticking to a pretty strict eating plan but just not sure on how much fat I should be eating daily and the right sources. I'm not on any medication at present but I'm worried about that as my Fasting BG is never under 126 7.0 Also when I drink lemon juice of a morning it will help a great deal with my BG..is this my imagination? I also read about when you should test , one hour after the first bite or one hour after you finish eating however Read different opinions on that one. Would you be able to share with me what you all would eat on a typical day? also any tips that work for you. I believe I may be affected by the Ol dawn phenomenon thingy. I get worried about my future. This is very scary.

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My diet consists of various meats, fish, nuts, dairy and vegetables - in as many combinations as energy allows There are great examples of LCHF meals within the What's for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner sticky threads.

For fats, I get mine from what occurs naturally in the above foods (always full-fat dairy) and butter (or ghee), olive oil and coconut oil. I use the later as much as possible.

For me, diabetes was scary only before I learned how to manage it and saw the results of doing so. Once the mystery was taken out of that (LCHF works!) and my numbers were decent, the fear and concern evaporated.

What scares you the most? Maybe we can help

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Breakfast, 2 eggs scrambled in either butter or bacon grease, 2-3 slices of bacon
Lunch Chef Salad with 1.5 cups lettuce (romaine usually) chopped chicken and ham, shredded cheese, tomatos and cucumbers full fat bleu cheese dressing
Dinner, Whatever meat for dinner, 1.5 cups veggies, either steamed with butter, or salad, or green beans with bacon grease.

If I want a snack, I will either have some olives, or walnuts with cream cheese. maybe a dill pickle or make some cheddar cheese "crackers" by microwaving on parchment paper til brown draining and cooling and breaking it up.

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Thank you Moon and Katieboosma
I think I'm scared Moon because what I'm eating now goes against everything I was taught to believe and even taught my kids. It's funny how you can turn a blind eye when your busy and think to yourself that what doctors tell you and even governments...is correct, and safe and never question it. As I am reading and studying more about what we thought was good for you, I'm a little horrified. I was a carb junkie, loved my bread and pasta etc. I read how much sugar brown bread has and how many carbs and I near hyperventilated I make my husbands bread now. At least I know what has gone in it.
It's early days for me I know but I worry how long I have actually had diabetes and not known and how much damage has already been done. I've had family take it lightly and hint I am over reacting by taking my BG twice after every meal and the fact that I have completely cut carbs and sugar worries them too that I am not eating a healthy balanced diet. I know I am. It's just thrown a spanner in the works as you all would be familiar with. Thank you for sharing with me Moon and Katieboosmumma It is greatly appreciated.

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Even now, after several years eating LCHF, I still have that knee-jerk response to a certain food now and then. We were SO brainwashed that fats are bad. And these days of the "Whole Grain" propaganda. It's no wonder folks around us think that not eating what is commonly accepted as being "healthy" (aka: high carb/low-fat) is not good for us.

I sometimes literally cringe when I look at what's in people's baskets at the grocery store. They THINK they are doing right - everything low-fat. But it is evident from their large size that this really isn't working for them. Very sad.

Jazz - for your own peace of mind, try to push the past back there where it belongs. You are now on the right path to health and even if there was damage done, your new way of eating and controlling BG can only serve to help heal your body from this time forward.

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It's early days for me I know but I worry how long I have actually had diabetes and not known and how much damage has already been done. I've had family take it lightly and hint I am over reacting by taking my BG twice after every meal and the fact that I have completely cut carbs and sugar worries them too that I am not eating a healthy balanced diet.
I too wondered how long I had been doing damage to my body. When I was dx'ed, my A1c was 14.7 - pretty awful. I landed here, got control of it, and for the 5 yrs since my A1c has been in the 5's.

Fortunately, I have had no outward signs of damage. While I have issues with my eyes and feet, they're from other causes not diabetes.

Trite but true: we can't worry about what we have no control over (the past). But we can use it to scare us straight in the present.

As for reaction of family - that's pretty classic, but they'll get used to it. People in my life first thought I was being too obsessive, but in time stopped rolling their eyes

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Thank you Moon and Katieboosma I think I'm scared Moon because what I'm eating now goes against everything I was taught to believe and even taught my kids. It's funny how you can turn a blind eye when your busy and think to yourself that what doctors tell you and even governments...is correct, and safe and never question it. .
This scares me too. I'm a rule follower by nature so I naturally believe what govt, docs and media tell me. I research everything and now suspect they're not quite right about most things diabetes related and yet I still feel like I'm doing something quite radical by low carbing, eating so much fat. Today there was another research article in Australian media warning about eating meat. Two slices of bacon a day can take years off your life. I read this and I freak out. I'm conscious of how scientists can manipulate data to support any theory they may have. I struggle with knowing who to believe, who is right ? It's a gamble this nutrition thing. I've never been much for gambling. It keeps me awake at night.

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The turning point for me was getting the carb instructions to eat 160-180/day, which I knew would keep me on meds. Meds or no meds? That choice was easy, if initially confusing as to the why of such bad advice.

How could it be that something as prevalent and devastating as diabetes could be accompanied by such awful 'acceptable' advice? One road led to another.

My lightbulb moment:

Was in the pharmacy, a new diabetic, and saw the diabetes section. Cool! Diabetes stuff! I saw a small can of something called Glucerna. Awesome! What will this do? Turned and looked at ingredients/nutrition - >20 carbs for 8 oz? Whoa! Who makes this stuff? What could it possibly do? Looked at the mfg: Abbott Laboratories. Stunned.

A pharmaceutical company, who profits if I buy meds/insulin/whatever to control my diabetes, peddles high-carb drinks in the pharmacy to diabetics. And the pharmacy allows it. If the structure would support something like this, which my body and common sense knows is terrible for me ... I knew then I'd be a fool to ignore the motive of for-profit and what big pharma will do to get it.

That led to my willingness to question =everything=!

Have a read of this thread - the full study is linked in the last post, and an Australian is quoted

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If you look hard enough you can find studies that question low carb and keto long term. The fact that Jenny Ruhl who I respect greatly has come out questioning low carb and saying that it does not work for everyone puts doubt in my mind. Keto was designed for a specific purpose and I believe is not something you do on your own. If I go low carb I still doubt I will be able to return my bg numbers to normal. Maybe I'll be able to reduce them from the atrocious level they're at now but at what cost? Higher blood pressure ? If I stay on metformin it looks like I won't be able to leave my house (based on my previous experience)...my life might be longer but won't it be fun staying chained to the bathroom.

What works for one person might not work for the next. I'm envious of people that have found something that works for them and I think we'll done for persisting on your own despite all the pressure to do it the mainstream way. I'm just not there yet. Maybe I am on the right track by being here but my main issue is analysis paralysis and a major case of self doubt.

I'm with you on big pharma and I can definitely see that it's in a doctor's best interest to keep us sick and coming back continually for adjustment. It's is all about money and you can't trust anyone, not even your doctor these days. No wonder we are depressed and anxious. I really feel like we have to struggle alone. It's been good to come here and read people's successes but I'm not seeing much from the people with less than stellar numbers.

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In the main, it isn't the doctor who benefits from big pharm.'s drugs...they, in the main go into med school to help us and are trying to help us and have been brainwashed as have we by the low carb/low fat history. I found a new cardiologist who thought the idea of the diet was wonderful but told me he had a horrible time convincing his patients to eat LC/HF was almost impossible. The drug makers benefit by us eating the way we're told...

Read Bloodsugar101.com and check her sources to educate yourself and then decide.. The phrase, 'follow the money' is most appropriate here. Wheat growers, et al, worldwide gain so much from convincing us that eating grains is so healthy too.

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