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Old 03-27-2012, 15:49   #51
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I am presently of the opinion that for some of us with significant resistance, that weight loss might be facilitated by caloric restriction.
Honestly, I think I fall in this category. My challenge is to find a dietary balance that keeps me satiated enough, with fewer calories, so it's sustainable. If I don't find that, then I will default to what I was doing that kept me at a higher weight than I wanted (by 40 lbs) but I wasn't gaining, ate well, had energy, and my bg not perfect but A1C in the 5's.

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I discovered that I couldn't eat only macadamia nuts and stay under 30 gms of carbs, as they have too many carbs even though they have very few, and get enough to eat. I ended up eating only macadamias, eggs, cream, and bacon, but also ended up around 2000 calories. And, for the past two days where I've been around 2000, my BG has been back up in the high 90s, instead of the 80s.

I swear, I am going to figure this out. I'm going to get it back into the 80s by fat fasting today, and tomorrow if necessary, then add back one food at a time, or maybe 100 calories at a time if I can stand it. It's driving me crazy.

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I discovered that I couldn't eat only macadamia nuts and stay under 30 gms of carbs, as they have too many carbs even though they have very few, and get enough to eat. I ended up eating only macadamias, eggs, cream, and bacon, but also ended up around 2000 calories. And, for the past two days where I've been around 2000, my BG has been back up in the high 90s, instead of the 80s.

I swear, I am going to figure this out. I'm going to get it back into the 80s by fat fasting today, and tomorrow if necessary, then add back one food at a time, or maybe 100 calories at a time if I can stand it. It's driving me crazy.
Personally, I think 90s are just fine unless your A1C is high. I wouldn't put myself through any grief just to get from the 90s to the 80s. In fact, when I'm doing my "best" and processing as little glucose as possible, I am more likely to be in the 90s than the 80s. I think that is my "correct" place to be. When my diet is really correct, I'm processing so little glucose that perhaps my body keeps a little more in my blood just in case of some sudden need.

Sometimes (like recently), I start "cheating" a little like eating a date once or twice a day or some raisins with my nuts. Not to the point of losing ketosis, but a few more carbs than usual. When this happens, I get lower numbers like 80 between meals and even 70s in the morning. BUT, when in this mode, I have less energy and don't feel as good. I don't think we should fret about anything under 100. Not just because its possibly obsessive, it might not even be optimal.

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Sometimes (like recently), I start "cheating" a little like eating a date once or twice a day or some raisins with my nuts. Not to the point of losing ketosis, but a few more carbs than usual. When this happens, I get lower numbers like 80 between meals and even 70s in the morning. BUT, when in this mode, I have less energy and don't feel as good.
I wish my mind wouldn't desert me at times like this, but I remember another member posted just yesterday about being more alert/energetic when running slightly higher - I just can't remember who or where. Come out, come out, whoever you are!


<edit> Thanks to Mark, I'm able to add a link to the post from the other member.





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YES! NotBubba said it! Thanks again, Mark . . . you have a fulltime job tailing me up this week!




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IMHO, I truly believe that the weight loss aspect of diabetes is just as unique and specific as eating LCHF. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. I have great difficulty with losing weight, even though I've given up all grain and have substantially cut back on portion sizes and the amount I eat totally in a day's time. Now, my non-diabetic husband has cut off 70 lbs. from his 6' frame over the past two years by doing this. He of course doesn't eat as low carb as I do, nor does he eat as HF as I do either, but I do not delve heavily into the high fat part because I do have difficulties with lipids. Even though my lipids have drastically improved over the past six months, I still don't feel comfortable with too high of an intake of fat. I've also substantially cut back on my protein intake. My body is adjusting to less food and I'm not hungry most of the time. Sometimes I'm having to have to force myself to eat something because I know I cannot skip eating completely. It is getting to that point however with me. Yet, with all that I've given up and all that I've cut back on, I still struggle to lose even 1 lb. I know that I'm on insulin, and by nature insulin's job will store fat, but that is what I mean about some obtaining great results and great weight loss within the first six months of adopting this WOE and others who continue to struggle.

I don't believe, and never did, that just because you eat LCHF does not give us the right to over indulge. Everything in moderation has always been key. Remember, nuts are better for you, but they are also contain a good amount of calories in just a small handful.

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I drastically changed my diet for the past 3 weeks. CO in my coffee, heavy cream, 2 cheese sticks for breakfast. Nothing to eat till lunch. Green salad with high fat dressing or a couple more cheese sticks. Dinner is a small piece of protein mostly eggs. I have lost 13 lbs so far. Some days I am hungry though and will eat some additional cheese or a slim jim.

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I drastically changed my diet for the past 3 weeks. CO in my coffee, heavy cream, 2 cheese sticks for breakfast. Nothing to eat till lunch. Green salad with high fat dressing or a couple more cheese sticks. Dinner is a small piece of protein mostly eggs. I have lost 13 lbs so far. Some days I am hungry though and will eat some additional cheese or a slim jim.
I've been eating like this for a couple of months with less success, although I do eat more for dinner than you. I'm addicted to the CO in my coffee now.

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