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Old 08-30-2017, 15:43   #11
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I noticed in your posts that you never mentioned 'Fats'! Have you increased your intake of fats?

Many of us, when we were first starting LCHF, avoided increases in fat intake! I learned that it was a big mistake to go low carb only....we all have been brainwashed by the media, big Pharm's, and even our health professionals that eating fat is bad!

We now know this is not true and in fact going low carb without fat is usually a guarantee of future failure at low carb eating. The cravings for carbs will not go away, unless you offset it with fats. Then in time you breakdown and get off the LCHF!

I used to be a big bread eater, had to have it at every meal! Eggs was one of those 'have to have bread' meals for me also! What happened to me first was after a meal with toast, my blood sugar would spike.

Then I finally got smart, thanks to people on this website, and I started eating my eggs with bacon, ham, or even steak plus my coffee with heavy cream (adding fat, lots of fat) What I found was that I really was full, even over full, stuffed...and the toast no longer seemed important! The desire to have toast for me, I found out, was not a mental desire, but an honest physical craving for carbs....adding fat kills that craving!

Are you eating extra fat with your meals?

Just sharing my experience....hope it helps in some way!

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Old 09-01-2017, 12:35   #12
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Ahhhh - this is a very good point @div2live as I do know that this is the case in the LCHF diet however, I have found it extremely difficult to probably increase my fats as much as I need to.

1. because I am not a huge meat eater anyway, so much fat is coming from full fat options of food I already eat such as cheese, yogurt, coconut/peanut/ butters and milk. I also eat avocados when it suits.

2. I just haven't found fats that I like to eat as I was quite a health eater before my diabetes.

Any advice on how to increase fats??? The cream in coffee is weird.... lol

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From your original post it is clear that your blood sugar control is problematic for you. Like many of us learning to take control of your diabetes is more like running a marathon, than a sprint. We all have to find ways that work for us and it takes time....trial and error, sometimes!

Doing this requires 'change' stopping things that we used to do that work against our effort to take control of this disease...and learning how to do things that we have never before had to do. This is the process and we all approach it in different ways.

For me, as part of my change, I focused on what is going to happen to me if I did not find a way to take control of my blood sugar, 24/7! Blindness, loss of limbs, not to mention heart attacks and organ failure all are on the table if we cannot get control of our blood sugar. On top of that, if you do not get control your doctor will add drugs...various medications to try and help with your control issues.

Most of us have avoided fats over our lifetimes, based on the many years that medical science blamed them on many health issues. That science has changed and now most recognize that adding many fats to ones diet is healthful.

Is you dislike of meats driven by historical 'bad fats teaching' or is it that you just do not like eating them? Also, interesting you 'did not' mention eggs, as they are a major part of many diabetic menus. You 'did' mention peanuts and peanut butter...which unless almond, macadamia, pecan, or walnut based, would be too high in carbs for me.....but those noted above are good sources for fat!

So if your thing really is not meat, add eggs, select nuts, and avocado's.

As for the Coffee and Cream, if you drink Tea, add heavy cream to that....either way it is an easy way to get going in the morning....I refer to these as 'Fat Bombs' that with a few oz. of low carb Greek Yogurt and I am ready for the day.

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