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Old 12-07-2017, 20:04   #1
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As many of you already know, as of my last doctor's appointment, I finally joined the 5% club.

I had done well on a basic LCHF lifestyle, but still didn't quite reach the consistent results I was expecting. After a lot of research, I began transitioning to a strict KETO lifestyle. It was at that point I really began to see the results I was looking for. Keep in mind that MANY diabetics do very well just reducing their carb levels without having to be quite as strict as I am. This is simply what worked for me.
• I reduced the amount a protein I was consuming daily. It is still at a moderate level (under 20%) but previously I really didn't consider it an issue if I went over on my protein numbers.

• I started paying more attention to which artificial sweeteners I was using. With very few exceptions, I mostly stick with liquid Stevia now.

• I began reading the entire nutrition label on anything I eat. (I used to just focus on the net carbs.) This meant I gave up on virtually all processed foods that I marketed specifically to low carb dieters. As an example, I no longer drink processed protein drinks or indulge in Atkins bars, etc. I personally think that had the biggest impact on the changes I am seeing. At the same time, I did increase the number of leafy greens that I eat.

• I am pickier about which (and how many) nuts I eat. I eliminated peanuts, which also means I gave up my beloved peanut butter.
As always, I am not a doctor. I don't even play one on the internet. This is just where I am in my journey at this time.

Beyond the great lab results, for me, the biggest change I have seen is that the cravings are completely gone.

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When I grow up I want to be just like you!

Really enjoyed your perspective and it speaks to how much of a growth and developmental journey this is. Kudos to you for the place you have reached.




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When I grow up I want to be just like you!

Really enjoyed your perspective and it speaks to how much of a growth and developmental journey this is. Kudos to you for the place you have reached.



It's an ongoing journey as each of us finds out what best works for us.

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Wonderful job Cricket and what a goal to have achieved in 2017!

Want to follow in your footsteps.

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