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Old 01-08-2019, 17:33   #21
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In 2015 when I found this website and read the Blood Sugar 101, I was hooked! My blood sugar had been creeping up and my doctor kept adding meds, but still was not controlling my BS. So I went full LCHF, but I never understood it as a 'diet'! It was a change in what I ate, not how much! I had tried the South Beach, and various other fad diets, although I was focused on losing weight, not BS control (I weighed in at 320lbs).

Once I started properly monitoring my blood sugars including testing after each meal at one hour and two hours following my first bite, I was appalled at how high my BS was spiking. But, as I started finding out what I could eat, and what I could not, my BS stabilized and eventually I had it under control.

During this transition process they hardest thing was finding recipes that I liked and that I could fit into my lifestyle. This website was my best resource especially when I ask for help on specific foods or meals. People on here had information on where I could look and/or provided recipes. By the end of that first year I had a great volume of foods and recipe's that met all my needs.


And by the way, my A1c came in at 5.8 and my weight dropped by 70lbs.! And I never was on a DIET! I snacked when I wanted (low carb of course), had deserts when I wanted (the Cheesecake is still our best, low carb of course)...so why not go LCHF, my wife went on it with me and she too lost lots of extra lbs. and her overall health is much better, as is mine!


No dieting allowed, just go low carb high fat, it is much easier and provides the same result. Truth is I rarely get cravings for snacks and frequently cannot eat extra at the table, I just get full.....I cannot explain that, but it works for me!

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I picked up my paleo book at the post office and read the first few pages. It's an interesting book. Wish there were more food photos for the 125 recipes but I should be able to make a recipe without the photo. I hope.

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I should be able to make a recipe without the photo.
You certainly can! The bonus is that you don't have a picture there that makes you think, "Huh. Mine doesn't look like that!"

(I once dated a woman who took pictures of food for cookbooks, newspapers, etc. There are lots of tricks -- and lots of time -- involved in making those photos look as attractive as possible. Ordinary mortals never spend that kind of time.)

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There's a super easy recipe that involves sardines. I liked them when I was a kid but haven't had them in ages. I might just try the recipe (and really brush my teeth well after I eat them).

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I purchased a few diabetic cookbooks, but haven't used it lately

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I have been on a low carb some fat and some protein diet

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When I was diagnosed last month as being type 2 i automatically decided low carb. I lost weight years ago when Sommersizing was popular so it was no big deal. My doctor has me on 500mg of Metformin which i hope to get off of when i have my first visit for testing. I live with my son and his family and there is always breads and sweets in the house. I leave them alone. My DIL trys to pick up the right stuff for me but i prefer to buy my own as i am fussier about the carbs. I know I have lost weight but do not weight myself. One thing that bothers me is my reading was at 6 a year ago and my doctor never once told me to watch what i eat and i did not know that i was that close to being a diabetic. I know the consequences of not being careful of what i eat so am doing it right. I hope.

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It sounds like you're on the right track, vernag! I know some people are very particular about weighing themselves each morning or calculating their macros to the gram every day, and that's great if that's what makes it work for them. But it's not something everyone has to do to lower their BG and their weight.

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Bless her heart for trying. I do appreciate when people try to make the right foods available. The challenge, I find, is that many people don't know exactly what low-carb means for folks like us. We were at a neighbor's house for dinner recently and she assured us that the vegetable dish was low-carb because she'd diluted the potatoes with carrots and leeks and used olive oil instead of cream. Fortunately, there were green beans to eat on the side.

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