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Old 06-16-2019, 22:18   #1
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This particular problem is mine but curious if anyone else had an unexpected side effect / problem on LCHF diet. It's wonderful and working but I have another issue.

I drank V8 and OJ every day, enough for ~3,000 mg of potassium. I stopped two weeks ago and have found potassium substitutes but nowhere near enough to compensate for those lost 3,000 mg.

For the last two nights was snapped awake from terrible leg cramps which I recall was my first indication years ago of my potassium problem.

Yes, it's medical issue and need to see my doc about this but wondered if anyone else had unexpected side effects of LCHF diet.

[meanwhile, I'm trying to balance my reduced V8 over many hours]

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I've been on LCHF for several years and haven't found it to cause any health problems, only benefits.

I feel for you having to give up your potassium source in order to control blood sugar. I hope you find a solution soon.

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I feel for you having to give up your potassium source in order to control blood sugar. I hope you find a solution soon.
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I had one glass with lunch without a serious BG impact so will have another with dinner. So, moderation, eh?

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I had one glass with lunch without a serious BG impact so will have another with dinner. So, moderation, eh?
So how do you control your diabetes? 8oz of OJ would cause Ronnie to spike a pretty high BG. I suspect a supplement of postssium with calcium and magnesium like my Ronnie takes might help. here is the recommended amount of potassium / day.

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So how do you control your diabetes? 8oz of OJ would cause Ronnie to spike a pretty high BG.
I tossed the OJ and have two glasses of high potassium V8 a day, but nine or ten hour apart. Very manageable small spikes.

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I make an electrolyte drink using potassium bicarbonate. Half a teaspoon is almost a gram of potassium. I was drinking this everyday in the summer but had to back off when I was put on Lisonopril for BP. I'll find the link to my mixture tonight if you're interested.

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BH takes prescription potassium supplements, but he's not low carb.

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