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Old 09-27-2013, 22:19   #1
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Will high blood sugar cause weight loss and why?

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It can but does not always. Insulin resistance develops, glucose cannot easily get into cells, your body thinks its starving and starts converting body fat to fuel and cannibalizing muscle for fuel.

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We've been through this before: http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...html#post96444




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Weight loss was one of my own pre-diagnosis symptoms. Ironically, I was actively working on my weight at the time, so I made myself believe that my youthful metabolism had somehow returned -- I didn't think to question why I felt so poorly as the weight dropped off. High glucose is one of the wrong paths to weight loss.

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I am now starting to wonder if all the weight I lost over the last few years was due to undiagnosed diabetes instead of what I have attributed it to, going low-sodium when I suspected my blood pressure was too high...

I am also now finding that it's extremely difficult to remain low sodium when doing LCHF; right now, LC is more important than low sodium, so now I am not worrying about my sodium intake. Fortunately, the symptoms that had me going low sodium in the first place a few years ago (headaches, blurred vision) have not returned.

In short, I have no idea what's going on now.

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As you excluded processed foods from your diet, you also lowered your sodium intake without realizing it.

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As you excluded processed foods from your diet, you also lowered your sodium intake without realizing it.
I eliminated processed foods specifically because they are often high sodium. I still go for the low-sodium alternatives now. Like when I make beef stew, I use a can of No Salt Added diced tomatoes, 10 mg sodium per serving, vs 400 mg for the regular kind.

Another example: frozen beef burger patties, I buy the ones that are 100% beef ("Ingredients: Beef") which have 75 or 80 mg of sodium per patty (depending on which store's house brand I get). Compare that to the Calgary Stampede Barbecue Burgers, which have 760 mg sodium per patty... there is more sodium in a single one of those than in an entire box of the 100-percent-pure-beef kind.

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I get as much sodium as I can and put salt on almost everything. The so-called link between sodium and high blood pressure is bogus - at least for the majority of people if not everyone.

Furthermore, if anyone really needs to limit sodium, it is people on HC/LF ways of eating. When eating LC/HF, more sodium is both allowed and needed. There is a precise molecular explanation of why this is so, but I don't have it memorized well enough to go through it now.

Basically, when on LC/HF (if not always), you should eat salt at will and as much as you want and not give it a second thought.

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The so-called link between sodium and high blood pressure is bogus - at least for the majority of people if not everyone.
So when the symptoms of high blood pressure went away within two weeks of my slashing my sodium intake, it was either a wild coincidence or my imagination, then.

Sorry, but I am going to have to take that one with a grain of salt.

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I went on a low-sodium diet many years ago because my BP was elevated. However, reducing or eliminating salty foods also lowered my carb consumption. The low-sodium worked, but was it because of the sodium, or the carbs???? Don't know.

Doesn't matter now because having been on LC/HF my BP lowered without having to restrict salt. I have noticed that I do need more salt on this WOE - I don't normally salt my food so now and then when I'm sluggish I just eat some salt. Usually this perks me up.

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