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Old 05-13-2015, 19:08   #11
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I'm trying to lower my bg without the use of insulin (which I need to take but haven't). Another motivating factor is my wedding in October. I'm hoping and trying to lose about 30 lbs by then. I am having a cake tasting next Friday. Any ideas on how to handle this situation? I don't plan on over eating the cake samples but I'm sure once said and done I would have eaten at least 1/2 a slice of cake or more.
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Hire a taster?
My fiancé will be there but definitely won't be the same.

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Wedding cake testing? Wow, that's rough.

Frankly, I'd be inclined to stay away from the tasting, and let my fiance decide. (Perhaps your fiance could decide on the flavors, and you could choose the decorations?)

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... my wedding in October. I'm hoping and trying to lose about 30 lbs by then.
Good news. If you adopt a LCHF way of eating, you'll have lost those 30 lbs way before October. Not only is LCHF good for keeping BG low, but it usually causes excess weight to melt away rather quickly, and 30 lbs is well within what one would expect to lose in 3-4 months.

I second the idea of letting your fiance do the taste testing.

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After all, who is going to eat more of it than a bite for the photo?

I agree you will lose those #'s by October if you stick to this way of eating! It just disappears when your blood sugar goes below normal or so. Then when your body is happy it will just stop and stabilize where it wants to be.

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I'm suppose to take insulin (novolog and lantus) but haven't taken it thinking that LCHF diet would stabilize my BG. So will the weight not come off until my sugar is lower and staying under 30 carbs?

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Unless you undertake the LCHF way-of-eating, you can never learn whether or not it will control your blood sugar, but I can tell you right now, you're playing with fire by dithering around not using insulin or LCHF either one.

What we're trying to tell you is that if you are fully committed to LCHF, you will doubtless lose weight with no further effort - five months is plenty of time to lose 30 lbs. - and it's even possible that you wouldn't need the insulin if you are strict enough with LCHF. But since you haven't shared your numbers with us, we have nothing to go on.

I think you'd better tell us what exactly you ARE eating, because I have a suspicion that the cake-tasting is the least of your problems. If you're still trying to include bread, rice, fruits, potatoes & other ordinary foods with your meals, you're headed for disaster. Let's get down to business here - list for us what you normally eat at each meal and any snacks you may have.



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So will the weight not come off until my sugar is lower and staying under 30 carbs?
There is no magic number for the carbohydrate level you need to use. But being consistent and Eating to the Meter or How to Lower Your Blood Sugar will guide you on the path down to the correct value. Members of the forum will be happy to comment on your food choices to help you decide what to change if you let them have the information.

Unlike a weight loss diet, making exceptions and eating off plan "just this once" will derail you thoroughly. As Shanny has said, losing 30 pounds over six months - without trying - is something that quite a few members of the forum (including me) have achieved.

It comes down firmly to the need to act. As Shanny said, if you ignore this condition over time you will get an opportunity to regret it.

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I have started staying under 30carbs per day.

Breakfast: Muscle milk homemade protein shake with unsweetened almond coconut blend milk.

Lunch: Baked/roasted chicken, salad with ranch dressing and cooked vegetables.

Dinner:Baked chicken or other protein meat.

Snacks: slim Jim or pork rinds.


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Edith, that's a good start. However, it appears you are trying to do this by also eating low-fat. In order for LCHF (high fat) to work and to be sustainable in the long run, one needs to incorporate more fats into meals. Chicken breasts are very lean, so if you eat chicken, go for the dark meat and eat the fat and skin. Smother the cooked vegetables in butter. Protein shakes with diluted heavy cream rather than milk.

Many people who start on a low-carb diet increase protein rather than fats. While this works for non-diabetics, for a diabetic it is counter-productive because some of that excess protein will eventually be converted to glucose which will raise blood sugar. Fats do not raise BG, so fill up on them.

Some fats you can incorporate into your meals would be: eggs, dairy (cheese , cream, butter) , coconut oil and olive oil, avocados, fatty cuts of meat. Eating LCHF with the high percentage of fat will keep you from feeling hungry. And, although it does seem to go against prevailing guidelines, the fats will NOT make you fat.
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