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Old 03-21-2017, 17:18   #1
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Ok, I use this for my own motivation but I got to thinking about this and I was wondering what others thought...

Allergy - A medical condition that causes someone to become sick after eating, touching, or breathing something that is harmless to most people

Isn't this what happens when a diabetic eats too much carbs? I can argue that the term "harmless to most people" is subjective but aren't we all allergic to carbs?

or at least maybe 'carbohydrate intolerant ' (like lactose intolerant)

If some people thought of it this way it could help them use diet and nutrition first before resorting to drugs and insulin.

People allergic to peanuts don't eat lots of peanuts and take medications so that the allergy doesn't hurt them, THEY DONT EAT PEANUTS

People who are lactose intolerant do not ignore the fact that they cant drink whole milk. they will do it sparingly and then use meds to help them if they end up drinking milk

if we all realize that we are allergic or intolerant we would not look at carbohydrates the same way.

Just a thought... I'll be quiet now...

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That is EXACTLY how I look at it.

My body simply doesn't seem to have a clue how to process carbs so it just makes sense for me to limit them as much as possible.

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‘Diabetes is a state of carbohydrate toxicity. Insulin resistance is a state of carbohydrate intolerance. Carbohydrate intake is the single biggest factor in blood sugar levels,’ said Hallberg." http://www.diabetesforum.com/informa...-10-weeks.html

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Good thought, in theory, but I could never entirely give up sweet things, like an occasional cup of wine or beer or a cocktail.

I prefer to see things like, focus on the deliciousness of a steak or melted cheese.

There are tons of keto recipes on pinterest which are mouth-watering.

Exploring those should be an endless source of wonder and amusement. At least they are to me (when I have time to try new things).

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I don't have any natural allergies, and by natural I mean things found in nature, but artificial sweetners and many medicines I can't tolerate. I don seem to have as many issues with carbs found in berries, apples, and in wholesome foods, but the fake kind added to our foods seem to go straigh for the blood stream. I'm a farmer, and very " old fashion" so I do believe, many of our foods bought today are poisons to our bodies. I don't care for GMO's ( story of why at the end of this) I don't like "new and improved" if it ain't broke don't fix it. And " "hybrid" garden seeds is a stretch for me, I don't like planting them. Why plant foods that you can not save seeds from? That's not natural, God made everything to reproduce, cattle hogs, seeds and people. Things that do not, is not with nature. So I think yes our carb reactions can very well be allergies.
Now to my GMO story, and I still get a little sick thinkin about this.. My Granma gave me the love of gardening and thunder storms, probably both for the same reason, I was never allowed to get my fill of either. So when I started gardening, and found a tomato that could withstand a frost, I was beyond happy, I would be the first to have a ripe tomato in the neighbor hood. Quit an accomplishment from a young gardener. Where I live that's talked about from year to year, who had the first. ( we are not as backwoods as that sounds) so I ordered my frost free tomatoes, had the first by weeks. ����❤️�� Then after some research, I found the reason these tomatoes were frost free was because they had a type of Alaskian fish DNA in them. To me that's gross. I like fish, and have had fish sandwiches with tomato. The mixing of fish and tomato in the same plant is wrong. I know I have a twisted way of thinkin, thanks for putting up with me.

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Good thought, in theory, but I could never entirely give up sweet things, like an occasional cup of wine or beer or a cocktail.

I prefer to see things like, focus on the deliciousness of a steak or melted cheese.

There are tons of keto recipes on pinterest which are mouth-watering.

Exploring those should be an endless source of wonder and amusement. At least they are to me (when I have time to try new things).
for me its more than theory... I do live it and I am happy I do. I know it can be very hard but maybe the term 'carb intolerant' comes in. you can have a little but too much will hurt you

I have not had the following in more than a year

Pasta
Bread
Sugar
Potato
Fruit
Grain
regular Flour (I only eat almond flour)

There is probably more but I dont eat any foods where the net carbs is over 7. My basic diet is eggs, bacon, cheese, meat (all), string beans and broccoli, coffee, butter, cream cheese, sour cream.

I never want to take medication and I never want to have my blood glucose rise so , to me... Im allergic. no off day. no cheat day.

I have always been an all or nothing type of guy and this is no different

I know people can do things in moderation and do things where they are not as strict as me. but to me, this is not theory.. its my life


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I totally agree...ever try eating just one cracker? Or one hot roll served at a restaurant? I have to go cold turkey on those things otherwise I'm done for (or my BG is).

I mostly get my daily simple sugar intake from a glass or two of wine, and that's about it. but I'm under no illusions that it's bad for me (well red wine is good but for other reasons, namely resveratrol).

If I didn't drink at all, I'd probably be very skinny and need much less insulin. But I need to enjoy life too, relax. Giving up booze entirely is a bridge too far for me. I'm willing to try / do pretty much anything else (and I have!)

the one thing about low-carbing is if you do eat carbs, it's super easy to fall off the wagon, it's like a switch flips and then you've eaten a whole poutine and a half of pizza and say "why did I do this?!?!" I think it's related to the feast or famine, starvation signals caused by tasting sugars which then overcomes all rational thought and resistance. I really do think this is hard-wired into us and it's kind of unnatural to resist binging once you've opened the carb tap a little bit.

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...if you do eat carbs, it's super easy to fall off the wagon, it's like a switch flips and then you've eaten a whole poutine and a half of pizza and say "why did I do this?!?!" I think it's related to the feast or famine, starvation signals caused by tasting sugars which then overcomes all rational thought and resistance. I really do think this is hard-wired into us and it's kind of unnatural to resist binging once you've opened the carb tap a little bit.
I can fully relate. Can't have "just one!". But from what I've seen, there are people for whom sweets/carbs do not flip the switch. They are in the minority, but I think its these people who's bodies are working properly. The rest of us have broken switches.

I have multiple food sensitivities and was gluten-free for several years before going low-carb for diabetes. I was used to doing without certain foods and it was actually easier to follow LCHF, which by it's very nature cuts out many of my no-no foods.

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