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Old 07-31-2017, 02:57   #1
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I have been following the HFLC for about 1-11/2 months. Before that I was following the Keto diet. And lost about 24 pounds in 2 months. Since then I drop down to 182, then back up to 189 and at 189 I seem to be staying. I'm 5'8" so it's not my ideal weigh, but my waist has dropped from a 42 to a 34, nothing I have fits. So I keep hearing weight loss is the key to control, this seems like a problem. I'm walking 3 miles a day on the treadmill. And 1 mile extra Monday through Thursday. I push hard, on the treadmill it's 4 mph, and I walk a mile in about 12 minutes it more of a run really. My pharmacist said Grant your building muscle, but I'm not loosing pounds, I think my ideal weight is about 145, should I get back into ketosis? I'm on a moderate range now, do I slow down excercize get so I don't build so much muscle, I have always been a big girl, but fit and healthy until the last couple years.

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Due to time constraints, just woke up and need to be getting ready to go to work, a quick google of are new muscle cells insulin resistant, I came across this. Haven't looked at it or any other hits that came up, so if guilty of anything, I did find low hanging fruit, but plead not guilty of cherry picking.

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Keto is HFLC, though not all HFLC is keto. I'm getting much better control since switching to keto. Muscle does weigh more than fat, so you could be loosing fat, but not see the scale going down. I think the important thing is to loose fat, if you are overweight. If you are at a healthy spot then it becomes less important. How many carbs per day are you eating? Is your BG controlled?

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Due to time constraints, just woke up and need to be getting ready to go to work, a quick google of are new muscle cells insulin resistant, I came across this. Haven't looked at it or any other hits that came up, so if guilty of anything, I did find low hanging fruit, but plead not guilty of cherry picking.
That's some good information in that article. I guess I'm not going to be a 145# gal, oh well I never was, so no need to see to start now. Lol

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Keto is HFLC, though not all HFLC is keto. I'm getting much better control since switching to keto. Muscle does weigh more than fat, so you could be loosing fat, but not see the scale going down. I think the important thing is to loose fat, if you are overweight. If you are at a healthy spot then it becomes less important. How many carbs per day are you eating? Is your BG controlled?
I'm loosing lots of inches and jiggly spots, I was 210 and 5'8" so I was over weight. I guess according to the doctor I'll still be over weight if I don't loose below 189. But I'm feeling good, and until the last couple days, my BG has been doing good, it seems to have a mind of its own, and just when I think I got the hang of it, BAM it goes it's own way.

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I'm loosing lots of inches and jiggly spots, I was 210 and 5'8" so I was over weight. I guess according to the doctor I'll still be over weight if I don't loose below 189. But I'm feeling good, and until the last couple days, my BG has been doing good, it seems to have a mind of its own, and just when I think I got the hang of it, BAM it goes it's own way.
Hey Blue Girl, I'm sort of in the same boat. Last year, before diagnosis, I joined WW and lost 10 lbs. I decided to quit WW after I was diagnosed because I would probably never make my quota of 30 points a day since most of the points I was eating were carbs. I hopped on the scale last Sat, and I've lost 1 more pound! That's it! What I've been losing are inches. Lots of inches! I can tell by the way everything is fitting me.

I was looking at some pics I recently took with family members, and OMG...my clothes were hanging on me. I had no idea I had lost that much. The scale is not telling me much, but the measuring tape is .

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I'm loosing lots of inches and jiggly spots, I was 210 and 5'8" so I was over weight. I guess according to the doctor I'll still be over weight if I don't loose below 189. But I'm feeling good, and until the last couple days, my BG has been doing good, it seems to have a mind of its own, and just when I think I got the hang of it, BAM it goes it's own way.
I know how you feel with your BG. I have weeks and weeks of good readings, then out of nowhere I'll have a couple days of wacky BG. Normally highs, then it goes back to good. I just had it happen, a week ago my BG starting running a little high, then after 5 days it came down. For the last couple of days it's been super constant in the mid 80's. I am hoping it stays that way. Honestly I feel as long as you feel good and your sugars are mostly good carry on.

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Interesting. I feel there is an answer here somewhere. I just posted a thread about my experiences with running lately. I did not say this in that thread, but I feel that I am having the opposite problem. I am losing weight, but I hit a bit of a wall with my running. I get fatigued and feel I can't really push my distance or speed any further. In my mind this may be because I am NOT building muscle. So I guess I am saying, I want to get stronger, but I am not. I am burning fat, not building muscle. At the end of my run, my BG is higher which seems counter-intuitive to me. I am pretty good at being low carb. Sorry but I do not count the carbs so I can't give a number. But somewhere between you and me there is a science we are not putting our fingers on. A science between what we are eating, our exercise and our BG levels. You are building muscle and want to lose fat, I sure like losing fat but I also want to build muscle. And I can say that my experience is whenever I lose fat, my BG goes up. At the risk of sounding stupid, perhaps the fat is turning into sugar for me and for you it is turning into muscle. You are losing substantial inches so that should make you happy.

I think I confused myself.

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Interesting. I feel there is an answer here somewhere. I just posted a thread about my experiences with running lately. I did not say this in that thread, but I feel that I am having the opposite problem. I am losing weight, but I hit a bit of a wall with my running. I get fatigued and feel I can't really push my distance or speed any further. In my mind this may be because I am NOT building muscle. So I guess I am saying, I want to get stronger, but I am not. I am burning fat, not building muscle. At the end of my run, my BG is higher which seems counter-intuitive to me. I am pretty good at being low carb. Sorry but I do not count the carbs so I can't give a number. But somewhere between you and me there is a science we are not putting our fingers on. A science between what we are eating, our exercise and our BG levels. You are building muscle and want to lose fat, I sure like losing fat but I also want to build muscle. And I can say that my experience is whenever I lose fat, my BG goes up. At the risk of sounding stupid, perhaps the fat is turning into sugar for me and for you it is turning into muscle. You are losing substantial inches so that should make you happy.

I think I confused myself.
I dropped 24 pounds in the first month and 1/2. Not here I am 2.5 month later and have not budged the scales a pound. It goes up and down a little. I wake up and weigh myself, and I'll be 184, and so happy then by that evening I'm back to 189. I even bought new scales thinkin my old ones were defective. I'm trying to consume 5% (18 grams) carbs, 75% (113 grams) fat with 20%( 91 grams) protein. I normally get the fats and proteins but don't come close to the carbs, im workin on that. I think I got 12.8 grams today, and only 7.8 grams of carbs yesterday. It's a hard balance to keep, for me anyway.

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I would not worry whatsoever about weighing five pounds more at night versus morning. That is just within normal body daily variance. Happens to everyone. I would not weigh yourself more than once a day and then do it the same time every day. And we all hit plateaus. Sometimes changing your diet is exactly what you need. You heard how the body goes into starvation mode and lowers metabolism? You may also want to change your exercise. Sorry but you have probably heard all this before.

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