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I bought Dr Bernstein's book this morning


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Old 04-06-2018, 06:02   #1
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Default I bought Dr Bernstein's book this morning

The KIndle version. Boy, how inspirational. He's so positive, I am only 40 pages in but already feel like I can do it... whatever "it" may be. Wish I had got it long long ago, its worth every penny.

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I have his book as well...kindle version. He's so inspiring!

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I’ve read this twice. The only complaint from me is that a lot of the recommended recipes include products that are not available in the UK and shipping in from elsewhere is far too expensive. I wish I had had the book years ago as the low carb is amazing for my control. Last HBA1c was 37 (5.5 I think). My Endo was NOT happy. “Too low, you should be 46 as a diabetic” I can’t win! 🙄

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I’ve read this twice. The only complaint from me is that a lot of the recommended recipes include products that are not available in the UK and shipping in from elsewhere is far too expensive. I wish I had had the book years ago as the low carb is amazing for my control. Last HBA1c was 37 (5.5 I think). My Endo was NOT happy. “Too low, you should be 46 as a diabetic” I can’t win! 🙄
This post is a bit off topic, and I will try not to steal this posting, but my comments do come down to the fact that reading the book and following the LCHF model impacted my life in a very big way!

Kalobe….many of us that have converted ourselves to a low carb high fat model have had our doctors say to us we were "to low"! Mine said that back in 2015 when I reached an A1c of 5.8! He said he feared a dangerous "Low", I assured him that as long as I do not start using fast acting insulin or just stop eating, that he should worry not...

Over the next year as my doctor saw my weight drop (320lbs to now at 250lbs.), my cholesterol stabilizing, and my blood pressure dropping to a normal range of 120/75, he began asking more about what I was doing and where I learned about it. To top that off, my wife and I went in and had a health scan that is available in the USA for a small fee. It included a heart scan, ultra sounds on our neck arteries and descending aorta running down from the top of our heart towards our liver. This all shows any possible blockages our aneurisms in the circulatory system. My wife and I were 66 at the time. Mine showed that I may have some small calcium on the back of my heart, which I then had checked by having a stress test, bottom line... I got a clean bill of health, all my circulatory systems were clear and good to go. My wife was 100% ok from the start, she too is following the LCHF, not diabetic, but needed to lose weight, which she did! I shared my sources and my book with my doctor, in 6 months he was completely changed and fully supportive! If he had not changed, I would have dropped him and went elsewhere....


Low carb high fat saved my life and made my overall health much improved....and that was over 3 years ago....and I still have the same doctor and he is still amazed by my changes....,my last A1c was 5.9!


Stay the course and fear not!

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Fascinating - I remember discovering if I cut out most of my bad carbs (testing by the meter) it made managing Type 1 diabetes much easier. Then came my nutritional appointment where she reviewed my meal plan and asked if I was trying to lose weight - I said no and smiled (she was about 40 - 50 pounds overweight) She was convinced I had gone mad --- that was the last time I have ever met with a nutritionist - a bit behind the times I would say!

Hopefully that is changing - all of our traditionally carb rich way of eating has become the normal for many people and when you tell them they are eating all wrong they tend to resent it until they get themselves in to trouble.

In a perverse kind of way I enjoy grocery shopping as it's interesting to see what's in people's grocery carts - it's also interesting to see how much space is dedicated to over processed, affordable unhealthy foods.

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In a perverse kind of way I enjoy grocery shopping as it's interesting to see what's in people's grocery carts - it's also interesting to see how much space is dedicated to over processed, affordable unhealthy foods.
Oh, but it's all "low fat"!!!

I, also, entertain myself by analyzing items in shopping carts. Then I feel so sorry for the misguided people - especially those who are overweight and think they are doing the right (low-fat) thing.

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The only complaint from me is that a lot of the recommended recipes include products that are not available in the UK and shipping in from elsewhere is far too expensive.
I can relate in a way. Since I have to avoid eggs and dairy, it is a challenge to rework LCHF recipes. Many of them I just cannot do.

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...Fascinating She was convinced I had gone mad --- that was the last time I have ever met with a nutritionist - a bit behind the times I would say!

Hopefully that is changing - all of our traditionally carb rich way of eating has become the normal for many people and when you tell them they are eating all wrong they tend to resent it until they get themselves in to trouble.

In a perverse kind of way I enjoy grocery shopping as it's interesting to see what's in people's grocery carts - it's also interesting to see how much space is dedicated to over processed, affordable unhealthy foods.
You have it all 'going on'...your comments are just right on target with what most are experiencing. Since I was 6'1" 320lbs when I started, I was extremely aware of fat people, cause I was one! Now I am not exactly ready for my 'Speedo' yet, but losing over 65lbs in the last 3 years has changed my life and outlook on myself and where I am going....still losing 2-3 lbs. a month!

I did not even talk about my one and only meeting with a dietician...I knew nothing, but I still knew she was a nut case, with outdated information....

Thanks for the good post....made me laugh!

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Dieticians have a lot ot answer for. When I was first diagnosed, I was packed off to a diabetes nurse educator, and a dietician. Both of them told me I was not eating enough carbs. 9 serves a day, they insisted. At that stage I was pretty ignorant of what it meant to be diabetic (shameful for an ex-nurse, otoh I was psych, not general) and so I trusted them to give the right advice.

9 serves of carbs in Australia is 135g a day. That was about 2x my normal intake. Needless to say, the weight gain was inevitable, as was the progression to insulin. I didnt make any progress to control until I joined this forum. I had belonged to another which I found a bit autocratic and stopped visiting there once I found this one.

I'm still ploughing through Dr Bernstein but I'll get there.

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I was listening to a youtube video of Dr. Bernstein, and he said that fellow endos would tell him that they never recommended low numbers to their patients because they were afraid of getting sued if the patients died from hypos. Better to let them be higher and go blind...after all...that was a natural consequence of the disease. I believe that that's how many of them think.

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