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Old 01-20-2020, 20:22   #1
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The ketogenic diet is not a fad diet, it's what we used to treat people with before the advent of insulin.
Sarah Hallberg, D.O., spoke recently at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.

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we also misused [insulin] in type 2 diabetes. Instead of counseling people the way we used to about the food that they're taking in to control their blood sugar, we've just been putting [them] on medication, including insulin
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95% of patients in the low-carbohydrate diet group were able to reduce or eliminate the number of medications they were taking, compared with 62% of patients in the low–glycemic diet group
Here's the rest of the story. n.b., her definition of a ketogenic diet is 50 g of carbohydrates or less.

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She has a great TEDx Talks video on youtube:


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I had 50g of carbs in one chicken caeser salad wrap...

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My friend lost over 70 lbs in 10 months just by doing keto and very little gym. It does work.

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My friend lost over 70 lbs in 10 months just by doing keto and very little gym. It does work.
I'm not so sure that any method that results in weight loss is good. After all, weight loss is one of the first signs of diabetes.
I lost 95 lbs. just by limiting processed foods & eating more vegetables & 3-4 fruits/day. And none of the weight came back.

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I'm not so sure that any method that results in weight loss is good. After all, weight loss is one of the first signs of diabetes.
I gained weight before my diabetes dx. In the prior year I started baking sweets (pastries, whatever), bought a pizza stone and made pizzas regularly, got an ice cream maker and keep myself supplied, ate lots of rice, potatoes, dumplings, drank fresh-squeezed OJ constantly - all this was not characteristic of me and while I noticed the change, I was clueless as to why. My carb cravings were relentless.

When I was extremely sick, collapsed, I went to urgent care and learned I was diabetic with a 14.6 A1c and bg in the 600's. Came to understand then the why of my weight gain. As soon as I stopped gorging on all those carbs, the weight fell back off.

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I gained weight before my diabetes dx. In the prior year I started baking sweets (pastries, whatever), bought a pizza stone and made pizzas regularly, got an ice cream maker and keep myself supplied, ate lots of rice, potatoes, dumplings, drank fresh-squeezed OJ constantly - all this was not characteristic of me and while I noticed the change, I was clueless as to why. My carb cravings were relentless.

When I was extremely sick, collapsed, I went to urgent care and learned I was diabetic with a 14.6 A1c and bg in the 600's. Came to understand then the why of my weight gain. As soon as I stopped gorging on all those carbs, the weight fell back off.
Interesting. I’ve never actually craved carbs in the sense of wanting to gorge on them. But I have struggled with being overweight all my life, even as a child. Mum never overfed me, and we didn't have sweets and biscuits etc, or cakes... just a “normal” diet. I went on the Dr Atkins diet when it was a thing, everyone I knew who did that lost weight... not me. The main benefit for me was being able to give up having sugar in coffee and tea...

I once went on a calorie reduction diet, it was crazy... to lose weight, I had to go under 800 calories a day. I found it impossible to stick to.

I love the keto diet but alas, the food requirements are so expensive, I just can’t afford to keep on it, so I do the best I can with what I have. With all the fires in the last few months, many food crops have been wiped out, and now in some of those same areas, floods. Thats pretty crazy too, and vegie prices skyrocket. I paid $8 for a small cauliflower head the other day. Brussells sprouts are $12/Kg. Carrots are still cheap. Eggs are not, really, unless we buy cage eggs. I try to go free range when I can. However... with all that, I find I need to supplement with potato and occasionally rice. My weight is extreme (I’m obese, morbidly so) but at least I am not gaining, and have not, really, since being diagnosed 13 years ago (fluctuations +/- 5Kg).

Oh well, one must not give up!

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