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Old 07-19-2014, 05:03   #31
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I agree, please eat enough and stop the carbs! Eat hard boiled eggs, they're easy to prepare! Drink heavy cream mixed with diet root beer, it's like a float.

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Hi Shalynne and JT Reagan

Thanks to you both, that is helpful. I will create a specific time sheet for testing and stick to it this week and read everything LCHF has to offer.

With regards to eating, I am underweight and always have been, I have found it impossible to put weight on, no matter what I eat. My nurse this week actually told me to eat even more carbs, which I found confusing as the advice on this forum has been the opposite and seems more helpful then what the nurse said.

Every time I see a doctor or nurse my problems just confuse them and they can't seem to figure out what to do with me. I was given a blood test and my fasting blood glucose came out at 4.2 mmol/L and my HbA1c came out at 31mmol/mol. However, I tested first thing this morning and got 3.9 mmol/L, the other day I got 3.2 mmol/L after waking up, so I'm not sure how accurate the doctors test really is. Any thoughts?

I've looked into Adrenal fatigue and have every single symptom, but is this something doctors even look for? From my research the tests I had done won't diagnose me with Hypoglycaemia or Adrenal fatigue.

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Was your HbA1c really 31mmol/mol??? (I'm thinking a wee typo crept in.)

In addition to eating more fat ... I notice you don't seem to eat much protein, like, at all. Protein can help you maintain or keep weight on. Eggs, meat, poultry and seafoods are your friends, too!

For the most part, however ... eating more is the key! (But carbs? Not so much ...)

Pardon if I've forgotten, but have you had an endocrinologist give you a good check-up? You'd need a referral, but an endo may be more likely to help you discover and resolve any possible adrenal issues than a primary care doc would.

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Hi Shalynee, my results do say 31 mmol/mol, maybe they made a typo at the doctors office?

I do eat protein, I eat fish and meat regularly, but I will introduce more to my diet, thanks for that advice!

I don't have an endo at the moment, my doctor has asked me to do another week of home blood glucose tests before he will refer me to anyone. I do think an endo will be much more helpful. Do you have any advice on getting an endo?

Looking at my results now I got a Erythocyte Sedimentation rate of 2 mm/H, this came back low as the test says 3-12 is healthy, but this was ignored by doctor. Is this something anyone knows about?

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Your GP will send you to an Endo at the local hospital if he feels it necessary.

ESR checks for various inflammations, anemia, cancer, auto-immune disorders and pregnancy...since it is not elevated you are ok on those.

Although a low ESR is not usually important, it can be seen with polycythaemia (a condition where a patient makes too many red blood cells), with extreme leucocytosis (patient has too many white blood cells), and with some protein abnormalities.

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I noticed I am always hungry and tired. I think about food and eating all the time. When I eat I feel full and stuffed.

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Your lethargy and hunger pangs may well be caused by the very foods you're eating, midorisan. If your meals are high in carbs, that is the exact effect they have. Eating carbs causes cravings for more carbs - thus an almost constant hunger, and continuing to eat carbs & more carbs causes lassitude, drowsiness, weakness and weariness.

List for us the foods you eat regularly. Let's see if we can figure a way to get rid of your hunger and tiredness. It can be done, you know!




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Your lethargy and hunger pangs may well be caused by the very foods you're eating, midorisan. If your meals are high in carbs, that is the exact effect they have. Eating carbs causes cravings for more carbs - thus an almost constant hunger, and continuing to eat carbs & more carbs causes lassitude, drowsiness, weakness and weariness.

List for us the foods you eat regularly. Let's see if we can figure a way to get rid of your hunger and tiredness. It can be done, you know!
I love eating Jasmine rice...try not to eat maybe a 1/4 cup with whatever I am eating. I also love noodles. Portions are not huge but I guess its enough. Its hard to eat a meal with some type of carb.

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Carbs are not essential nutrients and it is absolutely possible to eat meals day in and day out without carbs and still maintain very good health. I love rice and noodles too, but I don't eat them because they spike my blood sugar and make me feel hungry and tired all the time.

There are links in this post to low-carb/high-fat foods. If you're serious about feeling better, then study these charts and dump the rice & noodles.




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Carbs are not essential nutrients and it is absolutely possible to eat meals day in and day out without carbs and still maintain very good health. I love rice and noodles too, but I don't eat them because they spike my blood sugar and make me feel hungry and tired all the time.

There are links in this post to low-carb/high-fat foods. If you're serious about feeling better, then study these charts and dump the rice & noodles.
Thank you for you help.....going to dump those carbs immediately. I want to feel like I am alive.

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