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Old 03-26-2014, 02:15   #21
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My husband is on board and I keep telling him that he doesn't have to be. I told him that if he wants to get a shake or ice cream he can lol.

He says that he wants to help me (so sweet). We are planning a trip to the park this weekend with our dog. I enjoy walking and walking and walking and so does he. My sister wants me to join a gym and I am like why? I love to walk!!and my dog needs to get out too!

My husband and I have been watching what we eat for a week now and I do feel better. I just have to remember that I am not starving myself and to choose my food wisely! I do not want to be on Met for the rest of my life because right now .......well I just don't like it!!

My mother in law (that works at my Dr.'s Office) has been saying for years that everyone should be on a Diabetic Diet! I do believe she is right.

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I just hope when your MIL refers to a diabetic diet, that she means low-carb, because the ADA official diabetic diet is the last thing I'll be eating in my lifetime!




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Welcome Incognito. To answer concerns you may have regarding losing weight, google "eatingacademy" and read the blogs of Dr. Peter Attia. You'll find lots of answers there, too.

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At first my family raised their eyebrows at my 'new' LCHF diet. My sister, who is an Oncology nurse, was a little more diplomatic by responding "Hmmm well you are on a rather controversial diet". But to her credit, a few months ago she actually did some research and gave me the thumbs up.

My best friend is supportive but when I told her I was going to see an Endo her first response was 'you WILL make sure you tell her about your diet won't you' as if my 'diet' was very naughty and I must confess this to the specialist. I had to smile, bless her.

My work colleagues still offer me chocolate and biscuits. At first I'd politely decline stating I was a diabetic. Now when they offer I just say "are you trying to kill me?" and they back off. lol.

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My husband wasn't supportive at first. He thought that I was over-reacting (I'm "only pre", after all) and that a high-fat diet was dangerous.

After a while it became clear that he was worried that he couldn't have the foods he liked. I told him to go ahead and have mashed potatoes, that I'd microwave some cauliflower. Go ahead and have a sandwich, I'll have the same without bread (roll the meat slices in lettuce and have salad on the side). You want spaghetti and meatballs? Let me try sauce over cauliflower, and double my portion of meatballs. You want Indian food or Thai? Yup, I'll have some on cauliflower. You want a yogurt? Sure, let me get a few tablespoons of my plain with some sugar-free maple syrup. Or maybe I'll have some nuts or cheese. You want pizza? Order a house special. I'll scrape the fillings onto my plate and have some salad with it. (Sometimes he eats my crusts, other times I throw them to the birds.)

It takes them time to adjust. He used to be confused about where I could go out to eat. I say I can go anywhere but Chinese (the restaurants here use a lot of corn starch in the sauce). When I order an entree, I say, "Could I substitute a vegetable for the potatoes/rice/whatever" and the answer is usually yes. When I order a hamburger, I just say, "No bun." The restaurants here are very careful about gluten allergies, so they sometimes ask if I'm allergic to gluten, and I say, "No, it's the carbs" and usually that's the end of it.
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I believe my family is supportive, if not they haven't voiced too many concerns. My BH is supportive to a point but does have concerns about my cholesterol and eating too much red meat. He has mentioned perhaps I need to see an endo when I complain, but I don't want to even go there. When we go out to eat he does go to places that I can get something to eat there. I go April 1st. for my first blood draw since being D, so I am keeping my fingers crossed the results will be good.

Somethings I do, like eat lots of fats, I try to conceal. Why? I guess I don't want to hear it if they don't agree. My BH has no idea i put butter & HWC in my coffee or make fat bombs. I know this makes me a sneak & i hate it.

So my first statement that my family is supportive my not be accurate because they really don't know all that I do. If my tests come out good then perhaps i will be more open.

My friend has at times made comments when we are at lunch that the salad dressing has very few carbs/sugar so I should eat it anyway. Or the yogurt only has 26 carbs per serving, how many sugars do I allow myself per day, why don't I just take a pill. Usually I just ignore the questions but I feel the pressure.
Her mother was a D so she thinks she knows all and ate the ADA way and took meds. Her & her BH eat "healthy" no chemicals like sugar free stuff, whole grains etc. always making apple pie, but, he has to eat some kind of 'margarine' because he has to watch his salt intake, so how is that 'healthy'? They eat no butter because that clogs your arteries. I just keep my mouth shut. I guess I am just venting here - sorry.

Well I have just confessed and I feel guilty and sad right now.

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Sorry carbaholic! It is so hard to hide things. Glad you could vent here.
Please don't feel guilty.

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Yes, don't feel guilty. I have my peanut butter at work and buy it on my own so hubby doesn't notice how quickly I go through it

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Well thank you donnaB & Mar2a for the support. Hiding something concerning my health I feel isn't good but on the other hand......lets see what the test results are and I will go from there. I certainly don't need anymore stress or pressure.

So I will end here with a saying that was passed on to me by a customer many years ago and I have never forgot it.

"If by chance I forgot to say, Thanks for being in my life today".

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Same here I am on the LCHF diet and wife is onboard with me with all her support.

I always take my food with me anytime she is wanting to have a pizza and family is aware of my eating habits and they do support me in every possible ways they can

I think to an extent they are very lucky to have a supporting family

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