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Old 03-17-2018, 23:00   #11
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Faster here as well. My goal this week is to get in at least 2-3 24 hr fasts. I have also seen my numbers drop significantly. My next A1C is due in May so hopefully will be able to get my doc to drop my metformin or maybe get rid of it. IF has helped not only my blood sugar but helped me budge the scale as well. I keep the Guide to Intermittent Fasting handy as a reference as well as Dr. Fung's two books (the Diabetes Code is just out!). I also have joined his monthly program at IDM. I am far from perfect but tweaking every day!

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I'm going longer without eating now. Since Wednesday night, I've fasted at least 16 hours each day. Today was slated to be 24 hours, but it was 20 hours. I'm very happy that this is becoming a natural thing to do for me. I can see myself trying a longer fast in May. Not before then because of things going on.

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My blood sugar took a sudden dive tonight an hour after I took 30 units of Lantus. It went from 142 2 hours after dinner to 77 in one hour. I took a teaspoon of straight sugar and had 1/2 peanut butter sandwich. An hour late my blood sugar was 178.

I'm starting my second week of steady intermittent fasting. I cut out my morning Lantus last week. Now I'm going to lessen my night time dose and see what happens. Dr. Fung's book said blood glucose is effected quickly when one takes to fasting. He said results are happening by the end of the second week.

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That doesn't sound like it should be Lantus that caused that to happen, but I look forward to the responses you get about it.

I don't think quickly = greatly.

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any chance that 77 was a false reading? how did you feel?

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any chance that 77 was a false reading? how did you feel?
My heart started pounding and I got shaky and I took the reading. It was scary.

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I felt good yesterday at the 24-hour mark and I've extended my fast to 48 hours. I'll be having chicken and vegetables when hubby fixes dinner tonight.

I've had a few hunger pangs today and I drank water knowing that when the body realizes it's not getting food, it'll use stored fats.

Out of curiosity, I got on the scale and I'm down 6 pounds from my weigh in at the doctor's office on March 15th.

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day 2 is the worst for hunger but each day beyond that it gets less and less until i was able to recognize cravings as just an emotional thing with no hunger. For me, that happened on day 5.

some people report that certain activities make it impossible to fast due to stress. Jimmy Moore says he can't travel in a car.

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I felt good yesterday at the 24-hour mark and I've extended my fast to 48 hours. I'll be having chicken and vegetables when hubby fixes dinner tonight.

I've had a few hunger pangs today and I drank water knowing that when the body realizes it's not getting food, it'll use stored fats.

Out of curiosity, I got on the scale and I'm down 6 pounds from my weigh in at the doctor's office on March 15th.
congratulations on the longer fasts, are you eating LCHF when not fasting?

I'm not sure that 48hr fasts are a good choice with a high carb diet until a person is well adapted to keto. there is a transition period between burning off your glycogen and keto where your body is relying more on protien.

on the other hand, 48 hrs might be a peferred time interval. a keto diet would allow you to skip the protien burning.

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I believe my body has made the adjustment to fasting. Also, I've learned the difference between hunger and the impulse to eat. Now when I think about eating I realize most of the time it's an impulse to eat.

I'm finding that I'm not hungry most of the time. For the last couple of days, I've only eaten at dinner time. I'm thinking this might be my long-term fasting strategy with a 48 hour fast a couple of times a month.

I am eating LCHF. Last night I had a bag of peanuts (1 oz) while waiting for dinner and my BG went up from 98 to 124. I suspect anything I eat is causing my blood sugar to go up. I hope this changes over time.

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