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Old 11-26-2019, 02:12   #11
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You are doing great. Keep doing what you are doing.

I envision your next report (December) coming as a Christmas present to us all, a big bag of 'hope is real' in our stockings.

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Old 01-02-2020, 00:42   #12
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Friends,

Still nailing the BG through the holidays. Celebrated (cheated that is) Thanksgiving and Christmas and put on 5 pounds since last post but my BG has not changed. Still getting normal morning readings - even after full turkey plates with sides. Fasted most days but it proved to be difficult with family together.

The weight will come off again as I'm back in the saddle. And, I promised the wife I'd join a gym. Ten bucks a month no restrictions special right now.

Because today is the first day of disciplined fasting since the holidays are now over I'm kicking it off with at least a 24 hour fast. Had eggs and vegetables for breakfast and won't eat until sometime tomorrow.

My usual heavy ketosis (40-80 mg/dL on the ketostix) faded to a light reading of about 10 mg/dL. I need to have a longer than usual fast to get the ketones flowing.

I learned recently Dr. Fung himself does 24 hour fasts 3 days a week. He skips breakfast and lunch, going from dinner to dinner. This allows him to have dinner with his family. Perhaps I will consider this variant but for now, if it 'aint broke...

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My uncle, who recently died at 99 yo, spent decades eating only dinner so I guess near 24 hour fasts daily. It was a bit disconcerting during my visits (he lived in Switzerland) because he would take me and others out for wonderful lunches but eat nothing.

I asked him once why he did it, and he never had a clear answer. Always got the impression it was a 'just because' sort of thing. Or a point of discipline. He never verbalized anything health-related but perhaps stumbled into it.

He was an avid snow skier and didn't come off the slopes until around 93 yo, so it seems to have worked out for him

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Default Hi Moon - yes we are on to something

Since I started this thread there has been a slow awakening to fasting by medical professionals. This is coincidence, I'm sure they are figuring it out just as I am. I recently saw a compelling TV show by Dr. Oz who even he was surprised by the interviewee's success. The web is now full of studies extolling the benefits of IF (Intermittent Fasting).

This link I recently found encapsulates why IF works and what it will do for you:

https://thefastingmethod.com/the-science/#References

Forty medically cited references to the benefits of IF. How many do we need?

Now, look. I am not so stupid as to buy into any one man's interpretation of a problem like diabetes. The thing is this. I am living proof this works. I never thought I would conquer diabetes. At the least I'd say I'm in remission, but I really feel I am probably cured.

The key to this is the IF. I look at this 'health equation' now as a three variable problem.

First variable, what you eat - conquered easily by the LCHF diet regime. This will also dominate the second variable because if you aren't hungry you won't eat.

Second variable, how much you eat - largely managed by keeping your ketones in the 30-40+ mg/L range. This naturally suppresses your appetite and assures you of burning body fat.

Third variable, WHEN you eat. Find the IF routine that works for your lifestyle and stick with it. It absolutely works. In my past post I was looking at extended fasting. I went 36 hours followed by a 24 hr fast. All good, and I'm in the zone again baby. Lost 2 pounds in <3 days.

If you're reading this then I applaud you for at least exploring this possibility to curing your diabetes. I'd say don't readily dismiss this as a passing fad. If you're telling yourself that it won't work for you by all means, go along with your medicines and kidney issues and heart problems and your weight problem and tell yourself everything's fine.

No one has posted yet if they have tried this and their results. Don't get me wrong, the encouraging posts are very supportive and appreciative.

Someone, let me know what I'm posting isn't just pablum. Has anyone done it? What have you learned?

From Arthur C Clarke:

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!

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So, Joe got transferred and just before he left I was sharing about this forum, the LCHF diet, and fasting. He wasn't feeling well - around 100 lbs overweight and taking 3 diabetes medications.

I couldn't believe the change. He has lost 40 pounds, so about 10 lbs a month, and is off 2 of his medications. We were joking about how we both need new clothes and getting our suits altered. His goal is another 50 lbs and I know he'll do it.

I wanted to share this with the group because here is another example of this forum and IF working like magic.

Edit: He chose a 20 hr 7 day a week fasting routine. Eats only between 6am to 10am.


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