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Old 12-21-2012, 07:19   #11
 
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Have you ever tried unsweetened almond milk? I like it the way it is, but I add a titch of sweetener to it for DH.

i find that if I start the day with something that is almost zero carbs like sausage & eggs or a chunk of cheese, I have better bg readings throughout the day.

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Don't we also want to watch our fat intake to choleseralt ratios and heart disease?
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If you do some reading at the blood sugar 101 website, you will learn that when eating low carb, it is not fat that raises cholesterol and triglycerides, it is carbs, and that regardless of what we have been taught all these yrs, certain fats are healthy for us, and bs101 sites reliable research to back all of this up. But many of us can verify that eating low carb/high fat has gradually brought our lipids into line, and lowered some of our blood pressure... exactly the opposite of what we have been taught all these yrs.
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What types of foods are you guys eating when you say high fat?
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Another site to look at is The Diet Doctor it covers the basics of the low carb/high fat way of eating that many of us here follow.

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When I first went low-carb, I tried to keep the fat down for those reasons. I've now gone high fat, lower carbs (60-80 per day, though I've been 30-50 for the past two weeks), moderate protein.

Why? Well, there are three macronutrients: Fat, Carbohydrate, and Protein. When you reduce one, you have to increase the others. Our bodies metabolize protein into glucose eventually, so you don't want to increase that by too much. Also, too much protein is hard on the kidneys, I believe.

So now we're down to fat. More fat makes you feel full longer. I found I lost all my craving for sweets and I'm actually eating fewer calories without thinking about it.

But what about cholesterol, heart problems? There is now a theory -- and maybe someone can post a link -- that it's not total cholesterol, or even just the bad cholesterol (LDL) that is the problem, but the TYPE of LDL. Do a Google search for "LDL particle size" and you might find something on this. Apparently, if you have light, fluffy LDL, it's not a problem, but if you have the dense, sticky kind, it is.

My doctor's office said they wouldn't test me for particle size, even though I have high cholesterol (258). Since I have no personal history of heart disease, I have normal blood pressure, and there's no family history of heart disease, I've decided to give low-carb six months and then have my cholesterol tested again.

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GretchenRS just posted this link in another thread. It seems to echo what a lot of us have discovered on our own about diet.

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GretchenRS just posted this link in another thread. It seems to echo what a lot of us have discovered on our own about diet.

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I have to disagree with this article when it says diabetes is curable. It is manageable, but not curable.

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