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Old 07-30-2013, 11:12   #1
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Hi D-Friends,

I'm new to the diabetes forum world, but I read a lot of diabetes sites like Six Until Me, BittersweetDiabetes, and A Sweet Life. Right now I'm having a very hard time sticking to my diet. In the past it hasn't been difficult for me to turn down a cookie or a doughnut, but lately I've been giving in. Does anyone have tips for getting back on track with diet. I'm so frustrated and I know my A1c is higher because of the way I've been eating.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Jeven,

I notice that in one of your other posts you comment that you are having a hard time with low carb eating. Sorry but I do think that low carb, augmented with good healthy natural fats is the only approach that allows us to contol our blood sugar. If you eat high carb, medication is the only route and it's likely to be a nasty roller coaster ride.

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I have been T2 for many years ,up until 5 weeks ago I followed the mainstream advice of how to eat for a "healthy" diabetic life style All kinds of advice from all kinds of people including other diabetics . After a visit to my doctor and hearing some more bad news including numbness in a few of my toes ,I decided it was time to change my life.

I had been lurking around some forums (this one mostly) and had read about the LCHF diet. I jumped in with all I had ,it's been 5 weeks and I'm not turning back. I haven't felt this good in many many years. And the numbness in my toes is gone

For breakfast I just had 2 eggs ,2 sausage links and about 1/4 cup cheese in a scramble with a Cuban espresso with
whole cream (0 carbs) I figure about 1.5 carbs if that. Well on the way to my 20 carb limit a day. Instead of having to take 5-6 units of insulin like months ago ,I took 1 and a half. If I need more in a couple of hours I will pop another.

I was not hungry this morning ,I was still full from my 10 carb full fat baked chicken and eggplant dinner last night

Time to go to work and work off this espresso
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I just had my second Cuban espresso ...

I didn't say but I quit all sugar,bread, starchy veggies ,and sweets cold turkey . My wife said I was a joy to be around for the first two weeks..NOT!! She said it was like I quit smoking ...I was a big grump.
Now I can sit and watch her eat a bunch of the new Twinkies that just came out and not care.

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Jeven, do you pump, or are you on a basal insulin? Either way, I associate carb-craving with too high a basal dose.

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My method for getting on track and staying on track, is just to ponder the sobering reality of the consequences. That gives me the discipline to fight through the cravings, and the inner will to not stray from my path, ever. Every time I resist temptation it makes me more proud of myself and feeds that inner beast.

My inner beast is most likely the same one that I've been appeasing with junk food and unhealthy behavior for the last 13 years. Now it's on a steady diet of positive achievement. I've gained control of a lot more than just my blood glucose now.

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I've had times when I was okay with low carb. Now I'm just giving in. It's not like I'm eating bowls of pasta for dinner. But if there's a cookie around then I want it. Yesterday I ate a few bites of a brownie and I felt so guilty afterwards. I hate that feeling.




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I notice that in one of your other posts you comment that you are having a hard time with low carb eating. Sorry but I do think that low carb, augmented with good healthy natural fats is the only approach that allows us to contol our blood sugar. If you eat high carb, medication is the only route and it's likely to be a nasty roller coaster ride.

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So you've been eating like that for 5 weeks! Amazing and amazing results. I'm really happy for you. Do you think you can stick to the diet long-term?

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I don't pump.

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Jeven,

We have a chicken and egg problem here. As long as you eat high carb treats, you will tend to crave them. When your body has been educated away from them, you are likely to find, like me, that you don't miss them.

I'm lucky in that my BH rules my diet with a rod of iron but others on the forum have found that they needed to be fairly draconian with themselves - clearing the house of the offending items and consciously deciding to avoid buying them despite demands from other members of the household.

Sorry, there's no easy option. Without reducing the carb content of your diet, medication and the roller coaster is what you have to look forward to

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