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Old 06-08-2016, 16:10   #21
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kazz888....yep that is one of those things that goes against everything we have learned. Many on here walk for exercise, not power walking, but just nice comfortable pace....I think that is the best practice. I also think swimming at a relaxed pace would work....I used to be a diver, and that really kept me in shape and seldom did I get tired....

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Just this last week I've committed myself to my treadmill for 30 minutes a day and working up to one hour a day and I've been really upset my BG is actually worse than last week where I was just walking moderately for half hour around my neighbourhood...as I've always done even before the diabetics thing. You have just answered a question for me dive2live. Thanku.
I guess I can share my experience here:

It takes a while of consistent walking to result in lower readings. It is not an overnight thing.
But I still believe that long walks will help as attested by a friend of mine who has lost almost 8 kgs. Her readings warranted her doc to prescribe medicine for her.
Initially she was also very discouraged and at the verge of desperation when her readings remain stubbornly high despite cutting down to almost zero carbs and long regular walks of 1 hour plus.

After a few months, finally her reading is at a non diabetic normal range. She has discarded her medicine. And continuing on her walks and cutting back carbs...
But I have a qualification: I need long walks because I do not do any other activities other than those walks in the evenings. I do not even do housework or cooking...

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FWIW, I'm called "pre diabetic", with a 5.0 last A1C, but let me eat a 'normal' meal and I'll go to well over 160 immediately and who can doubt that is diabetic? I'm clearly diabetic. My doctor put "carbohydrate sensitive" on my file.

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Old 06-09-2016, 05:34   #24
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FWIW, I'm called "pre diabetic", with a 5.0 last A1C, but let me eat a 'normal' meal and I'll go to well over 160 immediately and who can doubt that is diabetic? I'm clearly diabetic. My doctor put "carbohydrate sensitive" on my file.

It's a game of numbers only.

Wowwwwww. It just confirms what the earlier member said.
There is no such thing as PRE diabetic. We are just in it for life. We cannot hope to reverse it and get to enjoy normal meals like others...sad but nvm, count our blessings that we are trying to control and we have each other to motivate us on...thanks again...
Your case reaffirms this fact...we have to control our diet and lifestyle FOR LIFE...

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We cannot hope to reverse it and get to enjoy normal meals like others...
Lee, true that we can't reverse insulin sensitivity but we can still enjoy normal meals. I guess it depends on what you consider a normal meal For the most part, I've adopted a low carb high fat way of eating and I follow it daily. However, I do still indulge once in a while in what you are probably considering "normal" meals. I no longer sit down and eat a bag of potato chips nor do I have a chocolate bar for a snack. What I have done is found healthier options for foods that I do like. For instance, I still eat pizza occasionally but I eat wood fired thin crust pizza packed with meat and veggies rather than a deep dish greasy bread soaked version. To be honest, I like this better now. Similarly I still eat chocolate, I just eat a dark chocolate version which has less impact on my blood sugar. Costco has a great version that has almonds and sea salt. Some people will tell you that it's best to just eliminate all this stuff from your diet and I did do this initially but as I've gained control, I've learned what I can and can't add back into my diet. If I cut all these things further I could probably get my BG even lower but I enjoy eating and see it as one of life's little pleasures. I range from 80-130 for BG pretty much every day which would include fasting, after meals, etc. So bottom line for me is that I've found healthier replacements for those so called normal meals. It can be considered a bit of a pain but really, I don't want to eat the way I used to any more. I'm healthier now, I feel and look better - it's not all bad. I do steal the odd French fry from my kids plates though

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My wife, bless her, has followed the LCHF model with me since last May, when I started this journey. She is not diabetic and except for being a bit overweight back then, she is in excellent health. Radically reducing her carb intake and increasing her fat intake has resulted in a 15% weight loss for her also. In her case she is back where she was when I met her.....over 47 years ago.

I believe that eating massive amounts of carbs is a major health problem in the USA for sure and probably world wide. Now that I eat few carbs, I enjoy what I do eat immensely and my overall health is much improved. And I notice what gross eating habits others have...I recall when I would eat out with my wife and we would have a hamburger with everything on it smothered in Ketchup, French fries, smothered in Ketchup, and a sugary drink! I ate like this all the time....of course that was 50 lbs. ago.....! Carbs are killing and destroying the health of many.....It is all just CRAZY!

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Lee, I forgot to add that I am disabled by severe arthritis, so walking or almost any other exercise is out for me. So, what I do to control is basically by diet but I find many varied foods I can eat. I've been at this woe for 6 years now and so I just know what I can eat and what I must avoid. Good luck to you!




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My wife, bless her, has followed the LCHF model with me since last May, when I started this journey. She is not diabetic and except for being a bit overweight back then, she is in excellent health. Radically reducing her carb intake and increasing her fat intake has resulted in a 15% weight loss for her also. In her case she is back where she was when I met her.....over 47 years ago.

I believe that eating massive amounts of carbs is a major health problem in the USA for sure and probably world wide. Now that I eat few carbs, I enjoy what I do eat immensely and my overall health is much improved. And I notice what gross eating habits others have...I recall when I would eat out with my wife and we would have a hamburger with everything on it smothered in Ketchup, French fries, smothered in Ketchup, and a sugary drink! I ate like this all the time....of course that was 50 lbs. ago.....! Carbs are killing and destroying the health of many.....It is all just CRAZY!
Thanks for the reinforcement and encouragement. My reading went down from 5.9(!!!) a couple of mornings ago to 5.5 then to 5.2 (!!!) this morning after cutting carbs further and sugars...and also reduced my oat bran further.
Yes, nowadays I find greasy fried food stuff repulsive. I also do not have much cravings for deserts and sweet drinks...
I was told that after you have cut off carbs and sugars, the taste buds and the brain just forget about them and you just do not crave for them ...and yes my weight which was at 66 kg has gone down to 65 within 1 week.
Slowly and surely with all these reinforcement and motivation, I know I will be fine.
Yes I also do not have to force myself to walk until I am drop dead tired. Just cutting off carbs and sugars and moderate exercise works...yey...

Also I understand that cancer cells feed on carbs and sugar. Correct me if I am wrong.
But I know for sure, after cutting out carbs and sugar, our total cholesterol, LDL & tricegelides also drop simultaneously...it did with mine.

Thanks everyone...I look forward to better readings and updates from all of you golden seniors...

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My reading went down from 5.9(!!!) a couple of mornings ago to 5.5 then to 5.2 (!!!) this morning after cutting carbs further and sugars...and also reduced my oat bran further.
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My wife, bless her, has followed the LCHF model with me since last May, when I started this journey. She is not diabetic and except for being a bit overweight back then, she is in excellent health. Radically reducing her carb intake and increasing her fat intake has resulted in a 15% weight loss for her also. In her case she is back where she was when I met her.....over 47 years ago.

I believe that eating massive amounts of carbs is a major health problem in the USA for sure and probably world wide. Now that I eat few carbs, I enjoy what I do eat immensely and my overall health is much improved. And I notice what gross eating habits others have...I recall when I would eat out with my wife and we would have a hamburger with everything on it smothered in Ketchup, French fries, smothered in Ketchup, and a sugary drink! I ate like this all the time....of course that was 50 lbs. ago.....! Carbs are killing and destroying the health of many.....It is all just CRAZY!
Yes I notice that American food is just oily and carby...but hang on... I do not understand why for the life of me that whenever my nice food is served I will also be asked if I would like to top it with shaved cheese...oh no...the food is good enough sans cheese...I just want to enjoy the nicely cooked fish or poultry or beef as it is cooked...
I visit my daughter in America every couple of years. That is what I notice about this cheese thing and the obsession with carbs, sugar and fried stuff.

Is it true that too much dairy mess up with our hormones thus causing breast cancer particularly among American women?

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