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Old 05-13-2016, 16:39   #11
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gmlandis....I know you are new to this and diabetes in general and it can be overwhelming. But from what you are saying and doing you are already on a very good path that will lead you to taking control of this. Keep questioning and reading, as you learn and have more experience it will all come together for you soon.

I worked for Sony for many years and had the opportunity to visit Tokyo many times, I found both the people and the country to be wonderful. Avoiding rice will be challenging, but they do have a great variety of foods outside of just rice, as you know.

As noted above feeling dizzy and weak is part of the process of transitioning to a low carb high fat model, it is caused from either low salt (initial weight loss is water leaving your tissues, which can reduce your electrolytes), and/or not enough fat intake (could be more difficult to find fatty foods in Japan).

Changing your intake on these two things will usually result within 24hrs. of no more dizziness or weakness.....! One way I manage keeping my fat intake up is by having a fat bomb in the morning. I put heavy whipping cream in my coffee or tea....yum, yum it is and... it gives me a burst of energy to start my day off!

Good Luck and stay the course, you can do this!

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Old 05-15-2016, 03:40   #12
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I've lost about 8 pounds in the last month and a half. Kind of slow down this last week.

I get dizzy and have to stop and wait awhile until it passes. Not enough water? I'm not sure why this is happening.
If you are dieting, water is your friend. How much do you drink in a day? You know, sometimes we can mistake thirst for hunger and vice versa. My cousin measures out her water for the day so she always knows how much she has or hasn't drunk. Works if you can stay in one place all day. But, I have modified the record keeping and try to do as she does.
When you say "dizzy" do you mean the area around you seems to move or you feel as if you are going to faint?

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Old 05-15-2016, 11:29   #13
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If you are dieting, water is your friend. How much do you drink in a day? You know, sometimes we can mistake thirst for hunger and vice versa. My cousin measures out her water for the day so she always knows how much she has or hasn't drunk. Works if you can stay in one place all day. But, I have modified the record keeping and try to do as she does.

Then I need a system to measure how much water I drink every day.

When you say "dizzy" do you mean the area around you seems to move or you feel as if you are going to faint?
I feel like I'm going to faint.

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Old 05-15-2016, 12:21   #14
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gmlandis....
As noted above feeling dizzy and weak is part of the process of transitioning to a low carb high fat model, it is caused from either low salt (initial weight loss is water leaving your tissues, which can reduce your electrolytes), and/or not enough fat intake (could be more difficult to find fatty foods in Japan).

Changing your intake on these two things will usually result within 24hrs. of no more dizziness or weakness.....! One way I manage keeping my fat intake up is by having a fat bomb in the morning. I put heavy whipping cream in my coffee or tea....yum, yum it is and... it gives me a burst of energy to start my day off!

Good Luck and stay the course, you can do this!
Thanks for your suggestions. I went out and got some real cream for my morning coffee.

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