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Old 03-10-2018, 22:39   #1
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Hey Guys... hope you don't mind me jumping in here, with my first post... I am based in the UK, and have had Diabetes for around 12 years (well that I know of)...

For most of that time I've been a terrible Diabetic, my only vice (due to not smoking, drinking or doing drugs... boring right) as only ever been food, so Diabetes was like the worst curse...

Anyways at the age of 50 I decided that this year I would try (one last time) to make it work, for the sake of quality of life... my feed in particular are feeling pretty bad...

So the only thing that seems to work for me is a Low Carb diet... now first thing I am going to say is DAMN it's expensive... but dropped my BS so much... I think you have a different measure in the USA (taking it most of you are American) but in the UK a normal persons BS reading would be about 5... well myn would often be up at late teens/early twenties... I dread to think the damage I have already done...

Anyways reason I wanted to comment is, I am introducing a KETO COFFEE to my healthy regime as of a week Monday (will be the start of week 5 for me)... I am following a recipe I saw by a guy called Thomas DeLauer I did try and link the YouTube video about his, but I haven't posted enough yet...

Basically the ingredients are...

Ingredients:
- MCT Oil - 1 Tbsp or 14g
- Ghee - 1/2 Tbsp
- Cacao powder - 1 Tbsp
- Coffee - 8oz - 12oz
- Himalayan Salt - 1/8 Tsp

This will be taken ahead of doing a 30 minute cycle...

Anyways thought I would just throw this our there for you all...

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It's a pleasure to meet you.

I am a big fan of KETO coffee.

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Hi FatMan, welcome to the forum.

This is a great place to get answers to any questions you might have in regards to LCHF. Many of us here have found that it is also the only thing that has worked for us as well. And many of us do enjoy our versions of keto coffee.

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Hello, FatMan! Welcome to our little corner of the Web.

I'm also a fan of low-carb/high-fat, though I have to say I prefer my coffee just hot and black and 100% coffee. Room for everyone, I think! I seem to find plenty of other sources of fats and, as a couple of folks already have mentioned, they like their keto coffee. Come hang around for a while!

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Thanks for the warm welcome...

The weird thing for me, is in my 12 odd years of having Diabetes... not one doctor or Diabetic nurse ever suggested I should try low carbs... I just thought I would try it, and was amazed at the results...

I did it for 6 weeks before, but then had some drama in my life, and decided to comfort eat my troubles away... this involved large quantities of donuts !

Anyways I got Christmas and the festive period out of the way, and finally got started on my healthier eating trip 3 weeks ago... it's all going to play so far, and my BS is down to normal...

But as we all know it's a life journey, not just a temporary thing... Good luck to you all with the battle... especially if you love your food like me... luckily I love life, and the quality of that life more...

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Hey there...

welcome to the forum .

could you provide us with what you are eating that is expensive. I have actually found to me its really not that expensive at all but I am in the USA and maybe things are different. My staples are

eggs
cheese
fatty meats (usually the cheaper kind)
vegetables (can get expensive but not too bad in my opinion)
coffee (I like starbucks so this can get pricey)

I dont eat rice, potatoes, pasta, bread, fruit, etc so please let me know what type of foods you eat

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Well I am taking a bunch of supplements, including Cod Liver Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, Amino Acids ect... I also buy a lot of extra stuff, Like Coconut Oil to cook in, Manuka Honey for my early morning drink (Juice) Black Seed Oil (they say it cures everything but death) ! And a few other bits, and now the stuff for my Keto Coffee...

And then things like Fillet Steak, lots of fish (including prawns)... I used to eat out a lot and that of course is very expensive... but spending close to it eating healthier... I am sure I could eat cheaper, but I do like quality...

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I am sure I could eat cheaper, but I do like quality...
Indeed. And quality has its price. Americans eat cheaper than just about any other country in the world (as a percentage of income). Of course, a lot of that is the most heavily processed food; curiously, for all the work that's put into that food, it's often the cheapest to buy.

Supplements cost, but if they're really doing something for you then they're worth the money. As for the groceries, there should be less-expensive meats available -- pork, chicken, perhaps lamb/mutton (if you like it; it's expensive here in The States). Fats can include butter and bacon fat (eat the bacon; save the fat) and even lard (though good leaf lard can be expensive). There also are lesser cuts of meat that can be braised or pressure-cooked or slow-cooked into tenderness at a lower price than filets.

All a matter of taste, of course, but there are ways around the $$ (or ££). Or one can chalk it up to the price of eating healthfully.

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Love chicken, and do eat a lot of that... I usually have two main meals a day, I played around with the whole idea of 4 or 5 smaller meals... but my routine doesn't really allow it...

I love fish in the morning, usually maceral or kippers... I also eat a lot of bacon and eggs, love my eggs poaches, scrambled or in a omelette...

I try and vary up my meals at night, I do a wicked Indian styled Lamb Mince dish, with lime pickle in it... it's very Moorish, it's my little indulgence as I love Indian food, but no Bombay potato, rice or naan bread now lol...

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Thanks for the warm welcome...

The weird thing for me, is in my 12 odd years of having Diabetes... not one doctor or Diabetic nurse ever suggested I should try low carbs... I just thought I would try it, and was amazed at the results...

I did it for 6 weeks before, but then had some drama in my life, and decided to comfort eat my troubles away... this involved large quantities of donuts !

Anyways I got Christmas and the festive period out of the way, and finally got started on my healthier eating trip 3 weeks ago... it's all going to play so far, and my BS is down to normal...

But as we all know it's a life journey, not just a temporary thing... Good luck to you all with the battle... especially if you love your food like me... luckily I love life, and the quality of that life more...
There is no money to be made if its not in pill form. Big pharma would not put up with that.

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