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5/2/20 9:44 A

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You might check out Trim Healthy Mama. I'm not a fanatic and don't do it 100% but a lot of the recipes and knowledge take out simple carbs and replace them with complex carbs, and healthy fats. It's something you can tweak for yourself, but like CrazyDog, I started with one thing to change, then another. When I was successfully loosing weight, I stayed away from flour and sugar especially, and now I've let them creep back in and I've got to re-evaluate...

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3/17/20 11:10 A

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Melissa: Excellent point about the need for electrolytes if you're not feeling well on keto.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

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3/17/20 10:53 A

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Sorry for taking a bit to jump in - I'm mostly keto nowadays, and I could give you a bunch of tips about it. Item 1) Keto usually does not hurt kidneys. Here's an article: perfectketo.com/ketosis-kidn
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If you are new to low carb and you feel kinda crappy - you probably need electrolytes! Salt, potassium, and magnesium will help. I drink bone broth with salt and nosalt (which has potassium) take Calm (magnesium) and drink electrolyte drinks (sugar free vitamin water and Coconut bai, which has a few carbs but not many).

I don't track directly anymore, but I'm usually aiming for 50 total carbs/day (fiber included) and probably come in under that a lot, because I don't eat a lot of veggies anymore (cruciferous ones hate my gut).

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3/16/20 12:07 P

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Thank you all so much for the feedback. I appreciate it

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3/16/20 9:19 A

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Sugar: Absolutely we need food to live! No doubt about that. But we have to make wise choices. . . eat foods that are not going to trigger us. It took me a long time but finally realized I had to change my relationship w/food. I realized food = medicine + fuel. Hard to do.

It is not an easy job. I find menu planning helps, too. Again, psychologically quells the “When will I eat, what will I eat” scenarios.

Definiely have to get enough calories in, too, to satisfy hunger – not be stuffed, but satisfied. That takes practice to know what true hunger feels like! I know I really didn’t know!

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3/16/20 9:09 A

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we need food to live. I am stuck and find that I am having wild food swings that have me craving certain foods. at one point I ate so much pasta and fried stuff now that is done but I still use them .a bit. It is hard to deal with food . as the main person I buy all the food and fix all the food so it all falls on my shoulders what and how much we eat . He does not have a weight problem I do. find at times I need to have something to eat between the meals just not enough. one thing I did find was that I did not need a full meal when I wanted something . a few bites will work if I allow it. I never was heavy until I had children. but have been told since i was 17 that i needed to lose 5 lbs. I worked as a telephone operator and their doctor said lose 5llbs now. now its more like 103 pounds to lose.

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3/16/20 6:16 A

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GINGER: Yes, cutting out the bread (forgot to list that). That helped me reduce the cravings.

I think of it like any addiction, let's say alcohol. If you are addicted to it, it really doesn't work to even do a LITTLE after you feel you are recovered. The truth is . . . we're NEVER recovered . . . we are RECOVERING from food addiction. The other part of it is that w/type 2 diabetes we are essentially being told by our bodies that we are intolerant to simple carbs (the whites, sugar).

YES we need fruits and veggies, but they are complex carbs. They also have fiber, so the affect of the carbs from those things has less of a affect on our blood sugar.

It IS hard to give up the carbs. Like anything else we're addicted to. The beginning can see symptoms like headache, body aches, almost flu symptoms sometimes. But your body adjusts.

My choice for fruits is always berries. That's the easiest on the body to process.

And portion control is very important, too. After all, you can overeat on those too.

So, to me, makes sense to continue to weigh and measure. Plan out meals. Something about that shuts off the brain's worry about "when is my next meal and what will I eat."

Hang tight.

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3/16/20 1:06 A

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the best thing which has worked for me is to cut out fried foods. bread, rice,processed foods , watch everything that goes in my mouth measure..etc. I have a plan from oa and i lost and kept it off for a yr and half but every day I craved sweets. I only was eating healthy carbs twice a day . small amounts.
than after i got the weight off i would try eating a little more and kept it off it worked for along time. i started to eat some carbs again and the more I ate the more I gained.
The more tired I got both my parents where diabetic and i have fought this for yrs. anyway my md wants me on a low carb diet. i started keto diet about 30 carbs a day and for the first time in so yrs try 28 or so, I am not craving sugar. my md does not want me on the keto diet, she says she has patients who have damaged kidney because of it. so I am looking into a low carb diet which works but they are confusing. to say the lest. thanks for answering I am not giving up just trying to figure it out. oh I have tried twice to just got back on my meal plna that worked before and it just quit working period and I still crave sugar.. so I feel I have ot go without carbs as much as possible.


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1CRAZYDOG's Photo 1CRAZYDOG Posts: 636,320
3/15/20 7:43 P

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What really matters is what works for you and you can sustain . . . that is what is important. I personally am low carb and do moderate fats. And follow many Mediterranean tenents, too. The key is . . . no one diet works, and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for others.

It is confusing, to be sure. I take ideas from different plans that make sense for me. I avoid whites (white sugar, white flour, white rice, processed foods, white potatoes). Whole foods. '

I hope this helps a little. Don't give up.

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3/15/20 6:36 P

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I have insulin resistant & metabolic syndrome. My md wants me on a low carb diet but not keto
do the health issue that is causes with kidney damage: She says the diet causes.

I ordered a book on line for insulin resistance but it goes by the glycemic index , but i have found that plan does not work for me. I have struggled with my weight since I was in my teens
on and off. both my parents were diabetic.

I crave carbs so much it is unreal. but i put my self on a low carb diet close to a keto
i feel real bad I heard that it wears off.

anyway my question is. why is the glycemic so different than keto and adkins.
why so they differ so much? and what type of meal plans do you all use?

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