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Old 02-20-2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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I am 39yrs old. 6' 2"..and weighed 220 lbs.

2 months ago, I completely removed sugar from my diet and started exercising every day.

No breads

No starches

No fruit

No junk food

No fast food of any kind

No alcohol of any kind

I just eat fresh meats, and vegetables, oh and LOTS of water. Every once in awhile I will eat a few rasberries. Really close to a Keto diet.

I weigh 206 now and want to continue this trend to get in better shape. Just wanted to share.

It was really tough adjusting to my new diet and exercise program, but now I am used to it and it isn't hard to follow.

Just getting started, and getting used to the new routine and diet was the toughest part.

Also, no foods that come in a box, or a bag.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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I live a KETO lifestyle and would never go back.
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I have not had any beer or wine cause I'm not supposed to.
(in the last 2-1/2 months)

I started a serious effort to reduce carbohydrates
so now when i grocery shop I'm constantly looking
for products that have 12 grams but it's difficult to
find , so I am eating proteins , some dairy , as little
sugar as I can and lots of vegetables (salads that
I make with cucumbers , carrots , broccoli , cauliflower
lettuce , shrooms , mozzarella cheese , radish &
onion.

I have not noticed much weight loss yet , but my
body is feeling better ...looser
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I'd eat a bullet before I stopped eating bread.

But we have real bread here, some of you really aren't missing much.
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I was at 202 about a month ago. Doc says high cholesterol and blood sugar higher than sheíd like. Dropped deserts and most carbs. Two Atkins bars or some protein, nuts, beef jerky for lunch, and a smaller dinner. Down to 188 at the moment. Was at this weight a while ago but put some back on during vacation. Still have a beer a night and eat a little heavier Friday nights and weekends. Seeing what the doc says for target weight. Black coffee helped take out some of the sugar. Hasnít been that hard, but thatís me and I know it isnít for others.
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I'd eat a bullet before I stopped eating bread.

But we have real bread here, some of you really aren't missing much.
The main thing to avoid is refined or processed white flour. It turns to sugar as soon as it hits your tongue.
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I have to see the doc in about a month and Iíll see about getting another set of blood work to see about the blood sugar and cholesterol. More interested in lowering the blood sugar at the moment.
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Pasta is the thing I miss the most and I have a little here and there. I have blueberries and spinach for veggies mostly.
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I have not had any beer or wine cause I'm not supposed to.
(in the last 2-1/2 months)

I started a serious effort to reduce carbohydrates
so now when i grocery shop I'm constantly looking
for products that have 12 grams but it's difficult to
find , so I am eating proteins , some dairy , as little
sugar as I can and lots of vegetables (salads that
I make with cucumbers , carrots , broccoli , cauliflower
lettuce , shrooms , mozzarella cheese , radish &
onion.

I have not noticed much weight loss yet , but my
body is feeling better ...looser
If you are diabetic you need carbs to level out your blood sugars.

When I was on a low carb diet my blood sugar was all over the place.
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If you are diabetic you need carbs to level out your blood sugars.

When I was on a low carb diet my blood sugar was all over the place.
Isn't that what the Met Formin does?
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Nice job @Moonshot180, I'm at 203 now from a peak of 240. Wearing pants I couldn't even button a year ago.

I generally follow the South Beach which is very similar to your post. Except I like a few suds on the weekends.

The original book starts out with Dr Agatson explaining exactly how sugars and refined carbs affect your body and why they cause weight gain and bad blood chemistry. I recommend to anyone just for that part alone.

What I found is that once you do without the bad stuff for awhile, the cravings to have it disappears.

Also it's important to eat a healthy lean protien breakfast.
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Isn't that what the Met Formin does?
I'd ask your doc. I had to go to a class in the hospital back in 2015 to be educated on how a diabetic should eat. They told me to eat 60-80 grams of carbs per meal and I normally hit the lower end of that scale. My sugar has been running well under 140 all the time and my A1C runs 6.4 so the doc's happy.
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Nice job @Moonshot180, I'm at 203 now from a peak of 240. Wearing pants I couldn't even button a year ago.

I generally follow the South Beach which is very similar to your post. Except I like a few suds on the weekends.

The original book starts out with Dr Agatson explaining exactly how sugars and refined carbs affect your body and why they cause weight gain and bad blood chemistry. I recommend to anyone just for that part alone.

What I found is that once you do without the bad stuff for awhile, the cravings to have it disappears.

Also it's important to eat a healthy lean protien breakfast.
Congrats on the weight loss! That is impressive.
I'm still hanging on to 36" waste blue jeans & bound
& determined to get back in em.
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If you are diabetic you need carbs to level out your blood sugars.

When I was on a low carb diet my blood sugar was all over the place.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. I am able to keep it 100% under control BECAUSE I limit my carbs. I live a strict KETO lifestyle. I went from an A1c of 13+ down to my current A1c of 5.4.

Just sayin'...
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Are you doing a true Keto diet, Cricket? As in, are you always in Ketosis? Do you test yourself to see?
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Are you doing a true Keto diet, Cricket? As in, are you always in Ketosis? Do you test yourself to see?
Yes, and yes.

Give me a minute to find something I wrote recently.

It may help understand why I am so passionate about this topic.
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In July of 2012, I believed I was finally living a healthy lifestyle. I was eating "real" food, taking a high quality daily vitamin and walking 5-10 miles daily. Although there were subtle signs that a violent storm was brewing, those signs were minor. I mostly attributed them to getting older. I did not go to doctors unless I was sick.

I could not have been more wrong.

My memories of the day the storm finally moved in are minimal, just bits and pieces.
  • I remember the painful lump on the back of my head but have no recollection of falling. I likely owe the cuss jar.
  • I remember not liking the paramedics that surrounded me, but didn't know why they were there. I doubt that I was nice to them.
  • I remember my thoughts being jumbled, but didn't realize I couldn't get words out of my mouth correctly. I later heard I sounded intoxicated. I don't remember the ambulance.
  • I remember the moment it all went dark...
Later, when the doctor walked into the hospital room, talking about dangerously high blood pressure, diabetes, and a heart "episode", I was pretty sure he had the wrong room. I wasn't shy about telling him that he had clearly made a mistake and I didnít belong there.

He didn't have the wrong room.

My blood pressure wasn't just high. It was dangerously high. My A1c was 13+. If the number of times they injected insulin into my tummy was any indication of the dangers of that number, I was in serious trouble.

Those of you who know me well, know that I don't make a very good patient. Over the next week I likely made life for the nurse and doctors "unpleasant". It turns out I REALLY don't like MRIs (I had to be sedated to complete the test.) and I am pretty hateful during biopsies. A special nutritionist came to see me many times during that stay. She taught me everything about the American Diabetes Association's way of living and eating. They sent me home with a lot of prescriptions, all of which made me feel beyond sick.

Like a good little girl, I did everything they told me to do, until I didn't.

A few episodes of passing out while walking, sugar crashes that made me feel like I was dying, and continual weight gain (from the meds) had me rethinking what I was being told. My doctor learned to hate me during that time. I have no doubt he added "not compliant" to my medical files. At some point, I discovered LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) and saw everything start to change. Although my numbers were 100 times better, they still weren't quite where I wanted them to be, so it was time to do some more research.

I adjusted my eating plan to Strict KETO, which is Low Carb, (20 grams of carbs a day) Moderate protein, (I stay between 50-60 grams a day) and high fat. (I mostly stick with healthy fats.) If youíre interested in my macros, it comes together as Carbs 5%, Protein 15%, and Fat 80%. I do not count calories. I eat when I am hungry and don't eat when I am not. I also pay a lot of attention to ingredients. The only sweetener I still use is Stevia. My A1c is now 5.4. What does that mean? Technically it means my diabetes is in remission. My numbers are no longer considered diabetic. I am not ďcuredĒ. If were to go back to another way of eating, my crazy high numbers would return.

I no longer have high blood pressure. I am within 10-15 pounds of my goal weight now. Although I still have a couple of growths on my thyroid and pituitary gland, I no longer experience any symptoms from them.

All the meds (except one) that I was on originally are gone. I am in the process of slowly working on getting rid of the last one. Metformin.

My next goal is to start focusing on fitness again, especially strength training.

Am I recommending that you live a KETO lifestyle? Absolutely not.

My only recommendation for you is that you CHOOSE to take control of your own health and CHOOSE a lifestyle that works for you.

Just my 2 cents...
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I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. I am able to keep it 100% under control BECAUSE I limit my carbs. I live a strict KETO lifestyle. I went from an A1c of 13+ down to my current A1c of 5.4.

Just sayin'...
Doc told me I was getting closer to needing to inject.
I'm currently still on pills.
She said limit my carbs and told me to try
to not go over 60g's carbohydrates per meal and
25g's per snack ..she'll check me in a few months.
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I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. I am able to keep it 100% under control BECAUSE I limit my carbs. I live a strict KETO lifestyle. I went from an A1c of 13+ down to my current A1c of 5.4.

Just sayin'...
That's great but low carbs didn't help me at all.
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What reading I did about it was what worked for some didnít for others, some could do it on their own with diet and exercise, some still needed meds too. I want to see some blood work to see whether diet had an effect on it or not. The weight loss part is working, not sure yet on the other. Grateful mine isnít that serious either.
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