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A small victory

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Caeseji, May 11, 2019.

  1. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now I wouldn't say that I talk about nutrition and health with my family a lot...

    Okay that's a lie. I don't stop talking about it.

    But today was a win for me, my Dad whom is Type 2 like myself but for a lot longer was talking to me about his bodybuilding days and the subject of breakfast came up because I get REALLY concerned about him eating oats in the morning. Admitting to myself and my Grandmother that he usually just forces it down because he's not hungry in the morning so what did I say? "Just don't eat then, do a me and do 16:8 fasting." And he actually said yes, he's just going to have some coffee and leave it at that!

    Suddenly so proud of him for doing this! Now to banish the carbs from the house... :angelic:
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Baby steps. Well done!
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Wonderful! Eating when not hungry, poor man.
    Just to make sure, he isn't on sulfonylurea's or insulin, is he? If he is he should be careful not to go hypo when he suddenly skips all those carbs in the morning.
     
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  4. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just metformin and exenatide (GLP-1) so he should be fine there. I’m hoping we can help get him off the second. He used to prescribe to the Eatwell but seeing how well I’m doing he’s going back to his bodybuilding outlook.
     
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    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great news, well done.
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The "steak and egg diet" used to be a standard option for body builders.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you deserve a major victory claim, rather than a small one. Awesome job.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    What a victory! Well done! I am the only type 2 in my family but I’m sure I would do the same if I was in your position.
     
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  9. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all so much! Yeah I know of my Dad and my Auntie that have it so I am going to keep spreading the word and hey, can't be any worse than complications down the line.

    Ironically Vince Gironda the Iron Guru himself came up in conversation, I think that's been one of the reasons he's been semi-supporting my change to Keto because he knows of that regime.
     
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  10. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I have been doing a similar kind of thing with my family. There's just me with T2 but I'm doing everything I can to educate them to ward off the possibility of my children or grandchildren developing T2.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    And just like that, snap of the fingers and he commits to trying it.... small victory, it may be a bit bigger then you think?

    Good job, I'm sure you're pretty happy!
     
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    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. It is so frustrating when those around you insist, no matter what you tell them, that they must have their breakfast in the morning, no matter what, and don't get me started on those oats and porridge's.
     
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