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diagnosis of eating disorder because I'm type 1 and follow low carb diet?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by michita, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @michita Just out of curiosity: what kind of low carb diet are you following? What is the daily carb and calorie intake?
    Yesterday, for example I've eaten 130 g of carbs.
    Breakfast was Yoghurt, plums and a peach; lunch was salad with tuna, olives and carrots, and some slices of mortadella; dinner was a salad with tomatoes and canned artichokes, grilled cheese and aubergines with green beans and again plums and peach.

    It's clearly not Atkins and sometimes I eat some bread - yesterday I hadn't time to buy it, in case it's typically a 100 g fresh wholegrain bun. that are 40 g more carbs, but normally I eat less fruit
     
  2. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @MikeTurin :)

    Maybe around 1800 calories and 30-40g carbs a day. no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and no fruits, no sugar.

    My weekday meal example:

    Breakfast at work - home made brownie 1 piece (made with 100% cacao, almond flour and stevia sugar substitute) with coffee with alpro unsweetened soya milk (no insulin)

    Lunch - grilled salmon, stir fried vegetables (courgettes, aubergines mushrooms etc), boiled egg.

    Before dinner 1 more brownie before gym

    Dinner - big Tofu salad, boiled broccoli, 1 small tomato, 1 avocado, olives. On weekends I tend to cook steak or chicken for dinner (I have more time). If I think I'm losing weight I add cheese, mayonnaise etc.
     
  3. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi DCUKMod, thank u for this advice. It's good to know you made this effort to obtain consultant's understanding and it worked. If I decide to speak to them I will definitely do the same !
     
    #63 michita, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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  4. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @azure

    You are right my new consultant doesn't ask me about my diet. He thinks my good control is entirely due to me being in honeymoon period. This I'm quite certain not the main reason for my good control. I'll take my time to decide if I bring the subject up or keep quiet...

    I know you don't advocate low carb diet but you still respond to help me with kind words. Thank u :)
     
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  5. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Odin004

    I'm very happy that you have a nice supportive consultant :) . I share your view on low carb diet and your comments suggesting me to be open with doctors are, quite inspiring. I just saw my consultant and not due to see them for a while but I will consider what you and others said and I'll decide.

    Thank you very much for all your comments :)
     
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    Odin004 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My pleasure!x
     
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