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Enormous weight loss and Hb1Ac reduction carbs

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Padraic1308, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Padraic1308

    Padraic1308 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I am Dr Aidan P Cooney (not a medical doctor but a physical organic chemist!)
    Although not knew to this group I have not previously contributed much of anything at all!
    In had previously gained a terrible amount of weight mainkly due to a combination of inactivity, various pain meds and benzodiazepine muscle relaxants and various other pharmaceutical concoctions.
    I would like to share my recent experience which hopefully might help someone else.
    I believe the magic word here is "carbohydrate".
    After observing other people's success iIdecided to go on a gradual carb reduction program which I have had a great deal of success with!
    First thing I did was knock out sugar intake, altogether but very slowly.
    I then gradually reduced lactose containing milk, the logic here is due to the fact that lactose is basically composed of a glucose and galactose combination. I was drinking and using a large amount of cows milk daily.
    we all know the problem with glucose but galactose is another monosaccharide which is actually metabolized to glucose anyway in the body. so basically you are getting a double hit of glucose!
    Then i went after the main culprit which I believe is any carbohydrate. carbs of any sort are just a bunch of glucose molecules bonded together and are all broken down to the latter in the body!
    I still ate fats and proteins (didnt reduce those at all).
    I used to be 140Kg. I now after 1 year have made it down to 87Kg. I have not spent hours in the gym basically because i have severe spinal damage after multiple failed surgeries in the USA.
    My glycated haemoglobin (HB1Ac) is now normal and although I still take a sodium-glucosecotransporter type 2 (SGL2 inhibitor or gliflozin) I don't believe I need it!
    I don't recommend doing this quickly because you could very well end up with ketosis! However iIcertainly recommend reducing carbohydrate intake!
    best of luck to you all!
    Aidan P Cooney
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done, what a turn-around!

    May I ask if you have noticed a reduction in inflammation/pain while cutting out the carbs? Have you seen an opportunity to reduce pain meds (if you take any, that is)?
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Thank you for your story. That is an amazing weight loss. You must feel great. Congratulations, and yes, carbs are the enemy. Fat isn't. :)
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Just one thing though, the risk with SGLT2s and a low carb diet is DKA rather than nutritional ketosis. Just to be clear. :)
     
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    Padraic1308 Type 2 · Member

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    Yes I have noticed a reduction in inflammation and stress on the joints and I am trying to ghradually get the intake down! However I have been on strong opiod pain eds and clonazepam for 22 years so it's not going to be easy! However yes, definitelty there is a reduction in pain!
     
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    Padraic1308 Type 2 · Member

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    #6 Padraic1308, Apr 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    Padraic1308 Type 2 · Member

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    Yes you are correct diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)and and not ketosis!
     
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  8. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done! Yours is a similar story to mine. Weight just dropped off and my HbA1c plummeted too. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Brilliant, well done! Great to hear about your experience of less inflammation too.
     
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