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Fasting is working it's magic

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by berylc, May 15, 2017.

  1. baryntn42

    baryntn42 · Newbie

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    Well done!!
     
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    owletta Type 2 · Newbie

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    owletta Type 2 · Newbie

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    Doesn't anybody know that it is VERY dangerous to fast if diabetic.
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Serioulsy? where did you get that gem from or are you missing the irony emoji..?
     
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  5. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That it not true. You need to be careful if you are on certain medications that you don't get hypos. However, for type 2 fasting can be very beneficial. There is a fasting video course on dietdoctor.com by Dr Jason Fung. Jason has a lot of experience with reversing type 2 diabetes using fasting. In about 90% of cases he can get people with type 2 down to non diabetic blood sugars and off all medication in about three months. Fasting helps remove fat around the liver and pancreas and helps beta cell regeneration by putting the body in a state of autophagy where it repairs itself.

    See https://www.dietdoctor.com/intermittent-fasting for some info on fasting.
     
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    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it would help if you share the context of your understanding of..."Why is it dangerous to fast if diabetic?"
     
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    Hoping4Cure Type 1 · BANNED

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    Fasting can be safe if precautions are taken to avoid insulin OD. If not on insulin, the only risk is likely feeling faint. (aside from death, but that only happens after a few months, especially if you're overweight).

    And, at any time one can simply reach over and open the fridge.




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    Kenny369 · Newbie

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    Hi just signed up after reading of your experience of fasting. I am type 2 diabetic and have had high sugar levels for some time. Two to three weeks ago I came across a YouTube video about intermittent fasting, so I thought that I'd give it a try. Glad that I did, as my sugar levels have dropped even though,when fasting I take less metmorfin. I have just, well, half an hour ago, tested my blood and the result was 5.7 not bad as previously I was running anything from 12 to 18. Little exercise and eat what I want when not fasting, as an example last night (Sunday) I had a roast dinner followed by a large bowl of strawberries and raspberries (no cream) fresh from the garden.
    Hope that this post is helpful
    Kenny369
     
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    Agree with Chook. Get more sleep. Well known that when you sleep your body repairs itself. Not the whole answer but, I believe, beneficial.
     
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    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fasting along with LCHF DOES work! I saw my GP yesterday after the diabetic nurse told me that my blood sugar levels were now that of a non-diabetic, so I am now metformin free!!! :) when diagnosed 4 years ago they were 97 and now they are 38! this is down to a combination on 5:2 and LCHF lifestyle, I say lifestyle and not diet because that is what is now is, to say I am happy is an understatement, I have also lots over 2 stone in weight now with a bit more to go but I'm confident that will come off over time too xxxxx
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Great news very well done indeed..
     
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    CaliforniaGal Type 2 · Member

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    Great post. Thanks. Does anybody want to get their numbers back down in the normal range once & for all?
    Dr. Fung: Intermittent fasting (IF).
     
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    Speedbird Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's next on my "to do" list. X
     
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  15. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    I AM USING THE INTERMITTANT FASTING, NOT EATING BREAKFAST 3 MORNINGS A WEEK, I.E. FAST OF 18 HOURS EACH TIME, PLUS NOT EATING BREAKFAST, LUNCH 1 DAY A WEEK, I.E.24 HOUR FAST. MY LEVELS ARE NORMAL, CONTROLLED AND CONSISTENTLY BELOW CUT OFF LEVELS

    JENNY
     
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    pollensa · Guest

    I THINK COMMON SENSE COMES INTO THE EQUASION HERE. IF ONE IS ON MEDICATION AND OTHER, FIRST CHECK WITH YOUR DOC, IF ONE IS NOT ON ANY MEDICATION WHATSOEVER, THEIR LEVELS ARE CONSISTENTLY NORMAL BELOW CUT OFFS, WHICH BY THE WAY, CUT OFF LEVELS ARE ONLY ARBITRARY CHOSEN NUMBERS! FASTING IF ONE IS FEELING HEALTHY, NO PROBLEMS OR OTHER, WHY NOT FAST IS THE QUESTION AND ESPECIALLY, AS THIS NOT ONLY SEEMS TO STABALIZE LEVELS, BUT ALSO ASSISTS AND HELPS LOOSE WEIGHT EASILY AND NATURALLY. ONE DOES NOT FEEL HUNGRY, IF ONE KNOWS HOW TO
    DO INTERMITTANT FASTING CORRECTLY.
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I never have breakfast now, well apart from when I stayed with a friend recently and she bought me an avocado for breakfast, along with a freshly laid hens egg from her 'girls'. But a breakfast once in a while won't hurt. I'm not eating lunch when I'm home either. In Glasgow at our son's wedding we ate out most days. One day I found a tearoom that knew all about the LCHF diet, that was a first for me! Even eating out with the family didn't do me too much harm as we walked for miles each day. I tried to eat LCHF when ever I could, avoiding puddings (apart from the wedding breakfast then I had a wonderful rhubarb crumble, ice cream and some delicious loganberry (at least I think that is what it was!) jam from Norway, made by bride's mum, so I couldn't refuse! But now back on home soil I'm on a strict LCHF diet again. Sadly I have had to give up on the cream in my coffee as I'm allergic to it and it makes me feel ill, so not worth it. Though funnily enough I can eat cheese, just not cream or fresh milk. I'm going to try a dash of vanilla in my coffee and see if I like it.
    I'm going to make a fat bomb to take to work with me for my lunch if needed. I'm back on Wednesday :(:bigtears::depressed::grumpy: 7am to 2.35pm, so will try to continue the fasting, but will have a fat bomb if I really need it. I will try hard I can continue the IF until Sunday night. Then will see if I can continue the IF when I'm on a 2.35 to 10pm shift eating at either 5pm or 5.30pm, depending upon which tea break I have.
    Reading back the messages here gives me the support I need, especially reading @bulkbiker blog. Love the new photo by the way, you look great!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow thanks for that.. sounds like you have lactose intolerance if the cream and milk are upsetting you have you tried the Arla lactofree stuff? Might help . Cheese is very low in lactose so that's probably why you are ok with that..
     
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    lactose intolerance, that's it - couldn't remember what it was called! Have tried it in the past, but will go back to it I think, though I love coffee and cream, but not enough to feel ill after it. Trip to the local grocery shop I think.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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