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Fasting... vegetarian that don't want to loose weight

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by worldtraveller, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. worldtraveller

    worldtraveller · Active Member

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    I'm a 57 year old, healthy weight with A1 5.9. My doctor suggested that I do intermittent fasting to get a quick response to lower my sugars. I'm new at this and am going to do a 16-8 twice a week. Any suggestions for vegetarians?
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Umm, if you are fasting why should being veggie make a difference? Fasting is fasting.
     
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    T2#Me · Well-Known Member

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    Because he's only fasting twice a week?
     
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    T2#Me · Well-Known Member

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    there is a sub section on this forum for vegetetarians ... might be helpful.
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An A1C of 5.9% is in the non-diabetic range. Not even pre-diabetic. Why does your doctor think you need to lower your blood sugar levels?
     
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    worldtraveller · Active Member

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    According to my GP feels that 5.9 is too high and is leading me down a dangerous path.. My A1 has gone from 5.3 to 5.9 over three years. I have siblings with diabetes, along with one parent, and five aunts, including one aunt who was blind and lost a leg. This is why I'm going to stay ahead of this slippery slope. My doctor strongly urged me to get a grip of my eating habits. .
     
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    if you are fasting why should being veggie make a difference? Fasting is fasting. Unhelpful response, but you do have a point.. Thanks
     
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    worldtraveller · Active Member

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    I just looked on a couple of sites. According to the Mayo Clinic, pre-diabetics is 5.7 – 6.4. I'm 5.9.
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with the Mayo Clinic. But regardless, rather than fasting, you should reduce carbohydrate intake to reduce your blood glucose levels.
     
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