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Have any other low carbers quit dairy and noticed a big difference?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cocosilk, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Gmt2

    Gmt2 Type 2 · Active Member

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    How did you give up carbs? I need to lose wright and a year into diabetes have gained.
     
  2. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Moderator
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    Bluetit- that is wonderful to hear. I am doing LCHF and most of my fat is dairy - I also don't like fatty meat but do like salmon. I certainly hoping I can still have cream and cheese and still lose weight. I would like to lose about 33% of my initial weight so I'm glad for your post!
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    It is the same as giving up anything. You just have to give them up if you want to control your blood sugars and lose weight. You don't have to give them all up - you can set your own target for how many grams of carbs your body can handle, and stick to it. Portion control plays a big part, too. One small potato is better than half a dozen big ones. (especially with a big dollop of butter)
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Good luck with it.
    It took me from the January to the November, averaging about 2lbs a week or a bit less.
     
  5. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been aiming to keep under the daily limit of 130 for carbs (and I've been averaging around 100). For me, milk and yogurt have been adding what feels like a lot in the totals. More than I'd assumed before careful recording of what I've been having.

    Because my HbA1c had gone up to 52, I've just been really carefully recording my carbs and the re-test has just come back at 41, so it's worked, and makes me think I need to persevere long-term with this.
     
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  6. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds a bit like when that other wonder drug - the infamous statin was introduced.
     
  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I never lose weight if I eat nuts, cheese or cream.
    I still have more than 4st to lose if I want the right BMI.
     
  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Metformin is an appetite suppressant and a one which looks after the heart and liver. Oh and brain and my fertility and my IR.
    I was one of very few who took part in the London trials for PCOS. It was hugely successful for me. I was 'barren' and then had 2 successful pregnancies. After costly private fertility treatment and failed IVF.
    I'm sorry but metformin is brilliant for my body. I'm determined to not let IBS spoil its benefits.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    What do you think is on the death certificates for 'old age' death cause?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    "Frailty due to old age" was what was on my mothers...
     
  11. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Speaking only for myself if I may, I just stopped eating them and replaced the lost energy with extra fat. I found carbohydrate moderation depressing, painful and largely ineffective, whereas total abstinence was easy-peasy lemon-squeezy and kicked my diabetes into the kerb in a matter of months. When I saw the results, and had already felt the alternatives (serious complications) staying off carbohydrate was effortless and endlessly rewarding.
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    This was almost exactly the same for me too.
     
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  13. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Don't be sorry! I'm happy hear how much it helped you. Maybe it is a wonder drug many others could benefit from.
     
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  14. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just recently quit dairy again in a second attempt to give up coffee. To all intents and purposes that also means I’m now zero-carbing. I shall report any findings in due course :pompous:
     
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  15. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Minor bump on this. Nearly three weeks off the dairy now. I wasn't actually expecting to say this, but I feel even better. I haven't lost any weight but my stomach is now flatter. Absolutely zero gas or bloating. Also my joints feel like they've been oiled. I feel half my age in that regard.

    Actually, when I say "off the dairy" that isn't technically accurate. I am still consuming a small quantity of hard cheese with some meals. However, I have read that hard cheese differs from regular dairy in that all the sugar has been eaten by the microbes, and the proteins have been 'folded' so are no longer inflammatory.

    So in summary, although I already felt great and wasn't aware of any problems I had with dairy, just quitting double cream has had a beneficial effect. Very surprising to me.
     
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  16. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WOW! @Jim Lahey Don't mean to derail the thread but what do you eat?
     
  17. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    for me jim i find that double cream is a no no.. so starts the day with tea , a dash of soya milk and a teaspoon of coconut oil in it ..
     
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  18. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Meat, organs, poultry, eggs, seafood. I drink bottled water or animal soup. Absolutely love the simplicity and have never felt better.

    Grain-free for life :D
     
  19. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No veg, fruit or wine?
     
  20. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nope. No plant matter at all. Only animals. No alcohol.
     
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