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Insulin Resistance Weight Loss Diet

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by jettcrash11, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. jettcrash11

    jettcrash11 · Member

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    I have insulin resistance, pretty high almost tipping the scale. I recently made life changes in past three weeks and went on a low carb diet. I went from 232 pounds to 225 pounds within that time frame. However this week I haven't dropped weight at all. I gained a pound. I have been having trouble going to the bathroom even with a fiber supplement, but I have been eventually. I have kept my carbs under 60 grams a day . I have to admit I did eat a little more bread this week, but just a little. My protein has gone up a little too. I exercise for about an hour everyday. What is happening?
     
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  2. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How many calories a day are you eating?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I think you are doing really fine , what medications are you on ?
    get some laxative , if this keeps continuing ..
    if you are not yet on metformin, that medication is know for the opposite effect and in my case it also helped me lose weight --- it is really great that you exercise 1 hour every day, if you could up it a bit there might be space for half a banana that also could help you with your problem..

    or you could take some Physillum Husk like a spoone full in your greek fulfat yoghurt...
    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...-bowels-company-lepicol-60081444?skuid=081444

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/holland-barrett-psyllium-husks-capsules-500mg-60003241

    really gtreat that you are able to keep carbs under 60 grams a day..
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It would help if you told us what diabetes medication you are on, if any, what sort of blood sugar levels you see, and if you have your own meter.

    It is common to experience constipation when starting low carb. It helps if you increase your fluids (water) and eat enough fats, also increase the amount of foods you eat that contain a lot of fibre. Seeds (especially flaxseed) is good for this.
     
  5. jettcrash11

    jettcrash11 · Member

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    under 1500 at the most
     
  6. jettcrash11

    jettcrash11 · Member

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    How can I lose more weight on low carb?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    What medication are you taking?
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. You should probably be on Metformin? Keep going with the low-carb diet and have enough proteins and fats. If the weight doesn't come down then you need to discuss possibilities with the GP. There are some injectables that could be considered.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    It is probably the bread - I can't eat ordinary bread and lose weight.
    It is not the quantity of carbs so much as the quality of what you eat. Try to keep the foods low carb.
     
  10. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have diabetes? what type and what medications are you taking? how are your blood sugars on 60g carbs a day?

    Sorry for the all the questions but it would help us to make useful suggestions regarding what worked for us.
     
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