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Lower carb diet and calories ?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by coleyd, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. coleyd

    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys

    I seem to not have the type 2 diabetes anymore.

    I eat a typical diet which is lower carb now. Do I need to worry about calories? I can easily go over a little. Its saying I should eat around 1500 cals on one of the apps.

    Macros seem be be approx 109g daily carbs, 79g protein and 84g fat.

    Anyone have any ideas ? Have another stone to lose and I have chronic fatigue syndrome so I dont go for actual exercise just walking and housework and I have stairs in my house.

    I only eat oatcakes,potatoes, basmati rice and buckwheat flour as my main carbs and I eat them in small portions compared to what it used to be.

    I upped the protein(eggs, meat, fish) and fat (coconut oil, butter, almond butter, olive oil, cheese...)
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Which app are you looking at?
    I'd say your carb intake is still way too high for weight loss.
    Do you think you could abandon these food types and see how it goes?
    Eat larger and maybe fattier portions of
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Put simply, with Type 2 Diabetes it is not a question of having a problem with metabolising calories. It is a problem with metabolising carbohydrates.
     
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  4. coleyd

    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I cant eat too many carbs I cant tolerate them. I'm talking about just to lose weight. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and when I try and eat very low carb it makes me feel awfully worse energy wise.
     
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    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The app is chronometer. Based on my height age weight activity etc say around 1546 cals a day...
     
  6. coleyd

    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is classed as lower carb than 109 grams a day, that also means I am not very low carb ( as I need some carbs I feel for some sort of energy)
     
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    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have lost 3 stones over the years slowly. I'm eager to get the last stone off
     
  8. coleyd

    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An easy was to lower my carbs is to reduce the oatcakes. Instead of 4 as part of a meal I could do 2 and then that would bring me under 100g to about 96g carbs for the day . Sometimes I eat 6 ( whole single pack) oatcakes a day... wont be doing that anymore. Normally 4 for a meal and 2 as a snack with cheese or nut butter
     
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  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    I usually have about 5-10g of carbs per day mainly from cream in coffee..Average for 2019 is 9g
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    me too, and I have CFS. I think maybe we metabolise foods in a different way or something. I restrict my calories to 1500 a day, I watch my carb intake to under 100g a day. When we have more than one health condition it can be a balancing act to juggle them.
    Do what you need to do to keep as healthy as you can considering all of your conditions the best you can. I have been juggling for 7 years now, just do your best.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lower carb is under 120g of carbs a day or thereabouts.
     
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  12. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    do you have CFS?
     
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  13. coleyd

    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have horrible cfs /m.e diagnosed 9 years ago. I'm 34. I feel spaced out a lot too.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I asked a simple question. I have had CFS for over 10 years. If I reduce my carbs too far the little energy I have nosedives. My point in my postings is that lower and lower carbs may not be the answer in the case of juggling CFS and type 2 diabetes, and could do more harm than good. Lowering carbs more and more is not always a suitable option. I am offering my experience for the OP to consider. Quality of life is important.
     
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  15. JoKalsbeek

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

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    It is. So the post's getting deleted because I am once more talking out of my ***. With my apologies.
     
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    coleyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys . I think given the fact I am with normal hba1c I can afford 100 g carbs a day for the sake of my other health issues. Its tricky to juggle.
     
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    WackyJacky64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what do they do to diagnose cf i feel terrible i have no energy i wake up with stiff muscles, painful joints and broken sleep .
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    When I try to offer something I always go with an 80 / 20 rule. You appear to be in the 20. I think you are keeping the carbs too high to lose the weight but you are bound by not being able to go too low.

    These are the variables you can swap out:
    • oatcakes
    • potatoes
    • basmati rice
    • buckwheat flour
    One or more of these is stalling you. As you are using an App, you could try different combinations of replacement and see how you feel / weight loss. E.g. potatoes and rice for butternut squash / celeriac.
     
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  19. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    white flour, of any description, drains me of energy.
    wholemeal (UK definition) homemade bread is fine and helps my energy.

    pasta and rice drain my energy.

    potatoes, in small amounts are helpful to me energy levels.

    try different carbs to see what works, or not, for you.
     
  20. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I'd not touch those carb heavy foods, because they have nothing we need in them - I eat loads of salad and veges to the exclusion of grains to get all the vitamins minerals and other stuff include with them. Try a few large multicolour crispy crunchy salads - make a stirfry - they might do nothing, I can't promise, but they make be feel rather cheerful, well fed and content.
     
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