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Lower carbohyrdate diet

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Little Fonzy, May 16, 2018.

  1. bronisaurus

    bronisaurus Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi JoJoS, I’m new to this forum and to low carb eating but for what it’s worth I’ve already lost weight in less than a week of low carb eating.
    I’m loving this result, but what I love more is feeling clear headed because after meal spikes are so much lower and overnight my sleep quality is better even though I wake to check bsl ( I live alone) .

    I have eaten plenty of nuts and cream and eggs and meat so I wasn’t convinced that I would lose weight straight away. This morning I’m working on my shopping list so that I make sure I’ve got the pantry and freezer loaded with good options. I didn’t mention but lots of salad and non starchy vegetables have also been consumed.

    Looking at my app that I record everything I am putting so much less Humalog into my body on a daily basis and thus not ‘feeding’ that extra insulin with carbs.
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  2. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been type 1 for 37 years and at last hospital appointment I had put on some weight so decided low carb

    I still have about 45 g at breakfast, 20 at lunch and 20 at evening meal. I do this for 5 of the 7 days a week Cut out bread potatoes rice and pasta and I am not missing them at all.

    In six weeks I lost around 4 kg, so overall happy with way things are going
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  3. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But, apart from that...

    Yes, I rushed into it too quickly. I was away from home for the day, and I just thought I was going to collapse. Desperate to eat anything to feel better. Should have reduced gradually.
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  4. lefeilouss

    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    Anyone experiencing frequent Hypos if you exercise? How do you overcome that?

    Do you have some carbs during pre or post workout?

    Any advice and thoughts?
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