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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Glennis67, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Glennis67

    Glennis67 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Just seen my blood results on the doctors website, but haven’t yet had my catchup appointment with the nurse. This is my first results as I was diagnosed three months ago. I’m celebrating with the blood results, but unsure about the cholesterol ones.

    Bloods were 6.6/48.6
    Now 5.8/40

    Cholesterol 5.35
    HDL 1.18
    LDL 3.76
    Triglycerides 0.9

    I’ve been following a Low Carb High Fat diet and have noticed my Body Fat on the chemists scales went down and then back up, but I’ve lost 5.5kg which I’m pleased with. But does the increased body fat mean I’m eating too much fat in my diet?

    Any advice would be really appreciated. Thank you.
     
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  2. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cholesterol numbers look excellent. Carry on!
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Dietary fat does not make you fat and you have lost weight so how has eating more fat made you fat?
    The scales, question the scales. As for your bloods, they are looking good, well done.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Well done on the reduced HbA1c, and also the cholesterol. Your triglycerides are excellent. Great weight loss too.

    I don't really understand what you mean about body fat. If you have lost 5.5kg you must have lost subcutaneous fat! (the fat that lurks under the skin and is what we can see)
    Do you mean visceral fat? This is hidden fat that lurks round your organs. What were the scales telling you your body fat was before and now?
     
  5. Glennis67

    Glennis67 Type 2 · Active Member

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    On 9th June my “Body Fat %” said 37.6% (it doesn’t give any more definition). By 22 July it was 34%, but today’s reading was 36.8%. The weight was originally 79kg and is now 74.1kg.
     
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    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    According to my calculator, and if I have understood correctly,
    • 37.6% of 79kg = 29.7 kg of fat on the 9th June.
    • Today your fat was 36.8% of 74.1kg, which means 27.27 kg of fat.
    You would appear to have lost 2.5kg of fat, as measured by these scales, but 5kg of total weight. Personally I wouldn't take too much notice, just carry on as you are.
    Sally
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    How do scales know the percentage og body fat? And what did you lose if it wasn't fat?
     
  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Anything from water to muscle. Most likely water as that is the first to go when losing weight. This body fat percentage is never an exact science and fluctuates, even within one day.
     
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  9. Glennis67

    Glennis67 Type 2 · Active Member

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    That makes more sense! Thank you, I appreciate your help
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Numbers look fabulous e.g. trigs are less than ldl and sugars are way down.
    As for fat loss I would advise against measuring this using either the scales (measuring water, muscle and bone as well as fat) or the fat scales which are known to be inaccurate.
    You will have lost fat but going forward the losses may decline so it'd be good to take a waist measurement (the narrowest part of you below the ribcage but above the hip). Should be half your height apparently...
     
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  11. Glennis67

    Glennis67 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Will do, thanks for the advice. I’ve had to buy smaller trousers as the others were falling down so I know my waist is shrinking.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Great HbA1c reduction and superb cholesterol numbers. Your Trig/HDL ratio is brilliant well done.
     
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    The body fat content (BF%) can be calculated using a number of methods. Some of them, for many, will never be available, because they require either access to specialized measuring equipment or the ability to use very complex anthropometric patterns. Of all methods that have been created and developed, from measurements of skin and muscle folds to methods using bioelectric impulses, the YMCA, which precisely determines the level of body fat in the body, is a simple and effective method. The YMCA method is simple because I use only two variables: belt circumference (waist) and body mass. Many people who do not have access to specialist fat testing equipment in the body are doomed to ignorance. And yet, the level of body fat is an indicator that can be used to record changes in the body while running a diet or a dose of increased physical activity. The percentage of body fat in the body can be calculated in the home conditions by substituting the following data for the following formula:
    waist circumference (waist) - in centimeters,
    body weight - calculated in kilograms.

    Example:
    Body weight: 80 kg
    Waist circumference (waist): 100 cm
    Sex: Male
    Step # 1: calculate "a" a = 4.15 * waist circumference (a) a = 4.15 * 100 cm a = 415
    Step 2 calculate "b" b = a / 2.54 b = 415 / 2.54 b = 163.38
    Step 3 calculate "c" c = 0.082 * body weight * 2.2 c = 0.082 * 80 kg * 2.2 c = 14.43
    Step 4 calculate "d" d = b - c - 98.42 (for women b - c - 76.76) d = 163.38 - 14.43 - 98.42 d = 50.53
    Step 5 calculate "e" e = body weight * 2.2 e = 80 kg * 2.2 e = 176
    Step 6 calculate "result" Result = d / e * 100 Result = 50.53 / 176 * 100 Result = 28.71% +/- ~ 3%
    The obtained result is the percentage of fat in the body (BF%), which should be considered reliable. The accuracy of the calculated result is quite precise, and the error may be up to several percentage points (usually +/- ~ 3%). The result should be confronted with the table that can be found in the article "Physical attractiveness and body fat level". The BF% indicator can become an indicator of the physical condition and state of health for many, and can be used to monitor the course of the diet and changes in the body subjected to training reducing unnecessary fat tissue. The determination of BF% is now available to all of us
     
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