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T1 low carb and weight loss

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by quintel, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. quintel

    quintel Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone

    I started on a low carb diet with my partner just over a month ago in a bid to lose some weight after having my twins. I also am very insulin resistant i.e bolus ratio of 1:5 and basal of 28U in am and 34U in pm. I’m also on 2 metformin tablets a day. I’ve not lost any weight at all and wondered if I’m doing something wrong?

    It’s really disheartening as I hate the way I look and upset I’ve cut out so many foods I love to try and do this but it’s not working. Is the weight loss something that happens very slowly and I need to have patience?
  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry you're disheartened. I'm new to insulin and have had the insulin weight gain bounce. Weight loss on insulin appears difficult, as weight gain is a side effect. I'm having to do a load of exercise (as I was already LCHF), including weights and record and reduce my calories through myfitness pal. I'm aiming not to put on any more weight in the first instance. Even this seems hard enough as a starting point for me.
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