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Thanks to the Low Carb Program

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by plantagenet, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    So that we don't derail plantagenet's excellent thread, it could be useful for you to start one of your own for your maintenance?

    Many of us have been there, done that and even got the size 8 t-shirts, so there's loads of knowledge out there, either by doing a search or starting a thread. Changing from loss to steady weight has been a challenge for some; I kept losing, but there are ways to manage through that and avoid a yo-yo situation, as that was one of my worst fears.
     
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    Hydie Type 1 · Member

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    Ah yes, both my carb ratio for rapid acting and my basal insulin requirements dropped by around 25% after a few weeks of low-ish carb food choices (<100g per day) Then a further 10% drop after I'd lost around 10 kg. Now, if I have 20g carb and moderate exercise, I don't need any rapid acting insulin at all (not tested if that is sustainable 3 meals a day tho). Went through a few hypos before I worked out how much it all dropped by, chose to stop driving for 3 weeks was worried about losing hypo awareness, but was fine in the end.
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    STEAK
     
  4. margaret ravate

    margaret ravate Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi what is the low carb diet
     
  5. plantagenet

    plantagenet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  6. DominicLaiYew

    DominicLaiYew Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi there,
    Congrat's for the success!
    May i ask if you can give me an example of your daily diet so that i may understand further how it's done on a daily basis?
    I read the suggested diet by the good doctor on 800 calories but haven't munstered the willpower to do it yet...
    Am currently on a 1200 calorie diet plan, & minimizing many carbs already
    On Mets 500g 2 times a day
     
  7. plantagenet

    plantagenet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Below is my day's intake & exercise for yesterday. I try to keep it around these amounts with variation to avoid boredom. Hope it helps.

    Breakfast
    50g Eat Natural Super Granola
    40g Blueberries
    67g Benecol Blueberry Yoghurt Drink
    57g Blackberries
    120g Waitrose Greek Style Natural Yoghurt
    32g Pomegranate Seeds

    Lunch
    22g Hovis Nimble Wholemeal sliced (22g slice)
    41g Waitrose English Medium Grated Cheddar
    30g Cherry tomato

    Dinner
    45g Cherry tomato
    100g Grilled Sottish Salmon Fillet
    21g Rocket Salad
    56g Avocado
    10g Light Mayonnaise
    20g Pomegranate Seeds

    Snacks & Drinks
    2 pint water
    4 cup coffee
    0 cup tea
    120g M&S EP Mandarin (1 app 60g)
    140g Jazz apple (inc core).
    10g Black Olive Grissini (10g)
    10g Lindt 85% cocoa dark chocolate square (10g)

    Daily Total
    Carbs (g) Cals Fat (g) Satfat (g) Fibre (g) Protein (g)
    99.2 1546 74.8 28.1 19.8 50.7


    Exercise
    10 Min EB Tension 3: 200 cals burnt
    1.2 mile / 25 min moderate pace walk inc. steep hill: 128 cals burnt
     
  8. plantagenet

    plantagenet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to mention, I'm not on meds, diet and exercise controlled.
     
  9. Dazzy_D

    Dazzy_D Type 2 · Active Member

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    Very positive stuff. I have just started the programme (week 2) and already with all the tips and advise on here I have seen a difference in a huge drop in sugar levels and blood pressure......and feeling very good about myself :)
     
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  10. meldrew

    meldrew Type 2 · Newbie

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    hello
    can you confirm what your dizziness felt like and how long the spells lasted as I have recently experienced mild dizziness lasting a matter of seconds. I to am type 2 and 61.
     
  11. Whitebrook

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    Like so many of you, I have been encouraged and motivated by the low carb programme (I feel the need to keep revisiting it to keep up the momentum). I have also found the posts from successful T2 'friends' so helpful. I want to copy the challenge of maintaining my bs at 6 or below for a month but can you tell me what time of day you test? My early morning bs is usually around 7 but I can be as low as 5 by early evening. Have already lost over 1 St and cut my Metformin by half, down to 1000g in the evening. Really want to reduce medication even further.

    Whitebrook
     
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  12. plantagenet

    plantagenet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I guess I am one of the lucky ones as, so far, I am not having to take meds and only use diet and exercise, so as my fasting BG is within "Normal" levels when I get up in a morning and my HbA1c was 39 I don't feel the need to test further during the day, up to now I have had one close call on my goal with a 5.9 but the rest have been in the upper 4s or low 5s. One of the things I found was that by keeping accurate records of my food intake and exercise I feel more in control because I can see the effects straight away and can adjust. Maybe I'm just being anal, but it seems to be working for me.
     
  13. Magisham

    Magisham Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try a Greek restaurant. There are so many things that are okay to eat ........ hummus, olives, grilled haloumi, fish, grilled meat, stuffed aubergines, salads, etc. My partner is Greek and much of what we eat on a low carb diet is what we were eating anyway.
     
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  14. becro

    becro Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    As a matter of I
     
  15. shirty252

    shirty252 Type 2 · Member

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    Low carb way of life! Stopped taking novarapid & cut my Levemir from 52units twice daily to 18units twice daily after two weeks. Picture of my meter log.[​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using DCUK Forum
     
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    Wonderful achievement and all the best for further progress .Like you, I have been around the same level of carbs, but have to watch my fat intake. A modest carb, mediterranean style restricted saturated fat diet did the trick for me - once I reached my desired weight . Excellent results and keep at it.
     
  17. lbd

    lbd Family member · Member

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    Which Cholesterol ??

    With LCHF , LDL can rise, along with Total Cholesterol, and often does, as is what I experienced.
    But not all LDL are damaging. Its the sub fractions that are critical. Triglycerides s are key in all this as per the Professor Ken Sikaris information here , this is really worth understanding for all.

    Its part of a swag of Videos by Doctors & Health Scientists here
    http://www.lowcarbdownunder.com.au/videos/
     
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