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Zero Carbs

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by bulkbiker, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Apart from @NoCrbs4Me does anyone else follow a zero carb diet.. I'm quite interested in whether following it makes weight loss easier. It would also remove some of the things that trigger me into over eating... some things like nuts and possibly pork scratchings..
     
  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I have some days where I say zero carbs but if you breathe air you will get some. Bits of carrot in mixed veg or a sauce in a stir fry.

    About as near as I can get to no carbs is something I try but it doesn't go too well when you actually eat.

    I have now taken a more reasonable approach where I eat carbs in things I cannot exclude but don't take on flour or sugar when I can avoid it.
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Well when I eat I usually cook so can avoid most carbs.. just have green veg, salad and the occasional raspberries with nuts and scratchings as treats. Am toying with the idea of a meat and eggs only month for February with OMEOD fasting (one meal every other day). Will blog about it if I decide to do it..
     
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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I would be very interested in the results. Do you intend to include walking in that since that can change your BG significantly I have found.
     
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    jonbvn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BB seems a bit extreme to me. Clearly you will have to take supplements. Given that you have already accomplished several 7 day fasts, I guess you are better placed than most to do it.

    My major concern would be constipation
     
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Would try to do no more than the usual dog walking that I do already...otherwise would skew the results...
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Think I have that one licked (maybe not the best word to use..).. used to be a problem but now supplementing with magnesium and seem pretty regular...
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did a fortnight of zero carb immediately after I found my BG was 32.7. It definitely worked to reduce BG but the biggest problem was total boredom which is why I only managed a fortnight. That fortnight of zero carb took me down from 32s to 17s then it took another four months at about 20g to get me down to the 6s.

    I'm glad I tried it but wouldn't do it again.
     
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  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Interesting .....did weight come off too?
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @bulkbiker

    Yes, about a dress size but TBH at the time I was more worried about getting my BG down and getting rid of some of the more uncomfortable symptoms i was experiencing. :)
     
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  11. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Do you have much more weight to lose BB?
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No need for supplements. Constipation can be an issue if you're switching from a very high fibre diet, otherwise it's not a problem.
     
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  13. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    another couple of stone would take me to my personal target with a bit of wiggle room.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Tanks for that.. I don't eat an especially high fibre diet so should be ok.
     
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  15. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on a 20g carb diet. I always get under that and often under 10g/day. But I don't see how I could get down to zero carbs, even lettuce, green veg, cheese and eggs have a small quantity of carbs. A cup of black tea has 0.2g carbs. And frankly, I don't see the point of going below 10g. Also, you would have to severely restrict the variety in your diet and I am really happy with my wide range of food currently.
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "Zero carb" means no plant derived food - only animal derived. It's not literally zero carbs. Many people find this a healthy and sustainable way to eat.
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would also be interested to know if no carb would get the weight loss going again as I have been stalled for months. Blood glucose is great and A1c at 40 but the weight just won't move. I am at 20ish grams per day now and just diagnosed coeliac.
     
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    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I see, the opposite of vegan. But why is it called zero carb when it isn't? Is it popular in USA?
     
  19. Brunneria

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    I think I would find it unsustainable through boredom. I love veg. I have walked away from the carby things, but not veg. That would do my head in.

    I have had a few zero carb days in the past and always felt heavy and claggy afterwards. Also constipated. So it isn't something I would consider unless I developed cancer. And even then I would be going the whole hog with research, whole animal intake (brawn, tripe, sweetbreads, etc. As well as muscle and the usual organs) and making sure I included things like insect flours.

    Not something that appeals to my palate, my pocket, or my social life! :D
     
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  20. Brunneria

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    Probably for the same reason people label themselves anything - a convenient reference to allow quick identification.
     
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