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Old 05-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Height: 5'6"


I'm also insulin resistant, but very low-carb (like Atkins Induction) always made me very ill - and it didn't get better or go away after two weeks as Atkins promises, instead it would just get worse to the point that I would actually pass out (so I was convinced that low-carb was not only unhealthy but possibly dangerous).

Then about seven years ago, my doctor recommended low-carb for my insulin resistance but warned not to reduce carbs too low (but admitted he didn't know what was too-low).

As a result I started (skeptically) experimenting, and discovered my best carb level - low, but not too low (I use an exchange plan with a carb level of about 100 to 125 grams of carbs).

Too low and I get sick. Too high carb and I feel constantly starved.
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