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Old 09-11-2019, 11:44 AM   #16  
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Hello everyone - have not checked in here in awhile! My BG levels continue to come down and even better stabilize throughout the day. Just completed a 9 day liver cleanse (calorie dense!) lots of fruits, veggies, smoothies, juices. BG stayed between 100-106 2 hours after each meal when I checked. Down to 227 pounds..I think I started the liver cleanse at around 234 although I could be wrong. Walking every day and swimming when the weather permits.

Not taking any meds except for a few supplements including a blood sugar balancing multi vitamin from her which contains green tea and cinnamon. Going back to naturopath at end of september or mid october...and likely will recheck the blood work as it will be around 3 months since the last.

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JocelynMarie Glad you dropped by to let us know how you are doing. Sounds like you have found your way and are doing terrific. I don't think I know any naturopaths, but my Mama went to one for years when I was a young girl. Thanks for checking in and please do so more often as it is always good to hear from others and see what is working for them.
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Hi Jocelyn Marie: so glad you are finding a way to lose weight and regularize your blood glucose.

I went out with a friend last night who has been trying to do Keto and some IF. She is cheating too much on the Keto and having too many sweet treats. Just because they call themselves Keto doesn't mean they are. She has yet to register any ketosis. She has lost about 5 pounds in 2 months. So we chatted about how to problem solve her issues. Figured out ways to do 2MAD, and have a bit of dark chocolate everyday, since that is the thing she cannot face giving up.
She is away for a week or so, so will see when she comes back if she is doing anything differently or what she thought of it.

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Hi JocelynMarie. Good to see you here. Sounds like you are doing very well with your plan.. Nice weight loss!I

Trish, the name of the book was Magic Foods for Better Blood Sugar. A former poster wrote a very good synopsis of the book and posted it as a Sticky in the Dieting With Obstacles section. Anyone battling with Diabetes or Pre Diabetes should read it.

I think I am becoming more insulin sensitive. It seems my blood sugar does not spike as high as it used too. I think that's why I've been getting hypo when I take the G. I need to cut back. It doesn't help to take the G if I have to eat candy to fight the hypo.

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Fatmad: I’ve been following along your IF journey...you are doing great! I’ve been keto for awhile now but am stalled. Would you mind giving an example of what a typical eating day is for you? I hope you don’t mind!
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This book I'm reading is almost like a text book. Loads of excellent info. Not really much different from what we have known before on the keto info but very good to read about it coming from different doctor's research and how they used it. We know this but it is so interesting to see how governments/medicine/pharmaceuticals everywhere have lied to us or just refused to accept the truth about some treatments etc. It will take me quite a while to get through this book.

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!52 today, with a 36 hr fast so far, plan to eat about 11 am or noon today.
Will see how things go tomorrow if I stick to the original plan to fast every other day. DH is planning to leave for the cottage tomorrow so that will help not to have him around eating, although it has not been to bad this week. I measured my waist for the first time in ages. It's 33. So that is up with the weight gain over the summer. I hope it will keep coming down with the loss if I can keep doing this alternate day fasting, or at least doing 3 times per week, until I get down to 140. Will see if I can sustain this over time.
I will not say it's easy. I have not had a lost of energy this week. Hard to say if its the fasting or recovery from the foot injury. I am going to the farmers market this morning and doing other grocery shopping, will see how all that goes for my foot. Bruises are fading slowly.

IPN, I don't really have a typical eating day. I "try" to stick to LCHF, but have been eating fresh fruit, because its so available. I grew up in the Niagara region, which is one of Canada's 3 "belts" for soft fruits and orchard fruits. I grew up eating what came fresh as the season progressed. Right now have been eating peaches and nectarines. They get sold a little before they ripen, and then they are wonderful.
Other than that, some of my go to meals are: high fat plain yogurt (10% in my case, and Trish is making hers with 10% cream too) with my " granola blend" of toasted pecans, chia seeds and hemp hearts, (about 3 tbsp, heaping) and some kind of fruit.
If I am still hungry after that, I will go to salad. Usually with just olive oil and apple cider vinegar, and salt on the veggies and lettuce.
I try to make the other meal a meat meal. So one with dairy and one with meat. Usually a grilled meat and veggies, either salad or steamed or stir fried.
Sometimes I do a Pad Thai with konjac noodles, and I use those noodles with spaghetti sauce if we are having that.
This weekend I will be making chilli for my community, and that will be fine.
I am not sure how this compares to your keto plan. I definitely go more high fat than I used to, and that has helped with my fasting, and my blood sugars.

Hope everyone has a great day today.
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FBG 90. Still a little early. I seem to be firmly in a 10am 4pm eating schedule. I wonder if it is doing anything. You can get on the scale or test blood sugar but you can't see autophagy. I do not get hungry. I get the urge to eat in the evening but it is not hunger. Sometimes my stomach grumbles. Maybe I don't know what hunger feels like. DH is getting used to this as long as I eat dinner and breakfast when he wants to eat out. He has not bought any baked goods for a couple weeks. He does this when he wants to lose weight but never mentions it. Maybe my fasting is making him feel guilty. I got on the scale. Wt holding at 185. I guess I'm still eating too much in my 2 meals.

Trish, there was a thread a couple years ago for a slow carb plan. It included complex carbs that took longer to process in your body. I don't think I agree with taking complex carbs out of the diet. There is so much information available. Who do you believe? There is more to health than losing weight. I am questioning what I'm now doing.. I have felt strange the past 2 days. Is this plan wrong for me? Or do I just have a touch of something. I wonder. I get so tired in the evening. No energy. Lots of potty issues. Weak and shaky. Not exactly dizzy, but unsteady. The potty issues with me. Am I losing nutrients? I dnt want to give up the 16-18 he fast right now but I'm wondering if my body is rebelling. I have been throwing out food that is spoiling because I'm not eating it. But my freezer is overflowing because I'm not eating the food as fast as I used to. Lots to think about.

EDIT: I feel better now that I'm up and had my coffee. I think the potty issues are causing dehydration.

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FBG back to 126 this morning although still a little earlier than I usually take it. Weight stuck at 216 range up a little to 216.8 this morning which is pretty good since we had pizza which always raises it a little bit.

Carol Sue I actually am interested in the slow carb because I don't like taking the carbs out. I think this book is going to recommend doing both which I think is because it would shake things up and perhaps stop the stalls. However at this point I'm just guessing. I know I feel better and also have no real potty issues when I include a little and I prefer complex as I do believe that sugar and white flour is probably a big problem for us. From what I gather from this book insulin, high glucose is what causes most of our diseases and that is pretty much what I felt Dr. Fung believes. For this reason, I have learned to take some of the foods DH and I eat and make them at home only with whole wheat or whole grains to make them with complex carbs and some times even lower carb. I also get the impression that we got with the Magic Foods for better blood sugar book that if you mixed some other foods with the a few simple carbs that it balances it out. Of course I don't want to guess at this. I will read and see because he book does recommend both keto and slow carb.

Fatmad I hope your foot does well with your market shopping today. Praying for you a quick recovery.

Headed out to nursing home meeting and then DS and BIL and DH and I are going to go eat at Golden Corral. I think that has become our go to place to eat now because everyone can eat on their own diet plan and stay OP. Never heard from baby sister so don't know if they are coming or not. I text her and told her but she never answered.

DH DD is having surgery this morning and waiting to hear how she is doing. She is having a hysterectomy and I'm glad she is getting it done so she will start getting her blood built back up and feel good again. DH says she has had problems all her life so it is time to get it taken care of.

Well, I want to get 20 minutes on that bike before we leave so I will wish y'all a great day and get to it.
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Trish, I hope you learn what you need from the new book. It is personal preference to include the carbs that work for you.

I wanted to see how I'm doing food wise, so I decided to track of MFP. It will let me choose foods from my list of what I've entered in the past, but will not let me choose new foods. The only thing I didn't get to enter is a tomato. Everything else is something I've eaten in the past. It is probably a temporary glitch and will be OK later on, or tomorrow. I have several types of 35 cal bread on hand right now, wheat and italian, and I think there's a couple slices of multi grain in there. After this is gone I will cut back to only one kind at a time. I'm afraid if I don't have it on hand at all I will resort to DH's white bread, and I don't want to do that. I will probably go with the wheat bread, because that is the one I like the least. If I get the one I like best I will overeat on it.

Guess what we're having for dinner today!! I have free coupons.

My heart monitor is on it's way back to the company. My forms for my pension payment are on their way. I'm getting some things done that need to be done. I doubt that the heart monitor will show anything noteworthy.
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While I look forward to seeing more about the slow carb plan, I have to say that the more I read about the LCHF/Keto plan the more I realize why it works as well that the idea that I probably need to do it. We were sold such crap about the low fat diets and that is pretty much what caused the obesity and T2 diabetic epidemic. I haven't had time to read much today, but will read some again this afternoon. I will probably work at doing it starting tomorrow. According to my Daddy, my Mama's Mama was very superstition. She used to tell me never start a diet on Friday so I'm sure she would have a big fit if she knew I am starting a diet on Friday the 13th day of all days. LOL Funny thing is that I was born on her birthday and am a lot like her except that I have never been superstitious.

Meeting with the NH staff with Daddy went very well. It didn't last long because we don't have much to ask about except for why he isn't getting any therapy. It seems to be a hang up with insurance or Medicare. DS will have to call the lady over that when she gets back from vacation next week. Daddy is a real pill. He fussed about them not asking him to go on the little outings with them, but I knew they had asked him and he declined saying he didn't feel like because he had told me that. He seemed to be in rare form. We didn't tell him we were going out to eat at Golden Corral because I never want him to feel bad he can't go. I did find out that I do not have to take pics of the monthly calendars when they come out. I can pick one up at the front desk. DS and I both got one. I did notice that when I went to Golden Corral that they have a sign advertising they deliver meals so I think that means that I could go on line and order a steak dinner and have it delivered to him.

Carol Sue One of the nice things that I learned from the book is that a high fat diet does not have to be 75 or 80%. They do say you can make it more of a 65%. Still a little high for me but maybe I can work toward that amount. The place you and I might be missing what works to lose weight is the amount of fat. It appears from what I have read is that the tests that were done the people who ate low fat either didn't lose weight or lost very little only because they were not eating enough fat. So I may have to test to see if this is my problem.
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DH did well at the casino again. So that makes me happy.

I dont track so I don't know what my fat % is but I think I don't lose because I eat too much. And fasting has me eating more. But I'm not ready to stop fasting, just being more conscious of how much I'm eating. That will get the scale to move.

I think your Dad would love delivery from Golden Corral!
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Good morning. High FBG today due to the stop at DQ on the way home last night. It was good, but I'm paying. 158. Not going near the scale!

I am dizzy again this am. I hope the coffee helps again. I can't explain it. I am just unsteady....holding onto the walls etc when I walk. Don't say to go the doc. You know I won't unless it gets worse.

DH has a list started for Walmart. I hope he doesn't want to go for breakfast too. It's really too late to go on a Sunday. After 9 it gets so crowded. There is something about going out for breakfast on Sunday. Everyone does it. Wal-Mart will be crowded too. I would go to a different store but he likes Walmart bread. So I guess that's how I spend my Sunday morning.
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My foot did well yesterday, and now problems today, just the same mild soreness.
I did my marketing and cooked up a storm. A vegan and a meat chilli and two tiramisu. I made the cake, but turned it into tiramisu. I had lots of marscapone for some reason, and offered it to my friend, birthday cake or tiramisu, to she chose the latter. That will be nice tomorrow. Planning of fasting today.
Its been a long while since I did this much fasting in a week. DH is leaving in 3 hours to go to the cottage for a few days. He got is implants done yesterday. The last stage is actually attaching the new teeth, which is not painful. SO I took him to the Keg for a steak dinner where he could really chew.
Its easy to do gluten free there.... I did have a glass of wine. Weight stayed at 152 for this am, so far I am not paying for that.... will see tomorrow.

Carol: unless you have low blood sugar with the weakness and shakiness, I would think it's dehydration from the diarrhea. The question is, where is that coming from. That is not common with the short fasts you are doing. Are you eating something different? Did you catch a virus, or was there something at the buffet at the casino that triggered this?

Trish, sure hope you can get your father out to Golden Corral for that steak, or bring it to him. I suspect he enjoys the company going out too, so if you bring takeout, be sure to have a sit down dinner with him. Its one of the things I miss with IF, because I like the social aspect of meals. (one of the "hooks" that keeps us overweight no doubt)
I try to make sure I have someone to eat with on my eating days.

Planning for some exercise today, maybe some yoga too.
hope everyone has a nice TGIF
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The other day when I had diarrhea I think it caused the weakness and dizziness but I did not have diarrhea after the casino buffet. It sure wasn't from low blood sugar this am. Many times I have a normal bowel movement but it is followed by diarrhea a half hour later. I cannot pinpoint anything that is causing it.
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