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Old 09-04-2016, 10:28 AM   #1  
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Good Morning, I'm starting Insulin Resirance diet today. If any of you have tried this, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I've got 35 pounds to lose, and am hoping this works!

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Old 09-04-2016, 06:07 PM   #2  
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Hi Mimi,

What is the Insulin resistance Diet? Do you mean with Dr. Fung?
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:42 AM   #3  
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It's called "The Insulin Resistance Diet"...the premise is to balance protein/carbs ratio each meal (7 grams protein: 15 grams carbs, max 30 grams of carbs)... I did see another thread but there weren't any recent posts.
Anyhooo, yesterday was day 1, and I have to say I felt fantastic all day long!
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I'm not 100% sure what the IR diet is. I've heard of it, but I don't know the specifics. I know I have to eliminate most starchy carbs to see any kind of weight loss and get my carbohydrates from things like leafy greens, sweet potatoes, beans, and sometimes a small amount (1/4 cup) of gluten free grains like buckwheat. Couple this with lots of protein and fat with each meal and it keeps blood sugar levels under control. I think that's the basic gist of the IR diet right? Keep your blood sugar from rising and crashing all day.

Anyway, I wish you lots of luck and I'm excited for you! Losing weight with PCOS is such a pain the butt!
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Yep, that sounds about right, 2fat2jump.

It's been pretty easy so far, and the one thing I love is that is that I haven't had any cravings or even any desire to snack all day, which is definitely rare for me, no matter what diet I tried. It's restrictive but in an easy way. Sounds like you're following basically the same thing, and by looking at your ticker tape, very successfully!
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Hi Mimi,

Can I join you, I've tried this diet several years ago with much success. It's great for people with insulin issues and kept my hunger at bay. I did count calories and kept to 4 meals a day.

Would like to get some good support and accountability here at 3fc.

Will start tomorrow and try to post my meals.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:13 AM   #7  
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Hi Tabbygirl!
That'd be great. I'm struggling with it. I had initial success, but the past few days haven't gone so well, so having someone to do this with will be very helpful!
Let me know how things go today, ok?
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Hi Mimi,

I work at night and decided to get my blood work done so I fasted at work, well after I was done with the blood work I ate too much to start my diet. Tonight at work will be my official first day. I like getting my blood work done before I start a diet.

For tonight I have 2 meals one with 2 hard boiled eggs and an apple the second meal plain yogurt with lemon/stevia, raw veggies and gluten free crisps with laughing cow cheese.

If your are getting hungry make sure and increase your fiber intake. That makes a big difference. Try to incorporate more raw veggies also, that gives you the crunch factor and takes a long time to eat.
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Welcome! I've read the Insulin Resistance diet and have done it before, but it wasn't something I could stick with at that time. (Totally me, not the plan. It seemed sensible.)

I hope it goes well for you!
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Hi there, so I just want to let you know I'm no longer doing this program. It didn't work for me. I'm doing Primal Blueprint, and I've had much better success! Im sure this diet is helpful for some, but I found the weight loss tediously slow. I'm all for slow weight loss, but mine was unbearable on this program!

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Old 10-27-2016, 04:44 PM   #11  
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Hi - I was just diagnosed this week with IR and have begun taking Metiformin - I just ran across this thread looking for more information. This diet sounds really exciting - just wondering what your results have been....
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I'm late to the party as always! I lost around 50lbs on this diet in 2012 at a rate of 2-3lbs per week on average (I'm a serial self sabotager but when I stuck to the plan it did work). It's a way of eating moreso than a diet so you can have pretty much whatever food you want once you keep the carb/protein ratios within limits.

I fell off the wagon with it due to life problems but did find it very good at the time.
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Old 12-26-2016, 02:32 PM   #13  
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I tried a blueprint diet - 6 week body makeover then there was the maintenance section like the diet you are talking about it had a balance or protein/carb restricted carbs - just couldn't do it ended up craving way to much stuff after a couple of weeks - with being on weight watchers (WW) I have learnt that restriction for me equals binging - I just cant do it.. I needed freedom - even though I now still eat low carb high protein on WW I am finding that I allow a little here and there is keeping me from binging this time so even though I am basically still eating this way with most of my food the little bits of freedom for a bit of chocolate one day .. or cake a couple days later ... then maybe ice- cream as long as I stick to my points it works...


good luck with your various diets ... my WW lifestyle change seems to be working so far for me so good.
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Interesting idea. I"m trying to find a guide to let me know how much carbs I can have per day.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #15  
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Usually it's different for each person. Atkins suggests that you start with 20 gm per day and add 5 gm at a time until you reach a point where you are no longer losing weight, and then cut back to where you start losing again. I am very carb sensitive. I have a friend who loses well on 60 gm per day.
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