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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Started a ketogenic eating plan yesterday to get my blood sugars under control. It's high fat, low carb, moderate protein. It takes a little getting used to, since there is more fat and less protein than I was used to eating with low carb. It's not about eating more meat, it's about eating more fat. Two different things.

Day 1: 147 grams of fat. That seems like a lot. It's really using full fat foods and having 2 tablespoons of butter throughout the day. Not much, really. Heavy cream instead of half and half. Full fat cheese. Fatty cuts of meat.

My dinner was 11 grams of carbs. My 2 hour postprandial blood sugar was 102.

I have two goals now. One is to lose weight. The other is to get off of my diabetes and high blood sugar medications. The medical issues affect my weight and vice versa.

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    Well done! Make sure to measure your blood sugar frequently if you're still on meds. It's possible to go too low - the meds will overcompensate.
    1486 days ago
    My husband and I started Atkins/low carb in March. I also have diabetes and so far I have been able to control it with diet and exercise, we caught it early thank goodness. In just two months time my A1c went from 6.9 to 6.0! My cholesterol was better too. I also lost 12 pounds. I feel better and the cravings are gone. Just from my experience though try not to go off it for more then a day because it's so hard to get back on track.
    Good luck! It's totally worth it.

    1490 days ago
    Missed you ZOEWMU! Glad to hear from you again.

    Have you looked into coconut oil at all? I know there's a lot of conflicting research out there, but many find it a good fat. I use it...on my skin! But have heard that eating it is good for you too - some like a tsp in their coffee, and I did try it and really enjoyed it. But I don't need the fat, so stopped taking it.

    1490 days ago
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