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New way of eating lasted until 5 pm

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Well, 2 hours after eating lunch following this keto plan, my blood sugar took a huge drop below normal. Supposedly, the fat in this keto plan is supposed to be used as energy and will keep your blood sugar level. Nope. At least not for me. Stayed stable through breakfast and until lunch, but after 2 hours after lunch, a drop of 40 points. That is not working for me. At least I tried. And know this is not for me.
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    You might want to look into 'Always Hungry' . If you do the simplified plan it's not too hard (following the full recipe plan is difficult, but the simplified meal builders are do-able).
    It's not as extreme as keto, and focusses on keeping your sugar levels stable.
    594 days ago
    talk with your doctor since you are diabetic... never try diets without consultation
    595 days ago
    I hope you are doing ok. It isn't easy to find a good plan that works. I love fruits, veggies and whole grains so I'd never try a low carb diet. A lot of people thinks its the best for them. Hope you find what is best for you.
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    595 days ago
    To do keto healthfully and successfully requires research, and knowledge of what the actual processes are and how they will impact your body --- in both the short term and the long term. I strongly recommend researching (start with the site dietdoctor.com for some great introductory information, then check out some of the lectures on YouTube by Dr. Jason Fung).

    The transition to burning fats instead of sugars does not happen instantly. In fact, it takes at least a day or two of complete fasting or multiple days of minimizing carbohydrate intake to "keto" levels for the body to shift over. You will know that you have reached that state (ketosis) when ketones in urine or blood reach a consistently high level.

    For someone with diabetes who is taking meds, it is important to be working with your doctor and / or a Diabetes Educator / Registered Dietitian in order to safely transition to a low carb intake, with meds adjusted as needed. Learning to balance protein and fat intake to maintain blood sugar levels absolutely can happen - but not in a few hours or over the course of a couple of experimental meals.

    Low carb eating, including keto, is now highly recommended for those with Type 2 diabetes - and many people have reached a point of not needing meds by using this way of eating along with other healthy lifestyle changes. While it truly is not for everyone, I would hope that you would discuss it with your doctor and with your Diabetes Educator to learn how to properly and healthfully do proper trial over at least a week or two.

    Good luck to you in your endeavour to find a way of eating that works healthfully for you! I hope that you have great success working with your doctor and Diabetes Educator to safely experiment until you find the right approach for you.
    595 days ago
    Love low carb
    595 days ago
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