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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:05 AM
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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I am very new to all this, so I'm not sure if I really qualify as LC'ing,
but my diet is certainly far more LC than it used to be -- and probably

the
healthiest diet I have followed in all of my adult life, at least in my
opinion. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early June, and that



Why would you care about a label for your diet plan? Lose weight,
exercise and be happy...


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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:05 AM
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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I am very new to all this, so I'm not sure if I really qualify as LC'ing,
but my diet is certainly far more LC than it used to be -- and probably

the
healthiest diet I have followed in all of my adult life, at least in my
opinion. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early June, and that



Why would you care about a label for your diet plan? Lose weight,
exercise and be happy...


--
JK Sinrod
Sinrod Stained Glass Studios
www.sinrodstudios.com
Coney Island Memories
www.sinrodstudios.com/coneymemories


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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:16 AM
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"jk" wrote in message
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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I am very new to all this, so I'm not sure if I really qualify as

LC'ing,
but my diet is certainly far more LC than it used to be -- and probably

the
healthiest diet I have followed in all of my adult life, at least in my
opinion. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early June, and that



Why would you care about a label for your diet plan? Lose weight,
exercise and be happy...


--
JK Sinrod
Sinrod Stained Glass Studios
www.sinrodstudios.com
Coney Island Memories
www.sinrodstudios.com/coneymemories



I don't really care about a label, but this is a low-carb newsgroup. So, I
was interested in knowing whether what I think of as a lower-carb diet fits
within the scope of what most people on this NG are doing.

MaryL


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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:16 AM
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"jk" wrote in message
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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I am very new to all this, so I'm not sure if I really qualify as

LC'ing,
but my diet is certainly far more LC than it used to be -- and probably

the
healthiest diet I have followed in all of my adult life, at least in my
opinion. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early June, and that



Why would you care about a label for your diet plan? Lose weight,
exercise and be happy...


--
JK Sinrod
Sinrod Stained Glass Studios
www.sinrodstudios.com
Coney Island Memories
www.sinrodstudios.com/coneymemories



I don't really care about a label, but this is a low-carb newsgroup. So, I
was interested in knowing whether what I think of as a lower-carb diet fits
within the scope of what most people on this NG are doing.

MaryL


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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:20 AM
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

Thanks very much. I can't add fish to my diet because I am allergic to
fish. However, I don't have that excuse for exercise and I know it is
essential that I develop some willpower there.

MaryL



The trick with exercise is to find something you enjoy doing for its own
sake, not just because it is good for you. There are so many different
ways to be more active, and you can get benefits even by being just
slightly more active than you are now. Don't be afraid of exercise. You
don't have to go from couch potato to marathon runner overnight. Some
people start with very simple things, like parking further away from the
store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a 5 minute daily
walk, etc.

If you have no clue about exercise, I recommend checking out your local
YMCA. The one I go to has so many options, for people of all fitness
levels, and trained staff who really know about fitness, not just about how
to sell memberships like at some gyms.

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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:20 AM
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In article ,
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

Thanks very much. I can't add fish to my diet because I am allergic to
fish. However, I don't have that excuse for exercise and I know it is
essential that I develop some willpower there.

MaryL



The trick with exercise is to find something you enjoy doing for its own
sake, not just because it is good for you. There are so many different
ways to be more active, and you can get benefits even by being just
slightly more active than you are now. Don't be afraid of exercise. You
don't have to go from couch potato to marathon runner overnight. Some
people start with very simple things, like parking further away from the
store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a 5 minute daily
walk, etc.

If you have no clue about exercise, I recommend checking out your local
YMCA. The one I go to has so many options, for people of all fitness
levels, and trained staff who really know about fitness, not just about how
to sell memberships like at some gyms.

--
Michelle Levin
http://www.mindspring.com/~lunachick

I have only 3 flaws. My first flaw is thinking that I only have 3 flaws.
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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:27 AM
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MaryL -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

Does this really qualify as LC? Does anyone have any suggestions?


why does it matter what you call it if it's working for you?
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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:27 AM
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MaryL -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

Does this really qualify as LC? Does anyone have any suggestions?


why does it matter what you call it if it's working for you?
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Old September 9th, 2004, 06:28 AM
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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I am very new to all this, so I'm not sure if I really qualify as LC'ing,
but my diet is certainly far more LC than it used to be -- and probably

the
healthiest diet I have followed in all of my adult life, at least in my
opinion. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early June, and that
served as a real wake-up call for me to do something about my diet. I am
greatly overweight and always knew that I "should" do something, but
knowledge about some of the dreadful side-effects of diabetes has been a
real motivation to me. I am essentially following the South Beach diet

and
am eating almost all fresh fruits and veggies (lots of them). SB

emphasizes
"good carbs" not "low carb." Most of the meat I eat is lean/low-fat

except
that I will sometimes (not always) have bacon with my eggs. I eat several
eggs a week -- sometimes fried, sometimes poached, sometimes as an omelet.
I frequently stir-fry veggies and chicken in a small amount of olive oil.
In addition, I have eliminated rice, pasta, and white potatoes. The only
bread I eat is a flourless bread made from the sprouts of whole grains

known
as Ezekiel bread, which I get at a health store. My blood sugar spiked on
each occasion when I tried whole wheat bread or oatmeal bread, so I no
longer do that. However, I do have old-fashioned oatmeal with fresh
blueberries for breakfast, and I have not had any problems with BG as a
result. I want to try steel-cut oatmeal but have not yet found any.

As a result of these dietary changes, I have lost 33 pounds since early
June. I also take one 500mg tablet of Metformin XR per day, which is a

very
low dose. All except 3 of my BG tests have been within the target range
since early July, and my average BG (testing at a variety of times) is

109.
We checked my meter in the doctor's office, and it gave the identical
reading as what they received in their lab (using the same finger prick).

I
also feel much better than I have felt in years and have lots more energy.
I had expected my doctor to increase my dosage of Metformin, but he said I
am doing so well that that is not necessary. In fact, he hopes that I

will
eventually be able to control this entirely through diet and exercise (but

I
must admit that I still have not added exercise to my routine, even though

I
know it is very important). I had previously existed almost entirely on
fast-food and commercially-prepared frozen meals. I am now doing all of

my
own cooking and am relying almost exclusively on fresh vegetables and

fruits
plus meat. I do not place a great deal of emphasis on "high protein," but

I
do get protein every day. Instead, I place emphasis on lots of the fruits
and veggis that SB lists as "foods to enjoy."

Does this really qualify as LC? Does anyone have any suggestions? I met
with a dietitician/diabetes counselor, and she accepted the diet I am
following but it really does not equate with her recommendations (which is
*much* higher in carbs). A number of my friends who have T2 diabetes
recommended SB, and that is how I got started in that direction.

Thanks,
MaryL


You have gotten some of the best advice and support from some of the best
people in the world.

Welcome to the low-carb experience! Your life is changing!


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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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Hi MaryL.

Your eating plan seems to work for you, and I think it's a healthy one
for you. Congratulations for not falling prey to the 'got to eat all
carbs, all the time, and cover it with lots of drugs' school of
diabetes management.

My strongest recommendation to any diabetic who wants to think about
LC is to look at Dr Richard Bernstein's work in this area. He's a
diabetic doctor both ways - a physician specialising in diabetes
management AND is himself a T1 diabetic, managing his condition with
LC and insulin shots for decades. His Web Site is
http://www.diabetes-normalsugars.com/ and offers several chapters from
his book on the subject. You might find many things of use in your
condition.

I'm looking forward to hearing of your continued success in
controlling this condition.

Aramanth
LC since May 29th 1998 and for LIFE
Diabetes T2
 




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