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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 00:51
Bibi1031 Bibi1031 is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 206/182/140 Female 60 inches
Progress: 36%
Location: Houston, Texas
Default Hello, I'm Bibi from Texas

I had no idea I was diabetic until I went to my doctor in June and was told that I was a Type II diabetic. I had managed to be pre-diabetic by staying away from fats and most certainly sugar 4 years ago that my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and for me to eat healthier.

I had no idea Whole wheat was my worst enemy as well as corn tortillas too. The only reason I was pre-diabetic for so long with all the wheat and corn I ate, is that I avoided sugar like the plague until I fell in love with Pineapple and Mango smoothies! I had a smoothie two or three times a week and that did me in.

I started monitoring my blood glucose and figured out that carbs were just as bad if not worse than sugar for me. Eye opener for sure. Started reading and found Keto and Atkins diets as being low carb. That brought me here after ordering alternative flours online and found this wonderful forum after looking up some recipes.

I have been losing weight just by changing my beloved tortillas for lower carb alternatives. My aim was not losing weight but controlling my diabetes. It was a very nice surprise when I found out eating low carb melted down the lbs too. I am over weight, but that never did bother me. I now need to lose the weight for my health though. Need to change the way I eat to enjoy my retirement and my grand kids for a long healthy life!

I am currently 53 and I have wrinkles on my face from losing the weight. How can I avoid getting all these wrinkles on my face? That is the only drawback to this weight loss thing.

My blood sugar is back to pre-diabetic numbers! The wrinkles are making me look my 53 years and then some more. Any suggestions on how to avoid this and maybe even reverse the damage caused?
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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 03:39
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JEY100 JEY100 is online now
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Posts: 11,102
Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
Progress: 96%
Location: NC

Welcome, Bibi
Glad that you found this forum through recipes. As you see, it is huge, and has an active sub-forum for Diabetes.
There are some excellent threads there on Keto diets that will continue to help you reduce blood glucose and weight. The Atkins forum has a sticky at the top for an Induction plan, many stay within those guidelines until closer to goal.

You have listed a Weight Watchers as the book read, which is a low fat, calorie reduced diet. Why We Get Fat is a great introduction to the science of low carb, there are so many new resources on line now too.
There are a number of diabetes specific books mentioned in that forum, the new Dr Jason Fung ones are good. As for wrinkles, check his work on autophagy. (This one on loose skin got my attention And there are a number of old threads on the topic. Follow link to Duke info for tips.

All the best,

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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 12:10
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Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is online now
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts

You have found the best resource for getting healthy-- this forum!! Loads of support and real information.

Many resources report control of type two diabetes with control of diet and exercise. My Christmas present to myself this year will be a glucose meter. To fine tune my food choices.

IF or intermittent fasting might give you the face lift you are looking for. Lots of information around on that. See Jason Fung for starters. Me personally, I need to work from SAD eating to low carb into ketosis, then to two meals and maybe one to use IF. Some folks can jump right in to fasting, I cannot, so I work up to it.

Your body will adjust. Give it time. You are on a new journey.... and there is a lot to learn.

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Old Thu, Dec-13-18, 00:17
Bibi1031 Bibi1031 is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 206/182/140 Female 60 inches
Progress: 36%
Location: Houston, Texas

Thanks for the replies and great suggestions on what to look for. I am so glad I found these forums!
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