Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > New Members & Low-Carbers > Introduce Yourself
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 05:28
PhyllisK PhyllisK is offline
New Member
Posts: 10
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 198/192/150 Female 5' 2"
BF:
Progress:
Default PhyllisK Introduction

I am new to this forum and am glad I found it. I am in a suburb of St. Louis, Chesterfield. I have lived in St. Louis all my 70 years but in Chesterfield the last three. This is the last stop!

I am here to get help controlling my diabetes. I was diagnosed about a month ago, but to be truthful, I was not surprised. I always worked at keeping my weight under control, even though my diet was unhealthy. Fruits and vegetables were never my favorite foods. My husband was diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia in September 2011. He spent most of the following eleven months in the hospital and passed in August 2012. I spent most of my time, especially after he died, eating and trying to fill that void. We all know how well that works.

I am still trying to get a handle on what I can and cannot have, but I do know low carb is a staple of the diabetic world. Even though I have been following low carb faithfully for the past three weeks, my blood sugar readings are all over the place. I am in a senior independent living facility and am meeting with the dietitian here tomorrow morning, Hopefully, she will be able to shed more light. I did meet with a nutritionist but did not get much out of that meeting.

I know I will get lots of support here and look forward to getting to know you.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 05:42
JEY100's Avatar
JEY100 JEY100 is offline
To Good Health!
Posts: 11,152
 
Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
Default

Welcome Phyllis

Glad you found us before the meeting with the facility nutritionist.

First read back through the threads in the Diabetes Forum. Much good information on how to control Diabetes through diet. https://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.php?f=45


Most facilities have to follow the USDA Dietary guidelines, but you should know that the ADA, only a few weeks ago, issued a Consensus Report that suggest a VERY Low Carb Diet as an option for Diabetes. This will likely be a surprise to the nutritionist, but you need to know and insist that you want to treat your diabetes with diet and lifestyle first, and VLC is now an option: https://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=482388

This is a good Introduction to the Diet for Diabetes: https://www.dietdoctor.com/diabetes

My own doctor from Duke explaining how he uses LCHF in the Clinic for Diabetes:
https://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf-dia...dr-eric-westman

And his very simple, uncomplicated food list: https://www.dietdoctor.com/se/wp-co...starch_diet.pdf

All the best,

Last edited by JEY100 : Tue, May-07-19 at 05:52.
Reply With Quote
  #3   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 05:47
bkloots's Avatar
bkloots bkloots is offline
Posts: 9,411
 
Plan: Atkins/LCHF
Stats: 195/162/150 Female 63in
BF:
Progress: 73%
Location: Kansas City, MO
Default

Welcome home, Phyllis. You've come to a great place for support, information, encouragement. Around here, we tend not to speak well of dietitians and nutritionists, because so many of them (for many reasons) must adhere to their traditional learning about how to eat, and are not low-carb friendly. Actually, I'm kind of surprised that you say low-carb is a "staple of the diabetic world," since many have experienced otherwise.

Look around for forums dealing specifically with diabetes, and come back often. There are many excellent helpers.

For now, if you're looking for a food list, there's a "sticky" at the top of the thread on Atkins that will show you basic low-carb choices.

Best wishes. From Kansas City.
Reply With Quote
  #4   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 06:12
DaisyDawn's Avatar
DaisyDawn DaisyDawn is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 250
 
Plan: lc
Stats: 178/123.6/130 Female 66
BF:
Progress: 113%
Default

Welcome to the group!
Reply With Quote
  #5   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 06:45
tess9132 tess9132 is offline
 
Plan: general lc
Stats: 214/146/130 Female 5'4"
BF:
Progress: 81%
Default

Welcome Phyllis! I'm also not crazy about fruits and vegetables. I've redone my thinking though and have come to believe that I never needed them as much as the experts were always saying I did.

With low carb, I eat guilt free! I always say I eat whatever I want as much as I want, I just don't eat bread or sugar. I still eat the burger - I just throw away the roll. I still eat pizza (toppings only) - I just throw away the crust. I've been eating low carb for more than 4 years. The hardest part came in the very beginning - giving up my beloved Diet Coke. But I needed to do that to get my blood sugar under control. Nutrasweet might as well be pure cane sugar to me. YMMV, but I am confident that you can find a way of low carb eating that will work for you.
Reply With Quote
  #6   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 07:19
cotonpal's Avatar
cotonpal cotonpal is online now
Posts: 4,531
 
Plan: very low carb real food
Stats: 245/128/135 Female 62
BF:
Progress: 106%
Location: Vermont
Default

It is not fruits and vegetables that we eat on a low carb diet. Almost all fruits except for berries are high in carbs and should be avoided and while berries are acceptable they should only be eaten in small quantities. Our carbs come primarily from leafy green over ground vegetables. Also some people eat low carb by eating a carnivore diet, so neither vegetable or fruits.
Reply With Quote
  #7   ^
Old Tue, May-07-19, 10:59
PhyllisK PhyllisK is offline
New Member
Posts: 10
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 198/192/150 Female 5' 2"
BF:
Progress:
Default

Thank you, all, for the welcoming words. I heard low fat from the nutritionist during her talk with me a couple of weeks ago about my diabetes, and I knew that was hooey. I had already made up my mind to do lifestyle change first and I think that is doable. And I already knew that my best source of information are from those that have been dealing with this. I have two weeks before my physical and unless something goes crazy really fast, I will not go on medication. Thank you for your suggestions on reading material. Looks like I'll be busy! Stay tuned for more questions.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 16:27.


Copyright © 2000-2019 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.