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LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
9/1/14 10:43 P

Thanks for the encouragement REDDOT...

REDDOTFLYER Posts: 2,576
9/1/14 9:04 P

I've been using a modified low carb diet for the last two weeks and I really enjoy it. Was not too hard so far.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
9/1/14 2:43 P

Will look into this book. Thanks for the advice and your help HAWKTHREE!

HAWKTHREE SparkPoints: (64,138)
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9/1/14 9:56 A

After a lifetime (50 years) of coping with tendency to faint when my blood sugars dropped, I began to gain weight and then I was a full-blown Type 2 diabetic. My family doctor suggested Dr. Bernstein's book. Nothing fancy and you can find used copies at library sales of his first book if buying a new book is not in your budget.

I changed 1 meal at a time. It only took about 6 months and diabetes couldn't be measured in my system. The last meal and hardest one to change was my evening snack of peanut butter on whole grain toast.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/30/14 2:26 P

Thanks for this email. I read the article, I think, that talks about the low carb diet; some good stuff and a bit of knowledge, but still working on it. Thanks again.

MIAMUSE Posts: 401
8/30/14 11:12 A

I just read an informative article on Chris Kesslers site about whether low carb diets are good for you written by a dietition. It had some good points. I find I need to do low carb - I feel better. But it is not for everyone.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/28/14 6:29 P

Thanks for this information. I'll be going to check out this website and her books. Thanks again...LCDDub

GEORGIA122 Posts: 4
8/28/14 11:55 A

You can also go to It is the site started by Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller who started the research into the low glycemic way of eating. You will notice the site origin is Australian. Because of this, some of the foods you look up don't pertain to the US. But it will give you some basic idea on the glycemic index/load of some the foods you like that may be similar. It also has a tab that shows you what books she has published on the subject. Check out some of the titles at your local bookstore to see if the information is what you need. That's what I did and I found a couple that where helpful. Hope this helps.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/22/14 2:03 P

Coach; Thanks for the link and tip; I will be looking into it.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/22/14 2:01 P

I will check into the website for the Paleo lifestyle. I agree with your dislike for the word "diet"; everyone has a "diet"; it's just that some are better than others. Thanks for the tip and help.

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (41,045)
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8/22/14 11:36 A

You might check out a Paleo lifestyle (I hate the word diet!) - there is a spark team for Paleo. Here's a link to a great website with lots of good recipes.

LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/22/14 12:45 A

Thanks for the tip LADYSTARWIND, I'll look into it...

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (83,754)
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8/22/14 12:05 A

There are quite a few Low Carb and Diabetes Team here on Spark!! in the Diabetes Team threads on low Glycemic foods.... Check under Community/Spark Teams; and type in Low Carb or Glycemic Index (Low GI)
Good Luck!

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 8/22/2014 (00:08)
SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,369
8/21/14 10:23 P

You might find this article helpful:
, but you may want to also post this in the Diet and Nutrition message board forum. Our dietitian checks in on that forum and may be able to offer some info.

Coach Denise

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,043
8/21/14 9:57 P

Look into the South Beach diet.

You can also google those phrases and get great information.

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 8/21/2014 (21:58)
LCDDUB Posts: 5,278
8/21/14 7:49 P

Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be greatly apprectiated and always remember 1 pound at a time, 1 day at a time...

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