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Metabolism B

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Well, I did it! I stepped on the scale today, even though I KNEW it would not be a 'friendly' outcome! I've gained 20#'s since last summer at my dad's 80th birthday party.

[This is my little brother and me at Dad's party]

So July 3rd of last year I weighed 124#'s and today I weighed 144#'s!

[mom took this one of me the other day--check out that FACE and those fat cheeks!] emoticon

Yes, I'm SAD!

Yes, I'm disappointed!

No, I'm NOT depressed!

No, I'm NOT giving up!

My mother was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes and is on medication to lower her blood sugars. Since she was diagnosed, I've been reading a lot about insulin resistance and really feel that I have the beginnings of this myself. I know I've talked a little about this in relation to my menopausal symptoms, and how peri-menopausal/menopausal women need to keep their blood sugars in a constant wave, with no lows [hypoglycemic] or spikes in the blood sugars. Well, I'm about to take it a step further, and implement Diane Kress' ideas from "The Metabolism Miracle" and "The Diabetes Miracle" www.themetabolismmiracle
Here is a synopsis of identifying what she calls, "Metabolism B":

"You may be familiar with the labels metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, terms designed by the medical community to recognize alternative metabolism. Together with a host of other signs that may seem unrelated, including fatigue, sleeplessness, mild depression, and anxiety, these conditions point to Metabolism B™. Although alternative metabolism has been recognized for years, no diet to date addresses all the facets that contribute to this metabolism. As a result, all diets designed to match alternative metabolism have fallen short. The Metabolism Miracle takes the whole package of symptoms into account, stops the weight-gain train in its tracks, and even helps to reverse some of the health consequences of this metabolism.
Individuals with Metabolism B™ will never succeed at following a traditional weight-loss diet because their alternative metabolism follows a different set of rules than those of the standard metabolism. In fact, attempting to lose weight using a traditional approach can set off the downward spiral of unchecked Metabolism B™.
Take heart. You do not lack willpower! You are not a lazy dieter! You have not imagined impossible obstacles! Your body simply responds differently. Once you understand your body and your alternative metabolism, you can work with your unique metabolism instead of against it."

This was VERY, VERY encouraging! Starting tomorrow, my mother and I will start an 8-week liver/pancreas rest where we will limit our carbs to 5g per 5 hours. This is a very temporary way of eating, and only to rest our overworked pancreases and livers. Then we go to step 2 for 8 weeks and eat 11-20 grams of carbs every 5 hours, again this is only temporary for 8 weeks. Then wed go to a 30-35% of calories from carbs for Step 3. Years ago, I would have COMPLETELY and vehemently disagreed with this diet--because God created complex carbs, and I was TOTALLY against this kind of diet; however, since I'm struggling so much with ALL the extra weight going straight to my stomach [this is one of the signs of Met B--Muffin Top], well and my face too
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If my dearest friends are worried that I'm embarking on a fanatical approach, please pray for me and ask the LORD to show me because I certainly don't want to do something that will jeopardize my health.

Blessings to you all, and I love you SO MUCH for bearing with me in my weaknesses, and for being such FAITHFUL friends!!!!!

{{{{huge hugs}}}}

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    I can relate to these symptoms myself, I am going to read more. I have heard of wheat belly before and will down load it to my kindle. Thanks Susan for sharing what you have learned!
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    2023 days ago
    I appreciate that you share the research you're doing. I wish you the very best as you and mom embark on this temporary diet. Please blog about the progress and results.
    2025 days ago
    Susan, I know that you put this into PRAYER and GOD will honor your new temporary eating plan and HE will show you the one HE wants you on after you do this one. You might want to read about gluten and what it can do to your body.

    I am praying for you, my friend.

    Love In Christ,
    2032 days ago
    I hope this works for you.
    2032 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Your blog was very informative. I have not heard a lot about what you are talking about. I look forward to more information.
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    2032 days ago
    I'm glad your intense carb limitations are temporary so that you can truly enjoy the kick start this will provide your system and psyche. God likely understands because your heart is right with prayer. From the article link below (via my trivia questions answered today), "In fact, the human brain depends exclusively on carbohydrates for its energy" and truly, all carbs are not created equal. I believe the American appetite for many refined flour and sugar products are getting way out of control. We really do need to get back to the basic whole foods God gave us to enjoy. I wish you God's direction, blessing, and great favor as you and your Mom make headway towards achieving your goals.

    2033 days ago
    Someone suggested you read "Wheat Belly" I've been reading that and it is very interesting on how wheat has been genetically altered in the last 50 years and that is why so many people are gluten sensitive and celiac disease has increased by 400%. So I am trying to limit my wheat as much as possible.

    Good Luck with your new plan.
    2034 days ago
    Very interesting. I too have gained some lbs back and I don't like it! emoticon
    It seems when I gained back it went straight to my "muffin top" now starting to look like a spare truck tire! Oh and yes in the jowls too! emoticon
    Going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted!
    2035 days ago
    Extremely interesting. I will enjoy watching your progress. I tend to think I suffer from the same problem. I gained back over half of the weight I lost and struggle with it.
    2036 days ago
  • KITT52
    each day is a clean slate, you can do what you know works for you...

    good luck we are here for you
    2036 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Good luck on your new healthy eating. You might read Wheat Belly also. I have found that eating low carb got rid of my pre-diabetes and made me feel much better.
    2036 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick by Richard Johnson, M.D. is what I'm working on now. He is a Profession at the u. of Colorado and does Kidney transplants for diabetic patients. Dr. Mercola has had him on his web site several times. He says it is eating sugar/fructose that is the real problem for us.
    2036 days ago
    Susan, I hope this new information helps you find the right balance of foods for you to be healthy! You have struggled so much n spite of dedication that most people could envy. I do ask the Lord right now to show you sep b step if this plan is good for you. I trust that you will listen to your body, I am confident that you listen to the Holy Spirit! Be well, my friend! Susie2Susie higs!!
    2036 days ago
    Praying all goes well
    2037 days ago
    Good luck on your journey.....20lbs is not so bad.
    2037 days ago
    Awesome. Just listen to your body. If this way doesn't work for you it will let you know. I've been on mostly veggies and fruit for a week and felt great. I went crazy yesterday with a cheeseburger, fries, onion rings sweet tea, and tacos. Today I was moody, bloated and aching in my joints. Our bodies really will give us signals.

    Praying God gives you wisdom and all your choices are made for healthy reasons. You ROCK!
    2037 days ago
    emoticon I so wish you the best as you endeavor to take a new course.
    2037 days ago
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