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A Low carb diet with really nutritious foods

Thursday, August 15, 2013

So I was reading Dr Terry Wahls book - Minding My Mitochondria. And it made a lot of sense. It is a kind of Low carb diet, except she does eat beans and some other things that are higher carb.She has MS and I have MS. Her new diet got her out of her wheel chair! Mine has helped me lose fluid in my legs and inflammation pain. But I want more nutrition in my LC plan- so I'll have to experiment more with this for me.

When I did WW in 2008 my Dr told me that my MS would get better with just my weight loss. And I believed her. But when I got down to 189, I needed my cane even more and I fell more often. It was terrible. I became depressed thinking to myself, who cares if I'm thin, if my MS/balance is even worse!

This time after going on a Low Carb diet, without losing as much weight, my MS has improved because the inflammation pain and fluid retention are gone! Which I also credit to quitting wheat- the worst carb for me.
I had not dared to hope that I would "feel" better if I lost weight. I started the LC diet for my new issue- Type 2 diabetes. I had hoped I'd feel less tired and sluggish once my blood sugars were normal. And I did/do! But I did not know that I would actually feel better physically and my MS would not relapse! My balance is improved! Now that's exciting!

Of course on LC I eat lots of veggies and greens and meats. But now I'll add some new things I've never tried to incorporate in my diet and I'm excited!!

A while back I started Coconut oil and I still take 1 T a day. I thought it had helped lift my depression, but this last week I felt the old enemy returning.....sigh........ Today my excitement over my new way of eating helped lift my spirits! Hope has returned!

I ordered some almond milk (un-sweetened) coconut milk, coconut flour, flax meal, almond flour etc from Amazon, since I can't get out and hunt for these items, carry them and lug them into the house on my own. Having them delivered is a plus! For a treat I bought organic raw buckwheat honey- YUM! I know its not LC, but when I feel like eating something sweet all I need is a half of a tsp. and I feel like I've eaten something incredibly sinful! LOL!! Instead of a packet of sweet and low or an Atkins bar. I think I'll "cheat" with my honey! For now anyway. Because sometimes I don't feel like sweets for days, but when I do- well I like this choice!
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FLORIDAGHOST 8/19/2013 11:09AM

    I am delighted to hear of your improvement. When through MS with my SIL - it wasn't fun for anyone in the family, especially for her. She did not get diabetes 2, but so many other problems.

I do not have MS but I do have D2, which losing weight has helped a great deal, but I have found, for myself, that grains are a nasty happening to my blood sugars too. I am having to not eat bread or pasta, rice isn't quite as bad as pasta and bread, but it still sends my BSLs up. Honey is another thing that sends my BSLs soaring - your body doesn't have to digest it at all, it just goes right to your blood stream, at least that is what I've been told and I've tested by BSL before eating any honey, and 2 hours after and it shots it up pretty high so I really moderate the honey and take as little as I can use.

Anyway, I wish you wellness and happiness. emoticon

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MSKRIS7 8/19/2013 9:48AM

    Love the Low Carb Diet!!

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GEMINIGEM6 8/17/2013 12:48AM

    Love this! You are so inspirational to me! I love how LC helps ppl in so many ways w/ different health challenges! So exciting! You're doing great and I'm happy for you that you're relieved of some of those symptoms!

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-WISPY- 8/16/2013 8:53PM

    Hey there, have to second the things you are saying about the low carb eating plan.
I started one for fibro, meat, fish poultry, eggs lots of vegies. No processed, caffeine, grain or dairy at first. I am kind of borderline diabetic and have managed to stay of meds for that and also got my blood pressure down without pills by eating this way.
Fibro is so much better not to mention the other assorted health issues I have.

I also use coconut oil on my body (it is amazing) as well as in my food.

Here's to our eating style. I do have celebration days, don't think of them as cheating. They are planned and I love every minute of them - and accept whatever consequences - although I don't usually have any unless I am away of holiday and go over the top celebrating. :)

I have been in Spark 4 years and this is a life changing way of eating for me this time. Tried too many diets in the past. I am now 74 and I want something I can live with an enjoy.

Wishing you every success.

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KHCHARMED1987 8/15/2013 10:43PM

    If we can never have something that we love. We will never be able to live our new lifestyle. It is ok to eat foods you consider as cheating as long as you eat it in moderation!

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