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Day 6 of ultra-low carb - or is it not ultra-low carb anymore?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some readers of my blog may have asked this questions all along.
My carb levels seem to be creeping up a little.

8am: decaf with 1/4 cup cream

12 noon lunch: double quarter pounder w/cheese, no bun

1pm dessert 3 oz. sugar-free frozen yogurt with 1/3 cup mixed berries and 1 oz. almonds

2:30pm snack: 1/2 cup full-fat yogurt with 1/2 cup strawberries

5:30pm snack: 2 oz. jalapeno cheese, pickle slices

8:30pm dinner: frittata made with duck eggs, red cabbage, mushrooms, onion w/coconutoil
dessert: 1/2 cup berries with full-fat plain yogurt and 1 oz macadamia nuts

exercise: 1/2 hour dog walking

Tomorrow our daughter has a swim team dinner where parents are invited. The menu is pasta with garlic bread. I guess I better eat ahead of time and see if there is any salad I can have.
I'm going to try to reduce my carbs a little more again tomorrow if I can as I suspect I may already be out of ketosis tonight. Since I don't need to lose weight this is no big deal, but it will keep me from getting hungry if I can stay in ketosis and it will probably help get my A1c down faster.
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DS9KIE 10/31/2013 1:24PM

    what ever diet you follow just eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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VK2Z10 10/31/2013 12:26PM

    i just simply want to say that i think all carbs are okay in moderation. but congrats on the pre-planning for the dinner coming up. i hope it works out for you

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SKATER787 10/31/2013 12:26PM

    How are you so blessed to get duck eggs? They are very expensive here, almost a dollar each. emoticon

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PASTAFARIAN 10/31/2013 10:53AM

    I'm surprised you patronize McD given that they allow antibiotics in their supply chain (which I think is a significantly bigger threat than GMO foods). And what's their cheese made of? I couldn't find any statement on their website about their cheese but here's the link to their (embarrassingly weak) policy on antibiotics:

http://www.abou
tmcdonalds.com/mcd/sustainabili
ty/library/policies_programs/su
stainable_supply_chain/product_
safety/antibiotics.html (Sorry but SP gives no way of making links clickable in blog post replies.)

That 1st sentence of the 2nd paragraph is a huge hole.

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JSTETSER 10/31/2013 10:45AM

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ERIN1957 10/31/2013 8:41AM

    Birgit, I admire that you are doing this for health reasons, the best reason of all.

After I was doing a very low carb high fat routine FOR HEALTH I found a sweet spot for some length of time adding back greens(carbs) and other vegetables, I could still stay in ketosis.
It was when I added to much protein and fruit that knocked me out of ketosis. I had numbers up to 80g of carbs and still stayed in ketosis, very low though.

I do believe ketosis for health reason is a wonderful solution to many diseases and conditions. I wish the naysayers could read or even look on line to some of the work many have done in these areas. People like Dr. Perlmutter, Dr. Seyfried, Dr Wahls and follow their trails to many studies, as well as many others that have adapted their programs and have had wonderful life saving results. Not even counting solutions for us who suffer with things like MS, diabetics, seizures, Alzheimer's, depression, ADHD, just to name a few.
Our life quality is better, our health conditions improving.
I use to be the same and couldn't wrap my head around the concept, it seemed so wrong and so many said so. But when I actually took the time and effort to find a real solution for my MS, I found ketosis and beyond my old low carb diets. I found a place I could truly work on me.
It is a personal choice and what we value more. But as well I know, that what I am doing is helping me and my quality of life. The journey is not easy finding where we can do and be our best. As a person gets better, as a person loses weight, there is a constant commitment to adjust and readjust the diet and gauge how you feel and as well how your health numbers are. I strive and take responsibility for my health and will not allow others to influence me on what I know works for me.
Birgit, kudos! Kudos for being brave enough to step outside the box that is structured by rules to experiment and find what makes you healthy and as well makes you happy.
My Best For You,
Erin

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CINDYTW 10/31/2013 2:36AM

  Yeah I hope you didn't take my comment the other day as judgemental...I was actually not doing that at all was just informing you since you said you arent tracking and I wanted to see what I could get away with carb wise.

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WEARINGTHIN 10/31/2013 1:09AM

    I give up. I hope you ARE right about all of this low carb, high fat stuff. May you live a long and happy life. Best wishes, Glenn

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DOVESEYES 10/31/2013 1:02AM

    Great work !!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 10/31/2013 12:38AM

    Someone gave me the misguided advice to try it to lose some extra weight by going ultra low carb.

When I did that I was so carb starved. I was constantly sleepy and absolutely starving! I had enough calories from other sources, but I was still starving my system apparently.

Evidently, as I was later told, if I didn't *need* to do it, I shouldn't have done it.

So from my point of view, Great for you for sticking to it.

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