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Hi, everyone! I'm new to this carb cycling but I will give it a try. In the past I've used low carb diets like South Beach to lose weight, but then something would happen and I'd gain it all back. I've tried to start again but being type 2 diabetic alot of times I would go too low in blood sugar at night, and since I live alone, that's dangerous. I always lose weight easily when going low carb it's just sticking with it for a lifetime. I just got Chris Powell's Book Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution, and even the high carb days don't seem like they would skyrocket your blood sugar too much as long as you are eating good carbs. His plan says you can cheat on the high carb days but given the opportunity to cheat every other day is just too much for me, and it would be harder the next day to go back to low carb the next day. So I'm planning a cheat maybe once a week but not enough to undo all the hard work. I plan to start this new plan on Monday, that will give me time to go to the grocery store this weekend and get the things I need for this. I'm also starting a challenge through work on Monday for the next 6 weeks, and aiming to do at least 300 fitness minutes a week for that, so I suppose all the carbs I'm eating on those high carb days will come in handy with all the working out I will be doing. I might have to tweak the food plan a little depending on my blood sugars but it would be nice at my next doctor visit if he could take me off some of the medication I'm taking.
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