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WOUBBIE
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3/20/13 6:31 A

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I've always used protein as a go-to. It doesn't spike your blood sugar, which could then lead to a more severe crash.

At church I've been known to sneak down to the pantry in the middle of Sunday school and nab a spoonful of peanut butter to keep from howling at the little darlings out of hypoglycemic irritation, lol!

Pray for Ukraine... Slava Ukraina!


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3/19/13 11:20 P

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Today was a better day for me. When I took my bs after lunch, it was low, and I started to feel funny. I was smart today because I made sure I had some snacks with me. I ate a dill pickle, and that seemed to help. I just need to make sure I have something with me.



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3/19/13 7:07 P

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Welcome, Cathy! I think you will find lots of 'friends' here that will help you through all the stages until you are an old pro yourself! lol It might seem hard the first week or so, but like they said, once your body is rid of all those 'bad' things...lol...you will feel much much better and not feel like eating the bad carbs at all. You might THINK about wanting some, but your body and will power will help you overcome that desire. Your body will no longer crave the carbs. Just try your hardest to stay on the Induction as best you can until your body gets into ketosis. I found that buying and using some keto sticks that will let you know if you are in ketosis, are very helpful to me. Hang in there! You can do it!



WOUBBIE
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3/19/13 9:23 A

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Hi, and welcome!

Do you measure your blood sugar readings or are you going by your symptoms? (Believe me, even my KIDS could tell when my blood sugar dropped too low!)

Another of the remarkable benefits of low carb is that after a very short amount of time your blood sugar levels will most likely stabilize - they'll only fluctuate if you indulge in either carbs or alcohol. In the short run you might need to eat some extra protein if you're feeling a little low. If you're actually dizzy, then that might be a sign that you need more sodium. Your kidneys flush out a lot along with all the water you've been retaining for years. Some broth will probably help.

Pray for Ukraine... Slava Ukraina!


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3/19/13 6:45 A

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Hi Cathy! Stay way from the carbs. I actually personally suggest you stay away from the Atkins products as much as possible as well. You may have more initial success if you do and feel more satisfied on real food.
You will have a headache for the first few days. Just remind yourself that's your body "detoxing" and getting all that sugar out. Drink lots of water to maybe help with the headaches. After this, you will not crave sugar or carbs but you have to stick it out and get past that phase. You won't be hungry either.

You can do it. And you will be so glad you did and you won't look back!!!



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3/19/13 1:59 A

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Hello my name is Cathy and I've just started Phase 1 of Atkins. Today was good until this evening when my sugad level decided to drop big time. Guess I need to find a new way of stabalizing without eating pretzels in the evening. I'm looking to meeting people here that havebeen through this stage.



 
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