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That is awesome about your diabetes. That is a disease that runs heavily in my family through my mother's side of the family so another reason to go low carb. I feel it will reduce my risk if I try preventative measures early. I am hypoglycemic, but that has been under control for years due to just knowing what and what not to eat so I can see it working for diabetes too.
welcome to the team
Theirs lots of support in this group. I think you will find everything you need here.
As WOUBBIE wrote, I'm one of those people who won't go anywhere near wheat. For one thing it is about 80% carbs, for a second thing wheat has been genetically modified quite a bit in the last 30 years, so it isn't what it used to be.
For health reasons, as a type 2 diabetic I avoid carbs and after 10 years of diabetes medication I can finally manage my blood sugar without meds, as long as I'm low carb.
- James M
All time highest weight : 217 pounds
Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)
Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota
Hi and welcome!
Most of the folks on this team stick to low carb AT LEAST as much for the health benefits as for the weight loss. Most people are shocked to find that wheat has hadsuch a negative impact on them.
(CHOCOLATEKRIS?! Love it!)
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?
Welcome to the team! Your LUVZ2BAKE name reminds me of when I joined a sugar addicts group when my name was CHOCOLATEKRIS.
Good luck to you on your journey of figuring out what works for your body. I went low carb a few years ago, but never truly saw improvements in my stomach issues until I went gluten free as well. Now, if I have carbs, they are always 100% gluten free. Finally....freedom from stomach aches and other unpleasant intestinal issues. My heart goes out to you and your brother.
Goals aren't for sissies!
SW: 177 lbs
CW: 150ish lbs
GW: 130ish lbs
PST - Las Vegas, Nevada
You'll find lots of support and information and tips in this team. Glad you have joined us, and you will find a lot of information in some of our old posts and threads. Good reading and tips. There is also a link icon off to the right of the page where you will find much more info.
Wheat isn't a friend to us here for sure. I can tolerate a slice of 40 calorie bread for my french toast in the morning and that's about it.
George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.
I have mild form of Sprew and breads, pasta's, etc. don't sit well on the digestive system. My brother had full blown celiac disease, so I am very familiar with the symptoms and types of foods to avoid so figured a low-card approach would be the best direction for me to go as it eliminates the majority of these types of foods, but you can still maintain a healthy diet. I am not following any particular plan as I am not sure which one is best and it can become quiet overhelming quickly. Any help along the way would be greatly appreciated.
One week ago I started eating low-carb, have not had any bread products until last night, which got caught in a pinch and had limited choices so I opted for a wrap instead of the sandwich. So far so good.
Happy to join the team!!