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11/22/10 10:11 A

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Sound advice all around.

Most fad diets are just that. Fads. They may give you a short-term water weight loss, or they may actually damage your ability to use food properly! Go with the medical advice, and listen to lady mary (aka WOWEETWO), she's a wonderful resource! She is so right, when she says balance is the key...

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11/20/10 1:05 A

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Thanks all!

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11/19/10 4:44 P

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Definately talk with your MD. Atkins may affect your kidneys if you do it wrong and you are already at risk with diabetes.


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11/19/10 12:27 P

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Very well said lady Mary.

You have that absolutely right.

Pat in Maine.

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11/19/10 12:13 P

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balance is the word here and atkins is way too unbalanced and what do learn while on it?? can you maintain atkins or anything else other than balance for the duration of your life?? what do you do for maintenance???
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11/19/10 10:01 A

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Keep up the good work delfaver. Sounds like its right for you.

Slow and Easy is the way to lose.
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11/19/10 9:48 A

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I follow Richard K. Bernstein MD's way of very low carb life outlined in Diabetes Solution. Not a free-for-all eating fat and protein, but very low carb and very well suited to my type 1 diabetes.

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11/19/10 8:17 A

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Sorry to hear about your situation.
I strongly suggest you talk with your Doctor and Diabetes educator on this. You need a good nutritionist who is very familiar with Diabetes.
I was a mess not sleeping rarely eating never hungry but gaining weight. In fact I went to a very renowned Medical Center to consult with an endocrinologist and he told me he was certain i would not be able to lose weight given how little I ate. He told me to learn to live with myself. I told him I can do that easily just tell my GP who referred me to get off my back. MY GP never harped about losing weight again. I have always had a very nutritous way of eating. No junk food, very few sweets and no processed foods.I cook all of the food for DH and myself.
Once I started to follow Spark I am losing weight slowly. With complications like yours, medical advice is your very best place to go.
All the best with your journey educating yourself is the key to success Pat in Maine.

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11/19/10 7:51 A

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I am very sensitive to carbs but it is important not to overload on protein and fat so I have learned that for me the highest amount of carbohydrates I can eat safely is at lunch-my breakfast is nearly all lean protein.Your activity level monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, and nutrition monitoring will give you the data you need to determine what and how much to eat.My doc is against the Akins diet (too low in carbs) but approves of modifications of the South Beach Diet-get advice from you doctor.

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11/19/10 7:25 A

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The only diet I have ever had any progress with was Atkins. All these lowfat, nofat, point counting, etc.. diets just shut down my metabolism and energy while I starved. Particularly now while I'm insulin dependent I have to be careful with my carbs. Does anyone have any input from being in a similar situation with diets on Atkins here or any other diet they have had any luck with.

(I was put on a medication for sleep that killed my pancreas and put 60 lbs on me. I am now completely insulin dependent, 100 units a day long term as well as shots with every meal.)

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