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Hang in there, LJ!



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Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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Gaye, I'd love to hear how it goes for you if you do!

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Thanks and I want to try it!

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Good morning!

So have you read this book:



This is the book that got me really engaged in the examination of my own BG. It covers the vast range of things affected by BG fluctuations, and helped me realize just how not "normal" are my metabolic responses. The only thing I still don't know is why... no one yet seems able to answer that question... though from my own floundering around, liver function seems key (the more I address liver health the more things improve metabolically), and incidentally STRESS management seems critical to my own metabolic functioning. Now that I've cleared everything else out of the way, it's easier to see. I can now SEE in my own body just how stress kills. Also, I could finally see how exercise (a stress) was working against me... exercise would drive my BG up terribly (almost into diabetic ranges from "normal") and it would take a day or more to get back to where I began. This is why exercise works against some people when they are trying to eliminate body fat. I'm still not at the point where I can exercise with any consistency.

The blood ketone test strips are very expensive if you don't have the consistency dialed in... I only test ketones when everything else is ideal. The meters aren't expensive (I can buy one at Walmart for $12) and Freestyle will send you a free meter... just go to their website and look for the application.

Also, if you're curious, and just want to play a bit to see where you're at with ketones, you can hack ketone testing by getting a pocket alcohol breathalyzer. These little gadgets can't tell the difference between alcohol and breath ketones, so they are actually pretty accurate at measuring the ketones you're burning. My DH and I played around with one for about a year before we got a blood monitor (ours was about $20... read the reviews when choosing one) and had pretty good results learning what we needed to know. The cheaper ones are better because they 'fool' more easily. From our readings you'd thing we were drinking scotch morning, noon and night, LOL.
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Another interesting observation for myself this past week... I've now had two days where my BG has stayed right around 80 fasted and feasted (nearly zero carb), after 96 hours fasted. Also, the first day of my fast I was lay-in-bed SICK with a lousy head cold. Within 24 hours I was way better, and in 48 hours my cold was 'gone'. Today, after one day of regular-for-me eating my sinuses are filling up again, but I don't feel non-functional. I'm fascinated that the cold was stopped in its tracks with the fasting, and I have never had such great BG numbers feasting/fasted. I also exercised on Saturday (fasted) and my BG stayed in normal fasted range... a complete first for me. So, healing continues... I don't know the whys, and in many ways I am an inexplicable anomaly, but I do know the HOW... FASTING, and as low carb as *I* need to be for BG stability (my goal is always stay below 90 so that I am always in healing mode... can't make any headway if I'm always 'recovering' from the latest BG spike). Gives me hope that over time (Lord know how many years that might be, LOL) I can actually fuel myself in way that is more "normal"... and I've got time... eating like this, and monitoring BG, I'm going to live forever!
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Edited by: _RAMONA at: 9/18/2018 (11:49)

Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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OMGoodness! We are so much alike LJ!

This is exactly the reason I started fasting/LC... and it was Chris Kresser's article three years ago that put me on this path. It had never even been suggested to me that I was diabetic or even at risk, but on my own (thanks to Chris) discovered that my fasting glucose numbers (unless I'm eating very low carb - less than 15 g total... you apparently have more wiggle room) have always been above 100 at all times, yet my post prandial numbers never go above 140 (yea Paleo!). I went to a wedding 2 weeks ago (still ate low-carb by anyone's standards, though I had a glass of wine) and I've spent the last 2 weeks getting my numbers back in line. After being nearly zero carb for a week I still needed two days of fasting to get into normal range, and another day to get under 90.

I can definitely feel the difference in my body when I am above 90... I just don't feel truly well: my sleep is compromised, my mental focus suffers, my immune system weakens.

For so long diabetics have been told to keep glucose steady in relation to eating, yet it's the Paleo community that identified that what your glucose numbers are when fasted determine where you fall on the wellness/illness continuum. My own experience bears this out completely. Since I've been using my BG numbers to determine carb levels, I feel consistently well (even though I hate that I need to eat so low carb), and since I've worked to keep my Blood Glucose: Blood Ketone index as close to 1 as possible, I feel better than ever have in my life, and my health issues seem to simply evaporate (as my glucose goes up, so do my health issues). Most of the time I am totally fascinated by the process... and then there are the days I just want a bowl of Poutine, LOL!

Keep fighting the good fight, and check these articles out:

What is the Glucose Ketone Index and Why Does It Matter?
www.perfectketo.com/what-is-glucose-ketone
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WHAT IS A GLUCOSE KETONE INDEX AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
www.dranthonygustin.com/what-is-glucose-ke
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Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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I love this book....have to get my own copy

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