SparkPeople Dr. Jason Fung Team Messageboard For those following Dr. Jason Fung and his dietary interventions of intermittent fasting and either a low carb, keto, or unrefined carbs diet to reverse type 2 diabetes. Please consult your doctor. SparkPeople Dr. Jason Fung Team Messageboard Feb & March, What are your goals? I really need to buckle down in the fasting dept. It's just eluded me over the past year w/ a lot of stress &amp; other things to deal with. Somehow "tomorrow" never comes. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> I'm thinking about blending it with the upcoming season of Lent to give myself both a focus, a direction, and hopefully a tool to get back into this long-term, health-focused WOE/living! <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> {Lent begins on Wed. Feb. 17 and continues until Sat. April 3rd. Easter Sunda... Tue, 9 Feb 2021 02:57:23 EST January 2021, What Are Your Goals? Move more, fit more steps into my day however I can. Perhaps I will charge my fitbit and wear that again. Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:59:10 EST New to the Team Hello! I am just returning to SparkPeople after a few years away. Found myself gaining weight especially this last 6 months and couldn't really understand why. <BR> <BR> I was following Dr. Jason Fung for a few years but haven't been fasting again until last week. I aim for 18/6 at least 5 days a week for now. Hoping to build up to a longer fast. <BR> <BR> Love your stories. Keep up the great work. Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:16:56 EST Recipes Please post your favs here, lower carb or keto. Sat, 12 Dec 2020 15:57:36 EST It works! It Works!!!! I started just a few a days ago by cutting the carbs and eating Keto and trying not to eat in the morning until as late as possible. Knowing that I was 'just practicing' and 'working up to full time IF" and might make a few mistakes. <BR> <BR> My scale has moved! In only a couple of days it has moved! AND I got keto strips yesterday and I am in "moderate" keto!!!! <BR> <BR> This isn't that hard! I can do THIS!!!!!! (Happy IF/Keto dance!) <BR> <BR> Looking to move into a 16/8 permanently... Wed, 2 Dec 2020 09:16:40 EST December is Here. What are your goals? My goals are daily IF, lower carb, and a minimum of ten minutes daily exercise. <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:16:44 EST November is here. What are your goals? My goals: <BR> <BR> Stop eating candy, even low carb. It just makes me crave more. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Read more books. I broke my toe so I can't do much exercise. I can do stretching exercises though and some in bed PT. <BR> <BR> Eat more veggies and a greater variety <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Eat non diary and gluten free <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Make my own ice cream with nut yogurt when I crave ice cream <BR> <BR> Practice Reiki more often <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Call f... Tue, 3 Nov 2020 14:14:12 EST October is here. What are your goals? Please post your goals, whether it is daily, weekly, or monthly. <BR> <BR> For me, I will do my recumbent bike at least two times per week. <BR> <BR> No night eating. <BR> <BR> At least 12 hour fast daily. <BR> <BR> Walk dogs at least three times per week. <BR> <BR> Continue to decorated the house for the holidays. Wed, 7 Oct 2020 17:12:58 EST After Dinner? calcium + folate + fiber= what food? At the end of the night...Is there one food at the end of the night after filling in your food chart that can be eaten...? Thu, 1 Oct 2020 19:39:32 EST Autophagy Has anyone used or know of anyone using IF to reach aotophagy to reduce skin sagging caused by large amount of weight loss? I'm curious about strategies and how to tell when you are in autophagy. Sat, 12 Sep 2020 21:29:27 EST September is here. What are your goals? Eat more veggies. <BR> 12 hour daily fast at a minimum. <BR> Take all meds and vitamins <BR> Get back to doing the recumbent bike for ten minutes every other day at a minimum. Thu, 3 Sep 2020 16:25:28 EST What's for dinner or other mealtime? Breakfast will be eggs with a tad bit of gluten free pumpkin bread with nuts! Fri, 7 Aug 2020 12:26:39 EST August is here. What are your goals? My goals are to continue to walk around the hood most days, to limit my carbs/sugars, to stay off milk products, and to remain gluten free. <BR> <BR> I will try to restart my home PT. I restart and stop all the time. Sun, 2 Aug 2020 00:38:55 EST July is here. What are your goals? My goals: daily IF, lower carb eating, and walk more around the neighborhood. I am also taking care of my medical needs, and going to see a new doctor this week. Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:17:57 EST Keto Rash? I got a small, itchy rash on my back. I was thinking it was a reaction to a new bra. With a little research I see there is a “Keto Rash” possibility. I am not a strict Keto Diet person, averaging 30-35% carbs. I’m still not sure this is what I have, but here is a Dr. Fung link about it, in case this applies to anyone else. <BR> <link><BR>-people-itch-low-carb </link> <BR> 5 suggested solutions. <BR> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Update: I spritzed Apple C... Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:32:32 EST June is here! Plans & goals? I have a lot on my plate right now... Trying to get the whole tax scenario completed sooner rather than later. Spent a bunch of time today on it all. More to do..... <BR> <BR> We have to prepare for opening our berry farm by end of month. -- Spouse has been dealing with extended back pain &amp; doctor visits. (2 yrs since injury) He wanted a "solution" before harvest, but I just don't see that happening. <BR> <BR> Still applying for jobs every week for the coming school year. Trying to figu... Mon, 1 Jun 2020 01:52:58 EST May 2020 ... What are your plans this month? Thankful for a new month. Restrictions or not, I plan to intentionally connect with people more vs staying cooped up like a caged animal. Not working for me!! <BR> <BR> As to fitness... I would like to continue my "streak" of walking every day. (Even though weight has been gained, my blood sugar readings have stayed in the "normal" range. I think walking helps with that.) <BR> <BR> As to biggest weakness... anything sweet. Sigh!!! Nothing I've tried has helped, and this covid-19 mess has r... Fri, 1 May 2020 02:54:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:31:03 EST Things to Enjoy or Do While Self Isolating Please join me in listing all the things we can do while at home. <BR> <BR> 1) read a book I've always wanted to read but never had the time. <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2020 18:58:53 EST Liver Concerns... whole body health! I will include some links on this thread for people wanting to work on liver health. -- It has been an issue for myself and likely for others as well. <BR> <BR> The liver is a very important organ that very much impacts / affects the health of the body! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ods-that-heal-the-liver </link> <BR> Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:57:27 EST Additional information re. KETO Some people follow this strictly &amp; find it really improves their health. Others choose not to be as restrictive about what they add into their daily eating. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to "land" on what you should do, because that is not what I want us to be about as a team. We each have our own journeys to health... And hopefully we can keep an open forum of discussion &amp; sharing so that we can glean from each other. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Found this thoughtful article about fr... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:10:30 EST Suggestions for improving sleep quality... This has been a need of mine, particularly when I started dealing w/ home &amp; work stress, perimenopause... and now menopause. <BR> <BR> Sleep can be M.I.A. and it really affects every part of my day when it is lacking. (not to mention the health implications!) Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:34:12 EST Resource on Multiple Keto Subjects Dr Berry is a Medical Doctor that has many videos on his YouTube channel covering most anything Keto science wise: weight loss, ketoflu, myths, etc etc. If you want to learn more about how to be successful long term at keto, this guy helps a lot. <BR> <link><BR>WOQs1Mz2AuOt6wRSUw </link> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:29:18 EST Do you exercise? If so, what kind & how much? I tend to be a "fair-weather" exerciser. If it's nice out, I will take a walk. I track my min. &amp; distance. Last year I walked over 300 miles. Hoping to improve that this year. (My "best" year ever was way back in 2006 when I walked over 500 miles in 6 months!) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I tried out a new fitness class today! I bought a Groupon for 8 classes to learn kettle bells during the month of January. <em>323</em> <BR> IMO this is a form of exercise, when done correctly, one can do all ... Sun, 6 Jan 2019 19:12:33 EST Recipes! Keto or lower carb. Post your favs! I made this lower carb smoothie today, and it was delish! <BR> <BR> .5 cup plain greek yogurt <BR> .5 cup cream (I used half and half) <BR> Add no or low carb sweetner (I used truvia) <BR> About two teaspoons organic powdered cocoa. <BR> <BR> Blend well. You can add a few ice cubes if u want. Amounts are approximate. <BR> <BR> 12 carbs the way I made it. My magic bullet does a great job with this, and there is easy cleanup <BR> <BR> I am sure u can substitute what u want, like almond... Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:48:40 EST Does it make a difference WHEN you eat? I was somewhat shocked to read that in 1 study done w/ women, that those that ate their biggest meal at night all gained weight whereas those who ate their biggest meal in the AM maintained or lost. (All took in approx. 1400 similar calories during the whole day.) <BR> <link><BR>/weight-loss-circadian-rhythms-drayer/<BR>index.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is from Dr. Fung's material: <BR> <link><BR>-fast/ </link> <B... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 17:00:47 EST What's for lunch / dinner today? * oven baked wild salmon + plate full of lettuces + 1/2 avocado + 1/2 cucumber sliced + olives <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:41:25 EST Favorite Foods to End a Fast What are your favorite foods/meals to end your fast? Please post here. <BR> <BR> My favorite way to end a fast is a cup of tea or a cup of chicken broth. I then progress to a small portion of 4 % fat cottage cheese with a little fruit on top. Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:44:01 EST Share your no or low carb food finds here! Homemade deviled eggs ...delish! Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:03:43 EST Track Your Progress Day 7 of IF <BR> <BR> I vow to make this a habit. My blood glucose is consistently under 200, and usually in the 160s. I was testing 260 before starting IF. <BR> <BR> I decreased my long acting insulin from 76 to 56 units, and my Victoza from 1.8 to 1.2 thus far. <BR> <BR> Last night I deceased my victoza to .6 and decreased my metformin by one pill. I will test today shortly. <BR> <BR> 184 BG as of 10:42 am. <BR> Mon, 2 Apr 2018 10:23:04 EST What are your goals? Define your goals here. <BR> <BR> At present, my goals are to stay on the 16:8 form of IF, and to eat lower carb unrefined carbs. I aim for 125 to 150 grams of carbs per day. I am doing IF to decrease my blood glucose as I run high a lot. Since starting IF, my blood glucose dropped 100 points, and I've been able to decrease my meds some. <BR> <BR> I have already started adding more whole foods including starchy veggies <BR> <BR> I will also start exercising again, specifically doing ... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:51:40 EST Share Your Lower Carb Food Finds Here O'Doughs bagel thins, sprouted whole grain, gluten free. <BR> <BR> Most gluten free breads taste nasty, but this is delicious. It is only 22 carbs per bagel, or 20 net carbs after subtracting 2 grams if fiber. <BR> <BR> I use 1/2 a bagel at 10 carbs and spread on a little cream cheese topped with turkey bacon and sliced tomato...Delish! <BR> <BR> I toast the bagel first, but it tastes good untoasted too. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:40:11 EST