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5/3/15 11:10 A

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You need to look at weight loss not in total numbers of pounds but as a percentage loss of your total body weight. This is why the numbers will go down over time.
The other reason you may be dropping weight fast if your carbs are very low (as they should be following the Bernstein plan) may be that you need a little more salt and or water in your diet as low-carb eating will make the kidneys flush out more water and salt. This is especially noticeable the first week or two on low-carb.
Don't focus too much on how many pounds you lose, but more on getting healthy amounts of exercise, enough sleep and healthy foods, including green veggies. Your blood sugar will continue to improve and you may not even need the Metformin in the long run (or at lower doses) so check your blood sugar often.
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5/3/15 11:04 A

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Yes, the weight loss will taper exactly as the previous msg. said. But don't be discouraged by that! Weight loss naturally tapers as our weight decreases.

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5/3/15 11:03 A

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way to go

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5/3/15 6:59 A

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Good job on changing your diet to get healthier. I think that most of the weight you are losing right now is water. When you first start losing weight the first thing to go is water after that your body will start burning the stored sugar and then fat and muscle. I would think the weight loss will slow down soon.

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5/3/15 12:00 A

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I got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 17 days ago and I have lost 10 pounds already and I am losing at a rate of 1/2 a pound a day, no joke. Blood sugar is high every morning when I wake up. I take Metaformin at night with my dinner and was told it will take a month for it to kick in. I had 80 pounds to lose, but now down to 70. I overhauled my diet to follow Dr. Bernstein's meal plan in order to give my pancreas a break and allow it to heal and to normalize my blood sugar. I haven't been very successful in normalizing my blood sugar but I am losing weight at a crazy rate. I am eating very healthy and around 1400 calories but I'm guessing my body is a ketonic state? Because I'm losing weight so fast? How much longer will this last? Once I get down to goal weight will it stop? How can I make it stop? I don't want to go back to eating the way I did because that is what got me into trouble into the first place and don't want to make my situation worse and become a Type 1 emoticon I also read that you shouldn't be losing more than 2 pounds per week, bad for you. But the folks at the Biggest loser were dropping weight by big numbers every week too. Confused and don't want to mess myself up. I'm eating eggs, protein, protein shakes made with vegan powder with stevia, lots of veggies, cheese, unsweetened almond milk and nuts. Any advice would be helpful. Should I just be grateful and enjoy this slight perk?

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