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Non-diabetic - Unstable Blood Sugar Numbers

Non-diabetic - Unstable Blood Sugar Numbers

The simple question - I am new to intermitment fasting & keto even tho I have eaten low or very low carb for several years. When I fast even 16-18 hours (and feel fine) - my blood sugar seems to fluctuate a lot. To start off with I seem to have a lot of"Dawn phenomenon", which was less than my norm for the first couple days of keto but now my fasting # is back up into the high 90s. Then as the day progresses when I continue the fast through the morning, I will get lows like 68-75 not hypo and then spike even as high as 100bg without eating anything. Salt does seem to help some keeping it stable, could this just be an electrolyte issue? The second time I did an 18 hour fast I did get a headache, salt fixed it. But since then Ive had no headaches or other noticible issues except the fluctuating blood sugar. I have always seemed to need lots of sea salt even before this. A bit of background: ate a super sugar and starch laden standard American diet until I was 18. Because of autoimmune type health issues, over the last 12 years Ive been low/lower carb and higher good fats, with periods of very low carb but never Keto. Part of my health issues (chronic fatigue diagnosed at 16 & Hashimotos, with normal thyroid hormones, at 27) also create low energy which has been improved through diet changes (no gluten, and long periods of autoimmune protocol diet). But I continued to struggle with energy and found information about too low of carb being bad for thyroid etc, so I tried increasing carbs (still pretty low, eating maybe 130 a day). This has just been a miserable rollercoaster of eating enough but not too much carbs (and finding AIP friendly carbs is no fun). Then because of our family history of diabetes and my borderline and fluctuating fasting glucose #s, my sister introdu Continue reading >>

5:2 Diet Vs The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet

5:2 Diet Vs The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet

This topic contains 13 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by dykask 1 year ago . Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total) I have just heard Dr Mosely talking on tv yesterday about the 8 week blood sugar diet where they eat 800 cals per day and lose significant weight. I would carry on with 5:2 but the other diet loses weight fast. You sound like me, always looking for the next diet miracle! I watched the to programme too, think it probably does work but would not be a long term plan for me whereas this one would be if I ever get to maintaining I could do one FD per week instead of two, to continue with the proven health benefits. Try it and let us know how it goes, but like all short term diets, you get to the end.and what then? I need a life plan- I have got to target weight twice before on WW then slowly regained it all. This time I want to lose it and then keep it off. I have just posted about this. I am doing a little of both, not necessarily cutting my cals to 500 on a fast day but trying to eat within the guidelines of the 8 week sugar diet i.e. trying to keep to low to medium GI foods. I cannot follow it strictly because to be frank the recipes do not appeal and I dont like fish! For me I am doing fast days where I dont eat until dinner in the evening but I have a decent meal. For e.g. the meal I had on a fast day this week was around the 900 cal mark but all foods were low GI and blooming delicious. I will let you know how I get on. I have also cut out desserts as well, normally I would always have a Magnum or Cadbury Ice Cream stick, replaces the cigarette I gave up many years ago! Instead I am opting for 20g of plain cashews as a treat but tonight (non fast day) I am having a West Country Strawberry and Cream yogurt. All within my TDEE calorie Continue reading >>

How To Have Success On The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

How To Have Success On The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

How to Have Success on the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosley author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Share Post Dr. Michael Mosley is the #1 New York Times bestselling author, with Mimi Spencer, of the FastDiet published in over thirty-two languages around the world. He is also coauthor, with Peta Bee, of FastExercise and wrote the foreword for the FastDiet Cookbook by Mimi Spencer and Dr. Sarah Schenker. Dr. Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London before joining the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer, and, more recently, a well-known television personality. You have decided to go for it. You have talked to your doctor, cleared your cupboards, and had some tests done. As you will soon discover, the Blood Sugar Diet isnt quite as tough as you may fear . Yes, you are going to be living on 800 calories a day for the next few weeks, but your body should adapt reasonably quickly. Below are guidelines of what to expect at certain check points during the diet. Once youve started, you will find that you begin to lose weight fast. Some of it will be fat, but initially you will also be passing a lot of urine. It is essential that you drink at least two to three quarts of calorie-free fluid a day or you will become constipated and get headaches. What you drink is up to you, as long as it doesnt contain calories. It could be ordinary tap water. If you are not thrilled with plain water, try disguising it by adding a squeeze of lemon or lime, or fresh mint and cucumber. I love seltzer with lots of ice and lemon, fruit-flavored tea, and the occasional coffee (with only a splash of milk). Some people like drinking hot water ; oddly enough, there is evidence that heat alone can soothe hunger. Drink zero-calorie sodas if you Continue reading >>

Welcome To The Blood Sugar Diet Forums!

Welcome To The Blood Sugar Diet Forums!

You are here: Home Forums Welcome to the BSD Welcome to The Blood Sugar Diet Forums! Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 40 total) Losing weight is tough, and there will always be times when you encounter set backs. That is why it is so important to have the support of others who are either going through the same thing, or who have been there, done it, and have tips to share. So dont be shy, join in! We look forward to following your progress. I started on Monday and have had a few hunger pangs but nothing substantial. Weighed myself this morning and I have already lost 2.4kg. Delighted. Need to start the exercise now to increase the weight loss. This is good to hear, the thing Im most worried about is being hungry all the time! I started last week and lost 2 pounds but more importantly my fasting blood sugar dropped from 16.8 to 10.2 so its heading in the right direction! I suffer from reactive hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), and need to eat very regularly, approx. every 3 hours. I eat very healthily, but my weight around the middle will not shift. I want to try the diet, but worry about coping with the reduced calorie approach. My doctor has been no help. I would love some advice about overcoming this condition, which I believe to be related to, but different from, type 2 diabetes. Malkay, you can have snacks with you all the time. The thing with this diet is to have low carbs and get energy from slower burning fats so blood sugar does not spike. So your snacks could be a combination of eg nuts and cheese as well as high carb if your blood sugar is low. My son takes Baby Belle cheese as it is well wrapped and he knows the nutritional content of each portion. Good luck, hopefully you will find a way. Thank you Arran Granny. I do always carry snacks, and eat mostly lo Continue reading >>

The Blood Sugar Diet Review

The Blood Sugar Diet Review

The Blood Sugar Diet is a book by Dr. Michael Moseley. It promises to help you shed 10% to 15% of your body weight in just 8 weeks. Essentially, it's a very low calorie diet (VLCD) , with one huge difference: it uses real food. On most VLCD systems, you replace some or all of your meals with diet shakes or bars, which have one big drawback: they don't help you learn new eating habits. Once the diet is over, you go back to cooking the same old meals, with ingredients and/or portion sizes that are unhealthy, so you'll put the weight right back on. The Blood Sugar Diet is not only much tastier (because food always tastes better than synthetic shakes!), it also teaches you about healthy eating, so you'll know how to maintain your weight once you've reached your goal. Having spent hours Googling and finding forums full of people who have achieved and maintained the promised weight loss on the BSD, I was convinced. However, I know I'm not good at dieting. So I decided to sign up for an online version, which promised lots of help and support to stick to it. The group I joined was the 12-week Blood Sugar Diet Online (BSD Online). This is my detailed review. There's no question, the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet is value for money - all you have to do is buy the book! But what about the online program? When I signed up, the fee was about $130 (99 pounds sterling), and I hesitated about the cost - but the longer duration made me feel I was getting better value. It works out at about $11 a week for 12 weeks, whereas it would be $16 a week for 8 weeks. Bargain! You can imagine how I felt, then, when I got my welcome email and discovered that "Week One" isn't week one at all! It's "orientation" week. In practice that meant a couple of handouts about weight loss and health, and advice to Continue reading >>

Michael Mosley - Blood Sugar Diet

Michael Mosley - Blood Sugar Diet

Just wondering if anyone has tried this and how it went? I am about ten days in and coping well so far. I have been low carbing for years on and off, and on 5:2 since Sept which seems to make the fasting easier. I've just got the book on my kindle and am reading with interest. I'm not prediabetic, I don't think, just a bit (stone, stone and a half) overweight, but the science is making sense and I would like to be long-term healthy. Not sure I've got the willpower for 800 cals a day every day for two months, so good for you for doing so well! I'll finish the book tonight. I am not stressing about the med diet (mainly because I struggle eating fish) but low carbing, so just meat and veg and a little bit of fat. Also haven't bothered with his recipes, I have mfp and a scales. I just count everything I chuck in the pressure cooker I haven't read this book, but I'm also low carbing and doing 5:2 together. I have to eat a strict LC diet because of my recently diagnosed T2 diabetes (and no medication given) - it works great to keep my blood glucose down and helped me go from the BMI of 40 to about 34. Since I added 5:2, I'm down to 32. Like you, I find FDs much easier after being on LC for a while (I tried 5:2 in the past, on a "normal" diet, and it was hard). My theory is that LC/ketosis started to mobilise fat from my body, and now it continues to be burned for fuel, and even more when I'm fasting! It is quite a short book, but like most of his stuff the theories make sense. I think ketosis is the thing that works, going from a fast day back to eating carbs seems weird to me, fast days are the kickstarts to ratchet up weight loss in my mind. So I am treating the blood sugar diet period as an extended fast, and will do LC afterwards with 5:2 to continue as needed. Were you Continue reading >>

Your Bsd Online Program | 12-week Blood Sugar Diet Online Program With Medical Support

Your Bsd Online Program | 12-week Blood Sugar Diet Online Program With Medical Support

A scientifically based, 12-week lifestyle change plan to help you lose weight and improve blood sugars Our 12-week online programme has been crafted by medical professionals. Its the how-to guide that offers extra support and guidance to implement the BSD plan and create healthy, sustainable behaviors for life. 8 weeks of specially crafted 800 calorie meal plans incorporating over 100 easy recipes, shopping lists, tips & inspiration Healthy living programme embracing the latest science-based approaches Doctor and Health Professional support through-out the programme A lively forum offering 24-hour community of supportive members helped by our experienced team We take an evidence based approach to healthy living advising all members based on recent scientific studies. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that a low-carb Mediterranean-style diet is better for weight loss, blood sugar control and offers multiple health benefits. Its sustainable and enjoyable eating thats central to the Blood Sugar Diet. Calorie restriction has been shown to effectively facilitate the reduction of fat clogging the liver and pancreas. Improving the function of these organs is the first step toward blood sugar control. The programme will support you through the 800-a-day low-calorie diet and help the transition to long-term healthy living. Improving the effectiveness of muscle activity enables blood sugars to be burnt as fuel, rather than stored as fat. Increasing movement is key to improving the quality of the muscle function and reducing fat storage. There has been an increasing amount of research into low calorie and Mediterranean style diets over the last few years. Research shows that 87% can return blood sugars to normal in 8 weeks following similar programmes(1) 25% of people wer Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet: Lose Weight And Live A Life Free From Medication

Diabetic Diet: Lose Weight And Live A Life Free From Medication

Healthy Weight Forum Diet Reviews Diabetic Diet Diabetes is a complicated disease. Whether you are a pre-diabetic or a full diabetic, it is imperative that you maintain control over your blood sugar, diet, and weight. According to the American Diabetes Association, the symptoms of those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes are subtle and sometimes overlooked. However, if you have Type 2 Diabetes, what is happening inside of your body is not subtle, for your body lacks the ability to store and process simple and complex sugars. Not paying attention to a diabetic diet plan can result in severe health problems. There are two types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. In this article, we are going to talk about those with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetics need to exercise on a daily basis, monitor their blood pressure and check their blood sugar regularly. Developing a practical approach to a diabetic diet is the primary focus of this article. In this day and age, when the family is busy and meals are rushed, how does a diabetic keep an accurate count of what they are consuming on a daily basis? Thankfully, bookshelves are full of cookbooks geared especially for diabetics, as well as dozens of online recipe sites. By doing a bit of planning and research beforehand, you can take control of your diet by simply taking your shopping list with you and buying the correct ingredients. This type of diabetes means that your body is not making enough insulin to handle the sugar in your blood, or that the insulin is not effective enough to move the glucose in the blood into the cells of the body. Essentially, Diabetes is a condition of insulin resistance. Diabetes has a strong genetic link behind it, which is why you often find several family members suffering from it. There are several risk factors t Continue reading >>

Diabetes And High Blood Pressure Diet Help Please - Moneysavingexpert.com Forums

Diabetes And High Blood Pressure Diet Help Please - Moneysavingexpert.com Forums

Diabetes and high blood pressure diet help please Diabetes and high blood pressure diet help please 11th Feb 16 at 10:20 AM I'm NOT asking for medical advice, but can anyone point me in the right direction to a reliable site, or sites, that can recommend foods to eat that will help with both Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? I have been googling for a while but can't find anything specific. So far I have been using the low carb diet to control the diabetes, and it's been working, so sites that recommend pasta, potatoes etc aren't any help to me. Also foods like bananas, which are high in potassium, are also high in sugars, so a no no. Any links that you have found helpful gratefully received. Many thanks. As a diabetic with high blood pressure myself, can I suggest that you should first ask to see a diabetic nurse at your practice, or be referred to a dietician. When I was diagnosed many years ago that was the first thing my GP did. I already had high blood pressure and was on medication for that. I was able to control my diabetes by diet for about 7 years, then I had breast cancer and everything seemed to go a bit haywire and was then put on medication. You are right cutting the carbs but I really think you should see a dietician. Also the Diabetes UK website can be helpful. Being diabetic isn't just die,t you have to have your eyes checked regularly, and you need to look after your feet. Its great that you're so motivated to take positive action, OP. Diabetes is an incredibly complex condition, and there is a lot to learn aside from dietary changes. The NHS is obliged to provide educational sessions for all people in the first year after they have been diagnosed with diabetes - start with your GP please. Smart organisations recognise the value of providing it Continue reading >>

Eggs And Blood Sugar

Eggs And Blood Sugar

I dont eat eggs too often, but I noticed that whenever I do eat eggs, my blood sugar shoots up from 120 to over 300 within 15-30 minutes. My dad talked to his dietician, and she said that it shouldnt happen, because eggs are a protein, and proteins dont bread down to sugar. It has to break down to something that makes my blood sugar go up. A while back, I saw a nutritionist, and she told me the same thing. She actually told me if I have a bag of peanuts, I dont need to take any insulin at all. I looked at a bag of Planters Peanuts, and it says in 2 oz. of peanuts, there are 10 carbs. So, I should take a shot for that, but for eggs, there are only 0.3 carbs per egg. Barely anything. So, why do eggs make my blood sugar shoot up so fast and is there anything I can do to prevent my blood sugar from going high? I agree with the others who posted about the dawn phenomenon but I do have something to add. I have learned that there are almost no foods that are free I have to take some insulin for almost anything I eat. I began a low carb, high protein diet about 3 years ago and I thought I would take significantly less bolus insulin and boy was I wrong! Bolusing for protein is explained in the book Think Like a Pancreas and I found it to be very true for me. If I eat no carbs with protein I count half the grams of protein as carbs and bolus that way. There are certain things that make it rise higher/faster etc and maybe eggs are that food for you. @Joe is right, it is trial and error and T1D is very personal and is different for each person and sometimes each day/week. My suggestion would be to read up on the effect of protein on blood sugar it might help you out a lot! I too have taught myself how to eat things I want to have and I currently have the best blood sugar control I Continue reading >>

Just Read The Blood Sugar Diet Book

Just Read The Blood Sugar Diet Book

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community and I'm convinced that this is the way to go. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago as type 2 and started on metformin. Everything was fine until I was diagnosed with polymyalgia [I was already suffering with fibromyalgia] and put on steroids.The steroids really helped the pain but had horrendous side effects which I wasn't warned about. My blood sugars went through the roof although I wasn't testing but the thirst and thrush were the things that made me see my doctor then a specialist diabetic nurse. I was put o glyclazide which made no difference whatsoever. After trial and error I was put on insulin and metformin but sugars still high. I then started on trulicity which made a huge difference although I still had to inject insulin 60 [units] twice daily. I test before breakfast and before dinner and I'm anywhere around 6.5 and 10. I am angry that I wasn't warned about the steroids affecting my diabetes and that steroids and insulin both make you gain weight. My children all say :you hardly eat anything: I know that my friends and family wonder how I can be so big [97.5 kg] on the portions I eat. Having read the book cover to cover in one day I now know it's due to the amount of carbs I eat. I love bread, potatoes, crackers etc I could live on bread! If I don't fancy whatever I've cooked for dinner out come the cheese and crackers or crumpets. I've noticed that on all the low carb recipes they don't mention milk but encourage double cream. Can anyone explain why this is, is it because the sugars in milk cause problems and double cream doesn't? And what about single cream? I also love crisps and could easily eat two bags at a time. I'm going to buy the fl Continue reading >>

Setting Target To Eat Only 800 Calories

Setting Target To Eat Only 800 Calories

Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. I have decided to follow Dr Michael Mosley's 8 week sugar diet to lose weight and control my blood sugar. This is a diet with a sound medical basis (just in case anyone thinks it's a fad crash diet!) but it proscribes that you eat only 800 calories each day based on a mediterranean diet, concentrating on low carb meals. I tried to set my target calorie intake on my fitbit zip to 800 so that I could track what I eat, but the app tells me that I have to set a target of between 1000-1500 calories which is not what I require. Is there a way I can override this to enter only 800 calories? I have decided to follow Dr Michael Mosley's 8 week sugar diet to lose weight and control my blood sugar. This is a diet with a sound medical basis (just in case anyone thinks it's a fad crash diet!) but it proscribes that you eat only 800 calories each day based on a mediterranean diet, concentrating on low carb meals. I tried to set my target calorie intake on my fitbit zip to 800 so that I could track what I eat, but the app tells me that I have to set a target of between 1000-1500 calories which is not what I require. Is there a way I can override this to enter only 800 calories? This does not sound like a healthy way to lose weight to me. I don't know any doctor in their right mind that would recommend a diet like that, and any diet that recommends losing more than2 lb. per week (1,000 calories less per day) is unhealthy. Even 2 lbs. per week (unless you are extreamely obese) is getting into the unhealthy area. Most doctors recommend 1 lb. per week (500 calories less per day), and most good doctors recommend a combination of exercise and diet to achieve and maintain a healthy bod Continue reading >>

Another Negative Lipid Profile Trend

Another Negative Lipid Profile Trend

Post by JimBG Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:39 pm Well I'm going to join the chorus on this. I am also somewhat discouraged over the negative trends in my lipid profile. 1/22/17 is baseline. Mid July 2017 I started to cut my calories to lose weight. October 1st 2017 I began intermittent fasting skipping breakfast and eating 2 meals/day. Mid January 2018 I cut my saturated fat significantly and correspondingly greatly increased intake of avocados, EVOO and salmon. Am not super strict on my diet but have eliminated all sugars and refined carbs for quite some time. Have also been in mild ketosis (0.5 - 1.0) for at least a month. Am using Cholestech LDS analyzer for below test results. Have been working out 3X/week the entire period. ---------------1/22/17 ------11/2/17--------12/24/17-------3/7/17 TC/HDL --------4.7---------- 5.0-------------5.6-------------6.7 GLU------------102---------- 96-------------- 97------------- 84 After going up from baseline my TC hasn't budged. HDL has gone down since sat fat reduction. TRG up then down to baseline. LDL keeps going up (BAD!). Fasting GLU is down (GOOD). I plan to get NMR test done next month to check particle number and size. Any thoughts/observations on these trends? Seems in line with what others are experiencing. I am particularly concerned about the increase in LDL and decrease in HDL. I know Stavia has said that blood sugar trumps lipids. But even so the lipid trend is concerning. Post by shacherry Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:58 pm I'm new here so I don't know the nuts and bolts of this diet. I did wonder however if egg yokes and butter and things are eaten a lot if my LDL would go back up. After eliminating them from my diet my LDL took a nose dive below 70 like what my doctor wanted. Like I said I don't know squat. I'm rooting for you! Continue reading >>

Blood Sugar Diet By Michael Mosley | Your Bsd Online Program

Blood Sugar Diet By Michael Mosley | Your Bsd Online Program

* Results may vary from person to person. I thought I would share how I have gone. I have found the menu plans very helpful. Ive almost cut out alcohol and the forum support and feedback essential to staying on track. I have continued with my usual 3 4 gym visits per week but have added a daily 10,000 steps. I started at 85kg, now I am 74kg. I was on 4 prescribed medications. My GP has taken me off 2, including Metformin, and the other 2, for cholesterol and blood pressure have been halved. As of last week my glucose fasting had dropped from 7.7 to 4.9 and my HbA1c has decreased from 6.3 to 5.2. This program has been fantastic thank you to the team and all the community members! Today is the day that I have been told that I have worked hard enough to come off all my medication. I will no longer betaking Metformin and this is one week before my goal date. When I started I was 115.1kg and I was taking Metformin and blood pressure medication. As of today, no more medication. And after a two week plateau I am now down to 102.8kg. This is such a great start to my future I hope this is just the beginning of many positive steps. I am no longer in the morbidly obese category, but I still have a long way to go. Thanks to everyone who has helped me on this journey. Keep up the good work everyone! Having the forum has really been invaluable and the level of support offered by all staff and April 5ers has been amazing HbA1c from 49.6 in mid March to 31.5 now, well within normal range! Such an enormous relief. Cholesterol 201 mg/dl, down from 260 last Christmas, almost normal, same with LDL specifically I.e 114. Weight from 75.5 mid March and 71.3 on 17/04 to 61.6 now. Waist 10 cm smaller, bum 8 cm smaller. Clothes from size 16 UK to 12, Activity: from walking 3500 steps a day on a Continue reading >>

Low Blood Sugar - Keto Diet - Carb Manager Low Carb & Keto Forums

Low Blood Sugar - Keto Diet - Carb Manager Low Carb & Keto Forums

most of the books I've read all say that exercise during the keto adaption period is particularly recommended. The need for salt on keto is important and something I really felt during the adaptation phase. Ketoscientists say that anywhere from 2500-5000 mg a day may be needed, which is way over the"rda". The thought of boullion grosses me out so I got Morton lite salt (since it's a mix of sodium and potassium) and will sometimes thrown back 1/8 teaspoon like a pill (with food on the stomach), especially on days when feeling weak, headachy or extra thirsty. The kidneys do not hold water like they do on the usual carb rich diet so water will wash through quicker and take salt and potassium with it. I also salt everything more than I did before. I also take a magnesium supplement in the evening. Give your body time to adjust, make sure you're getting enough fat, low enough carbs to get keto adapted, and enough salt. And get enough rest. You're body is going through a real adjustment right now. This isn't just a diet, it's a whole new nutritional approach to living. badmojomn There was a Diabetes awareness day once where a Nurse took my blood sugar readings and my blood sugar was at 30, she was concerned and asked me if I have low blood sugar. But I did not do the diet and I had a small handful of skittles just about an hour or so before. I felt great though. When I go to the DR for check ups, I had the highest reading of 80. I really think the A1C is the key, or a continues check, of fasting and after meals really would give an accurate picture. Myself I noticed when my blood sugar is the lower side I feel best. If it is on the high side I'm more hungry and my body hurts more. That's the only reason I do the diet. The weight loss is just a bonus for me, that adds to my f Continue reading >>

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