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Ketosis And The Ketogenic Diet: Debunking 7 Misleading Statements

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: Debunking 7 Misleading Statements The ketogenic diet is the most popular dietary trend in our world today. Especially for those living with diabetes, its likely that youve been tempted to follow a ketogenic diet to lose weight, drop your A1c, and flatline your blood glucose. Even though it may seem tempting to enter the metabolic state of ketosis, its important to understand the caveats of ketosis, so that you fully understand your risks for developing long-term complications. So what exactly is a ketogenic diet? And why is ketosis a popular recommendation for those living with diabetes? A ketogenic diet a very low-carbohydrate diet by design, containing a maximum of 30 grams of dietary carbohydrate per day. When eating a ketogenic diet, you are told to avoid carbohydrate-rich foods like fruits, starchy vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, and instead eat larger quantities of meat, dairy, leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. At the base of the ketogenic food pyramid are eggs, dairy, meat, oil, and fish, which make up the bulk of calories eaten. Non-starchy vegetables contain too much carbohydrate energy and are av Continue reading >>

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  1. noel7

    Lemon and water help lower sugar level?

    I was told lemon and water is good for lowering sugar level.Also eating a pickle at night? Just want to know.

  2. Lilybeth504

    I just got diagnosed with Diabetes my sugar was 283 but after I started drinking water with lime my sugar level have gone down.I can drink metformin it gets me drowsy and sleepy makes me nauseous hated the way I get has that happen to anyone else??

  3. Rshell77

    First let me tell you a little about me.
    I'm in awesome shape, I'm not being conceited it's a fact. So when I was diagnosed as a type II I'm sure y'all can imagine my surprise. I asked my doctor how much weight I needed to lose and he said " from where, that only works on fat people you're stuck with this bud". So since my diagnosis I've tried all kinds of stuff to get off my meds. Which I haven't taken in months. I have lost weight about 10 lbs, because I've increased the amount of cardio i perform but I still lift heavy as hell.
    So back to lemons several months ago I saw my wife drinking lemons in her water. I had just gotten back from a run and I thought that sounded pretty good (plus they were starting to go bad). So I took one whole lemon, sliced it and squeezed it into my Nalgene bottle, put the lemon halves into the bottle and filled it up…boy was it good. I kept the lemons in there for a few fill ups, I typically drink about 1.5 - 1.75 gallons a day depending on my workout for the day. What I noticed is my bg stayed around 85- 100 all day that day. So for the next several days I drank whole lemons in my water and same result. Then I thought I would go out on a limb and stop taking my meds ( do not do this unless you are confident that this will work for you). Well I stopped and my bg stayed, once again, between 85-100. I don't know if this will work for everyone or if I was just misdiagnosed or if my fitness level plays a roll with the lemons but it works for me and I'm sticking to it. I still test everyday and I get my A1C checked every three months just to be on the safe side.

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