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    Low carbing

    Lori Bailey
    Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:43 am
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    I was reading about the dangers of low carbing, kidney failure ect. Is anyone worried about that? I know when I do not eat bread I feel better. I am tired of being hungry all the time. I remember trying out the SouthBeach plan, and I did not feel as hungry, but friends and family kept telling me it was not healthy, so I quit. I need suggestions and help, tired of being fat. Thanks Lori
    Zurie
    Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:15 pm
    Forum Host
    Lori, people's metabolism differ -- so what I'm telling you might not be the gospel truth about carbs.

    Abot 3 1/2 yrs ago my doc said: you have diabetes! Okayyy, it wasn't too bad.

    The first thing I did was cut carbs. Much as I loved my sandwiches, that was the 1st thing I stopped eating, and my blood glucose plummeted. I found a dry, "expanded" type of crackerbread in my nearest shop, and that's my bread sub these days.

    In the 1st months after diagnosis I avoided carbs as much as I can, and I lost (too quickly, please keep in mind) about 30 - 35 lbs. That was about 15/16 kilograms. Too much, too soon! icon_wink.gif It showed in my face, and I had wrinkles (on my upper legs!! icon_sad.gif I was not much overweight to start with.

    My advice is: read labels.

    About kidney problems: if you have always had perfect kidney function it should not change if you stay on a high protein diet.

    I have my kidney and liver function tested (+ the other tests) every 4 - 6 months. I really eat an enormously high-protein diet. So far, kidneys fine.

    The main thing is -- very low carbs and lots of protein and natural fats are wonderful for weight and blood glucose control.

    But I should add: I buy masses of fresh veggies (not fruits, too much sugar) and I cook a fresh dinner every night. (Ohhh, who does not get tired of doing a large meal, everything freshly steamed/cooked/baked, every night? icon_eek.gif icon_lol.gif)

    So have blood tests done. Once you know your kidneys are okay, forget the doom-sayers and stay on a high-protein diet. Don't forget eggs and bacon for breakfast, or a lovely filled omelet!

    ** Oh: forget about low-fat and no-fat. I'm not sure where the fat phobia comes from. It had its origin in the 50's, but I'd need to do research on that! icon_wink.gif

    But you simply cannot go low-carb and also cut out fats, as you'll die of hunger. Eat the fats. It's all exaggerated. My forebears only had fats and lard -- oils were unheard of, and it did them no harm.
    Lori Bailey
    Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:11 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Wow Zurie you gave me the boost that I needed. My kidneys and liver are okay, so I will give it a try. Thanks again for your encouragement. I am going to lurk around on the site and see what else I can find. icon_biggrin.gif
    Chef #2836456
    Thu May 23, 2013 2:45 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It is important is very low carbohydrates and lots of proteins and natural body fat are amazing for weight and blood stream sugar control.
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