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Thanks, Firle. And, we're not sticking to it so closely that it's hard to do. We have our sweets now and then, and most of the food is stuff we eat anyway. It's just cutting out the breads, grains and all that kind of stuff. And, I really don't miss the bulk of that stuff.

She is a good friend. We clicked the first time we met online, and when we went to that campout, it was each other we were the most excited to meet. It's been 8-9 years since we saw each other, so this will be really nice.

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I am really thinking about doing this diet. My wife is upset because she thinks that it is not good for a diabetic but like most things, I don't care. I just want to be able to weigh myself without going to the vet to do it.

We go to the Dr tomorrow and I will ask her about it. Not that I care about what she says but it will make my wife happy and we all know that that is what a man lives for.emoticon

I would like to get down to 320 by my birthday in Nov so I better get started. Almost 60 lbs in just over 3 months. Shouldn't be a problem if she lets me stick to it.

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Bro, if [sign in to see URL] am also a diabetic, and it did wonders for my A1C!! At my next to last Diabetes check my A1C was [sign in to see URL] last one, after being on the Paleo was 5.8! It's also helped my cholesterol. There is nothing bad about this diet that I have found. [sign in to see URL] have not done it strictly, either! My DH still was eating bread once in a while. We both still had ice cream, cheese, milk, and dark chocolate (we had the chocolate almost every [sign in to see URL] still [sign in to see URL]'s actually an OK food on the diet to help with a sweet tooth)
And, I can guarantee you will not be hungry. You do not eat measured portions, you don't weigh things, you don't count [sign in to see URL] simply do not eat bread of any kind, cereal, pasta, regular potatoes (sweet potates are OK), corn, cakes, cookies, chips, etc. It's meat, fruit and vegetables, and you eat till you get full. For snacks, you can eat nuts, jerky, fruit, the dark [sign in to see URL]'s not really a hard diet. I was honestly eating so much I got tired of eating! LOL We're not doing the diet at this point in time, but we plan on going back on it after our 2 week campout next month. I've put some of my weight back [sign in to see URL] know some of it is normal fluctuation, but not all of it. [sign in to see URL] want to get back on it. This diet, if anything, will HELP your Diabetes, rather than hurt it. Once in a while, if you want to eat some dried [sign in to see URL] do it. Just don't make a habit of it. Want an ear of corn one night? Eat [sign in to see URL] don't do it very frequently.

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We went to the Dr. today and she wasn't to happy when I said that I wanted to go on this diet. She thinks that a diet should have all food groups and use the pyramid. To me the pyramid is what is making everyone obese.

Tonight I skipped the potatoes at supper and had a small bag of pork rinds for a snack. I gave up all soda and have been drinking 4-6 liters of water per day.

My wife is just worried about the diabetes but I've had it long enough now that I can tell if I need carbs. I want off of the insulin and BP medicine and there is no way of doing this weighing 380lbs.



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I've only EVER met ONE doctor in all my 30 years of knowing about diets such as these who liked them. So don't despair [sign in to see URL] do what seems right to you. Just get your carbs in a good way:


Function

Fruits and vegetables that are high in carbohydrates also contain my necessary vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that boost your immune system and maintain metabolic functions, including extracting energy from carbohydrates and fat and forming enzymes. Carbohydrates are your body's main source of fuel for your cells, particularly in your nervous and muscular system.

Fleshy Fruits

Most fleshy fruits have a large, edible pulp that contains simple carbohydrates, fiber, and water. These fruits include melons, bananas, apples, and mangoes, all of which contain relatively high amounts of simple carbohydrates. Each fruit typically contains between 100 and 150 calories. Individual berry fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and cranberries, do not contain many calories per berry. You need to eat them in bunches in order to get enough carbohydrates and nutrients. Each berry contains between 5 and 15 calories, depending on its size.

Root Vegetables

Compared to grain products, like noodles and rice, most vegetables do not contain many carbohydrates that you can digest in each serving. However, a few root vegetables, such as potatoes and yams, contain large bodies that store starch. One medium-sized potato contains about 125 calories, and one yam about the same size contains 110 calories.

Green leafy vegetables, carrots, radishes, onions and corn contain mostly fiber that your body cannot digest and use for energy, even though dietary fiber is categorized as a carbohydrate.



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In most paleo diets I looked at, fruit are actually restricted - because they have so much fructose, which is basically sugar in another form which is even harder for the liver to convert into useful carbs for the body.

Very plainly said, paleo diets consist of LOTS of veggies, fat, some meat and few carbs.

I've also read that vegetable oils are a lot less healthy than advertised. If you can, stay away from corn oil, safflower oil and soy. They all have high Omega6 ratios, which (while needed in very low quantities) are not really healthy.

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This Paleo diet that we did and will do again after our camp out, did allow fruits.

What was restricted was:
All grains, cereals, breads, corn, regular potatoes, pasta (Unless you could find pasta made from things like seaweed and [sign in to see URL] a spaghetti squash for spaghetti noodles), cookies, cakes, pies (anything using flour of any sort), potato chips, dried beans (pintos, navy, white, etc), peanuts were not a good fit for some reason.
was not supposed to use dairy, but we did.

What was allowed:
All meats, all veggies (except corn, white potatoes, dried beans) and all fruits.
Beef jerkey, almonds, walnuts, pecans, dark chocolate.

It really isn't a hard diet to follow, unless you're really into some of the restricted foods. My DH LOVES his bread, and it's caused him to put every last pound on that he lost while we were doing the diet. He eats WAY too much bread (burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, etc).

Again, I am also a diabetic, and because of this diet, my A1C dropped 4 tenths of a [sign in to see URL] bad! It's down to 5.8. For the first time in 28 years, I am under 200 [sign in to see URL] lost almost 20 pounds since I started [sign in to see URL] I'm not really even trying right [sign in to see URL] not eating as much of the crap I used to. I don't keep chips, Little Debbie cakes and such in the house anymore. I'll keep bananas, apples, oranges, plums, jerky, nuts, etc. Works just as well as the sweet [sign in to see URL] not better!
I'm down one pant size at the moment, and down one to 2 dress/top sizes, depending on how they're made. I'm THRILLED with the results, and all I can tellyou, [sign in to see URL] it. If it works, awesome, but do keep a close eye on your blood sugars and blood pressure. If it doesn't work, then there is something out there that will work for [sign in to see URL] just have to maybe help you find it. My Nurse Practitioner wasn't too happy about me doing this diet, either, but she's learned I'm not quite as stupid as I look. As Queeny [sign in to see URL] what you feel is right for [sign in to see URL] then, as I [sign in to see URL] a close eye on things!

Good luck!!! I'm here with ya, Bro....

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Oh, I didn't say fruit were not allowed, they are just something to be careful not to eat too much of. And it makes sense considering how fructose isn't really that good for the liver. Of course, fruit in moderation are very healthy.

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[sign in to see URL] do have to watch out for natural sugars as much as processed sugars, but at least the natural sugars are easier on the system. Maybe not a [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] it where you can get [sign in to see URL]

I actually eat quite a bit of fruit now, and I seem to be doing OK, but I do balance it, so that fruit is not the bulk of what I eat.
I love plums, peaches, oranges, [sign in to see URL] real big on apples, but will eat them on [sign in to see URL], I try to keep a nice variety of fruit handy. Right now, we have canteloupe, plums and apples. Satisfies my sweet tooth in a much healthier way than candy, cakes, pies, etc can. I have discoverd if I eat something like a piece of cake, or some candy, I crave more and [sign in to see URL], if I eat fruit, one will usually do. One plum, one apple, etc. I will also eat raw veggies for a snack. Baby carrots with a little Ranch [sign in to see URL], some cut up squash with [sign in to see URL] some broccoli or cauliflower with ranch. Gives me the cruch I crave without the nastiness of potato chips and such.
A lot of it is just changing how I view food, and acting accordingly. I sure am enjoying some smaller sized clothing!

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I started this at the beginning of the week.(Wife is not a happy camper)Been doing really good but had to cheat a little this morning. My blood sugars dropped down to 54 so I had some bread with a pork chop. I need to get some Jolly Ranchers to keep here just for days like this.

I am serious about seeing this through. I have about 140 pounds to lose and I am determined to lose most of it before I go to Tennessee next May.

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