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LCHF in USA

Hello, I moved to USA last week. I m diabetic from last 2 years, managing diabetes well with 'restricted carbs diet' (not following LCHF) I have understood the concept of LCHF and would like to follow LCHF strictly in USA.. Please suggest me how to do it.. Anyone in US following LCHF diet please help.. I m a vegetarian.. I m finding below problems -

1) I will be staying alone in US for at least a year with my wife has to stay back in India. I need to stay with roommates. This means it's difficult to prepare LCHF dishes..

2) I find only 'low fat' products in the stores with all the fats stripped off and adding sugar instead :(

3) I am not able to find full fat milk as low fat milk is the trend here.. :( back in India I used to buy full fat unprocessed milk from local doodhwala

4) I am not able to find good cooking oils here.. Like unrefined groundnut oil.. I m finding only refined vegetable oil and canola oil

I really don't want my blood sugars to go high on high carb diet here because I m controlling the BS through diet alone -- no medicines.. If my sugar levels rise I will be in trouble as drugs are very costly here.. :(

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Thanks Anup for the reply.. The links are really good.. You are such a veteran person in the gruop that you know almost every member!! You rock.. :)

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99% Grocery stores carry full fat milk as well in milk aisle in U.S.A

even Seven Eleven stores carry all variety of milk. Seven Eleven stores are almost in every city and town in U.S.A

Satish

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Thanks for the reply.. I will incorporate these things and I will post the progress.. :)

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I did not follow LCHF while in USA...but have some pointers which can probably help you...

You can get Costco wholesale everywhere in USA. I used to get full fat milk gallons , butter from costco. We used to prepare ghee from unsalted butter from costco ...once you prepare ghee, put the prepared ghee in refrigerator ...tastes and smells same as indian ghee :) That is far cheaper that indian store ghee. You can get all kind of multivitmains and supplements from costco or walmart like fish oil etc. You can stock up cheese in your refrigerator.

FYI:You have to get your costco card to shop at costco.

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You can get virgin olive oil from any store easily in USA for cooking.

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On the back of Anup's advice look to animal fats; lard, dripping, butter, ghee. Or/and coconut, tree nut, avocado oil, olives if vegetarian. Adjust to your ethical sensibilities.

So called 'vegetable' oils are actually seed oils and are highly inflammatory. If it has to go through a processing plant involving stainless steel, chemicals and heat it's no good for you!

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Thanks Mike for your response..

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You are more than welcome. Good health will follow!

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I buy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil at wholesale Store called "COSTCO" near my home in California. You can google it to find near your location and also try at Indian Grocery stores nearby your location for the same and Desi Ghee.(Both are good fats.)

Satish

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Here In USA You Get Whole Milk In All Grocery Stores. It's Pure Milk. Same As Full Fat. I Take Organic Whole Milk. For It Has All The Fat. Being Organic No Hormones Have Been Added.

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Thank you all for the reply.. This is very informative.. I m finding difficulties here in terms of transportation.. There is no public transportation and I don't have car here.. Once I buy one (in another 2-3 months) then I would be able to explore different stores and would be able to start LCHF sincerely.. :)

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We will get good used cars for 2-3000$ but I m just in.. Lots of things to do.. Like bank account, SSN, I also don't know car driving.. I have learn.. So I mentioned 2-3 months.. :)

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Thanks for your reply.. :)

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After a month, what is the sratus now, @ pnglr?

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I have managed to buy butter and full fat milk at Costco.. But still not able to completely follow LCHF.. Once I buy car then it will be easy for me..

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hint: use craiglist and sulekha to find used car...on sulekha you will get many indians selling cars ...

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Thanks for the information. I am checking Craigslist.. I will check sulekha also..

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