FBS high inspite of LCHF past one week

Dear All

I am following LCHF past one week. Earlier I took metformin and 16 units levimir insulin for one month as I was pregnant and doctor wanted to bring down the sugars. From March last week to April end I was on metformin and levimir. Unfortunately I miscarried in April itself. So in MAY, I took on to LCHF, stopped medications and Insulin. I heard that insulin causes weight gain and other side effects. Metformin also has side effects. So after 1week of complete LCHF, my PPBS is within 140 mg/dl. But my FBS started to rise and now its 207 mg/dl.

Any suggestions to bring down FBS? I dont beleive in allopathic medicines. I started taking one teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar before bedtime, and few fenugreek seeds.

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  • You need to see a health professional about medical matters.

    What have you been eating, including amounts, and when please?

  • My diet from May 10th to May 19th combined any of the below items:

    1) Baked spinach with mushroom + 6 eggs+ coconut flour + almond flour+mozarella cheese

    2) Shredded coconut with yogurt and blueberry smoothie

    3) Broccoli soup with whipped cream, cucumber+ lettuce+ black olive salad

    4) Mug cake made of coconut flour, almond flour, butter,eggs (no sugar, no sweetener, no stevia)

    5) Mushroom soup with whipped cream & 1 onion, 1 tomato & Lady's finger fry

    6) Full fat yogurt with whipped cream topped with 2 spoons of museli, 6 walnuts, 6 almonds and 6 pistas( No salt, no sugar)

    7)Cauliflower mashed like rice cooked with tomato and onion, garlic

    8) Green moong sprouts, Mushroom dry fry with onions.

    9) Roasted broccoli+ cauliflower + capsicum and topped with cheese

    10) Egg omelette with onion and cheese, cabbage poriyal

    11) Tomato soup with whipped cream, onion & sardine fish mashed and fried in butter

    12) Tandoori chicken pieces fried in butter, Juice of cucumber + lettuce

    13) Coconut flour + almond flour + flax seed powder +pepper salt + egg pancakes

    14) half avacodo with whipped cream & cucumber salad, Yam fry

    15) Grilled salmon with butter

    16) Cauliflower and paneer roasted in oven with tandoori masala

    Apart from the above I had daily juice made of amla and pudhina every morning ( no salt, no sugar)

    The above 16 items I had in combination such as on main course with a juice / salad / soup / plain buttermilk

  • Thanks for info..

  • sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I feel you should take the advice of your doctor and not stop medicines completely. I do not know what harm metformin has, because I had take them for 10 years, and I had no known issues then or now. Be positive and try to control your sugar with diet, try eating low GI food, exercise and of course with prescribed medicines . take care and be positive.

  • My diet from May 10th to May 19th combined any of the below items:

    1) Baked spinach with mushroom + 6 eggs+ coconut flour + almond flour+mozarella cheese

    2) Shredded coconut with yogurt and blueberry smoothie

    3) Broccoli soup with whipped cream, cucumber+ lettuce+ black olive salad

    4) Mug cake made of coconut flour, almond flour, butter,eggs (no sugar, no sweetener, no stevia)

    5) Mushroom soup with whipped cream & 1 onion, 1 tomato & Lady's finger fry

    6) Full fat yogurt with whipped cream topped with 2 spoons of museli, 6 walnuts, 6 almonds and 6 pistas( No salt, no sugar)

    7)Cauliflower mashed like rice cooked with tomato and onion, garlic

    8) Green moong sprouts, Mushroom dry fry with onions.

    9) Roasted broccoli+ cauliflower + capsicum and topped with cheese

    10) Egg omelette with onion and cheese, cabbage poriyal

    11) Tomato soup with whipped cream, onion & sardine fish mashed and fried in butter

    12) Tandoori chicken pieces fried in butter, Juice of cucumber + lettuce

    13) Coconut flour + almond flour + flax seed powder +pepper salt + egg pancakes

    14) half avacodo with whipped cream & cucumber salad, Yam fry

    15) Grilled salmon with butter

    16) Cauliflower and paneer roasted in oven with tandoori masala

    Apart from the above I had daily juice made of amla and pudhina every morning ( no salt, no sugar)

    The above 16 items I had in combination such as on main course with a juice / salad / soup / plain buttermilk

    This is my current diet. We walk 3 kms daily in evenings.

  • your diet looks good per the LCHF diet. But it is too early to get good blood results, since it was only for 9 days. you need to be more patient, and keep at it. What works for one, may not work the same way for another.

  • Too much protein can cause blood glucose to rise. 2 or 3 eggs = 1 portion. For example, 6 eggs added to cheese is going to encourage gluconeogenesis.

    Fruit and its juices contain carbohydrate, and it may also depend what you are including in your salads; root vegetables can be high in carbohydrate. Count carbohydrate in everything until you get blood glucose under control.

  • Answered u on dlife so not repeating the same here.

  • lavanya2015 ...Sorry to hear about your miscarriage and miscarriage is quite hard experience for a mother...so if you are extremely stressed then diet can not cover up for stress...so try to work on your future anxiety and depression from past events first...don't worry too much diet on this point of time...diet is almost good...body itself takes some time to recover from shock of miscarriage and return to the normal state...as all the hormonal activities are disrupted abruptly in between...give your mind and body some time to recover...relax for some time...do whatever you do to get a change for a while rather than focusing too much on diet...Learn to meditate ...go out and some outdoor exercises ...talk to people face to face :)..and don't forget to smile :)

    God bless you

  • Really great advice.

  • Some knowledgable member had reported that Insulin is better during pregnancy (than tabs) as tab molecules can pass the firewall of placenta but the other can't.

    Please give time for the body &mind to settle down.

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