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Maintaining the current weight

I have been on low carb diet for a month now with out medicine as suggested by the doctor. I have lost 3kgs and look thin. Request your help/ suggestion in maintaining my weight.

My details are as below

Height: 5.6 ft

Weight : reduced from 70 to 67 in a month

Fed up of answering queries of as to why I am loosing weight. Pls pls help.

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M034

Are you aware that your BMI is in the healthy range of 23.89? It doesn't matter if you look a bit slimmer (I think you should look nicer) but it would benefit to general health and insulin sensitivity. Perhaps do more of strength training exercise and eat enough protein to build or maintain the muscles mass. Hope all go well with your BSL control.

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Thanks for the reply Luckysugar

I am getting married in a few days and would want to look healthy :)

How do I determine the amount of protein that I need to take. Have seen few articles suggesting protein might result in kidney damage in a diabetic.

My Bs spikes on consuming red meat, it ll be helpful if u could suggest any vegetarian alternate.

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What an awesome news M034, Congratulations in advance for your marriage 🤵👰

Diabetics require similar protein intake as non diabetics. For example if a person needs 2,000 calories per day, he/she needs around 75 - 100 grams/day. Some diabetics who have suffered from Diabetic Nephropathy are required to eat less protein to avoid further damage to kidneys : 1 gram (or less) per kg of body weight.

Foods high in protein are red meat, poultry, seafoods, eggs, dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Please see concerned's advice on natural fats foods. They do not spike BS much like CARBS or protein but also increase some weight that you want to.

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Why bother about questioning by others?You are aware of what is good for you.So,keep going on the same lines.As long as your numbers are good,keep monitoring and do some fine tuning.

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Eat a little more natural fat such as eggs, cheese, paneer, heavy cream, nuts, olive oil, coconut, avocado, butter, ghee, lard or animal fats (allowing for any carbs they may contain).

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Your body mass index has been reduced from 24.8 to 23.7 and it is normal. Since you have reduced carbohydrate content in your diet, your body utilizes fat stored in the abdomen and elsewhere for energy. This causes in reducing your weight. Reducing weight is beneficial for the treatment of diabetes.

An ideal diet is low in carb, controlled and moderated fat and protein; vegetables and fruits a plenty; and red meat, dairy

and bakery the least.Most bakery items contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. (Lays, Curkure, Oreo, Coco cola and other aerated drinks). High Fructose Corn Syrup is a concentrated form of sugar, fructose derived from corn. It increases body fat, cholesterol and triglycerides and it also makes you hungry.

Sources:--

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_...

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Will this fat utilization stop after sometime. I am concerned abt the weight loss as I am losing 2 kgs per month. I have been eating 6 meals a day. Still I am not able to halt the weight loss. I am not sure as to what to eat as the doctor says I have fatty lever. Pls suggest the diet based on this condition. I have been having fenugreek in the empty stomach, also mixing it with atta to prepare roti. ll this have any adverse effect.

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Fenugreek should not be used in place of conventional medical care or to delay seeking care if you have health problems. This is particularly true if you have diabetes.

Source:--

nccih.nih.gov/health/fenugreek

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenug...

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The diet which I follow is not lchf. Since the doctor told I have fatty lever, I am not sure if I can follow lchf. Kindly help with your inputs.

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There is a group on HU dealing with fatty liver issues. It’s called Living with Fatty Liver and NASH. Go to the Browse Communities section and type in the group name. Then, click on the follow button for the group and start posting and commenting.

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Thanks activity2004 :)

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You’re welcome! Here’s the link. Go to: healthunlocked.com/fatty-li...

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Pls suggest the forum where I can get the details of lchf.

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M034

On top of DI page, click on 'More' then click on 'Search', here you type "LCHF"...you then can read through the old posts.

Also see this:

healthunlocked.com/diabetes...

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Sorry I dint get what di page is.

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You are on DI (Diabetic India) page already. Go to search and type the key words e.g. LCHF, low carb diet, etc.

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M034 You are not on LCHF. In fact your meal as described by you last time is carb-rich. Have you counted how much carb you are eating in Breakfast, lunch and dinner? Chapati, ragi, rice etc all have too much carbs. How can you call these low carb meal? May be you are just consuming low calories and doing exercise also hence losing weight.

You have to make proper estimate of the carb., protein and fat consumed. Your current diet is not LCHF - that is for sure.

I believe you are following your Doctor's instructions regarding your diet and medications. Please let him know the issues that you are facing.

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Praveen55

Pls do suggest the necessary changes. I am new to this. I am following the diet told by the dietician with little variation to overcome the hunger pangs.

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M034 As I understand you would like to look healthy and best particularly for the important occasion of your marriage. With that in view, I would suggest not to venture into LCHF just now. There is always an adaptation period for any new diet during which you may not feel very good. You may face some kind of carbohydrate withdrawal symptoms which is a temporary phase but I guess you would not like this phase at this time. I took almost 4 - 5 weeks in getting fully adapted to the new diet. some people make the transition faster while others may take longer.

Continue with your current diet as it is working satisfactorily as far as blood sugar numbers are concerned ( as you mentioned). You increase the intake of non-vegetarian meals from two to four days in a week or add some extra natural fats in your diet to keep the hunger pangs away. Keep your Doctor and dietician in the loop so that they can help you in case of any difficulty.

Meanwhile, you can start learning about LCHF/low carb living. There are are lots of posts on our website and also search the internet. You will find lots of useful information. After few weeks when you are ready, you can safely start low carb diet.

Good luck and congratulations on your marriage.

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Thanks for the advice and the wish praveen :)

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