MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    MeadowLily reacted to lizbrad63 in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I'm Type 2 and just started Whole 30 a few days ago and I'm trying to adjust my meds as I'm on both a long acting and fast acting insulin. But a quick question for you all out there...  since I'm still learning my way, I've had a couple of episodes of hypoglycemia, especially at night. I used to eat a hard candy to counter the effect, but since we can't have that, any suggestions as to what I can take to bump up my blood sugar level?
     
    I will be seeing my docotr next week and will work to adjust my meds!
     
    BTW, I'm very happy to read the stories you have all posted. While weight loss will be nice, I'm most interested in evening out my blood sugar numbers and relieving inflamation.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Work with your doctor.  TMI?   Not for me.  I live for the small details.   
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I no longer have to take any  medication.  It took many, many months of being  consistent.  I'm happy for you, too.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I no longer have to take any  medication.  It took many, many months of being  consistent.  I'm happy for you, too.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Work with your doctor.  TMI?   Not for me.  I live for the small details.   
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    MeadowLily reacted to CeeCeeMcGee in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    This was certainly informative.  Thank you so much!  I was under the impression that when your body shifts from burning sugar to fat for energy, that the process itself was ketosis.  Shows you how much I know...   
     
    Beginning this journey is the best thing that I've done for myself.  I knew that it would be tough as I am also dealing with some stressful situations on top of trying to eat properly, but I had to commit.  I did speak to my doctor, and he actually suggested that I come off of some of my medications before beginning the Whole 30.  So I've solely been testing after each meal, taking a long acting insulin and Januvia.  I've already been able to cut out two medications completely since my sugars have been within normal with my meal choices. I have only had night spikes. To say that I am psyched doesn't even begin to explain it.
     
    I had set up an August 1st start date, and then 5 days prior found out that my dog has lymphoma and that I would be needing to bring her to Raleigh for treatments every week.  That would leave me having to drive up there and then stay there all day, then drive home.  I didn't think I'd be able to handle the stress as well as follow my meal plans, but my husband was really supportive.  My dear husband that up until August 1st barely would eat a vegetable with his meals.  I am so proud of him and the changes that he is making himself!   Not only have I felt like following the Whole 30 has helped me deal with my stress and give me something else to think about, but the foods that I was eating previously did nothing to make me feel better about myself.   Foods that I have been shoveling into my mouth with abandon since my daughter passed away 20 years ago at the age of 16 months old.  I know that it sounds silly since I am only on day 11, but since starting I feel like I am doing something good for myself for the first time in such a long time.  I've been living in a fog of depression and self loathing that was fueled on by comfort foods, and I feel as though that fog is finally being lifted.
     
    I apologize if that was all TMI.  I have been so stinkin' emotional since I began, and not in a bad way.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    ^^ is exactly what has happened with me with doing the Whole 30 and why I stay pretty close to eating this way. I have dropped my long acting insulin from 100 units a day to 40 units a day, and my fast acting from 15-30 a meal, down to between 15 and 20 units a day, on a sliding scale. My ultimate goal (not sure if I will actually be able to do it or not) would be to give my insulin back to my dr and say thanks but no thanks. Getting pretty close though! 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Always consult a medical professional.
     
    I worked with my doctor for over a year...every step of the way.  It's taken me well over a year to get things all leveled out.  Work with your doctor, too. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    http://whole9life.com/2013/09/talk-to-your-doc-part-1/
     
     
    Talk to your Doc: Prescription Medications and the Whole30®
     
    Insulin
    "Note: This section was titled, “The Number One Medication You Must Absolutely Discuss With Your Doctor Prior to Your Whole30,” but that was kind of long.
    First, do not get discouraged from trying a Whole30 because you take insulin or diabetes medications.  The potential benefits far exceed the hassle of having a discussion with your healthcare provider and adjusting medication. That having been said…
     
    If you take insulin, it is essential to talk with your doctor before doing the Whole30.
    Although not specifically meant to be low-carb, a strict Whole30 eating plan tends to be lower in carbohydrates than the standard American diet (SAD), and lower than what most people are eating on an otherwise unrestricted diet.  If you’re on insulin and radically decrease the amount of carbohydrates you’re eating without adjusting your insulin dose, your blood sugar will go low. If blood sugar dips too low without intervention, you may lose consciousness or die.
    There are a few strategies that can be used if you’re taking insulin and want to do a Whole30. The best one depends on the individual. First, long-acting insulin could be discontinued and replaced with shorter-acting insulin administered based on blood sugar levels—what’s commonly known as a “sliding scale.”  This is one of the safer approaches that will still provide blood sugar control.
     
    Another tactic might be to stop insulin altogether. This option will work well for someone who does not need very high doses of insulin. Yes, blood sugars may run high over the course of the 30 days, but one advantage with this approach is knowing exactly where blood sugar levels will be with the Whole30 diet alone. It’s possible that by controlling diet, insulin may no longer be necessary.  Using and adjusting any oral medication for diabetes in conjunction with this strategy can be used to help keep blood sugar in check as well.  Weekly follow ups can fine-tune things to ensure blood sugars are staying within a reasonable range.
     
    Many other variations could be devised based on the concepts above, but as they say, don’t try this at home. Always consult a medical professional.
     
    Oral medications that directly lower blood sugar also need to be taken into consideration. These medications include the sulfonylurea class of medicines, the most popular of which are glipizide and glyburide/glibenclamide.  (This may vary by geographical region.)  While not as potentially dangerous as insulin unless taken improperly, decreasing carbohydrate intake while on these medications could drive one’s blood sugar precipitously low."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I don't go into ketosis.  The Whole 30 is not Low Carb or Zero Carb.  Starchy vegetables prevent that.  Two servings of fruit are maximum recommendation.  I eat 9 cups of cooked/roasted vegetables aday and one fruit serving works for me.  My salad greens are on top of those 9 cooked cups.  They're in addition to and I don't measure them out. 
     
    Our Whole30 program is designed to give people a standardized protocol to follow in the short-term, so that they can then have a solid platform from which to make their own life-long decisions about food. If your family has found a sustainable plan that works for you, we’re thrilled –  If it’s working for you, and you’re all feeling optimally happy AND healthy, then you’ve succeeded, and our Whole30 has done its job. It’s as simple as that.
     
    Best,
    Melissa
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I get by with one serving of berries, too  for T2.   I've used all of the compliant fats and a protein for any craving. Once you move from sugar burner to fat burner, those cravings for sugars will be silenced.  It may take you longer than 30 days.   More Fats.  STAT. 
     
    http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    You should definitely ask your doctor to be sure, but as I understand it (not being medically trained at all) is that ketones form when you are burning fat.  In the case of diabetics, as long as your blood sugar is stable, it is fine/normal to have ketones in your blood and your body can deal with it.  Ketones become a huge problem when you have no insulin with which to deal with them.  Blood sugar is stable = insulin is balanced.  
     
    Just so you know as well, while we want everyone to become "fat adapted" that does not mean putting people into ketosis.  Ketosis is achieved by consuming very low carbs (and usually very high fat).  There is enough veggies (including starchy) and fruits that most people will never enter ketosis, it is usually something they would have to do on purpose.  Fat adapted simply means that your body can choose between burning fat for fuel or sugar/carbs for fuel.
     
    Also, as you are a Type 2 diabetic, you know that Type 2 is nearly completely diet controlled and as you said above, you're almost in normal range and your body is starting to balance out.
     
    Again, not medically trained.  
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I get by with one serving of berries, too  for T2.   I've used all of the compliant fats and a protein for any craving. Once you move from sugar burner to fat burner, those cravings for sugars will be silenced.  It may take you longer than 30 days.   More Fats.  STAT. 
     
    http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
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    MeadowLily reacted to CeeCeeMcGee in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Good morning folks!  I have a question for those that may have had high blood sugar when they began the Whole 30.  I am on day 11 and have seen a drastic change from when I started to now when I took my sugars in the morning.    Heck, 50 more points and it will be in the normal range, so color me impressed with this meal plan.   My issue, and my doctor told me this would happen, is that as my sugars come down it's triggering the hunger reflex in the body.  Despite having a small portion of healthy fat with each meal, I find that I feel like I am completely famished between meals.  I haven't worried much about portion control as of yet since I've known that this will be an issue.  I make sure that I eat plenty of good vegetables and three small servings of fruit each day.  
      I guess that I am just wondering if anyone else went through this?  Once my sugars stabilize in a week or so will I not feel like I want to eat everything in sight?  Thanks!
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Hi! I am a type1 and I have had the same wonderful results. I would experiment with bumping up your fats to keep you satisfied until your next meal. I keep to 1 or less servings of fruit a day -- typically berries or other in season fruits, nothing tropical.  I would also look at bumping up your protein too and possibly try roasted veggies, as they will give you a more 'full' feeling than say eating just a salad. One of the reasons why I mentioned that I keep my fruit servings to 1 or less a day is that many people have reported hunger later in the day if they have fruit with M1. 
     
    Play around with your amounts until you reach a point where you are able to go 4-5 hours without being hungry. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Trying to eat through the fridge before we leave on holidays creates some...er....odd meals.
     
    Breakfast this morning:
     
    Bed of spinach
    Leftover grilled peppers & pineapple (note, the pineapple was SO tart when I cut it earlier this week that it was inedible.  Grilling it made it so sweet it was like candy!)
    Chopped up chicken breast tossed in a 50/50 mix of mayo & Frank's Red Hot
     

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I thought to post this shot of my breakfast prep this morning.  On the weekend I diced 5 bell peppers, 3# green beans, a bunch of steamed potatoes and some ham (note, the ham is not compliant but I am not on Whole30).  Now in the morning I just throw a handful of each into a frying pan with some fat, go blowdry my hair and pour a coffee and breakfast cooks itself.  Wash out one frying pan when the food has been plated and you're done!
     

     
    Note: the ham is non compliant but you could do the same with cooked chicken, cooked ground pork/beef, chopped roast, chopped pork chops etc.  Repeat, the ham is not compliant.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    You also gotta eat more...!! 
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    It came out really fantastic Ladyshanny! I am thinking about putting curry in my next batch! Couse I do have some cauliflower that needs to be used up --  maybe I will do that one tomorrow!!