Mea Posted September 12, 2018 Share Posted September 12, 2018 Hi there, I would really appreciate some feedback. I have been type one diabetic for 40 years, since I was three, I generally eat well and exercise (running and yoga) but injured my hamstring tendon a year ago, I have continued to do yoga but have not been able to run as it is still not right. I was excited about doing the Whole30, read the Whole30 book and It Starts with Food and started the program. Sadly, and this is very discouraging after 30 days of throwing myself into it, I have not seen good results This Is really discouraging as there are so many people on here, and on the Facebook groups I joined, that have seen all sorts of benefits. A check up with my endocrinologist coincided with day 31 (today) - I was hopeful my blood results would be good ( even though I knew I hadn’t lost weight as my clothes are tighter, if anything), but it turns out that after 30 days of Whole30: - my ‘bad LDL’ cholesterol has gone up from 3.1 to 3.8. Total cholesterol is 6.3, up from 5.8. My endo says this is very serious and has prescribed me to go on statins, which I’m not happy about it all! - I’ve gained one kilo. I’m not overweight, per se, 166 cm and now 64 kg (I was 63 kg at the start of the Whole30), but I generally feel that my best at around 57 kg, I was hoping this program would knock off a few kilograms. I have kept a record of everything I’ve eaten in a diabetes app to help me manage my blood sugar and insulin levels while on the Whole30. My endo looked at it and said it was inevitable I would put on weight given I am consuming so much fat, despite the fact it is a low carb approach. She is in favour of the low carb approach, but not high fat, especially not coconut fat. Very discouraging On the plus side, my HbA1c has gone down from 8.9 to 8.2 but I have been doing 10+ blood tests a day and altering insulin levels accordingly, so I would expect improvement with this increased level of attention whatever I was eating. I was planning to continue with the program until the end of September, but as my endocrinologist stated categorically that it has not been beneficial and there’s no way I should be eating that much fat, coupled with the increase in cholesterol, I am reluctant to continue and put my health at (more) risk, please advise. I can provide food plans of everything I’ve eaten. This is all so disappointing given all the effort and commitment it’s taken and the fact there are so many other people who say they’ve had great results Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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