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Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by victormeldrew Jul 7, 2013. 147 Replies

Long Latent Period for Diabetes type 1

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ricmac liked Terry's discussion A low-carb discussion without the emotional noise
Sep 29, 2013
victormeldrew replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"A couple of decades ago (seems like a lifetime now) I was heavily into natural bodybuilding, and tried pretty much ever training and nutritional approach that was going. I tried a few variations of low carb diets, and something called the…"
Jul 7, 2013
shoshana27 replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"salads which i used to eat a lot of i can't anymore. starchy food does not bother me"
Jul 2, 2013
shoshana27 replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"with gastroparesis certain foods don't agree with my gastro problems so i eat whatever agrees with me. i just count carbs & bolus."
Jul 2, 2013
shoshana27 replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"Natalie i agree with you 100% on carb . we are all different & also each day is different. we don't go by the book but by ( my book )."
Jul 2, 2013
Natalie ._c- replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"Yes, they are doing it based on some sort of calculation. The problem is that it's a textbook one size fits all approach. But that doesn't work. Different people, no matter what their type, have varying degrees of carb tolerance. If you…"
Jul 2, 2013
Don replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"Seems likely but I see how you can't be certain. For sure your energy source is more fats than carbs. As long as you maintain weight and feel good, it doesn't really matter!"
Jun 29, 2013
Terry replied to ricmac's discussion 'Do you agree with Gary Scheiner about Low Carb Diets?'
"I don't know for certain. I did run some blood ketone tests at home with a fingerstick meter. The results usually fell in the middle range, 0.6-1.5 mmol/L for beta-hydroxybutyrate, one of the blood ketones. This suggests ketosis but I…"
Jun 29, 2013

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Back to square one...

Posted on September 28, 2008 at 2:56am 0 Comments

Well my vegan diet experiment didn't work out. I reverted back to meat and dairy products, after a number of days of not feeling right, feeling run down, having headaches and skin issues. I feel a bit lame for not finishing the trial, but making sure one's health is right is more important. It wasn't working out.

Perhaps as I am type 1, a vegan diet isn't right for me. The book I was using was promoting it for type 2 primarily, although it did say type 1 would benefit too. But for… Continue

Hanging in there

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 1:39am 0 Comments

No meat today, had a mix of tofu roll and spagetti for dinner. Went to gym, weighed 86.40 afterwards. So I've lost just under 2kg since I started, a week and a half ago. Not bad.

Mostly on Track

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 12:00am 1 Comment

Things have been going well, however the vegan diet has been making me feel tired and run down. Maybe due to the flu that has been going round, I have a bit of that perhaps. Also I had very low blood sugar the other night, which woke me up at 3am and caused me to eat cereal then (which woke up the dog, which made me feel guilty). In any case, my wife cooked me a small portion of chicken tonight and so I felt obliged to eat it - for the protein you see. So I guess my trial kind of failed at that… Continue

Day 5 Vegan Trial

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 4:33pm 2 Comments

Still on track. Towards the end of the week I was feeling like I miss some things: like milk in my tea, cheese in my sandwich, peanut butter on my toast. I guess this is natural. On the meat side though, I haven't really missed eating meats. Facon was pretty ho-hum tbh, but it's not like I'm craving meats.

I do think that being totally strict and obsessive about being vegan isn't going to be sustainable to me long term - e.g. worrying about egg traces in my wine, or punishing myself… Continue

Day 4, Vegan Trial

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 1:33am 0 Comments

The usual oatmeal and cinnamon (ran out of bananas) for brekkie. For lunch had baked beans on rye toast, followed by some kiwifruits. Had a soya latte in the arvo and for dinner had 'facon' (fake bacon) in tortilla wrap with salad and vege.

Thinking today that don't want to be too obsessive about things, e.g. most red wines I've come across are 'fined' with egg and "traces may remain". I bought some wine anyway today, I think some traces is ok with me.

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At 6:06pm on June 10, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Ricmac, Congratulations on once again being named featured member of the week.

At 2:09pm on June 5, 2013, Linda G said…

Look who's the featured member!!! BRAVO ricmac :)

At 7:11pm on June 3, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Ricmac, Congratulations on being named featured member of the week.

At 2:39am on September 3, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Welcome back Ricmac
At 12:37pm on November 27, 2007, ricmac said…
Hi Manny, Doris,

Thanks for the welcome! I am doing OK, adjusting to the new routines. Right now I am doing the insulin injections, but I have been reading about the pump - so will find out more about whether that is applicable to me.

At 6:12am on November 27, 2007, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Ricmac! Your a reacently diagnosed Type 1 well just listen to your Drs and us and maybe it won't be so scary for you. I can speak from a little experance here, I've been a Type 1 for 35 years and my daughter has been a Type 1 for 9 so I can relate to you ! Chin up and keep trucking! Please when you find some time put up a pic for us.
At 9:18pm on November 26, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the family, ricmac!! Glad to see more folks from NZ join. There's a group for New Zealanders/Australians that you should look into.

Also, when you get a chance, please make sure to add a photo to your profile.

How are things treating you? I noticed you were recently diagnosed?



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