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    I am hoping that someone is able to help me pinpoint why I am not losing anymore weight or losing hardly any body fat?? I have been following PB for over a year now and have had great success so far. I am still 28% body fat so I know that I have some more weight to lose. I am very active and lift heavy. I consume anywhere from 45-75 grams of primal carbs daily. I will IF 2-3 times weekly. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you

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    Too much fat!!!!
    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

    - Schopenhauer

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    • #3
      I am trying to decide if you mean that I am consuming too much fat or that I am carrying too much fat??

      I am totally aware that I am carrying around too much fat and that is why I am actively trying to reduce my body % fat.\

      Dietary wise I am consuming around 25-35 grams of healthy fat a day.

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      • #4
        Hi jewelbug; nice to see you back. I was sorry your last thread got taken over as I would've liked to talk more to another diabetic. lets hope it doesn't happen again.
        Is your glucose adequately controlled currently?
        Last edited by CarbDodger; 06-12-2013, 12:56 PM.
        When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
        27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
        new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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        • #5
          Thank You!! It is so nice to have the support of a fellow PB diabetic!!

          Overall I have had the best results with my glucose. That has been a great motivator even when the scale does not move. I have increased my Metformin and that has helped with the elvated glucose post workout.

          Looking at your profile.......You have had fantastic results!! Tell me what you are doing!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jewelbug28 View Post
            I am trying to decide if you mean that I am consuming too much fat or that I am carrying too much fat??

            I am totally aware that I am carrying around too much fat and that is why I am actively trying to reduce my body % fat.\

            Dietary wise I am consuming around 25-35 grams of healthy fat a day.
            If it is correct that you consume only 75 gram of carbs; that equals 300 calories and 35 gram of fat equals 315 calories and the rest must come from the least fattening macronutrient, protein, so something appears absurd in your setup, unless you are consuming 400 gram or more of protein per day...
            "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

            - Schopenhauer

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            • #7
              Gorbag, please refrain from extrapolating what works for your extremely lean, never has been overweight or metabolically dysfunctional body building fanatic's body to that which is best for a person who is diabetic and has significant weight to lose.

              You don't know what you are talking about in this case. If we want advice on how to get "Big Gunz", we will ask you, OK?

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              • #8
                I am on average consuming 135 grams of protein. I have been staying around 1100-1300 calories per day. There are days when I consume more fat and less protein but what I have stated is pretty much the average. i am asking for any suggestions so PLEASE tell me what you would suggest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  Gorbag, please refrain from extrapolating what works for your extremely lean, never has been overweight or metabolically dysfunctional body building fanatic's body to that which is best for a person who is diabetic and has significant weight to lose.

                  You don't know what you are talking about in this case. If we want advice on how to get "Big Gunz", we will ask you, OK?
                  What are you trying to say here Paleobird, that laws of physic's does not have relevance to diabetics? If an active person that lifts and consume max 75 grams of carbs per day does not lose weight, then I can tell for sure that this person is overeating fat! Unless that person is eating also an extremely high amount of protein, which I find very, very, unlikely! Got it Paleobird?
                  "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                  - Schopenhauer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jewelbug28 View Post
                    I am on average consuming 135 grams of protein. I have been staying around 1100-1300 calories per day. There are days when I consume more fat and less protein but what I have stated is pretty much the average. i am asking for any suggestions so PLEASE tell me what you would suggest.
                    135 grams of protein gives around 400 calories after subtracting the thermogenic effect(30%), from the carbs you can subtract 10% and we have 270 calories and the 315 from fat = 985 effective calories. Thats very little unless you are a 60 pound dwarf, so something is wrong in your setup...
                    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                    - Schopenhauer

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                    • #11
                      Do you eat 1100-1300 calories everyday? Do you feel low energy?
                      Have you had your thyroid checked?

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                      • #12
                        I am listening so please help me!! I am a 37 year old female with diabetes. I currently weigh 138 pounds and am 28% body fat!! I have been on every kind of "diet" for most if my life!! I am sure that has impacted my metabolism.

                        The last year has been a turning point and I know that PB is the way for me!!

                        Please tell me what I can do differently. Thank you!!

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                        • #13
                          What exactly do you eat in a typical day? Have you checked that you measure everything correctly and using "kilogram" as a measuring unit?
                          "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                          - Schopenhauer

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                          • #14
                            138lbs, how tall are you?

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                            • #15
                              I'm following the principles of the Newcastle University reversing diabetes 800 calorie diet but am using primal foods rather than their regime of 3 shake drinks and a vegetarian meal. My blood sugar's nearly normal but I need to lose another 40-50lbs so I'm not there yet; but I know I will be
                              there's a couple of things that could be going on with you that it worth being aware of if you aren't already; Carbs Protein and insulin.
                              Your carb level is great but-
                              Protein-you need about 2.3 g protein/kg bodyweight (or about 1 g protein/lb bodyweight). Much more over that and the excess behaves as a carb
                              Insulin- the insulin you take reduces your blood sugar by pushing the glucose into the cells and this happens with carbs and excess protein. Insulin is a bitch for weight loss - you've done incredibly well to be losing on it- so a big well done first off.

                              I'd suggest looking over your average protein intake if its much more than you require trim it back a touch.

                              If you're not far off the mark, it might simply be time to talk to your health care provider about reducing your insulin. this need only be a tiny cut and might only be a reduction in the correction factor (if you have one) but it needs to supervised- don't do it yourself.
                              Metformin is the only one of the anti-diabetic meds that doesnt cause weight gain so its worth trying the max 1g 3x a day if you aren't on it yet.
                              if you're concerned its too soon to reduce insulin yet then at your next assessment let them know your interested and keep on what your doing. It might be slow but it will pay off



                              When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
                              27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
                              new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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