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    not much. i have a 4 pack when i flex, and not...

    not much. i have a 4 pack when i flex, and not too much pudge in lower abs. a bit soft- but maybe from two pregnancies.
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    Ok, makes sense. If glucose tolerance test shows...

    Ok, makes sense. If glucose tolerance test shows elevated levels, do I start with metformin? Or go VLC?
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    I spread them througout the day, maybe a bit more...

    I spread them througout the day, maybe a bit more in the evening depending on what is for dinner. I haven't monitored meal by meal glucose levels.... but is that relevant?
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    I probably eat around 100g of carbs a day, some...

    I probably eat around 100g of carbs a day, some days more, some a bit less. I hike/run 30-50 min 3-4 times a week, incorporating hills bursts and faster spurts. I do strength training (weights and...
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    How to fix high A1C levels thru diet

    I have had elevated Hemoglobin A1C levels consistently for the last couple of years. (A1C measures blood sugar over time). My levels have consistently been about 5.8%

    My doctor told me today...
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    Thanks everyone! Magnolia- I love Jen Sinkler! ...

    Thanks everyone!
    Magnolia- I love Jen Sinkler! Never had heard of her, but her meathods sound effective and fun. Did two fast lifting workouts this week.. feel sore all over in good ways.
    thanks!!
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    Need short effective stregth routine

    I'm not looking to get super muscular, or spend hours in the gym. I have gotten out of my strength routine b/c I'm so low on time.
    Can anyone give me a recommendation for a total body strength...
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    Yesterday was a snack-y day, which I hate because...

    Yesterday was a snack-y day, which I hate because I don't really know what I ended up eating! I was on the go all day, so snacks here and there:
    Bacon and coffee
    1-2TBS almond butter
    a few slices...
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    I sort of take it from the opposite direction- I...

    I sort of take it from the opposite direction- I put a meal together based on how hungry I am and what sounds good, chose mostly green veg for my carbs and then count those up. Yesterday I was at...
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    Today was clean and easy. 3 meals, green veg and...

    Today was clean and easy. 3 meals, green veg and protein source with some good fat. It's so nice being able to go 4 or 5 hours without eating! Even if I have one piece of fruit with a meal, unless...
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    Adventures in VLC (don't be a hater)

    So, i debated starting a thread under Nutrition called "keto chat and support" but then I figured I'd just do a little journal to spew my thoughts, and hopefully spark some supportive discussion. ...
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    I am actually constipated. I can feel the ick in...

    I am actually constipated. I can feel the ick in my tummy, sometimes sloshing around, mostly feeling clogged. I feel like I need to go, but there is no urge. Interesting about the excess veg....
    I...
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    What IS it about fruit??

    When I cut out fruit and starch in an attempt to slim down, the lowered insulin response makes me feel great- more in control, less starving, good sleep ect. (I'm very sensitive to carbs)
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    I'm in the same boat- looking to drop 5-10lbs of...

    I'm in the same boat- looking to drop 5-10lbs of fat. Just the last few days I've decided to buckle down, and like Silvergirl, clean up the diet- no picking at kids food, no nuts, limited starch,...
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    I've done a bit of IF- never really beyond 16hr...

    I've done a bit of IF- never really beyond 16hr fasts. And only could manage when I was VLC. Maybe my best bet is to get back to more strength training, VLC and some walks and hikes....??
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    I just finished a half marathon, so I've been...

    I just finished a half marathon, so I've been running a bit the last few months. It seemed to be slimming at first but once the mileage got higher, I added size. Not what I was hoping for! Maybe...
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    What would you do?

    I'm hoping for some good advice.

    I'm female, 5'7"
    Good amount of muscle
    about 10 extra pounds of fat I'd like to drop

    I have sensitive blood sugar (borderline pre-diabetic) so things like...
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    It really is such a conundrum for me.... too much...

    It really is such a conundrum for me.... too much fruit (or it seems like any carb) make me bloated, ill, uncomfortable. When I stick to veg, eggs, meat, I don't get those symptoms, instead it's the...
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    Sea- Wouldn't I have lots of gas and weight...

    Sea-
    Wouldn't I have lots of gas and weight loss? I have chronic constipation without much gas at all. Not trying to be difficult, I'm really trying to get to the bottom of my issues. And I agree...
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    Noodle- the nuts are prob not the freshest. I am...

    Noodle- the nuts are prob not the freshest. I am finding total lack of satiety with meat and veg hence the nuts. I need to ditch the nuts. Which leaves me just plain not satisfied. How, oh how,...
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    I woke up with a feeling of not quite clean...

    I woke up with a feeling of not quite clean stomach-intestines. Elimination not great. But better as day goes on with almond milk and gelatin, eggs, veg, salami, goat cheese....
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    Really???? The bacteria overgrowth would have...

    Really???? The bacteria overgrowth would have had to have started within the last three days, as that's when I started VLC, and and that's when the indigestion started. Does this make sense?

    How...
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    No- I've been low carb for years, on and off VLC,...

    No- I've been low carb for years, on and off VLC, but consistently lower than average diets.
    About a year a a half ago I got sick of it and added more carbs back in. Healthy stuff, fruit and...
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    Thank you gdot- I am suspecting I'm eating too...

    Thank you gdot- I am suspecting I'm eating too many calories, it's been just a few days eating this way, and I was encouraged getting a pink test strip, but I'm thinking I need to cut the nuts!
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    Ketosis- 2 questions

    The first question is about Ketosis Sticks. What exactly do they test for? Does a positive result (pink or purple) mean that the body is using it's own fat as fuel? Or just that there is no...
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