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  1. My trigs went DOWN! I know 142 is not low, and...

    My trigs went DOWN! I know 142 is not low, and would like them under 100, but I believe that as a fat burning beast with still a large amount of fat to rid myself of, my blood should be pretty full...
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    I had mine out a few years before starting my...

    I had mine out a few years before starting my primal eating and have had few issues. I second the comment about fats, try them all and see how you react. I have had fewer issues with IBS and bile...
  3. T2 was diagnosed with all 3. ~135 mg/dl fasting...

    T2 was diagnosed with all 3. ~135 mg/dl fasting BG, 7.7 A1C and don't remember the OGTT result but it was not normal. I have been on the same dose of Metformin since diagnosis. The postprandial...
  4. Yes, glycogen. 500mg Metformin daily since...

    Yes, glycogen. 500mg Metformin daily since diagnosis. Not sure it's needed, but from all my research it can't hurt.
  5. A year of primal, in numbers for a type 2 diabetic...

    Just got my latest blood work results back and thought I would share. All comparison percentages are from before going primal

    Total Cholesterol: 174 -8%
    HDL: 35 +20% (bad genes)
    Triglycerides:...
  6. I was diagnosed about 1.5 years ago Type II with...

    I was diagnosed about 1.5 years ago Type II with an A1C of 7.7 After 3 months primal was at 5.4 and since then, lowest was 5.2. I have lost 80 pounds so far and have about another 50 to go. I...
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    It took me about 3 months of primal eating to...

    It took me about 3 months of primal eating to reach the point of not being hungry in the AM. I was not familiar with IF at the time, it was just natural to skip breakfast. I have since gone to...
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    ^ what he said!

    ^ what he said!
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    I took about 2 week off for a family vacation in...

    I took about 2 week off for a family vacation in the mountains, but I had plenty of exercise breaking in my new vibrams running around the creeks, and taking short hikes with the kids and dogs. I...
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    I am type II diabetic and have not noticed any...

    I am type II diabetic and have not noticed any blood sugar issues with my coffee. I did give up caffeine for a few months and did not notice anything either.
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    I would suggest lifting heavy things. Insulin...

    I would suggest lifting heavy things. Insulin sensitivity can be greatly improved by building muscle. She does not have to be a gym rat, even once per week BBS (Body By Science) will help kick her...
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    Great job Joe! Not sure how much weight training...

    Great job Joe! Not sure how much weight training you are doing, but it helps with insulin sensitivity. Get those muscle used to sucking up glucose, and you can move into a new phase of the...
  13. I have observed the dawn phenomenon since...

    I have observed the dawn phenomenon since diagnosis where my BG will be high upon waking (100-110), but before dinner I will be in the 70's or low 80's. It's been getting better, and my morning...
  14. There is a possibility that through healing your...

    There is a possibility that through healing your fatty liver, it's dumping glucogen along with the triglycerides. I would not worry too much about readings around 100. Keep monitoring and get an...
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    Amen to that... I bought a fancy gel seat and...

    Amen to that... I bought a fancy gel seat and ended up putting my stock seat back on. Looks can be deceiving! I would also add, bicycle shorts are critical too. I get the underwear versions and...
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    I second the Trek recommendation. I have a Gary...

    I second the Trek recommendation. I have a Gary Fisher/Trek Marlin 29er and love it. Being 6'4" and a starting weight of 380# made a mountain bike a necessity, plus I do eventually want to take it...
  17. I have been doing cold showers (55 degrees) every...

    I have been doing cold showers (55 degrees) every day for the past few months, and while I can't see a huge difference in fat loss, my ability to stand higher temperatures has certainly changed. I...
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    Just did my third BBS workout last night. I...

    Just did my third BBS workout last night. I added weight on all exercises and made sure I was going to failure and feeling the "burn" on the last few reps. I was spent, but felt great after the...
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    Douglassville/Pottstown

    Douglassville/Pottstown
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    I know what you mean! My extremities seem to be...

    I know what you mean! My extremities seem to be much leaner than on previous diets and at a lower total body weight. I also have more veins showing on my arms and legs. Still have some of the fat,...
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    I am primarily looking for the metabolic...

    I am primarily looking for the metabolic conditioning right now as I have Type II Diabetes and looking to lose weight. I have always carried a fair amount of muscle mass, and don't have a problem...
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    Sticky: Thought I would post my latest progress pics up...

    Thought I would post my latest progress pics up there. Been experimenting with IF, and settled on no breakfast or lunch on non-weight training days. Lift BBS style once per week fasted and BCAAs if...
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    I can confirm the decrease in acne after going...

    I can confirm the decrease in acne after going Primal too, I am older and only really had issues on my back. Wife used to love popping blackheads on my back, but not many there anymore.
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    The first link mentions coconut oil but does not...

    The first link mentions coconut oil but does not explain how it gets into the gallbladder to dissolve the actual stones. It does support my claim that bile is not required to digest coconut oil...
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    Thought MCTs do not require bile to be digested,...

    Thought MCTs do not require bile to be digested, why titrate?
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