Yep, I got the bad news from my doctor that I was creeping too close to diabetes, in whtever that blood tests is that he ran.
I went on Atkins, and reduced the way too high level down to below "normal" for my age. My doc was delighted, and told me that my cholesteral wasn down, and so were my triglycerides, and to keep it up.
Atkins has been the only diet that helps with my hypothyroid status. Just can't eat those carbs, but I do miss them on occasion.
I eat plenty of salads, above ground green veggies, and berries for healthy carbs. I eat no grains, and limit dairy products. And I have learned to really enjoy my hamburger without a bun. I put Marie's blue cheese dressing on it, and it is great! But, read the labels, some of Marie's blue cheese dressing is too high in carbs. You have to get the one that has no sugar in it.
posted on 03/16/2003 2:09:20 PM PST
I wish I could have your success. I am low-carbing, but I haven't lost much weight in the past 2 or 3 months (maybe 4 or 5 pounds). However, I can say I feel better. I have more energy, I don't get sleepy in the afternoon any more, and have fewer digestive problems. I still need to lose a log of weight, however, so I am frustrated by my inability to lose. Also, sometimes it's difficult at restaurants to order just low-carb stuff. Still, I'll keep trying. It has worked better for me than any low-cal, low-fat diet ever did.
I went on the Atkins diet and felt terrible. I just did not feel like myself. After 3 months I gave up and feasted on a huge peanut butter and jelly sandwich on two lovely slices of fresh seven grain bread plus a tall cold glass of milk. It was like medicine!!! I felt whole again!
I just have to have grains and milk. But thanks to Atkins I broke the habit of eating refined starches. When I eat carbs it is only the complex kind....whole wheat bread, beans and brown rice. My new food philosophy is to eat a varied diet of moderate amounts of whole, vitamin rich nutritious foods. I am happy with it.
posted on 03/16/2003 5:35:10 PM PST
Thanks for the dressing tip.
posted on 03/16/2003 5:35:46 PM PST
(Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
How much synthroid do you take?
I take .2.....I had Graves and after 2 RAI treatments ended up hypo of course. That was 12 years ago now. Post treatment hypothyroid on Synthroid is a recipe for carb disorders and weight issues.
I went from thin and low lipids to 20% overweight and high-ish lipids. Low carb/high protein works for me....absolutely no question about it.
I am without a doubt addicted to sugar and breads but I maintain a lot of discipline about it.
If I fall off the wagon at holiday time and then get strict about it, I can lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks and my lipids get back down to low normal. I'm 6'5" and around 210...and I work at it...at 45 it's a wee bit harder.
posted on 03/16/2003 5:54:16 PM PST
(Shake it, shake it, Sugaree)
But, read the labels, some of Marie's blue cheese dressing is too high in carbs. You have to get the one that has no sugar in it.
Correct. You have to watch those labels. Some of the 'Lite' offerings are higher in carbs than the 'regular' fare.
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