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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Leo41
High fat is different from pure fat. Eating...

High fat is different from pure fat.

Eating butter is pure fat, but cheese has protein--as do meat and eggs.
Forum: Diabetes 11-21-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Leo41
I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a...

I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a lot. You might want to Google "Dawn Phenomenon" because that may be what's happening to you.


Keep in mind that your level throughout the day is...
Forum: Thyroid 11-20-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Leo41
No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking...

No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking about. It could be TSH, or it could be her T4. In either case, there's no way to know whether or not the doctor is overreacting, although, as Gina...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-19-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By Leo41
Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are...

Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are in ketosis or even just eating very low carb. Standard instructions are to 'carb up' for 3 days prior to the test.

If you do not do this, you risk...
Forum: JUDDD 11-13-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,051
Posted By Leo41
Healing thoughts, Carly. I've read that...

Healing thoughts, Carly.

I've read that there's another flu strain circulating this year (not covered by the shot), and perhaps that's what she has.
Forum: Thyroid 11-07-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Leo41
Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)? My TSH is that...

Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)?

My TSH is that low, but I'm not hyperthyroid because I take Cytomel, which tends
to lower the TSH significantly. My endo is not concerned about my low TSH, and I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-05-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Leo41
As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your...

As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your doctor about what you're eating?
You don't want to risk your health for weight loss if there are things you should or should not eat with your...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Leo41
I also think it's important NOT to force yourself...

I also think it's important NOT to force yourself into any arbitrary eating pattern.
At least that's true for me.

I eat when hungry, and perhaps it's my female hormones, but there are days when I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Leo41
I don't fast, except when I have to do...

I don't fast, except when I have to do colonoscopy prep:sad:

Throughout my weight loss and now maintaining for 8 years, I find that I do best eating 2-3 times a day.

If the purpose of fasting...
Forum: Thyroid 10-27-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Leo41
I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about...

I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about 15 years ago showed 3 nodules, but they were small, and I was told that they had to be at least
1 cm before a biopsy could be done.

One of them...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-21-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Leo41
Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public'...

Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public' scale, and you have no idea whether or not it's accurate.

I only weigh on my own scale, and I calibrate it regularly to insure that it's weighing...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-05-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Leo41
I would honestly suggest you find a better...

I would honestly suggest you find a better thyroid doctor because many endos and PCPs are just not good with thyroid.

I suggest this because it took me more than 5 years to get diagnosed, although...
Forum: JUDDD 10-05-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,643
Posted By Leo41
Adi- Are you getting enough salt? Low...

Adi-

Are you getting enough salt? Low carb flushes sodium from the body, and I use a LOT of salt because I eat very low carb all the time.

If you are new to low carb, you might consider...
Forum: JUDDD 10-04-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,643
Posted By Leo41
jeni- Has your daughter had her thyroid...

jeni-

Has your daughter had her thyroid checked? A racing heart could also be from hyperthyroidism, and that also correlates with low body weight.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Leo41
I have bought from Nurse Hattie via Amazon, and...

I have bought from Nurse Hattie via Amazon, and she seems to have excellent customer service. I had no problem with the product, but she contacted me via e-mail to insure that I was totally...
Forum: Diabetes 09-29-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By Leo41
Isn't this something you should discuss with the...

Isn't this something you should discuss with the prescribing doctor?

I had a similar situation with a different Rx, and my doctor was able to obtain an
'exception' for me to continue receiving my...
Forum: JUDDD 09-28-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Leo41
No, it's NOT 'giving up!! It's making a choice...

No, it's NOT 'giving up!! It's making a choice that will advance and improve your health.

Please don't let ignorant people make you question this choice.
Forum: JUDDD 09-25-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Leo41
Since OP seems to be already scheduled for...

Since OP seems to be already scheduled for surgery, I'd like to provide support because although I have not had any weight-loss surgery, two of my family members have had the gastric sleeve, and both...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 09-24-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By Leo41
I had foot surgery a month ago and am in a...

I had foot surgery a month ago and am in a 'walking boot,' but my doctor explains how much walking I should do (at each post-surgery visit) as my foot heals.

If you are in doubt, check with your...
Forum: Diabetes 09-16-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- It's not just gastric bypass...

Ronnie-

It's not just gastric bypass surgery. My sister had the gastric sleeve procedure, primarily because of her diabetes. Even with 3 Rx, her blood glucose was out of control, and she was...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leo41
No, you really aren't understanding the GTT at...

No, you really aren't understanding the GTT at all.

If you are interested, you can Google it. If not ,just forget about it.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leo41
Deb- It's not a test of how you handle 'high...

Deb-
It's not a test of how you handle 'high amounts of glucose' but simply how your body handles glucose in general.

For example, the reason my endo wanted me to take the test is because...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leo41
Deb- A GTT is not a 'high carb test.' ...

Deb-

A GTT is not a 'high carb test.' It's a test of how one's body handles glucose. Eating carbs prior to the test is standard medical procedure, as someone eating low carb would not get...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I am no doctor but am concerned...

Ronnie-

I am no doctor but am concerned that you are being 'treated' as pre-diabetic based on your A1C, which, as has been pointed out, can be inaccurate for some people.

When my last...
Forum: JUDDD 09-12-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Leo41
For me, they were compatible. I always eat very...

For me, they were compatible. I always eat very low carb, but because of age and hypothyroidism, I needed to keep calories low. I used JUDDD for that aspect of weight loss.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-12-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Leo41
Like Deb, I prefer butter from grass-fed cows for...

Like Deb, I prefer butter from grass-fed cows for the nutritional profile. I use Kerrygold and have never found a reason to change.
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 08-29-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Leo41
I have a wrist monitor with a label 'Mark of...

I have a wrist monitor with a label 'Mark of Fitness,' but I've had this for about 20 years and don't know whether they still make them. I've calibrated it with my primary's cuff, and it's very...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-24-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Leo41
I buy only Wild Planet canned fish--and I love...

I buy only Wild Planet canned fish--and I love their mackerel.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-18-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,758
Posted By Leo41
I don't think that reaction to sugar is a...

I don't think that reaction to sugar is a 'metabolism' issue. I have had a similar experience, and when I researched it, the problem seems to be that the body has adjusted so well to our 'no sugar'...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-17-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Leo41
How many grams of protein are you eating? ...

How many grams of protein are you eating?

There are a lot of misconceptions about protein, which is an essential macro for maintaining our bodies. My own requirements are between 60g and 100g,...
Forum: The Golden Years 08-17-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Leo41
I lost ALL my weight post-menopausal (60s) and...

I lost ALL my weight post-menopausal (60s) and have been maintaining that loss for over 8 years.

I don't know why you 'fear' loose skin. When I am dressed, it's not apparent at all. No one can...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-16-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,758
Posted By Leo41
My experience is different. I have never lost my...

My experience is different. I have never lost my 'taste' for foods I should not eat, and in maintenance, I've had a couple of indulgences that indicate those foods are as delicious (to me) as they...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-09-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By Leo41
I bought an electrolyte supplement from Amazon...

I bought an electrolyte supplement from Amazon that just gets added to water. It's a clear liquid that's just the necessary electrolytes.
Forum: Thyroid 08-01-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,789
Posted By Leo41
Aren't you having your thyroid hormone levels...

Aren't you having your thyroid hormone levels checked?

All thyroid Rx are supplemental hormones, and the only way to know whether or not they are 'working' for you are via blood tests to check...
Forum: JUDDD 07-26-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,552
Posted By Leo41
I don't trust 'measurements' to monitor weight...

I don't trust 'measurements' to monitor weight loss because if it's difficult to be sure the scale is in the same spot on the floor, it's practically impossible to know whether I'm measuring at...
Forum: JUDDD 07-26-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,552
Posted By Leo41
About weighing--I admit that when I'm trying to...

About weighing--I admit that when I'm trying to lose, I need the 'support' of seeing the scale numbers go down. BUT it really doesn't matter how accurate the scale is--i.e., I don't care about my...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-23-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Leo41
I second Charski's recommendation that you seek...

I second Charski's recommendation that you seek medical help.

I, too, often have low BP, and ketosis is diuretic, and it's possible you need to drink even more than you are. Personally, I drink...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 07-15-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,827
Posted By Leo41
Susan- When a person takes Rx (as I do for...

Susan-
When a person takes Rx (as I do for my thyroid and Ronnie does for other issues), the doctor must make sure that the Rx is working properly and that the person remains healthy. That's a...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 07-08-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,827
Posted By Leo41
Stevie Renee- You might want to check...

Stevie Renee-

You might want to check out Dave's website Cholesterol Code because he has various 'hacks,' along with results--his own and others. What he's showing is how variable and fluid...
Forum: Thyroid 07-08-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By Leo41
I know you are in the UK, and doctors may treat...

I know you are in the UK, and doctors may treat differently--and it's also difficult to find a good thyroid doctor here in the US (I went undiagnosed for over 5 years), but with your TSH, you are in...
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