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ceebee
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   Posted 12/5/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I am doing the no carb diet to keep sugars down in normal range while on prednisone. I have lost 10 pounds in 9 days and 5 pounds the two weeks before. So far I have lost 52 pounds since being diagnosed. I don't mind, but will it stop before I lose too much? Is this okay or do I need to eat more? What about vitamins? Do I need to take some? Thanks for all the help Lanie:)

andrew1948
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   Posted 12/5/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
ceebee: It sounds like you may be losing a little too fast. That is just my opinion, but as far as vitamins, I think everyone should take a good all around vitamin for many reasons.

Have you consulted your doctor about your weight loss. And are you still overweight?
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jeni092878
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   Posted 12/5/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
You need to take a multivitamin so that it will give you the minerals and vitamins you are lacking.

LanieG
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   Posted 12/5/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Ceebee, that's incredible, 10lbs in 9 days?  How much overweight were you?  Or, how much more weight do you think you should lose to be of normal weight?  If I were you, I'd slow down and add more protein and vegetables to the diet and some good fats like olive oil with the vegetables and salads, walnuts and almonds, some peanuts.  I take a multiple vitamin/mineral for women, although since I eat such a variety of greens and colorful vegetables, I am probably not lacking in nutrients but to be safe, I do anyway.  Remember, too, that when you lose weight, your body handles metabolism more efficiently and your blood sugar is also easier to control.  Be sure to check your blood sugar to see they're not too low and as always inform your doctor of any changes.  It might be that you need some dosage adjustment.  Congratulations on the weight loss and try to level off as you adjust to the new weight for awhile.  You're doing great! 
 
Lanie
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fergusc
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   Posted 12/5/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Ceebee, you're a star!
10 lbs in 9 days is a lot, and I suspect might be mostly water as I understand it's hard to lose more than a couple of pounds of body fat in a week.
I'm a firm believer in the low carb thing, just like Lanie, not just as a weight loss strategy, but as a lifestyle. No more starchy carbs for me, thanks!
Provided you are eating to appetite, I would expect the weight loss to level-off as you get close to your optimum body weight.
Many people seem to go for the multivitamin thing, but I never have. I can see why it might be useful if your diet includes a lot of processed food which is typically lacking in vitamins and minerals. If you are eating meats, fish, nuts, green vegetables and dairy then you're probably getting all the vitamins and minerals you'll ever need and the multivitamins would be unneccesary.
Again, it all depends on what exactly you're eating.
A tick and a star at the end of term for you ceebee!

All the best,

fergusc

ceebee
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   Posted 12/5/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I gained lots of weight on prednisone and couldn't lose it, especially in the stomach. I have lost all of that and more. I'd like 20-25 pounds to evaporate but after that it can stop. I drink lots of water so I won't dehydrate again. I see the doctor tomorrow and will see what he says. I don't think he expected me to be able to keep the sugar levels down while on prednisone so have emergency insulin here but have not had to use it. Anything to save a shot I will do:) The highest the bs has been is 126 after eating since eliminating the carbs. I am so thankful this forum is here with all you caring people. You have helped me more than the doctors have. Thanks:)

LanieG
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   Posted 12/5/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I'm relieved you're going to the doctor tomorrow.  You seem to be in control of the blood sugar.  Good going!  yeah

Lanie
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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