Thanks Carol, sharentrials,
I will have to pick up that book on sugar, I have a special diabetic problem that is a glycogen storage problem, my liver converts carbs into fat and sugar and stores it in my liver much more than it should instead of burning it as fuel. The part of my liver that is responsible for burning fat does not work well, perhaps where most of the damage is. I've been looking for an easy to read detailed descript
ion of how this works. Even though I was trained long ago as a medical assistant, I always had trouble with this part because it is very complicated.
Yes Carol, per my hepatologist, GI, and primary care, I'm an Atkins dieter and had no problems for a long time and it has been the only diet in which me, in particular, can lose weight. I need to go back into induction-- I lost 60 lbs on Atkins and had kept it off- going on maintenance for about
three years, my liver functions had returned to normal and I felt a lot better about
myself and didn't crave any sweets. But then I broke down a while ago and just can't get back on it. Thanks for the desert tips and advice. It just helps so much to get ideas from people that sound good and are healthy.
I made a big greek salad yesterday, should be pretty safe and have started soups for lunch due to nausea and that has worked well. I need to get some cucumbers, I used to make them with viniger and a little splenda and they were really good. In the last few days, I've goofed up once or twice, but even so managed to drop a few pounds. I just need the gumption to say goodbye to key lime pie and all that crap that is just no good. Maybe someday I can find a simple recipe for a sugar free keylime pie that I could make with cream cheese and cool whip and splenda and a nut type crust or topping. The heat is so bad here those kind of summer citrus stuff sounds so good.
I know you know on Atkins you are never really hungry if you don't want to be. In fact, you may spend more time eating, less, but much more frequently. Its hard with fatigue and all to precook the meat and stuff, but I will have to try to enlist family to help me. Can you freeze cooked chicken breasts and other cooked meat? Does it sap the nutrition? I'm a freak about
pressure cooking and only pressure cook fresh vegetables in a stainless steel pressure cooker I bought when my ex and I were into making Indian food. I only use stainless and cast iron and canola and olive oils.
I think part of the problem is that I turned to sugarfree deserts and snacks that had more carbs than I thought, and with the heat (and my sun sensitivity) its not safe to walk, even at night we are over the 90s. If you have a favorite easy to make sugar free low carb recipe, I'd love to have it. I had a piece of splenda peach pie made just the way you describe, I think with some small type of sugar free crumb/nut crust. I have the cookbooks too, but the recipes I've tried have been pretty bad and I find people often have better recipes.
Maybe I will experiment with the key lime sugarfree dessert or tart or something. It might give me something to do. I can have as much fat as I want, since for me, eating fat triggers my body to burn it. Lowfat is a big no-no, I get bad and gain a lot.
Thanks so much for the encouragement and support. I think you're right, Carol, the reason the gain and liver levels are so quick and dramatic is that my body isn't used to eating sweets so I shock it really bad, even with a small amount, because the rest of the day I eat as I should.
Thanks so much. I will have to give up my one pack of weight control oatmeal for breakfast, probably, because it will be all my carbs, though it really lasts me more than halfway through the day and the fiber is good, but I can go back to it once i get through induction. Well, I guess today is day one of induction, again.
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