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Re: [IP] Dukan diet

I had to fast for 6 hours this past Thursday for an MRI.  That was six
hours of not eating.  I usually don't think much about food and can easily
go six hours without much of anything; maybe a few nuts and some water.
But, because I couldn't eat, all I did was think about food and how hungry
I was.  That is why dieting is so bad for you.  It means deprivation and
we, as humans, don't like to be deprived.  So, keep the word diet out of
your vocabulary and just change the way you eat.  It's a mind game.  Don't
look at eating healthy as torture. Look at it as doing something wonderful
for yourself.  And, if you don't know how to eat healthy, find someone who
does.  Maybe a coworker or a nutritionist.  And don't never eat the junk
foods that you love.  Just don't keep them at home.  Make it a treat for
going out, like to the ice cream parlor once or twice a week.  And
EXERCISE  All you have to do is walk and do some weight bearing exercise.
I eat carbs and a couple of times a week I eat ice cream.  Life is short
and you've got to do what brings you joy, as long as it's in moderation.
It also helps to learn some of the tricks we diabetics need to use to eat
some of these foods.   Susan

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 2:03 PM, d-d <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Valerie's pictures show her looking really good, too!
> For my Wheat Belly diet, I still have to watch total number of calories.
>  Protein will turn into things that the kidneys need to flush, and fats, if
> metabolized into carbon atoms, also require insulin to 'burn'.  If not
> metabolized, there are a couple of places where they go, one of which is
> stuck to arterial walls.
> So it's bread made with alternate flours and veggies, too, for me. A
> little protein, a little fruit and a lot of ice cream!
> Denise Br.
> On 3/25/2013 4:13 PM, Valerie Adams wrote:
>> You'd want to talk with your doctor before starting a plan like Atkins or
>> Dukan's (which I haven't heard of) since extra protein may be an issue if
>> you have kidney problems.
>> However, I've always believed that diabetes is a carbohydrate-intolerance
>> disease so I don't eat carbohydrates. I eat lots of veggies, of course,
>> which is where the few carbs I eat come from.
>> Insulin is a fat-storing hormone. The more carbs you eat, the more insulin
>> you require. If you're a triathelete or equally active, that might work
>> for you. I'm not, so when I added carbs back into my food plan several
>> years ago, I put on weight. Plenty of weight. More weight than I was
>> comfortable with.
> .
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