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Re: [IPk] low carbs/no carbs



If you eat 5 portions of fruit & veg a day, you'd get a good way 
towards the 100g of carbs.  

> On 14 Jan 2014, at 22:01, Steve Boorman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> hmmm. I'm a Gary fan, but 100g of CHO to "feed the brain" sounds like
> serious rubbish. Even I, a big butty eater, sometimes don't get that, and
> it must be the same for non-diabetics. We all know when its right for our
> brain, and when we don't have enough blood sugar, we all know what that
> feels like. As long as there's enough sugar (from food or your body), your
> brain will be fine (or not, but that's another problem). But I'm off to
> slide down snow slopes, so don't mind.
> Steve
> 
> 
> On 14 January 2014 18:02, Barbara Roberts <email @ redacted>wrote:
> 
>> Just to throw a (small) spanner in the works. I was listening to a 
live Q&A
>> session with Gary Scheineer on TuDiabetes a few nights ago and he 
reckoned
>> that you need at least 100g CHO a day to convert to glucose to 
feed the
>> brain  - if you don't, then protein gets turned into glucose 
instead for
>> the purpose, instead of doing it's own job in the body.
>> 
>> Barbara
>> 
>> 
>>> On 14 January 2014 16:07, Diana Maynard 
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On 14/01/2014 15:52, Hayward, Clare (SUT) wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> The carb cutting out will also help me with my weight as I've 
never
>> been
>>> this
>>> 
>>>> heavy ever
>>> I think good control can often come initially with a bit of 
weight gain.
>>> But it's much easier to lose weight once you've got good control, 
I
>> think.
>>> It's hard to work on multiple things simultaneously. But yes, 
reducing
>>> carbs and ramping up the exercise (if you can) will definitely 
help with
>>> the weight.
>>> Di
>>> 
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