Miraculum's Journal, 08 April 2019

Taking a break from weigh-ins and food logs over the last few days after Saturday's scale debacle, but eating LCHF ...

I'm in Chapel Hill, NC, *the* classic college town, all abloom in shades of bright pink, rich burgundy, glossy green, fabulous coed pheremones, and teeming testosterone.

My closest friend flew in from Buffalo for a work meeting. Yesterday, I drove 2-1/2 hours to spend Sunday afternoon and evening with her. Great visit, like when we were both 20-somethings and single!

Driving home in a little while, in time for my 2:00 nephrology follow-up and then to drop my car off for repairs. Water, but NO snacks, in the car!
224.0 lb Lost so far: 61.0 lb.    Still to go: 56.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 April 2019:
2880 kcal Fat: 188.00g | Prot: 92.00g | Carb: 201.00g.   Breakfast: Insulin IQ Best Fats chocolate high-fat nutritional shake. Lunch: Wendy's Baconator Double (No Bun). Snacks/Other: Peanut butter cookie, Fritos Original Corn Chips. more...
3558 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 6 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 3 hours, Sleeping - 5 hours and 30 minutes, Reading - 3 hours, Driving - 6 hours and 30 minutes. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   steady weight

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The reason of why I would say “no snacks” is counterproductive is cause if you get hungry you can possibly binge ones you’re eating. 
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
Being proactive and keeping your body satisfied avoids the hunger feeling and the possibility of overeating 
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
Rosio19, in my dictionary, "snacks" = "between-meal insulin-and-blood-sugar-spiking junk food."  
08 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum
Oh for me a snack can be an apple  
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
Coffee for "breakfast." I brought my "usual" for a late lunch: avocado and Nuttzo. NO *candy* in the car! 
08 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum
Chapel Hill is lovely 
08 Apr 19 by member: HCB
Glad you had a good visit. I think a break is sometimes good 
08 Apr 19 by member: liv001
Rosio19, part of an apple can be a "meal salad" add-in. When I'm eating LCHF/keto (instead of collapsing into a sugar binge), I don't eat between meals at all. For a long-time insulin-resistant T2 diabetic, eating two meals a day keeps my native serum insulin *and* glucose stable and low. Meals are LCHF to minimize both and to limit my need for higher doses of injected long- and short-acting insulins. It's just a better WOE for me. 
08 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum
I thought no candy was a given on Keto. never assumed candy was a snack for you  
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
Set yourself up for success, don’t buy candy  
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
I never have a craving for, or "cheat with," fruit! No danger of my snacking on them! LOL! But higher-carb fruits will spike a T2 diabetic's insulin and blood sugar - not as much, but still a spike. 
08 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum
It's a habit to break indeed - a road trip without snacks. I have been keeping a beef stick and some nuts in my bag in case I do feel a low blood sugar episode - helps me avoid trying to 'push through it' which isn't safe for driving but not having to pull over to a gas station or fast food and be vulnerable to tripping up.  
08 Apr 19 by member: FullaBella
You can tell by my posts that I really get tired of weigh-ins and food logging. I had a rough week last week and now I am over the self pity and ready to get back in the groove. 
08 Apr 19 by member: diehard3
I can easily eat 2 lbs of fruit in one sitting  
08 Apr 19 by member: rosio19
Strawberries: I used to eat 8 quarts - 32 cups, all by myself, with or without sugar, within three days. "Hey. Fruit! Good for me! Berries? Right?!" A cup: 50 cal. (1600!) 13g carb (416g - without sugar!) WHO KNEW?  
08 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum
I am giving is a couple of days before I get back on the scale myself. When I see a bigger number, I get sooo discouraged. 
08 Apr 19 by member: shiny50
I am giving it not is 
08 Apr 19 by member: shiny50
At least don't forget to monitor your blood sugar levels. Use the Diabetes: M app. That's more important than the numbers on a scale. I use to prick even 8 times a day! Now it's lessened to 3 😁 
08 Apr 19 by member: keyten77
When I get a number below 100 mg/dL...I allow myself ONE serving of "sweets"...BUT if 100+ mg/dL...I don't even want any in my sight... so hubby eats it for me 😁 
08 Apr 19 by member: keyten77
When you have mastered the art of glucose management like that, it's a guarantee the numbers on the scale will go down too. 
08 Apr 19 by member: keyten77

     
 

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