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Forum: JUDDD 02-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Leo41
For me, it varies with the situation. When...

For me, it varies with the situation.

When my younger sister died suddenly several years ago, one aspect of my grief was a total loss of appetite. Even though there was tempting food...
Forum: Thyroid 02-18-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure why you are asking. Do you suspect...

I'm not sure why you are asking. Do you suspect a thyroid issue, or are you diagnosed and taking Rx? That would make a difference.

If you suspect a thyroid problem, your doctor will go by your...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 01-29-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Leo41
I had a VAP test several years ago. As far as I...

I had a VAP test several years ago. As far as I know, it simply measures the size of LDL particles--big is better than small.

I have high HDL (85-95) and low trigs (<30), and my particle size...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-26-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Leo41
Trish- If he considers the basic Quest...

Trish-

If he considers the basic Quest bar too sweet, he'd be overwhelmed by the Hero bars. I have to avoid them because they are SUPER sweet and my world-class sweet tooth adores them.;)
Forum: JUDDD 01-26-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,320
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I would not consider a gain to be...

Carly-

I would not consider a gain to be 'successful.' My idea of a 'diet break' is that it's maintaining one's desired weight--i.e., no effort to lose.

If I found myself gaining (even just...
Forum: JUDDD 01-25-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,132
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I've read your posts for quite a...

Carly-

I've read your posts for quite a while, and I suspect that your 'fatigue' comes from the fact that you are basically starving yourself to maintain. That's not sustainable. The body...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-22-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Leo41
I am 76 and have had osteoarthritis since my...

I am 76 and have had osteoarthritis since my mid-30s, and it's now quite severe. However, I manage without pain meds with exercise (to strengthen muscles that are needed to compensate for weak...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Leo41
I love fizzy drinks--but I don't do sweeteners at...

I love fizzy drinks--but I don't do sweeteners at all--even the artificial ones.

So I drink either LaCroix or Dasani---both are flavored enough to provide satisfaction (for me) but have no...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I usually take 400 mg, which is...

Ronnie-
I usually take 400 mg, which is what's recommended on the brand I have as a basic dosage.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Leo41
I would offer a caution--for anyone who is like...

I would offer a caution--for anyone who is like me. I've suffered from chronic constipation all my life, and I told my GI that fiber seems to make it worse rather than help. He said that's true of...
Forum: Thyroid 01-13-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie: I think you need a better thyroid...

Ronnie:
I think you need a better thyroid doctor. First of all, if you are taking thyroid Rx (which you are), doctors aim for a TSH of 1.0 as an indication of optimal dosage. If your TSH is...
Forum: Thyroid 01-12-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- How often do you have labs? And do...

Ronnie-
How often do you have labs? And do you keep copies?

I ask because the thyroid doesn't regenerate, and I've never had a doctor who waited to see a 'pattern' before adjusting...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-12-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole...

I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole beans and drip my coffee), but the flavored coffees I buy have no calories or carbs--somehow the flavor is produced in the beans without any sugar....
Forum: Thyroid 01-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Leo41
Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you...

Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you declined to increase?

If so, that's a mistake. Your thyroid issues may not at all improve with weight loss; it's a completely different thing from...
Forum: JUDDD 01-07-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Leo41
Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't...

Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't give up.

Last summer, I had foot surgery that meant no weight on the foot for 4-6 weeks--so very little movement. I used a wheelchair most of the...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Leo41
Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with...

Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with issues of maintenance. She has a lot of clinical experience in helping people navigate its treacherous waters.
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Leo41
Portia- I don't follow the studies, but it's...

Portia-
I don't follow the studies, but it's fairly accepted scientifically and medically that obesity is the only negative situation that the human body is programmed to not consider...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I'm hypothyroid and see my endo...

Carly-
I'm hypothyroid and see my endo regularly. He was (and is) my biggest cheerleader in weight loss, and he tells me that the body never gives up in
terms of trying to regain it's lost body...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By Leo41
Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds...

Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds typically show up after one or two days of taking the med.

Have you tried Google-ing to see what are the typical negative reactions to this Rx?

...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Leo41
Leptin research has been going on for a long...

Leptin research has been going on for a long time, and I doubt there will be any 'treatment' for the average person for some time.

I've been maintaining now for over 8 years, and it's not easy...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I once got a rash on my neck as an...

Ronnie-
I once got a rash on my neck as an allergic reaction to Cipro. I stopped taking it immediately, and my memory is that the rash had faded by the next day.

But I had only taken the...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-28-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Leo41
No studies, but there might be something to the...

No studies, but there might be something to the metabolic issue.

I'm hypothyroid, and my endo says I also have a 'genetically slow metabolism.'

When I first began losing weight (seriously), I...
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By Leo41
Carol- There can be a thyroid problem when...

Carol-
There can be a thyroid problem when you test 'normal' because thyroid lab values are NOT read like other reports--and most primary doctors don't know (or ignore) that--many endos, too.

...
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By Leo41
Carol- A couple of things about your post. ...

Carol-
A couple of things about your post.

Yes, it's often difficult to find a 'good' thyroid doctor. Endos' practices are often dominated by diabetics, and some of them don't keep up with...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Leo41
I had the VAP test several years ago, and my LDL...

I had the VAP test several years ago, and my LDL was 100% Pattern A, the 'large, fluffy' kind. I have high HDL (80s-90s) and low trigs (<50), and my endo (who ordered the VAP test) said that when...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Leo41
Those are very low calories for a man your size,...

Those are very low calories for a man your size, and with a significant caloric deficit, you can enter ketosis with higher carbs--which seems to be what's happening for you.

Personally, I would...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Leo41
High fat is different from pure fat. Eating...

High fat is different from pure fat.

Eating butter is pure fat, but cheese has protein--as do meat and eggs.
Forum: Diabetes 11-21-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Leo41
I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a...

I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a lot. You might want to Google "Dawn Phenomenon" because that may be what's happening to you.


Keep in mind that your level throughout the day is...
Forum: Thyroid 11-20-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Leo41
No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking...

No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking about. It could be TSH, or it could be her T4. In either case, there's no way to know whether or not the doctor is overreacting, although, as Gina...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-19-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Leo41
Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are...

Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are in ketosis or even just eating very low carb. Standard instructions are to 'carb up' for 3 days prior to the test.

If you do not do this, you risk...
Forum: JUDDD 11-13-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,167
Posted By Leo41
Healing thoughts, Carly. I've read that...

Healing thoughts, Carly.

I've read that there's another flu strain circulating this year (not covered by the shot), and perhaps that's what she has.
Forum: Thyroid 11-07-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By Leo41
Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)? My TSH is that...

Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)?

My TSH is that low, but I'm not hyperthyroid because I take Cytomel, which tends
to lower the TSH significantly. My endo is not concerned about my low TSH, and I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-05-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Leo41
As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your...

As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your doctor about what you're eating?
You don't want to risk your health for weight loss if there are things you should or should not eat with your...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By Leo41
I also think it's important NOT to force yourself...

I also think it's important NOT to force yourself into any arbitrary eating pattern.
At least that's true for me.

I eat when hungry, and perhaps it's my female hormones, but there are days when I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By Leo41
I don't fast, except when I have to do...

I don't fast, except when I have to do colonoscopy prep:sad:

Throughout my weight loss and now maintaining for 8 years, I find that I do best eating 2-3 times a day.

If the purpose of fasting...
Forum: Thyroid 10-27-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Leo41
I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about...

I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about 15 years ago showed 3 nodules, but they were small, and I was told that they had to be at least
1 cm before a biopsy could be done.

One of them...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-21-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Leo41
Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public'...

Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public' scale, and you have no idea whether or not it's accurate.

I only weigh on my own scale, and I calibrate it regularly to insure that it's weighing...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-05-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Leo41
I would honestly suggest you find a better...

I would honestly suggest you find a better thyroid doctor because many endos and PCPs are just not good with thyroid.

I suggest this because it took me more than 5 years to get diagnosed, although...
Forum: JUDDD 10-05-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,401
Posted By Leo41
Adi- Are you getting enough salt? Low...

Adi-

Are you getting enough salt? Low carb flushes sodium from the body, and I use a LOT of salt because I eat very low carb all the time.

If you are new to low carb, you might consider...
Forum: JUDDD 10-04-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,401
Posted By Leo41
jeni- Has your daughter had her thyroid...

jeni-

Has your daughter had her thyroid checked? A racing heart could also be from hyperthyroidism, and that also correlates with low body weight.
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