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Old 11-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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saw doctor today

he says he doesn't like atkins diet but says I can go on it to lose weight.
had a blood test waiting for results now when he calls.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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did he say why he did not like this WOE I really feel that the medical field is just sooooo behind on what is the best WOE for diabetics.....
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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My doctor had all kinds of misinformation about Atkins when I told her that's what I was doing. I set her straight for the sake of the next patient, but I wasn't asking her permission in the first place. I do my own research (clearly more than her on diet), and make my own decisions. She's a good doctor and I trust her judgment on diagnostic issues, but she works for me, not the other way around.

BTW, we had the conversation close to a year ago, and ever since then, she's seen my progress, seen that my kidneys haven't exploded , and seen that my labs in general have remained very good to optimal. She's now firmly behind my decision.

I hope you get good results on your labs.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Fortunately you don't need your doctors permission.

I wish I had just listened to Atkins 40 years ago instead of listening to the nutritionists and doctors...and believing them. I honestly believe if I had not continued to try things like the typical calorie counting, low fat/high carb diets like WW, I would never have become insulin resistant and ballooned up to 330 pounds.

However, if you come back with an A1c higher than 5-5.2, you might want to get ahold of Dr. Bernstein's book as well.

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Old 12-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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Aomiel

My story is much like yours.

How much protein per day do you eat?

8 oz. ???
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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The awesome thing is that you had preliminary bloodwork done. Go back in 6 months or a year and have the same blood work done - and watch your doctor become a believer. lol
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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My story is much like yours.

How much protein per day do you eat?

8 oz. ???
I stick to Dr. Bernstein's (Diabetes Solution) of 1-1.5gm per kilo of ideal weight. So I eat around 60-63gm per day.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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I stick to Dr. Bernstein's (Diabetes Solution) of 1-1.5gm per kilo of ideal weight. So I eat around 60-63gm per
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I still have trouble figuring out proper amount of protein to eat. I should have paid more attention to kilos in school.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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1 kilo = 2.2 lbs
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