Keeping my weight stable

N.E.D

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This is my first post and I'm hoping someone might have some advice which would help me keep my BMI at a healthy level.
I was diagnosed in July with a HbA1c of 49. This was picked up as a result of a routine blood test, I have since been told that it has been creeping up for several years.
Determinded to reverse T2, I cut back on carbohydrates and increased the amont of exercise I do.
A second blood test in October gave a reading of 43 and my GP told me to keep up the diet and exercise.
My question is how to stop continuing to loose weight.
I am 61 and am 4 foot 11. I weigh 41.7kg (6 stone 8)at the moment, I have lost almost 4kg since July.
 

Eddy Edson

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N.E.D

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Thank you Eddie, I have considered increasing the amount of fat in my diet but am a bit anxious about pushing up my cholesterol levels. I guess unsaturated fats would be less of an issue.
 

Eddy Edson

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Thank you Eddie, I have considered increasing the amount of fat in my diet but am a bit anxious about pushing up my cholesterol levels. I guess unsaturated fats would be less of an issue.

As I understand things, unsaturated fats tend to actually decrease cholesterol.
 

Radders

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My diet is moderate rather than low carb (I avoid most grains and potatoes although I do have a small portion of low GI cereal with breakfast and the odd slice of Burgen bread now and then) but I do eat most fruit, veg and pulses in moderate amounts. I estimate my daily carbs to be around 100g.
Maintaining weight is my biggest challenge, not because I lose it but because I gain it very easily. As a vegetarian I eat nuts and they have a lot of calories so I have to keep weighing myself and cut back if I see the weight creeping on.
My consultant is very happy with my cholesterol levels, possibly helped by the amount of exercise I do (cycle 4 miles and walk on average 12,000 steps a day).
I do eat full fat dairy in moderation.
 

Eddy Edson

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As a vegetarian I eat nuts and they have a lot of calories so I have to keep weighing myself and cut back if I see the weight creeping on.

So easy to graze on them all day ...
 

chaoticcar

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Hi N.E.D
I am a skinny type 2 similar to you I lowered carbs and upped fats , I eat lots of cheese and full fat yoghurt ,double cream ,avocados,butter on veg etc and my cholesterol levels dropped from over 7 to 5.7
Carol
 

Sharron1

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Hi,

While I am not overweight my concern was losing too much weight. I weigh myself once a month to see what is going on, and while keeping to a low carb and healthy fats, I was recently advised to eat more avocado and nuts (hooray) which I do. I weighed myself today and not overly worried that I have lost 5 pounds in the past five weeks, still at a healthy BMI and weight etc. It is more like a regular diet with the weight loss,but I do keep an eye on it and would rather not lose any more. I think that it also depends on the time of day when weighing (ie before or after a meal). Hey ho.
 

Radders

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Hi,

While I am not overweight my concern was losing too much weight. I weigh myself once a month to see what is going on, and while keeping to a low carb and healthy fats, I was recently advised to eat more avocado and nuts (hooray) which I do. I weighed myself today and not overly worried that I have lost 5 pounds in the past five weeks, still at a healthy BMI and weight etc. It is more like a regular diet with the weight loss,but I do keep an eye on it and would rather not lose any more. I think that it also depends on the time of day when weighing (ie before or after a meal). Hey ho.
I can easily gain 3 kg over the course of a day, all water. I always weigh myself before eating first thing in the morning!
 

Drummer

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I don't think that the fat and cholesterol warnings add up - since starting to eat LCHF two years ago my cholesterol has improved a lot - good or excellent ratios, low trigs - and I eat saturated fats which come along with the meats I eat. Before diagnosis I was being told to eat low fat and lots of carbs - so 'healthy' it increased my weight to 264lb and my cholesterol went to the bad year on year - my fault for doing it wrong, I was told.
 
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