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  3. ran23

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    slim fast KETO 190 cal, 15g Carb, 9g Fiber, 3g Sugar, 7g Protein. coconut MCTs, Whey protein. I usually snack thru lunch, two main meals, fast 8PM -->8 AM. I don't always watch calories, my dark chocolates are 150 cal--1/4 bar. walk 3 x 25 min. and yes, I am older, coming up on 65. harder to lose weight. I just want to drop 4-5 pds.
  4. Carol_42

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Never heard of them. Are they really low in carbs? Most health bars are garbage for people trying to maintain healthy macros intake. I'll have to check them out on the web. Found them. Wow! I'm surprised. Thanks. 3g Net Carbs 7g Protein 14g Fat 190 Calories
  5. Carol_42

    Want to bring my LDL down naturally

    Great response.
  6. ran23

    Daily Chat

    Does anyone find themselves off line when trying to open this forum?? and the p/w reset does not hold your p/w?? I want a hambuger
  7. Carol_42

    Want to bring my LDL down naturally

    Clint you made my day ROTFWL. My cholesterol goes up and down but it's never that bad, even though it says High. I'll never take Statin drugs.
  8. samuraiguy

    Want to bring my LDL down naturally

    For me it was a combo of maintaining a healthy weight, eating less carbs, exercising more and eating fats according to the Mediterranean diet; nuts, tuna, olive oil, olives, etc...
  9. ran23

    Want to bring my LDL down naturally

    To get off $$ cholesterol med's, I did my best to stop those foods and starting using Beta-Glucan. this was years before it became popular. I believe I was doing 600mg daily, oil soluble, so I was taking it with flax seed oil. May have taken a couple months and I had a local Lab (part of HealthcheckUSA.com) that I tested every 2-3 weeks until I had a LDL of 97, my Doctor accepted that. Mine was a combo of Beta glucan, Mixed Phytosterols and Soy Isoflavones. $135 a month med's for almost 6 years, then I lost 55 lbs and tried these supplements. good luck.
  10. TX_Clint

    Want to bring my LDL down naturally

    IMHO your doctor can use those meds for suppositories. He certainly can not make you take any medication you do not want. There are many debates ongoing about cholesterol. IMHO your numbers are not that high. Mine were similar the last time I had tests. My doctor doesn’t even bother testing anymore.
  11. My doctor is forcing me to start medication for my cholesterol. I am really scared and don't want start medication and want to bring the numbers down naturally. Looking for suggestion on what food to eat and what to avoid. Below are my numbers. Are they really bad and cannot be controlled without medicines? That's what my doctor says: LDL - 146 (normal <100) HDL - 45 (normal > 40) Non HDL Cholesterol - 169 (normal <130) Triglycerides - 117 (normal <150) Chol/HDLC Ratio 4.8 (normal <5.0) Cholesterol Total - 214 (normal <200) Last 2 A1c's were 6 and 5.7. Thanks in advance!!!
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  13. janice21475

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Ran, if you are serious about losing weight you should eat only natural food, nothing processed. That will allow you to avoid the extra sodium and such they add. Just a suggestion, of course, it is your diet.
  14. janice21475

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Diana said, "I think as you get older you start waking up in the middle of the night " My wake-up time is 4 AM and then 7 AM sometimes I actually stay up at 7 AM. Lately it is to cold in the rest of the house to leave the bedroom, then I do go back to sleep. Such a hard life. . . (Grinning)
  15. Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    That is when I usually wake up, and it is not that I want to wake up then. I think as you get older you start waking up in the middle of the night That is also why I usually post my readings at 4 AM
  16. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Kit, when they checked that tire for leaks, how did they do it? The typical method is to remove the tire from the car, and place in a tub of water to see if there are any air bubbles coming from the tire. That is the best way to check the tire for leaks. I doubt that it's a vandal doing this. For someone to let the air out of your tire, they would have to stand there for a long time, holding something that would press on the tire's valve. If they were to just loosen the stem of the tire's valve, they could do that and just leave, and the tire would deflate itself, but that would also show up when the service center checked the tire for leaks. If they replaced the rims, as well as that tire, and they put in new valve stems when they replaced the rims, then the tire should be fine.
  17. Hammer

    Question about water weight gain...

    When I drink just water, I drink very little because I am not thirsty. I've tried on numerous occasions to force myself to drink more water, and every time I did that, it gave me diarrhea. While it's not the same as drinking water, I do drink 2-4 liters of Sprite Zero (formerly Diet Sprite) every day, and that is mostly just water with a touch of flavoring. I would think that drinking that much would satisfy my body's need to save fluids, which is causing the water retention. I've taken the Horsetail Grass supplement for one day now with no results, but it's only been one day, so I'll have to see if it does anything after a week. If it doesn't, I'll call the cardiologist and ask for the Lasix. (Geez, that would mean that I'd be taking 9 different prescription medications.)
  18. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 78 (4.33) today.
  19. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Monday, January 22: 5:40 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 125 Breakfast: avocado, Amylu Andouille chicken sausage, curly mustard, coffee 8:16 AM: 119 12:02 PM (before lunch): 110 Lunch: salad (leftover grilled chicken thighs, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, ranch dressing), 1/4 cup roasted, salted macadamias 4:07 PM (before snack): 100 Snack: 1 oz. Gentleman Jack 6:07 PM (before dinner): 91 Dinner: Philly cheesesteak innard (leftover tritip, grilled onions, shredded cheese); Breyer's Carbsmart almond bar, coffee with heavy cream, 1/4 cup mixed nuts 8:10 PM: 112 Then snack: low-carb chocolate/peanut butter ice cream Average for the day: 110 Macronutrients: 63 grams carbs (24 grams fiber), 149 grams fat, 108 grams protein Calories: 2,181
  20. ran23

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Starting a third box of the Keto Bars. Meal replacement for lunch. along with red wine, and today I thru in a HB egg. I am still at 158.4, I do not see that changing. Four more days of testing.
  21. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I need to sleep, was awake at 3:00 walking around.
  22. ran23

    more music

    cribblingdepression and Chill Out.
  23. adiantum

    Daily Chat

    I've been craving a hamburger perhaps because its usually associated with Summer . Its not the sort of food for a diabetic pescetarian . I bought plant based hamburger patties & sliced the bun into 3 , discarding the centre slice to keep the carb count down. The bun tasted amazing.. the patty tasted awful. Fake food just doesnt do it for me.
  24. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A big fat 8 for me. The heat is getting to me. I had 3 naps yesterday and slept 8 hours last night.
  25. ran23

    Daily Chat

    Oh, yes, creepy. ( back on line again.)
  26. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    126 this morning. system is still not holding my p/w.
  27. Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I did consider it was a vandal. But I have learned this month that its actually not that easy to let the air out of ones tires and then seal it back up just fine. Also the fact that a vandal would have been very unlikely to guess where that specific tire had been moved after they were rotated. Also, while they couldn't find a leak on the 1st and 4th times I took it in, the second and third, they indeed did see a leak. The weird thing is its not a steady slow leak. It will be perfect fine for over 300 miles of driving, not loosing any pressure at all or maybe loosing very very small amounts. And then it will go from full pressure to flat over the course of about 12 hours of sitting in a driveway. The current thought is that whatever it is that is happening is dependent on the weight of the car on the tire as well as position of the tire. Its a bizarre one. Replacing the tire will let us know if this is the case. However, if I have another flat tire come next weekend\Monday morning, I will be setting up cameras.
  28. janice21475

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Mike, Thanks for the photos, loved the moon. Dianna, Loved your photo, too. Kit, Have you considered that there is a vandal messing with your tires? Hope not and that the issue is finally resolved. However, it seems to me that the shop you are using is a little remiss. They should have been on the ball from the start and suggested the new rims but. . . . at least now you have a chance that it will be resolved.
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