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Visit with my Doc

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

So yesterday I had my yearly exam with my Gyno. Everything was fine, just a check up. I talked with her about the Eat like a Bear (see previous blog) program and she was excited for me. She was very encouraging and said I can't wait to see you next year and see all the progress you have made!

Hubby, on the other hand, went to see our medical doc on Monday and he was not as encouraging about ELAB IF program. He recently had gastric bypass and I guess is now encouraging others to inquire about surgery. He stressed the importance of eating 5 or 6 small meals a day and that IF and only eating once a day was not good for our metabolism.

Hubby is down 14 lbs and I am down 26 lbs. I would say we are doing something right for only being on this WOE for 6 weeks tomorrow.

My appt with our medical doc is at the end of August and instead of telling him I am doing ELAB, I am going to explain we have cut out all sugar and are only eating under 20 carbs a day. I will assess his reaction and then if he is happy, I am not sure I will tell him I am only eating in a 1 hour window each day.

Not every diet, way of eating, etc works for everyone. That is why there are so many options available. Am I wrong for thinking this?

I really thought our doc would be open to this plan since it was in fact developed by a doc but no, not so much.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for reading and be well.


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    It's hard when someone rains on your parade. Don't let it dampen your enthusiasm. Wait till they see the results and realize your labs are good after you've been doing this for awhile. People say it's not healthy to lose weight too fast but someone (my oncologist?) said it's just as unhealthy every day I carry around this much weight. IF and OMAD works for me at this point in my life. I added cutting out extra sugar to my plan a year ago, too. It's important to stay hydrated.
    Good recommendation below to check out the work of Dr Jung. There are videos online by Dr Jung and Dr Berg. Dr Mindy has a lot to say about fasting and what is happening in your body each hour you are fasting. I like the simplicity of Dr Michael Mosley's videos for BBC. He's the one that got me started on this path.
    It can be encouraging watching videos by people who are doing the same plan you are doing, too.
    82 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2020 4:55:23 PM
    I think you are doing a great job and have found something that works for your body. But I've been a fan of intermittent fasting for a while now. A lot of doctors don't really understand nutrition or obesity. But more of them are becoming educated on this, and there are quite a few doctors now who are on a mission to spread the truth about carbs, fat, fasting, and insulin levels. I would reference published work by these doctors (like Dr. Fung) when speaking to another medical doctor. Also, check out the LowCarb MD podcast. They site new research studies and have lots of guests who are medical doctors that are on board with fasting, keto, working with your body, eating low carb, etc...
    174 days ago
    177 days ago
    I agree there are so many different ways people find to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. My motto is what works for you and you can live with long term is a winner,
    177 days ago
    I'm with you :) I started a keto diet and found I needed to tweak it for me, when I had a plateau I asked my GP for help, she sent me to a dietician who gave me a menu. I put on weight and she told me to go back to what worked for me. I was 122 kgs and am now at goal (GP approved)of 72 kgs most days I am down to 69.3 --- 70.9 kg ... happy dance.

    Protein of chicken and eggs and protein powder, coconut oil,butter, green salad, veges lots of water, Zumba and movement, low carbs, two small meals a day :) happy, took awhile but this is right for me.

    177 days ago
    i couldnt do it but what works for you is important
    177 days ago
    Cutting out sugar is terrific! After doing the keto diet for 2 1⁄2 years I finally decided this week i saw no reason to restrict carbs to the point of not even enjoying A juicy peach or a banana or all the wonderful fruits available to us. If course, 1 banana is approximately 21 carbs and so is 1 medium apple. I don't really care because for 1 thing I wondered what my source of collagen would be without fruits and where I was going to get vitamin C.So I am enjoying a moderate person everyday. Out of curiosity I weigh every morning and my weight has not gone up! ...😊....I talked to my doctor about this at my yearly visit last week and she said she was not in favor of extreme carb restriction. She said the ones to avoid were white breads, rice, pasta, chips, And crackers. That was fine with me because I already cut those out when I started keto. I am going to stay away from extremes from now on and continue with my exercise, eating healthy, And drinking plenty of water everyday.P.S. I am a retired nurse.
    177 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2020 6:34:15 PM
    I'm a nurse and do daily I.F. but not for an hour a day. I wouldn't do it and it doesn't sound like a good option for your hubby. Their metabolism and body composition is different. Cutting out sugar is great though.
    177 days ago
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