Low carb, 20 grams or less per day, not working so well.

I have decided to increase my carbs to 50 per day, still low carb, but not as drastic. I am not losing weight and the thought of eating like this the rest of my life is driving me nuts. I need more variety and I am picky as hell. It will most likely mean more insulin at first and I use insulin to correct what I am going to eat to keep my numbers lower.

Most days I probably won’t hit the 50 carb count anyway, but this gives me more choices. I am eating a lot more protein than the group I am in so will follow an atkins group which allows more protein. Atkins starts at 20 and goes up ater 2 weeks so already hit induction. I just reordered the original Atkins book and will attempt to reread. I know they have foods they don’t eat either. Most of them I am fine at, but 20 or less with my practically non-existent appetite has been hell and I am not losing weight.  Something has to give or I am on insulin forever.

Going for nerve test today. Using pain pills sparingly since I have so few and appointment with pain dr isn’t until October 17.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

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10 thoughts on “Low carb, 20 grams or less per day, not working so well.

    1. Tessa Post author

      I changed it to 50 a day but will use more insulin this way, but I need more variety, plus the weight I lost last time is increasing not decreasing and I was told that insulin causes weight gain. Why make myself miserable with less than 20 a day if it isn’t going to bring my weight down. All drs and nurses and the American Diabetes Association disagree with those of us with diabetes who know that less carbs is better.

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  1. jazzyjenness

    Hi Tessa,
    God bless you and keep the faith. Although I cannot completely understand what you are going through, I can totally relate to the going nuts for the rest of my life as I am supposed to be on 45 carbs a meal each day. I went off the wagon the other day and felt sick as a dog yesterday because of it. I did enjoy the extra fries, chocolate syrup, etc, but my body didn’t. Again, I cannot completely understand what you are going through completely and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless

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