Low carb, high fat diet

By Solomino Latest Reply 2018-01-28 02:57:36 -0600
Started 2018-01-25 05:04:12 -0600

Good morning. I am new here and looking for sound advice. My husband has type two diebetes and we can't seem to get his blood sugar down and we don't want more medication…We want to be medication free. I am following the Ketos diet because I need to lose weight but hubby is very thin and suffers from Muscular dystrophy and can't afford to loses weight. He does not eat sweets so I am figuring it must be the carbs. Is the Ketos diet safe for him? Would anyone know?

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haoleboy 2018-01-25 13:37:16 -0600 Report

are we talking low carb "diet" or an actual ketogenic "diet"? they're not necessarily the same thing.
I have been successfully controlling my type 2 with a low carb way of eating for 10+ years but have never been in "ketosis" (your body burning fats instead of glucose for energy) … way too restrictive, and not sustainable for me. I just don't operate as well on <20 carbs a day as I do on 50-75.
If your concern is that he would lose weight by restricting carb intake, that is not a given. I have lost, maintained, and even gained weight while restricting carbs. Adjusting the amount of fats and proteins I eat does the trick.
This is absolutely something you would want to discuss with his doctor first.
the best "diet" is the one you can live with for the rest of your life./
BTW … the body makes no distinction between "sweets" and "carbs". it treats them all the same … it converts them to glucose.
❤ eat as if your life depends on it