*****Warning: This is opinion. Please proceed with caution. I am not a doctor.*****
The paternal side of my family is riddled with what is now called Type 2 Diabetes. Although my father died of dementia, it was brought about by years of taking strong pain killers of the narcotic variety. His pain was in the form of excruciating, unremitting burning feet. At the time he had this pain, the medical community had not yet named it. Now, so many people suffer from the condition that it has been named: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. He didn’t take insulin, but was told to eat as diabetics eat. He would not.
When I was in my early 20s, I took a glucose tolerance test and was warned that I needed to be careful not to become diabetic myself. However, I continued to pile on the pounds. In 1972 after giving birth, I had the extra incentive of a performing contract to lose my extra poundage. That was the year Dr. Robert Atkins’ book was published and the Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet was born.
I lost the baby fat, and I’ve been using Low Carb dieting ever since to avoid Type 2 Diabetes. However, I’m very sensitive to the fact that I need to be ever watchful. I have lost and regained the same pounds over and over again, have tried every diet on the planet. For the past seven years I’ve been eating a low carb high fat diet, but not losing weight.
Since I started my Move It! program a year and a half ago, I’ve walked over 1500 miles. I know this is good for my bones, overall strength and stamina, but it does NOT translate into lost pounds
January of 2015 I found a forum of like-minded individuals who also eat Low Carb, and found a thread on the forum which led me to start Intermittent Fasting (IF). This finally led to weight loss.
I’m not saying this is for you or for anybody else. I’m only saying that it works for me. ~ I will try anything to keep my health and mobility.