Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

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    • Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

      I'd like to know more how low carb will help my diabetes. I've done a little research but not enough yet.

      I am a little confused about a higher fat diet as I thought higher fat would increase my BGL. And some mornings, my first BGL test has been higher than I would have expected. Still very early days for me trying low carb and seeing what my BGL reading is

      I don't know how fat is meant to be bad for diabetes, I was told but I've forgotten. I'm wondering if it's along the line of - too much fat is bad for you - ?
    • Re: Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

      I have diabetes also and my idea is to have fats in my diet but not really added fats

      for example I will have an almond with my morning coffee and that gives me more than 50% fat for that snack

      for breakfast I have a couple of eggs and that gives me more than 50% fat.

      I dont really add fat indiscriminately, I just enjoy a small amount of foods that are healthy but high in fat.

      if you do not have fats then you will be constipated on a low carb diet.

      good luck
    • Re: Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

      You need fat to keep calories up, also adding fat to foods will slow digestion and lesson the spike. Protein itself can be converted to carbohydrates so it really needs fat with it. Fibre from high fibre low carb veggies will help also.
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    • Re: Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

      Thank you initforlove5 and sherrie - I didnt know about the constipation, nor that protein can be used as an energy source but only with the aid of fat.

      I've only read/reading Gary Taubes' book "why we get fat". And in this he says animal fat/saturated fat is important as is all good fats

      So I do add fat to food, so far in the form of salad dressing and oil in cooking. I have been having 1 egg and 3 rashes of bacon for breakfast, for instances. I cut a lot of the fat off the bacon, but leave a little on.

      As I've said, I am not aiming to lose weight at this point. I first need to be able to manage my binge eating first. I'm not interested in worrying about calories. However, I am trying to stop eating when I feel full (eating slowly is very important so I can recognise in time when I've eaten enough).

      So you can see I potentially have a fair amount of fat. Certainly compared to a Weightloss dieter.
    • Re: Isn't there an issue with "too much fat"

      No what I mean is protein on it's own is more likely to cause a spike, adding fat slows down gastric emptying and thus lessens any potential spike, not only that fat helps in absorbing important vitamins and minerals it also helps to stimulate your gall bladder to empty so as to hopefully avoid gallstones developing.
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    • I have 2 issues with fat
      #1 One year ago I had 2 teams of cardiologists lecture me on the dangers of high fat and including processed meat and too much cheese prior to getting a Pacemaker ( was going private until I found out my insurance did not cover it, hence 2 teams)
      #2 I lost my gall bladder to gangerene 20 odd years ago, so I can't handle fat overloads anyway.

      Any other ifs or maybes regarding hi fats pales into insignificance after I laid down on the table and had my pacemaker inserted with a local anasthetic and a soperific drug. They screwed the electrical leads into my heart, they also had to Zap me with paddles. The sensation of being cut open under the local while awake will stay with me forever. Then I recovered in a public ward with 2 other men and they both had stories to tell.

      To put it bluntly, any benefits HF may appear to have, has lost its appeal for me, after the above.

      Others can work it out for themselves, however they choose.

      BTW
      Simply being over 70 and T2 makes me high risk for a heart attack so I do not want to add a hi fat diet to my risk factors.
    • Then don't have a high fat diet, I'm sorry that you went through that and if you can't tolerate high fat and/or it's not worth the risk don't have it we're all different. No one expects you to have a high fat diet.

      It's hard to know the right or wrong because even specialists don't agree. You have some that say it's bad and some that don't, I think they're all still trying to figure it all out. All you can do is the best you can with the information that you have available to you and what you feel most comfortable with.
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    • Thanks Sherrie,

      I hope this is the right place.

      Congratz on the new forum

      I am involved with running (in a small but practical way) an important forum that is owned by Beyond Blue (men's Mental Health and suicide prevention) but the idea is the agenda is hidden. Like you did with this, the forum was refurbished and we nearly lost it, and I and a few others posted a lot of threads to save it, it is going well again but with a lot more readers than posters.

      We found controversy is healthy for forums so your alternate view is on target.
    • Forums have a lot more trouble these days because most people use mobile devices and find it easier to chit and chatter on social media like facebook and use forums more to read information.
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    • I have no idea, I just try to keep up to date with forum software as I can. It's a shame because facebook is a terrible source for finding, accessing and storing information.
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    • We found a photo thread got a bit more response. I started one combining exercise and photography and it has done well but it stalled when I stopped contributing (I went away on hols) so I will kick it along again in the new year. I called it Photowalking, and the idea is to keep it flexible so it gets as many posts as possible to keep everyone interested. I did my walking with a bike another bloke runs others posted holiday pics, but it can be used as proof) for yourself) that you actually did some walking or other activity.

      You could call it motivational for exercise - but in the new year I will start to push creative photography to keep the interest rolling. Maybe macro or people (characters) we meet along the way. Photoshoppimg can be encouraged too.

      I did a lot of posting that seemed superfluous but the stats proved that activity leads to activity both views and posts. There is othing wrong with being a "lurker's delight".