Weight Loss, Controlled Diabetes Because Of Low-Carb

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ December 11, 2006

I recently received an e-mail from a 5’2″ tall diabetic woman who has finally reached her goal weight of 118 pounds this month after restarting her low-carb lifestyle way back in November 1999–OVER SEVEN YEARS AGO! This was a long but steady race for her and now she stands proud to be livin’ la vida low-carb to this very day for the sake of her weight and health.

Starting off weighing in at 162 pounds and failing to control her diabetes using the “doctor’s diet” of a low-fat, high-carb diet, my reader decided to go back to a way of eating that had worked for her nearly three decades before–the Atkins diet. She remembered how the popular low-carb plan from the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins had worked so well for her in the past although she never thought of it as a permanent lifestyle change as we do nowadays.

So why not now? The lessons she had learned about carbohydrates from Dr. Atkins previously would certainly serve her well again, especially now that she has diabetes to contend with.

“I figured out that if I didn’t eat carbs I wouldn’t have high blood sugar. But I did have to endure a year of harassment from the doctor even as I lost weight and felt great.”

Yeah, those doctors can be ruthless if not purposely then at the very least through blissful ignorance. But by following her chosen low-carb program exactly as prescribed with the occasional visits to the Chinese restaurant and a nibble or two of low-carb chocolates and Atkins ice cream, the result she experienced was nothing short of miraculous–45 pounds GONE FOREVER representing a 28 percent loss of her starting weight which she describes as “a good place for me to be!” WOO HOO! That’s super!

Click here to read the rest of her inspiring and encouraging story of low-carb success!


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