Thanks for those thoughts. I got a similar response from my kids, “but you have already made such progress.” I did clarify with my doctor that my GI problems of old (acid reflux, etc.) were almost resolved completely eating keto, and that the only problems I have with it is transitioning between fasting and eating, and sometimes between eating fasting, and even that seemed better after multiple fasts in August. So she decided to hold off on having me do the fodmap protocal (elimination diet, thinking I might have SIBO but in all my research I really don’t think I have that).
I have been so frustrated with the numbers going up after starting to eat again, I just want answers. Now, it has been slower to climb back up this time, but I have been eating at least one, usually two keto meals plus coffee for the past 9 days now I think, and just this morning I had a very high 295. Until this it was sticking around 250 or less. Approaching the 300s again seems like an utter failure and going backwards. Granted, last night I had kind of an emotional-eating episode regarding dairy (I ate a lot of it, kind of in defiance of this blanket condemnation of dairy that seems to be prevalent at this doctor’s office… it was the nurse that mentioned it yesterday.) They may be right. It could well be dairy messing me up. I am going to have to do an N=1 on that, but it’s like my worst nightmare to not be able to enjoy dairy on eating days!
I still think it is some hormonal issue either related to my hysterectomy or amylin. But before I can get to those topics, we have to know once and for all if I am Type 2 or actually Type 1.5 or LADA. Tomorrow I do the glucose/insulin 2-hour challenge test. After that I plan to eat some keto soup, and then fast. For how long, not sure yet. I am not under any guidelines as far as diet and fasting quite yet, so I am going to go with what I know. A few weeks from now the curriculum of the doc’s program gets to detox, and that is where I will need add more veggies. I am going to do my best to keep the carbs low but nutrition high.
Was that a Ted Naiman video on exercise? Not sure I’ve seen that, at least not recently. I think that strength training is an important element in insulin sensitivity, one I don’t have going yet. Want to know more, and would join in on some of that in September as well.