Originally Posted by mysachi
I took a break from posting over the weekend. The weight loss is steady at about 1/2 pound a day.
On Friday night for dinner I made pulled chicken with tortillas for the whole family (really just chicken with salsa on Bernstein approved Smart Tortillas.) Leftovers on Saturday, and the once-a-week approved beef on Sunday. I couldn't prevent my husband from stopping off at a family-type restaurant on Sunday for lunch - he insisted he was starving and couldn't wait until we got home. Well he had a veggie wrap with chicken but refused to ask for it without cheese and aioli. Also he went out for breakfast with a friend on Saturday and just couldn't find anything suitable to eat so just went ahead with the full grand slam! Needless to say when he went in to Bernstein for his weigh-in this morning, he had gained weight since Friday! I thoroughly scolded him without rubbing it in that I had continued to lose.
Jan. 12, 2015 190lbs
I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 in 2004.
I was controlling the diabetes with diet and exercise. What I mean by diet is the one I was advised to adopt
by the diabetes dietician, i.e. to avoid high GI carbohydrates - which I now know to be insufficient to
normalise blood sugar levels.
Unfortunately, I didn't know about the Dr. Bernstein diet until July 2013. I bought his book immediately &
started the diet in August 2013.
I have never been over-weight, but I do have sleep apnea & my vitamin D level was low; both of which I've
heard can cause diabetes.
Before starting the Bernstein diet, my weight was about 58 kg (= 128 lB) (we use metric in Australia).
After a couple of months on Bernstein's diet, my weight went down to about 52 kg (115 lb).
So I increased my energy intake (more fats) & I'm now 62 kg which is about the middle of the normal range for
Since starting the Bernstein diet, my HbA1c levels have reduced progressively from 6.3 to 5.8.
My GP (doctor) is aghast with the Bernstein diet (she said that "he may be a quack"), so I have been looking
for a GP who will help me with it.
Late last year, ABC television - in one of it's excellent "Catalyst" programmes - screened interviews with
people who recommend the Low-Carb Hi-Fat diet (LCHF).
It was apparently inspired by a series of talks by various experts given in Melbourne in August last year.
Here is the link to those talks:-
One of the experts who spoke is a GP named Dr. Zeeshan Arain who does treat people who are doing the LCHF
So I made an appointment with him & he told me that my control of diabetes is remarkable given that I'm not
taking any medication & I have had diabetes since 2004.
You said in one of your posts that you are injecting vitamin B6 & are intending to inject B12. What do these
Some years ago, my wife had chronic fatigue & was advised to inject B12. She did this for a year or two
until a naturopath told her that B12 is available as a mouth spray. She found that the spray is just as
effective as the injection, but of course it is much more convenient.
For those who want to lose weight, I recommend the books written by an Australian lawyer David Gillespie;
"Big fat lies", "Toxic oil", "Sweet Poison" & "The Sweet Poison Quit Plan". I have read the first 3 but not
the forth as I gave up sugar many years ago & now I don't like the taste of foods that have sugar in them.
I have attached a scan of his story for your information.