Insulin Resistance and No Weight Loss
I have type 2 diabetes and am insulin resistant, I have been doing the keto for about 6 weeks and have not lost anything. I am not on medication and manage my blood sugar levels by what I eat. They are still a bit high but nothing like they used to be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also is there a way to purchase the full keto summit even though it is over?
- Dee M. asked 1 year ago
- last edited 1 year ago
I too am a type 2 diabetic. I started doing the keto diet to lose weight and to lower my blood sugars. My last Hemoglobin A1C was at a 10. My blood sugars would never drop below 200. In the past two weeks I have lowered my blood sugars to 125 and have lost 9lbs. Cut the carbs. Increase your fat intake and cut out bread, pasta, and sugar. It will be a struggle but I found that eating protein in the A.M. has helped cut sugar cravings. Also track your meals on my fitness pal. It will show you your calories plus you can see what foods are high in fat, protein and carbs by going to nutrition on the app. I hope this helps you. I know your struggle.
- Missy Helbert answered 1 year ago
- last edited 1 year ago
Also take into consideration how much artificial sweeteners you are consuming. Many of them (like what’s in diet soda) have been shown to spike insulin just as much as sugar – even though it does not affect your blood sugar.
If you aren’t tracking, I would start. try using something like myfitnesspal.com – you can keep track of everything that way – perhaps there are some hidden carbs you don’t realize, or you aren’t eating enough fat, or your protein is high. I typically go for a 70/20/10 percentage of fat/protein/carbs.
Your story sounds a lot like mine. Keto is the only thing that has helped me to lose weight but I have had to tweak my journey along the way. There are a few factors to consider. How many carbs are you taking in per day? What about protein? Both of those will keep you from losing weight if you are eating in excess. That is great that your blood sugar numbers are better! That is a great sign. Sometimes the keto diet is working to help another area on the inside that maybe you don’t notice or see. I realize weight loss is what we want, but just consider too that something may be “working” On keto even if your scale doesn’t move.
Also, how is your sleep? What about your stress level? All of this goes into your keto journey too.
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