Finding a Low Carb Doctor

As my health problems got worse, my frustration with my doctors increased. They gave me advice, but it didn’t work out. I had doctors who were very good in their specialties, but most were uneducated in areas beyond their practice.

The outcomes of their advice were fascinating for me to watch. My cardiologist said I must stop smoking cigarettes. I switched to a pipe and took him in an article from the New England Journal of Medicine showing that there are none of the health concerns with pipe smoking that are connected to cigarettes. I think that is because you don’t inhale pipe smoke.The pipe worked for me, but by the time I got there I had gained thirty pounds.

I now know my overall weight gain was created by an excess of carbohydrates in my diet. I was addicted to sugar. When I broke that addiction, the weight literally fell off my body with ease. I lost ninety pounds, and my symptoms of Type II Diabetes disappeared. I no longer take any medications. After ten years of being led down blind alleys by my doctors, I stopped  following their advice. I learned they didn’t know what they were talking about when they got out of their specialty.

I worked as a member of the clinical staff at a medical school for eight years. I learned a great deal about doctors in those years. They are very human; more so when med students.

When the answers you are getting from trusted sources can not be trusted, you must find new answers. Stop asking blind men for directions. When you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got. Seek new answers!

Personally, I suspect that if you are reading this post, you are searching for new answers to your weight issues and related health problems. You are very close to finding answers that work.

It will help if you can find a doctor who understands the importance of lowering carbohydrates to effect weight loss. You shouldn’t have to educate your doctor in these matters. Find one who has found these answers themselves.

The CarbWire blog has an article about a list being created of LA physicians who are low-carb conscious. The list is growing daily, and there is a request for doctors names from other places for the list as well. This is a tremendous resource for those seeking medical care from doctors who understand this approach.  CarbWire is full of resources and information related to everything low-carb, do check it out.

This approach works for real weight loss that stays off. Enjoy.

Smiles. ET

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Published in: on June 23, 2008 at 4:00 am  Comments (5)  
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How to Loose Weight

Wow, it sure appears I am going off subject today, but that’s because you may have missed some earlier topics I discussed here on Uduzit. Actually, this is the fourth post I am doing on the subject of weight loss.

I was tag surfing on WordPress this morning and found a post that hit me in the heart. I know the pain and the confusion of being overweight. I knew it was impacting my health issues. My problem was, I couldn’t find anyone with answers.

Then I started asking questions, and yes, there are a number of posts here on that subject. When I asked questions I got the answers I needed. I just had to hear them.

While I was making my list of questions, I realized I needed information about cause, not symptoms.

Being overweight is about me taking in more calories than I needed. Excess weight is about excess calories, and no the answer is not exercise. The answer is about how many calories reach my stomach.

When I realized the industries that feed the government “facts,” I realized that the presentation of some information may be a bit biased. I looked at the recommended food pyramid for Americans, and started laughing.

I went to the chart on how many calories I was to eat each day for fats and carbohydrates. That was the eye opener. It was recommended I eat 1500 calories a day in carbs, and 500 grams of fat for my weight goals.

Something appeared out of balance. Sugar is like nitro, and fat is like diesel, when we realize we are talking about the fuel that runs our body. Nitro is a quick burn, and diesel fuel is a slow burner. Problem is, excess fuel gets stored, not burned.

I realized that sugar was my nitro. It gave me a quick energy rush, and when I didn’t burn it up, I carried it around. I realized my weight problem started at my mouth, and was caused by how I thought my body should be fueled.

Learning how to get my body running on less sugar became my goal. It was quite easy, and I used the Atkins diet for guidance. Eating a few hundred calories less sugar each day, became an easy task as my metabolism changed to burning fats.

This sounds simple and it is. I just had to learn some new ways to eat, and that has been fun. I eat everything and anything I wish now. My portions also became smaller, and as they did, I became smaller too!

Smiles. ET  

Published in: on May 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm  Comments (2)  
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