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    so is 'slipped disk' the new 'recovering from a c-section and tummy tuck'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Good luck with getting back on track. It must be so hard & you must need to be so dedicated. I have a friend who is type 2 & seems to have put 50lbs on in the last few years.... But he seems to know nothing about nutrition & eats pies & mash, which I would have thought was the worst thing a diabetic could eat...
    Are you allowed to eat unrefined carbs like beans & fruit? Or are they out too for the mean time?
    I put on nearly 40 pounds in 18 months just eating whatever shitty food I wanted, mainly pasta and potatoes. White starch is absolutely a no-no for a diabetic. My dr. is of the mind that all starches are the debbil and I'm trying my best to follow his 30 day diet.

    I've been eating around 50 grams of carbs a daily, mainly from beans and fruit. I haven't had a single slice of bread or pasta in 10 days. I had some fried rice with dinner tonight, less than 1/2 a cup and now I feel like crap, I have a terrible headache and feel nauseous.

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    Oh wow Charmed Hour, your previous diet wasn't doing you any good but to go cold turkey, that's hard.
    Well done for keeping it up so far. Has the bad reaction put you off them for a little while? Maybe it'll make it easier for you?

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    All carbs are a problem for diabetics. I wish people could understand that it's not just sugar! Having said that every diabetic is different so what makes us spike can be different which is why it's important to "Eat To Your Meter" and test, test, test after eating various things to find out what we can get away with (just) and what we have to avoid altogether. For me, bread and potatoes are a major problem but I can tolerate a small amount of rice but it has to be basmati. We live and learn. Fruit is full of sugar (fructose) so isn't always an option. Beans and pulses are also high carb even though they are low GI so testing is the only way to find out if you can eat them without your blood sugar spiking through the roof.

    A lot of doctors, including diabetes 'specialists' still don't accept the carb problem so they trot out bad advice about sticking to low GI foods (not the same thing at all). Low GI makes no difference to many diabetics although some can get away with certain things but only after a lot of trial and error.

    The pioneer of the no/low carb approach is Dr Richard Bernstein, a t lifelong type 1 diabetic, who realised the link between carbs and high blood sugar. He is still regarded as a bit of an extremist in the diabetic community but if you follow his plan your blood sugar will be much lower and more stable.
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    She has a back injury but she's been doing post natal exercises?

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    ^^ thanks A*O, I'll pass that name onto my friend, because he needs to get his shit together!
    I'm very interested in how foods effect people (not just diabetics) and read your posts on this subject with interest.

    Quote Originally Posted by smurfette View Post
    She has a back injury but she's been doing post natal exercises?
    I think you'll find that they happened at different times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Oh wow Charmed Hour, your previous diet wasn't doing you any good but to go cold turkey, that's hard.
    Well done for keeping it up so far. Has the bad reaction put you off them for a little while? Maybe it'll make it easier for you?

    No, it wasn't doing a damn thing for me. LOL I was going thru some personal problems and was just eating, eating, eating. Starches are my comfort foods. Nothing beats a nice buttery pile of mashed potatoes for me.

    Oh yeah, I'm back on the low, low carb wagon again. I spent the rest of the night moaning and groaning about how crappy I felt.

    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    All carbs are a problem for diabetics. I wish people could understand that it's not just sugar! Having said that every diabetic is different so what makes us spike can be different which is why it's important to "Eat To Your Meter" and test, test, test after eating various things to find out what we can get away with (just) and what we have to avoid altogether. For me, bread and potatoes are a major problem but I can tolerate a small amount of rice but it has to be basmati. We live and learn. Fruit is full of sugar (fructose) so isn't always an option. Beans and pulses are also high carb even though they are low GI so testing is the only way to find out if you can eat them without your blood sugar spiking through the roof.
    I finger pricked about 2 hours after I ate the fried rice. I was at 89, generally I was sitting at about 72 while following this diet. Two weeks ago I was 187 2 hours after a meal. So it's definitely working for me.

    As for fruits, I've been eating apples, pears, blueberries in moderation. I've been a diabetic for over 15 years and "know" what I should and should not be eating, but it's really much easier said than done, as I'm sure you know too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    so is 'slipped disk' the new 'recovering from a c-section and tummy tuck'?
    wondering the same. And how would they aggravate a slipped disk during a scheduled (non-emergency) c-section delivery?
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    ^^ she's only just (reported to have) skipped the disc, she gave birth a couple of weeks ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charmed Hour View Post
    No, it wasn't doing a damn thing for me. LOL I was going thru some personal problems and was just eating, eating, eating. Starches are my comfort foods. Nothing beats a nice buttery pile of mashed potatoes for me.

    Oh yeah, I'm back on the low, low carb wagon again. I spent the rest of the night moaning and groaning about how crappy I felt.



    I finger pricked about 2 hours after I ate the fried rice. I was at 89, generally I was sitting at about 72 while following this diet. Two weeks ago I was 187 2 hours after a meal. So it's definitely working for me.

    As for fruits, I've been eating apples, pears, blueberries in moderation. I've been a diabetic for over 15 years and "know" what I should and should not be eating, but it's really much easier said than done, as I'm sure you know too.
    As a non-diabetic person, I understand what you're saying about comfort food, I have a couple of issues with food myself... I'm kind of famine/feast, which isn't good. I try to avoid carbs in their refined status (White anything) or sugars as I find them really addicting & one leads to another, etc. I'm ok with small amounts of fruit (I try to eat an apple a day but can struggle. An apple & a banana is my daily goal) but I love vegetables & most sources of protein...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    ^^ she's only just (reported to have) skipped the disc, she gave birth a couple of weeks ago.
    No, the article said this:
    Victoria Beckham hasn't been seen out in public since giving birth to daughter Harper five-weeks ago and now we know why: the mom-of-four suffered a slipped disc while she was pregnant and the injury was exacerbated during her c-section delivery.
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    Is there some reason that she needs to be seen out and about? 5 weeks isn't that bad and she's certainly not the first to want to get her vision of her shape back before getting papped with comments of "hasn't lost the baby weight yet."

    I have a bit of a soft spot for Vicki. She seems to know who and what she is, has a pretty good sense of humor about herself, seems to have a healthy and happy family, and will just let people let her be famous as long as they want to. I'm sure she works the fame hard, but no harder than anyone else.
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    Apologies if this article is in the wrong thread, but there's a pic of Victoria looking really skinny (in my opinion anyway).


    Victoria Beckham fails to smile with baby Harper Seven as she leaves Malibu home | Mail Online

    Tired Victoria Beckham fails to raise a smile as she leaves her Malibu home with baby Harper


    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 4:38 PM on 22nd August 2011


    She's had a difficult time of it after slipping a disc and being unable to pick up her baby daughter Harper.
    So Victoria Beckham could be forgiven for failing to raise a smile as she left her Malibu home with her little girl yesterday.
    The 37-year-old star looked grumpy and tired as she was driven around by her bodyguard on Saturday.
    Glum face: Victoria Beckham fails to raise a smile as she heads out with baby Harper Seven in Malibu







    Tired mother: Victoria has been having a tough time since the birth of her daughter with a back injury blighting her recovery

    Going make-up free for the occasion, Mrs Beckham looked worlds away from her usual polished appearance, but showed off her post-pregnancy glow and enviably flawless skin.

    Later in the day Mrs Beckham hid her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses as she and her nanny stepped out with little Harper.
    Wearing dark glasses, a plain green dress, and black cardigan she appeared to have lost much of the baby weight she had gained before giving birth in July, appearing as slim as ever.

    Flat out: Victoria and her nanny in Los Angeles with baby Harper Seven

    Her nanny held Harper Seven’s baby carrier as they made their way to a business meeting.


    Friends of the star said that wearing high heels in pregnancy may have led to Mrs Beckham's slipped disc.

    She appeared late in her pregnancy at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton wearing towering five-inch Christian Louboutin heels.
    Many doctors warn against wearing high heels in pregnancy as they can put excessive strain on the spine.
    Mrs Beckham's Caesarean – her fourth - is then thought to have placed her back under further pressure.
    Now doctors have advised her that she cannot risk wearing the towering heels that have become her signature.
    Since Harper’s birth, she has been resting at a home on Malibu beach, California, with footballer husband David and sons Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six.

    Twitter: Victoria thanked her fans for their messages of support after her back injury

    The house – which used to belong to film director Steven Spielberg – is being rented for £90,000 a month.
    On Friday night Mrs Beckham thanked fans for their support on Twitter.
    She wrote: ‘Thank u for your kind messages. I’m feeling much better and enjoying every precious minute with baby Harper. I’ m so in love. X VB.’
    Mrs Beckham is expected to travel to New York – 2,400 miles away from LA – to attend fashion week there and will take Harper with a nanny.

    She will showcase her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Last week David Beckham told of his pride that his wife was breastfeeding.
    He said: ‘It’s so important that they have that mother daughter bond and breastfeeding I think is really an incredible thing.
    ‘We’re in the process of putting it in bottles now so that means I get to feed her – which has been amazing.’

    Harper Seven: David Beckham has spoken of his pride that his wife is breastfeeding their daughter

    Slipped discs are the popular name for a ‘herniated’ disc. This occurs when the discs, circular pads of cartilage which lie between the vertebrae and cushion the spine, become damaged.
    Last night, a spokesman for Mrs Beckham declined to comment.

    However, a close friend insisted to the Mail that the condition had ‘nothing to do with’ the Caesarean section.
    The Mail has learned that Mrs Beckham’s condition is being overseen by a number of specialists – and she currently cannot walk far, bend over or lift heavy objects.

    The friends said: ‘Lots of women suffer bad backs during pregnancy for obvious reasons and Victoria’s has just got progressively worse.

    ‘She is seeing various specialists to help ease the pain and help increase mobility.

    'She's definitely on the mend, it’s just a slow process – so no walking, no bending or picking up heavy objects. She also has to have lots of rest.’

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    Holy crap, she got thin so quickly after giving birth.

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    It's not that difficult to drop weight when you eat a lettuce leaf and drink a bottle of water a day.
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    Friends of the star said that wearing high heels in pregnancy may have led to Mrs Beckham's slipped disc.
    How many hints does the universe need to send her that heels 24/7 are not a good thing? Her mangled feet should have been a big clue.

    She is very thin. She looks gaunt and miserable, as usual.


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