94S10, I'm wondering if you have any underlying medical problems like insulin resistance? Just curious.
I am still wondering how this diet works with that kind of a problem.
I wasn't confident in my ability to define this for you so I went to the web:
* A condition in which the cells no longer respond well to insulin. As a result, the body secretes more insulin into the bloodstream in an effort to reduce blood glucose levels. www.alwaysyoung.com/glossary/g-j/g-j.html
* A condition in which the body doesn't respond to insulin properly. It's often linked to obesity, hypertension and high levels of fat in the blood. www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DA/00050.html
* the inability to use your own body's supply of insulin effectively. Among normoglycemic people, the body converts food into blood sugar for energy; insulin is produced by the pancreas in order to help get the blood sugar into the cells. When insulin resistance develops, the body becomes "resistant" to insulin's effect---it doesn't work as well anymore. ... www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gdglossary.htm
* As defined by Atkins Nutritionals Inc, "reduced sensitivity of the body to insulin's effect on blood sugar. When there is ongoing intake of excessive carbohydrates, there is a corresponding flow of insulin responses; over time, the receptors become less sensitive and can no longer transport the excess glucose, resulting in fat buildup, insulin resistance and ultimately type 2 diabetes."
I have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and one of the symptoms is some level of insulin resistance. For about ten years I had increasing low blood sugar episodes a few hours after eating where I would get shaky, weak, sweaty, and light-headed. Some people say that is because you are eating the wrong foods. However, this would happen even if I ate so-called healthy or high-fiber foods. When I finally figured out what I had I started taking glucophage 500mg. after each meal and the low-blood-sugar episodes practically disappeared. (However, they started again the first week I started taking the oil mid-morning and I still haven't figured this out. That's why I'm wondering how SLD reacts with insulin resistance).
Anyway, in women insulin resistance can have such symptoms as increased facial hair growth, scalp hair loss, irregular menstruation, weight gain (especially middle-body), skin tags, dark, leathery skin between the thighs or under the arms, acne, and I've even heard lipomas (which I have had three, and had one large one removed). Some of these same problems can happen in men. I probably missed some. In some of these conditions, the insulin resistance doesn't cause the problem directly, but it causes hormonal changes that result in the problem.