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Donna
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Loops, I know what you mean exactly about low carbs & mood. I am that way too.  So I have to avoid that feeling. Like being deprived. So my weight loss extremely slow. Throwing my hands up in the air. Journaling helped me be clinical  Frustrating. But I do think it is wise to examine all options. Medical as well as supplements. At times I would have been happy with one ounce loss a month.
l just wanted to have a consistent weight loss. Didn't care how slow, just as long as was moving in right direction. I don't deprive myself. But have to stick to two fruits & two grain servings a day because of all issues. If i dont get enough nutrtion i feel very fatigued. Metabolic, sugars, IBS, age cholesterol. Use all resources.

Goldie, I have read & watched your posts with your weightloss efforts and am very glad for your progress.
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thanks.  I will try to get to a different doctor soon and see what is going on.  All I know is that before BTD I couldn't hold onto a pregnancy and then after sticking to it I got pregnant easily and held onto it.  Also it seems with more carbs I am ovulating more often - I get ovulation pains now where as before I never used to get any.  I do however get bad night sweats around TOM and had terrible ones after my son's birth for months, which indicates some sort of hormone imbalance maybe??
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have you ever checked your copper levels, often after pregnancy this might be too high..so far the easiest here is the intake of zink.... higher copper levels are also the culprit for afterbirth depression and  weight management  


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hey
well interestingly it was after a bout of zinc supplementation (without corresponding copper and iron to balance) that I started to get into trouble with my weight.  That was a couple of years ago.  Since that I am careful to balance supplements I take.  I started to get signs of copper deficiency - greying hair, fatigue, varicose veins.  The veins could mean copper is too high or too low.  I do supplement both zinc and copper but in a good ratio.  But it is a good point.  
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hello again -

So Ruthie I think you are right about my thyroid.  Today and yesterday I took my temperature and it is 96.6!!  This is horribly low!  I will make another appointment with the doctor asap and ask for more thorough thyroid testing.  Interestingly I haven't noticed feeling very cold and we are going into Winter here in Chile.  I DID feel cold on my previous high fat low carb diet though...but my temps were higher.  How weird is that??

Still trucking along with the diet.  This is taking a lot of faith in a doctor I've never met....but I have tried everything else and end up sicker and heavier in the end.  I hope I am doing the right thing.  Thanks for everybody's support and patience with me moaning on!
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ahem sorry did ya got me well I mentioned that copper overload can be the culprit of all the mentioned issues and that  zink is the therapeutic reply here....
but also a stress rsponse of HTA-axis might play a role... manno why don't people listen to the words ...grrr..especially in O's the stress response is different then to all other b-types...

but here also so called adrenal fatigue could mascque all issues, then go for adequate supps  ... mentioned in other threads ........


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hello -

yes I said that I was aware of the copper issue and had been supplementing zinc - ended up with a copper deficiency - now I supplement them both in a good ratio.  I am aware of adrenal fatigue as well -thanks.  But the zinc issue you REALLY have to be careful with.  I oversupplemented zinc for a long time and made everything 10 times worse in the long run because I then became low in both copper and iron.  It wasn't until I started bringing these levels up that things started to get better.
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It all comes down to age..

at 20 a full plate, at 40 halve a plate, at 60 a quarter, by 70 less .. hahaha  

The only thing allowed to eat for the remaining space on the plate is lettuce.

Unless you try a tbs extra light olive oil in place of snacking. One hour away from food...

Or / IF the oil does not reduce the hunger pangs (or feel wrong) then it can be done with sugarwater as well, so long as it is one hour away from any food "taste" on either side..

What is nice about this, is that it provides choice and is not as harmful as is hunger.  

++++ I got up in the middle of the night -surprised- at how powerful oil can be for the brain... just Olive oil? it keeps changing my live.  On days when I do not make time to take the oil (in between), I am over eating!  


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