WHY ME? What made me FAT?
For decades I have been taught "fat is bad", so I quit using butter at 18. After an active career as marine engineer, ending my seagoing career Nov. 1984, I weighed in at about 85 kg. Not bad condidering I am 188 cm (6 feet, 2 inches). I commenced a job within the WtE industry (burning garbage) as a manager of Norway's then largest waste incineration plant. More office work, less movements. Shortly thereafter wifey got pregnant, with complications (less activity for me) and within a few years my weight had increased to 120 kg. I had attracted high blood pressure and diabetes 2 and got pills, later more pills.
The summer of 2010 I was put on insulin at the same time I had got Carcots foot (a serious diabetes complication). The minimum posibility to move around because of the foot, now with a "cast boot" together with the injection of insulin, my weight rocketed to over 150 kg. By October 10. 2011, I topped off at 157 kg (354 lbs). I had then for serveral months been using a site for weight reduction where I was reccomended to consume 2500 kCal/day with an energy distrubution of 50-60% carbs, 10-20% protein and 25-35% fat.
After 4 months I had gone down and up and by late January 2012 I had only got down to 149,9 kg.
I was then on 2 different diabetes pills + both slow and rapid insulin, using about 3-4 x 30 units/day rapid insulin. The long term blood sugar was OK, but my health was lousy.
During the weekend January 21-22.nd my daughter and I spent a weekend together attending a course in a different city. I was given the book "Diabetes? No Thnaks" by the Swedish auther Karl-Erik Litsfeldt. In addition my daughter introduced me to coco fat. I got a cup of tea with a teaspoon of coco fat. Yummy.
That weekend I went LCHF and already on Monday, two days later, I could quit using my insulin! (But kept using the pills)
Today, March 4th, I'm down 9 kg in only 6 weeks. My food consumption is down from the suggested 2500 kCal/day (when I was often hungry) to an average of 1630 kCal/day without the same naging hunger. Yes, some times I get sugar cravings, but the "sins" are included in the average energy consumption. And most important of all, so far, the only exercise I have done is 5 trips to a Mall in Sweden (across the border) walking, but at least I have been able to walk a bit again and without my bloodpressure rocketing.
Morw about my thoughts about this later. I will later also post my "before" picture. In a Borat "Mankini" (not very delicate viewing, so I'll wait until I have a nice "after" picture to compare with) :-)
Hmm. Looks like I didn't answer the question I asked, but I guess you can see where this is heading.