I don't want to be misunderstood or even banned, but:
- I had insulin resistance and abdominal obesity (a year ago). IR was measured as twice as normal. At that time I did not know that.
- Later I started to eat lots of candies and other high-sugar sweeties. I could eat up to 0.5 kg of them with black tea during the evening! I did not know how much my blood glucose were at that point.
- I continued to eat all those sweets for a week or so.
- Finally, I got those symptoms that type 1 diabetics usually describe! I had polyuria at night (2-3 times!), polydipsia after. I left at home for a week because I suspected some infection like flu. But then everything went fine by itself! After a few days I recovered and what is the main point of all of this: I lost 10 kg in a week!!!!! That was fat ??? I can tell it for sure, I have a device which calculates bone/fat/water content in the body. And it cleary indicated I lost fat!
So, can this method be recommended for someone who is overweight and has prediabetes?
(I would call it 'sugar-induced ketosis and weight loss'. Yes :) )
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on October 16, 2012
at 11:58 PM
I doubt a diabetic coma is the best place to enjoy weightloss from.
on October 16, 2012
at 11:51 PM
Sugar-induced ketosis is NOT safe. However, I'm not sure this can actually work like you state. While you may be Insulin resistant, you're not a Type 1 Diabetic. All you are doing with this is enhancing your Insulin resistance and wrecking your health LONG-TERM. Here's my take.
In the short-term, maybe you lost some fat. I'd think much of that would be water, especially if you are urinating a lot. So I doubt you lost 10 kg of fat. Impossible. With that said, lets say you COULD lose fat doing this, which again, comes as a trade off in health. Is it going to last? If you aren't changing your habits that got you there in the first place, your body is going to put the water weight back on within 24 hours and the fat back on pretty quickly. Then what? Another cycle of this?
In the end, you might lose a LITTLE fat if you're somehow restricting caloric intake despite eating all processed sugars, but you're also losing muscle and water. The rebound effect, even if your weight doesn't go up higher than it was before, is going to leave you in WORSE shape in-terms of body composition and metabolically.
Bottom line. Ask any legit Type 1 Diabetic who lost a ton of weight before diagnosis. It isn't pleasant nor is it permanent unless the correct dietary changes and if-needed, Insulin supplementation are input. These people will probably also tell you that despite "losing weight", you feel like crap before getting control of Type 1 and it isn't all that peachy even if your skinnier.
I'm down-voting your post because this is just a crazy way to try to drop fat...