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Old Thu, Apr-24-08, 08:12
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Plan: Kwasniewski Ratios
Stats: 225/158/145 Female 65
BF:53%/24%/20%
Progress: 84%
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Originally Posted by MamaMarie
I get hungry every hour or two. On the LC diet, I'm now gaining. I know it's because I'm eating and eating and eating.


MamaMarie,

Ever hear the expression "the devil is in the details?"

Okay, so you eat and eat and eat. Question is: what? Can you give us a sense of what you eat when you have a day like that? What, and how much? I'm going to bet that some of the seniors here will have a suggestion or two that will really help. I've seen that happen in thread after thread.

Post the what/how much - and let us try and help you figure out what's going on. When it comes to the body, although every one is individual, basic biology still works and there IS a 'rhyme and reason' though it's often hidden well and difficult to discover. Sometimes many heads ARE better than one.

So ... typical 'eating the house' day: what do you eat, and how much of it?

Lisa
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Old Thu, Apr-24-08, 16:27
Lottadata Lottadata is offline
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Plan: Test-Test-Test w/insulin
Stats: 170/145/145 Female 5' 3"
BF:approx 31%
Progress: 100%
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Originally Posted by eddiemcm
about byetta:
derived from gila monster saliva-yuk!!
Known to cause pancreaitis.
Many lawsuits going on about that.
Causes nausea and vomiting in some people.
You do indeed lose weight when you throw up your food.
To be fair,let's mention that it works fine for most people.
Eddie


Eddie,

It is not "derived" from gila monster saliva. It is a lab synthesized molecule modeled on the saliva. But it is also an analog of the same GLP-1 you have in your gut, with a few molecular changes that cause it to not be destroyed as quickly as your own is.

And the pancreatitis incidence is extremely low. There is some question whether it is caused by the byetta or whether it is because the population taking byetta is obese and pancreatitis is more common in obesity.

It causes nausea in some poeople. In others, it does not.

I started out thinking it was being very overhyped, but I have quite a few acquaintences who have had wonderful success with it--some of who had been low carbing but not losing weight. So I think it is worth a try.

It doesn't work for everyone, and it is midprescribed for people for whom it does not do much. But for those for whom it works, it works dramatically.

And the safety profile actually looks pretty good. The incidence of pancreatitis, from what I saw is no worse than the incidence of electrolyte imbalances with very low carb diets.
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Old Thu, Apr-24-08, 16:36
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Plan: General LC
Stats: 213/165/166 Female 5' 8.5"
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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
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Byetta works very well for my father, better than any other medication that he has tried. I wish he would lower his dietary carbs, but convincing him of that is a lost cause.
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Old Fri, Apr-25-08, 14:19
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Plan: south beach
Stats: 225/170/165 Male 70 inches
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Progress: 92%
Location: Houston,Texas
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More about byetta:
"Derived from" doesn't mean "comes from"!
I just had a female cousin that dropped byetta because it
made her horribly sick on a daily basis.Her doctor warned her that it would do that for awhile but it was too tough for her to persevere so she is moving on to insulin.I know more people that have dropped byetta than continued.Of those who continued,it seems to work pretty well according to them.
Cheers
Eddie
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Old Sun, Apr-27-08, 02:58
Cajunboy47 Cajunboy47 is offline
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Plan: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Stats: 212/162/155 Male 68 "
BF:32/23.5/23.5
Progress: 88%
Location: Breaux Bridge, La
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Just a couple of thoughts on prior posts....

Saliva, which is DERIVED from Gila Monsters, COMES from scientific research, isn't that where the "YUK" comes/derives from????

If I'm hungry, I don't take Byetta or any other supplement etc.... I EAT!!!!
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Old Sun, Apr-27-08, 06:11
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Plan: south beach
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Cajun
Wasn't aware that "yuk" comes/derives from scientific research.
I mean "yuk" as an expression of disgust.
The weight loss that comes along with byetta is supposed to
be a secondary benefit-somewhat like metformin.Actually,
old studies show FBG and A1C results from byetta to be not much better than metformin.My byetta study results are
from www.rxlist.com.
Going to a cajunfest today with my feisty cajun wife
crawfish power!
Eddie
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Old Sun, Apr-27-08, 17:53
Cajunboy47 Cajunboy47 is offline
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Plan: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Stats: 212/162/155 Male 68 "
BF:32/23.5/23.5
Progress: 88%
Location: Breaux Bridge, La
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Eddie,

if I did scientific research on gila monster saliva, it would make me say "YUK!"... so, at that point, either comes from/derives from takes place, you choose
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