Ken Smith on 07 Jun, 2017 07:42 PM
When my insulin/leptin started to balance the water retention let go - I lost a lot of water weight after it began. I was swollen pretty good.
All kinds of stuff started taking place. I was able to get off all those meds and shots for diabetes and high blood pressure - my BP range averaged around 160/190 top - 90/110 bottom (28 years I struggled with high BP - Diabetes T2 around 12 years, probably longer). My energy soared when the fat burning started its thing.
These things began to happen within the 3 - 5 week range.
So, after you started you lost a lot of water , your BP must have dropped a lot to make you think that you could remove the diuretic.
My situation is a little different, I lost about 25 Kg in the last 18 months on a low carb 100gm protein diet (Atkins) when I found the Rosedale diet about a week ago. I don't think I will lose much more water unless it will be due to more weight loss.
I guess, I'll just have to wait and see how my BP goes.
Ken Smith on 10 Jun, 2017 12:16 AM
Fhutt, that 100g protein will be a huge hindrance for weight loss. That's why Dr. Rosedale does not care much for the term Ketogenic (while many see a low carb ketogenic diet meaning one can have such a large amount of protein) which Dr. Rosedale's Diet is a moderate protein diet ( the body will only use a certain amount of protein ) at any given time - the rest will be store as fat.
Yes, I have recognised that and dropped it down to about 50gm.
I am not concentrating on weight loss at the moment. I want to get into burning fat properly first. Then maybe improve insulin and leptin sensitivity and then, I think more weight loss will come more naturally. I only have about 8kg weight loss to go - I've lost 26kg already (just hope I don't put on any weight in the meantime).
Thanks Ken. I think I am on the way now.
In the past, (maybe 25 years) I tried everything to reduce my blood pressure to remove the duiretic without any luck. Maybe it was the insulin/leptin resistance causing it.
I will find out in the weeks to come (I hope).