Two separate questions. The first is regarding my mom. She is prediabetic and takes metformin. It might be useful to note that she also has graves disease and had a large part of her thyroid removed, and hence is now hypothyroid and must take synthroid. She's been fairly strict on the diet for about 13 days now. She took her blood sugar in the morning and was surprised to find out it was still high, at 6.8 (122.4). She's trying to wean herself from the metformin, so apparently she stopped taking it for a few days. Why is her blood sugar still so high? No wheat, no rice, no dairy. The highest GI foods she eats are blueberries. And she limits fruits to 1-2 servings a day. Any ideas?
As for me, the first week on the diet I lost something ridiculous like 7 pounds (With zero exercise). But then in two days I gained about 5 pounds. Now for the most part I've been clean. Yesterday for breakfast I ate 3 eggs, a few strips of bacon fried in butter, and some blueberries with cream in them. And my only other meals were an entire bag of pork rinds, 2 cans of sardines, and for supper ground beef with 2 cups of lettuce. Okay but when I did gain wait a few days ago, the previous night I ate about 10 pieces of ferrero rocher. And the previous night I had 2 fudge granola bars. How can these two relatively small lapses cause a weight gain of 5 pounds almost overnight? I figure it's all mostly water.