From Diana in comments, where this 10-year type 2 diabetic talks about losing and gaining back the same 20-25 pounds for the last five years…but guess what happened over the last 6 months of supplementing with resistant starch, plus upping carb intake with no adverse impact? Read to find out.
I just wanted to give you my N=1 with regards to RS and weight loss. Like you, I have been on the roller coaster my whole life. Always losing weight, gaining it back and then some…wash, rinse, repeat. Average of 130 pounds overweight my whole adult life. Now, at age 44, I finally feel like I have found what works…for me.
I am a Type 2 diabetic (10 years), and have been controlling with low carb for about 5 years. It was never easy to stick to for me. I always had those cravings for what I couldn’t have. (Low Carb was great for my blood sugar numbers, however.) I had been gaining and losing the same 20-25 pounds in this time also. Not a good situation. Then came Richard, TaterTot and Potato Starch, and nothing has been the same since! I re-started a good clean low carb diet on May 20, 2013 as a foundation. I started supplementing Bobs PS at the same time, beginning with a tablespoon in my Kefir or Yogurt for lunch every day, as well as a tablespoon in water before bed (oh the dreams!!!). Long story short, 6 months later I have lost 60, yes SIXTY pounds! I supplement 3-4 tablespoons most days, skip every once in a while too, and always have some with a fermented food. (Yogurt and Kefir mostly, but I have been known to dip a Bubbies pickle in PS as I eat it, as well as mixing in with Kimchee too!).
I am truly amazed at how I feel. RS has totally erased my cravings and controls my appetite like no other! Not to mention the blood sugar benefits! Fasting is down 20-30 mg/dl from previous, and I have recently started the cold potato / rice (and beans too, soon!). I can now eat a baked potato (6oz.) that I have cooled for 24h and reheated, and get only a 15-20 mg/dl rise in blood sugar that is back to starting within an hour. This is a pretty normal BG curve and usually only wishful thinking for a Type 2 that is only minimally medicated (Metformin only). And unlike other times I have been low carb for a while, my hair is not falling out, my hands and feet are nice and toasty, and I sleep very well , thank you!
So Amy- try it! It may be the missing piece to your puzzle as it was mine! I could go on and on about this but I wanted to keep it brief (ha)! I am thinking of emailing my whole story to Richard someday on the chance it may help someone else out who is on the fence about this. Personally, I am never looking back and I owe a debt of gratitude to Richard and Tater for all their research! THANK YOU BOTH!!
You are welcome, Diana. Consider that a first installment on the whole story…though it already looks pretty good to me.
…Oh, and in a subsequent comment, she ads, “…and Richard- after years of reading you, it’s not just my diet that has changed (no more voting etc.) so thanks for that too!!!”
Bodies and minds.