Normalized blood sugar and 135 pounds lost with LCHF


I received an e-mail from Tim Malloroy, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 6 months ago. Then he discovered the LCHF diet.

Here’s Tim’s story:


I saw testimonies on your site (which I love!) and thought I would add my own to your list. You can use this on your site if you wish.

I have always struggled with my weight. Approximately 6 months ago I was diagnosed with full fledged type II diabetes. They gave me a whole set of drugs to take multiple times a day. After reading on the internet about the 5% club where diabetics were keeping their blood sugar to normal levels with A1C at or below 5%, I vowed to get off the drugs.

I started at 389 lbs (177 kg) early last year and with a mild low carb routine got down to 320 lbs (145 kg) at the point of my diagnosis. I immediately went on an LCHF diet with 70 or more percent fat, a few grams of carbohydrates and moderate protein and dropped to 260 lbs (118 kg) in three months. My blood sugar was in the 100-110 range fasting but I was not satisfied. I wanted normal levels.

I now eat 80-85% fat calories, moderate protein, and very low carbs. Fasting blood sugar is in the high 80’s to low 90’s and my weight loss, which was stalled until I did a 3-day fat fast earlier this week, continues. I am 253.6 lbs (115 kg) this morning.

LCHF works, especially for diabetics. The conventional dietary guidelines don’t work well.


Tim Malloroy

aka RedFlameOut

Congratulations on your impressive health and weight transformation, Tim!

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  1. Robin
    Does this go well also with those with genetic heart disease?
    Reply: #4
  2. Graham_LCHF
    Hi everyone!

    My latest HbAC1 (prior to the festive period) came back as being at the high-end of the normal range (6% in old money; 42 mmol/mol in new money). I started just over a year ago with a AC1 of 11.6%.

    All thanks to LCHF (which I've only been doing since August 2013).

    And my lipid profile has very significantly improved too.

    Anyone wanting to improve their health owes it to themselves to give the LCHF approach a go. It really can do wonders.

    Recently I've been reading around the politics and science of nutrition (Peter Attia, Gary Taubes et al.) and found this rather interesting blog on how official dietary guidelines are determined in the UK.

    It makes for interesting, if somewhat depressing and grim, reading.

  3. Carol
    Way to go, Tim! My father had diabetes and I am convinced that I was on that road until I discovered LCHF.
    Reply: #12
  4. Zepp
    Its difficult to tell, becuse you dont tell what this disease is!

    But LCHF lower blood sugar, to normal values and insulin too.. it supose to be healty for allmoste everyone.

    And your heart and brain are those how get to use more keton boddies.

    Here you get a link to a cardilogist that wrights about food and sciens.

  5. Annie
    I would love to have a menu example that reflects the "80-85% fat calories, moderate protein, and very low carbs". I'm new to LCFH and I'm sure I eat too much protein and need a guideline.

    Can anyone help?

    Replies: #6, #7, #10
  6. Zepp
    Dont make it a number game in the beginning!

    Here some advices for beginners;

    And here som menues.

    You should know that the fat is in your food.. like eggs..60E% fat, the same in salmon, makerell, sardines and minced meat!

    Fry in butter and sprinkle som good olive oil on your veggies!

  7. Frances Lilian Wellington - Kinesiologist
    Annie, you can determine your daily amounts of protein (and fats) according to your desired goal, your current weight, amount of carb, activity levels... just punch in your stats here:

  8. Annie
    Thank you for your reponse Zepp.

    Well I'm not that new to LCHF... I've done it for about 5 weeks a few months ago, and I have 2 weeks under my belt this time.

  9. Annie
    That's a useful tool Frances, thank you.
  10. cchild2
    Annie - If you go to My Fitness Pal website, you can log your food and keep track of your %fat, protein, etc. But also, you can "friend" other people and you can view their food diaries as well. Look me up if you wish.
  11. greensleeves
    Sure Annie - it's called Julia Childs. Pretty much choose any meat recipe, add bernaise or hollandaise sauce, and there you have it, 80% fat diet. Easy.

    My recent day:

    My Food Diary

    Fat Carbs Fiber Net C Prot KCals
    158.43 25.63 2.7 22.93 66.45 1791

    Breakfast 42.84 5.56 5.56 16.20 474

    Heavy Cream
    2 tbsps 11.03 0.83 0.83 0.61 103

    Cod Liver Fish Oil
    1 tsp serving 4.50 41

    Coffee (Brewed From Grounds)
    2 cups (8 fl oz) 0.09 0.57 5

    Scrambled Egg
    2 eggs 15.21 1.96 1.96 13.01 199

    Pharmax Finest Pure Fish Oil with Essential Oil of Orange
    1 tsp, 5 ml 5.00 45

    Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
    1 tbsp, 15 ml

    0.15 cup
    1.07 1.56 1.56 1.11 20

    Sour Cream
    1 oz
    5.94 1.21 1.21 0.90 61

    Lunch 73.36 8.72 1.5 7.22 24.36 787

    Boiled Egg
    1 large 5.28 0.56 0.56 6.26 77

    Beef Chuck (Top Blade, Trimmed to 1/4" Fat)
    3 oz 6.36 16.22 127

    2 oz 45.99 0.03 0.03 0.48 407

    Red Cabbage
    2 1/2 oz 0.11 5.22 1.5 3.72 1.01 22

    Goose Fat
    1/2 oz 14.15 128

    Coffee with Cream
    1 coffee cup (6 fl oz) 1.47 2.91 2.91 0.39 26

    Dinner 40.86 10.44 1.2 9.24 21.04 492

    Gouda Cheese
    1 oz 7.78 0.63 0.63 7.07 101

    Cooked Pumpkin (from Fresh)
    3 oz 1.31 4.11 0.9 3.21 0.60 28

    Goose Fat
    1 tbsp 12.77 115

    3 oz boneless (yield after cooking)
    7.48 5.69 0.3 5.39 13.25 146

    1 tbsp 11.52 0.01 0.01 0.12 102

    Snacks / Other 1.37 0.91 0.91 4.85 38

    Chicken Stock
    1 cup 1.37 0.91 0.91 4.85 38

  12. Paul K. Hargrove
    Tim: What is a "fat fast" and why/how do you think it helped you un-stall your weight loss?
    Reply: #13
  13. Zepp
    Its a trick.. like the last resort.. if one stall.. nothing one does that easy.. and one shouldnt do it befor one need too.

    Its fasting.. but whith fat for some energy.. one should take a multi vitamine/mineral pill altso.. for other nutrients.

    And you can think by your self.. one can indulge that much calories of pure fats.

    Its our conterpart to juices that usaly being used for ordanary fasting.

  14. Paul K. Hargrove
    Zepp: Now I understand. Thanks for taking the time to explain.
  15. Amandac
    Bariatrc surgery is the best method to reduce the weight and to get rid of diabetes.
  16. naturalhealing
    A natural compound called Transmax Resveratrol has been shown in National Institutes of Health human trials to prevent pre diabetes from evolving into full fledged Type 2 Diabetes. Most people who are overweight or obese are pre diabetic as well but are not aware of it.

    This form of resveratrol in supplement form also treats Type 2 Diabetes. In two recently published clinical trials done by US and Canadian medical schools it was shown that transmax resveratrol in the first study, and bioforte resveratrol in the second one, had the effect of reducing blood glucose, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and even lowering body weight. The scientist who did the transmax study stated, "Resveratrol can be an effective adjunct therapy for type 2 Diabetics currently using one of the Metformin like drugs, or who are controlling their Diabetes without drugs. The compound also appears to delay or prevent the emergence of Type 2 Diabetes in obese men and women at a dose of 500mg daily.”

  17. Naina
    Weight loss surgery is the best and most effective method to reduce the weight.

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