I’m an adult guy (51 years old) who struggles with maintaining weight - I’m 6’2 and weigh 140. Until 6 weeks ago, I was on a keto diet, which i loved for relative simplicity and fairly stable BG, but have to work hard to stay even at 140 lbs. I’d been on keto for maybe almost 10 years, so figured I’d go off it, take a hit on my A1C to try to eat carbs to put on some weight. Just to compare.
So far, in 6 weeks, i’ve managed to put on ~2 lbs, while enduring much worse BG swings. I’m pretty much thinking it’s not worth it and am about ready to go back to keto.
I have non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity, so I don’t eat gluten. I do eat dairy in the form of cheese, though that’s about my only dairy in my diet. When I’ve tracked calories, i can eat 2500 / day without actually gaining weight. OK, the obvious answer is to eat more. I’m just saying, I don’t put on weight easily.
I “came down with” type-1 at age 37. At that time, i weighed 170 lbs, then dropped 30 lbs and have never been able to put it back.
Any ideas that might help me put back some weight, without destroying my A1C? Generally, my A1C is around 6.0, although xdrip tells me that the average over the last month puts me around 6.6. I’d rather it not go higher - my goal here was maybe 6 months to put on weight, then go back to keto. With no success so far really, i’m thinking of going back much earlier.
Thanks for listening! Any suggestions would be welcome!