miracle diets

By AuntieBear Latest Reply 2011-04-05 02:20:01 -0500
Started 2011-03-23 00:35:31 -0500

So, I saw another add for a miracle diet in a pill on tv the other night. Not even sure which pill it was this time as there are so many of them. I was able to read a little bit of the fine print that ran across the bottom of the screen. It is the same fine print I see in magazine and newpaper ads that publicize all these different miracle diet in a pill, weight loss pill and fad diets. "Must be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and fitness program." Not every add phrases it that way but close enough. So what I want to know is this: Do these so called miracle diets, fad diets etc do any good without the sensible diet and fitness program? Or are they just lying to us, preying on our deisres to be healthier, skinnier etc so they can make a buck or two?

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1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-04-02 00:00:58 -0500 Report

I firmly believe it takes the same amount of time to undo as it does to get there. If you take it off slow and steady you have a better chance to keep it off…Everybody selling will do/say what there targeted group wants to hear..taht's the hook once you bite they pull you in and pick your pocket.

MewElla 2011-03-25 13:35:17 -0500 Report

Lots of folks out there really believe they can take a pill and be slim overnite-doesn't work that way…

Icoachnow 2011-03-23 21:05:28 -0500 Report

There is no such thing as a quick fix my friend I wish there were but our bodies are designed to function in a way that is both physical and natural. I have a masters in Nutrition and I am also a personal trainer who just happens to have type 2 diabetes it is genetic for me, but nevertheless please take care of you, because you only have one you! If there is anything I can do for you at no charge to you, you can ask me anything and I will do my best to help you out! (hugs) Lori

inneedofhelp 2011-03-31 21:42:18 -0500 Report

If you are not in perfect health, what exercises do you think I could do that wouldn't put to much strain on my body. I'm trying to lose weight in a healthy way without pills or surgery but nothing seems to work for me. Any advice you may want to share with me would be appreciated.

AuntieBear 2011-04-05 02:20:01 -0500 Report

I had an injury to my lower back and right leg that make walking difficult. I do not have access to a swimming pool, so swimming is not an option for me either. If you find something that might work let me know and maybe we can try it together.

AuntieBear 2011-03-25 03:28:36 -0500 Report

I know there is no quick fix. I just posted this because I saw another one of those ads and it just really put me in a p.o. mood. I hate when all these predators put out all of this fad diet crap. They ought to be ashamerd of themselves for lying to us, but I do not think they can see past the money they are making form the desperate people who fall for the bull they sling. Just my 2 cents worth. Thanks for the offer of help.

Kirla 2011-03-23 20:36:23 -0500 Report

This is my miracle diet that works for me. I developed it myself. Good luck.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels. After 7 weeks I quit all meds and my numbers continued to get better and better.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

AuntieBear 2011-03-25 03:23:13 -0500 Report

My only problem with all the testing, is my insurance (medicaid) will only cover testing twice a day. So I have been having to get more in tune to how I "feel" after I eat something. This is a lot easier now than when I was first dxd. I know more about what to expect from certian foods. So now I just have to work on portion control and self-restraint.

Kirla 2011-03-26 08:58:33 -0500 Report

I pretty much get all the test strips I need. Last year I wanted to do a lot of testing to figure out when I peaked after eating. When liberty medical called me about my next shipment of testing supplies, I told them I wanted to test 8 times a day. When my shipment arrived I didn’t get any more test trips than usual.

So I decided to test just once a day. I normally will test before and after each meal and sometimes at night to see what’s going on. I figured if I tested once a day a box of test strips would last about a month. So for several weeks I would test at different times each day of the week. One day I tested when I got up. The next day I would test after breakfast. The next day before lunch and so on. After 1 week I was able to get a good idea of what my blood sugar was doing.

Liberty medical always calls before sending me my testing supplies. When they called me I thought it was a little early for my next shipment. So when my supplies arrived I figured it was a month early. I guess my insurance company must have a limit on what they will pay for. So liberty medical just sends my supplies more often. Now I get all the supplies I like.

This was how I tested for them weeks; click the links. I post all my blood sugar reading on my blog. I need to update it soon. I’m about 6 months behind in posting. I will try and update this weekend.



I guess it was longer than I thought I had to go way back to 2009.

Anyway once you save up a couple boxes of test strips it may allow you to test more foods or test at different times to see how things are going. When I was testing just once a day once a week I tested a whole day once in awhile. It worked for me.

I also believe in testing when I peak. I read for most people it will average about 1 hour after eating. By testing a lot I found I peak at about 1 – 1¼ hours after breakfast. 25 minutes after lunch and anywhere from 45 – 1¼ hours after dinner. Lately been testing 1 hour. Sometimes if I get low reading at the 1 hour time I will start testing at 45 minutes. I found that some days I will peak at 30 minutes.

I know lots of people will disagree with me on this but my A1C’s are usually a lot better than there’s. All of mine since the first one have been below 6.0 without meds, insulin and exercise. Diet only. I figured what works for me I believe you can too.

Good luck

Jameesa 2011-03-23 14:09:24 -0500 Report

Probably preying on poor people for profit. If it sounds to god to be true, it generally is…

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