loosing weight

By CARTERNIC Latest Reply 2011-04-17 15:23:08 -0500
Started 2011-04-16 17:12:23 -0500

i have diabetis and want to loose weight.
there was a advertisement on tv for a medication that supports diabetis and weight loss. any one seen that or heard of it

Tags: weight loss

3 replies

Lakeland 2011-04-17 15:23:08 -0500 Report

yeah, nutri system has something out, My husband is on it, he's not diabetic but likes the idea of lower carbs. My problem with that is, 1. it doesn't teach you how to eat, the portions are so small — he's not satisfied, plus you have to go out & suppliment what they give you anyway, so I told him, since I'm diabetic just let me play with recipes.

They gave him a hamburger patty, that's it. that's a meal. Yippeee!!!!! I also wonder how things like that don't need to be refrigerated? what's in that??

I told him I wouldn't be fat if I could get along with eating what they call a meal.

So I read lables. I can practically eat a whole bag of baby carrots, low calorie, lots of fiber. Grilling a chicken breast is easy. breakfast, a scrambled egg is quick, easy & a lot cheaper than nutisystem. Made oatmeal this morning with hot water, added some raisins, banana's and a little brown sugar and milk (thanks to paula deans show), that was easy.

the microwave makes baking sweet potatoes easy, and I have enjoyed using the crock pot lately. before going to work, putting onions, then beef, beef broth, potatoes and carrots, I have a meal when I come home & very little mess.

He has lost weight, but so have I & I walk & eat real food. They make is sound so easy & delicious on TV, but when you get the boxes in & open one, it wasn't impressive to me. My husband likes it, he doesn't have to think, just open a box & nuke it.

I see both sides.
Best wishes

Harlen 2011-04-16 19:08:49 -0500 Report

If you will buy that I have some beach front prop in Arizona
Beach as fare as the eye can see
Just to let you know when the FDA seys that a pill will work to loose weight
Then I may buy it but I think I will hold off for ten months I dont wish to die from bad pills lol
Best wishes

RAYT721 2011-04-16 17:48:10 -0500 Report

First of all, welcome to our website! I cannot say enough good things about this place and the incredible people I’ve “met” who have become real life friends as well as virtual.

The best tool that I have found to control glucose and lose weight is the mind… determination, setting and achieving realistic goals, and taking baby steps to turn your life around. I would be leary of trying a new medication without the advice of a qualified doctor or health care professional. TV advertising has the goal of selling the products and probably doesn't go into detail on the side effects (exception: if anyone experiences an erection for more than 4 hours). Is the product you're describing a prescribed medication or an OTC (over the counter) miracle pill? I am not familiar with it.

I have seen advertising for a product called Almaseed in magazines. Upon researching it on google, it's a very expensive program and the reviews were not exactly giving five stars from those who went on (and off) the program. Always do searches for any products or services you are considering. Get the actual facts from actual users and that's true for medications as for televisions or cars.

The baby steps that I am referring to (which worked for me) included adding more water and exercise to my life, swapping healthier ingredients for less healthy ones, making sure to eat less food more often, and getting the support of family and friends (like this place). I knew that I was not going to do a complete turn around in my life overnight and my thirty pound weight loss was achieved one pound at a time, over a year. I'm okay with that. I went from eating Strawberry Cheesecake to Strawberry Cheesecake Low Fat Yogurt. I went from regular pasta to Dreamfield. I can't say that I am really denying myself anything. If I want a cinnamon bun, I grab an Atkins Cinnamon Bar (tm). I get the taste without the waist.

You may wish to check out the list of the communities at the top of the page and discover an affiliate site of ObesityConnect.com. I get a lot of information from that group of people as well as the information and support that I get here.

You are about to embark on a journey and hope you’ll find success in your endeavors. You’ll have good and bad days and weeks and months but you’re not alone. I will be happy to welcome you to my list of friends and people who support me and whom I support as well.