By babygirl1989 Latest Reply 2011-05-08 12:13:35 -0500
Started 2011-05-06 16:03:53 -0500

i am on a green tea diet but it's not work. anyone know what i can use to lose weigh i have a 1 year old son so i don't get time to join a gym.

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Kirla 2011-05-08 12:13:35 -0500 Report

This is what I found has helped me.

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

Narg 2011-05-08 06:26:26 -0500 Report

Moderation of food is the start. Plain and simple. Then, yes exersize is key but it doesn't have to happen at a gym. Get a work out at home, move more, do more. Sit less.


blessedbeing 2011-05-07 11:53:33 -0500 Report

I think most gyms have daycare, don't they? I don't know anything about a green tea diet but it doesn't sound good to me. Expend more calories than you take in sounds like the way to go to me. But never dip under 1200 in a day. Put the baby down for a nap and exercise. I like to pop in a walking DVD and walk in the livingroom to it. But there are several exercise tapes and DVDs around. I found many of mine on eBay.

Cut down on carbs. You can do that little by little by little so you don't feel badly. Some people get flu like symptoms if they cut down too much too quickly. They switch their bodies from using carbs for energy to burning fat for energy. In a few days they feel lots, lots better and have lots of energy. Do a Google search for low carb recipes and there are lots of them out there.

You can keep a journal of what you eat and how many calories you consume by using or It also takes into account your activity level. Or write down what you eat and do it that way. Sometimes it's surprising how many calories we've eaten in a day and we didn't even realize it.

I hope this helps and I wish you well.


Type1Lou 2011-05-07 08:45:52 -0500 Report

About 6 weeks ago, I started walking 2 to 3 miles four times a week with friends. We try to keep a good pace and complete our walk in 40 to 50 minutes. I lost 5 pounds without changing anything else and my bloodsugars were better too. Also, walking with friends gives you girltime to chat. It's a win-win for all of you (except you lose weight too!)

roxann 2011-05-07 08:41:00 -0500 Report

green tea wont work water lots raw fruit walking walking moving around dancing around the house raw veggs fruit chicken fish and low carbs i lost 25 pounds walking doing this

roxann 2011-05-07 08:37:31 -0500 Report

raw veggs a 20 minute walk to start and lots of water lots about 70 ounces or more i lost 25 pounds on that .little meat i mean lean fish chicken
little meals aday fruit apple small amounts if you need help email me here i use to be a fitness trainer

roxann 2011-05-07 08:38:36 -0500 Report

get up and move i harly sit down i have 2 huge chows dogs and 5 cockateil birds and 500 house plants the whole idear is to walk walk walk anywere park car far and walk

jayabee52 2011-05-07 00:35:26 -0500 Report

right now I am watching my carbs VERY carefully. I eat very few carbs and I am losing weight.

Excuse my being nosy, are you breast feeding your one year old? If you are, don't diet! For both his and your sakes. If you diet, especially a fad diet like the green tea diet, you are not getting nutrients needed for both him and you.

And pretty soon you won't need to join a gym. He'll keep you running, trying to keep up with him (that's where all of our energy goes when we're older — producing, then chasing our kids —LoL!)

Blessing to you and yours


Hopieland 2011-05-07 12:10:09 -0500 Report

James, love your new photo! This must be your lovely Jem…beautiful. This is such good advice for nursing moms. When they begin walking, the race is on to catch up with them! A great home gym, wouldn't you say? And thanks for all the good blessing you share with us!

jayabee52 2011-05-07 13:31:31 -0500 Report

yes, Hopie the lady with me in the pic is my beautiful, beloved bride Jem (no children).

The mother of my 3 boys nursed each of them until age 2. And they gave her a run for her money! Just keeping up with supplimenting their diets with la Leche and running after them kept her pretty fit.

Thanks Hopie for your kind words!

Type1Lou 2011-05-07 08:50:00 -0500 Report

I agree that carbs are also key in controlling the BG and in losing weight. I try to limit myself to between 30g to 45g of carb per meal. Not easy…but after a while, you retrain your palate and crave less.

blessedbeing 2011-05-07 11:41:11 -0500 Report

I eat maybe 30 carbs for the whole day. I feel great, have energy, am losing weight, and controlling my BS.

Type1Lou 2011-05-07 19:02:50 -0500 Report

Wow! Great carb curbing! I have found that the fewer carbs I eat, the easier it is to control the BG. Wishing you the willpower to keep it up!

Hopieland 2011-05-07 12:07:34 -0500 Report

My nutritionist set my carb intake at 45 for meals and 15 for snacks. Works real well, is easier than counting calories, can have almost anything to eat as long as I stick to my limits. Most meats have no carbs, but I keep red meats to a bare minimum. My problem is winter. I eat more comfy foods to combat the "blues" winter brings. I lost 20# last summer and have gained back 15 (waaa) in winter. Sooo… back to the carb curbing! It really does work and the more weight lost, the lower my BG #'s. Losing weight is MUCH easier counting carbs and much easier to keep the weight off, overall. Bread, cheese, stuff like that are weight gainers for me, so I really limit them, but with a BIG engine repair going on, my budget has a huge dent, so I was eating lots of sandwiches, hence the weight gain. All is not lost, however! I'm back on track again and will lose 1-2 lbs. a week counting carbs. So… carb counters unite! Together We Can!

RAYT721 2011-05-06 20:47:55 -0500 Report

I've found that my weight loss has come from the common sense diet which is to say that I eat in moderation. I have cut my carbs but not cut them out. I continue to eat smaller meals and snacks 5-6 times a day. I get exercise from normal daily activity, not from a structured gym workout. I make SURE to eat breakfasts daily (which I never liked before). I have added more water to my day to fill up. So, all in all, it's just common sense. Starvation is not really a diet because while it works for a short time it doesn't really provide the results in the long term. Green tea is awesome (antioxidant) but not the answer to weight loss. Take baby steps with the baby (Congratulations) and you'll get where you're heading. Slow and steady wins the race! Hugz.

Harlen 2011-05-06 17:53:46 -0500 Report

hello and welcome
Walking seams to help alot.
With out knowing what your doing or on it is realy hard to sey .
Best wishes

dietcherry 2011-05-06 17:42:39 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC babygirl! For starters I would suggest you see a nutritionist who can devise a meal plan based on your caloric needs and from there it can be customized for losing weight. I would be wary of those fly-by-night diets that dont give your body all it needs to thrive. Ive heard several members here mention the South Beach and Adkins diets have helped them shed pounds. Im sure more people will chime in with helpful advice! Good luck in your efforts!!!

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