Newly diagnosed Any help I can get

By helen7898 Latest Reply 2011-05-19 04:57:38 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 19:00:40 -0500

I am trying to controll my BS but it is really difficult to do this on my mine own. I get bored with the plain veggie, fruit, meat thing. I need to have at least two choices at work cause sometimes everyone elses junk food looks better than my healthy food. I do labor work and am really hungry at lunch time which iis at 10 am then I am hungry again at 2 pm when driving home and stop at a drive thru. I get tired of reading the labels cause I also have high BP and Cholestrol, so if it has low carbs then it also has high cholestrol, or if it has low cholestrol then it has high salt or sugar in it. I am confused but I really need to get all three into check, cause I want to live a long time.

4 replies

RAYT721 2011-05-19 04:57:38 -0500 Report

I find that pre-planning menus may take a little bit of time but as you list favorite entrees that fit your tastes and nutritional needs, you have a better chance of sticking to a program that works well for you. Keep logs or lists of what fits into your life so that your future planning and shopping with go smoother. If you start out with 7-14 favorite "healthy" breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks you will have up to 2 weeks of variety. Add another 7 in a week or two. Add another 7 in a week or two. Before you know it, you'll have your own diet that will easily give you 3-6 months of menu plans that will offer variety of nutritional and tasty meals to rotate.

Armourer 2011-05-19 01:34:13 -0500 Report

What Harlen said below. I'd just focus on eating more protein and higher fiber.You mentioned the drive through, if a sandwich that's bread and that's carbs, did you have fries with that too? Carry some string cheese to munch on, some nuts, etc. maybe this will help.

Kissmygrits1 2011-05-18 20:23:40 -0500 Report

I am right there with you, I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago and have the same things, High BP ,cholesterol, and sugar, I am glad I found this web site I don't feel so alone :)

Harlen 2011-05-18 19:29:39 -0500 Report

yep it is hard to deal with but you seem to know what you can have and what you can not its just the doing it thats hard and I feel you for I deal with it every day too .I stick to what I know I can have that way I have a great shot at a long life .
Best wishes