Weight loss & low carb...

girl steele
By girl steele Latest Reply 2011-08-07 13:02:26 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 16:22:46 -0500

Hello All. I have been eating low carb, about 45-60 grams (IF THAT) per day since my diagnosis of T2 back in November, if I eat much more than that my sugars are too high. I also walk/run on the treadmill AT LEAST 30 minutes a day plus do strength training nearly every day, upper body - lower body. My blood sugars are ok, they rarely go over 160 & if they do I'm back on the treadmill. I'm just wondering why I'm not loosing weight? Although I really don't feel like I need to (I'm 5'7" @ 150 lbs. give or take a few), but just wondering if it's the diabetes that is causing this? Seems like I would be shedding the pounds with all the workouts I do & the small amount carbs I eat. What do you think?

7 replies

Anonymous 2011-08-07 13:02:26 -0500 Report

Wow I'm a type 1 and my dietician has me eating 210 grams of carbs a day and my blood sugar normally stays between 90 and 120.

girl steele
girl steele 2011-06-11 21:51:23 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone for you pieces of insight. WendyFr, no I dont take insulin & I have heard that. I take 1500 mg. Metformin/day. Im not really stressing about my weight, just wondering if diabetes makes it more difficult to lose because of our metabolism being 'off kilter' so to speak. I have to work out, its sometimes the only way to get my sugars down… so I do it often. It just seems that low carb plus daily exercise would cause plenty of weight loss. Although I do feel in shape & strong from all my hard work. :) Thanks strawberry mango, I will try that site to see of I'm even getting enough nutrition. Thanks everyone.

WendyFR 2011-06-11 00:08:50 -0500 Report

Do you take insulin? Insulin makes you gain weight, well that's what my nutritionist and endo tells me. I'm T1 so a little different on the low carb, because I do exercise, I have to eat more carbs so I don't hit too many lows. But, it takes me awhile to lose weight. I know it is different for everyone, but I was told it's harder for a diabetic to lose wieght due to insulin intake. There are probably other factors as well.

Mari.anne 2011-05-26 22:51:07 -0500 Report

I feel your pain - I'm currently living on 1200 net calories a day, going to a gym for about 35 minutes a day and walking the dogs (at a reasonable pace) for about 40 minutes a day - and I'm gaining weight. To top it all off, I listened to a radio show this morning where the guest was an endocrinologist and he was saying that the only way you can gain weight is if you eat more than the energy you put out. So … how much does a person need to eat. I almost cried.

granniesophie 2011-05-25 16:38:51 -0500 Report

I think you need to stop stressing over it and give it some time. You don't gain weight in a day, and you don't lose it in a day either.

Harlen 2011-05-25 20:19:13 -0500 Report

I think so too
Give it some time your bilding mucle and that weighs more then fat !!!
Give it time
Best wishes

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