Gaining weight/Wt Watchers

Marytea
By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-06-13 18:35:50 -0500
Started 2011-06-10 09:37:51 -0500

Even cutting my carbs to 30 - 40 a meal, I am still gaining weight!!! Isn't that counter productive to lowering blood sugar. I am also taking 500mg of metformin daily. Can I use my weight watcher diet plan instead? Is the WW diet compatible? I am so frustrated.


10 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2011-06-11 18:59:42 -0500 Report

Without knowing what meds your on it is hard to help you
Some of the meds will make you gain.
Best wishes
Harlen

BUGME2
BUGME2 2011-06-11 16:52:41 -0500 Report

HI MARYTEA,I ALSO AM GAINING WEIGHT,I REALIZE THAT TAKING THE MEDS I'M
ON IS ONE SIDE EFFECT THAT I CAN DO WITHOUT.I HAVE BEEN DANCING TO MUSIC THAT MAKE ME SWEAT BUT MAKE ME FEEL GOOD ALSO.I READ ALL THE INFO.ON MY MEDS AND IT'S A LOT,BUT I DO MY EXERCISE TO MUSIC AND THAT'S WHAT WORKS FOR ME,PLUS POTION SIZE.

Blue
Blue 2011-06-11 15:17:01 -0500 Report

Hi Marytea! I have noticed that alot of people who are on diabetic meds tend to gain alot of weight. I'm thinking that it's because when the insulin in the body is working better, EVERYTHING you eat counts. I am not on any meds right now and am losing weight quite well, although it isn't healthy because my body isn't getting the nutrition it really needs. I prefer to drop my weight first though and am not having any health problems ( now anyway!). I wouldn't suggest this for anyone else. I just have a bad feeling about the drugs! I wonder if they have come up with anything to control blood sugars and help us lose weight as well…anybody know? It is NOT healthy to have normal blood sugars and then have our bodies pile on a bunch of weight, doesn't make much sense to me! How about you?

Marytea
Marytea 2011-06-11 18:57:52 -0500 Report

What a great med that would be. I think I need to amp up my exercise (walk and WII) and just eat way less carbs. My body tells me the meds are working. I feel very different… much better now. Best of luck to you. We will both make it.

Blue
Blue 2011-06-13 18:35:50 -0500 Report

Hi again! Thankyou for writing back! EXERCISE! Now that is scary…LOL! I just noticed that Bugme had a good idea…dancing to music! I always get amped when I put on something I like…like disco! Funk! K.C. and the Sunshine Band!!! Wheeeeeee! uhoh, have I seriously dated myself here??lol! I'd love to hear more from you! Marie

outrigger1945
outrigger1945 2011-06-11 12:18:35 -0500 Report

Have your Thyroids checked if they don't work right it can mess up everything. They do a regular bloodtest which can give fals information. Ask them to do a T3 and T4 .

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-06-11 12:15:42 -0500 Report

The same thing happened to me, and my doctor said that Weight Watchers allows too many carbs…or actually, since they allow so much freedom through the points plan, we tend to select too many carbs. Once I got off it and cut my carbs down to the bone, I've lost 65 pounds since October 1st. I'm pretty balanced, but higher protein, lower carb, low fat, NO processed sugar to speak of. When I do eat starches, it's whole grain, not "white" products. It's worked, and I'm satisfied. My blood glucose numbers are down…doc says when I lose ten more pounds, I'll probably be able to get off medication and just control with diet!

tweetydele
tweetydele 2011-06-11 00:37:16 -0500 Report

i was on weight watchers and wasnt doing well so my dr told me to get off of it and just eat 20 carbs a meal i have lost 21 lbs so far.i thought eating ww points of 2 or 3 was a good thing as they said i could have 29 pts a day. the prob was i wasnt watching my carbs along with it. so im just on low carb now. good luck

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-06-10 09:42:25 -0500 Report

Weight Watchers is a fairly balanced program and using anything to help you get going is a great plan. Sometimes when you start having better control, it means that your body is taking in your glucose better and if you are not burning it off in exercise, it will turn to fat. That is the issue with better control sometimes. It is a cycle of frustration. But it also does take time to get things moving in the right direction. What you may also want to consider is the Neutra System that is made specifically for diabetics. I don't know how that works money wise, but it is based on the glycemic index that should help you out a lot.

Find something that works for you and run with it. Just keep counting those carbs and watch the fat intake. If you can fill up on more veggies you will be moving in the right direction.

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