wight issues

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-09-02 13:03:05 -0500
Started 2011-07-11 19:45:50 -0500

does anybody know if it is ok for diabetics to have replacement shakes or weight loss pills. I am 80kg (dont know what that is in pounds) I have lost 12kg since I was diagnosed but now I am stuck at that weight. My diabetes educator said for my height (5 foot) I need to get to 52kg.

Tags: weight loss

8 replies

berrykins0 2011-09-02 13:03:05 -0500 Report

i say counting carbs and calories are the best way for weight loss ithats what i did and it worked for me and alots of walking. i have the same issues you do with thyriod and this helped me get out of trouble with my weight.well worth it to.i had my diatian help me do the cal carb counts so i knew what i needed to have to lose weight and keep it off . i have kept it off for 1yr1/2 in october 2011.i don't believe in diet pills or shake replacements i think there a waste of money. sorry thats just my belief don't take it personally.

lmkilday 2011-07-17 22:41:34 -0500 Report

You need to check the number of carbs. Glucerna makes a replacement shake and it is made for diabetics. Did you check the number of carbs in Glucerna?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-12 06:28:44 -0500 Report

Like James I have lost weight in the last year by eating more veggies, more protein and less carbs.

rellypoo 2011-07-12 19:58:19 -0500 Report

thanks for you comment I absolutely love my veggies ( does that include potato) My diabetes specialist says to have 6 small meals a day I think that is too much food but I am going to try your suggestions.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-14 10:18:47 -0500 Report

For me potatoes have to be in small servings, limited to 15 carbs ad I eat less other carbs with them. They seem to act like twice their carb count on my BG. Use your meter and test afer to see what they do to your BG. Sweet potatoes seem to agree with me, not much of a rise for the first two hours, then it seems to drop my BG for several hours later than if I eat the same meal without the sweet potatoes.
I eat several snack like meals throughout the day, or night since I work nights usually. That way I am eating the same amount as if it was divded into three meals and two snacks. The smaller meals have fewer carbs per meal so there is less of a demand for insulin to metabolize the food. It was explained to me that eating 2 slices of bread at one time has a more than double demand on your insulin to process than 1 slice of bread. So I figure it works that way for most carbs. I usually eat about 15-30 carbs per meal and 6 meals per day. Usually it is below the 30 carbs.

Mistletoe 2011-07-18 09:55:47 -0500 Report

Sweet potatoes have more fiber in them than white potatoes…so they take longer to digest, thus going into the blood stream more slowly.

jayabee52 2011-07-11 20:01:03 -0500 Report

IMO Narelle, the pills and the shakes are not the way to go, unless you intend to be on them indefinitely. A lot of the pills are not all that healthy for you anyway.

It is better to eat a balanced diabetic diet which is low in carbohydrates and relatively high in protein together with veggies and a little fruit, I have lost about 40 lbs in 6 months when I had adopted the eating plan I just described. I didn't set out to lose the weight, it happened as result of that meal plan.

I plan to be doing this for the rest of my life.

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