What is working or has worked for you?

By YogaGal Latest Reply 2011-09-03 09:27:22 -0500
Started 2011-07-13 07:39:32 -0500

1. Majorly reducing carbs. When I eat bread, I eat really dark bread…preferably pumpernickel. Whole wheat pasta if I eat it at all. No white rice.
2. No beer. Ok, so I'll have an ultra light now and again.
3. Flaxseed oil or fish oil tabs. One daily.
4. Vitamin D tabs — One daily.
5. A morning breakfast drink (Shakeology, made by the P90X people)
6. One grapefruit a day (a powerhouse fruit!), usually first thing in the morning or late morning
7. Several small meals a day (I never thought I could do it, but it is working wonders — I'll even split up my sandwich…eat 1/2 around noon and 1/2 around 2:00 p.m.)
8. No more chips or fries with a lunchtime sandwich. I'll allow myyself fries once during the weekend — potatoes are my weakness!
9. Regular exercise…I'm back to exercising at least 3 times a week pretty strenuously for at least 30 minutes
10. Meditation/relaxation — relieving/releasing the stress

7 replies

nay1414 2011-09-03 08:53:14 -0500 Report

Have you tried cinnamon capsules? You take them with a meal it is suppose to help lower bs.People even with out diabetes say it is helpful

Butterflies and Birds
Butterflies and Birds 2011-09-03 09:27:22 -0500 Report

I've also heard that cinnamon helps to lower BS. I have never heard of the capsules though. I will try to find the capsules in the stores…thank you for your suggestion. Birds and Butterflies

jayabee52 2011-09-03 01:36:47 -0500 Report

I eat a low carb high protein meal plan. I avoid all breads, pastas, potatoes, starchy veggies. I manage my BG numbers without diabetes meds of any kind.

berrykins0 2011-09-02 12:58:21 -0500 Report

i use low arb diet counting cal to. helps me stay in conrtol of my wight and my blood sugsar and health.

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-07-13 17:34:57 -0500 Report

Sounds like you have found what works best for you-keep up the good work! I walk every day, drink lots of water, take my meds (fish oil also) and try to keep my carb intake down. My sweet tooth is still my nemesis though…

CaliKo 2011-07-13 16:35:29 -0500 Report

I exercise daily. I also follow my meal plan, at least most of the time. I lost weight. This has all added up to reaching my target numbers. For now.

lmkilday 2011-07-13 15:50:13 -0500 Report

I look for lower carb alternatives. I buy Pepperidge Farm Light style bread. It has 8 grams per slice. If I want to bake, I'll buy low carb flour (20% of the carbs of regular flour). There is a recipe on this site for low carb barbeque sauce. Can't eat grapefruit. I take Lipitor. I don't do "exercises." I walk. I like to make a large salad with chicken or imitation crab meat. Sometimes that is lunch or dinner. When I eat potatoes, I eat sweet potatoes. They have fewer carbs than other potatoes. I eat slowly, which means that 1 meal could take more than an hour, especially when I only prepare one item of the meal at a time. For example, I will prepare the meat portion, a half hour later the vegetable portion and if I'm still hungry, I'll have a potato or fruit. I keep busy with craft projects between meals, which means I don't think about food. Usually have to avoid fast food restaurants. There was one in Chicago several years ago that specialized in healthy foods. The restaurant was always crowded during lunch.

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