What diets have you tried and what works for you?

By Darlene51 Latest Reply 2011-08-02 16:45:43 -0500
Started 2011-07-31 08:06:00 -0500

I have tried so many diets and was wondering what has everyone tried and what works for you.

8 replies

berrykins0 2011-08-02 16:45:43 -0500 Report

low carb diet and low calorie diet count both carbs and calories. i switched from eating white to whole wheat products and from regular sugar to sugar free stuff.exerise is very important to do to lose weight a good 1hr at least 5 days a week of walkingfor the exersise part . to maintain your weight you need 30 min 5 days a week of walking this is what i was told by my nutrionist. and drinking alot of water is also helpful to for losing weight. i even have thyriod problems that could of interfered with my diet and this diet worked for me. when you have problems with your thyriod being under active it make it impossible to lose weight. i was told i had an under active thyriod. but i was given pills to replace the hormone my thyriod wasn't making enough of . then i could lose the weight i wanted to lose.

RAYT721 2011-07-31 11:06:55 -0500 Report

I've dropped 30 pounds on the common sense diet. You probably won't read much about it because a lot of the programs, pills and potions make too much money for the originators than to simply tell you that weight control from control: carb control; calorie control; fat control; portion control and self control. I have found that eating rather than starving has been responsible for the weight loss. I've added water and added more exercise, not to excess, but to what's right. The common sense diet that I am on mixes carbs with protein with nutrients with calories with eating less food more often. It's working! I have found from my trial and error diets of the past that without giving in a full commitment I was yo-yo'ing with my weight. So I became determined to stop talking about losing weight and DOING it … and with a little common sense. I am at my target weight and now just trying to firm up the stomach. I've become a new me … inside and out. Easy? Heck no. Just remember to eat to live instead of living to eat.

Type1Lou 2011-07-31 10:42:51 -0500 Report

Low carb is what works for me. I usually have 30 grams of carb for breakfast and try to stay at 45 grams or below for each lunch and dinner. Unless I'm having a low BG, I try not to snack. Nuts are a good low-carb snack. It's not an easy diet. I used to love to bake and loved breads, cookies and cakes. I try to avoid most of them now and don't bake much anymore except for special occasions. When I do eat bread, it is a thin slice of whole grain bread or the Wasa Rye Crisp. I've found I can substitute some low-carb ingredients for some pasta dishes…my husband gets the pasta but my "spaghetti" is actually french-style green beans with sauce and cheese. This site's recipes have some interesting items…like a zucchini pizza crust. I started on this low carb diet after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution"…Got my A1c's back into the 6's until recently and lost 10 pounds by avoiding the carbs to…a win/win! Wishing you good luck and lots of will-power!

Darlene51 2011-07-31 11:05:05 -0500 Report

I know what you mean about baking. I use to make cakes for people, I took classes. I had to give it up cause I couldn't handle being around the suger. I think 30-45 carbs per meal would not be to bad.

alanbossman 2011-07-31 09:34:00 -0500 Report

I eat a low carb and a high protein meals also in protion size meals. The low carb and high protein meal may not work for you, but you can try it and see if it helps.

Darlene51 2011-07-31 10:18:25 -0500 Report

How low carb do you go? I'm not on insulin, just Victoza. I think I could get off that if I watch my carbs. I thought about trying the belly fat cure.

scs_2much 2011-07-31 12:30:06 -0500 Report

i just bought the flat belly diet diabetes! book… it is basically 4 400 calories meals per day, about 50g carbs each meal… mis that with a protein and a monounsaturated fatty acid…

bottom line, though, for ANY DIET TO WORK. 2 key things - it is not a diet but a life change. you never go off it AND you have to BURN MORE CALORIES than you take in!!!!!!!!

good luck! i'm a binge eater (about 2 times a week of late) and it's tough to change. but not impossible at all!

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