Eating well and often

By christelly Latest Reply 2012-03-02 01:42:12 -0600
Started 2012-03-02 01:03:13 -0600

It amazes me that sice being diagnosed with Type 2 I am eating better than ever before. Everything is made from scratch and the recipes at Diabetic connect are most helpful. However, I cannot, simply cannot eat more than 3 meals day and often find eating 3 to be too much. This does not seem o affect the BS level very much but I find I will eat some fruit between meals - believe it or not prunes are sooo sweet they sasfy my craving for sugar! It seems impossible fo me to lose any more weightand I need to lose another 118 pounds! Any ideas? I swim twice a week thi winter for 2 hours of straight swimming and try to use my trainer twice a week. Using the trainer is so boring I can't wait to get my bike outside. I also found I get short bouts of depression and don't know why.

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Caroltoo 2012-03-02 01:42:12 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the changes you have made in your diet! Sounds like you are on the right track. The comment about eating more than 3 meals a day is a bit deceptive. What the report actually talks about is eating 5-6 times a day, but NOT eating more in a day. It could perhaps be better described as eating 3 smaller meals a day and having 3 snacks. It's the kind of thing you are doing about when you reach for a piece of fruit or a few prunes.

You sound like you live where winters are cold. That usually also means there is less sunshine. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is caused by lack of intense sunlight. It is depression that occurs during the winter months and frequently causes weight gain. D3 and B12 are both vitamins that can counter the effects of SAD. Another option is to get a lamp that will let you do light therapy. It's a specially intense light … can't do it with regular house lamps.

You might also consider reducing your carb intake somewhat. Some of us just don't do to well on the number of carbs we are "supposed" to eat. We are all individuals with different metabolic needs and sometimes the models miss our needs and then we must adjust. Personally, I'd be a blimp if I ate the number of carbs most nutritional counselors say I am "supposed" to eat. Instead I am slowly and safely loosing the weight I gained when I believed I was supposed to be eating more carbs.

You really have to modify the general expectations to fit yourself. You are unique.