Any good tips on losing weight?

By QueenJavigus22 Latest Reply 2012-04-25 06:14:05 -0500
Started 2012-04-06 23:33:44 -0500

Okay, well even before I got type one I was smaller than now. Then when I was about to find out about diabetes, I lost about 40lbs. I gained it all back.. I want to lose 20lbs before summer because I want to look good, I want to feel good and I also have a Jiu Jitsu tournament in the summer. I tried not drinking anything but water, and I lost 8lbs, then I gave up and I gained 5lbs back! So, does anyone know a good diet for a type 1 diabetic to lose 20lbs in 50 days? I excersise often, but when I do, I get low and hungry in the end so I eat and ruin it.I also try to eat healthy, I think insulin makes me hungry.. So, if anyone knows of anything good it would help me out a lot! Thank you :)

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margokittycat 2012-04-08 17:02:09 -0500 Report

I agree with Red Flower Lady Below. If you really think you need to loose weight, then you need to speak to your ENDO about it. Most of them will not put you on anything, if you are with in the weight range for you height and age there is nothing wrong with that. Believe me I use to do that all the time and it will mess you up loosing weight and it isn't weight that you needed to loose. Darling talk to your ENDO Please.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-08 00:18:41 -0500 Report

I'm looking at your picture and sweetie you are absolutely fine where your at. I think your body is telling you something by gaining the 5lbs back. Many years ago after baby number two I wanted to get right back to my normal weight, well I actually got smaller! Oh the number on the scale looked good to me, but I had headaches all the time and not as much energy. The weight would slowly creep up to my normal weight and I would feel fine. I should say that I had a runners build. My dr saw me when I was smaller and immediately told me I was too small and my body would correct it, he was right. Eveery time I went below the normal weight I would end up right back there. Don't let a number trap you. Eat healthy foods and practice portion control and keep getting that exercise and you'll be ok. You do know it isn't healthy to loose 20 pounds in fifty days right?

Ask your dr what weight you should be at, remember you are still growing and will be for some time and the number will probably change. A healthy you is what is important not a number:)

robertoj 2012-04-07 01:41:55 -0500 Report

I do not believe in diets. The best approach is to incorporate life style changes. Also do not be to rigid; life is meant to be enjoyed. You have to find what works for you. It takes time and effort to lose bad habits and develop healthy ones. Support, support and more support. Good luck.

jigsaw 2012-04-08 06:32:53 -0500 Report

I agree with much of what you have said here robertoj! There is much depth, insight, and obvious experience behind your words. Some could gain an exorbitant amount of weight by the time they figure it out and comprehend it!!!

robertoj 2012-04-08 13:33:04 -0500 Report

It's a matter of eating healthy. Choosing quality carbs like whole grains, low sodium and low fat. Eating small portions; try using smaller plates and bows. Eating sensibly as part of your life style as opposed to diets that are not sustainable and can cause serious damage.

jayabee52 2012-04-07 00:34:04 -0500 Report

Howdy "Queen J"

I am type 2, but what I understand about nutrition here lately (mostly from being on DC — not a nutrition professional by any means) I would think that keeping your carbohydrates low would help you lose the weight. I would suggest that you cut out breads and grain based carbohydrates completely as you can. It would give you "room" for other carbs based on more nutritional foods like Veggies and fruits (especially the berries). I have a meal plan on which I had lost 65 lbs last year which is intended to be used by Type 2s, but may be adapted for Type 1s, I think. In fact a couple of Type 1s have tried it and have reported preliminary success with it. Should you want to examine the meal plan for yourself, you may find the discussion about it here ~

I pray you find the information you desire no matter what the source.


peterjohn1 2012-04-25 06:14:05 -0500 Report

As you also have diabetes you need to do simple exercise but the most important is to eat quality foods which means the foods which are free from fats and also not prepared in oil as well . You may take vegetables and also fruits such as Peach which is useful in diabetes .

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