Meal/diet plan

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-05-14 15:09:05 -0500
Started 2012-05-14 01:44:01 -0500

Im a type 1 diabetic and Iv been having diabetes for 15 yrs now, I'm on the insulin pump and I dont like how I weight, n it has to do with what I'm eating n lack of exerciZe. And I would love to know If someone would give me a good healty meal plan for me and get back to a normal weight I weight about 210-220 and I'm trying to be at 170-180 I would appreciate the help thanks

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Nick1962 2012-05-14 11:09:43 -0500 Report

Many of us here have adopted a low carbohydrate/low sugar diet with great success. I am stricter than most, but it’s helped me shed 90+ lbs. Eliminating (or limiting) things like pastas, rice, white breads, cereals, crackers and snack foods will go a long way to lowering your weight and bring your BG under control. And of course no concentrated sugars like fruit juices, soda pop, jams/jellies and the like. I don’t eat pre-packaged foods like Lean Cuisine and usually stick to vegetables and protein.
I tend to look at food now as what my body needs versus what I think I should be eating out of habit. I eat usually one “meal” per day, but am constantly feeding myself smaller meals throughout, because most days are spent at a desk. This helps keep my numbers fairly regular through the day. Weekends when I’m more active, I get to eat more.
Yes, exercise helps, and I don’t need to tell you that.

MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2012-05-14 09:40:20 -0500 Report

Do you like salads?

Barbacuts92 2012-05-14 10:18:02 -0500 Report

Yes I do like salads. But don't like ranch though

MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2012-05-14 15:07:57 -0500 Report

Salads have very little carbs and can help if your trying to lose weight. Make them nig so their filling, drink a glass of water before hand as well. Add some chicken if you need a lil meat too! Add lotas n liots of veggies. It can be VERY filling!

MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2012-05-14 15:09:05 -0500 Report

Also, I believe you can go on Rachael Rays website and she teaches you how to make dressings with 3 or 4 simple ingredients that are low in sodium AND sugar. Hope this helps. Let me know what you think :)

BrittanyP 2012-05-14 06:23:33 -0500 Report

Any healthy/balanced diet is a good one when you are trying to lose weight. Being sure to include fiber/milk products can also keep you from gaining the extra weight and help boost energy that will motivate you to workout.
As for diabetes, my nurse says to stay away from fruits and juices because of the sharp rise&fall of bloodsugar, but that's not really going to help you with watching weight.

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