Weight Watchers

doggier
By doggier Latest Reply 2012-06-22 17:47:50 -0500
Started 2012-06-22 16:12:55 -0500

Has anybody ever tried being on the Weight Watcher diet with diabetes? How did you like it?

Tags: weight loss

2 replies

Bamberg
Bamberg 2012-06-22 17:47:50 -0500 Report

I use Weight Watchers. I worked on the assumption that weight loss had to be my first goal. My blood sugar went to the normal range in about two weeks. I slowly tailored the diet to be more specific to diabetes. I never have the treats that are built into the Weight Watchers system. I limit myself to three or four slices of 100 percent whole wheat bread a day. I eat as much fruit as I want. I am never hungry on this diet. I've lost 49 pounds in seven months and in the first three months my A1c went from 8.2 to 5.8. I'm having a blood test on Monday and I expect my A1c to be lower still. I had been on Metformin for the first two months but then I stopped taking it. I know diabetes is a progressive illness and I may not always be able to avoid medication but I believe the longer I can stay of the medications the better off I will be.

Irish1951
Irish1951 2012-06-22 17:22:42 -0500 Report

I am on Weight Watchers. I have done well, dropped 51 lbs so far. I probably could have done it without WW but the meetings help in that they provide support in the effort. Also, a big part of it I'd the accountability in that you do have to face the scale every week. You will have to modify what they preach- fiord are "free". As most of us know fruits can be high in carbs so you do have to watch those. I have several of their cookbooks and instead of the "points" the first thing I look at is the carbs. What is good is this allows me to choose from a wide range of foods. You can only eat poached chicken for so long before you get real bored! I am sure that these cookbooks are available second hand just about anywhere.

I have heard that there is an experiment in the DC-Virginia area of Weight Watchers meetings and program tailored to Diabetics. Hope to see this in all areas soon.

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