Maintaining weight

Kim Gregory
By Kim Gregory Latest Reply 2012-07-11 08:03:11 -0500
Started 2012-07-10 22:41:55 -0500

Well, I have had a difficult time trying to maintain my weight. I have gained back half the weight that I lost. It is still expensive to eat healthy. Although pasta, potatoes, rice are not the best for diabetics to eat, it is inexpensive and can feed a family of four. Having diabetes has been a major expense for my family. However, I am going to get back on track with my life changing eating habits.

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Nick1962 2012-07-11 08:03:11 -0500 Report

Yes, eating healthy (especially for a family of 4) can be expensive, but if you look at it long term, you do end up reducing trips to the doctor and similar costs if you can get off weight issue related medications. I know my blood pressure and cholesterol medication was a week’s worth of groceries for us even after insurance.
There are ways to help though. Looking at portions of that pasta or filler food and cutting back some may make it go even further. Buying bulk packs of foods, cooking and freezing portions (or making your own “convenience foods”) helps too. There are times I buy a bunch of stuff at farmer’s markets and end up using a lot of it before it goes bad, so some weeks our regular grocery bill is very low. And of course careful planning on how to use up ingredients wisely goes a long way too. Some recipes call for just a few tablespoons of chopped green onion – find a way to use the rest.
Getting everyone in the family on board with the same diet helps too because you’re minimizing all the variety, and really I know a lot of diabetic folks who’s family could benefit from their diet.

Edit: almost forgot - maintaining that weight means you have to find a reasonably healthy diet you can live on the rest of your life, not just a one time thing used to lose weight. It is really a lifestyle change.