Type 2 diet?

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-12-06 19:55:21 -0600
Started 2012-11-25 14:50:01 -0600

I know that diet is what you eat aka goes in mouth to stomache. Ok but I was wondering if there is a diet plan per se that helps you lose the weight while watching your numbers to shed excess pounds. I dont mean using those diet pills but with shakes and healthy eating wise. More balanced and thus healthier for you over all. Is there a list of foods like those you can eat all you want, those you have to be less on and those you do rarely? For if there is a simple version like that in that order I am sure with the multiple choices we can find our own plan to help us release the excess fat and become lean and healthy at the same time.
Please no negative input…my stress level is way beyond it should be right now ok?
Thank you
Have a great day!:)

30 replies

Timmmeh3 2012-11-28 19:43:16 -0600 Report

I would also speak to a dietician, when I was in the hospital and discovered I was diabetic, the hospital dietician went over a bunch of diet options. It is also covered by insurance, and if you call your local hospital, there is dietician meetings you can attend and get advice…Plus, they have all the local groups in your area and are glad to help people out with information.

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-30 22:15:53 -0600 Report

The local group was more intent on each other than welcoming a new person. I will see about the dietician. Thanks!

Timmmeh3 2012-12-01 01:40:17 -0600 Report

I am sorry to hear that, but feel free to message me too, I would be more than happy to share some recipes we have found for desserts and treats and good tasting meals. Just because there low fat and no sugar, it doesn't have to be tasteless too.
Plus I would be more than happy to just chat about dieting and stuff.

lauravaughn 2012-11-27 17:45:01 -0600 Report

Hi Tsalagilenape! just avoid sweets,bread,pasta. Eat alot of vegetables, lean meat like chicken, fish, and fruits. Low fat milk , dressings, and I know is hard well at least for me cause I love to eat and thats my big problem.

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-27 22:44:30 -0600 Report

I can usually do that. Yet when I originally lost my weight I did indulge once a week or there of. This way I gave into a craving but not overindulging it. Thus if I craved something then I had a small portion of it. This way it was appeased and I kept moving forward. Thank you Hugs

lauravaughn 2012-11-28 13:36:31 -0600 Report

I am having a hard time losing weight. How did you do it?

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-28 18:42:07 -0600 Report

Its a 3 week plan. Doesnt involve measuring or weighing foods. Its a slow step into a change of lifestyle. This was its not traumatic or dramatic to your body and self. So if you want more info let me know. Hugs

MoeGig 2012-11-26 20:46:31 -0600 Report

The only thing that works for me is the Atkins diet. Eat all you want of everything but carbs, and you will lose weight. You just won't be hungry. I've tried everything else. From 240 lbs, I'm down to 196. Do cardio at the gym (wind sprints best) and you'll also be in great shape with healthy arteries…(clogged small arteries are your biggest enemy)…eyesight, kidneys, and feet. My cholesterol is in the 150's. The resulting lack of carbs in your food intake forces your body to burn fat for energy. Just make sure your control is good…so you don't get excessive ketones. It's an easy diet. Good luck.

caloparr 2012-11-26 18:52:02 -0600 Report

Hi Tsalgit
I've been thinking and researching an answer to your question especially since you sound a little frustrated and certainly don't need to waste any more time. I really believe the best way I could address your concern is to say divide your plate into one half vegetables, one fourth protein, and one fourth carbohydrate. The rainbow colors of vegetables is the healthiest and safest way to go. Have a variety of proteins, like fish, chicken, veal, lamb, beef, pork, and turkey but just keep portions small. And, be sure to select carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat pasta (spelt or kamut) which are lower in carb counts.
Good luck! I know it's a hassle at first, but after a while it becomes a routine.

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-26 22:40:43 -0600 Report

Sounds like a plan that I did before. I worked out at the gym 6 days a week for over an hour. But will glean what I can and see where I can get too. Thank you Camille

ShellyLargent 2012-11-26 10:43:51 -0600 Report

I use the 3-2-1 Plan from Slim Fast: 3 100-calorie snacks, 2 200-calorie meals (either a shake or meal bar), and 1 balanced meal of 500 calories. I ran it by my endo before I started it, and he approved it for me. I use a website called My Fitness Pal to track all my calorie and carb intake. My personal goals are set at <1300 calories and <180g carbs, whaich were also reviewed and approved by my endo. I've fallen off my "wagon" for the last few months and am ready to get back on!

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-26 11:10:00 -0600 Report

Yes I understand fallen off the wagon. LOL But tis time to get things back on track for me. Funny thing is I actually lose more weight in the winter than I do in the spring or summer. :) But I do like your plan sounds good. Not sure when my next appointment is with my endo but he is also a bit clueless. LOL Hugs :)

Vigirl7 2012-11-25 17:37:34 -0600 Report

counting carbs is great! I agree with joyce. It is VERY important that you feed your body throughout the day!!! Even with meal replacement shakes you should eat healthy snacks between those and your healthy meal. Making sure that you have carb and protein at each setting. Your carb should be no bigger than YOUR clenched fist and your protein no bigger than your open palm. Portion control is a huge issue. I have started eating out of smaller plates. Then I can FILL the plate and still have my portion control right. 9 inch plates are awesome!!! Hope this helps a little!! The main thing that you do not want to do is make your body think that you are starving yourself!!! <3

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-26 11:08:36 -0600 Report

LOL Portion control is actually easy for me. Tis how I originally lost the first 60 pounds! But that plan isnt working now. Thank you Hugs <3 :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-25 17:08:26 -0600 Report

To lose weight, I simply watched what I ate and counted carbs. I do not do a "diet" per se. I eat fresh veggies and fruits. I don't care one way or the other if they are organic in fact I have not noticed a difference.

I am still losing weight simply by eating meat, poultry and veggies. I can only eat fish if I am in the mood. When you add exercise, it helps even more. I do not do shakes at all. I would rather eat the food than replace it with a shake.

Caroltoo 2012-11-25 16:43:42 -0600 Report

Beans soaking is a great start. As much as I love Hawaii, I do miss how much I used to love a bowl of hot homemade soup or stew on a cold wintery day. Dealing with snow does get to be challenging (lived on the Canadian border for 10 years, so I do know about it), but, the other side of that coin is that it is so beautiful to watch snow falling between you and a full moon and lightly dusting the evergreens around you. For me it became an issue of focus: to enjoy the falling white stuff did mean I had to clean up the dirty mess after it freezes. So, do I dwell in the sludge or focus on the beauty? I chose the beauty, until it was time to move on.

Caroltoo 2012-11-25 15:59:50 -0600 Report


For myself, I buy fresh organic produce or raise my own organically, use eggs or lean meats in every meal, avoid all forms of gluten (which does mean I've gotten creative with my carb substitues and have tried lots over the last year), use olive oil, avocados, and cheese as my sources of fat, and go easy on the dairy products. Also use lots of fruit.

I find a four pronged approach works: eat foods as fresh and close to natural as possible, decrease my calorie intake, increase my physical exercise, and try to remain as calm and stress free as possible. I find it a prescription for a healthier life style and I'm enjoying it.


TsalagiLenape 2012-11-25 16:33:33 -0600 Report

Thank you Carol. I will see how I can implement these things into my diet. Right now I have beans soaking to make ham and bean soup since its so cold up here. I just am dreading the sn*w though ugh! LOL

Nick1962 2012-11-25 15:34:37 -0600 Report

A lot of us follow the Low GI (low Glycemic Index) type diet.
There is a ton of information out there as well as books. Just about any book on this diet will include some form of table rating what foods are good and what foods to avoid. I like this diet because you aren't buying expensive pre-made foods, taking additional supplements, or relying on shakes and such.
Here's a website that may give you more answers http://www.lowgidiet.net/
I had a lot of weight to lose so I went on a Paleo type diet, which I don't think would be right for you.
Hope this helps and hope things get better!