Everyone is dieting...

By Starry_D Latest Reply 2013-09-22 18:04:44 -0500
Started 2013-09-21 20:06:03 -0500

So I've seen so many people talking of their extensive diets. Let me be probably the first to say this on here, but I hold no certain diet. I don't try to go over 50 carbs on any meal, but I've never been on a diet… All the other kids my age eat what they want, why not me? Yes, I've heard the cons of NO diet, but I don't want my diabetes to constrict and control my eating like it does the rest of my life. Is that WRONG??

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Nick1962 2013-09-22 18:00:06 -0500 Report

When I was diagnosed I learned that the word diet can either be a noun or verb. If you “went on” a diet or were “dieting”, that usually meant a temporary change in eating habits. Now, my diet is a noun, as in “a lion’s diet is primarily meat”. I have a diet but I’m not on a diet. If you’re being careful with what you eat, you still have a “diet”, and no, it’s not wrong.
Like your friends, I can eat whatever I want, but there are consequences to it, and unfortunately (too late for me) it was diabetes, and I’m much more careful now. In the long run, you’re doing yourself a world of good by watching what you eat now, rather than paying for it later.

Starry_D 2013-09-22 18:04:44 -0500 Report

Thank you. That truly helps put things into perspective, and helps me. Thank you for replying!! :)