Finally, a weight loss program for T1's that works! :)

Brenda Kruse
By Brenda Kruse Latest Reply 2009-09-11 00:01:24 -0500
Started 2009-04-05 16:41:59 -0500

Hey, all! I have enrolled at the Metabolic Research Institute which has fantastic programs for everyone. The one I am on, as a t1, is called the Meta Balance Program. It consists of 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, and balances, carbs, dairy, protein, veggies and fat, in order to maintain a constant glucose pattern. I have been on it 12 days and lost 8 lbs. That's not bad, especially since I broke my ankle a week ago today and am virtually sedentary. I have had average bg's of 110, and no highs or lows. I am following it precisely. It is a little costly to begin and around $22/week, but I had tried everything else to lose weight and my Dr. told me that, primarily due to my heart, I HAD to lose the 50 lbs. I've gained in the past 3 years. I believe the program is in most metropolitan cities. I attend in Lincoln, NE, but when we lived in MO, Springfield, MO also had one. They also offer many classes on things such as emotional eating; friends who try to get you to eat to keep up with them; eating in restaurants, etc. It is absolutely outstanding. I plan to lose around 50 lbs. in 6 mos. I can already tell I have more energy, except for the cast on my leg. :o( If you're financially able, I highly, highly recommend it. It is the only program I've found specifically formulated for diabetics by a physician, and it WORKS! If you're considered "obese" by your physician, it is deductible as a medical expense on taxes. Blessings to all and I'll keep you posted on my progress. :o)

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Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2009-09-05 18:13:45 -0500 Report

Well, I'm now down 25 lbs., and have been temporarily off of the program for about 5 weeks. The neuropathy in my feet got really severe this summer (to the point that I could hardly walk on my feet,) so I got a bit depressed and started eating comfort foods. :( Anyway, at least I've not gained weight back and I'll continue on my journey starting next Monday. It truly is a fantastic program for diabetics and non-diabetics. I've met people who have lost up to 150 lbs. Just thought I'd update you all! It's been an answered prayer for me, and I've never felt better (except for the neuropathy)! Have a blessed Labor Day weekend!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-09-06 05:20:00 -0500 Report

Where did you get information on this program? I want to start it. Is it safe to do with my kidney transplant. Next question , What is the cost?…Debe

Sally Thomas
Sally Thomas 2009-09-10 13:46:46 -0500 Report

I would love to find out more information about this program. I also live in Nebraska-Norfolk-so maybe would have the possibility of actually participating. Thanks for sharing! And by the way-go Huskers! Lol.

2009-04-05 21:17:18 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information Brenda. Please let us know how the next few months go for you. I'm cheering you on to meet your goal! Good luck! Angie

Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2009-04-07 22:14:05 -0500 Report

Thanks, Angie! Since I broke my ankle last Sunday, I'm not sure if my loss will be very dramatic for a while, but I'm still on the program faithfully! I'll keep you posted down the road!


Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2009-05-23 17:26:07 -0500 Report

Well, I'm down about 10 now and that's after being down 6 weeks with my broken ankle. So, that's better than 0 and I'll keep going. :)

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