weight loss

By suecsdy Latest Reply 2014-12-11 20:57:03 -0600
Started 2014-12-11 10:44:36 -0600

Are there foods that will help my body get rid of excess sugars or only drugs? Sorry if it seems like a dumb question, but after only four months I still have much to learn. I really want to lose some weight,but even cutting back so much on carbs,it is not happening. When the colostomy is reversed, there is even a chance that I will gain more.

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Glucerna 2014-12-11 20:57:03 -0600 Report

Changing your diet is one part of weight loss. Have you changed your physical activity as well? Talk with your doctor and get a referral to a registered dietitian and/or a diabetes education program to help you figure out the best combination of food choices and exercise for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-12-11 19:13:33 -0600 Report

How many carbs are you currently consuming per day? Determine that and then cut back gradually til you get where you have better BG control. It's not easy and you will need to change your eating habits…it does get easier as time goes on and you retrain your palate, plus the better BG results are also rewarding.

jayabee52 2014-12-11 16:15:53 -0600 Report

Howdy Sue
Like Gabby and Rose below said, there is no food which will get rid of excess sugar. I also second the info that the best way to lose weight is to lower your carb intake, particularly certain kinds of carbs. Those carbs are called "simple" or "refined" carbs, usually found in products made from grain, like breads. for more info see ~ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/image...

I have developed a meal plan on which I lost 65 lbs over the course of 5 mo and have pretty much kept it off for 3 + yrs now. I have written up the meal plan as a discussion. It is much like Gma Rose's suggestion below.

I also with that meal plan had discontinued my twice daily NPH injection, kept my BG (blood glucose) between 80 to 130 mg/dl, achieve an A1c of 5.5%, I offer my meal plan to anyone who asks for it.

Praying for improving health for us all


RosalieM 2014-12-11 11:37:04 -0600 Report

Hi Sue,
There is no food that will eliminate sugars. However you can lose weight.
which will cause your sugars to go down. If you are not losing weight, there are two possibilities. One you may still be eating too many carbs and two the medication or insulin you are taking for diabetes causes weight gain. The answer is probably, lower the carbs more then you will need less medication, then lower the medication or insulin as you lose weight you will need less.
It is not as complicated as it sounds. You can start by eating only protein, fat, nuts, vegetables and a little fruit, No rice, potatoes, grain or flour of any kind. No fruit juice! Grandma Rose
What is your current diet like, maybe I can help you spot the problem.

GabbyPA 2014-12-11 11:10:15 -0600 Report

I don't know that there are foods that eliminate sugars, but there are some that don't add to the problem. I find that cucumber, sour citrus like limes and lemons, celery and summer squash don't cause my levels to rise.