The new Fit to me Wbsite is a leat I think so..

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2014-12-27 16:47:44 -0600
Started 2014-12-20 18:58:23 -0600

So I am vegetating in front of the television..and a commercial for comes on…I figure why not?? Let me g check it out…I go through the registration process thinking any extra tools and information is a good thing right???…So they customize my diet…to my preferences…and I go in to find a new and exciting recipe for breakfast tomorrow…the first recipe they send me is a spinach Florentine omelet…OK Im excited…I love eggs…I love spinach…so I open the recipe…it includes 1/4 cup of shredded white potatoes or pre packaged hash browns…no I am not kidding…WHITE POTATOES!!!…well I had a good laugh…

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GabbyPA 2014-12-22 09:23:44 -0600 Report

I have been on it for a while, and am still trying to get myself a block of time to make it work for me. It takes a lot of effort up front, but if you pick through the recipes yourself, you have more control. And like anything, they cannot eliminate all carbs because one size doesn't fit all. 1/4 cup of potatoes in a high protein breakfast is not an all bad thing. So make them sweet potatoes. Or leave them out. The carb counts are right there, and if the carb is too high, adjust it.

I think it's a neat site. Like any "universal" site, it's going to have it's limits. We all have to adjust and adapt everything to our needs. But it gives us a huge head start by offering us a beginning point.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-22 10:25:53 -0600 Report

You're probably right…but I was just soooo turned off by the white me and my way of thinking white potatoes are a cheat.a treat that you can include in your diet on special occasions…I allowed myself 1/3 of a cup of mashed white potatoes with my thanksgiving dinner…as well as a smallslice of pumpkin pie…I just watched very carefully EVERYTHING else I ate that day…I am NOT a food Nazi…but I think encouraging a diabetic to eat white potatoes is a very irresponsible thing…

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 10:33:55 -0600 Report

Yeah, not on my list either. I understand that, but everyone is so different and the old adage, no white food is as antiquated at the ADA. The idea of diabetic eating is simply eating healthy, whole foods. I have not noticed the pre packaged foods in the recipes, but I have not dug in that far. That would bother me too. But it's a tool, just like anything else we use. If it's not useful to you, then there are a lot of other tools out there to try out.

jayabee52 2014-12-22 07:59:17 -0600 Report

Howdy Jib Jab
The same might be said of some of the recipes here. However are you not free to take the recipe and modify it to make it more diabetes friendly? I searched for spinach florintine and got plenty of recipes with varying degrees of diabetes frendilness. Here is a link to one I found which contained eggs ~

God's best to you


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-22 10:29:22 -0600 Report

Lmao..I don't even think I have bothered to read the recipes on this I am going to have to go in and check them…the thing with fit2you is that it is suppose to be personally customized for diabetics and it doesn't even ask about how many grams of carbs a person can eat daily…as we are all different and have different amounts of carbs we can eat daily one would think that would be the first question asked before they suggest recipes to you..

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 10:38:09 -0600 Report

Yeah, some of the ones here are scary and need a LOT of adaptation for sure.

The cool thing with Fit2me is that when you choose to make up a meal plan you can base it on the carbs you want to take in. It doesn't give you guidelines, that is up to you. What it does do that is cool is if you accumulate more calories in a daily menu plan that your goal is for intake, it offers you some exercise to over come the increase. It doesn't do that for carbs though. I wish it would.

RosalieM 2014-12-21 11:01:10 -0600 Report

That site follows the American Diabetes Association. That organization is worse than a joke. They are downright dangerous.

Grandma Rose

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-22 10:32:44 -0600 Report

I laugh when I see the ADA attached to any recipe…if I ate the recommended amount of carbs per meal 45-60..even sticking to the low glucose levels would never be under 200…EVER..I am very carb sensitive…I couldn't get my levels down to where I wanted them to be eating between 20-30 grams per meal…I was still running high…which is why I went numbers are awesome now..The way I see it is if your numbers are running high you have two choices…reduce carbs or increase meds…and frankly my goal is to get off the metformin I am taking now…not to add to it..

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 09:34:36 -0600 Report

I agree, I don't care for the ADA at all, but they can be a good starting point for many people. Even dropping to 150 carbs a day is better than what the average person eats without knowing it.

However, there is nothing that says they follow ADA recommendations. It is set up that you make your own meals based on carbs or calories that you want to consume. Diabetic friendly is a cautionary description to me. It doesn't mean I don't have to look at the recipe and make my own adjustments.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-21 03:46:43 -0600 Report

Yes, i recently joined the site, and found a lot of the recipes were the same. Many of the recipes that I glanced through were nothing that I could eat. It's really too bad, it could be a good place. HUGS Heidi

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-20 20:30:56 -0600 Report

I eat white potatoes now and then. I agree with you. The site is a joke. I had the same problem with the recipes. Processed and pre packaged food.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-22 10:37:17 -0600 Report

I think that any site that tells you to add commercially mass produced white hash browns to your meal should really stop calling itself diabetic friendly…I mean to treat yourself occasionally to some white potatoes is one thing…but telling you to used processed foods is something completely out of the realm of my thinking…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-22 16:13:57 -0600 Report

Maybe my thinking outside of the box is different from your realm of thinking because no where have I ever read that diabetics could not have processed foods. Does it mean you have to eat the processed foods, the choice is up to each person.

You also have to look at the recipe and if you don't like change it or don't use it. Added to that are peoples budgets, where they live because there are thousands of people who live in food deserts where they don't have access to fresh foods. There are people who have to use food banks and they may not have a choice in what is given to them.

Not all recipes are for all diabetics which is why there are no perfect diabetes recipes. Since diabetes can be different for each person. I view food as something I need for sustenance and I don't make a big deal out of it. I was not raised on frozen potatoes or frozen meals so if I want hash browns I make them from scratch. I have not had them in years. I might make some this weekend I can eat a little and my sister will eat the rest.

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 09:28:50 -0600 Report

When I posted a discussion about it you said you had been using it for a month and liked it. Did you like the other parts of it, or has it just fallen from your favor?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-22 15:47:04 -0600 Report

They fell from my favor. I can do what I do without being tied to a website. I think it might be good for people who need this kind of thing. I might revisit the site if I feel I am not making the progress I have planned.

Cancer2010 2014-12-27 15:43:37 -0600 Report

Does the Fit2Ne really work for people with type 2 diabetes. I did go on the website but have not really used it that much. What do you think about the Fit2Me website. Cancer2010

GabbyPA 2014-12-27 16:47:44 -0600 Report

I have set up my meal plans for the month of January and am printing out the recipes to put them in a book. I have started inputting my activity and it's kind of neat because it shows the calories you have burned (as close as it can get) The one thing they don't have is a log book, so I can use the one we have here.

At the end of January, I will assess how well I was able to use it and fill you in on that.

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