some helpful tips

lilleyheidi
By lilleyheidi Latest Reply 2015-02-23 13:54:27 -0600
Started 2015-02-23 07:13:52 -0600

I saw this and thought not only for a pwd, but for anyone, these are healthy nutrition tips.
http://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2015/02/10-...


12 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-23 13:54:27 -0600 Report

This is a fabulous article and rings so true. The thing I really like about it is that its not full of "old diabetes" thinking. There are some very progressive thoughts in there that we all can learn from.

One of the key things is cooking. I love to cook, but for almost 6 months, I kind of stopped. I was very busy and just didn't feel like cooking and it was hard on my body. Even trying to make healthy choices. I have gotten back into my kitchen and opened up the recipe books and re stocked my spices.

It is much faster and easier to go through a drive thru or let someone else do your cooking for you (and your dishes). But you never know what you're getting. Lots and lots of great tips.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-02-23 09:05:25 -0600 Report

Thanks so much for sharing this link, Heidi!! This is going in my "diabetes" notebook for reference. It's chock full of great information.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-23 08:16:36 -0600 Report

Hi HEIDI,
Good discussions, I enjoyed reading the tips however,#6 really hit home

for me. In the beginning I had the worse time choosing the right foods. I had never heard of a low CARB diet so my choices were poor and my weight loss very little. My next favorite was #1. Wish I would have known that in the beginning as well. Thanks for posting. VL

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-23 07:40:57 -0600 Report

I love these tips…but my favorite is number 1…for type 2s..who have probably been eating unhealthy diets for decades…it can be overwhelming to change everything overnight…and when they try to..and faulter they can end up feeling like failures and giving up…Newsflash..They were also diabetic the day before they were diagnosed..and eating as if they weren't…so any steps in the right direction should be applauded…taking meds will help them..along with slow changes they are comfortable with…expecting everyone to be perfect is just applying too much pressure into a situation that is already very stress filled..

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-02-23 07:19:54 -0600 Report

Thank you for posting this. #4 hit home for me. While this has been my goal all along, I have periods where I struggle with it. Once in a while I would just like to be able to eat like a "normal" person. I have to remind myself that the so called normal diet is a very unhealthy one. Not just for me but for everyone.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-02-23 11:17:00 -0600 Report

Peg,
A diabetic diet is a normal diet. The others are abnormal. Everyone should eat a normal diet like diabetics are forced to.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-02-23 07:48:22 -0600 Report

There are times I want the treats but I never want to eat like I used to again.it's just to unhealthy. I'm happy with the way I eat now

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-23 07:45:06 -0600 Report

I have no desire to ever eat "normal" again…Eating normal is what got me sick…and what gets millions of other people sick…that is what I remind myself of every time I go shopping…

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-02-23 07:54:12 -0600 Report

I will never eat "normally" again either, but I do occasionally have moments of sorrow over watching people enjoy eating things I once enjoyed. Thankfully, I don't have trouble while shopping. My home is well stocked with healthy things for me to eat. It's restaurants and being someone's guest that I struggle with, emotionally. I cannot count how many times I have sat in someone's home or looked at a menu and found NOTHING that I could eat. NO. THING. I have resorted to bringing my own food at times. I fear offending people when I do that. And I dread the questions…they don't really want answers, they just want to challenge and argue because my healthy habits make them look/feel bad. I don't eat with those people anymore but their actions have left their mark on my psyche.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-23 08:25:54 -0600 Report

I am not one to dwell in the past…what is done is done…BUT when I do have those moments of sorrow…it is not because I wish I could have a slice of chocolate cake and a wash it down with a bottle of pepsi…but instead because I wish I had never eaten that way to begin with,..