Diabetic Diet to lose weight

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2015-03-05 09:57:24 -0600
Started 2015-02-25 14:43:04 -0600

Well I just found out that my DE the one I did NOT want to see, is the one I have to see. Ugh! I am looking for a Diet plan to lose weight. I have no clue as of now. Tomorrow I go to get my MRI done on my Left foot finally. I also have Tennis Elbow on the right elbow. So those are my limitations as of now. Can anyone please help me? My Mom cooks good but I need something to stick too so I can lose the weight. Thank You Hugs

16 replies

Liorascs 2015-03-04 07:34:57 -0600 Report

I too lost weight by lower carbs. One way to do this is to replace some higher carb food with lesser. Like zucchini slices instead of noodles for lasagna, cauliflower instead of rice, that sort of thing. I used to eat a lot of bread and rice, no more. Only small amounts and only rarely. Also taking it slowly, not all changes need to happen at once.

MaxieFo 2015-03-02 17:40:32 -0600 Report

I simply eat the allowed amount of carbs and sodium (sometimes less) that I am allowed, do a little exercise and I started to loose the weight gradually. I have tried doing different diets in the past to loose weight and that never worked very long for me. I now eat mostly whatever I want with a few adjustments and it has been working great because I do not feel as if I am depriving myself of anything.

TsalagiLenape 2015-02-28 16:32:49 -0600 Report

Well the kick in the teeth I received yesterday is a major stop for me. I will need to go slow and steady. No jarring, falling down, or anything of that nature because of my diagnosis ::( Severe Spinal Stenosis. As my Mom would say Shyt Hail and Dayum Bless all of you Hugs

Pegsy 2015-02-28 11:23:08 -0600 Report

My weight loss came from eating "real" food and limiting processed foods as much as possible. Like RebDee, I avoid white foods. Being as active as possible also helped. I hope you will be able to overcome your physical limitations so you can increase your activity. Burning the calories is every bit as important as carefully controlling the calories you consume. I don't follow a specific diet plan outside of that.

BrownSweetness 2015-02-26 14:23:58 -0600 Report

I'm with you! I don't believe I necessarily need to lose weight! I need to build muscle and tone up! I need a good muscle building routine and stomach shrinking moves! I'm 5'7" tall and weight about 163 lbs.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-02-26 12:25:37 -0600 Report

I simply cut calories and count carbs and lost weight. My doctor put me on a 1200 calorie diet. I dropped it to 1000 calories. You would be surprised at how much you can eat with low carbs in a day. Add exercise and the weight dropped off.

Michael_1960 2015-02-25 21:39:58 -0600 Report

Well for me it's just steamed veggies, fish, chicken, sweet pot. and sometimes little red potato steamed, snack it's boiled egg, a cheese stick, little small can of tuna, salmon, a salad with vinegar oil dressing. A couple graham crackers, or a couple peanut butter crackers, and berries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, sometimes a couple pieces of watermelon, or cantaloupe.

RebDee 2015-02-25 17:54:15 -0600 Report

Tsalagi: My diet is rather easy. It is called the NO WHITE Diet. It means no salt, no sugar, no white flour, no white bread, no white rice, no white potatoes, no white noodles. But you can eat brown rice, sweet potatoes, spinach noodles, fruits, vegetables, and lots of protein (meats, chicken, lamb, fish). Try it, you might like it. If not, there are other diets to try. But give it at least 3 months. It takes at least a month to make a new habit.

Type1Lou 2015-02-25 15:46:31 -0600 Report

Hi Temi! For me reducing the amount of carbohydrate I ate enabled me to lose weight. Do you know how many carbs you are currently eating per day? Determine that and reduce it, little by little, until you get to where you want to be. Read all the food labels for carb content and serving size. For those foods without labels, get a good book or app. "Calorie King" is often recommended. For homemade recipes, write down the carb content of all the ingredients, determine how many servings it makes and divide the total carbs used in the recipe by the number of servings for a per serving value. (I use a web site www.recipenutrition.com to help me calculate this) I've worked out some coping mechanisms for me like substituting spaghetti with either french style green beans or spaghetti squash and putting the sauce over the veggies instead of pasta. It cuts way back on the carbs. Wishing you well!

RebDee 2015-02-25 17:57:05 -0600 Report

I agree with Lou. I use spaghetti squash with a tomato spaghetti sauce over it and it tastes terrific. I like a lot of veggies and fruits. But most important is reading labels to determine if you want to get the product. And I do use CALORIE KING.