Food choices and trying to losing weight

By jackie01570 Latest Reply 2017-12-26 22:20:27 -0600
Started 2017-08-28 14:58:59 -0500

How does everyone use will power to eat the right things and stay away from junk food? I have a hard time staying away from junk food.

14 replies

MichelleCovin 2017-12-26 22:20:27 -0600 Report

Hi. If you are trying to lose weight, you need to eat healthy. Try your best to stay away from junk food. If you want, you check guide minceur from that will guide you about healthy diet. This will be beneficial for your weight loss. You also need to distance yourself from the craving if you want to shed weight.

wolf65 2017-09-10 16:15:23 -0500 Report


Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2017-09-06 21:48:30 -0500 Report

Hi Jackie: It is very hard-I know what you are going through. What helps me is to plan out my 3 meals ahead of time and make sure they consist of healthy foods that I like. I find that when I nourish my body with good food, it helps cut down on the cravings. I usually plan for a sweet each day also because I want to! A couple of cookies or small dish of ice cream. I just make sure I don't exceed my daily carb serving total. For me that's about 10-12 carb servings. Keeping my blood
sugars numbers in a good range is also motivating. Good luck and just try your best!

jackie01570 2017-09-07 06:41:15 -0500 Report

Good morning tender tips,
Thank you for your advice. I have started making changes as I got lectured for my eating and after that I started drinking more water and only drink a glass of soda when my sugars are low

GabbyPA 2017-08-29 17:38:05 -0500 Report

It takes some time and effort. I try to keep it out of the house and that helps a lot. If I am on the road a lot, that is where I struggle the most. What I am trying to do now is pack a health lunch and dinner. I eat before I get on the road to go home and that keeps me out of the drive thru.
Replacing good choices that make you happy can really help. I was thinking about all the things I used to eat that I don't anymore and don't even care. Things like bread, pasta and rice. I still struggle with ice cream. Sometimes yogurt works, some times it doesn't. But at least I am getting the bad list much smaller.
So stick with it, and you can do it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-08-29 20:38:14 -0500 Report

I live with my sister who isn't diabetic. She has chips, candy, a wide variety of cookies and other snacks she wants. Half the time I don't eat it because I don't want it. She bought a bag of Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn. I use to love the stuff. I tasted one piece and it was like pure sugar. I will stick to my regular pop corn.

My entire diet changed once my Gall Bladder was removed. I wish I could have cheese on my burger but I know I can't have cheese so I don't eat it.

Type1Lou 2017-08-29 08:01:56 -0500 Report

I stopped baking years ago (except for very special events) because it is too tempting for me to sample what I make. My non-diabetic husband has taken to making his own cakes and cookies but, for some reason, I'm not tempted by his baked products. Keeping junk food out of the house is a first step but, there will always be temptations like that chocolate cream pie. This is where willpower and determination come in…never easy and sometimes we fall off the wagon. But, success lies not in never failing but in picking ourselves up every time we fall…you're not alone. Your reply to your sister about the pie was great!

GabbyPA 2017-08-29 17:39:10 -0500 Report

Yes, that was a big one for me. I loved to bake and now, I don't even have things in the house to bake with. So I make other things, but I do just try to stay away from making things sweet.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-08-28 20:00:16 -0500 Report

Responsibility. I am responsible for what I eat and how much I eat. You are the only one responsible for what you eat. Look at it this way. If you choose to eat junk food, you also choose how much of it you are going to eat. The way to stay away from junk food is not to eat it.

jackie01570 2017-08-28 20:04:20 -0500 Report

I agree with that. The only reason I brought it up was because yesterday my sister bought a chocolate cream pie and didn't bother asking if it was okay for me to have. So I politely told her I couldn't have it because I was trying to lose weight and keep my diabetes under control.

onafixedincome 2017-08-28 23:13:39 -0500 Report

Great reply! It's frustrating when people bring in junk food you can't have, isn't it? But you did well, gave a great reply even if I'd crawl through the screen to come get some…! :)

As you can see from a lot of the posts here, we all struggle with this one constantly unless we're one of the people who really have it together (I'm not one of those, heheh). It's hard!

I don't buy junk food if I can possibly avoid it; I don't want it around because I WILL eat it, and probably all of it that's there in one go. Not good for me, but zero control once I get started. :(

Grit your teeth and keep up the good work—and keep reminding yourself that the more you turn down, the better you're doing.

Keep us posted!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-08-28 20:13:14 -0500 Report

Why are you putting your sister in the position of being the food police? She should not have to ask you if you can have it. A. If she knows you are diabetic she should not have brought it to you or simply brought a piece for herself while you ate something you can have. B. It comes back to your being responsible and not make excuses by saying your sister didn't ask if you can have it. You are the only one who is responsible for what you put in your mouth.

If you want to lose weight and keep your diabetes under control, you are the ONLY one who can do it. I bout a slice of pound cake from a local baker. These are huge slices. It takes me a week to eat one of her generous slices. I eat less than an inch of a slice. Doesn't do a thing to my blood sugar because I eat a lot of protein.

Meredith B
Meredith B 2017-08-29 13:29:58 -0500 Report

Just FYI, your objection to making sister the "food police" and your point A are contradictory. I'd like to think that the people I love would make an effort not to put me in that position, knowing that it's like putting heroin in front of a junkie.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-08-29 20:33:18 -0500 Report

You are making your sister the food police. You want her to not bring you something without first asking you if you can have it. Why can't you tell her what you can and cannot have? You are making excuses because you want everyone else to be responsible.

If you could put a price tag on your health what would it be? If you value your health, you would stop buying and eating junk food…Problem solved.

They may put you in the position of having sweets or other junk food but you can make a choice to walk away from it. Just because it is there doesn't mean you have to put it in your mouth.

I was a cousins wedding reception. They had cookies and cake. I sat and talked to my cousins who had gotten up and got cake while they ate it. I can eat cake if I want it but I had eaten a small serving of potatoes so I knew I wasn't going to eat the cake. I go into a friends bakery with my sister and walk out without buying anything. She eats her cookies on the way home. Doesn't bother me at all. Why? because I know when I can or cannot have a sweet treat or some kind of junk food and I have enough sense not to eat it. When and if my blood sugar is low enough I will indulge if I want it.

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