Weight loss diet for type 2 diabetic

kerndigg
By kerndigg Latest Reply 2017-12-31 10:29:15 -0600
Started 2017-12-30 11:03:20 -0600

I'm looking for a weight loss diet that is easy to follow and has proven results. No gimmick diets or costly food systems (nutritisystem). I have had to start a new prescription with the side effect of weight gain. Mostly around my middle. Having diabetic neuropathy limits how much exercise I can do. Any help would be appreciated.

Kerndigg


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Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2017-12-31 10:29:15 -0600 Report

I agree with JSJB and haoleboy. Regardless of the type of diabetes, a low-carb approach will work both to lose weight and to attain better BG's. Determine how many carb grams you are currently eating per day (there is no one right amount for everyone…the right amount for you is what will enable you to achieve your ideal weight and blood glucose values.) Once you know how many carb grams you are eating now, reduce that bit by bit until you achieve your goals. It demands determination to count carbs and to stop eating carb-rich foods that are so pervasive in our culture…never easy, but the results are well worth it, healthwise. I currently allow myself 110 total carb grams per day which works well for me (5'3" tall retired, active female weighing 116 lbs). I used to be able to eat more but found that as I aged, my A1c was creeping into the 7's and I needed to reduce my daily carb intake to get it back into the 6's. Carbs are definitely a key factor in my diabetes control. Wishing you a healthier new year!

msann
msann 2017-12-31 09:37:11 -0600 Report

happy new year start tracking and monitoring your food can you excercise make you small goals at first good luck

JSJB
JSJB 2017-12-31 05:29:44 -0600 Report

I have been on the low carb diet for the last 20 years. In the beginning the weight came off and stayed off. Whenever I started to gain, I cut the carbs to get back on track. My carb count back then was 60 grams a day. Now that I am diagnosed with diabetes, blood pressure and a few other problems (that was 11 years ago) I am taking pills that I never took before, the only pill I took prior to being diagnosed was asprin, and am having a hard time loosing weight. I have no self control especially around the holidays, it is not easy as you age but you have to keep trying. So the easiest diet and cheapest would be the low carb diet.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-12-30 20:51:09 -0600 Report

I agree with Steve. You can't target weight loss areas. Lowering your carb intake will help. No diet is easy to start. It gets easier once you get used to it.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2017-12-30 13:20:27 -0600 Report

unfortunately, you cannot target the areas for weight loss and "the middle" is almost always the last spot to get in line.
I lost 1/2 my body weight (165 pounds) on a low carbohydrate way of eating … and have maintained it for almost 5 years now.
over the 11 years thatI have been eating low carb I've varied from as many as 150 grams per day to as few as 20.
of course, the biggest advantage of low-carbing is that it is one of the best (easiest) ways to improve glycemic control
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Steve

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