Diabetes Weight Lose Diet

By TeresaL001 Latest Reply 2018-03-11 17:01:49 -0500
Started 2018-03-07 14:24:07 -0600

Hello, I'm writing on behalf of my husband who has Type 2 diabetes. He was advised to lose weight and as the food preparer in the house, I would like to reach out to those of you who can suggest what I can prepare/serve to him to help his weight lose. I do have my handy Betty Crocker Diabetes cookbook also.
Also, has anyone had bariatric surgery?
Thank you!

5 replies

cmr55 2018-03-11 17:01:49 -0500 Report

I follow a LCHF/Fasting nd I seen my doctor last Wednesday. He suggested to me to try a Ketogenic diet. Since then have lost 3 lbs. Keeping carbs to 30 a day. No sugar just eating protein, low carb vegetables berries fasting. My scale was stuck it would go up 2 lbs and then down 2 lbs. It was frustrating. I would the ADA diet does not work for me. I do most of my meals at home cooking in Instant pot. Like making home made broth/soups

msann 2018-03-08 10:16:45 -0600 Report

no i havent had surgery watch portion size and track your food can he exercise maybe see nutrionist good luck i am type 2 have lost from 345 now 185

Type1Lou 2018-03-07 16:15:29 -0600 Report

For me, reducing the carbohydrate content of my diet has been the key to achieving my ideal weight and keeping my blood sugars in control. Read the food labels of everything you buy to determine the total carbohydrate (not just the sugars) content per serving. For foods without labels, get a good guide or app like "Calorie King". Then, determine how many carbohydrate grams your husband is currently eating per day. Once you know that, you can begin to reduce the carbohydrate content of his meals (with his co-operation, of course). There is no one right amount of carbs for everyone. It depends upon age, gender, body-size, metabolism and activity level. A really great book to read about the effects of carbohydrates in a diabetic diet is Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution". By reducing and limiting his daily carbohydrate grams, he should lose weight and gain better control of his diabetes.

TeresaL001 2018-03-07 17:04:32 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for the helpful information. I'm going to get the app and order the book! So kind of you to reply!

Type1Lou 2018-03-10 09:13:10 -0600 Report

Another thing that helps me to get an accurate carb count of non-labeled foods is a digital nutrition scale. I input a code (from a book that comes with the scale) for a specific food, weight the item and I get the nutritional values (e.g. calories, carbs etc) for that item. I use it everyday for the apple I eat since apples vary so much in size. Here's a link to a scale like the one I have but there are others as well: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keyword...

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