why haven't I lost weight???

nana26
By nana26 Latest Reply 2009-09-15 18:46:14 -0500
Started 2009-09-09 23:45:21 -0500

No potatoes, chips, white bread, burgers, fries, all the yummy things I used to eat 3 weeks ago, and still no weight loss!!! I am not currently on medication, but do have to test my blood twice a day and go from 160 to 230! No soda, except diet, and I;m hungry all the time. Is this normal? I dont go back to the dr. until November and in the meantime … I;m starving. I;m not trying to whine, just curious about what may be going on here. Thank you


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mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-09-15 18:46:14 -0500 Report

IN JAN I WASI DAGNOSED AS TYPE 2 I LOST 56 LB AND AM NOW OFF ALL MEDICATIONS. GAVE UP PIZA HAMBERGS FRENCHFRIES CAKES PIES . FOR BREAKFAST I HAVE 1/3 CUP OF EGG BEETERS I SLICE OF HOLY WOULD BREAD TOASTED NO BUTTER PUT DEIT MARMALAID ON TOST 1/3 CU OF GREAPFRUIT. AT 6;30AM, HAVE SNACK AT 10;00 AM 4 OZ OF YOGART OR COTTAGE CHEESE. LUNCH PEANUT BUTTTER 1 TSP ON 1 SLICE OF HOLLYWOOD BREAD. 1/2 CUP OF FRUIT 1 /2 CUP OF SALAD BROCILLY OR 1 BAG OF COOKED SPINACH OR CUCUMBER AND TOMATOE SALADE. NUTS 1 OZ OR TOGART 40Z SUPPER 3 OZ OF CHICKEN OR BEEF, LAM OR FISH 1/3 CUP OF POTATOE SWEET OR MASHED, VAGIES DESERT FRUIT OR DIET BUDDING EXERSISE WALK 30 MINUTES IN AFTER NOON AND 30 AFTER SUPPER.

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-09-15 18:20:47 -0500 Report

Not everyone is able to control their diabetes with just diet…it takes medication, diet, portions, and exercise. I would say cutting all the things you listed (bad carbs) from your diet will help head you in the right direction but it sounds like you still need your medication. If you were taking something that didn't bring your numbers down, I would think your physician should try you on something else until you find something that works. Good luck!

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-09-15 18:20:47 -0500 Report

Not everyone is able to control their diabetes with just diet…it takes medication, diet, portions, and exercise. I would say cutting all the things you listed (bad carbs) from your diet will help head you in the right direction but it sounds like you still need your medication. If you were taking something that didn't bring your numbers down, I would think your physician should try you on something else until you find something that works. Good luck!

Kelly Jeanette
Kelly Jeanette 2009-09-15 18:14:19 -0500 Report

You have just started. Give it some time and it will get easier. Fresh fruit is great especially in the morning. They help to absorb nutrients all day long.

Da Rose Ohana
Da Rose Ohana 2009-09-15 16:22:59 -0500 Report

In June 2008, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I saw a DR. who referred me to a Registered Dietitian and today I lost 65 lbs, no more asthma, sleep apnea and no more type 2 diabetes. I took medication for 4 months then I stopped and continued with exercise and diet.

OK, this is how I controlled my diabetes and lost weight.

I have breakfast 6:30am 1 1/2 cup of fruits, a small yogurt (watch sugar and carbs) then I walk 30 to 45 mins.

Lunch 12:00, I have 2 cups of salad with 0 cholesterol salad dressing (three times a week I would put half a cup of girlled salmon or grilled chicken breast) then I walk 30 to 45 mins. If I am at work (I work in the hotel industry) I would climb 10 floors (stairs) twice.

For Dinner 7:30pm, I would have salad again or 2 cups steamed veggies no meat then I would walk for 45 mins.

After Breakfast, lunch, I do not eat anything for 2 hours then I test my blood sugar. My blood sugar would be between 90 and a 105. The more I walk the better my numbers would be.

I snack on 2 cups of raw vegetables and 1/4 cup of nuts (almonds). I do not snack after dinner.

I quit alcohol, coffee, juices, energy drinks and other foods I use to love. I stick with water.

I hope this will help you. I feel strong and full of energy.
Take care.

Antique-Dave
Antique-Dave 2009-09-10 14:38:24 -0500 Report

Why no Meds?

you may need something to help you get some better control.

I don't believe in going hungry, and will have some nuts, or veggies and dip, something that helps fill the void.

But I'm not trying to lose weight, and I'm trying to maintain right now.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-09-10 14:19:28 -0500 Report

Yep give it time and make shore you eat the right foods so as not to be hungery
the lst thing you need is to let your body go into stavation mode
good luck and best wishes

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-09-10 03:48:50 -0500 Report

Once your body gets used to not having the carbs it craves things will get better. The more carabs you had the more it craves them. Try drinking lots of water or crystal light to help yourself feel full. Also try to get out and walk more especially when you feel hungry and it will help take your mind off of food. Good luck and keep us informed on your progress. Hopefully they will put you on meds to help you!
Betsie

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