By jtergs Latest Reply 2010-06-05 18:42:03 -0500
Started 2010-06-05 08:11:40 -0500

HELP!! Over weight. Just joined the gym. Bad knees/shoulders. Starting out on the treadmill. Have to be at work at 7 am. I have a 30 minute lunch break. Need to pack breakfast and lunch. What are some fast, easy, low carb, low sodium diabetic recipes?

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RAYT721 2010-06-05 18:42:03 -0500 Report

Congratulations on taking charge!!! Joining the gym was a great first step. If your gym has a pool that will be even better for you with water aerobics. With summer coming (depending where you live) look into swimming. I understand the needs for fast and easy and healthy foods. I usually grab yogurt and/or those Atkins bars for breakfast. For snacks I will do cheese sticks (low fat), nuts, or whatever 100 calorie snacks I can grab. For lunches I usually bring leftovers from the night before or side salads. I also get 1/2 hour for lunch. As you get ideas, I suggest you write them down. You may start out with 5 breakfast/lunch ideas and then 10, then 15, then … you get the point. You'll soon have a super list that works well for you and offers variety. What I like, you may not. There are low carb, low salt, low calorie recipes all over the internet and in library books and with diabetic and dieting friends. Networking is so important so keep in touch with us and share your research with us and we will do the same. We're in it together and we're in it to win it!!!

petals 2010-06-05 17:55:38 -0500 Report

Welcome! Check the recipes on here and monkeymama gave you some sound advice. Hang in there!!

monkeymama 2010-06-05 11:00:26 -0500 Report

Hello there! I am a VERY BUSY mom, wife, and college student. I have come up with using Special K Cereal Bars, 6oz. Yoplait Light Yogurt, and 16oz. bottled vitamin water. My lunches are either a light salad, Protein Bar, or a Protein Shake. I try to keep them fast and simple.

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