By BIGKEN64 Latest Reply 2010-07-23 00:07:00 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 12:03:29 -0500


11 replies

Armourer 2010-07-23 00:07:00 -0500 Report

Good luck with the battle & tick to it! For almost two months now I've kept a food journal and average about 1000 calories a day. Started adjusting my insulin to carb counting and this has nearly double my daily intake of insulin to 200 units. I try very hard not to eat carbs at all. At the end of June when I saw the doc I had gained 13 pounds. He told me that my walking program wasn't cutting it, so I pinched the pennies and go the the gym four times a week for an hour. I've learned that I have to get in shape so that I can get in shape. Now after three weeks, I've gained another 8 pounds! Currently I weigh the most I ever have! Diabetes is different in each person, if the BG hits 200 for my father-in-law he's in the ER, until last month I was lucky to get below 200. My understanding is workout, workout, workout! Burn more then you take in. But this seems not to apply to me right now. I won't give up, but I do have to lose something by November for my son's wedding.

stevenjones 2010-07-21 09:58:01 -0500 Report

Try low carb diet. Lose those pounds slowly. Crash dieting will only give you temporary results then you'll eventually regain the weight you lose.

brandon25 2010-07-21 07:31:40 -0500 Report

A hundred pounds is alot. There are many ways to do it. Find what's best for you and stick to it. Good luck!

John 2010-07-13 17:50:30 -0500 Report

The very best way to lose weight is to follow the new Atkins diet aka a high fat low carb diet. I eat this way. But I advise you to first consider eating healthy rather than eating to lose weight. A healthy diet will lead to both satisfaction and weight loss. Eat healthy foods first and eat to lose weight second. I eat only grass fed meats, natural foods like fruits and veggies, and absolutely no sugar or wheat products. I don't count calories.

Semi-starvation diets will also result in weight loss, but dieters are very prone to re-gaining all lost weight. Some 97% of all dieters regain lost weight. This suggests it’s an environmental issue, and science is more and more pointing in this direction. The hypothesis is that insulin is responsible for fat storage. Fat in our bodies is a homeostasis issue. The more insulin we have, the more fat we store. Insulin responds to carbs. Cut carbs way back and reduce insulin levels.

One emerging theory being championed by Dr. Lustig is that fructose may be the primary weight bad guy. Watch his video “Sugar, The Biter Truth” and listen to his recent podcast with Jimmy Moore at LivnLaVidaLowCarb. High fructose levels basically screw our brain function so that we don’t ever feel full. Actually he implies our bodies also feel starved so go into fat storage mode. He also agrees the above has merit, but it hasn’t been tested enough. His work shows simply cutting fructose works.

So cutting carbs – I eat 30g a day – means you have to make up those calories. We really don’t want excess protein for a number of reasons, the largest being that 58% of proteins will be converted to glucose. Might as well eat more carbs. This leaves fat. It’s very counter-intuitive to think that eating more fat will help you lose weight, but it does work.

The final hurdle is heart disease. We have been told for the last 40 years that fats are bad for us; that they lead to heart disease. I won’t delve into that rat hole right now, but I’ve satisfied myself that eating saturated fats from healthy grass-fed animals is at worst neutral. I and every other low carber I’ve watched online have seen our lipid profiles actually improve. Mine have and dramatically. Basically I think chd is caused by inflammation from wheat and sugars and probably also unstable polyunsaturated fats.

Some words to google are cholesterol LDL HDL triglycerides ratio “small LDL” “Dr. Krause” “Dr. Lustig” “lipid triad” fructose inflammation gluten sensitivity and heart disease.

RAYT721 2010-06-30 17:03:45 -0500 Report

Ken… the most way to do it is one pound at a time. You'll lose your mind before you loose a hundred pounds overnight so don't be so hard on yourself. Take baby steps. Make sure to consume enough food for your metabolism… starvation doesn't work! Everyone has his or her own tips to share so I can only share mine which have resulted in 23 pounds since January. I can use another 10 but not overly concerned with it. I have learned to make SURE to eat breakfast. I have learned to exercise (moderation). I have learned to reduce (not cut out) carbs, natural sugar, transfat, etc. I have learned to increase protein. I have learned to eat 1/2 of most servings and save the other 1/2 for another meal. I eat less but I eat more often. I drink alot of water (alot of my exercise comes from running to the bathroom). Make a list of foods you like so you have the list handy for meal planning. Start small but think big. Walk!!! Don't expect overnight results or overnight changes in lifestyle. Baby Steps, Ken! You CAN do it. Watch your sugar levels to know what your body and mouth like. Keep a journal. (Check out and look at the My Plate D tool). Good luck and keep us posted. Don't be afraid to message me anytime.

theladyiscrazy 2010-06-30 18:07:43 -0500 Report

I agree. I dropped 25 pounds with just changes in my diet. Starting to eat breakfast, eating snacks, and smaller meals. So, typically I have breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. Sometimes I will have an evening snack (still trying to determine if this is a plus or negative for me). I drink water, stopped drinking pepsi and lost weight. since I lost 10% of my body weight, it improved my health.

I still have 90 pounds to go, but I will do it a little each time. Also a great dietician (who is qualified for diabetics) would be a great asset. I found out I was eating way too little protein and had to increase it. They can look at what you are eating and make suggestions.

Harlen 2010-06-30 14:29:37 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
The best way is thrue cutting carbs and working out it didnt go on in a day and will not go off in a day.I have benn dropping a little each month and I am happy with it
It just takes time
Best wishes

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-30 14:04:28 -0500 Report

I only wish!
Hard work and exercise!

LennyDenny 2010-06-30 14:30:02 -0500 Report

Hi Jeannie
You are absolutely right, hard work and exercise. I've been told that I eat the right things just to much of them. I do try to get to the gym or at least walk about 4 times a week. With working long hours it's tough some weeks. I did manage to loose about 20 lbs. just by adjusting my eating and exerciseing.