Weight Reduction

Leo Flood
By Leo Flood Latest Reply 2010-07-01 15:04:31 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 19:46:07 -0500

I have a problem with my weight and I need help. I eat very little, but the weight keeps coming. Can anyone tell me what I need to do; can anyone suggest a good diet plan that can burn this weight off?

7 replies

LauraS 2010-07-01 15:04:31 -0500 Report

You didn't say if you were on medication. A lot of medications can make losing weight difficult. I'm on medication that is supposed to help me lose weight and I'm struggling through it every day. Ask your doctor for a referal to a diabetes specialist who can help you with a meal plan.

Kirla 2010-07-01 12:09:24 -0500 Report

There are lots of low carb diet plans out there. When first diagnosed I read about low carb eating on about.com. There’s lots of great info on that site. I also read the Atkins for life book. I bought it in the dollar store. I kind of follow the later phases because I think the nutrients from nuts, seeds and vegetables are real important for diabetics, to help lower insulin resistance. Just Google low carb diets and read all about them. The important thing to remember is to pick one and follow it.

Good luck

Harlen 2010-06-30 21:26:03 -0500 Report

Just one more thing to think of if you dont eat your body goes into starvation mode I eix this by taking in fiber iether pills or in water and its benn working for me
Best wishes

bettymachete 2010-06-30 20:36:02 -0500 Report

Ray has given you some very good tips. I don't count calories.. I look at what proteins and carbs I am getting instead. What may work for others might not work for you. Not eating much can have the same harmful effects as eating too much. Your body becomes stubborn and wants to hang on to all that "energy" when you finally do eat and save it for later "stored fat". I find eating through the day works much better than having the set breakfast, lunch and dinner meal times. If I feel hungry I eat, but I eat the things that, boost metabolism, enhance my mood, my energy, health and wellness. I feel better and I don't experience spikes. I start with a lean protein and fiber to kick start my metabolism and then as the day progresses I am eating handfuls of various veggies, nuts fruits and proteins to continue feeding the machine. I drink green tea before exercise. I keep my carb count as low as possible. This site has some good recipes to begin with. I also get plenty of water and I walk when it's cool, play tennis now and am trying to train for my first marathon in years. Lastly, I couldn't have done any of it without a positive attitude. I wish you great success!

MAYS 2010-06-30 20:30:51 -0500 Report

Two key components to weight reduction are exercise and daily calorie reduction.
You must take in less calories than your body requires daily, that way your body will began to utilize stored fat for energy.
Your exercise can be as simple as daily walks and other physical activities.
Make sure that the calories that you consume daily are beneficial and not empty, before partaking in any exercise or changes in your diet, talk to your doctor first and have a medical exam.

Best of luck, you can do it, all it requires is knowledge, desire and dedication, Make it Happen !

(Ray's guidelines listed below are true, follow them)


RAYT721 2010-06-30 19:54:55 -0500 Report

It's funny. I was just reading a book on diabetes including a chapter on weight loss. I can share with you some of the tips but first is that there is no real "diet plan" because what works for one won't work for another. This is where your unique plan becomes a YOUnique plan. Anyway, here are the tips:

set realistic expectations
make small changes and make them slowly
make healthy foods accessible
"hide" vegetables you may not like (sauces, casseroles, etc)
don't buy junk food and keep it accessible
distract yourself (phone call, walk, exercise)
make lists of quick and easy menu plans you enjoy
eat half portions (and save half for later)
exercise more (a little more and a little more)
experience group or home video exercises
vary your exercise routines
you don't need a gym (walk, leg lifts, push ups, etc)
exercise in the morning and get it out of the way
keep a journal to know what works
drink lots of water

I've lost 23 pounds (and a pant size) since March.

When all else fails, read tip #1 again! :)

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