By lulu1964 Latest Reply 2008-09-04 22:19:38 -0500
Started 2008-09-02 09:59:36 -0500

how do you go from eating anything you want to 1800 cals

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DonnaAnn 2008-09-04 22:19:38 -0500 Report

in a word: DISCIPLINE.
you can do all the diet plans you want, but unless you can stick to it and work out, none of them will work.
Beleive in yourself.

GabbyPA 2008-09-02 11:01:34 -0500 Report

You can do the above, and getting advice from a professional is always a great idea.
Something that I did was write down what I was eating for a week without chaning what I was doing. It will freak you out at first to see all those calories and carbs add up.
Then after you pick your jaw up off the floor, you can evaluate it and see where you can cut things that are high calorie or high carb. What you want to do is make sure you have a satisfying replacement for what you are cutting out.
Example: I can't eat tortilla chips (a faimly staple) I tried cutting back, but it did't help. I discovered that I can eat our homemade bean dip on CELERY and I get my crunch and no carbs.
I also added a LOT of leafy green. I eat salad a lot, but always try to make it different so I don't get board. That helps me a lot, just try not to kill it with dressing.
Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...this will help you feel full. So eat high fiber foods, or add fiber to your food. I am getting ready to start trying Chia seeds that have HUGE fiber content and don't alter the flavor of your foods. Whatever you choose, fiber will help a lot.
Avoid unfufilling choices. What I mean is eat an apple instead of drinking 1/2 cup of apple jucie. Cut up some celery and add a little peanutbutter instead of eating chips with dip.
Toma Grubb is a member here, and he has a fantastic book he has put together about controlling diabetes with diet and exercise. It is free to down load it. I recommend it highly.
What I have done is focus on getting my numbers in control and in the process, I have reduced my calorie intake and lost two pant sizes in 5 months. I try to only focus on eating what is going to be good for my BG numbers...then it is not as hard.

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