Looking for a better way

By RVAJr24 Latest Reply 2010-08-18 09:54:40 -0500
Started 2010-08-17 22:05:33 -0500

Right now I am looking at a better way to loose my mid-section. With a 42 in waistline and hopping to go down to a 38in. As for my weight the scale read 230, I need to get down 189 -190lbs. Nutritional plans is something I need to get a better hold on… suggestions welcomed

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LennyDenny 2010-08-18 09:54:40 -0500 Report

Welcome. It sounds like you and I are a lot alike - 42 waist and at last drs. appointment I tipped the scale at 230. I have been doing a lot more exercise and walking. I also find that watching portion size at meals makes a big differnce. It's going to take time. I did it once before and then because of health problems it all came back. Now I'm trying to get a handle on it. Keep in mind that the more you exercise the more muscle you build and that weights more than fat, so I takes time.

MAYS 2010-08-17 23:19:22 -0500 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family !

How committed are you to doing this?
You know about, and have heard of the benefits of losing weight, but many people expect it to happen overnight, or within a week or two at the most, others are hoping for a pill, potion or simply, a miracle.

Toss all of that, and the myths aside, look in the mirror and see who will be responsible for losing weight and getting in shape, "YOU."



Remember, what goes into you, your body and your mind, will determine what will come out you, you control this.
There will be some hard work involved, some trying times, some periods of weakness, that is expected, as long as your strength and determination are both greater than your weakness, you will succeed at this (losing weight).


Don't expect a miracle, only the fruits of your labor.
You can do it!


Kaiyle 2010-08-17 22:55:36 -0500 Report

Kroger has a mission nutrition site where registered dietician, Dorothy Shaver posts videos every two weeks, providing tips on how you can create healthy eating choices for your family and so much more. Check it out and see if you find something that works for you.


Spice It Up
by: Dorothy Shaver RD, LD/N
Your Kroger Dietitian
Mission Nutrition
Six simple steps to spice up your life this season!
1. Embrace the season. Fresh, in-season foods pack the most nutritional punch for your buck. Learn how to incorporate seasonal foods into your meals. Use parsnips in soups, roasts, casseroles and more. They are very versatile and can be used the same way as potatoes. Parsnips are a great source of vitamin c, folate and fiber. They’ll help you fight colds and heart disease. Throw some chestnuts in your baked goods, veggie dishes and stuffing this season. Boil or roast them to remove their skins. Chestnuts are low in fat, high in complex carbohydrates, vitamin c and potassium. Remember cranberries, pumpkin, sea bass, pomegranates, cabbage, pears and carrots this season.
2. Do dessert. Go to a party and bring a dessert. Surprise everyone by showing that you can have fruit for dessert in the winter months. We don’t have to use this time to bulk up on cookies and cakes; a poached pear with raspberry puree is a great way to end a meal. Top a lemon sorbet with pomegranate puree for a disease-fighting, mouth pleasing kick. The easiest way to get the juice is by crushing the seeds through a sieve with the back of a ladle. Cranberry crunch is a great way to pack in those antioxidants, fiber and vitamins. Dessert is delightful-don’t skip it.
3. Spice it up…literally. Add aroma and holiday taste to your meals with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple and ginger. Throw out the saltshaker, and bring in the spices. Top your morning oatmeal with cinnamon, throw some nutmeg and sugar free maple syrup in your yogurt and enjoy some gingerbread for dessert. Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Holidays can give us an upset stomach; so throw some ginger in those cookies to aid digestion, diarrhea and nausea. Store your spices in a cool, dark place. Spices have the best flavor for one year. For more flavor and lower price, grind whole spices. Add spice to your life…and your food.
4. Indulge without regret. Choose your indulgences wisely.

5. Balance your palate and your plate. The goal is to stimulate all of the tastes in your mouth: sweet, sour, bitter and salty. This tricks the body into thinking it’s getting more than it is, so you don’t crave anything after the meal. Use ingredients like maple syrup, black olives, and radicchio to flavor vegetables, fish and starches.
6. Have a blast. Enjoy a variety of foods and people this holiday season. Slowly chew every bite of every meal to avoid mindless eating. When you go to events this season, savor the food and the company. Move away from the food table after filling up your plate and your belly.
Eat, drink, and be fit this season!
Cheers to your health!


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