By Nascarpam Latest Reply 2010-08-22 15:21:30 -0500
Started 2010-08-21 09:45:09 -0500

Need help chooseing the right foods fore my diabetes and I have high cholesterol and dont like to excercis which I know have to I have lost 13 pounds and not lost any more need help some advise

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xenna the warrior princess
xenna the warrior princess 2010-08-22 15:21:30 -0500 Report

i have that same problem with me and it really frustrates me alot because i feel really heavy sometimes so i need some advice on how to loose weight so if u have any advice plz send me a message

RAYT721 2010-08-21 13:20:30 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to our community! First of all congratulations on your weight loss. That's very impressive. The "right" foods list for me may be the wrong food list for you based on your tastes and the effects on your glucose meter. Variety and experimenting/testing will be your best key to control. Portion control is one of the keys. You can eat the right foods in moderation but overdoing anything is not going to help with your goals. Might I suggest a journal like at and check out the "My Plate D" under tools for the diabetic friendly version of the free food tracking website??? Perhaps getting a good calorie counter book (fat, protein, etc) can help with assessing foods and recipe ingredients that will help with cooking and dining. Food is important to the body and should be used wisely by making sure not to skip meals, burning calories with adequate exercise, and adding water to your body's intake. It's all about one pound at a time and doing your best to be your best. Need a friend? Please feel free to invite me into your world and allow me to join yours.

Kaiyle 2010-08-21 10:31:31 -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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