South Beach Diet

By sydneybeth Latest Reply 2011-01-02 08:50:50 -0600
Started 2011-01-01 09:22:15 -0600

Is the South Beach Diet good for diabetes and gastric bypass surgery

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tomecom 2011-01-02 08:50:50 -0600 Report

There are other factors that have to be considered. There are specific causes of weight gain-other than eating too much- that need to be addressed to keep the weight off.
We diabetics are deficient in up to 10 primary vitamins and minerals which are the cause of amino acid deficiencies. Leptin is a hormone that is produced by amino acids that controls weight by controlling appetite. Leptin disables other hormones that promote over eating and hunger. If your body is not producing leptin, you lose control of weight control.
If you continue to eat pro-oxidants, you will continue to promote inflammation, which is also a cause of weight gain. Inflammation caused the weight gain and promoted vitamin deficiencies that preceded the manifestation of our diabetes to begin with.
If you do not take measures to control the amount of insulin in the bloodstream you will promote weight gain, because it is insulin that forces excess glucose into storage as fat and blocks its release. Low glycemic is an important part of that process.
The point is that you can lose weight with the vast majority of diet programs, but if you don't fix the causes of weight gain, it will come back. There is only one diet that I know of that addresses the causes of weight gain and that is the Desperation Diet which was developed for diabetics.
Also, because we have a compromised immune system, diabetics are very prone to parasites and Candida overpopulation which is also a cause for weight gain and the reason that many diabetics cannot lose weight. They produce acidic toxins that cause the body to produce new fat cells and fill them. You cannot lose weight if you have them.
How many times have you seen Oprah, Kirsty Alley, and Marie Osmond lose 50 pounds, or more, with diet programs that they promote, only to see them 6 months later with all the weight back again. Then a year later they are back on TV promoting the same program all over again. That illustrates to me that their diet programs are not completing the process.

GabbyPA 2011-01-01 18:26:19 -0600 Report

What is good too about the South Beach Diet is that it is low glycemic. The real trick is to choose something that you will stay with for the rest of your life. So that is what you want to make sure it fits first.

RAYT721 2011-01-01 09:58:05 -0600 Report

The best diet for both is the often forgotten common sense diet. The keys to Atkins, South Beach, etc. is to pay attention to carbs. Ironically that is the key to successful weight loss no matter what you call the diet plan. If you lower your carbs (not eliminate), pay attention to calories and fat and transfat and protein and vitamins you will be able to create the Sydneybeth diet. That ideal diet will consist of the foods you love and allow you weight loss and better health. The keys to that diet come from portion control, measuring, and often substituting healthier versions of ingredients for the unhealthier ones. On the ideal Sydneybeth diet, you can still snack and learn the importance of eating to live instead of living to eat. Many of the popular diet plans you are talking about try to talk you out of eating carbs but carbs are important to fueling your mind, body and soul. You can grab cookbooks from the library for weight watchers, atkins, south beach and a number of plans but the most successful plan will come from the one that gives you what you want and need for your body so that you'll stick to it. Many of those plans work while you are on them and … ever see the Blueberry Girl in the Willie Wonka movie??? Increase water consumption. Reduce carbs especially sweets. Make sure to eat breakfast. Exercise when possible. Love yourself. Take baby steps!!!

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