The 21 Days Guide

mas14years
By mas14years Latest Reply 2011-01-08 21:30:16 -0600
Started 2011-01-06 18:53:02 -0600

Hello Everyone,

I am planning to start the 21 day guide on Monday and I am really looking forward to do it. I wanted to get some ideas for meals or snacks that have helped everybody else. Has anybody done this and did it help, lose weight or lower blood sugars?
Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks and God bless
Melissa


12 replies

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-01-07 09:14:18 -0600 Report

I can't wait to try this. My biggest challenge is finding varied things to eat. I pretty much loathe breakfast now bc I eat like the same thing allllllll the time :(

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-01-08 18:53:37 -0600 Report

Healthy breakfasts were the hardest thing for me when I was diagnosed so I can surely relate. I won't mention that back in the 80s (single) doughnuts and beer weren't bad. But, more recently, I have found that low fat yogurt and/or Atkins bars are a low-carb start to my day and easy on my time and wallet. But I don't and won't limit myself to the same old same old so I may grab some lean lunch meat and cheese to roll up, or oatmeal, or whatever it takes to kick start my day and metabolism. It really doesn't matter so much what you eat as much as what you and your test kit likes. Variety is most definitely the spice of life … and loving life is the sweetness! :)

mas14years
mas14years 2011-01-07 21:13:01 -0600 Report

I seen to fall into that trap too. i find something that works and I do it till I cant stand it anymore. It is hard to find things that are good and come in variety

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-07 09:16:25 -0600 Report

I have a friend who can eat the same thing every week. He buys the same foods every time he shops. I do that a lot to keep the basics, but I would go crazy eating the same thing every week....yikes.

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-01-07 10:42:01 -0600 Report

It's at the point where I don't want eggs anymore lol…it's like my normal thing every morning. I had 1/2 cup of regular cheerios with skim the other morning jacked my sugar ridiculously

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-01-08 17:14:38 -0600 Report

Well after realizing Honey Nut is no good I did plain this week, 1 serving, like the little cups they sell, with about 1-2 cups of skim milk and a packet or two of splenda…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-08 21:30:16 -0600 Report

Think outside the box. Breakfast doesn't mean you have to have cereal and coffee. I often eat sauteed veggies or even salad for breakfast. I have never been much for a traditional breakfast, so I am open to eating other things. Sometimes we trap ourselves unnecessarily. A cup of soup and half a sandwich is good. Maybe an egg burrito with some salsa and sour cream in a low carb wrap. The options are out there, just think a little differently.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-06 21:51:50 -0600 Report

I started doing it yesterday. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/9212-dowload-the-21-days-guide I am really enjoying it. It is keeping me on track and I am glad to start journaling again. I have gotten away from that. And the recipes are great. I am planning to incorporate the daily recipe into my meal plan somewhere. So far the salad I did was great. I won't use all of them, but I am going to make myself try new things (not hard, I love experimenting)

mas14years
mas14years 2011-01-07 05:49:39 -0600 Report

i agree with you, I am definately going to try to eat new things also. Some of the things sound really good on the menu, but i know some of them I simply just wont like. Food luck to you, i cant wait to start!

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-01-06 20:19:39 -0600 Report

I just downloaded the guide but have not had the chance to review it yet. I am excited about it, however. To answer your question about meals and snacks, I have learned so much from both online and offline support sources. For one thing I have been gathering up just about every library cookbook with the words "diabetic" and "low-carb" in the titles because I am always willing and eager to try new things. I have found that each of us with our own systems and tastebuds really need our own unique "diets" (plans) because what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. The same, I find, is true for exercise and medication and relievers of stress, etc.

With that said my meals and snacks have not changed all that much from the days before diabetes. I have tweaked many favorite recipes with healthier ingredients and with great results. I have cut my snacking down just as I have cut my portion sizes on meals but I'm still doing Atkins bars, Light & Fit Yogurt, Baked Lays or Sun Chips, low sodium lunch meats and low fat cheeses, and more nuts. (tell me, could I get any more nuts?)

My progress? January = 199 lbs. Today = 174 lbs. I went from a snug 36" waist jean to a loose 34" waist jean. My attitude? Bring it on!!!

Wishing you happiness with the new year and the new YOU.

mas14years
mas14years 2011-01-06 20:42:37 -0600 Report

Wow, congratulations Ray! you are doing great. I agree with the individual diet plans. I have spent the past hour going through recipes on here and printing them out. I have a huge thank you to everyone who has posted recipes. Some of them sound very tasty. I hope to start this on Monday, if not this week then definately next week. keep me updated on your progress!!!!!!!!!!
Melissa

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