Insulin Resistant, unable to get my weight down- Help

By Sunflower17 Latest Reply 2011-05-24 13:51:53 -0500
Started 2011-02-26 14:08:13 -0600

I'm a type 2 diabetic and my doctor is on me about losing my belly weight. I'm 40 lbs. overweight. I have to be on a soup diet for two weeks to lose 10 lbs., but I can't keep it off bkz I'm hungry and bored of the same thing-SOUP! I also have asthma and fibromyalgia which makes it difficult for me to do intense exercises. I'm on Levimir, apidra, and metformin.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? What meds are helpful for this condition? Appreciate any help I can get. Thx

7 replies

cheetah1976 2011-05-24 13:51:53 -0500 Report

Losing weight is a slow process. If you lose too quickly then you gain back. Don't starve your body, your body will go into starvation mode and start storing your food.

apeape 2011-02-26 20:49:46 -0600 Report

i'm type 1 & seem to be becoming insulin resistant. my dr is trying me on victoza, which seems to be helping. i lost some weight too, mostly because it slows your digestion & you feel full sooner & longer. it does make you feel kind of nauseated at first tho. ask your dr to refer you to a dietitian if you haven't seen one yet. i'm curious, was the 2 week soup diet the dr's idea? it honestly doesn't seem like a good plan & i've noticed drs don't really have a good grasp on diet & nutrition ;P

it takes a little time, but your stomach will shrink & adjust to smaller meals. adding fiber to your diet helps a lot too- you want to aim for at least 25 grams a day. work up to that tho or you'll get tummy troubles.

i have fibro too & i totally understand how hard it is to exercise. i'm trying to add a small amount of walking each day & sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. start slowly, you don't have to jump straight into tae-bo lol!!! 5 minutes of moving today is 5 minutes better than yesterday!!!

have in there & stay strong, you'll get there. it's tough, but you're tougher!!!!

Sunflower17 2011-03-03 15:21:23 -0600 Report

Thanks! I like the diabetic nutritional education on this site. I've learned quite a bit and am usingsome recipes from this site.

EJMac 2011-02-26 15:09:49 -0600 Report

I just bought a new book "Hunger Free Forever" by Dr. Michael Murray. I've been taking the fiber PGX pills and it really has taken alot of the hunger pains away. I had to start out by one a day at dinner and work my way up to 2 at breakfast & lunch and 3 at dinner. Seems like I always get hungry in the evenings without it.
It's hard to lose wight when you are hungry all the time I know. I still have about 25 lbs to lose and it is coming off slowly. They tell me that it might actually stay off if I lose it slowly.