Weight Loss Forum and Discussions

If you’re like most of us, chances are your doctor has uttered some form of the dreaded phrase, “Losing weight would help you better manage your diabetes.” The good news is the members of our communities are sharing their diabetic weight loss tips and tricks. Discuss your diabetic weight loss diets, chat about weight loss exercises that worked for you, and give motivation to others in our diabetic weight loss forum.

  • break it up

    As not to get bored with a excersice routine, try breaking up your routine. it is now thought that instead of working out for a straight 30 minutes, that you can also break it up thru out the day. Stretch in the morning, take a walk at your lunch break, lift wieghts at night in front of tv. this...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2012-07-26 17:08:43 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • Weight bearing and Calistenics

    I was just wondering if anyone does any weight bearing workouts and Calestenics, spelled really wrong! I want to incorporate these into my regime. I am 47 and my joints wont tolerate a pounding! My arms are weak, so for now I have been doing push ups and push offs on the wall. should I be...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-26 14:01:22 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • WEIGHT LIFTING

    does anyone here lift weights? I have started lifting 5 pound dumb bells. Instead of being dormant infront of TV I sit and watch and lift. But I am not very knowlegable about lifting. any one know a good book ?

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:54:17 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • Old thinking.

    Okay, I am confused. What is the thinking of watermelon, and bananas? i have had people tell me that diabetics can now eat them, and then have others tell me we cant. I have also been told it depends on the diabetic? AAAHHHHH! From what I understand, oranges are still on the no no list. Any...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2011-07-24 22:34:23 -0500
  • gluten

    I have been trying to learn about gluten and being a diabetic but have not found too much on the subject. Does any one know if gluten throws our blood sugars out of whack? I am confused if it is a natural part of wheat or a additive.

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:47:34 -0500
  • Protien

    I have read and have been told that eating protien is important to a diabetic. I absolutley deplore it when I read that the AVERAGE DAILY INTAKE should be...... So, here is my question, how much protien is too much at any given meal. I have noticed that many people eat protien. I also have...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:34:31 -0500
  • Careful walking

    when walking in the road, please remember these guidlines: 1. wear bright clothing or a reflective jacket when biking or riding a bike. If riding a bike, wear a helmet! 2. always walk where you are visible, in a neighborhood. Always walk against traffic and ride with traffic. 3.Bring a bottle...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 22:49:57 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • Kilojoules

    What are "Kilojoules"? What I gather is that it is related to weight, but I have not found an explination that I can understand. Anyone out there have a lay-mans explination? I see it a lot in calorie counting.

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 03:57:33 -0500
  • What are your trouble foods?

    With my diabetes, I've noticed that certain foods have a greater effect on my blood sugar than others. Awhile ago, I dropped fast foods and pizza from my diet to try and lose some weight. I was astonished at home much better control I could have on my diabetes without those foods. I've since...

    Melissa Dawn
    By Melissa Dawn 124 Replies Latest Reply 2009-07-14 04:18:46 -0500
  • Wall-E a movie for the times

    Many of you may have seen the trailers for the movie by Pixar/Disney for Wall-E and thought, "How cute..." Wow! (to quote Wall-e himself)This is a VERY sobering film on the state of our nation and the world wide epidemic of obesity that plagues us and opens up the possibility of a diabetic...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 11 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-21 15:47:04 -0600
  • Seven Self-Care Behaviors

    Hi All, I was wondering if you are familiar with the so-called "Seven Self-Care Behaviors" recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators: http://www.diabeteseducator.org/ProfessionalResources/AADE7/ They might sound kind of obvious, but if you can work on integrating some...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 18 Replies Latest Reply 2013-06-11 23:41:45 -0500
  • Low Carb Weight Loss

    This diet info came with my first meter. My nutritionist told me not to go below 1800 calories a day. I lost 30 pounds on this plan. I've scanned the page and it's in my photos. As always, check with your doc first.

    DiabetesDiva
    By DiabetesDiva 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-12 14:22:28 -0500
  • Am I Crazy???

    Hi Everyone, Just need a reality check here. Since being diagnosed with diabetes in May 08 I have tried my best to keep my sugars low. I have a 30 day average of 130, I have lost 25 pounds and continue to walk 2 miles a day and I eat NO sugar unless its in fruit. I am SO upset though if...

    JoJoCooks
    By JoJoCooks 11 Replies Latest Reply 2015-05-10 01:52:24 -0500
  • The First 25

    Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend! I am VERY happy to report that I have reached my first weight loss goal of 25 pounds!! Only 25 more to go!! I want to THANK EVERYONE for all your support, comments, ideas, recipes etc etc. I know that managing my diabetes and...

    JoJoCooks
    By JoJoCooks 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-07 04:51:47 -0500
  • STOMACH GAIN

    IM 16 YRS OLD AND HAVE A FULL LIFE AHEAD OF ME IM STATRING TO GET A LITTLE MUFFIN TOP THAT IS VERY HARD TO LOOSE IT. IVE THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING DIET PILLS; ME HAVING DIABETES ,WOULD THAT BE HARMFUL TO ME,OR NOT?

    jassyie_jaie
    By jassyie_jaie 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-25 00:02:43 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • LOOSING MY STOMACH

    I AM 39 AND I WANT TO LOOK LIKE I DID IN HIGH SCHOOL.I HATE HAVE A BEER BELLY.I WANT IT GONE.PLEASE HELP

    spirit - 18172
    By spirit - 18172 7 Replies Latest Reply 2009-10-25 11:24:35 -0500
    Tags: weight loss