Weight Loss Forum and Discussions

  • Drinks count Too

    when you are watching your calories and carbs, dont forget to figure in what you drink in a day. People often count only what they eat and not drink. Drinks have cals and carbs too. So make them a part of your calculations when you keep your journals. You would be surprised at how many cals and...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-07 15:35:13 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • 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