I've been struggling with losing weight since I had diabetes. Admittedly, I gained a lot of weight when I got depressed for having diabetes. However, I do enjoy sports/adventure activities but I can hardly lose weight since I need to load some carbohydrates whenever I get hypo. This kind of defeat the purpose of burning calories then.
Anyhow, would love to hear your suggestions/diet plans for type 1 diabetics =) Muchas gracias! =)
I have just reading Gary Taubes "Why we get Fat", an excellent, excellent book.
I have followed his advice since Saturday and believe it or not I have already lost 3kg! Sounds insane, but true. I have been extremely strict and have been running every day though.
Carbs and sugar reduction is the way to go.. Lean meats, green veg and plenty of water.
Did the same. First read Dr. Berstein's book and directly after that "Why we get fat".
Yes it was certainly interesting stuff.
I think I will combine it with the much lauded Dukan and have a cheat days once a week, I am hoping to move towards a life style change in the long term rather than a diet for a couple of months.
I have done it before and had similar results, but chicken, steak, prawns, fish, spinach, green beans etc etc. Gets very boring after several months ha..
Cheat days suck. I gained 4 lbs eating my mother-in-law's padjun (Korean seafood pancakes...) last night. The flour had 23G of carbs per two tablespoons!
those sound fabulous!!! we have something similar ish in spain, tiny shrimp fried in batter in pancake form. i cannot for the life of me guess their carb count or bolus correctly for them! changes depending on where i get them. have given up!
glad you are enjoying!
The book sounds interesting, I might get one! :) Thanks Buck!
Weight Watchers. They cater to diabetics, even Type 1s. I've used them before to loose weight and lost almost 30 lbs.
Hi Nancy, I'm still using Humalog pen right now but will visit my endo soon and inquire about pump. Thanks much! :)
I've been struggling with weight the past several years and had a lot of frustration with getting lows due to exercise and activity. (The whole question of, why should get on the elliptical for an hour if I'm only going to have to slam a bunch of sugar afterwards when my blood sugar drops?!) But after 27 years of MDI, I've recently switched to a pump. And I think the best thing about it is the ability to turn down the basal rate for an hour or two during exercise and activity. I love that I can get a work out and not drop and not feel worn out from dropping so low so fast.
Talk to your doc about a pump and how it can work for you.
I was taking too much insulin in an effort to keep my numbers in check. Five years ago I reduced my insulin by about 1/3rd which reduced my cravings for food. I also adopted a new diet by cutting out the bad stuff - fried foods, fast food, etc. It was somewhat drastic but I monitored my bs closely. I was surprised by the results - dropped about 50 pounds in 9 months. I gained 15 back but have been stable for three years now. It worked for me but you must watch your numbers. My doctor was all for it when I told him what I was doing. Maybe I was lucky but it did work!
http://eatingacademy.com/category/weight-loss this site is great - very good info- just like they are all saying less carbs = less insulin = less wt. ---- talk to your doctor about lowering your long lasting insulin (I noticed you’re on a pen) that way you can reduce your carb intake without the ugly lows- once you’re on less insulin cutting all grains (wheat, corn, soy) also any major source of sugar (yes this includes fruit lots of carbs in fruit, try for maybe one serving or less a day and get that from low carb berries, forget about apples and bananas) also give up some of the starchy veggies like peas yams and wht potatoes as eating these will not be low carb- what to eat you ask- lots of fat and meat and low carb veggies like broccoli - and some nuts
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