"I guess its has just been overwhelming for me. I used to be a lot smaller than I am now, but after 3 kids and other stresses I have kept some weight on. I am working on accepting myself now, but also working on my problems. I really appreciate you…"
"Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I really appreciate it. I need to lose a bit of weight, and perhaps what you have said would be an easier route. My down fall is sweets. Its very hard because I have 3 kids, and their treats are so…"
"I hope even some of this might help you in your goals. It is a long and trying road for us, as we all know, but hang in there. You'll learn on your own what works best for you... and it may not be what works for others. But totaling my daily…"
"Salads, which I used to HATE with a passion... lol. But I tried a bunch of dressings, lite or fat free, and found one I liked, and I always add a little meat to it to add some flavor. (I use hormel brand bacon bits. They're not like bacos that…"
"Becky, I was reading your comment to Linda about the nutritionist and being frustrated. Believe me I completely understand. I too have had difficulty losing weight. However, try not to dwell on the diet thing. I have been carb counting since the day…"
"Thank you! Same to you, and Happy New Year's!!
I did go to the dietician a couple of weeks ago, and she wanted me to try a diet of counting calories or carbohydrates. I haven't started either, because both require me to write down…"
"Thanks for the info--didn't mean to put you on the spot, I realize you may not be a dietician, etc! I appreciate the input, and am looking forward to my meeting in Nov. with the dietician. I'll keep you guys posted if I can. Take care!"
"Hey Becky...I'm not a dietician, nor do I have a med. background...but 'till you see a dietician, you should perhaps be careful about the amount of carbs you take in. Go for small portions, but eat more frequently...that helps to avoid…"
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I hope even some of this might help you in your goals. It is a long and trying road for us, as we all know, but hang in there. You'll learn on your own what works best for you... and it may not be what works for others. But totaling my daily carb limit and breaking it up into meals was the best thing I could have learned how to do. As long as you're making the effort to eat healthier and in serving proportions it works well. Good Luck!! And Happy Holidays!!
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Salads, which I used to HATE with a passion... lol. But I tried a bunch of dressings, lite or fat free, and found one I liked, and I always add a little meat to it to add some flavor. (I use hormel brand bacon bits. They're not like bacos that are hard and crunchy and gross. They are real bacon pieces that are nice and soft. I also fry a little chick, cubed with a hint of lemon pepper seasoning for some added flavor. Or even lunch meat, turkey, roast beef... things like that.) and I LOVE garlic bread, so I found out that they make Texas Toast croutons that arent hard as a rock like many other brands and I throw a few of them in the mix. I also try to make my dinners healthy. I usually have a meat with at least 2 kinds of veggies, usually potatoes (Because they are filling) whether baked or fried like homefries, though when baked, the skin contains a good amt of potassium which helps with achiness.And for snack I try to keep to sugar free jello, apples, grapes, yogurt, carrot sticks and veggie dip, or apples with caramel dip... if you have a salt like craving (like I do) pickles work great and are a free food, popcorn is a good serving for low carbs. If you like sweets you can go for fat free frozen yogurt, sugar free cookies, or even bake your own from scratch using whole wheat flour in place of all purpose, splenda or another sugar substitute (I like nutra sweet), or even make yourself a milk shake for a meal with a packet of carnation instant breakfast, low fat milk, and fat free frozen yogurt. Throw it in the blender and drink. If I use vanilla frozen yogurt I had a splash of vanilla extract, if I buy chocolate I use a teaspoon of chocolate syrup, same if I get strawberry and so on. The carnation Instant breakfast is flavored as well and provides nutrients that work great as a meal, and you're not eating a ton of food.
Becky, I was reading your comment to Linda about the nutritionist and being frustrated. Believe me I completely understand. I too have had difficulty losing weight. However, try not to dwell on the diet thing. I have been carb counting since the day I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes 15 years ago. Here are some tips... although the endocrine and nutritionist will advise you to write down everything you eat, you dont necessarily have to. I stupidly stopped taking care of myself for a while just because it was always a hassle to write down blood sugars, and foods, and stop whatever I was doing to test or take a shot... it was the most annoying thing in the world to me, and at the time I was in that rebellious teenager stage. One of my nurses helped me devise a few things that were easier for me to handle without the added stress. Instead of writing everything you eat, break down the total amt of carbs you can eat a day. Then instead of writing everything down as you eat them, break each meal into a certain amt of carbs and read nutrition labels to accurately get those specific amounts. I'm have no idea if you are on insulin or not but insulin is a weight gaining hormone. So the more carbs you eat, the more insulin is needed. I'm not saying to stop eating carbs in general because thats not healthy either, but I stick to low carb, low fat, high fiber foods. I substitute bread for whole wheat wraps or pita pockets because they make low carb ones and it lessens the amt of bread I am eating. Also, any bread you buy should be whole grain or whole wheat, the fiber intake for 1 serving should be at least 3g to make a difference. I stay away from the pastas, only having them on occasion.
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