You get no arguments from me there. I fix quite a bit of my food at home, because my wife usually goes out with her sister for 3-4 meals a week. Breakfasts, we go out-in our situation it is cheaper, than trying to keep the fixing around for our simple breakfasts. I am usually in the shop making pots by 9. I bowl 3 times a week, and this time of year, sweep or scrape 120 yards of double sidewalk at least every other day. Anyone with diabetes should do the most to get up and move, burn calories, get in lean shape. I have lost 25#, and now battle to keep from dropping too far.View Thread
I have a sore spot when it comes to the diabetic educator's community. All so often they follow the current norm in dealing with diabetes. I was diagnosed in 2009. It was not until 2010 that the ADA approved the low carb diet as a method of dealing with diabetes. At the same time in presentations I have been told the bad news, no matter what you will eventually be on medication, and probably insulin. From the other side of their mouth they say that at most states in the disease you can reverse it relying on less or no medication. I have found my own way after reading and weighing everything I have read. So many others have taken the same route. Conclusions on my part is that basically I am starch intolerant to make things simple. I eliminate starches from my diet except for the earliest part of the day or when I will be doing High intensity exercise. I eat 8-12 servings of veggies a day, on fruit a day, the rest lean protein. I balance my weight mostly with snacks of nuts, sometimes cheese. On occasion I will eat unsweetened greek yogurt with berries and nuts. The diet is not monotonous because seasoning changes the taste of everything. Bruno, local restaurants want clientele, I tell them what I want, lets say in a salad-they fix it, We get great food from the local restaurants and the price is right. Nowadays even the chains catch on to people not eating starches as they will replace them on request.View Thread
This entire genre seems to be symbolic of our obsession with weight. The quick loss formulas they follow, are not easy, healthy, or realistic as so many have posted here.
I remember when teaching HS the moodiness of wrestlers on the wrestling teams. These kids would starve themselves to get into a lower weight bracket, and be moody as H in school. They would be listless in class, nodding off, and unable to cope with day to day emotions often breaking into more fights than usual.
No, I'm not a fan of the genre of Biggest Loser, for me it is a loser.View Thread
Amen. There are times for the need of a snack to hold one over. I often decide to take some form of bar with me to snack on in the way of energy-it takes a while to find something that is low in carbs, has protein and calories and .. .tastes good. However, I have found a few. I have resorted to only drinking water, tea, coffee, ultra light beer and the occasional zevia soda. The need for a shake just isn't there.View Thread
I have found that the protein/veggies/fruit route works well for me. As I have said before, I do not test on a regular basis, only when feeling ... odd. Even then the numbers are usually normal 80-95. My main problem with this lifestyle diet is that it has to have supplements to keep me from losing too much. I have found that nuts are important to keep me from dropping my weight too low. I have also found that when my diet lacks the huge amounts of veggies I usually eat that I lose too much. I went on trip with my Dad and his new wife that does not cook diabetic friendly even though she thinks so. I lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks, even snacking on nuts.View Thread
I posted in another strand that the family celebrations(2) have many more veggies for me to graze on. My wife also prepares some starches with no sugars, and these are low on glycemic index. I did well with the celebrations, and kept my weight at the norm or below. Hunting on the Monday helped also. However, I did have more starch while hunting as sandwiches are easier to carry.View Thread
My family has actually added many more veggies to the table than before. Some of the older folks like their veggies cooked really well(mush), but most of us try for lightly cooked. They also always have a salad of sorts to help me out, this usually supplied by my daughter. I have gotten to the point that the stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, pies, cakes and rolls just go by me without even a second thought. Now when the olives, pickles, veggies, ham, or turkey come by I am all over them. My wife always prepares a little bit of yam or sweet potato without anything in it, along with some baked apple with no sugar, and some cranberry orange relish with no sugar. So I really don't feel deprived.View Thread
Debs & Cora, I completely agree. Look at the reports from Consumer companies on the purity of all of these things and you'll find most are loaded with things you don't want to ingest. Then you look at the side effects. . . jeesssss its like stepping out of the frying pan into the fire!
I continue on my need for chemical free, natural products, fresh local veggies in summer, frozen when needed, and in the winter the imported as clean as possible. Two salads most days, low starch levels, and I seem to be beating anything that come my way. Dr. report last week was great, and he says see you in six months.View Thread