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Old 01-20-2012, 21:47   #1
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Hi there, any advice welcome - problem is weight loss , on insulin pump , hba1c. -6 good diet, and doing lots of walking and some running but - I have put on weight and whatever I do I can not loose weight , has anyone any suggestions what I can do to kick start the weight loss ? Many thanks

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Welcome to DF Nip. I assume you are a type 1. Some type 1's are also Insulin Resistant and need a type 2 drug like Metformin. It will help you lose weight as well as cut down the insulin you need. Can you tell us a little about your diet? Sometimes tweaking the carbs a little may help.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:21   #3
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Hi jwag thank you for your information , fell my diet is not bad , eat 30g carbs for breakfast(porridge) no carbs at lunch and approx 30g carbs for dinner. May have apprx30/40 carbs during the day by the time I count a snack like fruit, latta and so on. I'm 5ft 8 and 10st 10lb , I have put up 10lbs over last 6 months. I am also under active thyroid . Trying everything to shift weight but hitting brick wall . I am afraid that with weight going up , overall control will get worse . Comments welcome .

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How much fat do you incorperate in your meals. Personally I can't do porridge in the morning because it spikes me too high. I tend to be more Insulin resistant in the morning and any carb spikes me to 130-140. So I tend to eat very low carbs usually about 2-3 for breakfast. I find the higher fat items do best for me. I probably incorperate around 20-30 grams of fat in every meal. Since I do very low carb my body then burns fat not carbs. Burning fat is what allows me to keep my weight where I want it.

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Welcome Nip
I would suggest that you consider reducing your carbs further, it will greatly assist in lowering your BS levels and help you shed weight. My me, I have no doubt if I ate the carbs you indicate, I would also put on weight for sure - and I generally I am not a person whose weight is a concern, always remaining at 105 mark...

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Are you testing your BG 1 &2 hours after you have the porridge?? Like jags, I could not do that under any circumstances. I try not to have any carbs for breakfast. It would spike my BG too much. You do understand that the aim is for you to maintain as near a level BG as possible to avoid eye, foot, etc. problems down the road? Also, I hope you aren't using milk on your porridge. That also is a carb source.

If you want to lose weight you must eat lower carb. Look at our threads on breakfast, lunch and dinner to get ideas of what others eat and that may help you.

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cut those carbs!

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Ok guys , thanks for all your advice , is it ok to cut carbs out compeletly or just reduce , if so can anyone give suggestions by how much? It would mean that my fat intake may rise, is that ok ? I am also worried my energy levels will drop as well as my bs. If I am cutting carbs out is the idea to reduce insulin also ? So many questions, thanks for help

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I find that if I reduce my carbs too much, my energy is greatly reduced too. My opinion is that we count carbs to calculate insulin, but that we should count calories and exercise if we want to loose weight.

You might want to reconsider the type of carbs that you eat. The carbs that are high in fiber will reduce the amount of insulin you need. Also, I'm sure that in addition to "better" carbs, less processed foods will have fewer calories than more processed foods.

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No problem if your fat intake rises - that's good for ails you too! Just don't go too heavy into protein. Low carb, moderate protein & high fat. That's the memo. You'll be amazed at your renewed energy, falling blood sugar, and plummeting lipids levels! It's totally win-win.

I eat no more than 40g of carb on any given day . . . maybe 50g on Thanksgiving or Christmas. What carbs I get are from the highest-fiber vegetables . . . asparagus, celery, avocados (sorry, that's a fruit! ), broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke hearts . . . all those good things. All the grains & grain products are serious offenders, so try to avoid foods containing wheat, corn, oats, rice, etc.; and the whole grains are just as dangerous to us diabetics. Truly. I know what the ADA & other agencies tell us, but they are wrong - or else they're lying to us. Just use your meter to check after you've eaten whole wheat bread - test an hour later & see where your blood sugar is.

I should clarify a little better here . . . when you eliminate the carbs (and biologically humans can live on zero carbs because our bodies can make glucose out of protein when necessary) and increase fats, then fats are the fuel and your energy comes from fats. The only reason our bodies use carbs for energy is that it's easier, and it will always take the easiest most available. So cut the carbs, up the fats & your body won't know the difference, except that you'll feel better & you'll be healthier in a great many ways.

Here is a list of many studies which uphold the premise of good fats for weight loss & better diabetes control.

Time to Stop Denying the Science







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