Post # 1
I was hoping I could get some help, I am a diabetic (A1C 7.1) and I need to lose weight. I’m 5’2 and 168. I believe that diet is way more impactful to weigh loss than excercise, which I still do (goal of 10K steps a day via fitbit tracking)
My Dr. believes in the Low Carb method which I have been following for the most part for 2 years, but find difficult to do 100% mostly because of sugar ( I have a soda or cupcake a couple times a week). I see lots of people using MFP and WW (way more than low carbers) and feel if I tried those at least I’d have more support, but the carbs would wreak havoc on my sugars. I have only lost weight once before about a year ago using the HCG injections from my Dr. and I lost about 40lbs for my wedding, of which I have now gained about 20lbs back.
Just looking for help and suggestions, maybe low carb support, or people who have done both and have advice? thank you in advance!
Post # 3
I am studying to be a dietitian.. I would not recommend anything too severe with low-carbs, but being as you are a diabetic, you do want to cut back. Have you tried whole grain products? They digest slower and are better for diabetics. The higher the fiber content of the food, the less the sugar will impact you. WW is the best and most recommended ‘diet’ because it is similar to watching calories. I would think that a mixture of WW with a lower-carb diet, full of whole grain and fruit carbohydrates (not white and processed) could work well for you. Everyone is different so the same diet may not work for everyone and sometimes it is just a process of trial and error.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA
Hi @edgebee! I’m also a diabetic. My A1C is considerably higher than yours (by a few points). I’m at my wits end. I’ve tried Advocare (which follows a Paleo diet), have cut out soda and most sweets, etc. I’m curious- you mentioned two things in your post- MFP and WW. Are those abbreviations? I’m curious. At any rate, I’m always looking for support and new friends and thought I’d reach out and say hi 🙂
Post # 5
I am not diabetic, but my FIL is a diabetic who is on a VERY strict diet.
When it comes to grains, shoot for those complex carbohydrates found in whole rolled oats/steel cut oats, brown rice, true whole grain bread, etc. Simple carbs, like those found in white bread, some pastas, white rice, etc., break down into glucose.
I’m meticulous about eating whole foods for the most part. Veggies, complex carbs, fruit, low-fat dairy with no added sugar. Some “health” foods are awfully sneaky and add horrible ingredients or add too much sugar and sodium. Take a peek at the label to know for sure.
Have you tried discussing a meal plan with your doctor? : )