jamesdeegers's Journal, 19 July 2018

I’m looking for recommendations on dieting. I am an insulin dependent diabetic type 2. I have been watching my calorie intake and trying to keep my daily intake below 1,500. So far down 8 pounds in 2 weeks. It just seems like I’m losing to slow. I’m hungry all of the time and have been feeling sick for 2 weeks. HELP

Diet Calendar Entry for 19 July 2018:
1318 kcal Fat: 71.66g | Prot: 104.20g | Carb: 79.98g.   Lunch: Meijer Large Eggs, Wheat or Cracked Wheat Bread, Country Crock Shedd's Spread Original. Dinner: Tyson Foods Fajita Chicken Breast Strips, Clover Valley Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese, Tumaro's Garden Vegetable Low in Carbs Gourmet Tortillas, Lettuce, Tostitos All Natural Chunky Salsa (Mild). Snacks/Other: Kraft Zesty Italian Anything Dressing, StarKist Foods Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Lettuce. more...

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Sounds like a great loss to me!! 4lb a week is very good. slow and steady.  
19 Jul 18 by member: eat_les
The daily recommendation is 1 to possibly two pounds a week weight loss. So, although you feel you are not losing fast enough; you're actually doing awesome! A 4 lb. a week loss is spectacular! Patience is a virtue on this journey. You got this just keep doing what you're doing. I'll be watching as you successfully move forward. 
19 Jul 18 by member: Katt6256
The speed does not matter. Doing it in a healthy manner does. Read up a bit on your chosen way of eating in order to make sure you understand how it works, what to expect, any cautions to concern yourself with, etc. since you are on insulin I would suggest you keep your medical provider in your loop and your diabetic educator. The insulin is a game changer. 
19 Jul 18 by member: Kenna Morton
Thank you everyone ❤️ 
19 Jul 18 by member: jamesdeegers
We all get impatient and want it to happen too fast. A pound a week is more normal. Are you checking your blood sugar more often. You may be getting too low in which case you should talk to you Healthcare provider about adjusting your insulin/oral medication dosage down. I have cut my doses to half what I was taking because I was feeling bad and was getting too low. As you lose weight you will need less medication whether you are on oral or shots for diabetes.  
19 Jul 18 by member: BlueFront
Even though that’s slow, it’s the healthiest way!!! You’re doing great!! 
19 Jul 18 by member: meghan44
May i suggest go to Dr Ken Berry youtube channel and watch "Diabetics Beware: A.D.A. Guidelines will Make Your Diabetes WORSE" It might change your life! You be the judge :-) If you like what you hear, watch all his videos. There are also TYPE ONE diabetics living the low carb lifestyle that are almost off insulin! Best wishes. Any questions feel free to ask! Weight is a pain in the butt, but healthy is forever.  
19 Jul 18 by member: jenjabba
Definitely check out Dr. Ken Berry on YouTube. Good luck!! 
19 Jul 18 by member: jenniferl12003
PS My recommendation is KETO NO CARB! You will get off that insulin, or bring it to a very minimum if you want to, and change your life! It's not the weight or calories, it is the insulin that causes the damage to diabetics. I know that may sound wacky but once you jump in and watch a few of the videos recommended and try it, you will go AHHHH why didn't i know this sooner! TONS of KETO peeps here on fatsecret! TONS! 
19 Jul 18 by member: jenjabba
My advice.... discuss this matter with your doctor first! Seek out a nutritionist who has been educated in diabetes/insulin. You should not experiment on your own. 
19 Jul 18 by member: Highland Heather
Baby steps..... 
19 Jul 18 by member: cstella1
4lbs/week seems pretty good to me! I have some pre-metabolic syndrome issues and have gone Keto. It’s only been a few weeks, but I’m down almost 15lbs and don’t have cravings for sweets or snacks between meals. I also do intermittent fasting which is supposed to help regulate insulin response. Best of luck! You’re in the right place! 
19 Jul 18 by member: 612LNZ
On a low-carb/high-fat/moderate-pro... diet (even without achieving "ketosis"), my average BS fell from 215 to 130 mg/dL (A1c now <6.4%, down from 9.9%) within six weeks. I recommend it for T2 diabetics (like me). I now need to stop my "IO" (Intermittent Overeating!) to lose weight and keep it off. 
19 Jul 18 by member: Miraculum
I'll add to the chorus - I am T2D, changed to keto, in 6 months lost 35 lbs and brought my A1c back into normal range.  
19 Jul 18 by member: gz9gjg
Me too, gang.I'm T2D also. Was A1C of 7.2 (160 blood glucose) from January to May 14, 2018. Started keto concept on May 14. My doc had me give another blood test on June 12. Down to A1C of 6.1 (127 blood glucose) in 28 days . 23% reduction. June 13 - July 13 - average blood sugar 115, A1C 5.63 - down another 14% drop in thirty days. Cut the carbs N-O-W and save your life. Easy decision to make. Everytime I get a carb urge, I get a picture in my mind of eating carbs in a wheel chair or preferably hanging out with the grand kids at the beach. A piece of pizza or biting into a great Georgia peach in Julyjust doesn't really taste all that great when blind or have burning neuropathy for the rest of your days. BTW, also lost 34 pounds over the past ten weeks. Not even hungry. Average blood pressure is now down to current 108 / 68 (and lower), from average of 145 / 84, all during this same time frame. Dropped two full pant sizes. Yeah.  
19 Jul 18 by member: mochafudge1
mochafudge1, gz9gjg & Miraculum - you guys are awesome! Thanks for sharing. Low carb NSV's are life changing!  
19 Jul 18 by member: davet58
I mentioned to my husband's doctor at his appointment Monday that my A1c on June 1 was 8.5 and is 6.5 now. She was not even surprised that Keto works so quickly. So Drs. are now aware how it helps diabetics. It makes me feel taken advantage of to realize all the diabetic meds I have taken for 20 years could have been avoided if I had been told Keto eating could effectively cure diabetes. Instead the meds were just increased and increased. I'm not angry at my doctor for not knowing this, but somewhere along the way, there were people who knew this and didn't teach our Drs. correctly. He did tell me in the beginning to watch my diet, and the dietitian I went to also stressed the importance of balanced eating, but no one said you can cure this by changing your way of eating. It was stressed that diabetes can't be cured. And a prescription for metformin was the first line of defense! Just venting a little! 
20 Jul 18 by member: Texasgranny6
Try Braggs Apple cider tsp with 8 oz water and lemon. Your choice to use agave or honey to cut the acidity. If you look up the benefits of the cider , you will see it helps not only to lose weight but aids with Diabetes. Please try this. Good luck. By the way it must be Braggs organic apple cider- no substitutes. 
20 Jul 18 by member: Millaluciana
@James just want to support you on your efforts and desire. losing weight the right way does take time. be patient and hang in there it will come. those who lose weight real fast tend to gain it back and more. Try the diet KETO as someone suggested and exercise. I believe you can get to your desired weight and get your blood levels back to normal. I'm rooting for you. 
20 Jul 18 by member: foxxy51
Please do not sugget that a diabetic add honey or agave to their life. Again, weight loss will happen but it's not the primary issue of a diabetic, blood glucose level control is. 
20 Jul 18 by member: davet58

     
 

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