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Diabetes page 2 Carbs

I’m on a diet.  Nothing new there.  I’m always on a diet.

But, this one is a life or deathish kind of diet.  Steve the Nutritionist put me on a carb watching diet.  As it turns out, it’s not as bad as you might think.  Let me see if I can explain this properly.  I have carb points and each point equals 15 grams of carbs.  In my daily diet I can each 12 points worth of carbs every day, which in real world talk means I have 180 grams of carbs I can eat every single day.  This sounds like a lot, but I loved eating my way through a bag of Uncle Ray’s Hot Chips or a couple pieces of chocolate cake.  I am my own worst enemy.

I don’t watch sugar – don’t send me angry letters about watching my sugar – yeah yeah, got it… sugar is bad.  You know something amazing?  If you watch your carbs, you’re watching your sugar, you’re watching your fat, you’re watching your calories, you’re….you get the idea.  I just watch one tiny little thing and it works!  Since I discovered my poor dieting skills and apparent genetic mis-wiring I’ve had to watch my carbs – I lost twenty pounds! I started out at 279 pounds in the middle of January and by April 1st I weighed 259.4.  Twenty pounds just by keeping under 180 carbs per day.  I reached my 18 pound goal weight set by Steve on that first visit and am now on my way to the next level.

A friend of mine recently went on the Atkins diet.  She’s lost weight – yes.  But, the diet is so restrictive in what you can and can’t eat.  If anyone has comments about this diet and ways to make it work, please let me know.  I’d love to pass on the info to her.  Man does not live on protein alone.

There are a lot of different diet watching apps out there on the market.  I am currently using the free version of My Fitness Pal

I’ll talk next about anger issues associated with Diabetes.  And, let me tell you….I definitely had some anger and depression issues.  I’ll also cover another app.  There are so many out there, some good – some bad, some you have to pay for and some are free.

Until then – eat healthy and live long.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2016 in Atkins, Diabetes, Uncategorized

 

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Being Healthy

It was a year ago this month that I last posted and it has been a very busy year.  I’m still struggling with my weight and diet, but on a happy note I have not gained back anything that I’d lost over the past two years.

While it’s not as exciting as yo-yo dieting, I am trying to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into my daily diet and less processed foods.  MacDonald’s sausage biscuits and diet coke are still my usual morning companions, however I have started driving pass and stopping by less often.  Like any addiction it is a daily struggle to stay free of processed foods.

My daughter is a chef and has begun turning her hand to producing small artful lunches.  She carries a small bento box to work every day and makes up another for her partner to eat.  Last night’s meal took her nearly three hours to create – I still have a full counter of dishes as proof.  I’ll have to post a picture next time I catch her cooking.  Her food is amazing.  She is considering selling these meals as a catering business.  Maybe she’ll make up some for me?  I need to remember to ask if I can post a week long blog on her food creations.

My co-workers have been bitten by the diet bug.  Amber is pounding away at the treadmill, Tony has been drinking protein shakes and has lost quite a bit of weight, Mark had surgery about six months ago and looks amazing!  Several members of the management team are gluten-free and have lost a lot of weight – although if someone brings in doughnuts (hey we’re an office – it happens), they can be caught indulging.

Everything ends up on Facebook eventually, and I came across an article from Distractify comparing school lunches from around the world.  I wasn’t surprised by the American lunch, but was very surprised by what kids are eating around the world.  As an adult I don’t eat this well…this will give you something to think about for the week ahead!

This is What School Lunches Look Like Around the World

Stay healthy and be safe.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in New Year of Healthy Eating

 

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach : Shots – Health News : NPR

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach : Shots – Health News : NPR.

My take on this – is eating just a salad for lunch doesn’t jack up your metabolism.  But, eating a healthier version of a meal you normally would enjoy can.  So, I’m thinking a bunless grilled chicken with the chicken sandwich toppings on the side along with some apple slices might be better (ie healthier) meal in the long run.  Along with the power of thought…

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Skillet Amaranth Cornbread (gluten free recipe) | Simple Bites

Skillet Amaranth Cornbread (gluten free recipe) | Simple Bites.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Regular Consumption Of Diet Drinks Linked To Heart Problems In Older Women

Regular Consumption Of Diet Drinks Linked To Heart Problems In Older Women.

 

And yet another reason to not drink diet drinks.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The New Celebrity Diet Craze that Doesn’t Sound so Crazy | Healthy Living – Yahoo Shine

The New Celebrity Diet Craze that Doesn’t Sound so Crazy | Healthy Living – Yahoo Shine.

 

Celebrities and their diet fads.  What’s next?  Just eating healthy? lol

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Beware Of The Quick-Fix Mirage : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

Beware Of The Quick-Fix Mirage : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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