Diet 2020

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  1. teamglock2002

    teamglock2002 Well-Known Member Life Member

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    So I have been having some problems with my diabetes and I decided to go on a diet (mostly) to lose weight and control my sugars, so one of the big things I have quit is soft drinks(12 Days so far) and have lowered my bread and taters for carb intake. So far so good. Anything else I can do to help?
     
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    Jeppo Burt Gummer’s Biggest Fan Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Shoot more. I find I don’t eat while shooting. ;)
     
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    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. Wizard Slayer Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Stop eating processed food, rice, salt, bananas. Ima big dude. I’m a month into a complete 180 on my eating habits. Almost 20lbs down, a pant size(at least, they fall off), and I feel a lot better. Fruit wise I only eat berries and apples. I get seasoning for food with very little salt or mix my own. No pork, corn and white cheese only. I’m borderline diabetic and want to change that as well without medicine.
     
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    teamglock2002 Well-Known Member Life Member

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    Congrats !! Sounds like you have a good plan. Thanks for the info
     
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    I'm a proponent of intermittent fasting and it works for me. It's not a "diet," and has a lot of potential benefits. I'm not a medical professional, so talk to your doctor, as fasting typically isn't advisable if you are diabetic. I find it to be very simple and sustainable. I don't sit around and count calories or worry about it if I have dessert.

    Even if you don't fast, minimizing the number of times you consume calories in a day would be beneficial, as in no snacking and don't eat just because it's "time to eat" if you don't need to. Eating real food is better than the processed stuff as we all know, plus you are less likely to over consume it vs. junk food. When you do eat, make it a point to consume a protein.

    Good job on the soft drinks, I was addicted to that stuff. Kicked the habit, and now I have one on occasion. Probably one of the best things to eliminate if trying to drop weight.
     
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    All of the low-carb or carb-limiting plans (i.e., Atkins, South Beach, THM, paleo, etc.) will control glucose and often eliminate/reduce type II DM. If you are diabetic, especially type 1, you should not be fasting. If you don't want to really kill the carbs, then no sodas, no processed sugar, and choose carbs with low glycemic index.
     
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    No fasting for me. I try not to snack but if I do have too its fruit of some type. Breakfast (small) Lunch and a small supper because I eat a little late and don't want to go to bed full. Day 14 W/O soda not planning on going back now.
     
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    I am in the same boat Teamglock. There is a diet I tried called the next 56days. Its has several meeting places around the triad. It helped me get my bp and a1c levels down. Its similar to some of the keto diets but it was easy for me to maintain. This is part of the group.....https://www.davielife.com/class-schedules/ ..... also have a facebook page....https://www.facebook.com/events/603593793548528/ .....They have coaches that meet with group once a week for 56 days. I dropped about 4 to 5 lbs a week for a total of 35 lbs. But the biggest help was in inches off waist line.
     
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    Sweets and carbs are my downfall. I've been cutting back on sweets, except for Sunday, I don't want to disappoint @RS. :)
    Carbs? I'm trying. What are you guys eating?
     
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    My mom taught the classes in Thomasville for awhile. She hops off and on that train from time to time.
     
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    You can eat what you want as long as you control the amount that you eat.
     
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    I packed on 40 pounds there years ago when I developed CIDP ( my immune system is attacking my nerves). The doc put me on gabapentin and I was having a hard time getting around on my own.
    I dropped off the drugs first. Then I joined nutrisystem. Expensive. The pre portioned microwave meals taught me how to eat the right size portion. The fact it wasn't very good helps you not want to overeat. I lost 35 of the 40 over a year and kept it off for a year. I've put 15 back on now that I moved to the Carolinas because y'all have such great food. I have been eating out a bunch, and that isn't helping.
    Next week, back to dieting. Six handfuls of food spaced out over the day, unlimited salads, and coffee or tea.
     
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    I grew up drinking more Sundrop than water. Drank a lot as an adult and added a lot of sweet tea. I did manage to cut it down to 1 20oz a day at work. Then we went keto. Cut the sundrop and most of the processed sugar. I simply cannot drink a sundrop out of the bottle anymore. I'll sometimes drink one over ice if I go to my mom's for dinner. But I mostly stick to dark sodas or sweet tea if I have to when I'm eating out. The amazing thing is, if you cut that sugar off you might find that you just loose the taste for it. And a benefit is that when you do eat something sweet it tends to taste so much better when you are not overloading yourself with it.

    Anymore I mostly drink water, coffee, and straight liquor on my nights off.
     
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    [QUOTE="Geezer, post: 996464, member: 59" What are you guys eating?[/QUOTE]

    Everything, that's the problem!

    I'm trying, with some success.
     
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    Im at 1.5 years without soda, and I dont feel the draw to drink one again. It was hard at first, but now its nothing. I do drink the carbonated energy drinks on occassion (so i guess its like soda, but has energy stuff in it, but its not the Monsters or anything like that, they are still zero sugar)

    I did the intermittent fasting, 16:8 up to OMAD and lost a decent amount of weight, but plateaued. It was a me thing though, when it was time to eat I ATE enough to lose the weight loss benefits. I still do the 16:8 on days I dont workout, but thats only a couple days a week.

    I eat a lot of protein, but do still eat carbs on training days, go low carb on rest days. I have gained about 4 lbs in the last 3-4 weeks, but have been dropping fat like a bad habit, where people are thinking I am losing a lot of weight.

    The key is is to find something that works for you and you can sustain, and can modify if you plateau. The plateau is part of the carb and calorie cycling I am doing now, and after this cycle of cycling (probably another 12 weeks) I am going back to cutting calories to drop weight. I am ok with plateauing for now, for my current goals, but I would like to drop another ~40 lbs so that will start. I may not wait for the 12 weeks to be up, I may give it 3-6, then really start aggressively cutting weight (1-3 lbs a week, nothing drastic).

    33 years old, male, ~240 lbs. My "fat pants" pile is growing.
     
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    My wife started doing the Walsh Protocol last year to combat her MS and has since been able to go completely off her medicine without flair ups and has basically gotten rid of it. I did a much looser version of it and lost about 30lbs last year. Basically it is a heavy vegetable meal plan with some meat/fish and occasional fruit. We cut out grains, which helps with reducing inflammation, and stopped eating processed foods. A typical meal is about a pound of vegetables, which is not as much as it sounds, with 5 ounces of meat. Due to an hour long commute I do a shake with coconut milk, coco powder, and coffee instead of an actual meal in the morning. The biggest thing is trying to drink a lot of water as your body can confuse dehydration with water so if you feel hungry than have a glass of water and if you are still hungry than eat. We don't count calories either. Exercise is another part of it but remember, you can never out work a bad diet. I can go in depth if wanted but that is the gist of what we do.