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Old 03-18-2011, 11:50 PM   #31
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I was recently diagnosed as 'pre-diabetic'. I think being pre-diabetic is like being 'a little bit pregnant' -- it just means that the disease hasn't progressed far enough to be considered diabetic.

I got a blood glucose monitor, and I 'eat to my monitor'--did a lot of testing at first, and figured out what made my sugar spike. For me, it is grain--and sugar, of course, but I am not a big sweets eater.

I eat meat, eggs and lots of low carb veggies, and I don't skimp on the butter or salad dressing. I pretty much avoid any grains, or eat them in tiny (compared to what I used to eat) portions. If I get a craving for sweets, I eat some no sugar yogurt. I don't eat much packaged stuff, but when I do, I check carb counts on the label.

Low carb veggies would be asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, celery, cauliflower--there are more, just google.

I need to lose lots, but I am not concentrating on that right now, just on my blood sugar. I have lost 20 pounds since Dec. 1, kind of like a side effect of sugar monitoring.
Congratulations on your weight loss! I have alot of weight to lose also. I feel like I need to get some of the weight off before I get back on the eliptical machine. It's a lifelong challenge.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #32
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I think I am borderline type 2 diabetes. My doctor's appt. is on the 23rd. I have a big family history of it. I have all the symptoms & have alot of weight to lose. Being in this business makes it tough. My husband & I have a small bakery/cafe & catering business. It's tough to make time for exercise but I'm trying.
I want to really concentrate on cutting carb.'s & sugars. I want to deter any health problems with diet & exercise. It's really challenging.
Thanks ahead of time for any input.
I think your problem is your business, your eyes are always seeing fresh, hot bakery. So this is what is making you wanting a piece of this and that. So maybe if you try to drink more water and promise yourself that if you go on your diet properly till the end of the week, you'll get a piece of what you want at the weekend. I am trying this for 4 weeks now (as I am a great fan of donuts) and by the weekend I go to krispy kreme and enjoy a nice piece of donut.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #33
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I think your problem is your business, your eyes are always seeing fresh, hot bakery. So this is what is making you wanting a piece of this and that. So maybe if you try to drink more water and promise yourself that if you go on your diet properly till the end of the week, you'll get a piece of what you want at the weekend. I am trying this for 4 weeks now (as I am a great fan of donuts) and by the weekend I go to krispy kreme and enjoy a nice piece of donut.
Sounds like a great tip but it's so hard to stop at just one piece. I'm terribly addicted to bakery. I'm trying to like fruits & vegetables more.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #34
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Sounds like a great tip but it's so hard to stop at just one piece. I'm terribly addicted to bakery. I'm trying to like fruits & vegetables more.
If you google mock apple pie you will no doubt find a recipe for an apple pie made from zuccini. it tastes amazingly like the real thing. You can use spenda for sugar. then all you have to worry about is the crust. Frankly I sometimes make this as an apple crisp so then all I have to worry about is the topping and I try to use oatmeal for most of the topping so I get the whole grain effect. You might enjoy it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #35
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If you google mock apple pie you will no doubt find a recipe for an apple pie made from zuccini. it tastes amazingly like the real thing. You can use spenda for sugar. then all you have to worry about is the crust. Frankly I sometimes make this as an apple crisp so then all I have to worry about is the topping and I try to use oatmeal for most of the topping so I get the whole grain effect. You might enjoy it.
Sounds great, I will try it. Thanks!
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