Originally Posted by DietitianInTraining
No, you are the first! Hello! :)
All I am saying, is that whether you are a diabetic, recovering from a heart attack, or allergic to tree nuts, you can still eat a healthy diet. The same diet? No. But a healthy one regardless. And I hope I haven't insinuated that it is EASY to eat healthy... because it rarely is easy.
My dad is morbidly obese, and has done virtually every diet that exists. Most of them helped him successfully lose the weight, until ultimately he would go back to his old ways and gain every pound of it back. My dad KNOWS how he should be eating. He knows that he should be active (though now his knees are trashed and he can barely walk). He KNOWS that to lose weight, he simply has to burn off more calories than he consumes. But he can never seem to overcome his temptations.
How well I know. I gained back five pounds that I lost last year and now my hip is paying the price.
And a big WELCOME to DC. You are going to be inundated with questions from this group. Specially our old agers. I am fortunate in that my Dietician is specially trained in diabetes. She has been a wealth of information for me. Enough so that my A1c has been low enough that I am no longer on any diabetes medication. But it took a lot of hard work on my part.