Fitness Minutes: (268,239)
6/2/13 3:39 P
Hi, Kat !! Welcome to Spark People !!
When someone tells me they haven't lost weight after working out for a few months, the first thing I ask them is,"What are you eating ?"
When it comes to weight loss, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. In short, if you're not eating right, it doesn't matter how much you exercise. the weight won't come off. You'll be a lot fitter, but not necessarily scale lighter. If you want the scale to move, you need to eat right and watch your portions.
Exercise can only help a person lose weight IF there is a caloric deficit created i.e. calories in versus calories out. Also, because you're diabetic, your dietary needs will be different than someone else who isn't diabetic and trying to lose.
Have you talked to your doctor about wanting to lose weight ? If not, you should. Find out if there is any dietary plan they recommend. If not, you might want to check out the Spark People diabetes resource center.
Another thing you might do is check out the fitness section. Coach Nicole has a bunch of short 10-15 minute exercise routines you can do at home with minimal equipment. You might find these workouts are fun as well as a good workout. Try a couple.
You don't have to do a lot to begin a fitness routine. Take a daily walk. Don't believe walking will help you lose ? There are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate.
Start slowly. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. You don't have to do a lot to be healthy. A few simple changes really can change your life. But do talk to your doctor about a diabetic eating plan. Because you're still young and still growing, your nutritional needs will be different than other members.
Fitness Minutes: (11,145)
282 6/2/13 2:24 P
I have been working out for a few months will little results. I mean i lost four pounds x] I decided to get on here for maybe support and to start tracking things. Hopefully it helps. I'm not totally insecure about my body, but we all have those days. I just want to be healthy and enter my twenties with more energy. I'm also a diabetic and it's hard for me to loose weight and then the dreaded sugar drop during my workouts. Any pointers?
So did you all exersize today?
Sundays are my slow days it's supposed to be considered a rest day. So I did: 1 min of push ups 1 min of crunches 10 jumping jacks 10 squats 10 lunges.
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