My husband has Type 2 Diabetes and is insulin resistant. Making good recipe choices is one of the hardest things for me to make a habit of. My husband eats breakfast on his way to work, and I need some good breakfasts he can take with him or I can make on the weekends to freeze. Any suggestions. He's an egg and cheese guy, not so much a muffin eater. Any suggestions or webites I can go do would be greatly appreciated.
KARITR - Welcome to SparkPeople! I used to drink regular soda and then switched to diet soda to cut calories out. Then after many soda drinking years, I wanted to stop drinking it altogether. I pretty much stopped cold turkey with my last soda. I had a goal of no more than 5 servings of soda per week, but ended up going with none. The first couple weeks were difficult, but after that, it wasn't a big deal. Now, it never even crosses my mind as an option or as something that I want. I mostly drink water now, but sometimes I might have tea, milk or juice. When I want a flavored beverage, I will drink flavored water of some sort. For flavored water, I will sometimes add crystal light to my water, but keeping it diluted so it isn't so strong probably about twice the water to what is suggested. Sometimes I will also drink flavored carbonated water, but that is more rare.
Stopping the soda habit isn't necessarily easy, but for me it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If you want to try to quit drinking soda, you may want to try creating a goal and set up a SparkStreak of having no more than x number of servings per week. Once you get a good streak going, you will likely not want to lose the streak. And eventually you can adjust that goal to a lower number of servings or even to 0.
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I am new to sparkpeople but I can tell it is working for me already in my 3 days I have belonged. I noticed on your personal tracker graph (I forgot its name) that you had gone 1,888 days without soda? Was that diet soda or regular and how in the world did you do it? I have type 2 diabetes and that is one thing sweet I can have and really enjoy it but I know it is not good for me.
Thanks in advance for your response.
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I'm a Type 2 diabetic & have found many great recipes on Spark People. I only take Metformin, but still must watch the carbs, sugars, etc. You might check with your Doctor's office for some helpful nutritional advice or look in your community for some Diabetes Education classes. My husband & I took them when I was first diagnosed & it helped me understand diabetes. I also use a book called "The Complete Book of Food Counts" by Corinne T. Netzer which has lots of foods listed in it with the counts for calories,carbs., fat, cholesterol, sodium & fiber. Knowing these counts is very helpful when managing diabetes...or for weight loss. You may also find that a good diabetic cookbook is helpful with answering your questions, as they usually have a section in the front that discusses how to manage the disease. You can do a web search for *diabetes* and there will be tons of information there, too.
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