Hi there! I am also insulin resistant. Every pound I lose I really rejoice because it is like someone else losing 3 pounds. In fact, just this morning I lost a pound, and I was so excited.
My blood test last year indicated that I was in the prediabetic range. So, after trying every way of eating and working out - no success. I had been on a low carb diet and had success with it (twice even), but the weight would always creep back on after about a year.
So, I knew carbs were the problem - but I didn't realize that I needed to cut way down on them forever. Now, I know better. And the Atkins way of eating is the only way I can eat and not count calories so much and the fat that I eat satisfies my brain.
Just stay with this team and read a lot of the older posts, and you will begin to absorb a wealth of information to help you on your way. Be active and post frequently and ask whenever you have a question.
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This has certainly been the way for me -- and you have come to the right place. There is a huge knowledge base on this board. Some follow specific diet plans, some do a mix of plans that works best for them.
How would I know that I am insulin resistant? I recently had my blood work done because I was not losing weight. My fasting glucose level was just a little high and the doctor was worried that I was pre-diabetic so she ordered me to have the drinking glucose test done the following morning. Again my fasting level was on the high side but after drinking that icky stuff and waiting the two hours to check my blood again, my glucose levels were normal and they sent me home with the idea everything was okay.
I may be biased, but I think it's the answer! I'm Insulin resistant and my Dr told me that if I lose 1 pound its like a person who isn't IR losing 3 pounds! I ran until my knees got bad. Now I'm much older- no running for me!
Hi my name is Jennie and I have been on Sparkpeople for awhile now. I decided that I needed to post here and join this team because it is my belief that this can help me. All through my time trying to lose weight (unsuccessfully, I might add) I would post in the general forums seeking help. I would normally eat 1200 calories a day and run 6 miles that day as well. The only feedback I would get is that I needed to eat more and slow down on the amount of exercise. So I would eat more and none of the weight would come off.....so I have ate less, ate more, exercised less, exercised more, weight watchers, low calorie, and nothing has worked. I have been at it for a full year now and I am about 2 pounds lighter than this time last year....I am tired of eating so few calories, being hungry, working out, and not seeing any results. This is where y'all come into play.
I need advice...Could this be the right choice for me? Do you think it will work for me? Has it worked for you? What are your success stories? Have any of you tried the low calorie thing and it didn't work but low carb does work for you?
Any and all advice would be greatly, greatly appreciated.....
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