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4/12/13 4:10 A

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how is it going

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4/11/13 11:49 A

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Thank you for all the great feedback and support.

My calorie range decreased this morning with my current weight loss. I now know I can eat enough calories and protein. I just need to work on increasing my good carbs and fiber, and lowering my fat.

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Highest Weight: 386
Current Weight: 270.4
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Starting 11/3 @ 273-5%=259.
Week 1 (11/10) -2.6=270.4
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4/10/13 11:51 P

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Personnally, I found that using the Diabetic exchange system an easier way to keep control of the amounts of carbs, protien and fats because I am choosing foods from specific categories. For example, a veg is from a veg category, not from the carb category which is starchy.

Not very many people like that system, but hey, it's whatever works for each of us, right?

However, when you lump all carbs together you much be dilligent that you get enough but not too much of those macro nutrients. Most diabetics usually get way too many "carbs"

My best suggestion would be for you to see a Diabetes Nutritionist. By that I mean someone who is experienced with diabetes patients. Many nutritionists, although very good generally, so not have the experience that diabetics need to help them build a balanced meal plan.

And remember that every diabetic is unique so the progam must be customized as to what works for the individual. That means, test, Test, TEST. It takes a lot of hard work, diligence and experimentation to find what will work for you.

Good luck.

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4/10/13 12:49 P

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Some sites that might help you in determining which foods are going to give you the most "bang for your nutrition" buck.

Nutrient Density Dr. Joel Fuhrman
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Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Pyramid
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Donna's Top Ten Nutrient Dense
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4/10/13 11:59 A

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hi linda
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that is a hard one sometimes and i will tell you six small meals a day you can eat more..i have chronic kidney disease and on the kidney diet the no no were so many that i could barely get in 800 a day if that.. and i tell you i felt awful
ideas for for more calories dring the day tablespoon of peanut butter licked from a tablespoon little kid style there are a few carbs there but it is mostly protein from the nuts raw walnuts lots of fiber and eat them out of hand 1/4 cup 400 calories right there and more protein..i am not real great on rabiit food it's ok but it doesn't stay with you like the peanut butter does..my maintenace calorie range is 1200 to 1600 calories a day i maintain a 273 pound loss on those expanded calories..the peanut butter is also got some great fats in it of the right kind..look around and find those little blessings just get the calories in and don't worry about eating before bedtime the body does not store those calories but uses them the same way it does during the day try a few spoons of cottage cheese and some oranges or apple slices..sometimes it takes practice but you can do it and we are here for you 24/7
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4/10/13 11:57 A

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Hi Linda, I have the opposite problem..I eat TOO MANY Calories and Carbs!

But I know what you mean..it's a bit of a juggling act to get enough nutrients, protein and sometimes even fiber.

You really have to THINK about every meal, and ask do I have this balanced, enough protein..if I add a dairy, will it help? Can I sneak in another vegetable? Can I cut some fat if I cook it another way? It requires planning. I need to think ahead..if we are going to an Italian Restaurant for dinner...then at lunch I don't want a sandwich with bread, so I'll have a Salad. and try to go low carb that day.
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One of the things I struggle with is calcium..I rarely get enough. Same with some other nutrients.

So, Sorry, I don't have any easy simple answers for you . But Good Luck! emoticon

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4/10/13 11:25 A

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I'm having trouble eating enough calories, carbs, protein and fiber each day. Any suggestions?


~LINDA~

Kicking Type 2 Diabetes in the butt!

Highest Weight: 386
Current Weight: 270.4
Goal Weight: 165?

10/2013 - Joined the -100 Pound Club



Diabetics Winning the Battle Team's 2013 5% By Year End Challenge.

Starting 11/3 @ 273-5%=259.
Week 1 (11/10) -2.6=270.4
14 - 2.6 = 11.4 to go!

Joined SparkPeople 11/19/12


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