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1/6/13 8:28 P

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Have fun in class and please share what you learn.

Plate is my choice, too.

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1/6/13 8:01 P

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Mimi,
We all fall off the wagon occasionally, but not all of us have your ability to get back on the wagon so quickly. emoticon I like your idea of using the plate for maintenance. It is a quick and easy way to balance portions. As you reach maintenance the necessity for strict adherence on any chosen plan is not as crucial. It is possible to lose beyond a healthy weight if you go too far below goal.

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,229
1/6/13 8:58 A

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TUPPERWARE1
Congratulations to you, because you're not on medications medications due to weight control and exercise. You're very lucky.

Teresa
You're smart to use only Diabetes cookbooks or on line diabetes recipes. Much less work.....
Yes. The Diabetes plan exchanges fall well for me as a WW member.
I'm able to maintain my weight by trying to follow the plate method. Of course, I fall off the wagon occationally, but get right on back to the basics.

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1/6/13 7:10 A

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Mimi,
I am glad you are taking classes in diabetic management. You will now understand why I have stuck with the old exchange plan. When I took my classes it was mostly about carb counting, and a little on portion control. The rest I had to learn on my own. It will be interesting to see how they have changed their approach.
As for making mixed dishes and such, I would always use the diabetic cookbooks and recipes until I learned more. I often still do. Another reason why most of the recipes I post are diabetic.
I believe the exchanges fit fairly well into the WW program, and it is a healthy way to eat.
Weight loss and portion control are a big part of it. emoticon

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1/6/13 1:52 A

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THANKS that was useful information.Persistencemimi please share what u learn.I have been a diabetic since 2004 no meds.just w8w and exercise

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1/5/13 10:21 P

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Tomorrow I start taking 4 classes in four weeks, learning the diabetes exchange plan and the plate. I'll be smarter in 4 weeks... emoticon
The classes will go into great detail and I'm excited of what I can learn.
I do not have diabetes, but I think their plan is very smart.
I can understand it is hard to count exchanges when making casserols.
I'm sure you do well with your exchange plan.
I read that millions of people have diabetes and don't even know they have it. Ouch!

Is it correct that by 2020, half of the population in U.S. will have diabetes???

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 1/6/2013 (22:13)
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1/5/13 10:09 P

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Mimi,
I agree. However I have a couple of issues. First, I am so accustomed to diabetic exchanges and others It is always in the back of my mind. However, so is the plate. I find it just a bit more difficult when I make mixed dishes such as casseroles, various entrees etc. when it comes to getting the portions. Unfortunately, I don't eat plain whole foods often. I use a combination of both types depending on the circumstances. emoticon

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,229
1/5/13 8:45 P

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I love this discussion. My vote goes to the PLATE.

If I'm correct, the Diabetes society just not long time ago, offers now that instead of counting carbohydrates, you can do the plate method.

Here is how the plate should look like:

HALF - our FREE Non-starchy vegetables
QUARTER - whole-grains and/ or starchy vegetables
QUARTER - lean protein.

This is the plate I'm following now. I make sure I get my whole grains either on the plate, or as snack.
No counting points, no calories, no carbs
JUST a colorful Plate.

I like the plate method so much!





Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 1/5/2013 (20:48)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

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1/5/13 7:18 P

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The guidelines for healthy eating have been recently altered from the traditional pyramid format to what is commonly referred to as the plate method.
A few changes have been made, but a primary reason for the change has been the confusion of using the pyramid method. It is suggested the plate fits better into the long-term

Your challenge today is to try using each method once during the day. Decide which works best for you and why.

You are encouraged to share your experience and thoughts with other team members on this thread.


You may find the following interesting: www.myplate.gov

Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 1/5/2013 (19:32)
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