Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team8391forum


  Team Forum
Lowering Salt Intake

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   Nutrition Forum - Recipes and Low Sodium Foods
TOPIC:   South Beach Diet and low sodium 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


HLTHYLIVNCCJ
HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo Posts: 5,366
11/8/09 2:16 P

Send Private Message
Reply
If anyone has the Canadian Diabetic Diet...it would be eBay or Amazon! I have found that if you cannot find it anywhere else, you can definitely find it there!

There is a book entitled, "The Insulin Resistance Diet"....it details how the diet works, putting a balance between linking complex carbohydrates and proteins togher. It is very straight forward, provides tons of examples and appropriate serving sizes, etc. No having to guess how to do the diet at all. It even tests you with mini-challenges so you get how the diet is done (which I first hated, but it did help me learn from it). They even have recipes and such.

It's basic ideas are this:

- Eat three small meals and three tiny snacks a day.
- Meals should have no more than 30 grams of carbohydrate per sitting and paired with 15 grams or more of protein. This is your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Snacks are to be no more than 15 grams of carbs paired with 7 grams or more of protein. Mid morning, mid afternoon and evening. Sometimes we only get in about two, rather than three snacks.
- You are to have two hours in between finishing a meal and starting a snack or another meal. Your body takes two hours to process everything and if you eat too early the extra carbs will store as fat and sugar.
- Eat tons of veggies. You can actually eat most kinds of veggies, as veggies, with exception of a few, are not counted as carbs (as happens on the Atkins and South Beach diets).
- Drink plenty of water and exercise as often as the doctors allow and safely.

That's kind of a run down of the diet, though the book is very informative. The key to the IR diet is balancing carbs and proteins together. If you eat a carb without a protein it will store as fat/sugar. By pairing the protein with it, the body uses more energy to process it, as it takes more energy to process a protein and uses up most of the carb so less is stored as fat/sugar so it affects the pancreas and liver less.

If your favorite is the Canadian Diet, than by all means, try doing a google search on that diet or even try eBay or Amazon, as I find the hardest to locate items on those websites, though sometimes I do have to google it.

Hope some of this helps.

-Cindy-
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team

Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team

The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


 Pounds lost: 17.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90


LITTLEWIND53
LITTLEWIND53's Photo Posts: 13,383
11/7/09 2:34 A

LITTLEWIND53's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cindy, is there a book or something that outlines the low GI diet?

Several years ago I did the Canadian Diabetic Diet and it worked quite well for me, but I lost my manual and wall chart in one of my many moves, and they don't have the same program anymore. Too bad, because that was the only one that worked for me and stuck. Now they have the carb counting and I find it much harder although it is SUPPOSED to be easier.

I am currently reading a book called the Vitamin D Cure. It explores the relationship between vitamin D deficiencies and such medical conditions as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders, diabetes, and several others including MS. It is slow reading because of my poor eyesight.

My current doc is the only one who ever tested for vitamin D levels (or at least the only one who ever told me) and turns out I have a deficiency. He told me I had to take a minimum of 4000 IU per day.

But I am up for the challenge of another book. I'll be heading out in the morning and can stop by the bookstore on the way...........


Linda

Leader: Living with Diabetes
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10080


YOU can do it.
You CAN do it.
You can DO it.
You can do IT.


 
107,163 SparkPoints


HLTHYLIVNCCJ
HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo Posts: 5,366
11/6/09 10:22 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I agree with Holly on her way of doing things. I do pretty much the same way.

I do not do the Insulin Resistance Diet, because of diabetes. But, I want to avoid becoming one in the future, as it runs heavily in my family. Also, I have fatty liver disease and have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), so that makes me a bit insulin resistant. A regular diet does not do good for me, too many carbohydrates. Plus, with the higher carbs come higher sodium levels! I have found the IR diet to be one of the ones I can control both with, which is tough. Though have to do alot like Holly in respect to asking myself whether I can have that or have I reached my sodium limit for that meal, or would it be best to have something different. It takes a few weeks to get used to doing things, but after a while, you start learning and getting faster at planning meals and making healthier decisions in respect to both diet and sodium.

It is not for everyone, though it may be something to look at and see.

-Cindy-
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team

Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team

The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


 Pounds lost: 17.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90


HOLLYSNOWWOMAN
HOLLYSNOWWOMAN's Photo Posts: 2,344
11/6/09 7:31 A

HOLLYSNOWWOMAN's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I take whatever I am eating and put it in the food tracker before I eat so I can play around with it to keep my sodium lower. It tells me if I can afford to have that piece of cheese on a sandwich or do I need to eat my no salt peanut butter. I have the time to plan this way and since I cook most of my stuff from scratch, this works for me. I just make sure my sodium and calories are in line and the rest usually falls into place. I am not a diabetic so at least I don't have to worry about that and I since I only cook for myself, I can eat what I am in the mood for. I do need to watch my Vitamin K intake to keep it consistant. I am going to look into that diet (low GI) and get some fresh ideas. Thanks for the info.

Edited by: HOLLYSNOWWOMAN at: 11/6/2009 (07:33)
Slow but will get there!


 current weight: 220.0 
 
290
255
220
185
150


SANDYJEAN125
SANDYJEAN125's Photo Posts: 1,205
11/6/09 6:59 A

SANDYJEAN125's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Cindy! I will check that diet out. Littlewinds3 did you read this, it might be the diet we are looking for.
I do know that when I eat too much sodium I feel bloated, crampy and just blah for about a week. That is just too long to deal without becoming bitchy!


 current weight: 161.0 
 
165
156.25
147.5
138.75
130


HLTHYLIVNCCJ
HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo Posts: 5,366
11/5/09 11:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Sandy....I can not go totally Atkins, as I just can not tolerate that much protein and salt, the South Beach is good, except for the sodium content, but the Insulin Resistance Diet is the best I have found so far, as it has a good balance between protein and complex carbs and keeps me feeling full, usually having to remind myself to eat, plus I am able to keep the sodium down pretty low, though you do have to watch what you eat in order to keep it down low.

Please feel free to check out the Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance / Low GI Diet Team. There is a lot of great input and suggestions. Again, it is the only diet I have found so far that allows me to lose weight, though I am at a slow going process, due to other health issues, but you start off losing fast then lower to about 1 to 2 pounds a week, for most of the people on that team.

When you first start, you have cravings, but after about a week of watching the diet very carefully, maybe two weeks tops, you lose all cravings.

I have tried the SB diet, Weight Watchers Diet, Atkins, the Zone, Providia, the Diabetic Diet, etc. and the Insulin Resistance one really works. Made me feel better than I have in years.

Anyhow, hope some of this helps.

-Cindy-
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team

Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team

The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


 Pounds lost: 17.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90


LITTLEWIND53
LITTLEWIND53's Photo Posts: 13,383
11/5/09 9:42 P

LITTLEWIND53's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sandy, I am still trying to find a decent diet myself. I can't use Spark meal plans because it it not diabetic friendly. I keep buying books to read but so far I haven't seen anything that is good for me. When you find something good let us know.

Good luck.

Linda

Leader: Living with Diabetes
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10080


YOU can do it.
You CAN do it.
You can DO it.
You can do IT.


 
107,163 SparkPoints


SANDYJEAN125
SANDYJEAN125's Photo Posts: 1,205
11/5/09 8:12 P

SANDYJEAN125's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I love the South Beach Diet as far as dieting goes. BUT it is actually high in sodium if you go beyond the veggies and eggs. The cheese really helped keep me full. The turkey bacon too! I also used to eat deli sliced turkey, roast beef, etc. I have tried to follow SB and keep the sodium low without success and I end up feeling lousy.
Does anyone know a diet that has a quick weight loss at the beginning?


 current weight: 161.0 
 
165
156.25
147.5
138.75
130


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Lowering Salt Intake Nutrition Forum - Recipes and Low Sodium Foods Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2684x8391x29554621

Review our Community Guidelines