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7/12/15 7:41 A

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emoticon this is a good place to start ,i have only been here a week and i have learnt so much ....still so much more to learn , read articles and more articles .then there are plenty of suppoer and advice from other members emoticon

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6/15/15 4:56 A

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Hi Dave! Yes you will get there this time!

So, just to throw another option into the pot, there's the No S Diet. It's good because you don't have to buy special foods or restrict yourself drastically. It's basically no Sweet foods, no Seconds, no Snacks, except Sometimes on Saturdays, Sundays and Special days. That's it. There is a website nosdiet.com and a very supportive spark team (link on my page). I love it because it means you learn to eat in a reasonably balanced way for good. So when you've lost the weight you just keep on with the No S way of eating to stay a healthy weight. Of course, plenty of fruit and vegs is good. And a daily walk (or whatever form of exercise you like best - golf maybe?!) will boost the metabolism and make the weight come off faster and also has all sorts of other benefits.

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6/14/15 12:31 P

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Yes, it's a minefield isn't it? I think you do have to find what works for you - the only successful way of eating is one you can stick to for the rest of your life. The Spark recommendations are a good start - like the last person said - start with adding in enough fruit and veg, water, walking.

I am currently following the McDougall sort of system - there's a great website with loads and loads of resources and testimonials - he puts a very strong case forward for a starch-based, plant-based diet. There are testimonials for people getting off medication, including diabetic meds. This is a meat-free, fish-free, dairy-free diet. So it won't appeal to you if you're a meat-eater!

Meatless Mondays are becoming very popular and at least reduce the amount of animal products being eaten if you are open to considering that.

How about starting with Spark People's nutritional suggestions - for diabetics - and take it from there? All the 'extreme' diets yield great weight-loss results in the first few weeks - but are very often hard to sustain and anti-social. People who follow low carb and Paleo will disagree with me!

I see you already have the Diabetes Challenge in your Team line-up - that's got to be a good place to start. Good luck.



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6/14/15 9:41 A

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Yes,what I do I eat healthy most things but lots of veg and fruit and walk as much as possible. No special diet. Have fun

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6/14/15 4:34 A

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Hi All,
Here we go again. Was at the doctors last week, in addition to being told that I need a new knee, I was told I was a borderline diabetic and that I need to loose weight.
I am looking at retiring next year, so it's time I got myself sorted out. I've been bombarded with info from friends, you must do the Atkins, the Dukan, the Paleo, the Mediterranean etc etc
Can anyone advise me on a good diet to use. Although having said that I need to make lifestyle changes, not just to go on a "" diet" for a couple of weeks.
I would really appreciate some help and advice

Will I get there this time ??????


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