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4/4/14 9:24 A

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WISHINGSTAR444,
Don't. Be afraid to eat low carb things, like cheese, or low carb vegetables like broccoli.

Avoid high carb things like potatoes, rice, ...

My personal rule of thumb is to not eat (or even buy) things that are more than 5% carbs by weight. Carbs are the things that turn into blood sugar. Fat you eat doesn't do that, and if you eat reasonable amounts of protein, like up to say 100 grams, it doesn't impact blood sugar either.

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4/4/14 9:19 A

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WISHINGSTAR444,

I was on diabetes oral medication for 9 years. The dose kept increasing over time and in the last year of that I was at the maximum possible. Insulin was next for my type 2 diabetes.

But about 2 years ago I switched to low carb eating. Initially I counted my carbs very religiously, but now I just have my range of acceptable things, and only when I venture into new things do I do my research.

Cravings for carbs drop significantly in 2 weeks. It is like breaking a heroin addiction. Now I get my calories from protein and fat. My carbs are in the 30 to 50 gram per day range. Adults need a daily minimum of about 60 grams of protein. Since you are a vegetarian that can be a little tough. However whey protein can provide any missing deficiency in your diet, and per gram of protein it is actually cheaper than meat.

Send me a SPARKMAIL note if you are interested in joining a low carb team. Some of the folks on that team are diabetics. Eating low carb is a great way to loose excess body fat. If you don't want to loose weight just eat more, like cheese, high calorie, low carb.

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All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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4/3/14 5:20 P

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Seeing a dietician will really help with your meal plans.

Check in often and stay consistent with Spark. You learn a lot and everyone on this team is very helpful and knowledgeable and supportive!!!

Good luck and stay in touch!!

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Welcome Jessica.

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Welcome to the team. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle challenge. Seeing a dietician sounds like a good idea. You can get lots of helpful information on what you can eat to make it cost-effective as well as healthy. I have been a diabetic for about 4 years, and I have asked my doctor for a referral to a dietician so that I can make sure I am eating properly.

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Welcome and good luck.

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Hey all, I'm Jessica and I've had my diagnosis for about 5 years now. I've been really slack lately and it has worsened my diabetes(type II) to the point where my eyes are paying for it-I was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy on St. Patty's day. No fun, let me tell you.
Needless to say, I've been really scared to eat anything...sometimes to the point where I'll starve all day and binge all night. Definitely not good.
So while eating earlier, I realized I need to get some meal plans going or see a dietitian because I'm so confused. I'm also a vegetarian.
So...that said, I've checked into spark diet plans in the past for vegetarian/diabetes and they didn't sound so great(or sounded expensive). Has anyone used these plans and seen any results? Just curious :)


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