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2/8/14 7:05 P

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those nuts you mentioned..are they salted?? if not a quarter cup of walnuts eaw yes it is a whopping 400 calories but if you measure them and chew them properly they are a really healthy way to get those extra calories you need and you are better off with the walnuts (or pecans or almonds than the banana) they had a recipe on here not long ago where you sliced bananas and put a dab of peanut butter between two slices froze them for 30 minutes and then dipped them in that candy making chocolate and store in freezer eat frozen it's about as healthy as you can get as it is carb mixed with protein and fat you can do it there are tons of thiings like that here on sparkpeople my total calories for the day are between 1200 to 1600 i never used to eat that much maybe 800 to 1000 max on goosd days..i love being diabetic because the new calorie range gave me something to work with and i feel like i'm constantly eating with the three small meals and the three snacks..and i lost 273 pounds doing that and i've maintained it now over four years
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there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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2/8/14 6:38 P

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Hi and welcome. It is nice to see you hear.

One thing to remember is that not all foods affect everyone the same way. Some foods may be in an acceptable range carb wise, but your body may spike, while someone else may not have much if any reaction.

The thing to remember about fats is that it has 9 calories per gram where carbs have only 4. So if you replace gram for gram, yes, you will be getting more calories from that fat.....

The next thing to consider is what kind of fats are you now eating? It is good that you have included fats in your meal plan, but they must be HEALTHY fats........

As for how much, what is the caloric values of (each) fat, carb and protein at each meal? Fats should average 25 to 30 percent of your meals (but for some may go as high as 40 percent but this should be done ONLY upon the advice of a Diabetic Nutritionist. Have you been to see someone yet? If so, what have they recommended?

Do you know how many calories were in that banana? That is the amount of calories you need to replace with the cheese, but because it is higher calories, you will probably need less of it.......

As Mary often says, "Drink the water" Sometimes when I want a snack, I find I am actually only thirsty so having a glass of water will quell the need to snack. Could you try this to see if it might work for you? It may take some time for you to recognize the difference so don't give up on this too soon.

Let us know how you get along. And don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

Best wishes to you.

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2/8/14 5:00 P

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Hi Lady Mary -

Thank you for your thoughts and kind words. I'm afraid I was referring to large amounts of fats, for example - having a few ounces of cheese or nuts instead of eating a banana like I would have before. I know a balanced diet is the way to go, but I'm having trouble not feeling like I'm being deprived.

I know in the end, it's in my hands. I need an attitude adjustment more than anything emoticon

I appreciate your help --- thank you!

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welcome to the team
one thing carbs are necessarty for the brain to function low carns are ok as long as you geet enough of them..what are you eating 'fat-wise?? you know your body eats what it needs..i cut fats forever but my skin and my hair got dried out and i was always cold even in the summertime wearing long sleeves and sweaters..it' s hard to get the balance back for sure
the most important thing you can do at this point is eat a balanced diet it helps to keep track of your food on sparkpeople and you need to practice portion control weighing and measuring everything and following usda guidelines..as a long time diabetic my meals are balanced carb fats and protein there are lots of motivational articles on sparkpeople that show you how to do this and lots of recipes that will help you make things more varied and they have nutrition labels with them
i am here everyday and i log in and i get daily things done once you get comfortable with it it will 'sing' for you also
again welcome to the team
the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
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69.5
139
208.5
278
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2/7/14 11:46 A

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Hi Everybody -

I've been diabetic for years now, but the last few years have been the toughest. A condition that used to take care of itself with a couple of pills has turned into a life where I'm constantly exhausted, fighting just to get through the day.

I decided to take the bull by the horns, committing to lowering my carbs in the hope of lowering my AIC. My daily levels have been much better, but I'm finding myself eating high fat foods instead of high carb ones. I had hoped that eating less carbs would help me lose weight (which I desperately need), but my scale hasn't budged because I'm making it up by eating more fat. I do eat veggies, having a large salad for lunch every day, veggies with dinner, etc... but I feel resentful if I can't have some foods I enjoy. I'm having a very difficult time eating only the foods that are good for me.

Has anyone else found themselves in this situation? Were you able to break away from this?

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