I too, was diagnosed back in 2006 as being "pre-diabetic" by my Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She told me that I needed to lose weight. I told her that I had tried everything and doing Walking Away the Pounds. Even after 3 months of faithfully recording my foods and exercising the weight would not come off.
So the CRNP recommended do the South Beach Diet as she said many of her patients had much success with losing the weight and all their "numbers" improved.
I did. I went to the "Y" almost everyday and use the elliptical machine anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour. And in 3 months time I lost 40 pounds.
Anyway, I had a reaction to something and had to be put on prednisone, and then life hit the fan last year. I put some of the weight back on but not all of it.
So I am back on the Beach again and losing. Bascially I am eating mostly "brown" stuff, whole grains, lots of fruits, and salads and some protein and walking.
And the best part about it, is that I am not craving stuff because my body is getting the nutrients it needs, and I am losing weight at the same time with walking as much as I can during the day. I got a really good pedometer. (Can't walk fast or run, got a hammertoe.) But anyway, the pedometer shows me in black & white, steps taken, calories burned, how far I went, and mph. It's a Timex pedometer and worth every penny. It is what keeps me motivated!
After seeing my 78 year old mom died from diabetic complications this past Easter, that in itself over the past few years has been motivation enough. She had a slew of health problems and went into kidney failure and ended up on dialysis. That was no life at all!
So eat lots of fruits, lots of veggies, (most all fresh, stay away from the juices, they spike the blood sugar), and the weight will come off and you will feel so much better!
If you truly want to be informed, may I suggest several books to read which will give you much understanding? South Beach Diet, YOU: On A Diet by Dr. Oz, and Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furhman.
Bible says: "My people perish for a lack of knowledge."
Be informed today! And change those numbers!
God Bless you in your endeavor to become healthy!
- 8/22/2008 11:50:04 AM