I want to know how I lose weight
Welcome @Loveable62! The weight loss journey begins with 1) Establishing where you are and where you would like to be 2) Setting a goal and breaking it down into small actions that you can do each day 3)Tracking your progress and making adjustments to your plan as needed.
Creating a nutrition plan that you can stick to is very important, making sure that you stay hydrated, adding some movement into your day, getting good sleep and managing stress is a great place to start. YouTube is also a great resource for diabetes weight loss information. I hope this is helpful.
Hi @Loveable62 ! Weight loss is such an individual experience--that being said, I agree with @Staci McDonald 's steps she listed above. Are you following any type of plan now? Id love to hear more about your self-care goals!
My name is Jackie I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 yrs ago. I still do not eat right I act like it's no big deal when I know it is. Does anyone have any tips on getting motivated?
Hi @Jackie, I was diagnosed in 2019 and my entire journey has been about building lifestyle habits for the long haul.
It is a good sign that you acknowledge where you need help. Motivation is different for everyone. The best place to begin is within. Locate where you are in terms of what you are doing, what changes you are willing to make to get you on a healthier path, and small steps that you can implement each day to get to your goal. What did you eat today?
So far I have had an egg salad sandwich on whole grain 2 slices , and 5 apple slices with a tbls of low fat Carmel😊
What are your meal plan goals?
@Staci McDonald, I was wondering what kinds of things fall under "meal plan goals" and hoping you could share some examples. Would a meal plan goal be something specific like "eat X g of protein at every meal" or something more broad like "eat less candy?" Or could it be anything from broad to specific?
@Deirdre yes, a meal plan goal can be broad or specific, preferably an enjoyable way of eating that you can stick to.
For me, I have established a low carb lifestyle. I choose to get most of my carbs from vegetables, eating moderate amounts of protein from animal sources, and healthy fats from dairy and oils like olive, coconut or avocado. I choose to omit commercial seed oils like canola, sunflower, vegetable oils because they cause inflammation in my body. I have a list of non-negotiable foods because I cannot moderate them: bread, pasta, rice, desserts, soft drinks or sugary beverages of any kind.
From this framework, I create meals that are nutrient dense, deliciously filling and help to keep my blood sugar under control. The idea is to create a way of eating that is not so restrictive you cannot sustain it.
I start every day with a huge cup of coffee filled with cream and a little Stevia. My first meal is usually eggs, bacon or sausage with avocado. For Lunch I’ll have a big salad with veggies, cheese and protein(burger Patty, chicken breast, etc). Dinner is a protein with veggies. On Taco Tuesdays or days that I want a sandwich, I use low carb wraps made from egg whites called Egg Life. They are a great substitute. I drink sparkling water and still water all day. The kitchen closes around 7 pm depending on my schedule and I’m done for the day. On the occasion that I want a treat, I work the indulgence in my plan and enjoy it.
Eating well is a process that requires a strategy, but it does not have to be time consuming or over whelming. I hope this is helpful.
Thank you Staci☺️
@Staci McDonald I love how you describe the plan as a framework...it's not something that's supposed to be rigid and inflexible. Guidelines to help us live our best life :) Love it!