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I’m so confused!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

So I’ve been all over the place with my diet but really trying hard to find not only something “that works” to help me drop a significant amount of weight but something that will be healthy and not leave me with any bad health side effects. About 5 years ago after my youngest child started school, I joined a gym and started a 500 calorie (per day) diet. Needless to say, I dropped weight pretty quickly (50lbs in about 1 1/2 months) but, it didn’t stay off. Shortly after dropping the weight I returned to work. Long hours and too many fast food lunches and picking up dinner on the way home instead of cooking on the lighter side... I gained it all back... plus 30 :( TERRIBLE I know. Ive spent the past 6 months trying to get my health in check and lose the weight more gradually trying portion control and keto. But, true to my inconsistent self, it has been a bit of a roller coaster. Down 20 up 10 down 5... you get the point. And while I haven’t been diagnosed by a Dr., yesterday I tested by blood and my sugar was 287, I’m pretty sure that means I’m diabetic. Today it read 245. I’m going to try to get this down as low as possible cutting all sugars and seeing what results I get in a week, hopefully it’s nothing permanent. I’m having a hard time figuring out what to eat though. Lean protein and veggies have been my go to but I’m always hungry! I know keto is a high fat diet but I worry about the effects it might have on my heart. Isn’t it pretty much just the Atkins? And didn’t the founder of Atkins have a heart attack? I’m gonna have to research that again. And what about the paleo? Is that a good one? And is Herbalife really just a scam? Seems like a lot of people get great results using Herbalife. I even tried convincing myself that everything is okay in moderation, but’s hi am I kidding? I’m more of an “all or nothing” kinda gal. Ugh! I’m so confused! Okay, okay... one day at a time.
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  • _RAMONA
    Read 'The Obesity Code' by Dr. Jason Fung... saved my life and my sanity.

    ...also, FYI, I've been keto for just over 3 years now, and Paleo for over 8 years, and I've never felt better or had better health markers in my life. Bonus is that I've eliminated almost 100 lbs. Nothing to fear with keto/Paleo. If carb sensitivity and glucose control are your central concerns there isn't any better approach. Check out my blog for more information.

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    383 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! 500 calories a day is not enough! A diet of 1200-1500 is a safe healthy caloric count which allows you to get your daily nutrients as well as maintain a full feeling. Most quick loss gimmicks are just that. When you quit them the weight finds you once again. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    385 days ago
  • RORYLYONS
    I hope everything checks out about the sugar. It's always best to check with your Dr first before a diet plan. Ask for a referral to a nutritionist. Best of luck... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    386 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    One day at a time for sure
    386 days ago
  • SPINACHROCKS1
    Well all I can tell you is...after trying every diet on earth I think, except the KETO (I figured that one out all myself) then I saw a write up by Jillian Michaels (from the Biggest Loser) and she cautioned people that diet is very dangerous. My thought was the KETO was too high fat and that couldn't be good. The others all have their pros/cons. Personally, from the research I've done over my life (I'm old) and since I have high blood pressure...I'm sticking with a heart healthy diet. I figure that one doesn't really cut out any food groups but does cut out what a healthy heart can live without. Again, personally, I've tried weight watchers but didn't like counting points, meetings, and all the hype although it does wonders for some people. I just can't get my head around that program. I think if you maybe entertain a diabetic diet (even though you haven't been diagnosed) or the heart healthy diet...you would feel better in the long run and learn healthy eating habits. Again, this is just me. I just thought I would try and save you the grief of repeated diet hopping! Take care and much success! emoticon
    386 days ago
  • RO2BENT
    No “diet” but a permanent lifestyle change
    386 days ago
  • CINDY247
    I have lost 45 lbs and it came off slowly & it is staying off. Here's how I did it - 1. Eat Less 2. Move More That's what I still do! More tips- Drink 1/2 my weight in water Sleep a minimum of 7hrs at night Avoid, sugar & alcohol Best wishes!
    386 days ago
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