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If I’m Trying To Lose Weight Does It Matter WHAT I Eat?

If I’m Trying To Lose Weight Does It Matter WHAT I Eat?

(2 parts plus a diagram)

The answer to that is a Giant NO

Purely in terms of Weight Loss, the answer is actually beyond simple

The secret to losing weight is eating Less than what you Burn

No special food, no need to work out for 2 hours a day (although that will increase your weight loss all else being equal)

At the end of the day if your body burns up 2000 calories while you go about your day and you only eat 1750 calories a day you WILL LOSE ½ pound every week – that is a fact

Eat… read more

posted 1 day ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Most of us grossly overestimate how many calories we burn if we have a somewhat active job – working on your feet all day burn somewhat around 400 calories on average (you may only burn 100 sitting… read more

posted 1 day ago

How Do You Change Your Password On This Site?

How Do You Change Your Password On This Site?

posted 1 day ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Hkc..I don't see on my screen where to change password.. one of my devices won't let me in and I've tried when I sent a request to them.. strange..
Thank you for your help though.. have a great day..

posted 13 hours ago

Diabetic Neuropathy...

Diabetic Neuropathy...

I have the tingling in the legs, and numbness in the feet..I have now noticed the upper left thigh one part of the skin is numb and is warmer than surrounding area.Is this normal?

It has just started feeling like this in the last few weeks. No pain associated with the area surrounding it.
Has anyone heard of this? My husband says he has it all the time. I just didn't realize that it could be a different symptom of neuropathy..

thanks....

Hope everyone is have a great start to this new… read more

posted 2 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

thank you, Sue.

posted 1 day ago

Admitted To Hospital And Blood Sugar Out Of Control

Admitted To Hospital And Blood Sugar Out Of Control

I've been admitted for bronchitis. All the meds r pushing my blood sugars up. What can I do to control the blood sugar without affecting the quality of meds I'm receiving?

posted 2 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

speedy recovery

posted 1 day ago

It's Not A Question As Much A Statement

It's Not A Question As Much A Statement

Being a person who truly takes physicalcare of the self, I resent everytime I see a picture of Diabetics, they show an obese individual..granted many are but i know many overweight/obese individuals or, other than weight, are healthier thN i am..mine is from a combination of genetics and stressors..I was pre-diabetic for years until a series of extremely stressful events helped me flip to the dark side, so to speak...my biggest issue is anxiety when I'm in a situation I feel helpless to deal… read more

posted 2 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

When I started driving a truck for a living in 1991 I had to take a physical every two years and I'd see drivers bigger than I am/was who had better vitals than I. Then in 2005 I didn't pass a… read more

posted 2 days ago

Can Healthy Carbs Help Stabilize Our Metabolism And/or Weight? (for People Who Are Still Able To Eat Carbs)

Can Healthy Carbs Help Stabilize Our Metabolism And/or Weight? (for People Who Are Still Able To Eat Carbs)

I recently began adding more healthy carbs back to my diet (as a test of sorts). Previously I was aiming for 50g carbs daily and now eat 100-110g daily. I am continuing to monitor my bg levels, and so far -so good (I think). It's been about a week. This week my weight has become stable, like never before. Before my weight would fluctuate 3 lbs from one day to the next- constant little ups and downs. The week I began adding back carbs my weight "flatlined"-something I've never seen before. Is… read more

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member Great results Becky. I’m going to be picky and point out that we all need carbs or we’re dead! My carb intake per day is usually around 20g so I also need carbs 😊

posted 8 hours ago

Blurred Vison

Blurred Vison

By the end of day in the evening I get tired and my vision get very blurred and when I wake up in the morning I have a headache. I am 64 yeay old and have retired. I have had diabetes for about 10 years. Am on metformin 2000 ml slow release at night. 6 months check 8.6, 3 months 7.9 and recently 7.3 going the right way. What could be wrong?

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

If you see your eye doctor they can check you for cataracts just in case that’s causing your vision to be blurry. I have them in both eyes but not yet bad enough for surgery. I often get a headache… read more

posted 3 days ago (edited)

What Do You Look Forward To Accomplishing In 2023?

What Do You Look Forward To Accomplishing In 2023?

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Yes we can

posted 12 hours ago

Has Anybody Got Burning Feeling On Top Of Both Hands ,what Can I Do ,

Has Anybody Got Burning Feeling On Top Of Both Hands ,what Can I Do ,

posted 4 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

I do in the winter but it is because of psoriasis unrelated to diabetes

If it isn't too bad I will use any hand moisturizer, if it gets really pesky the Doc prescribes a topical steroid cream but… read more

posted 4 days ago

Going On Holiday Soon To Qatar ,need Some Suggestions For Travel Insurance

Going On Holiday Soon To Qatar ,need Some Suggestions For Travel Insurance

posted 4 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

How totally cool! Have a safe trip!

posted 3 days ago
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