I'm getting pudgy! I need healthy eating tips. Can anybody help?

Australia
May 13, 2007 12:36pm CST
For years and years I could eat almost anything I wanted and never really gain a significant amount of weight. Now I'm on the pill and I've been gaining weight. I'm an infamously unhealthy eater too which is a problem considering I'm type 1 diabetic. I need somewhere to start losing a few of these extra pounds food-wise. I already know I need to get some exercise, but anybody know something to jumpstart weight loss?
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
28 May 07
Hey I have an idea Karmalina,Why don't you just budget your self to 21.00 dollars a week for food. That should trim you down, what do you think?
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• Australia
30 May 07
You know that would probably work in the US and if I weren't type 1 diabetic =P. Food costs nearly twice as much in Australia. That is a good idea though. I think the congressman even lost weight in that week.
@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
30 May 07
That could be the answer to americas obesity problem, require every body to get on food stamps. A number of years ago I spent 3 months in Australia and my one vivid memory was how expesive every day things were. We traveled by car and stayed in caravans. Yeah all the fools drive on the wrong side of the road instead of the right side of the road. Did the same designer build most of the small towns there? Went diving there and the reefs are beyound description.
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• Australia
31 May 07
I don't know much about the small towns here. I saw the most of them ever the other day when I was traveling back from Victoria. There are some nice little places. I've never been diving or seen reefs, but I think it would be pretty sweet. Up here there are some beautiful beaches. If you ever get the chance come to the Wollongong area. Some places are nice and actually sort of unspoiled.
• Philippines
13 May 07
take plenty of fruits. to take fruits first thing in the morning until the clock strikes 10 am is best for our health. papayas, apples, grapes, pineapples, guavas, and young coconuts are the best ones. this will cleanse our body from all the toxins that has been accumulated therein for years. include in your daily diet fish and green leafy vegetables. other fibrous vegetables will also do great for you.
• Australia
13 May 07
Thank you very much. That actually sounds like a yummy diet too as I do like fruit and seafood a lot.
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@ashar123 (2357)
• India
13 May 07
Well if you are suffering from Type 1 diabetes then you have to be careful while you are exercising. You must take water more in your diet and stay away from sugar. If you are feeling pudgy then you must use yougurt a little more in your diet and milk.
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• Australia
14 May 07
I like yogurt and skim milk even though they made me eat my weight in diet yogurt when I was a child. Thanks for the great advice.
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@SarahPT (136)
• United States
26 May 07
Hi, There is a lot to know about eating right to lose fat. Sounds like at the point you are at some basic changes will make a difference. You don't need to eliminate the foods you love altogether, but limit them considerably. Think about balancing meals with a good carb source (whole grain or fresh fruit or veggies), a protein and a small amount of a good fat, such as nuts or oil. Limit your portion sizes and eat frequently to keep yourself feeling satisfied. Losing fat typically means that you have to cut back on calories. However, people tend to take this too fat and undereat, which hinders fat loss. Determining the right calorie level for you is not easy. Those online calorie calculators are crap in my opinion. As a nutritionist I send my clients a 2 page questionairre full of vital info before I determine calorie level. They don't take a lot of personal factors in to consideration. Having type 1 DM and gaining weight from the pill are already 2 red flags for me that no calorie calculator would pick up. Drink plenty of water too. Being properly hydrated better enables the body to burn stored fat. I hope my advice is helpful. I'm a certified personal trainer and certified sports nutritionist. If you want to see that I am legit you can www.sarahpersonaltraining.com
@KaraLee (460)
• United States
23 May 07
Also try to make a journal ofyour foods, websites like fitday.com are free andyou can use them to log your food to see how much your daily intake is. Also try out this website http://www.bodyforlife2.com/calorie_intake.htm that will tell you how many calories your body NEEDS to sustain your current weight, then try lowering your numbers from there. Hope this helps :)
• United States
23 May 07
Go vegetarian for three or four days out of the week. And, cut back on meats. And, refined sugars, cakes, sweets, pizza, etc. Plus, whole milk is very fattening. Nature intended whole milk to fatten up baby calves into big bulls...turns out it has the same effect on humans, too. Plus, they found some kind of weird growth hormone in it (artifically added by farmers) Farmers add it to make the cows eat more so they can produce more milk, but I am wondering if it passes along to the humans drinking it who in turn drink more. They warn human moms to stay away from coffee and such cause it passes directly to the baby through the milk. Maybe this is the same thing that happens to us. Scary thought. Best of luck with your weight loss. Also, try a stationary cycle. Just started and already have lost a couple pounds this week.
• India
22 May 07
I don't really know if ur weight will educe by this activity or not, but i am just telling it to u. My mom advices to drink warm water, 2 glasses, at the start of the day. Also, after every meal, a cup of hot water when sipped like as if u are having a cup of tea is supposed to burn fat from the food u have consumed. I personally don't have the time to do all this, but if u can, try it and tell me if it helps you.