Skip to comments.Ok Pounds to Lose, Need a Diet, Diabeitic Friendly Meal Replacer...Obamacare Employer Requiring Loss
Posted on 06/27/2013 6:17:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup
OK, I put on some kid and stess pounds and need to lose it. The Slimfast diet always worked for me but now I am prediabetic and trying to lose metabolic syndrome weight.
I need a meal replacer, preferable a powder that works like Slimfast with much less carbs.
The ideal? Powder that blends with milk, low carb, medium protein and medium fat.
I love to cook and bake so I guess it’s different for everyone. Eating real food allows me to do the things I love plus eat! I’m concerned that the shakes and salad are not going to be satisfying for you and you will fall off of the wagon. I’ve been there with the calorie counting, point counting, carb counting, calories burned counting, rabit food eating regime where I would be constantly hungry and constantly tempted. Reprogram yourself by eating real food. After two days you’ll have lost your cravings for sugar and you’ll feel great. Plus you can eat all day long! How awesome is that?
I am doing exactly that- I eat mostly soups and stews and occasionally steak dinners and feel great and lost a ton (down to 210 from 260 - and 210 is my ideal weight at 6’5)
I recommend a low glycemic index diet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-glycemic_diet). It was originally recommended for diabetics, but it also works well for non-diabetics like myself.
Agree with Onyx. But I get Secure directly from the manufacturer...Procapslabs dot com. Soy or whey protein available. Lots of flavors.
Paleo and T-Tapp. You’ll be svelt in 3 months.
I use for bodybuilding and like it. It is the only product that doesn't wreck my G.I. system and tastes great.
What I do for a diet when needed (every few years) is as follows (and it works well for me):
- High protein body-building mix blended with skim milk.
- Low (as in infinitesimal) carb, high protein diet — lots of greens, proteins, and don’t worry about the fat content (don’t get stupid on it).
- Lots and lots of water every day. (a gallon or more)
- Weigh (and record) every day at the same time on the same scale wearing skivvies (so that there isn’t a change in “tare weight”)
- When I plateau (generally after about two weeks), drop the shakes and add a very moderate amount of carbs for a week or so...
- Then go back on it hot and heavy until I plateau again
- And so on until I am about 5 pounds away from my target
- At that point, start easing in a moderate amount of carbs and working over to maintenance status.
- Oh, yeah, and also do 30 minutes or so of cardio training a day.
- Also, with that, you can drink a moderate quantity of red wine, vodka, gin, or whiskey. Stay away from white wine, beer (I know...), rum, and liquers.
It’s similar to an “Atkins” style diet but without all the high priced “Atkins” food and paraphanalia.
Back in the 60s, that used to be called the “drinking man’s diet.” And it works...well.
The one caution: if you do it, drink a ton of water every day to keep the kidneys flushed out.
There’s not a lot of sugars in the diet, so I’m thinking (not 100% sure, of course, as I’m not a doctor) that it should be OK for a pre-diabetic.
diabetes = diabetics. I plan to get some Glucerna for myself.
If the point is to stop the prediabetic stuff (which IMO is bs - you’re diabetic or you’re not, the “prediabetic” crap is how they try to get you hooked on the meds), then the best thing is exercise.
But not wear-yourself-out exercise. What you want is prolonged exercise, something you could do for an hour every other day. Walking is the best thing to do but, during the hot summer, an even better method is to get into a pool and walk back and forth along the bottom of the pool while swinging your arms just under the water. It burns calories and the displaced waters reduces stress from the weight. That’s particularly good exercise for those who are woefully out of shape.
See post #59...you don’t need any $50 books.
BTW, in the 60s, it was called “the drinking man’s diet.”
My husband says that methheads are on the Jenny Crank diet.
Pricey, but delicious and all kinds of nutritional goodness packed into one serving. We blend it with almond milk and frozen fruit. Yum ;)
use sea salt.....give up the bread and pasta...and walk..WALK..
Find a suitable track, do a mile in the morning and one in the afternoon. On rainy days go to the mall. Get yourself a small radio with earplugs to pass the time. I used to listen to Rush during my afternoon walks.
Chicken,tuna,other fish (broiled),fruits (apples are excellent)
Do it and you’ll lost the weight and your “numbers” will get much better within a month....
Gluten and dairyfree. Meat is fine. Dairy is for baby cows.
I am a big believer in fruit/veggie smoothie meal replacers to help drop the first pounds, too. Add lot of spinach.
I was curt in my last entry, but do take a nice open minded look at T-Tapp. It’s a wonderful exercise regimin. 15 mins a day to lose inches like crazy and work up to the 55 min for even more amazing results. In the end you get a Marine posture and skinnier ribs.
And, like many here have already said, cut the sugar and grains completely out for a while. That drops inches very quickly, too.
You can find Glucerna at Walmart and any drug store.
When my diabetic husband was in the hospital, they kept bottles of Glucerna next to his bed all the time. That drink didn’t raise his sugar level so he could drink them any time. That’s where I learned about them.
thank you, never had hear of it.
I would suggest Paleo/Atkins/South Beach in light of your prediabetes, but I see from your post that you’d like to begin with two shakes & a meal (similar to the Slim Fast plan). Atkins makes shakes, and, surprisingly, they taste pretty darn good!! Just keep them cold & you’d swear you’re having a real, thick, milkshake!!
You are probably aware of this but in case not, I’ll say it: stay away, FAR AWAY from soy. It is estrogenic & really screws with your endocrine system. Big time. If you really must partake, I’d suggest edamame only as it isn’t processed. Fermented & processed soy is horrible for your endocrine system. A simple Google search will turn up boatloads of credible info on this.
I’d also suggest getting a good water pitcher. I use a Clearly Filtered pitcher because it removes much of the pharmaceuticals & fluoride that contaminates our drinking water. People on “the Pill” and other prescription meds pee them out & the aren’t removed in our water treatment facilities, so one can only guess the wild hormonal roller coaster these remnant drugs can cause on the rest of us.
Look, it’s extremely important you DON’T become diabetic.
I am Diabetic Type II myself.
I know, and if I drop the 30 I need to I think it will be an issue off the books.
This Glucerna looks good = “Hunger Smart Shake”. I’ll get some of these for sure. Walmart might have a limited number of types, but if they don’t have this one, drug stores should.
With all do respect, I still think Glucerna has too many carbs - 27g in a shake to be exact, 6g of which are sugar & it contains fructose.
If you really want a low-carb, low-sugar shake, try Atkins shakes. Of course the hospital kept Glucerna at your husband’s bedside.....they probably have a contract with Abbott.
Once I saw a poster with diabetic meal plans on it. It was the “exchange” program....it told people with diabetes how much carbs they could eat at each meal. Amazingly, it allowed for a piece of white toast at breakfast & a small serving of pasta at lunch. In the bottom corner in teeny tiny print was a “brought to you by Eli Lilly” Lilly is the largest manufacturer of insulin, so of course they want their diabetics eating carbs! They want to keep them insulin dependent!!!
I will. Is there a particular practitioner on Youtube that you recommend?
> I lost over 100 lbs using the Food Addicts system: http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/
Thats a great accomplishment. You should be commended. I lost 30 lbs doing crossfit in about 3 months
I never found it to be that way...but, on the other hand, I do a lot of hamburger...and omelets versus more expensive cuts of meat. Also, incorporating protein shakes really helps out a lot, too.
Medifast worked for me. After the stress of major surgery I regained the weight and I’m back on it. 12 pounds gone in two weeks so far. Got another 28 to go.
Based on how it went last time, the weight loss will slow down to a reasonable rate of about 10-12 pounds a month right about now. So I should be where I want to be in less than three months.
The trick is to do the transition plan after you lose the weight. It takes about a month to retrain yourself how to eat properly so that you don’t regain it.
I don’t have any problems with milks and cheeses- I love them
soups like French onion with asiago cheese...MMMMmmmmmm
I can live on soups and stews and chili’s
“With all do respect, I still think Glucerna has too many carbs “
The one I suggested is one carb choice and 15 grams of protein to help manage hunger, plus Carbsteady which helps minimize blood sugar spikes.
I had the husband in two different hospitals and both suggested Glucerna for diabetics. It works and did work and it worked at home for him.
Forgot to ping you to 84.
Best of luck with whatever diet you choose.
If your doctor has a dietician in her clinic, they may be able to direct you to a product that works for pre diabetic people.
I agree. Atkins works great. I lost 35 lbs on it once eating fried chicken and pork chops. I think now they call it the paleo diet.
Try large organic salad. Try Bragg brand salad dressings. They are delicious. Fresh tomato and any fruit to top it off. Lean meats for protien is fine. I found a delicious vinegar.....yes delicious....it is Cusine blood orange vinegar.....it is to die for. Just lost 14 pounds in 10 days by knocking out the carbs and potato chips. Try a high quality fish oil pill as well. Make sure it has an enteric coating to prevent fishy obama burps. Remember...you are what you eat eats! Handful portions 5 times a day!
I’m using the Lose It app to track my diet. Ut’s easy to use, and i’m losing weight.
I’m type 2. Eat less. No desserts. Limit your fast sugars.
Check out HMR diet. Shakes are very good and they have an at home program if you don’t want or can’t do classes.
I have learned that I cannot tolerate a very low-carb diet. I have also learned how to carefully use fat to stop my hunger. I'm not in the "Carbs are evil!" crowd or the "Fat is evil!" crowd. There is a balance...
My approach is eat a huge breakfast of eggs sausage and bacon...a lunch of a chicken breast with a few vegetables.
For in-between snacks I eat Pure Protein bars (Chocolate Deluxe). And for dinner a light salad with a couple of egg whites and some cheese, but I try to eat before 7, so I don’t eat after that.
And drink a ton of water.
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