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Need Direction for Diet & Exersice
Diabetic
Need Direction for Diet & Exersice
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I'm Pre Diabetic and have been battling my weight my whole life. My question comes in 2 parts: 1. The only diet that has worked for me is a high protein and very low carb diet (under 25g a day) carb d
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Need Direction for Diet & Exersice

posted at 12/12/2013 5:24 PM CST
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I'm Pre Diabetic and have been battling my weight my whole life.

My question comes in 2 parts:

1. The only diet that has worked for me is a high protein and very low carb diet (under 25g a day) carb diet, but it is very hard to keep up with, but it has been the only diet to show progress. Even if I restrict my calories, unless I cut out all carbs I can't lose weight. Also I have a hard time resisting cravings when I'm hungry. 
What kind of diet would work better and be a little easier? Would I be better off doing a strict 1,800 calorie diet?

2. Because I'm carrying so much extra weight, exercise is hard. I dislike gyms, so I try to work out at home. What are some cardip exercises that are easy for at-home, and won't be impossible for over-weight people to accomplish? (such as: jumping jacks and burpees are hard)


Re: Need Direction for Diet & Exersice

posted at 1/3/2014 10:47 AM CST
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First: 7/17/2011
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In Response to Need Direction for Diet & Exersice:
I'm Pre Diabetic and have been battling my weight my whole life. My question comes in 2 parts: 1. The only diet that has worked for me is a high protein and very low carb diet (under 25g a day) carb diet, but it is very hard to keep up with, but it has been the only diet to show progress. Even if I restrict my calories, unless I cut out all carbs I can't lose weight. Also I have a hard time resisting cravings when I'm hungry.  What kind of diet would work better and be a little easier? Would I be better off doing a strict 1,800 calorie diet? 2. Because I'm carrying so much extra weight, exercise is hard. I dislike gyms, so I try to work out at home. What are some cardip exercises that are easy for at-home, and won't be impossible for over-weight people to accomplish? (such as: jumping jacks and burpees are hard)
Posted by krlynnbck


It is important to have some carbohydrates in your diet because they provide much needed energy.  However, you want to be sure that you are choosing healthy carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products that are high in fiber.  Rather than the high protein, very low carb diet you mentioned, I would recommend a balanced diet with smaller portions.  Be sure you are eating breakfast to boost your metabolism.  If you struggle with hunger, you may find that you do well with three small meals and two small snacks every day.  Including protein and fiber at meals and snacks will help to curb hunger as well.  Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and definitely stay as active as you can.  Walking is one of the best cardio exercises that you can do anywhere.  You can even split your exercise into short sessions.  So, if you can't take a 30-minute walk, try 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes after lunch and 10 minutes in the evening.  I would definitely encourage you to reach out to your local Hy-Vee dietitian for some personalized recommendations.   

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