Group: General Diet & Nutrition

Created: 2011/12/31, Members: 249, Messages: 16678

With such a topic so broad we truly try to cover the basics from all angles in this group. Nothing too big or too small. Nutrition is as significant if not more as exercise is to reaching your goals so learn all you can.

Type 1 diabetic, please help

2011/03/08, 07:14 AM
Hey guys, I was wondering if someone could offer me some type of advice. I weigh 140lbs and I want to get down to about 125. I am also a diabetic, and this site says I could eat around 280 carbs a day and that seems like a lot to me and also the same thing with 1800 calories. Right now, I don't do any activity but have filled out the exercise plan and am going to stick to that.

I was just wondering in order to get my weight to my goal, how many calories/carbs/ and water should I be eating and drinking? If anyone has an idea..

Before I wasn't taking my insulin properly (stupid, I know) but recent events have changed me and I am doing things right. I know that insulin can cause weight gain and I don't want that-I just want to be healthy. So if anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
2011/12/07, 02:05 PM
I do know that since you are diabetic, you do have to eat especially more when you start exercising. I wouldn't count calories as much, but just eat a sensible breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack in between, but healty snacks. Just make concious decisions. I did have a diabetic in my personal training class, and she didn't count calories too much. She ate 3 meals a day, and healthy snacks in between. Before and after exercising, she made sure she always ate something even if it was a just a protein bar or apple. Her concern was the time of day she would always eat since that does have an effect on diabetics as well.