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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 13.08.2013
Start Weight: 15st13lb
Current Weight: 15st6.5lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Start BMI: 37.1
Current BMI: 36
Goal BMI: 23.3
Total Weight Loss: 0st6.5lb
Weight to Lose: 5st6.5lb
% Lost 2.91%
Diabetic Slimming. Can it be done on Slimming World, healthily?
I'm new to this forum so thought I'd post something to say hi. I hoped on the scales on Tuesday, when I started, to find I was 15st13lb. As a diabetic I've always been fully conscious of my weight but have struggled immensely with diets as I was finding that I was either going hypo (low blood sugar) or high. However, in January I started on insulin pump therapy. This would mean nothing to many people but to me it means that I finally have the control I have over my diabetes that allows me to lead a normal life. So now, I'm ready to start Slimming World again.
So far it's been going well. I wear a ring on my right ring finger when I'm not in work and it's feeling bigger already. Work has been difficult. I work with children and teenagers as a support worker so the temptation to have a McDonalds or Burger King when they have one or to buy chocolate and high fat snacks when we are shopping together is high but so far I've managed to avoid it and have been eating either Freddos, if I need a chocolate hit, or strawberries or other berries if I'm just snacking.
As far as the diabetes is concerned the pump means I have more control over what is happening with my body but the first week has been shaky. In work I've been going low but when not in work it's been fine. This is something I need to discuss with my nurse but on the plus side I've banished those breakfast highs and it seems to be much better controlled. On the negative side I'm now having to calculate syns, weights, healthy extras and carbs and then use them all to find out exactly what I'm eating and what medication I need to take.
I wanted to know if there were any other diabetic SW dieters out there who could give me advice on how best to approach the diet. I've mostly been having green days (and been using my HEa's for bread and cereals as I need the carbs) but I'm really missing the choice of meat you can eat on Original days so thought I'd try it today. So far I've eaten 30g of carbs. Recommended daily amount for an adult female is 240g so I know my nurse and dietician will have a fit when she sees that I went a whole day on less than 100g of carbs. I'm interested in the Extra Easy days but I have no idea how it works in practical terms so any advice on that would be great.
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