• low glycaemic diet
  • Weight Watchers has a special plan for diabetics.
  • This is an ancient question. There have been many improvements in diabetic medicine since this was written. Metformin caused me to loose 12 lbs in 3 days but it was due to diarrhea. Evidently you have to increase it slowly so your body can adjust. Ozempic (a weekly injection) also helped me feel full. You need to eat small amounts of carbs throughout the day, but make them complex carbs. And exercise regularly. Also talk to your doctor. There may be meds that will work better for you than others.
  • Stay away from fad diets. Most don't work, and of those that do show results, people become obsessed with them and ignore common sense. The best way I've found to lose weight is to limit both the carb and calorie intake - read labels when you go to the store. Next, drink plenty of water and don't avoid salt - water helps you feel fuller and salt regulates blood sugar. Get plenty of rest (this is more important than people realize). The body uses a lot of energy making needed repairs and adjustments during your downtime (sleeping) - energy that comes from glucose. There's a lot more to it (the explanation) than that, but it could get too complicated for you to understand. As for exercise, the best exercise for the body is walking - it affects every muscle in the body but has less impact on the joints. However, walking is not that good of a weight loss exercise because it only burns around 85 calories per mile. After walking a mile, the moment you take a sip of that energy drink to quench your thirst, you have just put that 85 calories back on. What water does in the way of exercise is it promotes circulation. This is a good thing, of course. I just thought I would let you know that fact so you don't start wondering why you're not losing the weight you think you should after walking so much.

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