I have a problem
Hello, all. This is my first post. About a year ago, I started getting a tingling sensation in my feet and hands when I ate too much. I read that it might be a sign of diabetes and freaked out. I went to the doctor and except for a little high hemoglobin, 5.5, he said my blood work was normal. He didn't really explaing the tingling. I went on a diet and exercise plan and after a few months, I lost 60 pounds and felt a lot better. As the year progressed, I started getting into bad habits again and the tingling came back. I don't know why I stopped eating healthy. Since I've been maintaining my weight loss and continued to go to the gym (though less often) I guess I figured those two things gave me permission to eat whatever I wanted. Now I'm back on my full diet and exercise plan again and freaking out again. I'm afraid of myself. I don't know if I have the will power to eat healthy forever. I feel like it's only a matter of time before I drive my body over the edge and become a full blown diabetic. It might be the sugar talking, but I miss my carefree lifestyle I had before. I can't go back to the way I was, but do I have to worry about becoming a diabetic everytime I try my mothers cookies or have a couple of beers with a friend? There are probably lots of posts like this on this site, but thank you for taking the time to read mine.
Hey hun...you've lost 60lbs in a year? How? How did you do it? The last two yrs I have gained a lot of weight. I also binge at times. My last bloodwork showed that I am borderline diabetic too. I need advice. I'm 56 and have never weighed this much weight b4. I was a size 8 two yrs ago. Please send me a Private Message if you can ok? Thank you!
kc55, I don't know how to send a private message to you, I am new to the site. Anyway, the way I was able to loose the weight was by reading a book called THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION by Dr Mark Hyman. It's a good book and I encourage you to go pick up a copy. I can't really explain everything thats in the book, but the approach he takes is called functional medicine, which says things like food is medicine and whats important is the quality of food we eat that makes us healthy. It says insulin resistant is the number one driver of most chronic illness and that things like stress, hormones, inflammation, etc are making us sick. Things you can do are exercise at least an hour a day (I probably only do half an hour most days of the week) and start eating more fiber and protein while reducing your sugar intake. The problem for me is sticking with it. Now I'm not trying to start a debate, I'm just telling you what worked for me. Anyway, I hope I've helped you out a little. By the way, I'm 27, male, about 310 pounds right now.
Do you think you are consuming enough protein? Also, I feel like no matter how much we exercise and eat right doesn't treat the cause of why we developing these eating habits. You said that you don't know why you stopped eating healthy... Can you go back into that period of time and see what your life were like then. Your relationships with friends, family and the most important one with yourself....?
I am an Ayurvedic practitioner and working on developing a program on how to help people to overcome these eating habits. I have created a survey and if you would have a couple of minutes answering those questions I would really appreciate it. The link to a survey is here:
I hope I was helpful.