What is a 1200 calorie ada and renal diet?
I AM A DIABETIC OF 21 YEARS WITH – SLIGHT KIDNEY DISFUNCTION AND TRYING TO AVOID MORE. WHAT CAN I USE TO CLEAN THE TOXINS FROM MY SYSTEM? ALSO WHAT FOODS ARE LIMITED ON A RENAL DIET?
Come on… If you have “slight kidney” dysfunction its not the renal diet you need its the sugar control after 21 years you know that. I have been a diabetic all my 47 years I just started on dialysis 5 months ago. It is the last stop for me that is why its called END Stage renal failure. DON’T even or every go there!!! Its not fun its not helpful! Its just what it is… A way to stay alive! After 21 years and you don’t know what a 1200 diet is you need some super serious help. I am not trying to me mean but from where Im sitting you are the very blessed one. Your toxins are still cleanable by drinking plendy of water, distilled if you really want the best Us on the renal diet can’t drink more than 3 cups of ANY liquid in a 24 hour time. Thats even the part of the jello, puddings, and we even have to count the ” teaspoons of salt soup” they give if the blood pressure goes to low during dualysis! Even the water I use with my pills! A renal diet is not really a diet its a big book of forbidden foods, never a baked potatoe again, never a fresh veggie or fruit again. Im allowed 1/8 canned peaches but I have to count them into my liquid too!! NO black drinks such as diet coke, strong tea, oh… And coffee Hope you get the picture….. Stick with the care of your blood sugars, be happy and thank your blessing every day when you enjoy your fresh water.
where do i find a good diabetic diet? one that is livable, not starving.?
my doctor has me on a 1200 calorie / carb diet, and exercise. i’m starved all the time, and it makes me sneek food while my family is asleep. they have been great helping with cooking healthy meals, and supporting me by eating the same as i, and they don’t bring home fast foods, junk food, etc. they have been great. it’s just 1200 cal/carb diet for someone who is 44, and large just isn’t enough. please give me serious help, sarcasom sets me off in to depression. i’m reaching out to you.
Oh dear! 1200 calories is not much to live on. Your doctor must think you really need to lose weight fast. How long have you been on this diet? Sometimes it takes a while to get adjusted to smaller amounts of food. My husband and I are both diabetic. The doctor has put him on a 2000 calories diet. He still stays hungry all the time. He gets plenty of food on this diet, but he has that diabetic crave. He just tries to stay as busy as he can to keep food off his mind. Did your doctor send you to a dietitian? If he didn’t you need to ask him to. A dietitan can plan a diet that is just right for you, Knowing what to eat and how much sometimes goes a long way in helping a diabetic reach goals. Some people eat three regular meals a day and some need to eat six small meals a day. It really depends on the person and their health problems. Our dietition gave my husband 5 carbs at a meal and me, four. We have a small portion of protein, 100% wholewheat bread, 1 small fruit, 1 cup 1% milk, 1/2 cup starchy vegetable, such as corn or potatoes. Plus, we get a small side salad and 2 tablespoons of light dressing. For my husband’s fifth carb, he can have 1/2 cup of Jello with just a dab of light Cool Whip or 3 sugar free cookies. I know the struggles that you are going through, but don’t give up! Diabetes is a life long struggle with all the complications that come with it. My husband has struggled everyday for about 18 years. Because of his out of control blood sugars, he now has stage three renal failure, high blood pressure, very bad diabetic foot pain, coronary heart disease, had a stent put in. Since he found out about his kidneys failing, he has gotten very serious about his diet and keeping his blood sugar under control. He has lost 60lbs. In less than a year. I would suggest that you talk with your doctor about you staying hungry all the time. Maybe he could increase your calories. I wish you the very best, I feel for all diabetics, and every time I see someone asking a question on Yahoo Answers about diabetes, I say a prayer for that person and try to help answer their question. I don’t know if this has helped or not, but please take care of yourself. You can take comfort in knowing that many, many diabetics are struggling just like you. We understand. Here are some good websites that might help: about.com, www.webmd.com, prevention.com, mayoclinic.com.
After years of battling weight, metabolism seems to have completely slowed?
After yo-yo dieting (which I know to be detrimental to the human body) and being at an unhealthy weight for a long time, no diet seems to bring results now. I am motivated, but physically seem “stuck.” I have tried liquid diets, liquid + food, Atkins, 1200 calorie diabetic diet, weight watchers (gained on that), etc. and see no results. I want to be healthy and I am now old enough to be mature and to know that it will take a while to lose weight. Still, I’m sometimes gaining and more often than not staying right at the same weight. With limited physical mobility/capacity, has anyone experienced this problem? Does anyone have any advice? I really don’t want to resort to bariatric surgery because I don’t have health insurance and I’m already in insane debt due to student loans. I will try most anything… (and have), so please no trolls. My body just seems to be completely resistant and all I hear is that if you want to lose weight, you can. For me – no, it seems like I cannot. Thanks in advance.
If it’s physically possible for you to lose weight, Atkins program is your best shot BUT it can’t be a low calorie or low fat or have just a few bites program. Did you eat enough calories? Was your dietary fat been at least 65% of total calories? Did you eat the Atkins bars or shakes, they will stop weight loss cold. Citric acid found in many drinks can disrupt ketosis. Some people have a hard time losing with dairy & artificial sweeteners. I would suggest you take the at home Barnes Basal Temperature test to check thyroid function. Although the BBTT can be a good indicator of thyroid function it is not infallible and should be taken in the context of symptoms, medical history and blood tests. The body is built for survival, lower calories & the body shuts down the metabolism to function on minimal calories. Starvation would cause a loss of lean tissues (including vital organs like the heart) & very little fat stores. Lean tissues become calorie drain luxuries during famine & are the first for the body to dispose. Fat stores require very few calories to maintain so are preserved. Late stage anorexics can me 50% fat – just bones & fat – life ends when there is not enough lean tissues left to catabolize for nutrition. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day – if it’s composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren’t the key to fat loss. Low carb has outperformed any other plan, including fasting. A study was done – one group ate a high fat diet, the other fasted (didn’t eat at all) both groups lost the same amount of “weight” but the group that ate the high fat diet lost mostly fat stores & the group that didn’t eat at all lost mostly their own lean tissues. Unfortunately, anyone who accumulates over 30# of excess fat is more than likely insulin resistant. Long term ingestion of highly refined carbs “burn out” the insulin receptors on muscle cells, so calories go directly to fat cells, leaving muscle cells screaming for nutrition. Exercise forces muscles to accept glucose out of the bloodstream without the need for insulin. Most people get obese because their bodies just can’t process carbs any more. They become insulin resistant & carbs go straight to fat cells. As healthy as fruit may be, it just doesn’t promote fat loss. The body won’t release fat stores until the blood stream is free of insulin. In someone insulin resistant, the insulin response is too sensitive & produces too much insulin. I would suggest you do Atkins original program, which was created for obese patients. The “new Atkins” starts at 20g net carbs per day but for those that are so metabolically challenged, even these minimal carbs are too much. Do NOT use the Atkins Bars or shakes or any other manufactured food product. For 3 weeks eat all you want – high calories are preferable to keep the metabolism in top fat burning mode, but track your calories & your fat ratio – make sure your meals have 80% of the calories coming from dietary fats. Keep your carb level to less than 5g net carbs & don’t have all 5g at one sitting. Small lettuce & celery salads are allowed with meals if they have a fat based dressing. No citric acid or artificial sweeteners for these 2 weeks (no diet drink mixes) Every day include these 2 items in your menu plan. Together they are 1000 calories 80% of calories from fat – 90g fat – 3g net carbs. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy – coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb. Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery. Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg – let sit 10 min. To absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs. Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want “something” – have huge omelets with bacon, sausage & cheese – pork rinds & avocado dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad – sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won’t feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & the low carb way of eating will create a natural appetite suppression that makes it much easier to make healthy choices. *IF* you lose weight on this program, after 3 weeks, you can slowly add in 5g net carbs per week of green veg – salad vegs first week & then higher carb vegs the week after *IF* you continue to lose weight. If you follow these instructions & do not lose weight, then there is one last program to try but I think this should work for even the most metabolically resistant.
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