weight loss

  1. L

    Type 1 weight loss success stories

    Hello, Instead of posting about my frustrations, I would love to hear some motivating stories from Type 1 diabetics who have been working to loose some weight. What worked for you? What were the best tips you followed? I am trying to keep a low carb diet and fit in more exercise, but I could...
  2. K

    Nutritional courses?

    Hello all! I am really struggling to understand what I can and can’t eat. One website will state bananas are good but stay away from carrots, then another will list bananas as bad & carrots as good! I was wondering if anyone knew of a good course or source for me to understand what to look for...
  3. ColinUK

    Lose a stone in 21 days - C4 - Michael Moseley

    This is on tonight at 9pm. I'm expecting it to be a mix of LCHF and intermittent fasting. Might be worth watching.
  4. Neens

    Losing Weight - One step at a time!

    Hi All, I really enjoy reading @ColinUK 's updates on his progress so I thought I would start a thread in the same way. In 2018 following an operation, I slipped 2 discs & suffered sciatic nerve damage which left me unable to use my left leg or feel my foot. I had physio for 14 months which...
  5. ColinUK


    I just went to one for the first time in living memory! Nothing too ridiculous but 15 mins treadmill, 10 on the x-trainer and then some very low weight chest press and even lower weight shoulder press. And I’ve booked a space in a yoga class next Wednesday evening. :)
  6. Neens

    2 Months Today

    I noticed today that there are several posts from members who are marking 2 years with T2D. @Brando77 & @Eddy Edson - I'm looking at you! So I feel a little bit silly posting this now as it doesn't seem like such a milestone day... but it is, for me. The truth is the time has flown (may have...
  7. ColinUK

    Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

    Diagnosed last week. In a rather unsatisfactory manner. (See my Bit of a Shock) thread in Newbies. I’ve been 16st something for a while now and I know I really needed to shift at least three stone... worth noting that max weight over the last four years has been recorded at 17 1/2 stone. Just...
  8. G


    So I have managed to get knock my HbA1c down to 52 from 90 in March (first diagnosis) However I am struggling to lose the weight, I am now eating better and doing a little more exercise, but have put weight on. I just can't seem to shift it.:(
  9. Jenmitch1993

    Looking for advice! ☹️

    Hello everyone. I don’t know if anyone here help or be a ray of light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been upping my exercise and have really started watching what I eat over the last 2 years. I’ve noticed weight loss and I’ve definitely toned up, but I still have quite obvious fat around my...
  10. S


    Hi All- I hope this finds you all well! I am desperate to reverse my Type 2 diabetes and appreciate I have some weight to lose to help me with this goal. may I ask what the consensus is about using meal replacement shakes to promote weight loss. I understand this has to be sustainable and I...
  11. N

    Keeping my weight stable

    This is my first post and I'm hoping someone might have some advice which would help me keep my BMI at a healthy level. I was diagnosed in July with a HbA1c of 49. This was picked up as a result of a routine blood test, I have since been told that it has been creeping up for several years...
  12. Kevin Hart

    You can have your cake and eat it

    http://cookwithkev.net/wholemeal-chocolate-and-cinnamon-sugarless-cake/ I have written this recipe which is of course sugar free and only containing ingredients that are good for our condition while catering for a craving something sweet but not sickly sweet.
  13. Tillagirl

    Hello and help!

    Hi I was diagnosed as Type 2 over ten years ago and then promptly dismissed it (I know, I know) ...funnily enough it didn't go away. I had tried to manage it 'by diet' this was utter rubbish. I would go low carb for a while and then plunge face down into a tub of Haagen Daas when I was fed up. I...
  14. M


    Hi, I've just recently heard about glucamannan, a water-soluble dietary fibre that is derived from the roots of yams. It has very few calories and virtually no salt or sugar. It is being promoted as an aid to losing weight; the idea is you mix up a sachet of it in a large glass of water and...
  15. Sharon Barker

    WW / SW / Weigh loss help please!

    Hey folks, I'm desperate for some weight loss advice please. I've been a T1 diabetic for 5.5 years and this last 6 months weight loss is becoming a nightmare. It started at Christmas when I was having real trouble controlling my sugars and had to use a corrective dose on and off for three...
  16. N

    A brief online weight-loss intervention (research)

    **RECRUITING FOR AN ONLINE WEIGHT-LOSS INTERVENTION** If you're currently trying to lose weight then please consider taking part in my online weight-loss research. In this study, we're hoping to improve participants weight-loss by blending two well-established psychological techniques. In order...
  17. Becca Champ

    Good evening all.....

    Hi all :D Hope to tap your knowledgeable persons and meet some folk on the same path. I started carb counting 12months ago and I'm very happy with it :p however in the last 6months I've cut down hugely on the carbs and feel vastly better for it, plus lost a couple of stone however I'm still...
  18. phonic2k

    Hello! New to this forum, not not new to diabetes. My Story!

    Here's my story! I had a UTI( I've always been prone to UTI since a child so nothing special) but about 3 years I started to put weight on and in October 2015 I went to the doctor with a bad UTI, checked by water and showed a very small trace of glucose( due(I thought) to me eating a full...
  19. ChloeNelson1993


    Hi All, I completed DAFNE July 2016 and have managed to get my HbA1c from 97 to 76. Unfortunately as a side effect from this i have gained almost a stone ! I wont lie i definitely used my higher hbA1c to my advantage to keep my weight at bay particularly as i managed to lose a stone and a half...
  20. coffeesnob

    shocked with diabetes uk meal planner

    I downloaded the seven day 1200 cals meal planner and was shocked to see how high the carb count is. The lowest count is 145carbs. the calories were ok but my understanding is that diabetics should be on about 120 carbs tops. I am really struggling to meet my weight loss programme...