"Can you please start a new thread to introduce yourself? I think this is the first time you're posting in the Diabetes Forum. I'm glad you did!"
OK, intro. I got diabetes about
15 years ago. Here's hw I got it.
I had another ailment which caused me to be basically housebound. This lead to slowly gaining about
50 pounds (I ate to make up for my lack of socialization and exercise).
When I looked at the scales for the first time in many months, I had gone from about
160 to over 200 pounds. I could now play for the Green Bay Packers.
I got diabetes. So, having one ailment led to another.
I set out to reduce my weight over some years, just by eating less. I am now at about
160. The Packers are not happy.
I walk a couple of blocks a day because of my dog, who needs to get out once a day, which gets me out once a day, or otherwise, ummm, probably not.
So, this dog really helps me.
I don't eat sugar because of the other ailment, and because of the diabetes. I try to watch my weight by looking at the backs of food containers for fat, saturated fat (bad fat), sugar, etc.
I was eating 2 or 3 snacks after a meal, and one of them was often peanut butter(about
20% fat, 25% saturated fat). So I looked on the net for healthy snacks. It said popcorn. Whoa, which has little fat, maybe 2%, and no sugar. My kind of snack.
So now after lunch when I want a snack, I often cook popcorn, and forgo the peanut butter. One day I had pork and beans, one day soup, both instead of peanut butter. I can go about
5 or 6 days without peanut butter, and my reduced weight shows is.
(Also, I read where peanut butter is not good for you, not just the fat. But if you must, they suggested that which is made in small batches, like at a health food store, which is where I now get mine. It is crushed up fresh, no preservatives.)
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 2/3/2017 6:10:32 PM (GMT-7)