My husband is diabetic but needs to lose weight – ideas?
Q:He is a tall bloke but does need to lose a couple of stone, but he works physically and gets hungry. Any sensible suggestions for food to fill him up… meals are not so much of a problem.. but snacks are! What are good healthy low fat snacks for him?
More Answers to “My husband is diabetic but needs to lose weight – ideas?“I believe you are referring to Type 2 Diabetes here. It is usually associated with overweight/obesity and of course a sedentary lifestyle. Some oral hypoglycemic agents even make the weight gain worse. However, Metformin (Glucophage) may really help with weight loss. It works by slowing absorption of sugar into the blood stream and also helps to fine-tune the insulin receptors. It may cause bloating hence the diabetic fills easily during meals. In this way he eats less.About diet, he needs lots of roughage/fibre. Oats, fruits and many vegetables will help. A high fibre diet help to shield the intestine from rapidly absorbing sugars and thus slows blood sugar spike during or after meals. Consider having oats without sugar but little cream/milk for breakfast. Remember he must always take his medication with food. Increase protein intake but watch the kidneys. Eat dinner early especially vegetables. Exercise regularly: jogging, swimming, skipping, etc. I cannot underestimate the importance of exercise/physical activity in the control and prevention of diabetes. It helps to fine-tune insulin sensitivity. A simple guide to estimating daily caloric intake for diabetics will be:Carbohydrates: 50-60%Protein: 10-15%Fat: 30-35% (Saturated fats must be <10%)If he wants to snack, why not snack on a fruit like an apple or nuts. Avoid fast food snacks. They are highly refined starch which are literally “sugar cubes.”Have you heard about “stevia.” It is alternative herbal medicine good for diabetics. Try it!
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tell him to sip glasses of water throughout day this helps to fill you and especially if drunk before meals
It is hard to lose weight with diabetes so do not leave him feeling deprived.With both Lunch and dinner, he can start with soup and a salad.Then the rest of his lunch.Snacks can be a piece of ham wrapped around a celery stick, V8 or tomato juice,Cheese with a few crackers or even a piece of fresh or canned fruit.Maybe the two of you can incorporate an evening walk into your schedule? That gives you two special time together and that is nice.Make this a family project and have fun. He needs your support.
Because he is a diabetic he is supposed to keep a diet – no sweets, less bread etc.If he keeps is, he will definitely lose weight.My dad did so.
Join weightwatchers online (or a meeting) as they have loads of tips and diet plans for all sorts of conditions that really work and you get loads of support to (even online).
its not the low fat , its the sugar free snacks you need to get him . also tyr the atkins diet they helped my husband before .
If in UK, ask his doctor to refer him to dietitian, they will prepare list of various snacks and recipes to cater to his individual needs
try to have natural diet more like leafy things it will reducemake gardenleaf juice or aloevera juice every day it will reduce the weight with out effecting diabetis
I am not diabetic, but have problems with my insulin levels which causes me to put on excess weight. My GP recommended I follow a Low GI diet. Swapping white bread for wholegrain bread, using fruit sugar/sweetners rather than ordinary sugar, vegetable soups and stews are hearty meals to fill him up. There are a lot of recipe ideas on the internet as well as Low GI cookbooks that may help.Ideas for snacks could include; fruit, oat biscuits, raw nuts, low fat yoghurts, wholegrain crackers, smoothies, cereal (such as All Bran – although, recent reports suggest that some cereals have a high salt content so it may be best to check if your husband has high blood pressure, etc)Good luck!
Since your husband is a diabetic, he should take the following diet restriction, in order to prevent hypertension and coronary artery disease.Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.No further comments.
Keep his protein up. I find thinly sliced ham a filling snack – no sugar, and only 2-4% fat.
hello my hubby is the right oppsite, he is 6’3” and is only about 140 lbs if that, they tell he needs to gain weight, but he eats like a over-eater would. but never gains. they say to loose weight you need to watch your intake of carbs. try cutting back on starchy stuff. and for snacks i would suggest fruits, maybe even a simple salad with only lettuce and other veggies no meats or cheeses in it, oatmeal cookies are a good source only 2, a healthy shake is good and filling try one with 3 tablespoons honey,1/2-1 whole bananana,1 cup milk-low fat, a dash of cinnamon it is good. just blend it all together. and when eating regular meals where you would normally eat syrup on stuff try honey its healthy and good. well i hope this helps.
Foods with plenty of fiber–whole grain bread, fresh fruit, vegetables, especially a variety of beans–will make him full longer. As a diabetic, he has to be careful even of the natural sugar in fruit, even though refined sugar is more harmful. Healthy snacks: fig bars with no added sugar; nuts in small quantities (some are low in fat); salads with very light dressing; cooked whole oatmeal with skimmed milk and a little sugar (no sugar would be better); whole grain toast.
I am fighting the same problem right now. I lost 22 pounds the last three weeks by eating vegetables like there is no tomorrow. Cut the meat portions down to 3 ounces a meal. Weigh it so you know. Eat lots of carrotts, green beans, zuchini, squash, lettuce. Stay away from grains, rice, breads ect. Most of all at least an hour walk every day.Good luck,Coach
there is something called the south beach diet it actually works its a book but u might be able to find some ideas on the internet about it i know someone who lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks