I guess I knew D-Day would hit me at some point.  Yesterday I was told I 'probably' have Diabetes 2 (will have definite results in fortnight) - but it's borderline, phew.  And, more importantly I can do something about it, by losing weight and leading a healthier life.  So, its time to get off my 'lardy arse'.  I do exercise but definitely could do more,  and I eat healthy meals - but snack on all the wrong things and I also enjoy a few drinks.  After years of doing this, my weight has crept up and up and I now have more than 4 st to shift.  Doc says I need to follow a low sugar/low GI diet and avoid alcohol - eek.  Any help with the low sugar/low GI stuff would be great. 

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  • Hi Tina8,

    Welcome to the Weight Loss NHS community forum.  I hope you'll enjoy being part of this community, and I'd like to give you the link to our Welcome Newbie thread:


    Regarding low sugar and low GI foods, it is really useful to check the labels on any foods you purchase - probably doing as much cooking for scratch - i.e. knowing what is in your meals will help to keep the sugar levels down too.  Be especially careful of yoghurts, as the low fat varieties often contain a large amount of sugar - the plain yoghurts are better - e.g. Total Greek yoghurt is quite good - relatively low in sugar compared to other brands.

    Good luck, and if you fancy joining us for the Monday group weigh-in sessions, then please do.  You can read about that in the Welcome Newbie post.

    Have a great week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Hello Tina8, just want to say that my husband was recently in a similar situation. He crashed his weight and lost a stone which reversed the diabetes diagnosis, so it is certainly possible if you act quickly. Try your local library for a few low sugar/low GI recipes. I have just discovered the joy of sugar free jellies (only 9 calories)! Good luck... 

  • There's a lot of info out there on this way of eating. Cut out the 'white' carbs, like white bread, sugary breakfast cereals etc. If you need some carbs, go for the naturally high fibre ones.

    Have a look at Michael Mosley for some ideas on controlling your blood sugar.


  • Hi Penel - I had a look at the link, interesting stuff, thanks! 

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