At 240 lbs, you need a large number of calories to keep your weight stable, I don’t see why you need to “push away from the table” when eating qualities foods such as meat, fish, eggs and veggies. I would stop eating bread and bran, focus on eating all the meat, fish, eggs, green veggies, etc. that you need to feel satisfied. Eat 6 times a day eat enough to feel full, but not stuffed. [/quote]
Why would he want to keep his weight stable? He likely still needs to drop some weight to get off the meds.
First thing you should do is cure diabetees by eliminating cooked food and juicing a lot of green leafy vegetables. That should be your primary concern.[/quote]
WTF? You sir are a moron. And not just an ordinary moron, you are a “special” moron.
Tiribulus, my levels are running between 128 and 180. I’m on Avandamet (dose of 4/1000mg x2 daily).
My diet consists of lean meats (Fish/Chicken/some red meats) along with a reduced serving of wheat breads (can’t stand Rye though). Eggs and Bran.
The hardest part about losing the weight wasn’t just changing my diet but learning portion control. Pushing away from the table. Not finishing what’s put on my plate. My wife is the type who shows love by FEEDING me. Not a bad thing but when the pasta flows you have to know when to say “Looks great! I’ll have 1/2 a helping”.[/quote]
Your numbers aren’t too bad, but it’s likely the meds that’s keeping them down. I don’t know how tall you are but it’s likely you still have some weight to drop.
Your goal should be first and foremost losing enough weight to get off of the medication. You’re not really in control of your diabetes if you need meds. Diet controlled is the place you want to be. Have you discussed this with your doctor? How much more weight would he like to see come off and what things has he advised you to continue, start or stop doing?
It looks like you’ve pretty much got the diet thing down, being able to drop 60 lbs and all, but it can always be fine tuned. Read some of, or all of, the nutrition info on this site.
Most of the dieting info is geared towards non-diabetics, but you can always make adjustments as needed to keep you levels in check. You’re still young enough to get this under control and keep it that way.
As for getting into the gym- nothing better for starting out than a full body workout. Concentrate on some of the bigger compound lifts- squats, snatch grip deads, etc.