...since I've visited TuDiabetes, AND since I've had to restrict my carb intake. But here I am, doing both!
I am a long-time T1D who recently has been trying unsuccessfully to lose 10 lbs that have slowly crept on in the past year or two. I count carbs always, for insulin purposes, and try not to go overboard, but haven't had limits to follow for quite some time. Many well-meaning non-diabetic friends have urged me to try what's been useful for their weight loss - counting calories in MyFitness Pal - but I was not seeing results. So I met recently with the dietician/CDE in my endocrinologist's office, and she suggested I cut back on my carb intake - to the tune of 120g a day. Which, I've learned from some online research, isn't even LOW carb! The fact that this was such a challenge makes me realize I WAS eating too many carbs, and now that I am minus four pounds after 2 weeks of eating this way, I am pretty sold.
It's been a fun (so far) challenge to think outside the box of my go-to meals and mix up ratios (1/4 cup rice and half a head of broccoli with my chicken, for instance). I documented more specifics on my personal website if you'd like to read more, but wanted to share the little collage I made of some of my "30 or less" meals and snacks over the past few weeks.