Hi there! I don’t post very often, so I thought I’d ask a question that’s been on my mind for a while. I’ve been type 1 diabetic for 7 years and I’ve just recently (this past year) gained a lot of weight due to poor eating habits. As of now, I’m 5 ft. 5 and weigh 142lbs. My BMI is on the higher side, and I would love to lose a few. I realize that restricting calories by about 500 a day from your BMR is the way to do it, but I’m just curious : “Where does insulin play into this all?” For us diabetics, does it get easier for us to lose weight if we’re eating low carb? So what’s the scoop? Should I count calories, or should I focus on low carb? If excess insulin causes weight gain, should I aim for lowering that?
I’m so confused. Please help me
Thank you! Egirl