I have been a diabetic for 10 years, type II. I am controlled by meds, Janumet and Amaryl. I also count carbs carefully and exercise daily.
So what’s the problem? Well, two weeks ago, I started a eating program called OptiFast, given to me by a former medical provider, it is supposed to be one of the best for weight loss, and is low in carbs. Drink two meals, eat one low carb one. When she was my medical provider, she would have a fit when I told her I drank my breakfast on days that I swam…now she was giving me this stuff, which isn’t bad, but has left me feeling slow, without energy and sick to my stomach. I know that this isn’t good for me, I am desperately looking for a way to tell her “no thank you, I’ll go back to counting carbs”. I know she thinks that I am frustrated with my weight, have only lost 80+ lbs over the last two years…and sometimes I am frustrated that it takes so long. BUT, after these last two weeks, I’ll take my time and eat normal foods, low carbs, exercise, take my meds, and be glad I didn’t loose my cookies over this. Am I wrong? I think I just need some support and encouragement to stick to real foods, not try a quick and easy way. (Optifast is supposed to be one of the better liquid programs for diabetics) So someone, anyone, kindly tell me to go back to counting and watching carbs…thanks.