Wanting help with diabetic husband who has had hypo thhroidism since he was a boy. We've kinda dropped the ball a little bit more recently as he's been losing so much weight. I've studied plenty of nutrition so we knew better, but I was sorta confused why he couldn't gain weight and thought maybe the sugar and extra carbs wouldn't hurt. Anyhow, after getting really sick from pneumonia we've discovered that he now has diabetes. So my underweight husband is dealing with high blood sugar levels. I've starting cooking with the THM cookbook and feeding him as much as I can S and a few E meals. It's only been a week since we've known, but I want to make sure we're taking the best approach. The meals seem to be helping with his blood sugars, but I want to help him gain his weight back! Does anyone have any experience with diabetic weight loss and how to help them gain it back?
Just some thoughts: THM is constructed to keep blood sugar levels even. And the protein at each meal helps keep sugars from spiking, so I would have to think this way of eating would help him a lot from the stand point of making sure to have protein with everything, and observing the 3-4 hour eating window.
From my observation with family members, diabetic menus usually include small amounts of slow carbs (like no more than a 1/2 C cooked brown rice), so the S helper suggestion might be the place to start.
Thank you ladies! I'll plan as much as I can to be sure he has protein with everything. And maybe add those S helpers! Good idea. He hasent been able to go the 3 hours very easily yet, so maybe that's the boost he's needing! I have done Es and he's handling those fine. I'm making up extra of whatever I do so he has snacks if he needs them. Somehow my cooking has become more creative since I started this. I hope this trend continues!
msjongg: Just wondering... Are rice noodles on plan?
Nov 15, 2016 15:37:21 GMT -5
queen: Probably a good idea to start a topic asking about it. Generally, I think they want you to use the whole grains rather than something made from brown rice flour, but maybe there's more to know about it.
Nov 17, 2016 0:11:45 GMT -5
queen: Got a notice that the THM website is having a big cyber-Monday sale and are offering a couple new items. They have also introduced flat rate shipping. Time to stock up on that Gentle Sweet.
Nov 27, 2016 23:40:42 GMT -5
mamaj123: what supplements are recommended on plan? I believe they talk about it in the original book, but I don't have mine right now
Dec 5, 2016 16:50:34 GMT -5
queen: Depends on what you are looking to do. Can you start a topic about it?
Dec 8, 2016 14:15:13 GMT -5
beachmommy: Thank you peacenjoy!
Feb 24, 2017 16:50:25 GMT -5
marmee: Confused about how to ask a question...
Mar 27, 2017 15:22:47 GMT -5
marmee: Sorry to be such an... Older woman but I'm not abl to figure out how to use the forum. I have been able to read a few posts.
Apr 4, 2017 6:40:01 GMT -5
marmee: One question: if I have early morning coffee with coconut oil ( or if I choose cream) are they considered a snack, should I wait 3 hours before eating? If I eat an S meal soon there after am I ok? Would that be a problem if I eat an E meal soon after?
Apr 4, 2017 6:41:55 GMT -5
queen: You can post here if you like. But you can start a post by entering a forum (any of the linked titles above this shouting box). Once you are in the forum, you should see a "Create Thread" link in the title bar. Click that to get a posting screen.
Apr 5, 2017 16:30:19 GMT -5
queen: If you eat an S meal within an hour of your oil/cream coffee, it is all considered the same meal. Otherwise, you need to wait the 3 hours.
Apr 5, 2017 16:31:29 GMT -5
cat31: Is this an active forum? All the posts I see are old.
Apr 25, 2017 9:51:16 GMT -5
queen: There are a few people who check in here and there.
Apr 27, 2017 16:49:41 GMT -5
abbinrmal: Can someone point me to bulk recipe for the trimmacino?
Aug 16, 2017 12:02:42 GMT -5
bfiddles: Can someone tell me what the heck is up this the Membership site? Specifically the menu builder. They made changes and I'm finding it extremely difficult to use! Anyone else? Recipes used to be alphabetical but not anymore. How do you find recipes???
Apr 2, 2018 17:09:40 GMT -5
timberlinemomma: hey is there any favorite NSI sweatpants meals that anyone would like to share? I am a newbie and would like this to be easy peasy no special ingredients other than the things I have in my fridge and cupboards that are on plan but not NSI. Thank you!!
Oct 26, 2018 13:00:17 GMT -5
auntchocolate: I have a question i am still confused about crossover meals how exactly do i incorporate them and how often ?
Dec 2, 2019 1:09:22 GMT -5
queen: If you are in weight loss mode, you avoid them. Maybe throw in one or two a month if you aren't losing well. It can help to shake things up and get losses started again.
Feb 17, 2020 11:06:32 GMT -5