Strict Diet!

Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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  • CharlieBeansmomTracey
    CharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    whats left to eat? if you eat low calorie,low carb and low sugar whats left? and why were you put on a diet like that? just curious as carbs are sugar are carbs(which includes fruits,veggies,whole grains,etc)
  • Grimmerick
    Grimmerick Posts: 3,367 Member
    edited October 2017
    Best advice for a sane non stressful diet, Focus on staying at/under your calories, getting a very good amount of protein, and that's about it....oh and exercise makes you look better and you can eat more because you'll have earned the calories so if you want to throw that in then all the better. Good luck to you.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,741 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    Did your doctor give you a meal plan?
  • phuongnganmai
    phuongnganmai Posts: 8 Member
    If you want to do that, protein is your friend. Low carbs but dont avoid sugars, but dont over eat it either.
  • notreallychris
    notreallychris Posts: 506 Member
    If you want to lose weight, you can eat what you'd like. As long as you're in a calorie deficit, you'll lose weight. Enjoy your food, don't be too restrictive, and it'll be much easier to sustain.
  • Vintage_Reace
    Vintage_Reace Posts: 2 Member
    edited October 2017
    I'm going to a specialist right now and doing the same thing! Need any tips or if you have recipies to share that'd be great! This low carb and low sugar is HARD! But when I think of where I'll be, it's worth it.
  • Dozer8814
    Dozer8814 Posts: 29 Member
    If you want to lose weight, you can eat what you'd like. As long as you're in a calorie deficit, you'll lose weight. Enjoy your food, don't be too restrictive, and it'll be much easier to sustain.

    I wish I could! I am on a strict diet per doctor orders.
  • Dozer8814
    Dozer8814 Posts: 29 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    Did your doctor give you a meal plan?

    Yes! I have a few recipes they gave me, but I don't care for many of them! So I am strictly trying to stay under level goals. I am basically on a strict diabetic diet but he wants me to limit as much as possible! Only natural sugar from fruit!
  • Dozer8814
    Dozer8814 Posts: 29 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    whats left to eat? if you eat low calorie,low carb and low sugar whats left? and why were you put on a diet like that? just curious as carbs are sugar are carbs(which includes fruits,veggies,whole grains,etc)

    That's what I am worried! It eliminates a lot of what I eat!!! Basically a ton of proteins and veggies. Only natural sugars from fruit. Only drinking water. Etc. That's what I am looking for motivation and friends for. To help me come up with foods to eat.
  • htimpaired
    htimpaired Posts: 1,404 Member
    Is there a medical condition for this? what experience does your doctor have with nutrition? or did they refer you to a dietician?
  • Rickster1967
    Rickster1967 Posts: 485 Member
    Big tip

    0% fat Greek Yoghurt

    low calorie, high protein

    There is a Reduced sugar version too, check it out
  • malibu927
    malibu927 Posts: 17,568 Member
    Can you ask for a referral to a dietitian to help you find a meal plan that works?
  • Dozer8814
    Dozer8814 Posts: 29 Member
    htimpaired wrote: »
    Is there a medical condition for this? what experience does your doctor have with nutrition? or did they refer you to a dietician?

    Yes. And I did meet with the nutritionist and this is the diet he set up for me.
  • Dozer8814
    Dozer8814 Posts: 29 Member
    malibu927 wrote: »
    Can you ask for a referral to a dietitian to help you find a meal plan that works?

    I already did. This was his orders. :) Thank you!
  • CharlieBeansmomTracey
    CharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    htimpaired wrote: »
    Is there a medical condition for this? what experience does your doctor have with nutrition? or did they refer you to a dietician?

    Yes. And I did meet with the nutritionist and this is the diet he set up for me.

    find a registered dietitian as they know more and have to go to school longer(as well as be licensed to practiced and they are backed my the AMA). nutritionists arent schooled enough and in most states dont even need a license to practice.
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
    Dozer8814 wrote: »
    Hello! I am looking for friends to join me on this journey. Some that I can share recipes and interact with online. I have been put on a strict low cal, low carb, low sodium, and low sugar diet. I am 25 and my goal is to lose 80+lbs! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    Do do a "diet".....instead change how you eat.

    What I mean is eliminating foods can result in weight loss BUT then you get to maintenance and need to develop a second strategy to keep the weight off.

    Losing weight is just step #1. Use this time to learn about your eating habits and make some permanent changes. Then you will be ready for step #2 (maintenance).

    Measure & log "regular" food, but be accountable. Manage portions and you manage calories. People lose weight while eating carbs, taking in sodium, and enjoying a sweet treat now & then. These people lose weight because they are eating fewer calories.
  • dwilliamca
    dwilliamca Posts: 319 Member
    Eat healthy, balanced meals. You don't say how "low carb" you plan on doing. Some people love it, but it isn't the diet for everyone. You can lose the same amount of weight sticking by the USDA recommendations as long as you stay under your calorie limit. Typically low carb means high fat.....which is higher in calories than carbs so it is a double edged sword. I'd start out keeping my sugar under my daily goal, eat mostly good carbs like fruit, vegetables and grain, whole foods when you can, and see how you do. If in a few weeks you think you might benefit from fewer carbs then adjust your numbers slightly. Plenty of protein either way is important as well as plenty of micronutrients. Watch your sodium levels, although I find it hard to do.