What to eat while taking Metformin? low calorie diet vs. low carb diet?

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July 20, 2019 / By Dud
Question: I was recently prescribed Metformin 500mg to take twice a day. I have not started taking yet because I was unsure if I need to change my diet first. I want to lose weight the right way. I was told since I have PCOS and insulin resistance that I need to follow a high protein low carbohydrate diet. I am currently on a very low calorie diet with sweets cut out. I have a really hard time sticking to a high protein diet. I eat alot of cereal and turkey sandwiches. My question is, will the metformin still help me if I am doing a low calorie diet instead of a low carb diet?? or does it really not matter what you eat while taking metformin?? I need some advice on what I can eat when I start the medicine.
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Brock Brock | 5 days ago
Well, the cereal isn't going to help you with weight loss. It will convert into sugar (glucose), then be absorbed into your cells. Then if not used, it converts to FAT. Cut out all forms of sugar and all wheat (grain) products. If an ingredient says sugar, or some sort of syrup, or anything that ends in -ose, or Maltitol, don't eat it or drink it. Also, not all carbs are the same. Some carbs in the form of fiber don't usually count. It's the net carbs you have to worry about. Eat a medium glycemic index food that has high protein and low fat. A low carb diet will work best. Low calorie might not be the best choice. Low carb can be veggies, fruit, etc. High protein can be nuts instead of meat. Fish or chicken is healthier than beef or pork.
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Brock Originally Answered: Whats better, low carb diet or vegan diet?
Heal your body. Go low carb. It is healthy just remove potatoes, rice, breads and other poopie things like that. Fats help to increase absorbability of nutrients.A vegan diet with no sugar, white flour or unhealthy fats, BTW, is a low carb vegan diet. The version of a low carb diet that you describe is falling short of a true low carb diet.

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Susie Susie
take a 30 second break in the middle of your meal evaluate just how hungry you still are before getting back to your food
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Randy Randy
researchers found that dieters who ate eggs in the morning were less hungry than those who ate carb heavy meals
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Randy Originally Answered: anyone on a low calorie diet please help?!?
Actually, you should look into what's called 'zero calorie foods'. Basically, there are certain foods that the body can't really process correctly, so it takes more caloric energy to digest them than is contained in the food itself. beets, broccoli, green cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, hot chili peppers, cucumbers, dandelions, garden cress, garlic, green beans, zucchini, cranberries, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, tangerine,lettuce, onions, papayas, radishes, spinach, turnips All of those are considered zero calorie. Also, if you're into salads, try any of the Walden Farms salad dressings. They're a bit pricey, but for zero calorie, they are more than worth it. Whip up a big salad, throw on some of that dressing and it's all zero cal. One of the above responders was correct about dieting. If your body doesn't get a minimum of 800-1000 calories per day with adequate amounts of protein, it will go into starvation mode and hold onto every single calorie you take in. My suggestion, use low cal foods to supplement what should already be a good diet mix of protein and carbs (yes, the body needs carbs). Throw in a bit of exercise, and the weight will come off.

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