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Prediabeties need knowledgable coach
I have recently found I have prediabeties. I have to drop some weight. I just purchased the 10 minute trainer and was wondering about Shakeology. I have to watch my carbs and need some advise about what I should have and what I shouldn't have. My coach I was assigned never contacted me so I guess I'm on the market.
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RE: Prediabeties need knowledgable coach
2/1/13 8:27 AM as a reply to TinaRitchie.
I would love to help you out! 2 members of my family have diabetes so im very familiar with it. I would love to work with you and get you on the right track with your diet. Im sending a buddy request right now! emoticon

Team Engage
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RE: Prediabeties need knowledgable coach
2/1/13 4:25 PM as a reply to TinaRitchie.
Hi Doug,

I'm sure your doctor has given you a list or description of the types of foods to eat and what to stay away from. 10 minute trainer is a great program and can help you really get on track toward a healthy way to stay off the insulin!

Anything I can do let me know and if you are looking for a coach please review my profile. find a coach you are comfortable with that can help you, motivate and support you and help to keep you eating well and working out!

Coach Donna
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2/1/13 9:09 PM as a reply to TinaRitchie.
I am so happy for you taking the decision to improve your health. I work in an ER and see so many people that abuse their health and then expect me to fix it when its too late

You deserve to be the best you, you can be.

Now about pre diabetes, did you get you a1c checked? that is a good indicator as to how your body is handling sugar over a 3 month window.

I would talk to your doctor about how strict they want you to be with carbs based on your blood work and fasting sugars, remember all carbs are not created equal.

A great resource for tracking is myfitnesspal dot com you can change your % of carbs to match your goal and they have a scan barcode feature for smart phones that is my best friend.

Let me know if you have any other questions or I could help you in any way

Good luck! its going to be hard but so worth it
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RE: Prediabeties need knowledgable coach
2/4/13 4:59 AM as a reply to TinaRitchie.
I am currently seeing a nuticianist and learning alot. I have myfitnesspal on my cell but my husband bought me a fitbit this christmas, so I have been using that. My husband also bought p90x a couple years ago and I tried that and it is way to hard for me. I have ordered the 10 minute trainer and am excited to recieve it. I was thinking about doing the shakeology, but I'm not sure how that would be with my prediabeties. Are the Carbs high? My coach that was assigned to me didn't contact me. Are you a coach?
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RE: Prediabeties need knowledgable coach
2/4/13 11:37 AM as a reply to TinaRitchie.
I am a coach, I am part of the ENGAGE team, basically there are hundreds of coaches in my network that are a great resource for both myself and you. If you ever had a question that I was not sure of the answer to, I take it back to my coaches and network and can find the answer for you.

I pulled the following from shakeologys website, but basically with a balanced diet it is good with pre-diabetes because it is low glycemic. I have several coaches in my network that have diabetes and still use shakeology daily, some have even reduced the medications that they need to take daily because of it!

Shakeology® Is Low-Glycemic: What That Means and Why It Matters to You!
What's the Glycemic Index? Simply put, the glycemic index is a way to measure how carbohydrates react in your blood. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar level rises anywhere from a little to a lot. The GI (Glycemic Index) uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher numbers given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar.

What do high-GI foods do to my body? They cause the body to produce higher levels of insulin, but sometimes too much. This gives you an energy burst known as a "sugar rush." It feels good at first, but then your blood sugar drops rapidly and you "crash." Eating low-GI foods is a smart way to avoid this, because they stabilize your blood sugar levels instead of spiking them.

What kind of high-GI foods to steer away from and why:

Foods with a high GI (above 70) include white bread, pretzels, potatoes, and most processed foods. Eating these foods triggers a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin levels, which:

Encourages the body to store fat
Creates a cycle of hunger pangs and feeling unsatisfied
Causes an energy crash that leaves you irritated or tired
Can lead to high blood pressure, fluid retention and diabetes
In contrast, foods with a low GI (under 55)—like broccoli, oatmeal, peanuts, and Shakeology—help stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels, which:

Increases levels of glycogen, a hormone that causes body fat to be burned
Helps satisfy feelings of hunger
Helps balance moods
Reduces the risk of heart disease, helps control diabetes, and positively affects the aging process

So you see, eating low-GI foods like Shakeology is good for you! Shakeology's GI rating of 24 is much lower than most fruits and some vegetables. Low-GI foods help keep your sugar levels in check while supplying nutrition that satisfies, energizes, and helps promote good health!

Posted in Heather McDonald, Shakeology® in the Press. "Shakeology® Is Low-Glycemic: What That Means and Why It Matters to You!" Shakeology Blog
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