I was recently diagnosed with prediabetes and hyperlipidemia. I am struggling on meal planning for these two issues. I'm afraid that what I can have for diabetes, I can't have for the other issue. I'm guessing hyperlipidemia is high cholesterol? I've always watched sodium content in foods just now I am afraid that I will have to cut back or eliminate more of the foods I enjoy. I would like your input on these issues. Thank you, Barb
Hello Dr. Binks: I quit smoking last January and gained 8lbs; I was probably 10-12 lbs too heavy to begin with in spite of having trained for years. My Doctor put me on bio-identicals and then synthroid due to elevated TSH, which is now normal and I feel great. I have been keeping a food journal for 40 days and running for about 6 months. I also weight train regularly and mix it up with heavy and light weights with varied reps. I also have an elliptical I use most days for at least 30 minutes a day. My question is why is it so hard to budge a pound? I am feeling frustrated with the results given the work load and dedication, also have not even touched a drink in 2 months so no booze to slow the body down. Your help would be greatly appreciated. My BMI is 25.3, I am 5'9 170lbs. Thanks!