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Am I eating enough food?

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  • Posted By: the_one
  • January 13, 2009
  • 05:45 PM

I am Diabetic and Celiac. I'm 23 and weight around 75-80Lbs, height 4'10. I know that is underweight, two years ago before being diagnosed with Celiac I lost around 20Lbs, used to weight around 100Lbs. I have not been able to put the weight back on.

I am on Metformin 500mg 2x day. I eat a small breakfast, usually half banana and egg, can't eat more than 20g carbs or sugar goes too high, over 170. For lunch I take my pill and can handle about 40-50g carbs, then for dinner I take my pill again and eat about 40-50g carbs, then have a before dinner snack of around 20g carbs, always adding some protein and fiber if possible. Is that enough? I feel like I am not having enough food as to gain back the weight but can't eat more because the pills only work for that much carbs.

There's also the possibility that I might have been misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes and might be developing type 1. Is that possible? What is the amount of carbs I should be eating?

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  • You should check on whether or not you were diagnosed correctly with diabetes if you question it. but my advice is to see a nutritianist. they will be able to help you set out a meal plan to help you gain weight while being careful with you blood sugar level and what not with your diabetes. my best advice for weight gain..eat before you sleep. Thats the main cause of extreme weight gain. When you eat, you obviously have a fast metabolism and/or your health issues, you burn up calories and fast to quick. if you eat before bed you arent moving around and digestion wont be so quick. you definitely need to eat more. i eat that much and weigh a pretty normal amount for my height. 130lbs at 5'5. ive also always weighed more than i look due to muscle mass. but you shpuld definiely have a better breakfast. its hard to eat mornings sometimes, but it is important that you do so you have the energy to get through the day.
    JSant14 9 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 05:56 PM
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