My husband is insulin resistant and has tried to lose weight. The atkins diet does not work for him. He loses 10 pounds in the first couple of weeks and then nothing. There is so little medical information and help on this subject. Can you give me some direction to help him?
Atkins now has a diet book designed for diabetics & pre-diabetic people (like your husband). The diet is all about blood sugar control. I'm not sure of the title, something like 'the atkins anti-diabetic diet book'. It sounds like a sensible plan. Give it a try!
Thank you for the information mshanson. Fortunately my husband is having tremedous success with 1000 calorie/day diet. In the last 3 weeks he has lost 23 pounds. He has lost 4 inches in his middle. He has reduced his insulin intake from 200+ units a day to 25 units. His bp is very normal for the first time in many years. He has more energy than he has had in years. He still has 65 pounds to lose. His diet consists of one slim fast optima for breakfast (with some vitamin supplements) and coffee. During the day he drinks v8 low sodium (with a bunch of tabasco) when he gets hungry or needs an energy boost. At dinner he eats 1-2 servings of meat and 1-2 servings of vegetables. If he needs a snack after that it's back to v8.
He basically has "mentally" had his stomach stapled. It is working discipline in his life, even more than just the food area. I am thanking god for his success so far.
If for some reason this stops working I will definitely check out the new atkins for diabetics. Thanks again for your reply.
Good luck to your husband! It sounds like he is working very hard to improve his health. Exercise & stress relief is also a big part of getting well, so I hope he can find the time & energy to do some activities he enjoys. The diet he is on seems very strict ~ I hope he can eventually eat more to maintain his weight. I'm glad he is so determined to change his lifestyle.