Obesity and Possible Type 2 Diabetes"
I went to my doctor recently who told me that technically I was "overweight" but he measured my waist he told me that I should actually fall into the "obese" category because my waist measurement (39 inches) and truly above what it should be.
He suspects that I have type 2 diabetes because I have a lot of the symptoms. He also strongly advised me to see a dietitian.
I'm very nervous and scared. I'm not sure what to do. Has anyone been in a similar situation or offer some advice?
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@darpan My advice would be to start making some common-sense changes in your diet. No one gets obese eating salads with a small amount of olive oil or lemon juice dressing.
Generally, people get obese eating lots of high-calorie processed foods, like pizza, other baked goods, and processed desserts. It's high calorie, low fiber. You need to eat high fiber, low-calorie whole foods. Lots of fresh fruit, non-starchy vegetables, limited amounts of whole grains (one serving per meal), legumes, etc..
Exercise can be an important part of this regimen but exercise won't do much good if you're eating the wrong foods.
Stay away from soda, fruit juice, etc., and drink water.