mikeinslc said6'2 240lbs currently with a bunch of belly fat (don't have a measurement) type 2 diabetic.
Any diet recommendations? I think I'd like to make a weeks worth of meals on the weekend maybe in the slow cooker and freeze and package.
I'm 51 years old, 5' 10" 260 pounds. T2 diabetic for 5 years. I've lost almost 60 pounds in the last 6 months. Most of it just melted away when I finally embraced a healthier style of eating combined with going to the gym and busting my ass. Now it is much more work for far smaller improvements. What is really important is I no longer require insulin! My Blood Glucose remains in the normal, healthy range without the injections!
I eat chicken and salad almost every day. I've had to find various ways to prepare it in order to keep myself interested. Oddly enough, I hardly ever crave the sweets anymore.
My best suggestion to you is to focus on low carb options. At first it seems hardly palatable. But consider the alternative. If we (as diabetics) eat high carb foods on a consistent basis our bodies aren't able to process the carbs (at all, or as well) like those who are not diabetic.
I cook up several chicken breasts, seasoning each one differently and store them in the fridge. I get bagged salad and spinach and throw together a salad and the chicken, and usually some other veggies like peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, whatever strikes my fancy. I'll toss in some seeds or nuts too, just for some textural variation. Of course there is almost always diced onion and tomato in my fridge. It only takes a few minutes to dice up an onion and a tomato or two and store them in plastic containers (the tomato starts getting questionable after a few days, so use it up!).