Berries, any kind of berries have the least impact on blood sugar. Avoid pastas, breads, pizza, snacks, beer and wine, etc.). Over time this diet commonly creates a condition known as insulin resistance. Being insulin resistant means your body stops responding to insulin.
Eating too much salt boosts the production insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Lower your blood sugar, and boost fat loss. Here are a few ideas....
1 CUP OF MIXED BERRIES WITH 70 CALORIES...ADD 2 T OF LOW FAT WHIPPED CREAM FOR A TOTAL OF 90 CALORIES.....
Nibble on 1/2 cup of sliced cucumbers for just 8 calories and 2 grams of carb.
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes for just 13 calories and 2 grams of carb.
3 strawberries swirled in a tablespoon of 0% Fage Plain Greek yogurt 20 calories and 4 carbs
A medium-size radish has just 1 calorie and well under half a gram of carb...3 red radishes
with 1 tablespoon fat-free cream cheese, 20 calories and 2 grams of carb.
1/4 cup of blueberries, which has 20 calories and 5 grams of carb.
Kavli Crispy Thin Whole Grain Crisp bread 1 slice 17 calories and 4 grams of carb.
Wasa Crisp'n Light.... 7 Grain cracker bread with 20 calories and 4.5 grams of carb per slice
Boars Head - low sodium deli meats and cheeses that pack great flavor...No Salt Added Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 2 ounces only 70 calories and no carbs
Hebrew National 99% Fat Free Hot Dogs 45 Calories, 3 carbs
1/2 Avocado with stuffed crabmeat 4 ounces crabmeat with mayo on a bed of lettuce about 6 carbs
Orange If you're hungry for a snack, grab one small orange and get a dose of vitamin C as well as fiber, which helps keep blood glucose under control. The fiber keeps blood sugar under control.
Popcorn supplies roughage and bulk, Eating popcorn is good way to vary a diet because it contains many valuable nutrients. Have 3 cups of air-popped popcorn, no butter or margarine, no salt.....sprinkle with Parm or Romano which has protein or cinnamon to flavor.
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1/13/14 11:30 P
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I don't think to eat fish (canned fish would be easy) and just forget about some of these things! My Dr. is a nutritionist and integrative Dr. (takes ALL of a person into consideration and looks into the reasons for illness, not just treats symptoms.) I LOVE carbs (as do we all!) and would just eat popcorn at night (with butter, of course ) but the protein is so much better for sleeping. Janet
1/13/14 10:03 A
If you google South Beach Diet snacks you'll get a lot of high protien low carb options. I particulary like a handful of some kind of nuts (peanuts, almonds etc), a low fat cheese string, or a little wrap made out of a slice of ham or turkey stuffed with a very small dollop of low fat mayo and some peppers/tomatoes. I've also enjoyed tomatos and low fat mozza drizzled with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Search for the south beach peanut butter and jelly cookies (you can find in the recipes section here), they're made with all natural peanut butter and Splenda, and topped with a little sugar free jam. I'd highly recommend picking up the South Beach Diet book though, there's a lot of low carb high protien recipes in there that you may enjoy, it seems to be tailored to those trying to regulate their sugars.
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1/13/14 9:41 A
A little tuna or chicken salad might be nice. An egg, cooked however you like. Some hummus (made primarily of chickpeas and sesame -- this may or may not be low-carb enough for your doctor, so double check, but it's definitely low-glycemic). A chickpea or bean salad (same thing). Nuts or nut butters (higher fat here, but I'm assuming that's not an issue).
Any or all of the above could probably be supplemented with some very-low-carb vegetables, like celery, green peppers, lettuce, yellow onions, and so on for variety; or incorporated into an actual salad if that sounds nice. Again double check, but I'm guessing it'll be OK. Lots of options!
Getting protein at night actually HELPS me to sleep.
1/12/14 11:39 P
Won't protein tend to keep you awake at night? Check in with a registered dietician and then do some testing. A number of folks here have given you quite a list - I'd add sunflower seeds. Make sure they are raw and unsalted.
Peanut butter and nuts are very low carbs. I don't tolerate milk, but don't have any problem with hard cheeses, which are very low carbs but good protein IF you don't have a Dairy Food ALLERGY (as opposed to intolerance.)
I would LOVE to have a chicken drumstick. A little tin of canned salmon is another option. I am also quite partial to cold fish which has been pan-fried with just a spray of oil, and coated in fine breadcrumbs. The amount of breadcrumbs is quite negligible - more like a dusting, if you don't coat the fish with egg first.
BUT, if I were you, I would be asking for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who can give you the help in this field, and time, that you need. Taking some printouts of your Nutrition Tracker with you would prove very beneficial for you AND the Dietitian.
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15,169 1/12/14 2:05 A
Nuts are a good option if you can have them, I often have chick peas which have about 15 grams of protein per cup (though ya can be high calorie to some, but to me since I am diabetic on insulin it works out well for me as a night time snack option).
Chia reads have about 12 grams of protein per 4 tbsp and can be added to various things (they do go well with the chick peas, or I think so). they also plump up when added to liquid and can make a form of pudding from doing so that adds extra fiber to a meal as well.
Quinoa has about 5 grams of protein per cup cooked and to me is a great evening snack or morning breakfast option, its packed with other nutrients as well that are healthy.
even adding seame seeds to what you snack on at night can add extra protein since 1/4 of a cup has like 6 grams of protein.
How about a hard-boiled egg, or a little omelet? Or lean roast beef, maybe rolled up in a lettuce leaf like a wrap? Soup is also a nice snack, if you can find one without noodles (or make your own and freeze single, microwaveable servings.) If you like them, there are all sorts of cheese and dairy substitutes made without real milk. You could try almond milk and soy milk, almond cheese, and so on.
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1/11/14 9:54 P
My Dr. (an integrative dr.) wants me to eat a no/low carb snack at night because of insulin resistance. Does anyone have suggestions of things I might eat? I need to have mainly protein and since I can have dairy, it's hard to think of things to eat. The best thing is some turkey and I don't keep it on hand (besides, it gets very boring!). Any ideas?
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