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Carbs, ugh

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ok is there anything out there that tastes good and is satisfying and low on carbs? Been keeping up with my exercise, making my fiber goals, protein most days but always over on the carbs. It gets frustrating especially since this is one of those things I'm really supposed to watch because of my diabetes. Well apparently I watch them too well. Anyone else out there remember the old "see food diet" (I see food, I eat it) that seems to be my motto with the carbs.
Short of that complaint everything else feels like I'm moving along. Not sure about the scale because I've sort have been avoiding it. Ah well. Tomorrow is a better day (I hope)

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KAYECAN 1/19/2012 4:21PM

    I struggle with that too, Doreen. I never have trouble reaching that number. Protein is my hard one because I don't really care for red mostly. Baby_Girl69 had alot of good suggestions. I go with the black beans and kidney beans in my soups. You might post your question on the nutrition message board. I bet you would get some good responses there.
Hope you're having a good day.

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DAMIENNA 1/19/2012 12:23AM

    Almond butter! And it is anti-inflammatory! I eat it on celery...2 tbsp a couple times / week emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 1/19/2012 12:18AM

    Here are a few:

•Start the day with whole grains. If you're partial to hot cereals, try steel-cut oats. If you're a cold cereal person, look for one that lists whole wheat, whole oats, or other whole grain first on the ingredient list.
•Use whole grain breads for lunch or snacks. Check the label to make sure that whole wheat or another whole grain is the first ingredient listed.
•Bag the potatoes. Instead, try brown rice or even "newer" grains like bulgur, wheat berries, millet, or hulled barley with your dinner.
•Pick up some whole wheat pasta. If the whole grain products are too chewy for you, look for those that are made with half whole-wheat flour and half white flour.
•Bring on the beans. Beans are an excellent source of slowly digested carbohydrates as well as a great source of protein.

I still have to add fruits & know that could get a little sticky.

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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