I have been trying to control my portions for the last few days , and have done pretty good for the most part , and have kept to my goal of eating 6 to 8 fruits and veggies as they are pretty filling , however its the carbs I have to keep lower. I am on the borderline of being diabetic and should keep under 50 carbs per meal, , sometimes this is a real challenge . I do so love to bake and have rice and pasta along with the sweet fruits. This afternoon I baked applesauce oatmeal muffins, as they are made with sugar sub they still have around 30 or 35 carbs per muffin. Beans too are so healthy, however high in carbs as well., and I always want more than one cup. Im wondering if more fiber counteracts the amount of carbs you have so they don't turn to sugar in your system. Someone told me recently that when you have 4 grams of fiber you can minus 4 grams of sugar if so does it work with the carbs that turn to sugar. Anyone have an opinion on the concept? Although I still will try to keep my carbs around 50 per meal its just such a challenge at times. Learning to adjust is a full time plan, but well worth it in the long run I guess.
Good Morning Star ! I usually eat protein with any food I eat. The protein helps slow down the absorption of the carbs into your blood stream. As far as beans, which I Love, instead of eating a full portion all at one time, I sprinkle them on salads, blend them with low fat cream cheese and eat on celery...In other words, think of ways to get them in spread out thru out the day. As far as subtracting carbs when eating fiber, there is a mixed opinion on that. Try it and test to see how you react to it. If your BS goes up, then it's not for you. I love my diabetic cookbooks, so try some of those to help you out. Everyone reacts so differently to what they eat, so testing and keeping records is your best option. I wish you well and keep up the good work. Patti