If you read the list of foods in ( 1 ), you have the basis of low carb, which is also low glycemic.
a ) meat, poultry, fish
b ) eggs, cheese ( tofu? )
c ) nuts and seeds
d ) many vegetables
e ) fresh berries
f ) oils and fats
I personally eat beans also, and many low carbers eat sweet potatoes, or a few higher carb foods once they get into maintenance.
Since fat and protein barely effect the blood sugar levels, having a diet that is 88-95 % made up of these 2 macros, keeps blood sugars low, and eating 65% keeps me from having any cravings. That is because fat satiates, and by excluding carbs, and then adding back in the ones that don't cause cravings ( trigger foods ), I don't ever have cravings. Foods that cause you cravings, cause you to overeat. This loss of control is why you gain weight. If you just eat what you planned, you don't gain weight, but lose steadily.
This is a lot simpler if you aren't feeling hungry, or thinking of food all the time.
My food tracker is open. With hypoglycemia, you will need to eat some carbs at every meal. I am diabetic, and with low carb, I have been off my meds for 4 years now. However when I started low carb, I ate zero carbs at some of my meals, and had low blood sugars, which up till then, I had no idea was possible for diabetics. So had to learn to control my blood sugars by having a certain amount of carbs at every meal. I am currently at my highest carb level 65-85 grams a day. That allows me 9-13 servings of veggies, and if I wanted I could eat some berries.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 3/25/2014 (09:44)
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