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MOGIRL68 Posts: 13
2/22/12 9:08 P

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thanks for those food ideas. I know the amount of carbs in some foods is surprising as is measuring ........didn't realize the amounts of things. I know it is silly not to have realized it. Just watching calories I was get low sugar problems but it appears to be doing better now as I make sure I am getting enough carbs or maybe it is the right ones.

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2/22/12 4:22 P

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Great advice you are getting and tracking is also very necessary as you never know how many carbs you are getting until you do. I didn't realize how many there are in foods and the glycemic range too. When i saw what fruit had i nearly fell over. Also getting enough fiber is very important.



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2/22/12 12:13 P

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Protein choices depend on your plan. Most people eat protein with breakfast, lunch, and dinner so the only real challenge is usually snacks and you can have nuts, seeds, cheese, meat, fish, eggs, etc. The same things you have with the other meals. A lot of people like meat roll ups. Leftover meat. Canadian bacon. Deviled eggs. Hard boiled eggs. Canned tuna. Pepperoni. Low carb yogurt. Peanut butter. Garbanzos.

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MOGIRL68 Posts: 13
2/21/12 2:43 P

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Ok thanks for the info. Since I never tracked my carbs I don't know what I was eating before for a actual count but of course I was trying to eat the right foods. I will have to do a bit of work figuring out a protien to always eat with my carbs.

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2/20/12 10:53 P

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Carol is eating very well for diabetic control. Carbs should never be eaten without some protein.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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2/20/12 5:55 P

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You have received excellent advice from Morticia. I too am diabetic and eat 6 small meals a day. At each meal I have some carbohydrate and protien. My highest carb intake is at breakfast, between 15 and 25 grams. Less at other meals. The only grain I eat is oats. Most of the carbs are from veggies (yum).

There is also a Managing Diabetes group that you might want to check out. Carol

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2/20/12 4:19 P

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I counted carbs when I did South Beach. It is the way to go for a diabetic.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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MOGIRL68 Posts: 13
2/20/12 3:55 P

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Thanks I will read some of the south beach threads. I have the books and did it years ago but not lately. I was just trying Weight Watchers but not enough carbs for me and the new points system is a bit harder to follow it used to be. Had a friend who has done great with her diabetes on counting carbs so I thought that might be the way to go and the simplest to track.

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2/20/12 2:46 P

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South Beach would be great and Kierae is an expert on it. I have done South Beach as well. Have you joined the South Beach Team too? We are both team leaders of it as well as our friend Pam. There are a lot of sticky threads on it that should be very helpful. Phase one will get rid of the cravings you have and will stabilize your blood sugar. You may feel icky for a few days but if you eat your beans and drink lots of water it will help. You may even need your meds adjusted if you follow the diet correctly. I had to have 2 B.P. med cut in the first week.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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MOGIRL68 Posts: 13
2/20/12 1:08 P

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I have stopped the grazing when I got serious about following a diet and that is when I was having more problems with the sugar dropping . I guess I kept it up with grabbing something all the time . I am on januvia for 9 months now. My first doctor suggested South Beach but the doctor I am going to now has not recommended anything special.

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2/20/12 12:26 P

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There are several great diet for diabetics and Atkins is one of them. Did your M.D. recommend a plan? Are you on meds? Some of my advice is dependent on this.

I recommend that all diabetics space their carbs out during the day and have a limited amount for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. For example for a more liberal carb plan - 15gms net carbs for breakfast, 15g for lunch, 15g for supper, and 5g for snacks. Atkins would be lower. The carbs should come from good sources like low glycemic veggies, such as salad greens, green beans, cucumbers, peppers, etc, and low glycemic fruits if your plan allows it such as berries.

I would recommend that you stop the grazing. It's acceptable to eat 6 small meals a day if you are so inclined but eating all day causes blood sugar instability. Once you find your carb tolerance and the cravings are gone the feelings of fatigue and malaise related to diet usually disappear.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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2/20/12 11:58 A

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Good place to be, we are very active. Go on the Atkins website, they have a plan for diabetics to follow, it will help you with a guideline.

I had problems with my BG dropping and my doc said I was not eating enough. If you just started a low carb diet then you are still getting adjusted.

I keep telling people this, but, go on Linda's low carb menu's and recipes, she has lots of recipes to help you from getting bored.

www.genaw.com/lowcarb

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MOGIRL68 Posts: 13
2/20/12 10:40 A

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Hi new to sparkpeople and really wanting to find some support and learn a bit more on diabetic on a diet. Been heavy for some time and due to back problems limited on activity. Also diabetic for several years. I seriously started dieting (again ) 3 weeks ago but having problems with not enough carbs or maybe not the right ones and getting shaky from sugar dropping. I am a grazer (graze all day long like cattle do ) so I think trying to not eat so much might be the problem. Just frustrating because I know I have to lose weight and gets me down that I feel so bad when I try. Anyway I am going to try to see what other diabetics do to lose and still feel good.
Hope to find inspiration here !!

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