When he was 1st diagnosed he wasn't even 2 yrs old yet and it was really hard because he didn't understand any of it. It's not like an allergy where you can say you can't have thing A or B. Instead, his blood sugar would determine what he could and couldn't have (right now you NEED candy to feel better, and then later you can't have candy because it will make you feel bad). Obviously very confusing for a child. Now that he's 4, he's starting to understand and it's getting easier. Just yet another reason this lifestyle is a good choice... it supports him and sets a good example... now if I could just get my husband and oldest child on board ;)
We'll have to try Macadamian nuts, I knew they were low in carbs but I didn't know they were that low! All the other suggestions are must have's in our fridge already :) thanks!
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I really appreciate everyone's input & it reinforced my feeling that I probably should stay away from it for now, although I would have some if I happen to get strong cravings for yogurt or ice cream. It was really tempting to get because it would make such a nice convenient grab & go option on days when I have no time for a proper sit-down breakfast.
Skoepfler, Iím sorry that your son has to deal with a serious condition like diabetes while still so young! Itís bad enough when an adult has to deal with it, but it must be particularly hard for a child. I have an inkling of what itís like because my parents & grandparents all had Type 2 in their senior years. All that finger-pricking and pill-taking and doctors telling you your eyesight and circulation will be affected if you donít watch it, and having to bring candy on your person at all times to avoid passing out in case your blood sugar suddenly drops. Avoiding all that if possible is one of my main reasons for losing weight! Good to hear that the Carbmaster didnít cause your sonís blood sugar to spike. Maybe I can have it now & then during maintenance.
I've eaten Carbmaster a number of times. It is defintely a different consistancy than regular yogurt, and it DOES stall me everytime. But sometimes I have a hankering for yogurt and get it anyway, and of course I'm sorry everytime I do...
Not a huge yogurt eater. Every time I add it, I gain weight. I think I have issues with lactose. The carbmaster yogurt tasted okay though, and if it doesn't spike his blood sugar, it's okay. May not be the best choice, but better than a lot of others.
I also don't like " low carb " foods, but it is one thing to make a choice to avoid these types of foods yourself, and another to try to explain why he can't have some yogurt, to a child.
Is regular yogurt very high in carbs, or is it slightly higher? If it isn't much, you might consider the trade off in carbs versus real food. I always worry about how they got rid of the carbs. What did they add. replace them with?
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I've had the carbmaster Kroger yogurt... It's "ok" for something different I guess, I'm not a big yogurt eater, but I do prefer the unflavored full fat Greek Yogurt, then add some of my own berries. More carbs, but I think more food value too. I think the Carbmaster does have the live cultures tho....
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SKOEPFLER, he might enjoy macadamia nuts. they only have one gram of carbs per oz., other nuts are not much higher except for cashews. Also string cheese, beef jerky, hard-boiled eggs with mayo, small meatballs are snacks most kids love. Still, type 1 is tough for kids. Birgit
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My son has type 1 diabetes and when his sugar is high there is VERY limited snack options I can give him that he is willing to eat. He's too young to understand why he can't have certian snacks when his sugar is high so I tried the carbmaster yogurt out thinking it would add to the variey I could offer him. He liked it, and it had little to no impact on his blood sugar. Not so wonderful nutritionally maybe, but it was a good compromise for a child that couldn't have the treat all the other kids were having. So long story short, if you don't mind the "artificiality" of it then I doubt it will do much to your blood sugar... just watch and see if it causes cravings.
There are several prominent people in the low carb movement who say that regular full fat yogurt has only 4 carbs per cup, even though the nutritional info says 12. This is because the little beasties that turn milk into yogurt eat up most of the sugars (carbs), but the way the government says they have to report the nutritional info, they have to report the whole original 12 carbs. So why not just eat real yogurt with no addititives for the same number of carbs?
I am highly suspicious of prepackaged "low carb" foods. I know what they say on the label but, I also know that, as Neil Young said "You pay for this but they give you that". So many times these low carb, prepackaged foods have actually tested to be no different than the regular stuff. I do occasionally eat the Atkins frozen dinners but, I'm suspicious of those too.
If it's supposed to be sweet then I try not to eat too much, for a couple of reasons. Sweets can be a slippery slope for me. I normally am not tempted by sweet tasting things but, if I'm hungry and it looks real good I need to keep on walking. It's easier if I haven't been eating sweets at all for some time. By sweets I mean like sugar free jello, etc.. I don't mean a doughnut. It's been a very long time since I've eaten any real sweets..
I've bought it before. The tropical flavor is really good. But I'm still in Induction (trying) and I'm afraid the artificial ingredients and sweetenners in it will just make me more hungry. The texture is more like a gelatin than a true yogurt. The price is right. I just think sticking to real food will help me better in the long run (on low carb.....)
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I saw a yogurt called Carbmaster produced under the Kroger store brand the last time I was at the supermarket. I checked out the nutrition facts on the containers and it's only 4 grams carbs per single serve container (and that's total carbs, not net carbs). I figure I can't have it now because I just started Atkins and am still on Induction--yogurt isn't part of the permitted foods list. But I was thinking they would make a great breakfast or dessert option when I switch to the later phases of Atkins.
Has anyone else tried it? Did it make your weight loss stall?
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