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Do you know about low gi foods & or low in iron???

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hello there, fellow Spark Friends,
Hoping to find each and all happy healthy or on the right track ...
I haven’t been online or on Spark as much as I used to and have missed many of you emoticon
With Work and day to day tasks, a extra body staying in the house and Miss Abbey becoming more social time seems to be going so fast (although the days seem to go so slow)

I have had the past couple of Thursdays off from work to spend getting blood tests and a x-ray on my hip oh and doing house work (fun fun NOT) The x ray came back fine no wear or other problems showing which is good so I think just getting the weight off the hips is a big MUST DO! Or there will be wear and operations down the track and I don’t want that! The Blood test showed iam still low in iron grr so even though the past near 2 years I have been eating way more meat then I used to and the odd iron supplement I still have to find other ways to change the low to a normal.. (any suggestions??)

Then as iam listening to my doctor saying this, iam thinking yeah yeah always the same. Low in iron!! she begins to tell me the test also showed iam border line diabetes, because I know nothing about this topic my brain went into a little huh, what, hmm, mode and didn’t focus on much else she said after that.. (hence why my mother is coming with me next time to a doctor’s appointment lol) Doctor gave me 2 pieces of paper with info on them one for the iron deficiency and one for Low gi and diabetes.

I went home and started looking up info and what type of foods etc I was about to eat for the next 3 months until the next blood tests.... OH NO, WATERMELON is NOT low gi so I can’t eat that! WHITE POTATOES arghhh one of the main foods at dinner time! Arghhh! Lucky sweet potatoes are all good yay!

I went down the shops that night after watching a dvd with mum about Low gi and tried to find anything that had the low gi tick of approval because you can’t find it on the package with the usual energy/fat etc facts. I spent near 20 minutes just in the cereal and health lane and I was getting frustrated! $50 dollars later and I had a box of $5 cereal that is tiny! A box of 6 muesli bars and $5 bucks some yummo yogurt everything average around $5 come to think about it lol .. which me being a bargain hunter this seemed very expensive but hoping because atm it’s just me low gi I will be able to afford it and go from there, maybe slowly changing the family diet a little too over time.. The bread I found is half a normal loaf and double the price and found some yummo biscuits on sale lol prunes and dried apple also in the trolley...

I started eating low gi on Friday did really well, didn’t eat any food from the child care centre which is going to benefit me heaps (because the food is yummy but I wouldn’t say hugely healthy but healthy enough to give kids energy etc) my biggest thing was seeing the watermelon at morning tea! But I didn’t have any!! And then seeing the cheese and biscuits coming out for afternoon tea mmm! But ia pasted! And then Saturday, I thought this would be easier being at home until it was time to go to the cinema, BUT I did it I pre packed I small selection of my low gi food and knew that I wasn’t buying anything when I arrived Except a coffee (no soft drink no popcorn nothing) I guess what it wasn’t as hard as I thought, yes I smelt the popcorn of my partners and although it smelt good I knew I had some yummy stuff for me and I didn’t need his!

Its now Sunday and the scales have already gone down 1.2 kilo but iam just happy that I have not given up on trying for my health and weight and that this new way of eating is benefiting me in more ways then one!

Please if you have any suggestions on iron OR low gi foods snacks, meals, etc leave a comment I will be MOST grateful xxxxxx

And keep smiling xoxoxo

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    DOESNT HAVE DIABETES yay! sorry for late reply xxxxx
    3276 days ago
    Thank you for your messages left everyone .. i have just had the 2 hour blood tests done today to check and see how iam going fingers crossed all will come back fine xx will let you know :)
    3328 days ago
    Hi Tricia
    My man became a type 2 Diabetic 18 months ago.
    We have had to greatly change our way of eating.
    With what he eats now and exercise he has dropped 2 points on his BSL. So that he can continue not take any Diabetic medicine.

    I now make my own Muslie for the right type of GI and low sodium and low fat.
    I have found some very good web sites for diabetic recipes.
    We do eat deserts and biscuits but I make them all.

    I recently had a visitor who was a Insulin dependant Diabetic. He lived on my meals and snacks for a week. His BSL were great he was so happy to have delicious meals he went home with lots of recipes. and the web sites to look up.

    If you want to use my knowledge you are free to do so.

    Cheers Ruth
    3328 days ago
  • no profile photo LIDIALEE55
    I have been buying a magazine which comes out every 2 months and it's called " Diabetic Living" Its a very good magazine and well worth the money. They give you a lot of advice and also many recipes. The best part about the recipes is that it gives you a complete health run down, like telling you how much proein, total fat,cholestrol,carbs,fibre, sodium and also gives you the rating for the GI index. I am sure your family would even eat some of the recipes as mine did.It also tells you how many calories is in a serve and how big the serve should be.
    I was a type 2 diabetic with high cholesterol levels but after many months of doing everything i can, I have just been given the all clear by the doctor. I wish you luck and yes, it is very important to take someone with you and ask as many questions as you can think of.
    3438 days ago
  • TAMI1691
    you can change the way the body absorbs things thus making your blood sugar more stable.

    eg for a snack have a plain biscuit and a piece of cheese.

    just the biscuit by itself will spike your sugar but the cheese with it will slow down this reaction.

    legumes and cereals are good sources of iron. be wary of eating too much red meat as it will affect other things like cholesterol. other good meat sources include, shrimp, dark chicken or turkey meat (without the skin), or fish.

    oats are great as they fill you up and are whole grain.

    baked beans make a great snack or meal.

    also a small drink of oj will help your body absorb the iron that is present in your meal.
    3439 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2010 2:13:24 AM
    Hope you get the iron up. They say liver has heaps but to be eaten raw YUK I would stick to the supplements.

    Hope it is all good soon

    Take care.
    3439 days ago
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