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Old 04-27-2014, 19:48   #31
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I'm happy that you have changed some habits and have decided to tackle the scurge of high blood sugar. I'm a bit skeptical about popcorn, bread and especially ice cream, but if you are "eating to your meter", and if your meter says you can have those things without spiking your blood sugar to dangerous levels (140), then you are luckier than I.

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I'm having a hard time realizing that I can't have so many things that I have loved eating throughout my life, but I know it's not like I can't have them, I just need to watch how much I eat of say, theater popcorn, ice cream, bread, etc.
Supermarkets do have a method to their madness by putting the most tempting things out front ahead of the more mundane! I circumvent their trickery by going straight to the produce and meat departments, and then checking out straightaway!

As for those 'iffy' foods . . . it isn't so much that we can't have them, but that we choose not to eat them because we choose to stay healthy for a good long lifetime. And the tradeoffs for bread/popcorn/ice cream are pretty darn good . . . bacon, butter, real sour cream instead of fat-free! Cream cheese is one of the highest in fat, so use it for everything - there are great dips & spreads recipes on our recipe board, and so many of them mix cream cheese with mayonnaise, which are both terrific souces of high fat.

It takes a little work getting into this way-of-eating, but try cooking up a mess of bacon so you have it on hand in the fridge. Or make some naked hot wings or deviled eggs or all three! Having LCHF foods at the ready makes it a lot easier to avoid the carby stuff.

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I totally agree. When you have LCHF foods on-hand and ready to be eaten when a craving or urge strikes, it makes it a ton easier. After a short amount of time, you may even notice that you're craving the bacon as a snack instead of the popcorn.

You're headed in the right direction, Tom, and you're doing great!

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I know It's hard to imagine life without carby foods but LC/HF does some pretty amazing things. You will lose the cravings for those foods and feel satisfied all the time all the while eating much less than you did before.

My goal has been to get my numbers low enough so that as a sinful treat I can maybe taste some things I used to love in extremely small quantities. I have got my numbers down but I really don't have a strong desire to try any of those things and actually had a hard time listing things I would try if I could.

It's not impossible to try some of those things agsin if your blood sugar is managed properly, but it will likely only be one spoonful of ice cream, a cup of popcorn perhaps. Regardless always eat to your meter, it won't lead you astray.

I wouldn't "cheat" or experiment with any carby foods until you have things well under control first.

LC/HF works, I can personally testify, but only to the extent that you stay true to it.

Keep it up, this is a learning process!

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I've been referred to a "Diabetic Class" and I have a feeling it's going to go against the LCHF diet, which I've been on this last week and, yes, my blood sugar has stayed really low, which I'm grateful for. It just seems SO wrong to eat a high fat diet because instinctively it seems like that will increase the levels of fat in my blood and my next test in two months will say my cholesterol is through the roof. I've decided to continue with the LCHF diet and see how my test results turn out. I have the three risk factors for a stroke or heart attack: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar, which my doctor pointed out to me and I've been seeing this over and over again in the news now that I'm aware of it.

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Tom, I can almost guarantee that your diabetic class will follow ADA guidelines and recommend impossibly high carbs and low fats. Most of us have had to deal with this at one time or another. We have been beat over the head with the low fat dogma for decades and it was never based on scientific fact. Take a look at this presentation from Dr. Peter Attia to get a good picture of what may be an eye opener for you.

How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us? « The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.

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I'm having a hard time realizing that I can't have so many things that I have loved eating throughout my life, but I know it's not like I can't have them, I just need to watch how much I eat of say, theater popcorn, ice cream, bread, etc.
After clocking a few weeks on LCHF you may find your fave craves have changed, and that you have a decidedly diminished appetite. However, if you still feel deprived, there are some substitutes you can eat to fill that void by experimenting with LCHF recipes. Oopsie bread made with eggs and cream cheese seems popular with some. I find it useful for making French toast.

Personally, I find both sweet and savory versions of loaf breads made with almond flour and HF cottage cheese to have better flavor and texture. That addition has been very kind to my meter. I use a slice of it as a meal, soak it with as much melted butter as it will absorb laced with a few drops of extract such as coconut or almond, add SF syrup or jelly, sprinkle liberally with a seed and nut mix I also use as a cereal substitute, and top it off with 1 T of low-carb SF peanut butter or a liberal dollop of whipped cream made with HWC. I scarf this down with a cup of unsweetened almond milk with a few drops of vanilla and liquid sweetener. This concoction keeps me full for many, many hours afterwards.

Haven't tried them yet, but there are recipes galore for LCHF fat bomb ice creams, sorbets, fudge, candies, etc. Check out the DF recipe section and the "what did you eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner" threads for ideas. As for the popcorn, you may be one of those who can tolerate reduced portions of the grain, drowned with real butter at home (meter-approved, of course). Another possibility later on after establishing stable BGs and desirable weight loss patterns, you can schedule a little rare cheat at the theater. Just plan to order a smaller portion and have your new spouse in tow to help take care of the leftovers. I keep D-friendly snacks handy when I go to the movies, usually nuts or salami and cheese.

Whatever or however you choose to do it...ENJOY.

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My system can handle Breyer's CarbSmart ice cream bars (made with Splenda)- that said, not everyone can. I cannot eat more than one (I can go overboard) bar at a time. Please note: I started eating these after my BG was under control. I could NOT have started eating these my first 2 months of LCHF. I will dump them in a second if I see my BG trending up.

They are very tasty. I work out as soon as I eat one- I just try to be very careful! YMMV!

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