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Old 05-26-2013, 23:56   #1
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Talking Just how many grams of carbs do you eat in a day??

I am fairly new to this site, but I am impressed with the tight standards to which many folks adhere to, as far as nutrition. Many of the posters seem to never eat a carb or a grain of sugar-alas, I am not so perfect. How many grams of carbs are you eating per day? Zero seems like a unrealistic goal! What does it take to keep the numbers low enough?

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I am not a super low LCHF and I try to consume at least 60 grams of carbohydrate a day but I often consume less because I live on mostly cheese.

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I eat 100g, but my A1C was only 6.0 at diagnosis and I am on 2000mg Metformin a day. See how much you can eat at a meal without going over 140(7.8). That will be your guide.

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I eat less than 30g most days and try and stay under 20g.

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I eat between 15 and 20 net carbs a day. Any carbs I eat come from veggies and a few berries. My feeling is the fiber doesn't digest in the stomach and doesn't generate glucose, so I don't count it. I've never had any spikes from eating fiber heavy meals. If added back in, I probably eat well less than 30 g carbs a day.

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What does it take to keep the numbers low enough?
None of us can tell you how many carbs you should eat, and we all eat different amounts because we are all different. We learned how many carbs we can handle by eating to our meter. To do that, besides taking our fasting bg, we also test 1 and 2 hours after taking the first bite of food. If either of those readings are 140 or above (where diabetic complications can start), we cut down on the amount of carbs at our next meal. Before long we knew which foods we could eat and how many carbs per meal and still keep our bg under control. (Some people also test their pre-meal bg.)

BTW, I never eat a gram of sugar, but I sure eat a lot of the awesome (sugar free) low carb desserts in our recipe section.

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I was told by my diabetic doctor I should have no more than 4 carbs per meal, but if my bs is not lowering cut it down to 3 carbs per meal

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I don't think we are talking about true carb count here, sounds more to me like 'carb exchanges' which I think, not sure, are 15 true carbs each. Could this be the problem?




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I was told by my diabetic doctor I should have no more than 4 carbs per meal, but if my bs is not lowering cut it down to 3 carbs per meal
If this is a US doctor, then s/he probably is using the "exchange" method of referring to carbs. In this context, 1 carb EXCHANGE = 15 GRAMS of carbohydrate. So your doctor is telling you to eat 60 GRAMS of carb per meal, or perhaps lowering to 45 grams of carbs per meal for better control.

Most of us here do not eat 60 grams of carbohydrate in a full day's worth of meals, much less per individual meals. We have learned that eating the doctor-recommended amount of carbohydrates makes good control impossible.

You may be one of the lucky ones, who can eat more carbs and still maintain good control, but testing frequently after eating is the only way to know this for sure.

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If this is a US doctor, then s/he probably is using the "exchange" method of referring to carbs. In this context, 1 carb EXCHANGE = 15 GRAMS of carbohydrate. So your doctor is telling you to eat 60 GRAMS of carb per meal, or perhaps lowering to 45 grams of carbs per meal for better control.

Most of us here do not eat 60 grams of carbohydrate in a full day's worth of meals, much less per individual meals. We have learned that eating the doctor-recommended amount of carbohydrates makes good control impossible.

You may be one of the lucky ones, who can eat more carbs and still maintain good control, but testing frequently after eating is the only way to know this for sure.
Thanks I was chk my blood before meals, I take checking it after meals is a better approach

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