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Old 11-21-2013, 19:14   #1
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hi
does the 30-50 grams of carbs
include only the low carb veggies
or can something else be included
in that count?

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It includes anything with carbs: fruit, nuts, more starchy veggies, most anything processed. Check out www.dietdoctor.com/LCHF for list of good LCHF foods.

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It includes anything ... but, make sure you are not including things you might be unusually sensitive to ...

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Even eggs have a bit of carbs, so does cheese and cream. So, yes, you need to count every carb when calculating the total for a meal/day.

One can eat a lot more volume of low-carb veggies than those that contain more carbs (i.e. tomatoes or carrots). Even so, it's hard to fill up with veggies or salad, one really needs the fats, of which there is technically no limit.

An example is - while I like tomatoes, I can only have about 1T - so I may have a salad of mostly cucumbers with just a few bits of tomato for flavor. As long as my meal total doesn't exceed 10g of carbs, I'm fine.

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As the others have said, all carbohydrates count but if you focus on high carb items like potatoes, you'll discover that you hit your limit with a tiny portion - and then, you'll cheat. So, yes, focus on low carb items for preference.

The other thing to consider is that a lot of us find that certain items hit us harder than others despite the numbers. The name of the game here is testing. Whenever you try a new food item (and that includes things you already eat but which come with a "new improved recipe") test its impact on you after one hour and again at two hours.

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I wouldn't waste 4.2 grams on a tsp of sugar.

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What should sugar levels be one hour after a meal? In the 5's?

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What should sugar levels be one hour after a meal? In the 5's?
The ideal standard is
Fasting, no higher than 5.5
1 hour after meal - below 7.8
2 hours after meal - below 6.6

Have a read of this - Healthy Blood Sugar Targets

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The ideal standard is
Fasting, no higher than 5.5
1 hour after meal - below 7.8
2 hours after meal - below 6.6

Have a read of this - Healthy Blood Sugar Targets

Does that count for type one's John? Fasting below 5.5 mmol would be a little risky I would think.

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If you take a leaf out of Dr. Bernstein's book, then the answer is yes - but as you suggest, it does mean taking care to balance the insulin used to the low carbohydrate intake - as outlined in his concept of the "law of small numbers." - Read It Online!

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