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Old 10-16-2011, 20:12   #21
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since I went low carb HF, I don't have any craving for sweets at all.
when I ate till the cows came home, thats all I wanted. I bought sugar free ice cream ,darn near ate the whole thing. Made sugar free desserts eat eat eat. I thought oh this Diabetic way of eating isn't for me. I ate bread, hot dog rolls, burger rolls. pasta dishes with a side of garlic bread. waffles/pancakes. Wine. Beer. Tacos. nacho's. oh ya carb hog.

I went cold turkey.. I just had to get it together.

No craving for carbs or sweets.I do make myself a choc whipped cream at night sometimes. Thats all I need.There is no way I can have sweets in the house. I had very bad portion issues. 1/2 cup ice cream ya right.....

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Beefy -- Thanks for all the wonderful advice and encouragement.

I thought I would have to entirely give up my yogurt, so I'm glad to hear that it's okay to keep it (the high fat version that is).

I usually just eat one fruit cup per day and that's for lunch. Sometimes I'll have a second one at the end of dinner 2-3 times a week. The other fruits I love are blueberries, blackberries, raspberries. But, blueberries are my #1 favorite. I thought I would have to give up ALL fruit. I consider my berries to be one of my "fun" foods.

I've never been a fan of the string cheese, but I think I'll give it another try.

Thanks again for all the wonderful encouragement.

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I still eat yogurt, usually the low carb greek yogurt, because it is a good source of calcium , protein and other good bacteria that I need. Once in awhile I will try to add a few berries but mostly stay clear of the fruit. It won't give you an immediate spike, but the fructose can mess with your liver and raise your Triglycerides and make you more insulin resistant. Although I never had a sweet tooth, I still crave carbs some days. Sometimes all it takes is walking past a bakery or pizza shop. So I have to find LC substitutes. MCS's recipes usually fit the bill. His LC fudge is to die for and you can keep it in the freezer for those times when you need something a little sweet. His gingersnap and chocolate chip cookies are also fantastic and no one would know they are low carb. Even after binging on 10 of them I ended up with an 88 bg.

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I've been on a low-carb diet for three years with varying levels of commitment along the way. For me, the key to staying on one long-term is not letting yourself be hungry. When I am hungry, I over-eat and I tend to eat the wrong things. Before being diagnosed, all my other diets failed because they were based on deprivation. Now I focus less on portions and more on the carbohydrates and quality of the food I'm eating. When I am hungry, I eat, and I try to keep food around that I know won't affect my blood sugar too much.

I was never a sugar addict. I liked bread, rice, and tortillas a lot more. After going low carb, though, sugar started to look so good, and suddenly I was craving doughnuts, ice cream, and muffins all the time. Forums like these exposed me to low-carb desserts. At first they weren't really sweet enough, but now they're the perfect amount of sweetness. In fact, I can't take real sugar. Whenever I have a spoonful of regular peanut butter, I gag. I bought tartar sauce the other day and even though the carb count is low per serving, the sugar is so obvious and repugnant that I can't eat it. So, take some comfort that you'll be able to control your sugar cravings with time if you let your taste buds acclimate to low-sugar food. I didn't think I'd ever get there, but now sugar is like the last thing I want.

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jwags - thanks - will definitely look up those recipes.
Miss Blue - That is great to hear that the sugar cravings might eventually disappear.

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Strange results today...
FBG at 7:00 am was 167; I eat the same thing: 3 eggs & 4 sausage patties
At 12:00 noon my BG was 117 but I wasn't hungry so I didn't eat, so no 2nd dose of Insulin.
It's now 3:30 pm - still not hungry, but BG is 177.

Actually I felt nauseous after Breakfast the past two days.

Guess I better eat somethin'

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Day 2 and I think I did pretty well. Total carbs = 54 grams (down from 200 grams); protein = 97 grams; fat = 64 grams; total calories - 1,183. Not hungry at all. Nausea continuing.

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I think the yukky feeling you have is Atkins Flu...it will pass..you have dramatically dropped your carbs and so your body may be in carb-withdrawl...I believe it's a sign you're on the right track!

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I think the yukky feeling you have is Atkins Flu...it will pass..you have dramatically dropped your carbs and so your body may be in carb-withdrawl...I believe it's a sign you're on the right track!
Thanks for the info, Deena. "Flu" exactly describes how I feel. I've been having strange bodily sensations today that are hard to put into words. They weird feeling you get when you're coming down with the Flu describes it perfectly!

My Endo also had changed my Thyroid meds, so I was thinking it was that. Didn't think about the dietary changes.

How have you been doing today?

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it's only 8am here lol so no stuff ups....but I feel good...off to the shops today to stock up on some food...

i think I need to focus on 'today' and try not to dwell on the past...I can't fix what went wrong before...but I can try and stay positive about now!

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