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View Poll Results: What diet do you now use for your type 2 diabetes?
ADA (American Diabetes Association) recommendations 1 2.27%
High Fat Low Carbohyrate (HFLC) 35 79.55%
High Protein Low Carbohyrate 1 2.27%
High Complex Carbohydrate 0 0%
Other (please comment) 6 13.64%
Not following any specific dietary pattern 1 2.27%
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:17   #21
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I checked 'other'. I eat a reduced level of carbs but can't eat 'high fat'. I try and eat a reasonably balanced diet including fruit and veg (in moderation). I DO, obviously, avoid heavily processed/very high carb foods (bread, rice etc).

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It seems many of you are on lc/hf. May I ask if you could post what a typical day of eating may look like for you? I'm awaiting my blood test results from the doc and am pretty sure I will hear the dreaded diagnosis in the next day or two. Trying to research and prepare myself. My diet has always been so high carb and I just cannot imagine life without all my little carb friends.....well I guess they probably weren't really friends, now were they? Anyway.....a glimpse into your food day would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I may not represent others in this reply but your question is a good one. There is not a typical day but if I were to stereotype it, I have given up all major carb groups, meaning no bread, no rice, no cereals, no pasta, no beans, no breakfast cereals, no fruit, etc.
  • Breakfast is egg and cheese with coffee, any artificial sweetener, and maybe coconut oil in the coffee. If I have bacon or sausage that is great.
  • Lunch is at work, so a sausage or brat, meat chile, cheeseburger no bun, Coke zero, mixed nuts, stuff like that. Could go get a greek gyro salad, no pita bread.
  • Dinner is cooked at home so a fried fish, green salad with low carb dressings, variants of chicken, steaks, shrimp kabobs, as all meats have zero carbs. Some vegetables are low carb, see USDA handbook 457 for values.
  • Snacks are nuts of all kinds, cashews, macadamias, pistachios. Sometimes I find fried pork rinds that gross out my wife. Plain greek yogurt, celery and hummus, slim jims or beef jerky, cheese of all kinds, sardines, pickles, summer sausage, etc.

The most helpful thing I use is the nutrafacts statement. I look at total carbohydrates per serving and serving size. If the number is more than ten grams per serving I don't eat it. If the number is zero it is on my list. Don't be fooled by "net carbs" or "low carb" labelling, it is often misleading. Hope others can share their insights on this query. Good luck to you.

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Sometimes I pass on breakfast do to my 2 large cups of coffee with whole cream, some coconut oil and artificial sweetener (presently stevia). Other times I'll fry some bacon or short rib, sausage, maybe an egg and like to accompany that with either some fresh salad or cut veg (e.g. tomato, cucumber, avocado), usually with sour cream as dressing. Other times I will fry up some veg (kale, asparagus, egg plant, mushroom) or heat up leftovers rather than the fresh. Lunch varies a lot, often heated up leftovers or a salad.w Often I will just eat snack or emergency food kept in my office such as tinned/packaged sardines, killers, tuna (in olive oil if possible), cheese, avocado, almonds/pecans, celery sticks, hard salami, hard boiled egg. At home, lunch is varied and may be home made soup (I make an awesome seafood chowder with whole cream and chilies), sometimes cheese shell taco or hot dog, other times similar to breakfast. Dinner is really varied but always meat or fish with fresh or fried veg, no starches ever. A favorite is creamed spinach made from frozen with whole cream and horseradish. Dinner out is usually fajitas at Mexican, Chinese buffets where I can choose carb free, and I even found that KFC doesn't spike me. Dessert is either avoided, or will be faux pudding/ice cream made with ricotta, cream, yoghurt and coconut oil, baked goods (almond or coconut flour based), and sometimes an Atkins bar or sugar free candy (e.g. turtles).

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When my mother was in town, she made this delicious cauliflower soup that tasted a lot like chowder. She forgot to add clams, so that probably would have made it even better. If I recall, she sauteed 1/4 of a yellow onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic in a little butter, then added 2 cans of chicken broth, 1/2 of a head of chopped cauliflower, a little salt, pepper, curry powder, and cayenne, then cooked on low for an hour or so until the cauliflower softened. At the end, she added 1/2 cup of cream. Super simple, but very flavorful.

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Sounds good...gotta give it a try soon.




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I'm on a LCHF diet along with a bit of medication to keep numbers down. My meds are 2000mg Metformin 1x a day, 2.5mg Glipizide 1x a day, a 5mg of Lisinipril 1x a day. Meformin helps, but not quite enough. The 2.5mg of glipizide is enough to halve my numbers (went from 140s~190s to 85s~120s.) Tis a powerful drug when combining it with a LCHF diet.

I eat about 30-40 carbs a day? I really don't measure anymore. I did realize, if I eat small portions of protein, with NO vegetables, my numbers drop quite a bit. Stomach flu will do that for you. However, to me, that is unsustainable, and I DO enjoy eating vegetables, so I won't minus it out of my diet just to have super low numbers.

Typical food intake:

Bfast: 2-3 eggs scrambled with about a TB of onions and maybe peppers (usually with a splash of heavy cream) in bacon fat or butter. Bacon or sausage, along with coffee and heavy cream. Mmm. On some days, I bring in HB eggs for bfast when at work.

Lunch: Usually homemade curry chicken, stewed chicken, or delish shepherd's pie made with beef, cauliflower, green beans and lots of cheese! Mmmm! If I'm stuck with work crapateria, I eat tuna/egg/chicken salad on salad.

Dinner: I like soups and other forms of 1 pot meals since I live alone. Typical soup is just homemade chicken stock with either chicken, pork balls, fish, tofu with veggies, seasoned with either miso, curry, or kimchi. I like making nabe dishes, adding kombu to stock and adding chicken or fish and veggies to the soup. If I'm not in a soupie mood, I cook bunless hamburgers, baked chicken and stir-fries.

Eating out: I love Chinese (the real kind) food, but it is very difficult to eat because most dishes are either sugared or has corn starch added to it. I eat it occasionally as a treat and do not spike from it. I usually stick to regular American food. Steaks, chicken or fish with some kind of steamed/grilled veggies and salad with blue cheese dressing! YUM!

Sweets/desserts: I gave up on making low carb cookies.. I stick to stuff I can whip or freeze. I take a TB or 2 of marscapone cheese/Greek yogurt, add a splash of heavy whipping cream and 1/2 a packet of stevia and whip it. To that sometimes I drop in a couple of blueberries/strawberries/sliced nuts. REALLY tasty! Or, I make chocolate coconut bark. Mmmm!

LCHF is easy if you are creative and willing to try different foods.

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What do you eat with your chicken curry? When I went to Indian restaurants, I always ate it with rice. I finally found a good recipe, bought all the stuff, and then got diagnosed. I want some
Chicken curry so bad!

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What do you eat with your chicken curry? When I went to Indian restaurants, I always ate it with rice. I finally found a good recipe, bought all the stuff, and then got diagnosed. I want some
Chicken curry so bad!
You can make cauli-rice! Use a mandolin or food processor and break down the cauliflower to rice size. Microwave for about 1.5 mins and then add curry to the "rice." The texture works really well with curry.

Sometimes I add it to sauteed cabbage or add stock to it and make curry noodles with it. (using shiritaki/konyaku/miracle noodles) Very tasty and hits the spot.

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I'm only a couple of weeks into formulating my new LCHF diet.

So far I'm having omelets for breakfast, and at times add a strip of bacon. Always use butter for the cooking.

Lunch is veggie stir-fry. I'm trying to learn to spice it up nicely. Having good luck with the spices of India, simmer sauces. Often add a bit of chicken or some chicken meatballs by Amylu (that company makes great gluten free, low carb, fully cooked meats that I can toss into many recipes)

Dinner I struggle with because I'm tired at dinner time and sometimes I just eat cheese and nuts, or whatever is edible and easy. Trying to break that habit with something similar to what i make for lunch, and if i make enough at lunch I'll use the leftovers.

Snacks are nuts, maybe 4 pieces of dried fruits added in, or a two in square peanut butter on low carb bread. You'd be surprised how much energy is in a 2" square sandwich!

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