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Old 03-09-2013, 19:42   #1
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Does anyone have advice/experience on the best times to eat to gain better control? I've read, "Snack/don't snack, every 2/3/4 hours, but never more than 5/6, etc." I'm still adjusting to low carb, & don't get that hungry often. Then sometimes realize, Oops! It's been a few hours. Sometimes when I go too long, I'll feel my emotions/insides being affected like I might have gone too long w/o food. I really don't experience lows (yet); and, when I test after one of these episodes, the numbers are still in the range they were before.
Also, any suggestions (low carb) for good, take-along snacks. I usually have string cheese or nuts, but sometimes have difficulty eating once I hit the "gone too long without food" point.
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Does anyone have advice/experience on the best times to eat to gain better control? I've read, "Snack/don't snack, every 2/3/4 hours, but never more than 5/6, etc." I'm still adjusting to low carb, & don't get that hungry often. Then sometimes realize, Oops! It's been a few hours. Sometimes when I go too long, I'll feel my emotions/insides being affected like I might have gone too long w/o food. I really don't experience lows (yet); and, when I test after one of these episodes, the numbers are still in the range they were before.
Also, any suggestions (low carb) for good, take-along snacks. I usually have string cheese or nuts, but sometimes have difficulty eating once I hit the "gone too long without food" point.
Thanks for your help!
I never eat on a schedule and I'm on insulin. Because I have my basal rates set right my BS stays steady whether I eat or not. I follow LCHF and just eat when I feel hungry. Today so far I have had a serving of pecans and 2 pieces of white cheddar. That was at 9am. It's 2:45pm now and I doubt I will eat until dinner which is around 5pm.

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If your blood glucose gets too low between meals then a snack may be appropriated. If your blood glucose takes time to get to the level you had before you ate. Then giving time to the body to repair and renew that it does when not eating is a better choice.

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Good to know, thanks. I'm still fine tuning basal insulin amounts. Hopefully, one day.

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