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Old 10-14-2016, 18:35   #1
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Okay, so I've asked a question or two that could have been considered as somewhat...... (I really don't want to say stupid, because I don't believe there is such a thing, but...)... well, probably self-answerable. But, if I didn't ask, I'd only have my answer to rely on, and I apparently wasn't sure of it anyway .

Last night, I ate pork rinds for my snack. 0 carbs.... Do I test?
I didn't, but thought I'd better not assume (you know, make an ass-u-me ), but ask instead.

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while I think it wouldnt 'hurt' to test before and after, I dont think it would make sense to do it. the strips are expensive and its a snack with 0 carbs

at best I would test it one time and see what it does and then you dont have to test it again

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Sholleman, you are right there are no stupid questions. If you have any questions, ask away. Even "AHA" questions (that "I knew that" feeling you get when you see the answer) almost always make me ask myself is that really so before answering.

Agree with your opinion hftmrock but I experienced one occasion that did make sense in hindsight. I ate some pork rinds once and had what I thought was a jump in BG, not to above 140, but seemed to be a significant increase at the time. I was early on into LCHF and testing a lot. What the heck? Did I just do a bad test? The nutritional table on the sack says 0 carbs, 0 fiber, 0 sugar. The sack was barbecue flavored pork rinds and I had eaten the last of the sack and all the "fines". Underneath the nutrition table was a list of ingredients. The first ingredient was pork rinds, the remainder was the flavoring. Sugar was the first or second ingredient in the BBQ flavoring. I have since eaten the same pork rinds without event, but I don't eat the remaining crumbs anymore.

My message is there are hidden carbs out there. Read not only the foods nutrition table but also the list of ingredients, sometimes the ingredient list tells you something more important.

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Thank you both. I think I'll probably check at least once just to satisfy my curiosity as well as know for sure. I agree that there can always be hidden carbs. My husband has really gotten on the bandwagon for me , and gone shopping, shopping, shopping! I said I needed a meter, etc, and he jumped in the car. The first shopping trip, when I said I wanted some Stevia, he bought every form it comes in, as well as Xylitol , Monk juice, and a few other things. Of course, a lot of it went back to the store, but he's trying so hard. Yesterday, he bought foods I have on my list. I told him to read the labels.... He forgot, and brought home some sausages with fillers, etc....He's willing to learn, too. I also showed him where sugar was the 3rd ingredient in 2 of the sausages he bought. So, WOW! I learned to read labels when I dieted; both low carb, and then low cal/low fat (which finally worked). Now, I have the opposite problem, and started out eating low carb Tuesday; today is the 4th day. I weighed 103.5 on Tues, and today I only weigh 101.6.......OUCH. I can't eat large quantities, or my stomach rejects it all in the middle of the night...ugh (I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia with IBS....fun, fun, fun!)...sorry I changed the subject, but I've got a lot going on with this, and am having a little trouble here. I can't lose ANY more weight, and it's a little scary. I'm going to increase the carbs, as my blood sugar is down considerably. This morning, fasting was 70, and the highest it's been is 106 an hour after I had something with some sugar in it (it was only 8 carbs).
sorry for the ramble. DH is coming home with a broiled chicken from the store, and we'll have an actual meal. With my illness, I had to quit cooking about 20 years ago. Don't have the energy; and CFS also affects cognitive abilities....like getting measurements correct, etc...and, it was stressful getting it ready all at the same time; and then cleaning up... I used to do it all after working all day before I got sick (33 years ago), but was forced to quit just about everything.
I'll get it figured it out .

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just a few things... your weight is low and you are worried so I would eat more small meals. eat 5 or 6 small meals instead of 3. that might help or continue to snack on low carb options .

if you up your carbs. do it with slower metabolized carbs with fiber. Nuts, Sweet potato, apples, etc...

that might help control your weight without blowing your BG numbers

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