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Old 07-16-2014, 19:27   #11
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Those readings should tell you that what carbs you're 'allowed' is far too much and will never enable you to control your blood sugar. Most of us don't eat that many carbs in a WEEK, let alone a day.

You can compile your own list of safe foods, and all you have to do is eat to your meter. What your medical team 'allows' you, means nothing if you're still posting readings over 300 - you shouldn't be going above 140! Those professional aren't the ones who will be losing their sight or their feet due to diabetic complications. Please take responsibility for your own well-being - study this food plan which actually DOES lower your blood sugar.

Five years ago my doc told me to keep my carbs under 100g per day, but that wasn't compatible with getting my blood sugar under 140 mg/dl. So I had to start trimming my carb consumption, and it wound up being about 40g per day before I actually got my blood sugar down to 140. You have to do this yourself - you can't rely on what others tell you is effective.

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Old 07-16-2014, 19:54   #12
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Your doctor my allow you 75g of carbs, but your pancreas thinks your doc is nuts! Tostadas, cranberry trail mix, FF dressing (probably filled with sugars), and- the biggest offender- the jicama are getting you. A medium jicama has 58g of carbs (21g of which are sugar).

Add more fat and lose the jicama, trail mix and tostadas!

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Old 07-16-2014, 23:12   #13
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Originally Posted by jar View Post

The dinner that pushed me over the edge yesterday was 63g of carbs vs 75. I ate 2 tostada shells, 4oz tuna, lettuce greens, cranberry trail mix, fat free dressing, 2 jalapeņos, 1 cup jicama.

I woke up at a blood sugar level of 340 vs my bedtime level of 360.
Yep, way too many carbs! The only things I would have eaten from your meal are the tuna (with lots of full fat mayo), rolled in the lettuce greens and one of the jalapeņos.

In order to really control bg carbs must be shaved to the bare minimum. Going forward I would ignore what you are "allowed" and test everything you eat with your meter. When a food spikes you that food is off the menu. You can at later times revisit some foods and may find you can add them back in moderation, but your prime objective right now is to get your numbers down asap. As you test you will find the amount of carbs you yourself can tolerate and I can guarantee you it won't be those "allowed" numbers.

I'm not going to say it is easy at first, lots of testing and overcoming the carb cravings we all had in the beginning, is hard but it gets better soon. Read the links you have been given and read the meal threads to see just how much really good food is out there for us following lc/hf. And remember this is not a diet, it is the way we will eat for the rest of our long, healthy, complication free lives!

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