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Old 10-16-2014, 19:51   #11
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My questions refer to a couple of links you've been given in the previous posts . . . LCHF for Beginners and Eat-to-Your-Meter. If you have studied the links given and tried to implement the information, there should have been some joy. What did you eat for breakfast and what were your readings at the one and two-hour intervals?




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Welcome!

It will take a while for your BG to come down. There's probably a lot stored in your liver and your body is used to maintaining the higher BG.

That being said though, I'm also interested in knowing what breakfast was and what your readings were!

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hi again. for breakie I had scrambled eggs with veggies - tomatoes, peppers, onion, bitter melon slices. 1/2 of a high fiber low carb toast. for lunch roasted veggies and chickpeas. recently snacked on small apple with walnuts. being new to all this info I am trying my best to eat to the meter but not always possible. I assume my body will take time to adjust? I dont like avoiding exercise!!

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hi again. for breakie I had scrambled eggs with veggies - tomatoes, peppers, onion, bitter melon slices. 1/2 of a high fiber low carb toast. for lunch roasted veggies and chickpeas. recently snacked on small apple with walnuts. being new to all this info I am trying my best to eat to the meter but not always possible. I assume my body will take time to adjust? I dont like avoiding exercise!!
Did you look up the carb count of those foods I put in bold. Just because something is called a "vegetable" doesn't mean its low carb (tomatoes and onions are rather on the high side - I don't know what bitter melon is) And an apple is FRUIT, which is high in carbs and fructose. Chickpeas are legumes which are very starchy.

It would be to your best interest to calculate the carbs in a meal and set a meal limit. This would make the best use of the data from testing. If, say, a 30g carb meal spikes your BG, then you know that 30g is too much for your body to handle all at one time. If a 12g carb meal doesn't spike you, then you have a good starting point for designing other meals.

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Tomatoes and onions might affect your BG. What were the g of carb and of fiber in that toast? Chickpeas would send your BG up as well, definitely the apple would!

That is also a diet very low in fat, which would keep you full and level out the highs. Try eating cream cheese with walnuts, add bacon to the eggs!

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I would have thought onions were low carb!! I am surprised they are higher carb. I have so much to learn!!

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An apple is easily 20g carb. All at once. That's half of my daily allowed intake. And at least 5g more than I should have at any given time.

There is no reason you should be avoiding exercise? Unless you have some other problem? You just have to be aware of it's impact on your blood sugar, and how it might make you feel if you are planning to transition from high-carb to LCHF.

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You're getting excellent advice from these good folk, and I urge you to find a carb-counting source you like and use it. The tomatoes, peppers, onion, toast, chickpeas & apple are all poor choices, although your meter will tell you as you go along just how much of a problem. Some you may tolerate in small portions, but the toast, chickpeas & apple may well be off the menu.

The secret is in replacing all these carbs with fats, and you'll find yourself satiated, and your blood sugar plummeting. You CAN eat-to-your-meter, and it's in your best interests to do so. High blood sugar will kill you, and it will kill you very slowly and painfully.




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