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Old 09-08-2015, 21:04   #31
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As the others have said, 90 grams of carbs is probably too much but you're not eating 90 grams.

Take your bowl of cornflakes. I'm using an old book for this, so my figure will be low especially as I'm not counting the cost of your milk. My figure gives me 84 grams of carb in a 100 gram serving - So 8 oz is around 170 grams - of the order of four times a typical days worth of carbs for most of us trying to stay low carb.

You can't realistically get down to zero carbs (although it would do you no harm if you did) but the simple approach to the correct level for you is described here - How to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Yes, to start it is a bit of work but carb loading as you are doing will always deliver the experience you just had. Were I to take 8 oz of corn flakes, I would expect my blood sugar to spike by roughly 300 mg/dL and I landed in hospital the last time I hit those sort of figures 5 years ago!

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You assume correctly - reduce your carbs as much as possible. Grains will do you no favors, and neither will milk. We rely on dairy products like butter, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and all the other fatty cheeses, but milk is just too carby for a diabetic way-of-eating. So are most fruits except an occasional blueberry/raspberry/etc.

And when I say 'grains', I mean ALL grains and anything made with grains. Corn, wheat, oats, rice, barley - any grain. Stop eating them. You aren't just about to go hungry eating low-carb/high-fat. Just look at our recipes board and our meal threads . . . we eat like kings. Study the diet doctor plan and make up your mind that you can do this. Just use the eat-to-your-meter technique and use it every meal, every day.

You are no more addicted to carbs than all the rest of us were, and if we managed to get the monkey off our backs, you can too. And we're here to help you.




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This mornings BS was 168 . One 8 oz cup of corn flakes and milk.
2hrs later 268. Yesterday's low was 68. In the afternoon, eat some candy.
I've tried and tried. These 200 pt swings are crazy.
So I assume No Carbs. Is the answer or is 90 grams of carbs a day too much?
Is the goal 0 carbs ? Everyone is different but what should the max. Carb intake be on the LCHF. Diet
Thanks Again to all

Ps still reading seems like information overload confusing .
Ken
Seems like a bit of passive resistance is kicking in here?
Low Carb is Low Carb not Cornflakes and Milk??
The rules I started with were easy to follow...No Grains of any kind, no root crops, no fruit, nothing with any form of sugar (includes, glucose, sucrose, and any other 'cose'), of course no "candy"!

In time you can cheat on berries, if your meter tells you it is ok....and a few other options you will find in the recipe section!

Let's Get 'er Done!

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Thanks again for all the encouragement and advice.
I'll keep posting the results.
Today's fasting bs 178.

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You need to do more tests than just fasting.

Pre and post meal readings are much more valuable, because they directly show you the results of the food choices you make on your blood glucose.

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Ken,
Did you do the recommended reading? Without that knowledge you are going to be flying blind. Added testing is fundamental to the LCHF model...

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Yes I do check 4 to 6 times a day. The average for 7 days is 157.
Still reading, have the carb counter in my kitchen and doing it by the low carb foods.
Mostly vegtables,meat,chicken,eggs,cheese,cottage cheese.
No more cereal

Starting a food vs meter reading log soon.
Still taking my meds.

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We're not asking you for an average.

We're asking you for specific, individual, before and after meal readings, as well as what you chose for that meal.

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Brief update after 2 weeks. Bs fasting 130-150
Breakfast before 130, after 115- 130
Eggs,bacon cottage cheese
Lunch 100's - 140's. Cheese,salad,maybe a couple slices turkey
Dinner same mid 100's. Before after salad,meat,veggies water.
140's - 160
Seems to be working,thanks to my wife. Really trying.
When I started bs was 268 fasting and in the 200's all day.

Thanks for all the support and information, although I may have gained 1 or 2 lbs
Fansatic numbers !!

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