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Old 02-05-2016, 16:13   #21
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VeeJay, I will most definitely check this out as our old menu is certainly not going to work for us any more. Part of the struggle right now is figuring out what I can and can't eat so learning from this diet section of the site will be valuable. Thank you all for the help your providing. It's greatly appreciated!

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In the beginning I followed the Atkins Induction/PhaseI diet. I printed off the food lists from the website. It was presented as foods to eat, with the portion size and carb grams indicated. Took a lot of guesswork out of what to eat. Their program suggests 30g carbs per day. However, it is easy to adjust this up or down according to what your meter has to say about it.

After I'd been on this forum for a while, although I stayed mostly with the Atkins Induction plan, I greatly increased fats to make this a LCHF way of eating. And, of course, I've experimented with other foods than what is on the list - but it was a good starting place that didn't require a lot of looking up.

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I am not a computer wiz, but I think this will take you to the Low Carb Blueberry Scones recipe, I love these for breakfast, although I cannot do the blueberries, I substitute pecan half's and are they wonderful....low carb all the way! If this link does not work just search in our recipe area for Blueberry Scones....Yum Yum...

http://www.diabetesforum.com/attachm...2&d=1430601255

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And if your sweet tooth is a problem....go with this...low carb favorite...

Cheese Cake-Low Carb

Ingredients:
• 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1 cup extra-fine whole milk ricotta cheese (to refine, process in a food processor for 1 minute)
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1 1/2 cups sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
• 1/3 cup heavy cream
• 1 tablespoon no sugar added vanilla extract
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 2 eggs
• 3 egg yolks
• Special Equipment: 1 (8-inch) spring-form cake pan

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spray the spring-form pan with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside. In a shallow roasting pan big enough to fit the cake pan, pour about 1-inch of water and place it on the center rack of the oven to preheat.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese, ricotta, sour cream and sugar substitute on low speed for about 1 minute until well blended.
In a separate bowl, using a wire whisk, mix heavy cream, vanilla, lemon juice, eggs, and egg yolks until blended.

Turn the mixer on medium speed, and slowly pour the egg mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Beat just until blended and then turn off; be careful not to over-whip.

Pour batter into the greased spring-form pan. Place pan into the heated water bath. Bake for 15 minutes, and then lower the oven temperature to 275 degrees F. Continue baking for 1 1/2 hours, or until top is light golden brown and cake is pulling away from the sides of the pan. Turn the oven off when finished cooking and leave the cake in the oven to cool for 3 more hours. (This will keep the cake nice and tall.) Then remove cake and refrigerate before serving. Serve chilled.

Total Time: 10 hr 15 min
Prep: 30 min, Inactive: 8 hr
Cook: 1 hr 45 min
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Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Analysis:
Per Serving-slice
Calories 299, Fat 28 grams, Saturated Fat 18 grams, Carbohydrates 7 grams

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This looks awesome.... Thanks. Going to give it a try for sure. Thank you!!

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Nuts are not carb-free, but they are a decent salty snack as long as you don't pig out.

As already stated, peanuts and cashews are not true nuts, and they are higher in carbs. But macadamias are a good choice, albeit a little pricey, and pecans & walnuts are also good choices.

I buy cans of deluxe mixed nuts which are mixtures of cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans and pistachios.




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I woke this am with FG of 7.7 which isn't great but still trending the right way. I had to take my daughter to an early morning basketball game so I took a little container of trail mix and I had a coffee. For lunch I had an omelette and some bacon also one strawberry and a slice of pineapple. When I tested an hour outside of this meal I was surprised to see an 11.8 reading. Also, my feet seem to be freezing constantly today and my longer distance vision is not as good as normal. Before I went to sleep last night my BG was 5.6. It seems things are still quite out of whack for me. Hoping I will get back to feeling normal at some point in the near future.

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Correction, my wife says I had a few mixed nuts and dried fruits like cranberries and raisins. Not trail mix :grinning:

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strawberry, pineapple, cranberries, raisins... have you looked up the carb count for these? Fruit is very carby, and especially dried fruit because it's more concentrated.

It's not too surprising that a diabetic's BG would spike high after eating these.

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Whatever you call it, you obviously shouldn't have been eating it. The nuts are all right, but as VeeJay says, all that dried fruit is not healthy for diabetics, regardless of all the self-styled experts who insist we must still eat fruit & whole grains.

And I had just spelled it out in my previous post - nuts are not zero-carb, but they're a good choice for a small snack. Fruit is NOT a good choice, whether you call it trail mix or fruktsuppe.

Please start looking up the carb content of the foods you eat. And if anything has more than 5g of carbs, don't eat it.




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