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Old 01-29-2017, 20:56   #21
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VeeJay,

I was just reading that Blood 101, per your instructions. VERY helpful.

And interesting that I just did my one-hour post meal BG and it was 107. I've read on here that it's not unusual to have lower numbers after eating (I also take my metformin in the middle of a meal). I had braced myself for 300, so this was happy!

Do you know if there's any way to figure out what the precise ingredients of a spice pack in, say Rice a Roni spanish rice, might be? LOL. I used to love to whip that up, add Rotel hot tomatoes and some ground beef, and if the spice pack was okay - minus the rice and roni - the tomatoes and beef would still be very good. I've read the package (no, haven't had the heart to toss these yet, but I haven't touched them), and the info is ambiguous.


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Have you looked through the meal and snack threads in the Diabetes Diet and Nutrition - they are stickies at the top of the page "What's for......"

It isn't too hard to eat LCHF without having to cook. A hamburger patty with cheese melted on it (no bun, even if you purchase it at a fast-food place). Salads are good with dressings that are full-fat and grated cheese on top.

Bacon is very versatile and even good for a snack. I had cooked spinach with broken up fried bacon stirred in for breakfast this morning. I eat salami and cheese slices, with a salad, for a quick no-cook meal (salami is higher in fat than most deli meats which are produced for the low-fat market).

I think you are feeling so bad partly because you aren't eating enough. And I would recommend you stick to reading about diabetes here Blood Sugar 101 (good, solid information that is correct and up-to-date) and https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb for what to eat and what not to eat - a good place to start. Testing will allow you to tweak your menus.

Just a comment on meds. I will never start two (or more) meds at the same time. If one is having issues, it's near impossible to know what it causing them. Also, you could back down on the metformin, taking just 500mg a day for a while to allow your body to get used to it and then increase.

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I'm also VERY happy to report that the finger stick doesn't hurt AT ALL!!!! I was so scared of this.

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I've read on here that it's not unusual to have lower numbers after eating
...Do you know if there's any way to figure out what the precise ingredients of a spice pack in, say Rice a Roni spanish rice, might be? .
It is normal for BG to rise after eating and reach it's peak at 1 hour. So I think what you remember is in regard to Dawn Phenomenon in where, for some people, BG continues to rise in the morning until they eat something.

Maybe the company that makes the Rice dish is willing to tell you (you could contact them if they have a website with contact info on it).

Or, looking at the ingredients from the label, you could look up what a teaspoon or tablespoon of each ingredient is and sort of average it out for the total. I would suspect that the main ingredient would be paprika, which has more carbs in it than the herbs like oregano or basil. It would only be a guess, though. But if they have dextrose (a sugar) in it, then all bets are off.

I know some people who have used the cheese packet from a boxed mac n cheese to make a cheese sauce and just tossed the macaroni.

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Unless you have a problem with Lactose, dairy shouldn't be an issue, that gives you butter, cream, and a jillion kinds of cheeses. Meats are not a problem unless you have a personal hang up with it, we are after all omnivores despite what vegans think. Fattier cuts of meat make getting more fat easier and in many cases cheeper. I also keep frozen cooked shrimp on hand and usually just thaw it out and dip it in melted butter with garlic salt or garlic powder in it. Coconut oil is probably easier to do in things you cook or in hot beverages (tea and coffee), but I have been known to just eat a tablespoon of CO or butter.

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Jeenifer....you are doing great! I know it does not always feel that way, but I think you are on the right road to take control of your disease...

I thought I might give you a small list of things I eat for meals that require no cooking or prep...

Breakfast, I usually eat what I call my European breakfast as when I traveled on business most hotels had a morning buffet with these options...

Slices of hard cheese, hard boiled egg, slices of sausage, ham 'cold cuts' to an American, sliced sweet chili peppers (not to much on these), slices of celery, a few strawberries, blue berries, or raspberries (2 or 3 of one of these)...lots of coffee or tea with Heavy Whipping cream and artificial sweetener

Lunch - we usually go out for lunch. I order a tossed salad with blue cheese dressing, or I order a cheese burger and eat it without the bun and no fries but order vegetables. Most restaurants have a number of good choices that with a small adjustment you can eat. This includes fast food...mcD's, Sonic, etc. cheese burgers are great if you order with mustard, no catsup and don't eat the buns! In fact order two, they are a nice break from normal stuff at home...I eat Mexican food often also...taco salad is great, don't eat the taco shell! or Chile Relano (sp?) it is a Chile pepper with cheese inside, dipped in egg batter and fried. all LCHF! If in doubt eat and test with your meter.....some restaurants sneak sugar into everything....so initially test, test, test....

Dinner....Meat fried and vegetables! I have so many options for dinner I cannot list them here....use our recipe section for meals ...

My point is that in time what seems difficult now will become easy as you learn what works for you......

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OMG, I hadn't even thought of taco salad. I admit I love the bowl, but I love the inside just as much. I can toss the bowl, no problem. And hadn't even considered fast food burgers without buns! This just all seems so wrong! LOL.

Two quick questions:

1. What's wrong with catsup? Is there sugar? (I don't even like catsup, just curious. I'm a mustard gal!)

2. Is there a brand of yogurt that is best? I looked in one store, and they don't have a huge selection, but they all seem to scream NO FAT (and tiny print: sugar).

My fasting number this morning was 119. That's down from 129 yesterday, and I'm sure it's a result of less stress. I've got the process down now.

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2. Is there a brand of yogurt that is best? I looked in one store, and they don't have a huge selection, but they all seem to scream NO FAT (and tiny print: sugar).
Not to too my own horn but I like "Ketogenic Yogurt".

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OMG, I hadn't even thought of taco salad. I admit I love the bowl, but I love the inside just as much. I can toss the bowl, no problem. And hadn't even considered fast food burgers without buns! This just all seems so wrong! LOL.

Two quick questions:

1. What's wrong with catsup? Is there sugar? (I don't even like catsup, just curious. I'm a mustard gal!) CATSUP IS FULL OF SUGAR...IT IS THE NUMBER 1 INGREDENT...NOT HEALTHY LET ALONE WHAT IT DOES TO DIABETICS. AT HOME I HAVE SUGAR FREE CATSUP AND IT IS GOOD. DO NOT TRUST 'SUGAR FREE' ANYTHING IF IT HAS "ALCOHOL SUGARS" IN IT! THEY WILL BLOW UP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR ALMOST AS BAD AS PURE SUGAR....


2. Is there a brand of yogurt that is best? I looked in one store, and they don't have a huge selection, but they all seem to scream NO FAT (and tiny print: sugar). SORRY, I AM NOT A YOGERT FAN, MOST COMES WITH FRUIT AND IS FULL OF SUGAR...

My fasting number this morning was 119. That's down from 129 yesterday, and I'm sure it's a result of less stress. I've got the process down now.
LIKE I SAID, LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO A HAPPY LIFE!

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I use a catsup that has 3g carbs for 1 Tablespoon. Since I rarely have more than a teaspoon at a time, that is 1g for me. I'm after the flavor and this is enough for that.

Stick with mustard - 0g carbs for most of them.

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Not to too my own horn but I like "Ketogenic Yogurt".
Planning on shopping for this today! Thank you!

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