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Old 09-19-2017, 19:07   #21
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MJordan.....I understand and will not push any further. I only hope that you are correct, since I am using 140 as my targeted max. If the ADA is correct I should never have any impact from diabetic complications.....

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Yes, your route is definitely safer than the one I'm choosing. As I said, I am here to learn more and I have already. I will adjust my strategy as I learn.

As should be obvious by now, I love carbs. I've cut them back but it will take a lot to get me to cut them to LC levels. I did that my first two weeks after diagnosis and my dietician looked at my numbers and said, "You're not getting enough carbs." It was a magic moment for my wife and me as we were quite depressed living a LC lifestyle.

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My endo told me be under 180 2 hrs after eating. Heck, I find that easy, but for last night. . . I succumbed to bran flakes (yeah, frosted flakes are better, but. . .) and blew a 180. That was my last reading for the day and I awoke at about 100.

I need to reduce the size of my cereal bowl! Maybe take the M&Ms out of the peanut mix? Nah. . .

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Yes, your route is definitely safer than the one I'm choosing. As I said, I am here to learn more and I have already. I will adjust my strategy as I learn.

As should be obvious by now, I love carbs. I've cut them back but it will take a lot to get me to cut them to LC levels. I did that my first two weeks after diagnosis and my dietician looked at my numbers and said, "You're not getting enough carbs." It was a magic moment for my wife and me as we were quite depressed living a LC lifestyle.

We're all in this together.

Have a good one!
Here's something to ponder on, why is is that people have died due to fatty acid and protein deficiency but no one has ever been diagnosed as being carbohydrate deficient. They have died because of low blood glucose, but the body is pretty efficient at supplying enough glucose to the 5% of our bodies cells that require glucose without eating extra carbohydrates. The other 95% of our cells do fine without glucose.

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My endo told me be under 180 2 hrs after eating. Heck, I find that easy, but for last night. . . I succumbed to bran flakes (yeah, frosted flakes are better, but. . .) and blew a 180. That was my last reading for the day and I awoke at about 100.

I need to reduce the size of my cereal bowl! Maybe take the M&Ms out of the peanut mix? Nah. . .

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Hearing an endo say be under 180 2 hrs after eating is maddening to me. He is setting the bar at ankle height. Not only can it do damage to the micro-vascular and macro-vascular parts of our body but for many, the fatigue, irritability and general sense of not feeling "good or right" is detracting from the quality of life. Vision can be blurry, being thirty, more dehydrated, urinating more often, tingling in feet or hands,cuts or sores take a longer to heal, frequent infections (urinary tract, yeast infections, etc.)

I know the sensitivity to high glucose can vary significantly from one person to another but either way, it can be a problem. An A1c of 8.0 = 183, A1c of 7.5 = 170, and A1c 7.0 = 155.

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Yes, your route is definitely safer than the one I'm choosing. As I said, I am here to learn more and I have already. I will adjust my strategy as I learn.

As should be obvious by now, I love carbs. I've cut them back but it will take a lot to get me to cut them to LC levels. I did that my first two weeks after diagnosis and my dietician looked at my numbers and said, "You're not getting enough carbs." It was a magic moment for my wife and me as we were quite depressed living a LC lifestyle.

We're all in this together.

Have a good one!
MJordan, I understand what you're saying about carbs. I love carbs, starchy white carbs. I love bread, rice, and potatoes. Going LCHF totally eliminates these starchy carbs from my menu .

I, too, can't see myself living a life without eating my favorite carbs. I recently celebrated my birthday, and guess what? I ate corn tortillas, Spanish rice, and pan dulce, which are Mexican pastries. That day, I decided I wasn't going to have diabetes. My brothers and I decided that we were not going to mention the "D" word at all. The next morning, my BG was 117. I thought it was going to be 200!

So, I sort of see where you're going with your argument. Me personally, I have decided to eat LCHF. Do I cheat? Yeah, I'll eat 2 crackers with a turkey salad. The carb count on those crackers is 5 grams.

My parents were diabetics. I've seen first hand how normal your life can be if you watch your BG. I've also seen the horrors of diabetes if you don't watch your BG. My parents are my incentive. When I want to forget about eating LCHF, I think of them. I still crave carbs but like everyone around here says, "Why eat the foods that make you sick?"

Welcome and good luck to you.

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How I got "High Carb Food" out of my life......

My wife makes a low carb cheese cake that my adult kids like more than regular cheese cake....it is wonderful!

We have an ice cream maker, we make our favorites by using HWC and Almond Milk. We always start by making a custard then add flavorings like Coco, or Vanilla bean, Powdered Coffee, etc. etc....It is all just out of this world Yummy.

Sometimes I need something crunchy...so my favorite is Fried Pork Rinds dipped in Salsa....very good with a Michelob Ultra (very low carb)! Good to have while watching my Broncos smashing Dallas.....

Sometimes I want some crunchy chocolate, we keep some quality chocolate bars that are 15% sugar. I eat 2 squares or 4 carbs. At first it was a bit bitter, but I got used to it and it tastes like a fine chocolate bar.

Etc., etc., etc. My point is that if you work at it you can find substitutes for everything you crave, and many times....they taste better than the original....it is not about dieting or even cutting back....it is about finding new options and eating what you want within the low carb model....

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How I got "High Carb Food" out of my life......

My wife makes a low carb cheese cake that my adult kids like more than regular cheese cake....it is wonderful!

We have an ice cream maker, we make our favorites by using HWC and Almond Milk. We always start by making a custard then add flavorings like Coco, or Vanilla bean, Powdered Coffee, etc. etc....It is all just out of this world Yummy.

Sometimes I need something crunchy...so my favorite is Fried Pork Rinds dipped in Salsa....very good with a Michelob Ultra (very low carb)! Good to have while watching my Broncos smashing Dallas.....
They are pretty good dipped in any commercial low carb potato chip dip or you can spice up some sour cream and dip away. I'm good with the Michelob Ultras and anybody but the Redskins smashing the Cowboys.

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I eat Lindt 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark, serving size is 40 grams, sugar is 3 grams, and I thought it was bitter until I ate some 100% cocoa, now the 90% tastes pretty sweat.

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Etc., etc., etc. My point is that if you work at it you can find substitutes for everything you crave, and many times....they taste better than the original....it is not about dieting or even cutting back....it is about finding new options and eating what you want within the low carb model....
My wife makes a pretty mean pizza and a zucchini lasagna that I would rather have than the real things.

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How I got "High Carb Food" out of my life......

Sometimes I need something crunchy...so my favorite is Fried Pork Rinds dipped in Salsa....very good with a Michelob Ultra (very low carb)! Good to have while watching my Broncos smashing Dallas.....
I forgot to mention that I also had a Michelob Ultra on my birthday

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My wife makes a pretty mean pizza and a zucchini lasagna that I would rather have than the real things.[/QUOTE]

Ok, ok, now you know I have to have that recipe! Or is in in the Recipes Forum?

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I forgot to mention that I also had a Michelob Ultra on my birthday
I think this Ultra is really a nice refreshing malt beverage. I worked for Coors for over 17 years and was on their Taste Panel. If my friends from Coors new I was drinking Bud product they would put a 'hit' out on me....but you have to do what you have to do.....

Actually, most light beers are low carb...but be careful and check as some are not.....

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