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Old 09-09-2019, 19:40   #21
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Jud. I can see your frustration. I would suggest that you do a more systematic study of your food and BG levels.

You absolutely need to be calculating carbohydrate grams for your meals. Most people on a low-carb way of eating consume about 50g per DAY, and many 30g or even 20g a day - divide that up for three meals and you can see that success may mean that you eat very few carbs.

In order to fully access your BG trends, you need to be testing before each meal. There's no way to know how much of a rise in BG you're experiencing with only a post-meal test, because your BG could have been already elevated when you ate.

Here is a tried and true way of testing that will give you meaningful data so that you can adjust your menus to what works for you. https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabet...ng-method.html

One other piece of advice - anytime you read "good for diabetics" be very leary. Those statements are usually marketing slogans. Many blogs and sites will say this and such is "good for diabetics" when, in fact, they are not. The obvious one is oats. ANY grain, whole or otherwise, is bad for blood sugar control. But, the bottom line is, is if good for YOU. And you will know for sure if you are testing as per the method above.

I know, having diabetes is a pain. Especially for busy people like yourself. Takes having to be so focused on your food. A possible shortcut would be to decide on a daily carb load. Say, start with 30g per day. Design your menus around this, choosing carefully any food with carbs, and eating however much you want of fats and protein. After a few days or a week or so you should begin to see more stable blood sugar readings. And if they aren't quite low enough, you could reduce carbs a bit. Or you may find that you can increase a bit.

I found it helpful in the beginning to have a list of foods/servings that showed the carb grams of each. Then I could just choose this and that from the lists. I found it on the Atkins website where you can print out food lists for the different phases of this diet. Choose the first, induction as it has the lowest carb foods.

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I use Almond Breeze - I get the unsweetened "original" since it doesn't have any flavoring in it. That way I can add a flavor of my choice.

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