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I'll pass on the Walden Farms and DaVinci syrups. I tried those things once and the Salad Dressings tasted like Chemicals - pure CHEMICALS and it burned my tongue!!The flour we're used to is made from wheat which is a disaster for diabetics. We usually switch to nut flours like almond, coconut, flaxseed meal, etc. Regular groceries may sell some low carb items - one I use has begun stocking Walden Farm products - but we often have to order online to get what we need. Both Amazon.com and Netrition.com have good variety.
I had to clear my kitchen of all the high-carb foods, and replace with things like deviled eggs, plain hot wings (no breading), avocados, s/f jello, cheese of all kinds, and nuts, olives, etc.
If you need to include fiber in your meal plan, you can use vegetables like celery, asparagus, artichokes, broccoli & cauliflower, etc., which are low-carb and can be eaten with a nice rich ranch or bleu cheese dip, which are high-fat and very good for diabetes plans too. If you'd rather cook your veggies, then switch out the dip for some delicious homemade hollandaise sauce. While zero carb is theoretically possible, it's good to get our fiber from our diet & not have to buy commercial products to keep things moving.
Well, I just wanted to report back in and update my Thread.
I'm still going strong on my LC/HF diet, although it's not really all that high in Fat content. I just don't like the taste of most fatty foods and never had much of an appetite. I'm doing well to eat even 1,200 calories most days now.
I'm planning to ask my Endo on Thursday for permission to "fine tune" my Insulin injections. I know I need the Insulin since I don't make much of my own Insulin, but now that I'm eating only 30-40 grams of carbs per day, my pre-meal dose of 20 units is just too much - especially on my no carb meals. So, we'll see what he advises on Thursday.
I can hardly wait to get my Ha1c and lipids tested again. I know they will be MUCH improved.
Love my new way of eating. Life is GREAT!!