Hey Skech'd,That's good to know! I know it's a time thing, but it's still tough.
I'm to work at:
15 - breakfast
45-60 - lunch
30-45 - Supper
15 - Snack.
Even I think this is too many. I'm finding it hard to have breakfast. Lunch is usually 30; a snack is usually around 15; Supper is more often than not 45; and I only snack after supper if I'm feeling particularly hungry.
I have noticed that the more regularly I eat, the hungrier that I seem to be getting. This morning I woke up because I was physically hungry, not necessarily ready to get up.
Even if you're my size (a 6'3", 250lb guy) the above is probably too much carb. (If I do my math right, it adds up to 150g a carb at a maximum)... To get my BG under better control I've had cut my carbs to <120g per day, and that's not much for a guy my size.
What I've found also is the more I've cut starchy carbs, the less I crave them.
Regarding the dietitian ... your dietitian is likely receiving the same guidelines as mine (being Canadian also) and is likely trying to get you to eat too many carbs, like mine was. When I explained my diet to her, she was adamant I eat more carbs. I added a few more in as per her suggestion, and my BG's went back up, so I stopped following her advice and started doing what works for me. I literally have printed off research to support my position the next time I see her, roflmao.
I now eat 6x a day, roughly every 3-3.5 hours. I get about 75% of my carbs for the day in the first three meals, and lower my carb intake as the day goes on.
I also used to have very high fasting readings, but they've slowly gotten better. If I wake up at around 4:30am they're in the 4.x range, and somewhere around there I liver dump... but that dump has slowly reduced so that after a good night sleep I've gone from morning readings of 10's to 9's to 8's to 7's and now I'm usually in the 5's after a good nights sleep. I have my last meal of the day immediately before bed now, and for me that's seemed to help my morning fasting readings.
The other thing I'm convinced has helped is daily exercise. I exercise 6 days a week, without fail. Although I'm still overweight, I know the metabolic increase from exercise is helping.