off limits foods and beverages

By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-05-21 18:34:05 -0500
Started 2011-05-02 17:55:21 -0500

does anybody ever find that after bieng diagnosed diabetec that all those foosd and drinks they say we cant have any of we or at least i seem to want and crave more.sometimes i feel like a little kid who got told i couldnt go somewhere or do something and snuck to do it anyways,lol.does anyone else do this?

32 replies

denatrout1974 2011-05-04 12:51:12 -0500 Report

i agree with that,u just need to test often,and educate yourself,i went to the library found books to read,recipe books i made my whole easter dinner out of a diabetec cook book and waited to tell my family till after they were done and said how good it was.there is also other sight u can go to and learn,ive only been diagnosed for three mounths now but im struggling alot,mostly with foods.

JacquieB123 2011-05-04 11:45:17 -0500 Report

I am a little confused as to what foods are off limits. If I have sugar free ice cream,just the one scoop, and sugar free pudding, jello etc, is that Ok? What fresh fruits won't spike my sugar. Is truvia better than splenda? I have many questions and no answers. I'd appreciate the help.

theladyiscrazy 2011-05-04 12:05:32 -0500 Report


Most nutritionist would be fine with the sugar free ones. Some of us either can't have sugar substitutes (allergic here) or don't recommend them (another conversation). As far as fruits, that depends on you and how your body does with them. Juice tends to spike diabetics (and none diabetics) bs much more than the actual fruit. Apples for many tend to be okay, along with berries. Bananas are a toss up, as are oranges. Again, it depends on how your body processes them. Also, are you just eating a piece of fruit or is it part of a meal? I find that I can eat fruit as long as I eat protein (something that takes my body more effort to break down). So, you may have to "test" the waters, so to speak.

kimod1013 2011-05-04 09:58:24 -0500 Report

My grandma had diabetes and died of heart issues. When our family was going thru her things we found chocolate hidden everywhere. In her shoes, in pockets of coats and in drawers under clothes. She lived by herself so the only person she was fooling was herself. Now that I am diabetic I totally feel that I need to commit to doing my best everyday. There are days that are better than others but I don't have any candy stashed anywhere! Bless my sweet grandma. LOL!

spitfirelady 2011-05-04 10:26:45 -0500 Report

Was her husband still alive?? Ooops, ( obviously not if she lived alone)…I found my dad did the same thing with all kinds of snacks …he was 91!!(died last July) my mom died years earlier… he had so much time alone, especially at night and felt it was because of boredom and loneliness. He had family around and would not leave his home to live with any of us…It was where he was comfortable and happiest…but still had to miss mom. So snacking is what he did. We may all think differently about our care when our loved one of a lifetime is no longer in our lives and we grow older than what we ever thought we would. Your grandmother lived with memories. She lived to be a grandmother. How wonderful. I don't believe she was trying to fool anyone. She was living with as much pleasure as she had left. As a Nurse, I have seen this happen time and again. Giver her that…Me? I haven't hid things…if I slip, I pay for it and I sometimes find myself wishing I could have a Peanut/chocolate bar with caramel sauce from time to time! Ha

imsuzie2 2011-05-03 21:16:25 -0500 Report

Welcome, Dena. Can't is a bad word to use! Moderation is a much better one. I think getting in the habit of hiding food is a bad idea. I have stern talks with myself while shopping…pointing to the sweets and saying "Poison, that is poison" and walking by it. When I put the "poison" in my cart, I am acknowledging that I am making a bad choice. I am better off leaving it, as I am bad with portion control. Kira had great advise…test before you eat something you are not sure of, and then test again either an hour later (no more than 50 point jump) or 2 hours (no more than a 30 point jump) to see how that food effects you. If you totally cut out questionable foods, you might want them more. Stay active here, make friends, read or start discussions and use our support to help you manage.

Good luck! S2

jayabee52 2011-05-03 22:25:55 -0500 Report

HEY S2! Haven't seen you here for a while! Are you in LV again or galavanting around somewhere? I'll have to email you soon!

Stay well!

theladyiscrazy 2011-05-03 20:25:59 -0500 Report

Yes. I think being told "you can't" often makes it so we want (even subconsciously). However, what I have found is that they aren't always right on the "you can't". There is NO such thing as a diabetic diet. We are all different and our bodies all react a different way. I can have (with some limits) pizza without spiking. Now ice cream-NOPE. However, I have another diabetic friend that is the opposite.

I also noticed that I can have more "carb type" items (veggies, whole grains, fruits) IF I include protein in the mix. Adding a walking routine has also helped. So, if you can, test it a little to find what works for you and what doesn't.

glee9349 2011-05-03 15:36:51 -0500 Report

Sometimes if you crave something try to make a choice to atleast eat a small amount just enough to satify your urge. I dont think of it like that but yes it seems that way sometimes but i try to look for foods that i really enjoy and choose those eventually i found i choose fresh fruit over sweets anyday. I understand it is hard but im sending you good thoughts and above all else dont be to hard on yourself if you do give in it happens to everyone of us rather they want to admit it or not so be good to yourself and not hard on yourself it will make things easier. Best wishes to you…

Zolar1 2011-05-03 14:55:19 -0500 Report

Yep. It stinks too. Almost everything you want to eat you aren't supposed to eat.

However, once a month I would splurge and eat exactly 4 french fries :-)

Now with insulin, I can eat anything I want, as much as I want. But the more bad food I eat, the fatter I get - pout…

denatrout1974 2011-05-03 14:28:04 -0500 Report

lol yes i know it asn very clver but i did get smarter the next time i hid mt stuff in a fiber bar box all closed up,so when he was looking for stuff he went right over it,lol.

Somoca 2011-05-03 10:32:24 -0500 Report

mac n cheese!!!!! and I am talking about TRUE soul food Mac N cheese with tons of cheese and butter and seasoned Oh My Lawddd ( not lord but lawd). and I will go back for seconds after I pray for my sinful ways and weak soul…then I go back for some more late at night..lolol I gained a pound just thinking about it. Yes Lawd! lol

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Irish Angel 2011-05-03 10:20:49 -0500 Report

On occasion I think we all do. I know I have my moments. It's natural for me to not typically want them though. When I do have them, while they taste good, they destroy me for a few days. Not to mention I sometimes gag them down because I can taste the sugars and such in them.

denatrout1974 2011-05-03 09:18:38 -0500 Report

husband found my stash in my file cabinet,he never gets in thier and for some reason he needed something and didnt ask me to get it for him,he found a swiss cake roll i had been saving, he ate it in front of me,lol how mean!

cavie2 2011-05-03 14:22:53 -0500 Report

Ha Ha Ha Ha, you weren't saving it you were HIDING it, I think I like your husband's sense of humor. lol

GabbyPA 2011-05-03 08:04:30 -0500 Report

I went through that more in the start than I do now. Now I know what I have to "pay" when I eat the things I really shouldn't. The thing I miss most is corn and any corn products. Those kill me and it makes me sad. I still sneak in some now and again, but it is much less now than it used to be. I pay for days with levels that fight me.

jayabee52 2011-05-03 01:18:57 -0500 Report

To be sure Dena! I'm not supposed to have potatoes because of the carb content and my kidney eating plan tells me to stay away from them because of they're high in potassium. My kidney eating plan also says "no Cheese" So what do I crave, (and eat every so often) — Chili Cheese fries! (especially from Del Taco!) Just drove past Del Taco tonight on the way home from salsa dance class. So hard to just drive by it and avoid the chili cheese fries!

OH YEAH, Dena. I do that.


Armourer 2011-05-02 22:00:18 -0500 Report

Oh yes, LOL. Sometimes I'll buy something at the gas station and it will hide in the gas bill. Thought I was being clever, but my wife told me a few days ago she's on to my sneeky ways. Busted!

Harlen 2011-05-02 19:42:23 -0500 Report

From time to time I do lol lol lol lol
I do cover for the carbs and work out a bit longer if I do have something thats high carbs
Best wishes

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