high protein high fat low carb diet

grandmaducky
By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2011-07-24 06:50:42 -0500
Started 2011-07-19 15:55:23 -0500

does anybody have goodluck with their bs doing this. do u eat high fat or low fat. i have a lot of trouble with carbs and if i dont eat lots protein and fats i eat lots of junkdoes anybody eles have this trouble


9 replies

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-07-24 06:50:42 -0500 Report

Hey Ducky! I've left the Grandma off, because I'm probably older than you! Just a quick word from me. I find the more carbs I eat the quicker I get hungry after a meal. I don't think high fat is good for anyone, but there are some good fats, so you just have to know which ones to avoid. ;-) Mara
If you need me to, I could say more on the subject later, but it is almost 5:00AM and I've not yet slept.

Armourer
Armourer 2011-07-21 01:54:30 -0500 Report

I'm finding that more protein is good and very low carbs works best for me in controlling my BG. I also watch the fats also for other medical reasons. Every now and then I also allow a treat, about once a month. My big problem is getting enough protein cause I don't eat meat. Went today to buy cheese and the block I bought two weeks ago was now double in price, so cheese is now out for me as a protein source. Have only eggs and quinoa left.

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-07-21 12:20:51 -0500 Report

Thanks Good luck with protein sugar free jello has some protien in it i think maybe u can eat it

Armourer
Armourer 2011-07-21 14:12:49 -0500 Report

Thanks, but no sugar-free jello, only one in family who eats it, so no.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-07-24 06:31:52 -0500 Report

Hey there friend Armourer! Now why in the world would you nix sugar-free Jello? Since you are trying to control your BG, giving up sugar sounds like a good move. I did and let me tell you I thought I would never be able to do it. I was wrong. Considering how important it was in terms of my health, it was an easy decision to make. Following through on it was the hard part! For several years about the only thing I had to drink was milk and water. I tried to acquire a taste for unsweetened iced tea, but I just couldn't. I wasn't ever much of a sweets person, but take it all away? It was hard to hang, but I did. Then I discovered Splenda, but enough about me.
Okay, so you don't eat meat. Thats fine, but you have the problem of finding enough items from which to draw your protein, which helps to keep the BG down and provides the amino acids essential for your body to function. You can get protein from soy products, beans/legumes* and grains. You are probably aware that some veggies don't contain any protein and most don't carry enough protein to even count. Your veggies that are high in protein are:
spinach
cauliflower
okra
broccoli
asparagus.
Although potatoes do contain protein, they aren't considered a high source of it.*
I don't know if you like these veggies or not. Personally all of them, except okra, are on MY list of favorites. I hope they are on yours, too.
*Beans and other legumes are encouraged (for good nutrition in general) as a good source of fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients. Other than non-starchy vegetables, they are one of the least glycemic sources of carbohydrates, because the starch is either slowly absorbed or resistant. 1/3-1/2 cup servings are recommended.
Note that (in general) canned beans tend to raise blood sugar more than beans which you soak and cook yourself.
Happy eating friend Armourer! ;-) Mara — PS: I don't even eat Jello, so what do I know?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-19 17:44:26 -0500 Report

Howdy Becky! WELCOME to Diabetic connect!

I have been on a low carb high protein eating plan since Feb 2011. I try to do low fat, but I don't pay that close attention to the fats.

I believe I have had fantastic success with this meal plan. I have been able to keep my BG levels close to the normal range without diabetes medications of any kind and have lost about 40 lbs since Feb. I occasionally do slip and eat sine junk but it is so wonderful to keep my BGs down and my weight down that I don't eat the junk for long. And some of the junk doesn't taste that good to me anymore.

Another thing I have done is to cutout all sweeteners "natural"or artificial. I can taste the natural sweetness of strawberries, for instance, where I had to have sweet-n-low on them previously.

I do allow myself one treat per day like an icecream cone, so I don't feel deprived. So far my meal plan has been working well for me.I expect I will eat this way for the remainder of my natural life.

I don't know if this plan will work for everyone or work as well for everyone, but it seems to work well for me.

James Baker

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-07-19 20:13:04 -0500 Report

i do the same thing i . I to have to have somethings every onces in awhile like dq icecream in the summer but i just watch what i eat that day but i do take meds