craving a hotdog

By Heather44118 Latest Reply 2011-10-30 18:57:09 -0500
Started 2011-10-21 14:22:27 -0500

Ok I never want hotdogs. But today I had this really bad craving for one. I bought turkey hotdogs 1 gram of carb and found that a 6 inch tortilla has 27 grams of carbs for 2, hot dog buns have 27 grams of carbs for 1. So I had 2 hot dogs with lettuce and cheese on 2 flour tortillas, 31 grams of carbs and was satisfied.

7 replies

lifedriver 2011-10-30 18:03:34 -0500 Report

You know there are not any bad foods good for you just keep in mind you are alive and as long as you are focused and have controll you can eat any food you like. IN MODERATION of course. LIVE

berrykins0 2011-10-24 15:05:03 -0500 Report

sounds like me tates good this have you ever tried wrapping them in cresent rolls befor good that way to something different

Kirla 2011-10-21 15:52:28 -0500 Report

That would be too many carbs for me. I sometimes will have a hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard on a plate no bread. If I need to have a wrap, I use a low carb one. I found some that are about 4-5 net carbs per serving. One was 7 grams net carbs but they were big so I cut them in half. Worked pretty good.

Heather44118 2011-10-21 16:05:16 -0500 Report

how many carbs are you allowed? I am supposed to eat around 30carbs, 5-6 times a day or every 2 to 2 1/2 hours. ( ok I am bad and skip many of them :) )

Kirla 2011-10-21 20:07:26 -0500 Report

When diagnosed my A1C was 14.1 and fasting blood sugar was 366. I stopped eating high carb starchy foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label. Four months later my A1C was 5.9 and blood sugar reading were almost at normal numbers. Even was able to quit meds and control on diet only.

I found that drinking 8+ glasses of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut helped a lot with me getting my blood sugar under control.

How many carbs I eat depends on what time of day it is. By testing before and after each meal I was able to determine what foods were spiking my blood sugar and stopped eating them. I found that in the morning I really can’t each much carbs. When I wake up I drink a low carb protein shake and a couple hours later I eat one oz of sunflower seeds or peanuts. I figure at lunch I eat around 30 grams of carbs and at supper I eat around 25. Snacks I try and keep at less than 5 net carbs. All foods I eat are less than the 5-6 net carbs per serving. I found I can eat lots of different foods as long as the serving for each one is less than 5-6 net carbs and I eat some protein with my meals. Chicken and fish is the best but once or twice a week I will eat a small serving of beef. Sometimes I found that if I have a hard-boiled egg it also helps with keeping my blood sugar from spiking.

Last time I evaluated my diet on sparkpeople I ate about 70 grams of carbs all day.