Food, food, food!

By SCLWKR Latest Reply 2012-04-02 17:56:48 -0500
Started 2011-11-28 00:42:07 -0600

Geez…I am so tired of thinking about food all the time. What am I going to eat? When am I going to eat? Do I have food if I am going somewhere? What is the food I am eatiing doing to my BG? I'm exhausted having my world revolving around food…sigh…

43 replies

Leanne2010 2012-04-02 17:56:48 -0500 Report

Im with you there. Its amazing how much diabetes controls your life. I can understand how people get depressed. And it is tiring. I am on family holidays with hubby & 3 kids and the thinking & organising to go out each day is exhausting. We are doing theme parks & my levels are all over the place because i can't predict the exercise i am doing. Very frustrating!

DeanaG 2012-03-16 07:49:20 -0500 Report

I also totally agree. Since diagnoses I have learnt more about food and my body than I ever knew before. Plus I deal with more numbers now than I did when I was working as a bookkeeper!!

alesiafae 2012-03-15 23:47:15 -0500 Report

I agree since diagnosis that's such a big part of my life. I never used to think of food this much!! :(

marshagolightly 2012-02-26 13:59:19 -0600 Report

I haven't had time to introduce myself yet. Will do that tomorrow. If you go to there is a chocolate cake with a secret. 5.7 net carbs per slice. 57.6 for the whole cake. God website for low diets. :)

mjazzy 2012-02-03 11:30:02 -0600 Report

It's so exhausting! I know exactly where you're coming from! It's strangely relieving to comment on this post and put it all out there. Thanks, SCLWKR!

ston3xc 2012-01-27 19:09:00 -0600 Report

I'd rather have pie!!! Happy Birthday!!

SCLWKR 2012-01-27 23:57:11 -0600 Report

Gosh, I miss cake. Feeling good and being healthy is better though!

ston3xc 2012-01-29 21:14:48 -0600 Report

Have you heard of the 3 bite system?

ston3xc 2012-01-30 14:17:19 -0600 Report

That's it. As long as they are reasonable bites. It's always harder to do any type of diet where you have to deprive yourself of the things you love, having your cake and eating it too, can be done as long as you subsitute, say, three bites of broccoli for three small bites of cake. Then when you eat the cake, savorrrrrr, every bite. They always say that the first bite and last bite of a favorite treat tastes the best. Oh, and don't do it every day, it's a treat.

SCLWKR 2012-02-03 22:44:37 -0600 Report

OMG, when ever I have the occasional cupcake, pancake or whatever, I really do savor it completely. It is redicules how much!!

Denisency213 2012-01-27 08:47:53 -0600 Report

I am so tired of thinking bout what to eat and how it is gonna affect blood sugar … But today is my birthday and I'm gonna have cake so diabetes $@@?$$ you

GabbyPA 2012-01-27 08:58:47 -0600 Report

You can have your can even eat it. Just account for the carbs in it. It may push you high a little quicker than normal, but if you eat wisely around it, you can enjoy every bite of it.

Denisency213 2012-01-27 09:23:56 -0600 Report

I will trust me I went through the holidays with no treats so my birthday seems like a good reason to have cake lol

byrun 2012-01-27 08:55:26 -0600 Report

Good morning Denise. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Enjoy your day!!! Practise a little restraint and climb back on the D-wagon again tomorrow, with the rest of us.

nzingha 2011-12-10 05:00:40 -0600 Report

Its Saturday morning and I'm up early..couldnt sleep so I am doing my laundry then will go swimming for about an hour but in bet I do DC and FB (Face book) and you are soo right about this being consumed with food, food, food.. My reading this morning was unusually high 186! I never usually get this high reading but I ate late and had a small pice of rock cake for desert. I was craving something sweet. when I say I cant put anything with sugar in my mouth.. its not a joke. I can alwasy predict that I will get a high reading next. So here I am very upset with myself for having eaten that small piece of rock cake.. How am I going to go thru Christmas when we do the best Christmas cakes here- well my mother does. My breakfast that I am fixing now is an omlette ( 1 egg- afraid to have 2) with onions, small tomato, garlic pegs and i have added some cucumbers in it) and I will have another cup of lets see what the reading will be after. I too get fed up with this constant planning and worrying after I have eaten!

Caitrianna 2012-01-27 03:48:14 -0600 Report

I love pasta and I can no longer have it because when I do, my sugars go really low. Reactive hypoglcemia from gastric bypass surgery. I also am tired of thinking of food. Can't eat and drink at the same times because of the surgery.

GabbyPA 2012-01-27 08:43:01 -0600 Report

I don't understand the lows after you eat carbohydrates? Reactive Hypoglycemia is new to me? Would you explain how it works.

Caitrianna 2012-02-01 22:59:15 -0600 Report

As far as I understand it, reactive hypoglycemia had to do with insulin resistance and when I eat something like pasta (love it) and if I eat more than I should, my blood sugar will go high but in abot two hours it will plummet to something like 56 and I had one today of 46. Than instead of eating or drnking something sweet or high in carbs, I have to eat say a hard boiled egg with the glucose tabs. Because the glucose tabs will raise it like it should be and the egg or cheese crackers with peanut butter will even it out and it should stay the way it should. That is how it was explained to me. If I don't eat something with protein with the glucose tabs, than it will go high and plummet again. It is a cycle I don't like.
I hope this explains it better.

nzingha 2012-01-27 05:06:14 -0600 Report

pasta too much starch for me… i can get good readings with veg and protein but i feel weak at times.. my body craves starch

nzingha 2012-01-27 05:26:15 -0600 Report

the starches that work for me if i eat them early r sweet potatoes and a slice of whole wheat bread… i try not to have them too often tho.. but i love sweet potatoes and they fill me up.. for lunch i'll have tuna and sweet potato and brochlil (sp?) i

GabbyPA 2011-11-29 14:29:04 -0600 Report

This is really hard for those of us who need to loose weight. Because the more you think about food the more you want it. The more restrictive it gets, the hard it is to stay on is a cycle that is not fun. I don't mind it when I only have good choices in the house. The trouble is when I have some questionable things in the pantry..then it gets really hard.

pixsidust 2011-11-29 14:22:40 -0600 Report

Coming up with a meal plan helps. That includes snacks. Having food around so you do not have to guess. I know what my dinner and breakfast are going to be so I do not have to guess

SCLWKR 2011-11-29 15:53:45 -0600 Report

@ Pixsidust Yes, breakfast and sometimes lunch (subway sandwiches at work or big protein augmented salad at home) is pretty easy. Dinner is more challenging as out of habit, my expectations are for a more substatial meal, although often I am not hungry at dinner time. As my numbers have come down, I am gaining some weight (4 lbs so far) as my body gets back to normal. I met with my Doc today and we tweeked my meds and meal plan to eliminate the 2 snacks a day. Overall, I am very optimistic for my continued progress. Thank you for your insight.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 01:54:54 -0600 Report

OMG! I feel the same way!!! Before I was taking care of my D(when i was in denial) I never thought this much about food. I got hungry, I ate. I think that was a big part of the problem! By thinking about it, I'm forced to make good choices! But it can be exhausting, trying to figure out what works and what doesn't! I'm with you! SIGH…good luck!! Mickey

MEGriff1950 2011-11-28 00:52:42 -0600 Report

LOL Join the Club. Once you get into the habit of following a meal plan it does get easier. Our local restaurants do not offer healthy choices so eating out is not any fun anymore. For cooking at home I am making some compromises such as if my son wants spaghetti then I will make the sauce, cook him pasta and bake a potato in the microwave and put spaghetti sauce on it. I can't eat breads either but have found that I can eat a few crackers instead. Some of my meals look odd but I try to keep meals interesting while keeping my health in mind.
Here is an interesting trick with pancakes. Instead of adding water to a mix I use unsweetened applesauce, berries and bacon bits. By doing this I cut way down on the grain product and bulk it up with healthier foods.
There is a recipe section on this site you might check it out for other ideas.

Caitrianna 2012-01-27 03:51:18 -0600 Report

Thank you for the idea of the pancakes. As I am new here, I haven't had time to look over the whole site. I will definitely look at the receipe part.

MEGriff1950 2012-01-27 13:26:10 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC Caitrianna and you are most welcome. It looks like you are doing a great job checking out the site since I posted that in November. You will find a lot of helpful information here from other diabetics.
Good luck and God Bless,

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 01:55:37 -0600 Report

The pancakes sound good! Do you use just regular pancake mix?

MEGriff1950 2011-11-28 02:02:26 -0600 Report

I usually use Krustez (it is an add water only mix) buttermilk. Then because they are so healthy I can get away with real maple syrup. Of course I keep mine pancake small.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 02:11:44 -0600 Report

That is the kind my mom always used, except she would get the one with bluberries in it. I read somewhere that they way they make blueberries is some icky chemicles, so I will just get the plain and add my own! I also read that real maple syrup is better for you then getting some old processed kind. If you get the real kind it's supposed to have all kinds of good things in it for you. Unfortunatly I forget where I read it. Health News or something like that!

MEGriff1950 2011-11-28 02:15:01 -0600 Report

The way I add blueberries is to spoon my pancakes on the griddle then place frozen blueberries on top of the pancakes. When you turn them the thaw and cook. I never use artificial berries. Yes I always have believed real is better for you.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 02:29:02 -0600 Report

omg! I am so hungry right now and I want blueberry pancakes!! I have the frozen berries, but no mix, applesauce or real maple syrup! Can you guess what is going on my shopping list this week!! LOL

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