Carbs

Goddess
By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-12-11 13:28:16 -0600
Started 2008-11-05 18:18:10 -0600

How many carbs do you have each meal or for the day? What types of foods do you eat?


21 replies

SkipT
SkipT 2008-11-07 14:40:19 -0600 Report

If you are looking for some great low carb recipes check out Linda's low carb recipes. Website is http://genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html

Goddess
Goddess 2008-11-06 22:54:10 -0600 Report

I really need your help. I need to know some simple low-carb items to eat. I don't cook much since it's just me.

Judijudi
Judijudi 2008-11-07 01:13:40 -0600 Report

Eggs are great and can be scrambled with chopped veges to make them more interesting and filling. Hard boiled eggs are great to pack for lunch with a side of fresh veges. If you aren't interested in cooking fresh veges with your dinner the frozen or canned ones will do nicely. Spinach, green beens, mushrooms are great. Even though most fruits are high on the carbs they do provide loads of vitamins and fiber. Strawberries and cantaloupe are two low carb ones that come to mind. Cheeses make great mini meals - just watch the sodium. You might want to check the library for some of the Atkins books or the ones by Suzanne Sommers for really great tips. You'll be surprised what you can eat and still be low carb! Enjoy.

patti
patti 2008-11-07 10:00:21 -0600 Report

If you are going to low carb diet please make sure you are taking potasium. Check with your Dr before starting. I have a friend who went carb free she lost the weight but also all her potassium. Caused her to have heart problems. Please be careful.

Avera
Avera 2008-11-05 22:51:21 -0600 Report

I try to limit mine to the amount suggested by the regular diabetic diet for women. I have 2 to 3 exchanges at breakfast, 3 at lunch, and 3 at dinner.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-05 21:59:31 -0600 Report

I try to limit my total daily carbs to under 100 grams a day. Some days it will be a little lower (80 grams) other days a little higher (120 grams). It averages out to something like 102 grams a day.

I track all my blood sugar levels, meds and carbs on SugarStats and it gives me nice averages for all the various categories.

Breakfast is the meal with the least carbs - usually only about 14 - one slice of low carb bread and the half and half in my coffee. Lunch is usually around 25-30 carbs (a couple slices of rye crisp or wasa crackers with tuna, a salad or something similar), and dinner is usually around 40-50 carbs.

There's a good deal of flexibility in limiting the amount for the day; if I go out for lunch and eat more carbs than usual, then I will eat fewer at dinner, etc.

It's working for me. My sugars are well in target range (actually I'm battling LOW sugars now - two hypo episodes today where my sugar dropped to 70. Yikes! Thank goodness for halloween smarties candies!).

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