Mo-De Mac
By Mo-De Mac Latest Reply 2012-08-06 14:38:08 -0500
Started 2012-07-26 16:16:44 -0500

I was doing well and then poorly. I am now on an upswing due to fear. I am working on a low-carb diet, but I sure love my pasta and bread - well, ALL carbs! Any ideas how to curb this?

19 replies

Misspearl01 2012-07-30 17:58:05 -0500 Report

Try Japanese shirataki also known as (konnyaku) noodles. Found this product on Dlife if you get the ones made with tofu they have a few more calories and only 3 g of carbs per 1oz of noodles. The ones made of mostly water have zero of each. I have tried both. With very little bg spikes. You can check this out on I think it was on tv last Sunday

Set apart
Set apart 2012-07-28 07:30:17 -0500 Report

I usually try to stay away from most carbs, but when I want a taste I have a bite and then walk away. Usually this works, I don't deprive myself, but have found that I've lost my urge to eat a lot of foods I used to like. Try chewing gum, brush your teeth, or eat sun flower seeds, this helps me!

Nick1962 2012-07-28 18:28:57 -0500 Report

You're right on there! I used to love peanut butter on rye toast. Could eat two sandwiches for breakfast easy. Now i get the craving maybe once a month and I give in to just one slice, and I'm good fo a while again.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-07-30 05:58:49 -0500 Report

Hi Nicke, I believe that in general most ofthe population has been molded to learn that food is for comfort along with social events! people with D have to relearn that food is for survival, such as the prehistoric times, this is what happens when we lose our taste buds for certain foods. I used to love cheetos, and now I have no desire to eat them!

Nick1962 2012-07-30 07:44:14 -0500 Report

I'm going to agree with that wholeheartedly. After my second marriage, I was the primary cook and spent all day thanksgiving and christmas cooking for just 3 people. Never understood why we always had so much food and leftovers. It was explained to me that it's "tradition". Too much work for a 20 minute meal.

alanbossman 2012-07-27 09:17:22 -0500 Report

You can try Dreamfields pasta for some people it does not spike there BS.

Mo-De Mac
Mo-De Mac 2012-08-06 14:36:01 -0500 Report

Found it! Love it! Thanks a million. This is good stuff. I like it the best of some other choices I made. :-)

Mo-De Mac
Mo-De Mac 2012-07-27 14:34:17 -0500 Report

Thank you. Is that a pasta you can purchase in the grocery store?

DeanaG 2012-07-27 14:41:53 -0500 Report

They have a store locator on their website.

It works great for me and tastes great. Be sure to test to see how you react to it. Diabetes is very individualized, what works for one doesn't always work for another. ;-)

ShellyLargent 2012-07-26 17:23:36 -0500 Report

Portion control is really the key. What I do on nights that we have a pasta dish is I also make extra veggies and a big green salad. I eat a larger portion of the veggies and a good helping of the salad (usually with just a little bit of lemon juice, tiny amount of olive oil, salt and pepper dressing) and then I only eat the recommended serving size of the pasta, most of the time I can only eat about half of it and I'm full. I still get enough that it curbs the craving for the pasta, and I still feel like I'm having a "normal" meal with my family.

Mo-De Mac
Mo-De Mac 2012-07-27 14:36:25 -0500 Report

Everything in moderation is excellent advice! Sadly, too much fiber causes stomach distress. I am going to a gastroenterologist on Tuesday. Sometimes I feel like I am in a no win situation, but I am certain there must be a happy medium. Again, thank you so much for your reply.