Are you watching carbs, including carbs in drinks?

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2013-05-11 16:47:07 -0500
Started 2013-04-23 19:24:43 -0500

Recently, we bought some diet green tea. I looked at the nutrition label, and notice it had
two columns. One side said, zero, for drinking only 8 oz. The other side said if you drank the whole container, which is 20 oz…than it would be 19 carbs. I just saw that today. While yesterday I thought I was doing good, drinking green tea. Well, I was fooled for not reading the labels correctly. I also wondered why my sugar spiked up at bed time. Now I watch every drink, to make sure the carbs or low, and add them to my carbs at each meal. That way I will hopefully do better and not spike! Yikes! :)

12 replies

Fefe12 2013-05-11 16:47:07 -0500 Report

Drinks are my weakness. I grew up in a house hold that always had some kind of sweet liquid hanging around. Being the only child I got my fair share and then some of that soda, juice etc. I would say thats what I miss most about the way I eat now. But I survive. I dont like chemicals. For some reason that doesnt seem like the best plan to have. Work hard at keeping myself healthy with what I eat, I excercise and watch my BS like a hawk, then Im suppose to put fake stuff in my body just to get that sweet taste again? No way. I drink a lot of sparkling waters with slices of lemon or limes. I still have a glass of wine a day. I have my morning coffee. Ocassionally I have a lemon drop! I did buy myself a 1/4 cup shot glass so I can still get a taste of my favorite drinks, but not often. Fresh juice in sparkling water over ice in the summer is great on a hot day. Take care.

neenee nancy
neenee nancy 2013-04-28 22:21:08 -0500 Report

I have been able to get my A1C from 11 last Aug. to 6,7 this April. I have found that an evening snack helps me to not spike in the morning.My favorite evening snack is 1/4 cup of mixed nuts and 1/2 of an apple (regular size). I thin slice the apple and turn each one into peanut butter.My morning stick has ranged from 110 to 125 doing this…

jan1974 2013-04-27 08:44:29 -0500 Report

I have the actual green tea.i use one teabag with hot water nothing sugar of any kind or milk and it has helped my sugar levels.. try that instead of in can.. hugs :)

Type1Lou 2013-04-25 12:57:55 -0500 Report

As you discovered, properly reading labels is essential in counting carbs. Most fish have no carbs but I discovered that the surimi, (imitation crab and lobster) has more carbs than I care to eat…so watch out for the "seafood" salad's at the deli. I no longer make crab cakes unless I use the real crab.

HICHAM EL CHARKAWI 2013-04-25 03:11:00 -0500 Report

Hi, if you targed a low or regular blood sugar reading in the morning try not to eat anything 2 hours before going to bed,also make your last meal as simple as possible with low calories,good luck.

DTBanks 2013-04-25 17:58:52 -0500 Report

Dear Hicham: I must disagree with your statement. A small bit of low Glycemic load food taken at bedtime will usually lower the morning high reading. I drink 6 ounces of tomato juice right before bed. That gives me a 15 to 20 point lower blood glucose reading in the morning. Regards-Dale

sNerTs1 2013-04-24 16:35:34 -0500 Report

In have always watched every carb that goes in. I didn't know that about green tea. I wonder if they have both the diet and regular counts on that label though. I'm curious (like the cat) as to what brand that is. Like you, I'm pretty religious about reading labels. Thank YOU for bringing this to our attention and helping :)

Sendin *Hugs* Cheryl

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