For Men only! Sorry Ladies!

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2017-01-05 21:15:26 -0600
Started 2013-06-28 14:14:34 -0500

I know with a title like that that men are going to read this, but I suspect that more women will read it than men. Curiousity I guess and dying to know if they will find out what makes us tick!
So here is my question, which either sex is welcome to answer!
If there was one food that you could make totally diabetic friendly, which would it be?
Example: Ice cream. You would have the full taste, but not suffer from the carbs/sugar. (sorry, you still get the calories). so, what is your pick?

59 replies

Kittiebitty 2017-01-05 21:15:26 -0600 Report

Regular, Italian, yummy, pasta. The kind my family and ancestors ate- not protein or white fiber or any of those fancy pastas.

David4004 2015-11-25 15:46:44 -0600 Report

Any kind of desserts I crave when I'm not allowed to have them. Cakes, cookies, brownies, candy, etc…pretty much anything us diabetics are not supposed to have.

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Jim Edwards 2015-11-25 17:43:02 -0600 Report

So right, the forbidden fruit! It taste so much better. One thing a friend has got me doing is eating much slower, savoring every bite. So far 10 pounds have gone somewhere else.

Yerachmiel 2015-09-13 02:06:32 -0500 Report

Cucumbers: they already qualify so learning to enjoy them was easier!
I also like celery, broccoli and lettuce. Unfortunately the green beans, peas, chick peas and carrots all fail the test

haoleboy 2015-06-30 14:59:18 -0500 Report

white rice … not a question in my mind … I miss rice the most

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Jim Edwards 2015-06-30 15:02:03 -0500 Report

rice, huh? I think i could do without that. If i do a carb i want my homemade bread. The problem with my homemade bread, I didn't have any problem eating the whole thing in a day with lots of butter. No self control. Lol!

haoleboy 2015-06-30 16:08:48 -0500 Report

20 years of living in Hawaii … rice is the daily bread.
not unusual to eat rice three meals a day … heck even McDonalds there serves rice for breakfast

OneWing 2014-04-26 01:11:00 -0500 Report

Can I just say table sugar? lol
Chocolate. Plain and simple, chocolate, and lots of it. Well, it would be a toss up between chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.
Man, thinking about this is cruel. lol

jigsaw 2013-11-14 20:50:35 -0600 Report

So many foods, so many precautions to observe, if they became diabetic friendly, I would become overwhelmed, confused, and lose all control! Just one food Jim, c'mon don't be ridiculous!!! When you said for men only, isn't that what ladies are for?

Young1s 2013-11-14 14:17:27 -0600 Report

I'm with Harlen. Just when I finally decided I like french bread then two weeks later I find out I'm a diabetic. That's not fair!

dietcherry 2013-10-21 11:23:11 -0500 Report

Oh the possibilities!!!! haha Im gonna say potatoes! So many variations——mashed, fried, hashed, boiled, baked, and raw with salt!

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Jim Edwards 2013-11-14 09:28:38 -0600 Report

I was at a friends house last night. Potatoes from the garden, mashed. In heaven for sure. Even took the forbidden second helping!

tinkerbell54 2013-08-02 09:18:52 -0500 Report

I guess it would have to be a deer roast with baby carrots, white potatoes in the pot & onion, Mrs. dash, water to make gravy. & wheat rolls. Ruth Tinkerbell54

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Jim Edwards 2013-11-27 12:49:41 -0600 Report

Just gutted my first deer. A neighbor took 2 shots and killed 3 deer! He was hunting on my property with my ok, but he and his wife were too beat to haul the 3rd deer up the hill.

Pureld 2013-07-17 10:06:12 -0500 Report

Sushi. It's the only thing I really miss. I even went to Sukiyabashi Jiro early this year to taste the world's most famous Michelin 3-Stars sushi! Now I can only eat Japanese food without the rice.

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-09 01:08:08 -0500 Report

Brownies. Nice warm, gooy, brownies. They're my favorite and it sucks having to limit myself.

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Jim Edwards 2013-11-14 09:32:33 -0600 Report

Come on down to camp during the summer. They make a triple chocolate brownie. Chocolate mix, chocolate milk, and chocolate chips. My sugar goes up just walking by the trays!

peggy1255 2013-07-02 21:19:09 -0500 Report

Chocolate yummy:)

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-03 18:43:14 -0500 Report

Don't care how that comes. Liquid, solid, in Brandy, in circles that have a M imprinted on them, kisses, bars marked with Hershey, not too particular, but I can't stand bad chocolate, like some of the stuff that comes out at Halloween or Easter and it just should not be sold, given or consumed!

badexample 2013-07-03 22:20:58 -0500 Report

Pasta I'm Italian and with all the different varieties and preparation methods I could eat it every day. Lucky if I have it once a month now.

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Jim Edwards 2013-11-14 09:35:22 -0600 Report

I have not tried it yet, but I just printed off a coupon from this site for Dreamfields pasta. Suppose to be more diabetic friendly.

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-04 13:16:57 -0500 Report

Yeah, low carb pasta is out. It is called cardboard! Pasta is such a great base for supper. too bad what it does to our sugars. Bums me out enough to go and get a Milky Way bar!

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-04 13:51:13 -0500 Report

With a nice pasta sauce like my grandmother used to make. Lots of fresh garlic, green an mildly hot peppers, onions and her special selection of spices. Best chocolate bar I ever had!

singlemomwithson 2013-06-30 17:48:53 -0500 Report

Potatoes, I do not miss sweets or bread at all but really having bad potato withdrawals.

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-03 18:39:14 -0500 Report

Yes, I do without potatoes for the most part. About once a month I eat a baked potato. Just have to be sure my sugars are good before that!

nightingale1703 2013-10-21 09:55:04 -0500 Report

Um potatoes are really good for everyone even if you have diabetes, I eat them all the time but I get red potatoes , they have way less starch and are lower on the glycemic scale, leave the skin on for extra fiber and roast them whole, not mashed, mashed will get your bg too high because it's over processed, have the potatoes with a veggie and meat source and I guarantee your bg will be fine

VRandy 2013-06-29 11:17:52 -0500 Report

Hey Jim - I fall in with Stuart…it's the sweets with coffee at the end of a great meal…I miss them…I'll take a small bite now and then…but they are too carb costly!

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-03 18:30:19 -0500 Report

I work at a kids camp. Can eat anything that is here. free…But you know the food here is not carb free. Tonight it was personal pan pizza, french fries, and cookies for desert!

Sami1955 2013-06-29 12:18:33 -0500 Report

You know VRandy, sorry to interrupt your session with the boys, but there are diabetic books that you can get on line for free and make desserts that you can actually eat and not worry about.

nightingale1703 2013-10-21 09:56:57 -0500 Report

Sami1955 is right, I get some light and fit vanilla yogurt and crush up a couple of Murray's sugar free Oreos and bam, yummy dessert!

VRandy 2013-06-29 16:10:12 -0500 Report

Thanks Sami - I can and do appreciate the efforts that have been made to 'safely sweeten' desserts! Bring 'em on! It's OK with me for you to enter in 'the boys session' just don't forget to bring the desserts!!!

Sami1955 2013-06-30 01:52:15 -0500 Report

Have you ever checked out the diabetic cookbooks online? You can download them for free. Plus I've been reading my yahoo in the morning and just came across something that caught my eye. 8 things that will help you increase your health by at least 85%. Of course with me I eat most of what they mentioned and watched how much I eat, my problem is that I have to stop smoking and try to walk more because exercising is difficult for me, for I have fibromyalgia, among other things. But that cookbook is great. They have tasty sweets that I know you'll love. Great for Guys night out.

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Jim Edwards 2013-07-03 18:28:22 -0500 Report

Okay. We will all walk over to your place every Friday night and you can start trying and testing the recipes on us!

Nick1962 2013-06-29 08:58:21 -0500 Report

I'm with Armourer - all breads. Oh, and Fritos, definately Fritos, for a diabetic friendly peantut butter and Frito sandwich.

Stuart1966 2013-06-28 14:25:28 -0500 Report

Perhaps its a generational thing, but I was trained, educated in an era 3-4 decades ago when NOTHING, no food was "forbidden". It was always a bartering game which became the misguided current approach(es)…

If there were a single food you got me… funnel cake (plain, NO powdered sugar) maybe? Rice Krispy Candy, birthday cake perhaps… never thought of it much… was always able to eat, provided I could barter correctly for it…

Still do