Sorry i;ve been away so much but need to know what a high fiber diet fir a t2 would be

By diabeticdummy Latest Reply 2014-06-28 07:42:57 -0500
Started 2014-06-24 19:49:45 -0500

OK i have surgery tomorrow as i have told you guys before, i have been so busy past couple weeks with herd health and planting crops and bringing crops in and then all the rain we have been getting here in Texas has me working 18-20 hrs a day my pump is doing awesome keeping me between 90-130 bg an occasional 140-150 bg but not often all my labs have come back great since everyone help I'm eating better special thanks to Steve and James Ive learned and incorporated allot from you and guys and everyone else i thank you for the support its really changed my outlook on t2 and helped me get better this is the best Ive felt in 2.5 yrs the weight loss is slow but still going down. now for the question after surge tomorrow the doctor wants me to go on a high fiber diet for a week isn't that high in carbs or am i thinking wrong surgeon will give a list of foods tomorrow before surgery but i want to be prepared mentally and go to the store in morning before surgery any help will be appreciated and wish me luck if surgery goes well it will be my last i think were at 7 or 8 so far i just wanna be kinda normal again i will have to use a cane for rest of life but at least i will be walking still.

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Type1Lou 2014-06-28 07:42:57 -0500 Report

Some of the lower carb coping mechanisms I've developed for myself, actually increase the fiber I eat. When I make pasta for my husband, I put the sauce over french style green beans on my plate…more fiber, less carbs and calores and most of the flavor is in the sauce anyway. Others have used spaghetti squash. For lasagna, you can make a low carb version by substituting the pasta noodles with some vegetables like eggplant or spinach or even par-boiled cabbage. There are even pizza crust recipes here on DC that makes the crust using shredded zucchini and cheese. My diet is heavy on salads. My lunch eat day is one apple slathered with all-natural peanut butter. (As a hard-working male farmer, no doubt you would need to eat more than I do .) Just thought I'd share what works for me and hope some of it helps. Wishing you a rapid recovery!

haoleboy 2014-06-25 14:14:58 -0500 Report

one more thing then I'll shut up …
soluble fiber is more beneficial than insoluble …
generally speaking, veggies have more than fruits, beans have more than seeds and nuts … generally

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-24 21:28:40 -0500 Report

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I am having surgery tomorrow also. Thankfully I will be able to eat solid foods again.

diabeticdummy 2014-06-24 22:00:17 -0500 Report

thanks Joyce good luck with your surgery too, not being able to eat solid food that's gotta suck

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-24 22:10:53 -0500 Report

Thianks so much. My neighbors are loving it. They have been teasing me to no end. One wanted to buy me a Gerber Baby Starter Kit. Another asked me if I was sterilizing my bottles before putting formula in it. Another asked if I needed to be burped. They have kept my spirits up. Even the Community officers have had their say in it.

It did suck but the doctor said my concoction was working. I have been drinking muscle milk with ice cream, and root beer or muscle milk and fresh strawberries that I liquefy with milk and ice cream all blended together. I gave up on the veggies and soups. The doctor told me to switch from Ensure and Boost to Muscle Milk because it has more protein. Once I did that I wasn't feeling as hungry as I did on the other stuff.

diabeticdummy 2014-06-24 22:21:41 -0500 Report

ok now your teasing me i drank mussle milk for years as a weight lifter i used to go thru a five lbs tub every two days i mixed it with everything that i could think of but back then i was needing the fat protien and calories of it as i needed about 9000 calories a day im hoping i can start lifting again soon as ive been doing it since i was 12 i love to work out just my dx t2 2.5 yrs ago stopped allot of that as it came on me very hard and aggressively i would like to do one more strongman comp. before im 45

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-24 22:36:31 -0500 Report

Muscle Milk taste better than Boost and Ensure and it comes lactose free. I even mixed it with orange juice. It sure kept me from going low when I mixed it with something.

I lost 22lbs between May 22 and this morning. I am really going to keep up with the weight loss but I am not going to keep using the Muscle Milk.

Good luck with the weight lifting. I can't remember what I was doing when I was 45…lol

haoleboy 2014-06-24 20:37:25 -0500 Report

Look at ways to incorporate flaxseed meal or chia seeds into your diet. I'll have more later but right now I'm sitting in a waiting room

diabeticdummy 2014-06-24 20:54:30 -0500 Report

OK, i look forward to your input ill look up chia seeds i don't like flaxseed meal much

haoleboy 2014-06-24 21:53:16 -0500 Report

First off … best of luck on your surgery tomorrow.
I get the aversion to flax … what about wheat bran or germ?
So … you are right … the easy way to increase fiber tends to be high carb. Assuming that you do not have room in your daily carb intake for grains and beans/legumes and the like you should look at ways of replacing what you normally eat with higher fiber options. In the fruit category blackberries and raspberries are a better source of fiber not quite as good but still acceptable are apples and pears (whole, raw including skin). Avocados are a great fiber source as is unsweetened coconut. I eat a lot of broccoli, chard, spinach and chard for their nutrient density and fiber content.
As with anything we eat … watch the portions. Even though these foods are relatively low in carbs it can be easy to over do it.
I guess the short story is to take a look at everything you are eating and take a look if you could increase your daily fiber intake by making some simple substitutions.

diabeticdummy 2014-06-24 22:04:24 -0500 Report

oh yeah diet is flexible to incorporate some choices of more fiber and i love fruit and avocado and beans ok this will not be as hard as i was thinking as i have most of that growing fresh in are garden

haoleboy 2014-06-24 22:30:11 -0500 Report

last resort would be to take something like Metamucil … but it is so much better to eat these delicious foods since, as you know, they all have many nutrient benefits as well

neverlowbg 2014-06-24 20:15:39 -0500 Report

We're praying for you hope you do well tomorrow will call and check on you after surgery and thanks for the alfalfa roll my animals are really liking it fresh

diabeticdummy 2014-06-24 20:33:23 -0500 Report

Thanks and its no problem on the alfalfa glad they like it just getting ready to do a second cut will get three cuts this yr maybe if weathers stay good maybe a fourth haven't had a third or fourth cut in yrs due to no rain, so how do you like this website i told you about in diabetes class its really cool