Meal planning

PeggySue1234
By PeggySue1234 Latest Reply 2014-08-19 10:39:12 -0500
Started 2014-08-17 19:51:43 -0500

I am T2 .How does everyone keep track of your food and carb intake ? Do you write down all prior to eating or after you eat it. Do you plan your snacks ? If you do not write it down,take note of how much food u actually have on your plate. Is it portion amount or is it restaurant portion ? Seems I have dieted most of my life after birth of my 3 kids. I am tired of keeping track of intake. But do hope to improve,always room for that.


11 replies

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-08-18 18:12:37 -0500 Report

When keeping track of everything seems daunting, think about how you can simplify it. Perhaps just keep track of one thing, like portion size or carbohydrate content. Or focus on just one meal or time of day for a few weeks until that feels easy, then pick another meal to focus on. The best type of tracking is the one that works for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

PeggySue1234
PeggySue1234 2014-08-18 15:36:08 -0500 Report

In the beginning after was told T2..I kept better notes… I see must get myself more organized . Which I CAN do. :)

Jungle5
Jungle5 2014-08-18 15:33:44 -0500 Report

I find it easiest to write down everything - after I eat it. Writing what you eat down makes you more aware. I find it a pain trying to put it into my phone…so I just carry a little notebook around with me

Jungle5
Jungle5 2014-08-18 15:30:27 -0500 Report

I find it easiest to write down everything - after I eat it. Writing what you eat down makes you more aware. I find it a pain trying to put it into my phone…so I just carry a little notebook around with me

PeggySue1234
PeggySue1234 2014-08-18 13:15:32 -0500 Report

Thanks for your replies. I've made out menus so can know at instant how much and what of food we have most often. My husband is the cook and does eat much healthier since we were married in '97. :) I do that trick as taking part of meal home from restaurant to eat at supper.

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-08-18 08:43:45 -0500 Report

I'm a bit of a geek, and people always say their life depends on their iPhone…

I use an iBGstar meter with the iBGstar app. The meter connects directly to my phone and I can email my results straight to my doctor when I get to my appointements.

The app is easy and simple, and although it could do a couple more things, I still like it. I measure out my foods whenever I eat at home, and either ask for nutritional information, or Look it up with the myfitness pal app when I eat out. I keep track of all the carbs in the ibgstar app, as well as insulin injections and even have set up comments to keep track of the injection site so I can avoid using the same site too often.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-08-18 07:35:45 -0500 Report

My breakfast is usually 30 carb grams and my lunch, anywhere between 40 and 45 grams of carb depending upon the size of the apple eat. My breakfast and lunch each day is pretty much the same. I calculate my dinner carbs (dinner varies each day) before I eat because I have to dose my insulin according to the carbohydrate count, as well as taking into account what my pre-meal BG is as well.

kimfing
kimfing 2014-08-17 21:12:20 -0500 Report

I keep track of carbs i eat and insulin i take as i am t1. Before going on the pump two, months ago i used an app diabetes connect. Great app. I eat snacks if dinner is going to be a little later than normal so i don't get too hungry. It usually is a small handful of lightly salted peanuts. I also make notes of what food does what to my bs. I read all labels to see what serving size is and i stick to that serving size. When at restaurant, they always serve too big portions. I always bring my food scale so i know how many carbs i am having.

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