Low carb

By rolly123 Latest Reply 2014-09-09 23:04:12 -0500
Started 2014-09-02 13:24:29 -0500

I need help I asked lots question to a lot u! I'm doing bad with low carb! This is were need help I don't have lots low carb items I think! Going shopping sat until then how make food u have in house low carb? I'm going to Ditian on 25 would like sugR lots better got lab in nob and would like 5 or 6 ! Does any one have meals they like that low healthy and what in kitchen! I have protein but in breaded! Fast frozen meals making pea soup is that low carb!? I'm with someone who bring sweets and chips icecream I don't want her feel like she kids can't have it? So what snacks can I get to help with munchies I get 45 carb each meal and if want snack got take out meal? Help please ? Thanks for all good advice earlier ! I'm staying away sweets haven't done good ! I got rid all my bad food and no I didn't eat it!

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Sharkey233 2014-09-09 22:11:48 -0500 Report

Any diet that has you eating less calories than you burn on a consistent basis will result in fat loss, whether it's low carb, high carb, low fat, high fat…it doesn't make any difference, calories are king. If you're in a calorie deficit at the end of the day, you'll lose fat, regardless of what you eat. The only reason why ANY diet works is calorie restriction. Anyone who denies that either doesn't understand basic nutrition or are trying to sell you their fad diet/book.

Some people feel great on low carbs, some people do better on high carb diets. As you're one of the ones that doesn't feel good on low carb, I feel that you're unnecessarily torturing yourself by continuing with this diet when you could be losing just as much fat by eating a conventional diet with foods that make you feel good.

haoleboy 2014-09-09 23:01:02 -0500 Report

as a type 2 diabetic you are able to maintain control over your blood glucose levels eating a "conventional" diet?
recommending to a type 2 that they eat a high carb diet is irresponsible in my opinion … particularly before they have given a low carb diet a chance,


rolly123 2014-09-09 23:04:12 -0500 Report

If high carb I'm doing that! My sugar high got do something not sure going to dr tomorrow c why I'm not controlling my carb

Anonymous 2014-09-04 18:05:16 -0500 Report

It's a tricky thing.. Reading labels, finding out what food that rise your blood sugars. A carbohydrate counting book might help.. You can still buy snacks for your kids, u don't have to eat them!!!!!! Portion control is a big thing!!!! Munchies well, talk to dietician!!! see what she recommends. There's fruit, veggies, all kinds of things. Just remember everything in moderation!!!

rolly123 2014-09-04 18:09:28 -0500 Report

Thanks anonymous I don't have kids sandy one rent from and mother who adopted me has grown kids comes eats sweets yes I don't it hard I'm working hard with it! Yes this Saturday going but snacks low carb any suggestion! Got receipy for sf fudge going try!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for advice

Pat-O 2014-09-04 18:55:37 -0500 Report

I've got cut up carrots and fruit in my fridge.There are loads of things - even plain yogurt with fruit. These are snacks that might help and low carb
Snacks with Less Than 5 Grams of Carbohydrate 15 almonds 3 celery sticks + 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
5 baby carrots
5 cherry tomatoes + 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing
1 hard-boiled egg
1 cup cucumber slices + 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing
¼ cup of fresh blueberries
1 cup of salad greens + 1/2 cup of diced cucumber + drizzle of vinegar and oil
1 frozen sugar-free popsicle
1 cup of light popcorn
2 saltine crackers
10 gold-fish crackers
½ cup sugar-free gelatin
1 piece of string cheese stick
8 green olives 2 Tablespoons pumpkin or sesame seeds
¼ of a whole avocado (~4 g.)

ReaderReader12 2014-09-03 12:00:04 -0500 Report

The almond flour I found at Marc's…the fudge is 1 8oz package of sugar free chocolate chips Hershey has them and i have found them at Wal-mart or Amazon can ship them to your house and they might be cheaper than Wal-mart. So I melt the chips and then I stir in some of of the powered xylitol, not sure how much to taste? Then I add 1 pint of fresh ground peanuts stir it up good a little bit of a heart heathy oil to make it a little creamy and then I put in it a pan into the fridge to set up and I keep in in the fridge and nibble on it all week. I never go down looking for candy, or chips or fast good anymore. To change it up a bit I sometimes use fresh ground almond butter instead of the fresh ground peanuts. Then I melt half the chocolate chips and do the rest the same way except maybe leave the oil out and I use little paper cups and put some chocolate in the cup and the the almond mixture and it is little candy cups.

ReaderReader12 2014-09-03 12:29:05 -0500 Report

if anyone gives the xylitol a try run it through a coffee grinder before using. It is large crystals and can be like eating sand. The finer powder you get after using the coffee grinder makes the sweetener go farther also.

ReaderReader12 2014-09-03 10:06:05 -0500 Report

Did you know that Wal-mart sells low carb ice cream? It is Breyers and they have chocolate and vanilla. There are also chocolate covered ice cream bars on a stick that are on a stick and they are also by Breyers and 5g of carbs. I also have Carbquik it is a 2g carb flour that I can make waffles, pancakes, cookies biscuits, and many other things there are recipes on the box inside the cardboard of the box and on their website. The website is www.Carbalose.com I also use the sweetner Xtlitol and the website for that is www.xylitolusa.com my 5 pound bag of sweetener is being shipped right now. A friend I know maybe chocolate chips cookies using the xylitol and the Carquik flour and sugar free chocolate chips, and said they were very good. She said they were a little different that cause the flour is different, but even her husband liked them. And by them being different she didn't eat as many of them at a time. They lasted longer. I do have a sweet tooth and I make my sugar free fudge and keep that ready for anytime I feel tempted and I am still staying away from fast food and the candy in the store. With the Carbquik flour I can make cheddar cheese biscuits. The flier I have on the xylitol says it is diabetic-friendly, low-glycemic, slowly metabolized, natural insulin stabilizer, diminishes sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Anyway maybe some things you can check out. I am found Bob's Red Hill finely ground Almond Meal/Flour and it has 3g of carbs. I used it when I made fried some eggplant. It was good.

rolly123 2014-09-03 11:23:42 -0500 Report

Do u have receipy for fudge thanks for tip I'm going walmart does almond flour have flavor almond in it?

Glucerna 2014-09-02 20:27:21 -0500 Report

You're really making good changes Rollie! To learn more about which foods contain carbohydrate, check out the information here: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food... It gives lists of foods and the approximate amount of carbohydrate they contain. As others have said, you get more accurate information when you use the food label, but this guide gives you a good start. ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123 2014-09-02 16:32:29 -0500 Report

Thks gabby
I was doing good but went sour fast
I didn't know carrots was high carb!
I'm have gravy with steak tips how count gravy or is their carbs?

Type1Lou 2014-09-02 17:36:02 -0500 Report

Gravy is usually made with flour and it is the flour that has the carbohydrates.
If you make your own gravy, count the amount of flour (1 tbsp of all purpose white flour has 6 grams of carb), determine how much your recipe makes and how much you eat and you can figure the amount of carbs. My can of Campbell's Brown gravy with onion says it has 4 grams of carb per each quarter cup. (Onions also have a bit of carb..one whole raw 2 1/2 inch onion has 10 grams of carb.) The steak is carb free all by itself as are most meats and fish and poultry, as long as they re not processed in any way (processed might include many deli meats, fake crabmeat and lobster, chicken roll, and hot dogs.)

rolly123 2014-09-02 17:49:14 -0500 Report

That helps Lou thanks I had probly 3 tablespoon and 2 baby potatoe and broc cauliflower no butter or anything extra I found 15 carb potatoe and 15 for gravy does that sound right! Working hard at this isn't easy now Ditian say can have half cup icecream be 15 carb because milk doesn't say what kind ?

Type1Lou 2014-09-02 18:24:45 -0500 Report

For the ice cream, if you bought it in a carton, it will have the carbohydrate content listed under the nutritional information. Depending upon what kind of ice cream, the amount will vary. ..again, read the labels! Plain vanilla ice cream is usually one of the lowest in carb content. As for the gravy, was it made from a package or in a can or home-made? The carb content, if home-made, will depend upon what you made it with. The potato carbohydrates will depend upon the size of the portion you ate. My guide states that one medium whole potato without skin has 34 grams of carb…(that's why I like my digital nutrition scale because it will tell me, based on the weight, how many carbs are in it rather than trying to figure out what is "small" or "medium") You may have over-estimated the carbs on the gravy and underestimated it on the potatoes but I'm not really sure. Fats, generally have very little carbohydrate. It'll take time to master this but, by becoming aware of the carbohydrates, you're already making progress.

rolly123 2014-09-02 18:30:13 -0500 Report

Is the digital scale expensive were did u pick up their that sounds what I needed thanks for input
I appreciate all the help I'm doing good so far got adjust carb but my sugar was 145 that's great for me

Type1Lou 2014-09-02 18:35:18 -0500 Report

A friend gave me her scale that was bought at Target some years ago. I know that they are selling one that looks just like it at Amazon.com. I'll try to copy the link and send it to you.

GabbyPA 2014-09-02 16:27:55 -0500 Report

Your post the other day you were doing well. You had improved a lot. So this is just a way to continue in that.
Low carb is easiest when it's simple foods.
Proteins with no sauces or breading are best.
Fresh veggies that are low starch are good. Peas, unfortunately are a high starch veggie. So are corn and carrots.
If you can keep a daily intake of carbs and just share it kind of equally thru the day.
I try to stay away from store bought frozen meals. If I am going to have frozen meals, I make extra of what I cook and freeze that for a quick dinner when I need that.