Can I eat this?

tneecie51
By tneecie51 Latest Reply 2014-10-03 13:44:21 -0500
Started 2014-09-25 09:04:06 -0500

Is Fiber One 90 calories allowed? Yes or no?


13 replies

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-10-03 13:42:26 -0500 Report

I don't see why not. I eat them sometimes but check your BS about an hour afterward and see. the thing about Fiber One, at least the ones I have looked at and/or eaten, is I wish they had more protein. The fiber is good enough I guess but I wish they had a little more of that too.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-10-03 13:44:21 -0500 Report

I like the brownies. there are others that are too sweet, and have too many carbs. the brownies with 17 g carbs and 5g fiber, I do real well with.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-29 07:41:13 -0500 Report

The first question you ask is how many carbs are in the bar. Since it touts fiber, maybe check to see how much fiber is in it. If it falls in the range of carbs you can eat at that particular time of the day, then eat it. I would then do some testing to see how it affects your glucose readings. If it spikes you, maybe have it with some other foods like a protein. And test again. See if it makes any difference.

This is how you can find out foods that work for you and foods you need to avoid. It's not one size fits all, and everyone has different reactions to different foods. I should not eat anything corn...even a little spikes me. But I can eat a serving of ice cream without ill effects. It takes a lot of experimenting.

Lydickk
Lydickk 2014-09-28 21:22:49 -0500 Report

I forgot to add that I used to eat Kashi Go Lean with diced apples and cinnamon until I discovered I was either gluten intollerant or Celiac and it didn't cause a spike in my glucose.

Lydickk
Lydickk 2014-09-28 21:17:24 -0500 Report

Here is some basic/general information you may find useful. Remember that not everyone has the same goals and not everyone's body absorbs carbs from different foods the same way. When I was first diagnosed I couldn't touch a banana or a yellow squash although I could eat other fruits and zucchini with no problem. Bananas and yellow squash caused immediate, high spikes in my glucose readings.

The "general" number of carbs per meal for a female (not trying to lose weight) is 30 carbs of starch, 15 carbs of fruit, and 15 carbs of vegetables. Fiber and protein slow down the absorption of carbs (which turn into glucose) so everyone should make sure each of their meals and/or snacks contain fiber and protein. It's also important to watch how many simple carbs you eat since they move through your system quicker than complex carbs which take longer for the body to break down.

Meals should be spaced 4 1/2-5 hours apart with no snacking for at least 3 hours after a meal. Snacks should be no more than 15 carbs.

If you are still hitting spikes there are a few foods you can add to your meals that will slow down the absorption of carbs that leads to glucose spikes - cinnamon and vinegar. Cinnamon can easily be added to breakfast cereals or applesauce and vinegar in a main component in salad dressings.

Hope this helps!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-09-25 22:12:58 -0500 Report

Have you met with a registered dietitian to figure out how much carbohydrate to eat at meals? Also, testing your blood sugar before and after meals will help you learn how different foods affect you. There isn't one way of eating that works for everyone with diabetes, and working with a registered dietitian will help you develop a plan that fits your needs. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-09-25 17:02:37 -0500 Report

Rather than looking at the calories, I would counsel you to pay attention to the carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are what primarily cause your BG to go up. Have you set a limit for your daily carb intake? I've found that by limiting my carbs to 120 grams per day, I am able to maintain my weight at 120 lbs and my A1c in the 6's…last one was 6.6. I don't pay attention to the calories and the fat that I eat; by paying attention to the carbs, the rest takes care of itself. (Although, I did get curious and calculated that my normal daily caloric intake is around 1200 calories.)

tneecie51
tneecie51 2014-09-25 13:59:30 -0500 Report

Just asking.What is your reason not eating Special K? If you don't mind me asking.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-09-25 14:20:15 -0500 Report

I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible as they have lots of things added that I'd rather avoid plus I find that cereals generally spike my BGL. I do occasionally eat "old fashioned" rolled oats as they do not spike me as badly and the ingredient list is pretty simple : oats.
Again … just me and what I have found that works,

Steve

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-09-25 11:50:53 -0500 Report

depending on your daily carbohydrate targets at 18 carbs it is possible that you could eat it.
after looking at the nutrition/ingredient label the question is should you eat it.

Steve

tneecie51
tneecie51 2014-09-25 12:22:11 -0500 Report

Ok. What about Special K cereal original?

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-09-25 13:48:50 -0500 Report

that would all depend on what your daily/per meal carb limit is and how your body responds to cereal … for me Special K would be on the do not eat list but … THAT"S JUST ME.