Food Choices

By angelhart1964 Latest Reply 2014-10-12 13:49:34 -0500
Started 2014-10-10 09:17:39 -0500

There are 6 food groups: starch, protein, milk, vegetables , fruit, and fat. Do you know which foods affect your glucose the most ? Starch and fruits have the most carbohydrates, you can still have these foods , but the question are how much can you eat at one time. And what else are you eating with it ? Are you eating all fruit all by it self ? Are you eating all starch like rice , or paste . It is easy to eat alot of this food at once , but to help you feel fuller longer by adding protein to your meals , combine you starchy meals with chicken, fish, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, beef, and pork. This will prevent such a high 2 hour spike. Of your glucose levels and keep you fuller longer

Tags: weight loss

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-10-12 13:49:34 -0500 Report

Hi angelheart, I am so happy to see you have so much activity on DC.
As a friend I wish to talk to you about posting. Bad information. I know
as a new. Member here. You0 want to share information which you"ve
learned with all of us. Being nurse must make that drive even more so.
Just make sure you have all your facts correct before you start a new

discussion. For example, there are only 5 major food groups. I sincerely hope I haven't offened you. That was not my intention. Hugs, Peggy

Mexrose 2014-10-11 10:16:27 -0500 Report

Wow! This is a lot of getting used to im learning to balance it out n I was keeping tabs on carbs but now it's the starches too! A friend of mine ask his doctor what he needed to concetrate on the doctor told him carbs n to limit it to 15mg per meal!!! Is that even possible! Anyone?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-11 19:38:40 -0500 Report

The one thing I don't do is question what a friends doctor told them. You don't know that persons medical history or why his/her doctor told them that. The doctor gave me the amount I can have per meal and I have cut that in half.

You have to find out what works for you. i don't concern myself with what other peoples doctor tells them because I don't know what their medical history might be and even if they tell me, I can't do a thing about it. For all you know your friend may or may not have been totally honest with you.

Mexrose 2014-10-11 10:08:28 -0500 Report

Wow! This is a lot of getting used to im learning to balance it out n I was keeping tabs on carbs but now it's the starches too! A friend of mine ask his doctor what he need to concetrate n the doctor told him carbs n to limit it to 15mg per meal!!! Is that even possible! Anyone?

Mexrose 2014-10-11 09:59:09 -0500 Report

Nice Tkz for the info I kinda more or less knew but reading it conformed it, when I snack on fruits I have nuts on the side or chesse, haven't tried cottage chesse yet but peanut butter w my apples n carrots is yummy! u can even add it to celery!

GabbyPA 2014-10-11 06:17:39 -0500 Report

All food eventually will become glucose, that is why we eat at all. We need to derive the nutrients and energy from our food. Carbohydrates are often the fastest reacting as far as conversion to glucose. Simple carbs like juice or processed foods convert fast. Adding fiber like eating fruit helps slow down that conversion.

Protein and fats are much slower, but still eventually convert. That is often why a slice of pizza or a fatty meal will give you a longer lasting spike because the conversion is slower and can last for hours after you eat it.

Dairy is mixed. Skim milk will cause a reaction much faster than whole or raw milk that still has fat in it. Of course make it chocolate milk and you are in a whole other ballpark.

Veggies don't get a free ride either. I love corn, but it doesn't love me. I spike no matter how little I eat of it. Put a huge damper on my popcorn days. Even things like Kale and Spinach have carbs in there. You just have to be aware.

There used to be a member here Called Toma, and he had the balance worked out between fat, protein and carb. Here are some of his old discussions that might help.

Mexrose 2014-10-11 10:11:38 -0500 Report

Gabby u mentioned that fiber help slow down that conversation, does taking a fiber supplements do the same as fresh fruit?

GabbyPA 2014-10-12 05:36:38 -0500 Report

I imagine taking fiber can help. Most of us don't get enough through our diets. I do tend to choose whole foods over supplementation. But the best thing to do it try it and see how it affects your levels.

coryjeff 2014-10-11 04:00:07 -0500 Report

what about milk is it bad for blood sugar?

GabbyPA 2014-10-11 06:19:49 -0500 Report

Skim or low fat milk can often be given to diabetics who are experiencing a low to get their levels back up. Milk alone acts more like a sugar than a fat. If you take a moment to read the nutrition label, you may find your answer. This is why a breakfast of grain cereal, milk and a fruit are often very bad for our levels.

haoleboy 2014-10-10 13:47:34 -0500 Report

I like to keep it even simpler …
There are four (macro) nutrients the body requires for survival..
Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats and Water
(The secret is finding the right combination for optimum health)


Mexrose 2014-10-11 10:14:59 -0500 Report

Tkz! For that info, it's a little frustrating find the right combination! But eventually I'm hoping to get their!

Type1Lou 2014-10-10 13:23:02 -0500 Report

Carbohydrates are the key for me…and carbs occur in all of the food groups, some more than others. Yes, even some fish and meat products (like imitation crab meat or hotdogs or lunchmeat) have carbs even though many fish and meats have no carbs. I limit my daily carbs and have generally been able to control my diabetes.

angelhart1964 2014-10-10 18:55:02 -0500 Report

That's good type1lou , im a meat eater , I like fish but not crazy about it , but I do eat a lot of vegetables , and that helps keep my diabetes under control . Have a great day . Thank you for your answer

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-10 10:46:45 -0500 Report

When did the FDA add a new food group? I am wondering why you can't eat a piece of fruit or fruit salad all by itself. Where is that written. Where is it written that you can't have a little rice or pasta and what makes you think you can't control the amount eaten? I find that fiber makes me feel fuller longer than foods that are mainly protein.

I don't understand this post.

angelhart1964 2014-10-10 19:00:51 -0500 Report

Thank you for your answer just joyce I just found this on a website and thought I would post it . Sorry if I made anybody mad . Have a great night

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-10 20:13:47 -0500 Report

I don't waste time getting mad. I am just straight forward. Be careful of what you read on websites, it is not always accurate or even correct information which is why I asked when was a new food group added. People who don't know would believe their are 6 when the reality is there is only 5. Inaccurate information creates problems.

jayabee52 2014-10-10 09:33:24 -0500 Report

Howdy Angelhart
Has there been a new food group added to the food pyramid? I didn't get the memo.

I had always been taught there were 5 food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains,
Protein Foods, Dairy. This according to the USDA "Choose my"

Eating a balanced meal plan is extremely important, however the grains food group (your starch group) is one which really messes with my T2 diabetes and I avoid it as much as I can.

God's best to you


angelhart1964 2014-10-10 10:34:29 -0500 Report

Lol james I don't know I read that somewhere I thought I would share

jayabee52 2014-10-10 13:26:09 -0500 Report

LoL Angel, can't accept EVERYTHING and pass it on as fact one reads on the internet! LoL especially when folks like TJ below are looking to us for accurate info.