Food, I need help husbands counts are always in the high 200

By Jannifer Latest Reply 2014-12-03 05:22:41 -0600
Started 2014-12-02 13:37:54 -0600

I am trying to make so major changes in our eating habits, most of the stuff in the receipt sections still have to many carbs and stuff for my husband i will take all of the lowest fat and carb receipts that you have.

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Michael V Baker
Michael V Baker 2014-12-02 23:18:54 -0600 Report

James below stated it best, below. BTW: I too avoided fats 40 years ago as a type 1 but ate grains. When ceased, but, not 100% grain intake my BG levels are as James also. Do not understand why one needs carbohydrates unless going to be continually active.

haoleboy 2014-12-02 22:29:35 -0600 Report

Eat meat and eat vegetables that grow above ground. Is there a clinical reason he is avoiding fat? Eating low carb and low fat can be a difficult "diet" to stay on and can even lead to some unintended health issues.


jayabee52 2014-12-02 19:57:20 -0600 Report

Howdy Jannifer

I have mangaged my T 2 by following a Low carb (not no carb) high protein meal plan, and have been following it for the past 3 + yrs.

I eat a lot of meat and I don't necessarily worry about the fat. If you are concerned about cholesterol Triglycerides or other blood lipids because it has been discovered that most of the cholesterol and other lipids are created when one eats too many grain carbs.

My low carb meal plan excludes the use of breads of any kind and any product made from grain. It sounds rather extreme, but I am able to manage my BG (blood glucose) and keep my BG levels between 80 to 130 mg/dl. I had achieved an A1c of 5.5% and the first 5 mo I lost 65 lbs and had to add a little fat in to the meal plan to keep from losing too much weight. I have written this plan for all to see and I will share it with you upon reqeust.

I am wondering if your hubby is fully on board and engaged with any new eating plan you may settle on, as if his heart isn't in it, he will find a way to mess it up.

I had a metformin regimen imposed upon me by my first wife when she declared to our pastor in my presence that if I don't start taking care of my diabetes, she would divorce me. I didn't want that so I complied, kinda.

Until I really got serious about my diabetes over 3 yrs ago, I found little sneaky ways to cheat. I don't think it is wise or healthy to your marriage to act as hubby's "food police".

BTW She eventually did divorce me, but not for that reason. But that caused a strain in our relationship which only grew wider and more serious. I acted out in ways that were not healthy for me or for her.

I want the best tof you two and so I am giving you some "dutch uncle" advice.

Praying for improving health for all


Jannifer 2014-12-03 05:17:50 -0600 Report

thank you for all of your prayers they are needed. I have been changing our eating habits, but he is now understanding that he is in trouble. We are in this together but with his long working hours on the road we have to have the last meal of the day as carb free as possible. that is what the doctor said but we are not getting his numbers down. He went on the Atkins diet and put on weight. We are having a lot of problems getting this under control any ideas and prayers will to received happily

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-02 19:42:26 -0600 Report

I agree with Reb. Cut out the white foods. Find out from his doctor how many carbs per meal he can have. Then get a referral to a registered dietitian who can help you with meal plans.

Once you find out how many carbs he can have per meal and getting a meal plan from a dietitian, meal planning will be easier. Adding exerc oise even if it is a 20 minute walk around the block will help lower the numbers.

Not all of the recipes are diabetic friendly. Sign up for and you will get emails from them and diabetic connect that have some really great recipes and they will tell you the carbs in them.

Go to a Diabetes Education Class you will learn how to read food labels or you can go on You Tube and look for the How to Read Food Labels videos. You will also learn about serving sizes and portion control. Good luck to you.

RebDee 2014-12-02 13:56:35 -0600 Report

Try the NO WHITE DIET. No salt, no sugar, no white rice (brown rice is ok), no white noodles (gluten free noodles or quinoa noodles are ok), and no white potatoes (sweet potatoes are great) and especially no white bread (try rye or pumpernickel or squaw). Don't have any candy, cookies, cake in the house. While fruit has fructose, it is still better for you than the other stuff. I am still learning, but today I went to Kaiser to have my blood pressure checked and for the first time in years, my BP was 121/64. Sure shocked me!! (in a good way).

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