Cutting out all grains

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2014-12-15 17:18:09 -0600
Started 2014-12-13 22:59:57 -0600

Hi..I was wondering if there could possibly be any down side to cutting all bread out of my diet. I have already stopped eating refined sugar, pasta, rice and white potatoes..but my number still are not where I want them to morning levels are usually between 115 and 130…and my 2 hour post meals are running approx 160-170…I would like to bring my morning sugars down to 100 and my post meals down to under 140..and I would rather not cut my veggies..I love my salads and my roasted veggies…

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RosalieM 2014-12-14 17:59:22 -0600 Report

There is no downside to cutting bread out of your diet. It is probably causing your problem. Grandma Rose

kimfing 2014-12-14 13:35:05 -0600 Report

If you want better post meal readings, try some exercise after meals.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-14 18:11:57 -0600 Report

I walk after dinner every night…and just recently started resistance training 3 times a week…BUT I really cant wait till swimming weather…that is the exercise I can do everyday and really enjoy..

GabbyPA 2014-12-14 05:46:04 -0600 Report

This is what I have been doing and it helps a lot. I have not succeeded to totally eliminate them, but I did much better when I don't eat those kinds of carbs. I also feel better, and while I am not gluten intolerant, I can feel a difference in my joints when I don't eat the grains. We don't require that kind of carb to live, they are like "candy" and can be eaten as a treat.

The worst advice I followed was to reintroduce that kind of carb back into my diet. I was told I need to be balanced and include grains. I have never really gone back to where I started, but I am going to be doing that.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-14 18:15:07 -0600 Report

For me it is a question of…where the heck am I going to put my peanut and almonds butters..I have given up so much already…and I am really fine with it…but my coffee and my dark chocolate…THEY STAY..would rather die a little sooner than live a loooong miserable life…some things are non negotiable…guess I could make my own bread..but almond flour is sooo expensive..

GabbyPA 2014-12-15 17:18:09 -0600 Report

I eat my nut butters on apples, celery, and sometimes crackers, but usually apples.
Make your own almond milk, and the by product it almond flour. That is what I do. Works good for me.

jayabee52 2014-12-13 23:17:45 -0600 Report

Howdy Jib Jab
I have managed my BG (blood glucose) levels for over 3 yrs by cutting out all breads and the other things you have cut out of your meal plan. I eat a low (not no) carb and high protein meal plan and I have done very well.

From what I see of your BG numbers, I would not complain. If you want to try to lower your morning fasting try testing your BG before you go to bed and if under 130, eat a couple slices of apple with peanut butter on it. See if that might help lower your fasting AM readings. (the apple is a complex carb and the peanut butter is a protein which digests most of the night. That might help you prevent a liver dump before you awaken)

Post meal readings (2 hr post prandial) look good as they are below 180 mg/dl. I have similar readings, so I think you are doing well.

God's best to you


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-14 04:10:28 -0600 Report

I thought I was doing well also…until i read that the standard for blood glucose levels was now being re-looked at…and that organ damage still occurs with glucose levels above 140..which is why my goal is now under 140..better safe than sorry..

RosalieM 2014-12-14 18:04:43 -0600 Report

Jibber Jabber,
My A1c has been 7.5 or so for many years. After 30 years with diabetes, I have no organ or nerve damage. All this time I have
exercised faithfully. I suspect the exercise played a major part in protecting me. I do weight machines, treadmill and lap swimming. I also work hard. Being sedentary is a killer for sure.
Grandma Rose

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