Carb Counting

By correctionsnurse1 Latest Reply 2015-02-24 09:18:40 -0600
Started 2015-02-20 22:17:37 -0600

To those of you that are carb counting, I have not had spaghetti for about a month and a half now. I do you Dreamfield Pasta when I do, but their nutritional label is too complicated for my little pea brain.
I prob messed up when I put my carbs in my pump for supper tonight :-(. I measured 1 cup cooked, does anyone have a clue as to how many carbs that may have been? Thanks in advance.

Tags: nutrition

20 replies

GabbyPA 2015-02-22 15:42:32 -0600 Report

Sadly, they have been forced to settle a class action suit on the deception they used in their labeling of carbs and fiber and the actual counts. I do like Dreamfield pasta, but I have given it up. It says 40 carbs (I believe, it's been a long time since I looked at a box) and then took away like 25 in is all kind of a game and they got caught.

I don't know how you would count it for a pump other than to just call out the carbs it lists as carbs. I have always been taught that you can only take out half of the fiber from your carb number and that is only if it's over 3g of fiber in a serving. It's a game I do not play because I tend to end up in denial about carbs in foods when I do. But I don't have to calculate as closely as a pump user does.

Have you asked your doctor how it would be best to deal with foods that are high fiber foods?

correctionsnurse1 2015-02-22 18:41:54 -0600 Report

Gabby…My dietary needs are very complicated r/t IBS and Diverticulitis. My PCP lets my GI handle that part, but of course she cannot handle the diabetes. Then I have a nurse educator for my pump therapy. So I have decided to work one on one with Diabetes Nurse Educator/Nutritionist where I live. So hopefully we can do a balancing act that will suit the carb counting and the health issues.

GabbyPA 2015-02-23 13:00:14 -0600 Report

Those things do add to the fray, Sorry to hear that. I hope your educator really helps. Sometimes someone from the outside can see things more clearly than we can.

kimfing 2015-02-21 21:37:56 -0600 Report

I try to stay away from pasta. I did have for v day. My wonderful husband cooked whole wheat lasagna noodles, filled w ricotta n mozzarella parsley. Rolled them individually covered w homemade sauce n cheesenb baked them. This way we know how much we are having. Other times i want spaghetti n meatballs i make zucchini noodles saute them with garlic for a minute or two them put homemade sauce

correctionsnurse1 2015-02-21 22:42:57 -0600 Report

Someone else had posted about zucchini noodles and I guess I got distracted (happens alot). Do you make them, or are the found at the grocery store?

GabbyPA 2015-02-23 13:03:02 -0600 Report

Here is the discussion that talks about the tool you can buy to make zucchini "noodles"

I picked one up at Bed Bath and Beyond and have used it a couple of times so far. It's easy and if you let the zucchini drain off the excess liquid, they can have a very nice mouth feel when you eat them.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-02-21 08:40:59 -0600 Report

I posted last year that there us a class action lawsuit against Dream fields pasta for being low carb when it isn't. That was all over the news when it happened. I eat pasta now and then. But I don't use it as a meal.

correctionsnurse1 2015-02-21 09:52:21 -0600 Report

Just Joyce… Thanks for they info. As you can prob tell, I do not eat much pasta either or very often. Now in the winter, I do make homemade pasta, as I am Italian, but I try to stick with my Nonni's soup recipes instead.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-21 02:00:09 -0600 Report

hi correctionnurse. I tried that pasta when I first started getting serious about carbs and weight loss, and found it just as high if not higher in carbs than regular pasta, i dont remember the exact number but it was high. I now eat zucchini noodles or I will use spaghetti squash or actually any veggie, like cauliflower or green beans for my pasta sauce. I love alfredo sauce with chicken in it, and I dump it over my veggie noodles. Yummm… might try that as a lower carb alternative?

GabbyPA 2015-02-23 13:05:14 -0600 Report

I have found that roasted cauliflower topped with some Parmesan cheese works great as well. I did get my "Veggetti" and I love it. I have only tried the big side, I have not tried the smaller noodle side. Thanks for posting about it.

handmashed 2015-02-21 01:37:39 -0600 Report

HI~ I avoid spaghetti because of the crazy math problems~ But to satisfy my pasta cravings, I make cupcake pan lasagna. Much… much less pasta and a very full pasta feel!! Usually, I get 6 cupcake lasagnas out of 3 noodles..each cupcake has 2 circular noodles, (cut with a coffee cup.. or what ever cup fits inside your cupcake pan) I use a standard cupcake pan, and it is around 11 grams of carbs for a serving of 2 lasagna cupcakes.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-21 16:55:55 -0600 Report

Hi Handmashed,
Where did you ever come up with that idea? Its great and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing…
Hugs, VL

correctionsnurse1 2015-02-21 00:03:56 -0600 Report

Steve… Well my research before I actually ate my spaghetti paid off. Like I stated before, I measured 1 cup, that was with homemade sauce included. For this alone, not including my salad, I counted 21 carbs. I checked my BG a little over 2 hours after I ate. Usually I use the "B" button on my pump and do not plug in BG, just carbs. But since I was concerned about supper spiking me, I checked b4 snack and my BG was 112. But I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket just yet. Hopefully it will be ok fasting in the morning.

haoleboy 2015-02-20 22:51:40 -0600 Report

If one cup of cooked spaghetti weighs 140 grams (which I believe it does) and according to the Dreamfields site 56 grams of their spaghetti has 41 carbs … I'd say about 120 grams.
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correctionsnurse1 2015-02-20 23:00:39 -0600 Report

Thank you Steve… It was really making my head hurt, lol. Well… I guess I will be doing a correction bolus and note to self : lay off even the low carb pasta.

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