can some one

By Shirl0125 Latest Reply 2009-08-26 07:47:34 -0500
Started 2009-08-24 13:44:56 -0500

Can someone tell me the best Diet to follow ?

15 replies

hbkunkel 2009-08-25 15:36:05 -0500 Report

Portion control, portion control, portion control. Sometimes I cook spaghetti squash and use it in place of pasta and it is pretty good. Carbs are OK if they are comlex ones that don't spike the BS as much. EAting 5 smaller meals also helps. Good luck.

P2putt 2009-08-25 06:19:41 -0500 Report

I try to eat as few carbs as possible.When I eat pasta,I have found that Dreamfield is very good. It also matabolizes slower so no bs spike. Again watch your portions.I eat a lot of salads,veggies and 2 eggs for breakfast, 1 slice of Whole wheat or 12 grain a day. The bread products MUST be Whole Wheat not just wheat.Drink a lot of water,ice tea,and sugar free beverages.Hopes this helps some.Welcome to the site,log in frequently. Pete

SkipT 2009-08-25 02:47:36 -0500 Report

Actually you should stop thinking "diet". You should in fact be thinking "way of life". I eat to live, not live to eat. I follow a VERY low carb program by Dr. Bernstein. You can read about it at:

salmanda 2009-08-25 05:58:46 -0500 Report

I have gone whole grain in as many places as possible, but I just can't get used to the whole grain pasta. A diabetes nurse told me about Barilla Plus (bright yellow box) pasta. I really like it, and there is not much difference in taste from regular pasta. Of course any carb has to be eaten in moderation with the focus on veggies and protein.
You may find that your insurance program will pay for you to see a dietician. Check it out. :)

salmanda 2009-08-25 05:59:15 -0500 Report

Very good point Skip!

DJ 2009-08-26 07:47:34 -0500 Report

I also use the Barilla plus and even though the texture is a bit different, if you eat it regularly it becomes more tasty with time.I use the angel hair pasta and the Macaroni and have come to love them. The key is everything in moderation and small portions.No soda,of any kind is best and a good Non-sugar sweetner for tea and coffee. I do not eat any sugar added to anything, I use Basmati rice and only eat a small portion when I do have it,and rinse it well before making it.I eat whole grain breads only and whole grain cereal(cheerios'smulti-grain),and 1% milk but only a cup or less.I also have eggs maybe twice a week,and chicken,fish,ground sirlion,no fat steak,pork chops and saurkraut..but what I find works for me is sour stuff..Dill,Lemon,Lime,Vinegar,anything sour.
Vitamins are also important, I take a good multi-vitamin(Centrum Cardio,twice a day) a Super B complex,Omega 3,(1200 mg twice a day),a Calcium-D3-K tablet(also twice a day). for a nighttime snack before bed I have found Lime Sherbert works best for me(two small scoops), and keeps the night time lows away,it is becoming tough to find but I also use Lemon when I can't find the Lime.Oh, and as much Veggies and Friut as you can handle…but be aware that some of them can be high carb and high sugar content…so test your BS after trying something new.(wait at least 2 hours after consumption before testing).
Bottom line on eating I have found is …you have to try things and test your BS after eating them…and find what works best for you,as everyone is effected differently by different foods, and there are soooo many variables that can effect how your body deals with different things at different times.
Hope some of this has been helpful,:)

Antique-Dave 2009-08-24 20:52:22 -0500 Report

We are all so different as to what our bodies can tolerate that no one can really give you a diet to follow everyday.

There are general rules but it really gets down to your need to experiment to find out which foods are more friendly to you and the only way to do that is to eat and test and test and eat.

It doesn't take long before you start getting a good list of foods that you can tolerate well.

Some people can't eat any bread products at all I've found that I can have a whopper junior size bun and still be under 140 after 2 hours. I eat bread but generally we are talking 1 peice a day, maybe 2 if my numbers are good.

I let my meter tell me when I can have a few extra carbs. so the best way I can put it is to test and experiment and eat to your meter.

Many of the things you like can still be included in your diet but maybe not in the amounts that you were used to. I think that all things are a possibility within my carb budget I just have to decide how I want to spend that daily carb allowance.

As an example If I have a steak and salad do I want to use my dinner carbs for a muffin or french dressing on the salad? Its a series of trade offs and it gets easier as you experiment and find out what will work for you.

Harlen 2009-08-24 20:17:43 -0500 Report

I cut down on the carbs eat more veg and I right every thing down in a book "that keeps me honest" I right what my BS is and what I eat and how much insalin I need to cover what I eat.
good luck

Sarguillo 2009-08-24 17:30:05 -0500 Report

Might or might not be the best, but we as a group tend to go lower carbs. Some of us go so low (skipT) while others of us just try to lower the number of carbs in our diet.
Me, I eat more protiens, less carbs, more vegtables.
Make ice tea your friend.
No full sugar soda.
Diet soda.
And I am not a big fan of diet soda so I drink Crystal light type drinks.

Hope this helps.

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