Is there anyone out there that eats as picky as me?

By Poetsnake Latest Reply 2014-01-08 08:40:38 -0600
Started 2009-08-27 18:31:04 -0500

I have had Type 2 for over 10 years & have been having problem putting a correct meals together. I can't eat spices. The dietitian that was suppose to help me, just give me booklets, circled numbers on the food pyramid & said see what you can come up with on your own. I am not the best at math & the carbs are confusing to me. Since I don;t like things like salads, many of the vegetables & tuna or fish, these add to my limited likes to eat. If I eat certain things, especially with spices or mayo I get sick. I do want to get things under control before I end up in shots or worse.

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Hopieland 2011-03-24 02:32:50 -0500 Report

A lot of counting and number bugs me, too. My nutritionist gave me an easy way to watch my carbs: keep my meals to 45 carbs and snacks to 15 carbs. Meats, fish, and most veggies have no carbs. She gave me this tip to help me lose and maintain my weight and it works! Being a picky eater myself, my choices are limited by me and diabetes. I'm not a big veggie fan, but lately I've discovered bean soups (really good protein source) I add mandarin oranges to my salads (when I eat one) for a little sweet flavor. My nutritionist asked me what I ate the night before we met. She used that meal to figure up my carb limit for meals. When I stick to my carb limits I not only have lost weight, but maintained it without feeling deprived. Diagnosed 5 yrs ago I still struggle with eating habits and want what I want attitude, so this method really helps me.

Sarguillo 2009-08-27 18:39:49 -0500 Report

Hello, Please dont be afraid of shots. Im a T2 that is taking shots and its giving me better control. Carbs, try to think of carbs as slices of bread. A slice of bread is about 15 grams of carbs. You want to keep to under 150 grams a day. that come out to about 10 slices of bread worth of carbs. Now there are subistutions. A bagel is larger and might be 45 carbs for a full bagel. Root vegtables tend to be carb vegtables. Keep that in mind. I dont count unless its just to think along the line of slices of bread. If I eat a dinner that has a coating like chicken fried steak, I count it as a slice or two depending on how much I eat. I also look at labels and figure out how many slices of bread worth I am about to eat. Remember, when looking at labels, dont look at the sugar, look at the carbs per serving. And divide the unit (Box, can,) by number of servings. I try to keep to 30 carbs in the morning, 45 for lunch, and about 60 for dinner. That seems to work out for me. Good luck.

Hopieland 2011-03-24 02:39:30 -0500 Report

I like this, too. I count carbs, not calories and it works. Lots easier than counting calories. A chicken fried steak, with country gravy, baked potato with butter and green beans is 45 carbs. Also I found Sara Lee 100% WHOLE Wheat bread is only 13 carbs per slice. Go easy on the bread though, and yea, bagels are huge in carbs. Thanks Sarguillo!

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