My meal today - are my carbs too high

By Paulsue Latest Reply 2017-01-07 18:42:27 -0600
Started 2017-01-03 23:11:51 -0600

Here is what I ate today. Maybe someone can tell me if its too much or not enough.

2 boiled eggs — 11 protein - 4 carbs
medium avocado — 12 protein fat 19.3
1 tablespoon of mayo — 10 gr fat
½ cup smoked turkey — protein 24 4 carbs fat 2 grm
Medium yellow squash — 7 grm carbs 4 gram fat
Pack of peanuts — 8 carbs
Chocolate drink — 5 almond milk 1 cup with 1 tablespoon choco powder with non calorie sweetner.

3 teaspoon butter — 12 grams fat
3 teaspoon coconut oil — 14 grams of fat
3 teaspoon hwc — 18
1.5 ounces pork rinds — 15

47 protein —— 40 Carbs ——- 94 fat

6 replies

MrsCDogg 2017-01-07 18:42:27 -0600 Report

Eat what works best for you. I personally am better with a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. If you feel good eating what you posted today then I say carry on!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-01-06 12:05:47 -0600 Report

You have to eat what works for you. Diabetes can be different for everyone which means the amount of carbs you eat might not work for anyone else. Therefore, you are not going to get approval across the board for what you are eating. I can no longer have anything that has more than 4 grams of fat for at least the next six months to a year. 'Which means I can't eat 94 grams of fat in one day.

The person you should be talking to is a nutritionist who can help you with what you are eating. My neighbor is a certified nutritionist. She did my original meal plan for me. We just had to redo it because I no longer have a gall bladder. I can't have any milk products. I can't have coconut milk or almond milk because I am highly allergic to nuts.

You have to do what works for you and stop asking everyone else for their approval other wise your progress could be hampered because you are not doing what is working for you and only you.

GabbyPA 2017-01-04 11:51:08 -0600 Report

I agree with the others on finding what works for you. Testing before and after meals can help determine how a meal plan is going. That would be too many carbs for me, but you also have a lot of fiber in there. But for others, it would be way too little. If you are feeling good and keeping in good control, then you have a winner.

cmr55 2017-01-04 09:41:07 -0600 Report

You have to figure out what works for you. The ada recommends 35-45 carbs per meal and two 15 carb snacks If I followed the ADA diet I would still be on insulin. I follow a LCHF and fasting two days a week. Along with exercise. I have been off insulin for 3 years now and 1 year off metformin. Here to help. Love Carol

Type1Lou 2017-01-04 07:46:03 -0600 Report

We are all different and the amount that "works" for one of us may be too much for another. To determine whether it was too much, test your BG 1 or 2 hours post-meal. According to Gary Scheiner in "Think Like a Pancreas", for very tight control, your 1-hour post meal BG should be less than 160 mg/dl; for typical control, it should be less than 180 mg/dl; for looser control, it should be less than 200 mg/dl. For me, a 40 carb gram meal works very well and I limit my daily carb intake to 110 to 115 total carb grams. My last A1c was 6.7 and my goal is to keep it in the 6's.

BAZININJA 2017-01-03 23:34:10 -0600 Report

Wow, I can't imagine that they would be. I usually eat that many carbs in one meal! My numbers have been just a tad high the last couple days (135 FBG today, the highest it's been for quite some time) but I'm chalking it up to holidays, stress (good and bad), not enough rest, and just a few too many bites of chocolate chip cookies the last couple days.

Your chocolate drink sounds good! I find myself craving chocolate milk once in awhile so I'll have to try that. A friend gave me some Stevia packets that I've used to make cinnamon toast for breakfast a couple times and I can't believe how good it is! Sure, it's not "free", but I would rather "spend" the carbs on a natural sweetener than use the chemical ones. Will this concoction work as a hot chocolate, or does almond milk and/or Stevia have a problem with heat?

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