Carbs~~How do you keep them under 100?

By Latest Reply 2018-07-14 13:27:08 -0500
Started 2018-07-03 21:40:06 -0500

Miracle workers~~ I know some of you out there are keeping your carbs very low. Like 100 or less. What are some practical tips to do that?

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Chelle224 2018-07-14 13:27:08 -0500 Report

How do you keep carbs low and not feel shaky. I drink alot of water, add electroyes and chicken broth. I am trying to eat low carb high healthy fat, and wake up middle of night because I'm hungry and also almost felt like passing out. I dont think it was hypoglycemia because I checked my glucose and it was still high. Anyone know why this might be happening

cmr55 2018-07-12 06:51:58 -0500 Report

I have been doing Keto the last 5 weeks only 20 carbs a day. Lost 11 pounds blood sugars are in the 71 - 93 range and two hours after eating blood sugar are 105-115. My Endo suggested to try KETO because he wanted me to lose 30 more lbs. So 19 to go. I fast 16/8 two to three times a week and sometimes 20/4 Eat protein and vegetables and some berries. Been off insulin 56 months and metformin 5 weeks. I was off in 2016 had a set back last year and now off again. ADA diet did not work for me If I still followed it I would still be on insulin.

GabbyPA 2018-07-07 11:17:40 -0500 Report

For me, getting carbs out of the house is my first path of defense.
I get my carbs usually just from my veggies. I no longer eat grains of any kind. I get some from things like greek yogurt, but I put things like nuts in there instead of fruit and that helps a lot.
It is a challenge, but once you find your favorite substitutes it really helps. I use cauliflower for a lot of substitutes like rice or potatoes. Eating full fat foods also helps keep me full. Carbs make me crave more and I will eat more.

Missyshell 2018-07-06 00:24:30 -0500 Report

I don't. My doctor has told me to stay below 200 carbs a day, with 30-40 carbs each meal and no more than 15 carbs for snacks. I rarely ever get close to 200, though. Usually I'm hanging around 120 -130 carbs a day. I walk for half-an-hour on the treadmill everyday, and if I happen to have a carb-heavy meal, I go for a brisk 10 minute walk (or a less brisk half-an-hour one.) My A1c went from 6.9 to 5.9 in 3 months. The one thing I did was cut out the garbage carbs like all chips and soda. I also added chia seeds to up my fiber intake, since that helps slow the carbs I do eat down. My one downfall is baked goods. I'm experimenting with alternative flours, though, so hopefully I'll be able to incorporate them back into my diet. The last think I did was to switch to stevia sweeteners. They're not quite as good as sugar, honey, and syrup, but they're close enough to satisfy me.

MrsCDogg 2018-07-05 16:42:32 -0500 Report

I used to keep mine under 20. But, since I've been on dialysis it's a little harder for me. What helped me the most was to make sure I got plenty of fat. Butter makes everything taste better so I put butter on almost everything I ate. It also helped me to get over the craving for sweets. Fat is a beautiful thing when you are doing low carb.

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Proud Army Mom 2018-07-05 13:36:33 -0500 Report

Hi Corrie Jo - it's tough, but I keep mine between 20-50 grams per day. No starch for me (bread, pasta, potatoes) or sugar and I keep fruit at 1-2 pieces per day max (and only berries or an apple). I use the Diet Doctor Ketogenic Diet Plan website as my guide - I find it very helpful. My last A1C was 7, but I'm well below that now and hoping for closer to 5. I'm currently on Metformin and Glipizide but my Dr. thinks I'll be able to wean off them as well. I get about 20-30 minutes of cardio in at least 4 days a week which helps. If you go low-mod carb, you'll find the cravings ultimately disappear…

I also agree with Type1Lou - the substitutes he mentions (i.e. zucchini/spaghetti squash noodles) are great. I also like the Toufayan "Everything" Smart Pockets. I usually eat one a day (lunch) toasted. 15 grams carb less the 4 grams fiber make it 11 net grams. It's my one "bread" but it really helps me stay the course. Good luck!

Type1Lou 2018-07-04 09:18:46 -0500 Report

Find lower carb substitutes for pasta, potatoes, bread and wheat flour. Instead of spaghetti, I make zucchini noodles and serve my sauce over them. Spaghetti squash is also good. For lasagna, I'll sub the pasta with blanched cabbage or sauteed eggplant. Try using almond flour instead of wheat flour in baked goods. I've tried to eliminate bread and potatoes but I love bread. So, I buy thin-sliced bread instead and that cuts the carbs per slice. There are lower-carb tortillas out there with only 11 grams of carb per tortilla. You can make fake mashed potatoes with cauliflower and they are really quite good for much fewer carbs. There's a great recipe here for low carb pancakes that are made with cream cheese, eggs and flaxseed meal. Hope this gives you a few ideas.

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