I am a newly diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and have just started counting Carbs. I have tried the Atkins diet a few years ago, so, I know the super low carb items.
Now that I am counting carbs not to loose a little weight, but, instead as something I have to do, I am amazed how little I know about the kind of carbs it takes to get in the right range for daily meals.
Looking at foods at restaurants with a new iPhone app I got, it really surprises me to find out how wrong my gut instinct (pardon the pun) is when it comes to carbs. Who would have thought that 2 apple fritters is better from a carb perspective than a low fat blueberry muffin from Dunkin Donuts. I know the fat is bad on the fritters and I would probably opt for neither now.
This has become a real eye opener. I hope it will become second nature to me, until then I will read menus and use applications and websites.
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