-don't eat dessert. ever. -eat whole grain carbohydrates instead of processed white carbs. whole grain carbs don't spike your blood sugar and drop fast later. -eat lots of vegetables and lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu) -avoid dried fruit -eat small amounts of fruit (1 banana _or_ 1 apple) in the morning for breakfast -avoid soda and energy drinks -don't put sugar or honey in your coffee -don't drink milk -don't eat cookies, cakes, pies. -if you are on insulin and drink alcohol, be very careful to monitor your blood sugar so it doesn't go low, especially if you mix alcohol and exercise -eat carbohydrates before exercising. keep a large bottle of gatorade in your backpack while exercising in case you go low.
ahh thats kinda sad thinking you only eat to sustain yourself. It should bring some pleasure into ur life. There are lots of ways to prepare foods that make them ok to eat. I used Splenda to make cookies and my family thought they were awesome without knowing the secret change in the recipe. I guess if I was not controlled or had a high A1c I'd feel different. What is your A1c David ?
I agree with David about the white carbs...I only do wheat now. And rye occasionally. BUT for the most part I'm down with Lizmarie. I eat a wide variety of things in my diet now. And hit the gym in the AM for sure each day and in the PM 3 days a week minimum. So its alot of gym work I think that helps with my BG. Dessert is a regular part of my meals anymore. Even for breakfast. Thats where I have a banana (and per Dannys thread, they dont do horrible things to me either.) Then again we are back to that whole exercise thing . LOL I do credit much, if not all, of my success with exercise. Even a brisk walk after "cheating" on a nice piece of pepporoni pizza helps alot.
My former A1c was 14.6. My last A1c was 6.7. My next A1c will be lower yet (I hope) but if not thats fine too. Its a work in progress.
Nut flours and Stevia are the ticket to fantabulous treats-----Gerri gave me (and my Mom) that gift of knowledge a year or so ago and I can tell you they work---everything from pound cake to cookies to sour cream coffee cake and cheesecake and walnut cake etc! I just made chocolate frosted cookies that had 1 carb per cookie! only problem was not totally pigging out on them!
The only bread-stuff I can eat is Wasa flatbread crackers. Only fruit---blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and never in the morning. Always put 1-2 TBSP of heavy cream on my blueberries (as well as cinnamon and almond milk). Eat a dozen servings of veggies a day. I also drink lots of water and a couple quarts of my own herbal tea blend a day.
Gerri---I'm determined to adapt my pumpkin bread this trip. Will give you a report.
Thanks Robyn, my friend----but now, of course, I'm sure I'll never be able to maintain it. I look to you old-timers to help me cope with all the fluctuations in A1cs. I know it's inevitable, but sounds like a hard thing to deal with. But maybe I'm just tired!.....Love to all
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