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I'm in the process of trying to find a diet that is low card, in order for me to loose weight and will go well with my diabetes,
My sugar levels are always high, so I am hoping this will reduce them.
Has anybody had any luck with anything like this?
Any examples of diets would be greatly appreciated.
I know we always get bogged down in definitions like this, but I think when most people refer to "low carb" they mean Bernstein which is 30 grams a day. I also eat around 100, which I consider "moderate low". 30 grams is a lot more stringent than 100, and a lot harder, imho. Though I agree with you, Randy, that it is really a question of getting used to a change, as well as past the addictive nature of many carbs.
I have gone back to the low carb approach (about 90-120g per day). I am pretty active and this definitely resulted in some weight loss. It also resulted in (obviously) less insulin each day, and this cut down my huge swings in BG levels. Overall, I just feel better when I stick to a diet that is under 130g carbs per day. Anything over that and I start having larger swings in BG.
I've been D for 5 years and have done varying levels of carbs. What works best for me is 30 carbs per day. It has allowed my body to find it natural weight range which I have maintained for more than 2 days. I am still able to eat tons of calories and enjoy cookies, muffins and even chocolate fudge, all made low carb. My bgs are great too, usually around 100 or below. I use Dr Bernstein's diet as a framework but do what works for me. I started by giveing up classes of foods. I started giving up all boxed cereals, then oatmeal. I then gave up wheat products which cut out a lot of carby foods. I started to use almond flour which opened up a whole new world of recipes for me.