There are some things I just can't handle BG-wise, things that, of course, I crave! I sometimes think of them as being in my D food graveyard, headstone and all.
Today the food I missed the most was bagels. Everything bagels. Everything bagels with lox, cream cheese, and a sliver of onion.
RIP bagels ;(
What's in your D food graveyard?
sitting on the sofa reading a good book with a massive block of cadbury milk chocolate fruit and nut. and new york pizza, more than one slice.
im gonna stop now because its exciting me and depressing me at the same time.
oh wait, and just eating like a kilo of cherries for dinner cuz im too lazy to cook. those were the good old days!
mike lawson is gonna have a big job, i think.
I'd add all breakfast cereals
all deserts... I never liked them much anyway
rice, for the most part although I may revisit that one
oh god, yeah! breakfast cereals and beer! the other day i was in the supermarket looking longingly at the chocolate cereals and a guy was there trying to decide which to buy. i was so routing for him to choose the all bran chocolate. when he chose something else, a voice (inside my head, tf) was screaming, no, not that one! no!! then for the hundredth time since last year i scanned the carb info for like every cereal in the aisle, searching in vain for something acceptable..god, cereal was so good!
Cornbread.... It hits me like a ton of bricks. Of course the fact that I can't stop with one small piece might have a lot to do with it.
OH the tribulations of being a Southern Boy.
and hush puppies!
Same here Bro! Love to make it with honey...ahh we're in for a long nite! lol
i agree with bagels and pizza and cornbread and the cerals. noodles of anytype for me
also agree withrice
Having a huge chocolate chunk cookie for lunch.
Sharing a loaf of warm french bread with my husband.
Chocolate cake with fudge icing.
These WERE a few of my favorite things......
I can almost set that to song! ;)
I realized I could probably completely re-write the lyrics to that song with all the foods I pine about, but then I really would be depressed!
I used to believe in the three Ps: Pizza (if I make my own, I am good and it tastes better), Peanut Butter (but I find I can tolerate a sandwich with almost atTablespoon), and Pasta (but again I can tolerate homemade so much better.) Homemade is more time consuming, but it is cooked with real stuff and my body reacts better.
Bagels are made by the devil, as is Pad Thai. Most bagels are 60 carbs and I hardly eat that many carbs in a day. I looked up Pad Thai today and it has 170 carbs, which is OMG!! Oh, and I ate a bunch (5) of high quality Belgium chocolates with Champagne one night and had the most perfect overnight and fasting blood glucose levels.
To me, my "graveyard foods" (odd term!) fall into a couple categorys:
Foods I don't eat at all and don't miss: Sugar - as many of you know I haven't eaten sugar for 18 years due to my ED and I'm quite happy without it.
Foods that sometimes work out ok with enough insulin and that I miss having Pasta was so much a part of my diet as a vegetarian that occasionally I really want some. I don't know if it was denial that I used to think I could bolus for it accurately, or it's just gotten harder because the last few times I made inevitable forays into the high 200's...grrr.
Bagels are an odd one for me. As an ex New Yorker they were one of the basic food groups and I miss them, though I don't think of them much because I'd accepted they were unpredictable and hellish on my BG. But a couple weeks ago I was out and near a bagel place and decided I would treat myself to one as it had been years. I really enjoyed it and was able to bolus and stay in range! Wow! On the other hand am I willing to eat 60 carbs for lunch and take that enormous amount of insulin....nope!
My last category: Things that I just can't eat because my I:C ratios are not predictable for these foods:. Rice - I don't miss it as a food per se but it did play a role in some dishes for me like burritos and as a base for sauces like curry. It's been years since I've had it. Cereal and granola. My favorite breakfast for years was yogurt, fruit and granola. Just not possible for me, and I've tried every healthy cereal on the market. Hopeless. It p***es me off when I can't eat things that I still think of as "healthy". But again, it's been so long I don't miss it. Finally, liquadas - what Americans call "smoothies" - a whole big glass of blended fresh fruit, with or without rum on a hot summer day. Another thing I miss but don't think about because it's so damn many carbs!
I have to say I have mixed feelings about posts like this. For me it's just interesting now, but there would have been a time that talking about these things would have given me serious cravings. I say "I miss it but don't usually think about it" because imho sugar and carbs are addictive, both physiologically and psychologically, so "out of sight" really is "out of mind". Going on and on about foods we loved but have had to forgo isn't always the healthiest topic. Imho.