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?
fresh baked banana bread...never knew i missed it until i read this thread and smelled it baking in the kitchen at the same time!!!
I make a gluten free version of banana nut bread for my husband. It's not as damaging to my blood sugar as traditional banana nut bread probably because it is missing the wheat. A tiny slice as a treat works for me. But when it is baking in the kitchen it's sheer torture.
Blueberry pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup. I can still handle the pancakes but only with the fake "syrup", which is actually pretty vile. I've taken to eating french toast with just some butter when I've ended up at a random diner for breakfast and was just not a mood for eggs.
Garlic bread... the loaf you buy at the store and bake at home. Maybe if I could eat just a little it would work out okay, but I want half the loaf, and that DOESNT work okay.
Giant muffins from the high-brow coffee shop, especially the chocolate ones.
Chinese food, especially sweet and sour chicken, but that doesn't bother me much to skip out on.
Chili, something about the slow beans with so much meat and tomato turns into a bolus-disaster every time.
Potlucks are a nightmare, and other people's cooking in general is just hard for me to bolus accurately for. We used to have "monday snack" at one of my jobs, and every week someone would bring in the snack... I finally stopped eating the food when one lady finally divulged that the secret to her crockpot full of cheesey garlic scrambled eggs was 2 bags of croutons. No wonder Monday afternoons were always high!
Just a few things off my huge list of food items I would like to have a long term relationship with:
Belgium waffles with strawberry syrup.
Chocolate Pop-Tarts with peanut-butter on them.
Bowl of raisin brain with a big scoop of ice cream on top for dinner.
Krispy Kreme donuts fresh from the cooker...the Chocolate cake dipped in frosting would be a delite...;-)
My grandmothers Chicken and dumplings.
Oh-well...heaven will just have to wait...
I still eat pizza, but small thin crust ones (after I bolus for them). But I do MISS just sitting down and eating an entire pizza hut pizza all by myself. Yeah, I would totally get morbidly obese doing that but still it was so fun and tasty.
In the grave yard, that I do not miss, are Apple Juice and Orange Juice! Granted, I used to love them...but before I was diagnosed over a year ago while I was showing symptoms I guzzled BOTH down by the buckets (not knowing I was diabetic)...Now? I cannot look at either. When I see apple juice I literally want to vomit.
apple juice, awesome!
orange juice, pure torture when i seeit fresh squeezed in every breakfast bar in seville! it used to be one of my favourite things about living in spain. :(
OH goodness yes Orange juice so hard to not drink it! I didn't even think of drinks!!!
Here is my food graveyard, it was hard to let some of these foods go but no matter how I bolus, if I excersise after I just can't eat these foods!!!
Pie(mostly my mothers Dutch Apple pie)
Those are my top five foods that I have had to say good bye to forever!! RIP!!!
Print out the ADA Diet - that just about covers it!
Oh I totally avoid ADA dietitians! Once my A1C shot up to an 8 (from a 6) adhering to those guidelines.