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I pretty much eat the same things everyday. I follow the Bernstein way of eating less than 20 carbs a day, I eat an Atkins bar for a snack, I drink decaf w/ a splash of caffinated coffee coffee with heavy whipping cream in the morn. I've made sweets and any junk food , or any food that's not in my eating log my enemie. Food is not my number one concern anymore (used to have a bad, bad food addiction)... I've had this mind set for a long time now, and its done wonders for me.
I've been following Bernstein for several years and it works for me. Since I have a family, I CANNOT have the same thing every day. Other people like variety and I'm not about to start making separate meals. Also I'm not bothered if one of my babies [grandchildren] stuffs a biscuit in my mouth. I don't choose them for myself. Babies YES! biscuits NO!
It works quite well if you get used to it. I occasionally treat myself to a snack of an Atkins bar, but that's rare i don't like their price. I'm more likely to have a bit of cheese or salami.
My A1c of 38/5.6% is witness to the efficacy of the Bernstein approach. I'm still using only 2 x 500mg normal Metformin per day after 10 years and I know I can manage on less if i
I do. It's Bernstein's. My Bgs are much better if I get as close to
30 grams a day as possible. I am on Metformin 1 gram bid. Type 2.
I like to stick to as close as possible as I can to Bernstein too. However, I'm busy and don't like to be regimented, so my approach is to avoid carbs as far as I can and treat any I do eat as treats to be eaten in tiny portions. When I occasionally do a check on what I've acually eaten, I find I'm at my best at close to 30 carbs oer day or less. I just got my latest A1c, which was 5.8%. That's a bit higher than I like, but I've had a difficult 6 months coping with my husand's health issues. Those are now largely resolved and my life can settle to being merely hectic instead of frantically out of my control. So next set of bloods in August should be better. I'm actually proudest of my Cholesterol ratio Total/HDL, which is 2.6. I'm not even convinced that Cholesterol needs to be low. Howver. The VLC diet keeps it that way.
PS a degree in a biological discipline helps to catch the carbs that might hide