Re: BG readings
- From: Jennifer <jenniferNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 04:07:23 GMT
Crunchy crackery... substitute it for your bagel at breakfast!
Wasa Fiber Rye.
7g of carbs per slice
2g of fiber
For a net of 5g per slice.
Barbara Carlson wrote:
I am tracking foods trying to find what I can eat and what I cannot. Breakfast is a big problem. I usually have, and I know it is not ideal, but I have a half a bagel with cream cheese and a generous portion of lox (smoked salmon) and a cup of coffee. It does NOT send my BG soaring at all. I can just eat so many eggs. I thought oatmeal might be okay, but it sent my BG way up--far more than the bagel/cheese/lox does. What else is there to eat for breakfast? I usually have some peanut butter on celery for lunch. Dinner varies widely. I have cut out rice. I have one glass of milk, usually with dinner, but sometimes with the peanut butter and celery. Milk is not sending the numbers up. Any kind of whole grain breads send the numbers spiking. I'm trying to have some fruit with dinner because of the constipation problem. Strawberries, raspberries (can't afford either often) pineapple seems pretty good. I just try to keep it in moderation. I don't eat sweets (well maybe a little whip cream on the strawberries)--don't like most sweets. I have tried things like Glucerna bars, or Dr. Atkins, and aside from the fact that they taste AWFUL (way too sweet for my taste) they do send the BG up.
I'm also trying to lose weight, so have to watch the fats. I know peanut butter is high calories, but it also seems to calm down the hunger. I really miss crackers--is there such a thing as a low-carb cracker ? I found some crackers--whole wheat and some rice ones--that were 15 crackers for 19 carbs, and thought maybe I could have a few of those--but 3 or 4 sent up the BG. Dinner tonight was eat out--had lamb chops, a nice salad, and 1/2 a baked potato. BG 141 1 1/2 hours later. Last night I had one hot dog on a slice of low-carb (4 grams) bread and some homemade Boston Baked Beans. I like chicken. Tomorrow it will be corned beef and cabbage with vegetables thrown in with it (onion, potato, parsnips) So that is the kind of thing. I'm being very conscious of portion control because of the weight thing--have lost 15 pounds in 3 months so far. I do exercise daily--usually swimming. Arthritis is too bad to do much other type of exercise, but I am gradually increasing my walking as pain will allow. (have 2 knee replacements and a hip replacement--but it is my back that bothers me most with exercise other than swimming, but have a routine of back exercises I do daily--mostly stretching type). My job is sitting in front of a computer way too many hours. I am a medical transcriptionist, probably spend 5 or 6 hours at the computer a day, sometimes more (could be 10 or 12 on rare occasions) sometimes less. I try to get up and move around every 30 minutes or so, even if briefly.
There you have it. Would sure like some breakfast suggestions!
"Susan" <nevermind@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:48anj5Fj7sihU2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Barbara Carlson wrote:
There was some bacon (I know more fat than carbs) and some cheese, and I did have a glass of skim milk which I hadn't mentioned. I am a milk drinker, and I have cut way back on what I drink, but totally giving up milk is not an option. There were also some sesame seeds sprinkled on--I think that comes in the carb group, not sure.
Barbara, skim milk is pretty high in fast acting carbs from lactose. Sesame seeds are very low carb and heart healthy, loaded with fiber and good oils.
What is a typical day of meals for you, if it's not too much trouble, and have you considered tracking your food and using Jennifer's advice to newbies to identify your problem foods?
You may find that you feel so much better that it's a self reinforcing exercise, even if it sounds tedious upon first read.
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