Hi Stickin', I know you've been reading through the posts here and that's great, so look back through all the topics that have to do with food. A couple of months ago, there were posts that were dedicated to breakfast and lunch and dinner. South Beach, Phase 1 is ok but the other phases include many more carbs, so be careful. I haven't looked at Atkins but I believe that's one of the original published low carb diets. Otherwise, check out The Diabetes Diet
by Richard Bernstein. Get to know the glycemic index for foods as that will help you know how foods rate. It's not perfect but a good thing to know. This is typical food for me and I hope others will add their responses for you: breakfast
: 2 eggs, any kind of bacon and a cheese puff OR an omelet of eggs or Egg Beaters with cheese, mushrooms (or some onion, red pepper, any veg.) and a cheese puff; lunch
: lettuce wrap with cold cuts and cheese and mayo OR tuna/chicken salad OR salad with boiled eggs, chopped chicken/tuna/cold cuts and olive oil dressing OR a cheese puff sandwich with cold cuts and cheese; dinner
: any meat or fish and a couple of vegetables with butter or olive oil, and maybe a cheese wedge and some radishes, celery. If I eat anything between meals it's some almonds, walnuts, pistachios or pecans, a piece of cheese and even a slice of cold cuts. Do not eat potatoes in any form or rice, pasta or bread. That can spike your blood sugar as well as fruit but everyone is different so you have to try out all this and test your blood sugar to see how you react. Not everyone has the same reaction to the different food. I hope this helps.
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds