Captnemo, all the food you're describing is full of carbohydrates. If you aren't overweight and if you aren't having problems with high blood sugar and if diabetes doesn't run in your family, then you can stop reading right here. However, if any of these conditions pertain to you, then read on. As I said in the other post, you have to cut down on the carbs. Sugar-free
cookies and cakes have flour. Flour is a carbohydrate and will raise your blood sugar. Bread, even whole grain, will have some effect on blood sugar depending on the person and depending on what you eat with it. Brown rice is a carb. Candy bars, Drakes Cakes, corn and beans, gravy and stuffing - all carbs. They will raise your blood sugar. If you eat a decent dinner with a piece of chicken (any meat or fish) and a couple of vegetables, some slices of cucumber, a couple of radishes, olives or a small salad, you will do a lot better with the the blood sugar and you won't feel bored and hungry later on at night. There are wonder ways to eat on a low-carb diet. Please read through our posts from the past that talk about
food. Also, if you overdo the artificial sweeteners, like Nutrasweet, you might still have a rise in blood sugar. How do you know if your blood sugar is normal or not? Do you have a blood sugar monitor?
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