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ceebee
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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi:)
I finally found the Greek style yogurt and I can eat it for breakfast with the DaVinci flavoring with no spike in blood levels at all. It only has 6g carb and Dr. B says 6 is okay for breakfast. I can have my yogurt again:) Heaven.

Beth75
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   Posted 2/14/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the greek style yogurt too and was glad that it is low carb and sugar = ) I add frozen raspberries and diet juice and make a smoothie it is really good.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
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gelchick
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   Posted 2/14/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
ceebee,
 
You know I am the world's biggest proponent of greek yogurt- here's some other things I have done with it-
 
I recently used it in place of sour cream in my mother's favorite layered jello dish- it's the one where you make a layer of (sugarfree) jello, then mix some of the jello with sour cream to make the next layer - we use six flavors of jello- 12 layers- it's beautiful. I made it for the lunch after her funeral. Not one person knew the difference-how cool is that?
 
I made a great peanut butter pie- mixed the yogurt with cream cheese and peanut butter, vanilla, stevia, put it in an almond flour shell, and drizzled it with melted lindt chocolate
 
lemon/lime/orange parfait - I use one packet of true lemon/lime/ or orange to 6 oz of yogurt- add two drops of stevia- then layer that with muscarpone cheese filling- and top with whipped cream.
 
Top my chili with it-ditto for my tacos wraps.
 
Used it in  my sauce for veggie golumbki.
 
here's the best one- I subbed almond flour for white, stevia powder for sugar, and the GY for sour cream in my sour cream drop cookies for Christmas- sooooo good and 2 net carbs per cookie. Drizzled them with Waldon farms chocolate dipping sauce- my kids gobbled them up.
 
I'm glad you can eat it with no BG rise- did you buy F A G E? OIKOS? What fat level?
 
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


ceebee
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   Posted 2/14/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi gelchick:)

Good to see you. I bought the FAGE at Good Harvest store. I always get the lowest fat kind I can get. Went back for more and they were sold out. Since it is a smaller health food(organic) store, I don't know when they will get more. I am going to Whole Foods though it is half hour away. I am printing your recipes. The jello one sounds so good:) I still have trouble with nuts and peanut butter. Maybe when I can finally get off prednisone, I can eat more. I can't do fruits at all. What is true lemon or orange? I miss flavors and use DaVinci a lot.
I am having trouble with bs after drinking coffee. Does it raise bs? Decaff does not seem to bother but Starbucks and Dunns regular sure does. Is diet soda okay?
Thanks for the help and the great recipes:)

gelchick
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   Posted 2/14/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ceebee,

I'm on the road this week, but Ill post you the recipe for the jello as soon as I get back home. True lemon/lime/orange are little packets of dried juice. They come in a box of 40. Kroger keeps them with the teas and Giant Eagle has them next to the reconsituted juice in the baking aisle- go figure. One packet has less than 1 carb- and nicely flavors a cup of the yogurt- I use them in water too. I miss orange flavored things so much- this is a true- unsweetened flavor.

The daVinci syrups are sweetened with splenda and splenda raises my blood sugar more than actual sugar. I drank a bottle of the calorie free ( 1-Liter) water that WalMart sells in various flavors and it shot me up 74 points! I almost cried. I was at a show and couldn't leave the floor to get differnt water- or go walk a treadmill to drive it down.

I can drink any coffee I want as long as I sweeten with stevia and use heavy cream- or drink it black. AT Starbucks, I get the darkest roast they have on tap and ask them for a cup of whipping cream to go with it- it's never a problem.There was a recent study that suggested ingesting caffeine while fasting raises BS- but the study was flawed. They used pure caffeine- not coffee. Black tea has a lot of caffeine- sometimes more than coffee- but no recommendations were made about tea.

I live by my meter- and so far- my meter loves coffee as much as I do:-)

Do you use those sugar-free water flavoring powders that come in individual portions (like crystal light?) I sometimes put one of those in a cup of GY- and freeze it almost solid, then blend it with my handblender until it is like soft-serve ice cream- the Crystal light Morning Sunshine ( Sunrise?) + 2 drops of vanilla  tastes like a creamsicle-YUM

sandy


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


LanieG
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Ceebee, I bought a small shaker bottle of True Lime at Kroger to flavor all sorts of food.  It doesn't add watery lime flavor as lime juice does and it stays on the food.  You only need just a bit of a shake for a nice limey taste.  The small packets are good for travel or when you're out, but if you like to cook and want a lemony or limey taste, the small bottle of the powder/crystals is really convenient.  It could also be sprinkled on salads or any other food, raw or cooked.  In my supermarket, it's in the section with sugar and artificial sweeteners.  It's not sweetened.  I have no idea why it's not with the lemon juice bottles in my supermarket except that it's a small container and it's not liquid.  I guess it's more like a "condiment".  I've had the same little bottle for six months.  It lasts a long time.  There's True Lemon available also.  I think it would be great if they could make True Orange, too.  :)

 



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Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/14/2008 8:00:54 PM (GMT-7)


gelchick
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   Posted 2/15/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie
 
I have seen the shaker bottles. They are priced better, for sure- but the packets provide the perfect amount of flavoring for me- whether it's a pot of yogurt or a bottle of water. I buy a box of each flavor and make a vareity pack for my laptop bag- I take them and my Advantge bars EVERYWHERE!
 
I never thought of using them in my hummus or salsa - I always use fresh - I am going to see how that works when I get home- reat idea!
 
 
I have only seen the orange in packets- so you may be stuck. I'll bet your Kroger would order it for you if it does come in the shaker though- mine is very accomodating when I ask.
 
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


ceebee
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   Posted 2/15/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks gelchick and Lanie:)

Maybe that is where I get into trouble...the slenda in coffee? I will stop using it and see. I do love my coffee. I always order sugar free, fat free vanilla latte out and the bs flies! I bet theres is flavored with slenda too. I will try getting coffee and ordering the heavy cream. With giving up so much, I really hate giving up my coffee too:(
Those grocery stores are not any we have here so will have to look for the true flavors. They sound wonderful, We have Walmart and Whole Food here. Anyone buy them at these stores?
I'd love the jello recipes gelchick. Thanks. Haven't had a good dessert in months. Thanks:)

LanieG
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   Posted 2/17/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh, Sandy, I didn't know that they also made a True Orange.  I have to look for that.  Ceebee, the brand is called True Lime (and True Lemon).  The bottle is 2.85 oz and as I said it lasts a really long time because just a sprinkle on food gives a nice lemony taste.  It is made by Grand Brands, Inc.  The bottle says their website is www.truelemon.com. You may find the product in the condiment aisle, or baking, or where sugar and artificial sweeteners are (where I found it here). 



Lanie
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Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/18/2008 12:48:29 PM (GMT-7)


ceebee
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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
The ingredients of true lemon, lime and orange list dextrose and juice. Both raise my bg. So, won't these also raise my bg levels? I am very sensitive to all fruits. Thanks:)

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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ceebee, I only use the True Lemon and True Lime to sprinkle on some food for taste, so I don't ingest much of it.  A little goes a long way.  Using it this way, I haven't noticed any change in blood sugar.  If you use a lot more for flavoring drinks, you'd have to test yourself, as with other food, to see if there's a rise.  I'm the same way as you with fruit.  They really raise my blood sugar.  I found the ones that do this the least are cherries, raspberries and blackberries - but I don't eat a whole lot of them at one time and always with something like yogurt or sour cream.

Lanie
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gelchick
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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Ceebee
 
The label on my box says - Citric acid, lactose, lime juice, lime oil, maltodextrin, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
 
The packet has zero calories and less that 1 gram of carbohydrate. A packet contains less than 1 gram (0.8). One packet flavors a 1-liter bottle of water for me, or a cup of yogurt.
 
It is unlikely to affect you.
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


ceebee
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   Posted 2/19/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe the new True Orange is different? That says the dextrose(glucose) and orange juice. I will try the True Lemon and Lime then. Anyone try the orange yet? My hospital pharmacy sells the True Lemon and Lime but I sent to the company for free samples so will try those before I buy. I really miss the orange flavor. Thanks:)

gelchick
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   Posted 2/19/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   

cee bee

I use the orange and I love it- It also contains orange oil, maltodextrin, and vitamin C. Again, it is only 0.8 gram, less than 1 gram of carb, and zero calories- that is so little, that I can't imagine it would affect you. If you are adding it to your yogurt- there's 20 grams of protein to balance it out besides. 

I use it to flavor my water- which I drink by itself all day long (no protein or fat to balance it), and have never had any kind of a rise from it. I even drink it at night sometimes, and my fasting has never been affected.

sandy


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


ceebee
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   Posted 2/19/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
gelchick, thanks. I will feel safe to try the True Orange then. I get scared to try new things after being so sick. If I could just stop eating all together and it would put the diabetes in check, I would!LOL I want some kind of drink you take 3 or 4 times a day and it fills you up and makes the body healthy:) Then there would be no worrying what to put in the mouth.

Question...how low or high can bg go before you should seek medical help? Thanks:)

gelchick
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
lol- it sure would be easier, wouldn't it? Drink the magic potion and be done with it! But then, I like food and I find it challenging to find new and different ways to eat and still keep my sugar cranking along on low.
 
I think your doctor is the one to give you advice on when to seek medical treatment. I was diagnosed at 457 and A1c of 15 and I was functioning just fine except for an occasional yeast infection- and I function just fine at 70 also. At my diagnosis, the doctor sent me home with a month's supply of Acto+Met and a meter, no mention of a  hospital. She told me to call the office if I went over 500 in the morning, or 550 after a meal-
 
But your doctor knows you best, and you may have other health issues that would make those levels very dangerous for you.
 
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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