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Sydnee10
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   Posted 8/26/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there ever times when ya'll "splurge" and eat Foods that aren't normally eaten?I think it OK to occasionally have a treat.If we don't we may go overboard.
 


LanieG
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   Posted 8/26/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   

That depends on what "occasionally" means.  And what food are we talking about?  On birthdays or holidays, yes, I will eat part of a piece of cake or pie.  Real ice cream or sugar-free ice cream.  At Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'll eat a big spoonful of acorn squash, a small piece of pumpkin pie with real whipped cream.  I'll eat a cookie or two.  During other times, no, I don't eat bread, cake, rice or potatoes. Actually, I don't crave them, so it's really a non issue.  But - being at a party and looking at a lot of sweets is hard for me so I try to distract myself and fill up with the 'good' food.  For example, at a buffet once, there was a lot of food I knew I shouldn't eat, so I loaded up on the shrimp.  I don't want to mess up my glucose readings, so that's a motivation.  Since I don't take any meds, I can't cover any possible high readings.  If I eat any carbs, my blood sugar will spike and even though I don't "feel" it, I don't want to see it on the meter. 



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Sydnee10
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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Lanie,

I agree with a little treat at Birthday's and Holiday's,but what I meant by occasionally is: What if the Husband,Boyfriend or Friend (s) invites to Dinner or don't want to Cook on a particular Night and prefer to order in or get take out?

 


 


LanieG
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   Posted 8/27/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Then my answer is 'no'.  When we go out to eat, no matter where it is, I always stay on track.  I don't eat any of the bread they bring.  I'll have the salad with only oil and vinegar, some kind of meat and side vegetables.  Entrees always come with potatoes of some sort but I ask the server to substitute another vegetable instead.  My husband never orders dessert, so that's not a problem.  When we go to a friend's house or we have them here, I eat the same way.  When it comes time for dessert, I'll have some cake for them, but I'll also have fruit (esp. berries) and cheese on the table.  If I made exceptions for all the times I'm out or having people in, I wouldn't be able to keep my blood sugar down and it would defeat the whole purpose.  When I cook, I don't starve my husband and the kids (when they're home or anyone else who's here) and make them eat only my way.  I'll make potatoes or rice for them along with the rest of the food and I just eat what I know I can eat.

Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I fight this disease at every meal, every snack, every turn! Then, when I want to splurge I go to a Chinese buffet about once a month and have lots of good meats and fish along with stir fried veggies. The 'bad' part of the meal is all the sauces, breadings and fried coatings on stuff but I limit this. I also start the meal with soup so I'm half full before I begin. The fortune cookie is my bad!
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