Chocolate, Pasta, & Pizza

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mip
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All -
 
It is interesting that I found chocolate, especially dark chocolate, did not raise my blood sugar as much as pasta or pizza.
 
I still eat a small portion of rice (1-2 ounces) with meat & vege for lunch and dinner. But I have completely cut out pasta and pizza.
 
Chocolate is my favorite dessert. I am happy that I can eat it in small portion.
 
Mip wink

Natava
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
That is awsome. I prefer the noodles and bread and pizza over chocolate though. Darn those carbs. But, on second thought, maybe I'll go have one little tiny dark chocolate Dove candies.

LOL

TVEditor
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   Posted 8/26/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Look for chocolate made with a high cacao content (not milk chocolate).  Lindt makes a few varieties -- one is 90% cacao.  Not as sweet tasting but hardly any sugar/carbs.

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Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
As a lover of dark chocolate, I find the 90% stuff just too bitter. My recent faves have been Lindt's 'Chili', 'Fleur de Sel' (bits of sea salt - Yum!), and 'Mint'. Haven't missed my daily after dinner square for months :-)
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I buy the Lindt 85% Extra Dark Chocolate which has 8gr carbs for 4 squares - and those squares are large!  One is enough to satisfy my craving for chocolate and this one isn't bitter like the higher ones. 
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mip
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   Posted 8/27/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I can almost cut out any other dessert except chocolate. Though I prefer milk chocolate, dark chololate still works. I will try the 85% Lindt dark chocolate.

mip

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
mip,
A while back I posted that my doctor told me that chocolate is really ok in small amounts. It is so high fat that it doesn't give you the high readings and in fact is not recommended as a candy fix for low blood sugar episodes because of the cocoa butter content. She actually recommended a small square of good chocolate every day as a way to stay on track. I know when I follow that I don't feel deprived and it makes me so happy. Silly, huh?
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Wheelchair Bound
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   Posted 9/5/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Chocolate,
That can be my down fall,  I love it.  I learned long ago that I can get by with a small amount of it, but can't eat very much of it at a time.  As for pizza, one slice of cheese or pepperoni can be too much.  A small slice sure does taste good once in s great while though if I'm careful what else I have eaten that day.
 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
Have you ever tried sliding the cheezie, gooey stuff off the crust and cutting it up then having it over a salad? I like to do this when the fam is having pizza. I call it pizza salad and it doesn't bother my readings at all. The best part is that the toppings are all cooked in the oven and taste much better than if I had just put them raw on my salad. Worth a try?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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