Why can't you eat fruit or veg while on pred? Your doctor instructed this? THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE FIBRE IS!!! Sure you have to watch the fruit quantities and reduce/eliminate starchy veg (potatoes, corn, etc.) but there are soooo many veg items that are almost "free" to eat - cucumbers, radishes, celery, peppers, mushrooms, leafy greens, cabbages and squash. All great for fibre. Nuts, especially almonds, are particularly high in fibre, too. It's the kind of fibre our bodies need and want. Grain fibre is different.
Getting fibre from whole grain breads, pastas & cereals will not do you much good, other than to keep your BGLs elevated. Breakfast is the time of day that most of us have difficulty maintaining good BGLs. It's also the meal that'll set the rest of your day (your metabolism takes it's cue from breakfast). Don't skip it and try to keep it heavier on the protein and fat and as low on carbs as possible (unless you exercise after breaky where you might need the carb boost). Have a thin slice of the bread you like if that'll help get your morning appetite up BUT... have egg or cheese, or peanut/almond butter or cottage cheese or something with a whack of protein and fat WITH that bread. It's all about
Pred can truly wreak havoc with a compromised metabolism (aka diabetes). It's one of those meds that "unmasks" a diabetes predisposition - like it did with me
Know that your BGLs will be elevated and wonky while you're on it. I found drastically limiting carbs, eating more frequently and in small quantities, helped reduce post-meal spikes and deal with the constant food cravings. 10 almonds, 1/2 apple with 1oz cheddar, celery with cream cheese or peanut butter, slice of meat/chicken with cheese in lettuce wrap... are all good low carb options. Worth a try?
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus
Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 9/22/2009 12:23:01 PM (GMT-6)