That's what I found too (don't miss the potatoes, etc.). I've read that eating carbs makes you crave more carbs. This seems to be true. After a round of golf, my partner usually buys a pack of chips. Now, I can actually eat just one, contrary to the old commercial [img]/community/emoticons/turn.gif[/img]
120-125 is a bit higher than acceptable (I had to go looking for a conversion chart (I wish we could make that a sticky
thread around here)... in Canada we use a different scale). You should be aiming for around 100 I think but you notice that after your no-bread experiment, there was an immediate improvement? You almost got the PP number down to ideal just by eliminating the bread!
They say you can subtract the fibre numbers from the carb numbers in things like whole wheat bread but that trick never worked for me. Interesting though, after a year of no bread, I now find that I can tolerate 2 slices of rye bread a day, as long as they're in different meals. Rye bread has a lower glycemic index
(Google that phrase for more info) number than other breads so I guess that may help. I don't trust all the G.I. numbers I've read so I still experiment.
I wasn't much of a snacker either but when I started reducing the portion sizes
(important) at each meal, I found I was starving 2 hours later. The fast-food machines (I call'em Carb Dispensers
;-) at work were too tempting so I began filling my pockets with nuts and other good things. I've mentioned this before ... I found some inexpensive pretzel & cheese packs meant for kids' lunches that are very low carb and tide me over until the next main meal.
You're on the right track! Keep going [img]/community/emoticons/yeah.gif[/img]
P.S. In my search for a conversion chart, I found this www.faqs.org/faqs/diabetes/faq/part1/section-9.html
half way down the page, there is a chart with plain descript
ions of what the numbers mean.
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes
~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on headI used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right
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