I have never figured out how many carb grams I eat in a day! Honest! I don't eat the vegetables with higher starch content, so I only eat winter squash (like acorn squash) at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don't eat lima beans, mostly because I've never liked them! I eat a portion of beans maybe twice a week: northern, pinto, red, black - those kinds. And I like garbanzo beans, so I eat them in a salad or make hummus maybe once a week. I'll saute onions and eat them with the beans with olive oil as a warm vegetable or I make a marinated bean salad in warmer weather. The vegetables I eat most are: bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, and lots of spinach fresh or cooked. Don't forget that we may metabolize differently, so I may have to eat fewer carbs to be able to control the blood sugar than you can safely eat. After about 4 years, I've figured out what and how much I can eat. For example, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes and the winter squash raise my blood sugar a lot.
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet