Good morning, Lisa. I don't count carbs because my blood sugar is well-controlled on this eating plan. I cannot eat whole-grain anything, bread, pasta, whatever. On some occasions like when we have a dinner in a nice restaurant and they have really good bread, I'll eat a piece of that with
Oil and butter do not raise blood sugar. In fact, they are supposed to keep the blood sugar from rising very quickly. Fiber is supposed to do that, too.
I do not eat oatmeal (or any grain, as I said) because it spikes my blood sugar and then makes it drop and makes me sleepy.
If I'm out and I order a hamburger, I order it on a plate with no bun, then eat it with a fork and knife. I eat the whole thing: meat, cheese, lettuce tomato, ketchup, "special sauce", onions... And, of course, no french fries. I've actually lost my taste for potatoes.
In place of mashed potatoes, I mash cauliflower and add a little half and half and butter.
Snacks between meals are nuts, cheese, celery sticks with cream cheese or peanut butter, yogurt with artificial sweetener, luncheon meat with a mozzarella stick.
I eat all kinds of meat and a lot of fish. Tuna fish is great, especially if you like tuna salad. Tuna salad would be a good snack, too.
I can post some ideas for cooking eggplant later today. It does take time because you have to peel it and prepare it for the dishes but fortunately my family really likes it so I make dishes with it a few times a week.
Here is a website that has different forums about
food and even exercise, etc. forum.lowcarber.org/index.php?
(P.S. I'm going to start a new thread (topic) about
eggplant recipes, so check that out for ideas.)
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 3/1/2016 6:58:22 AM (GMT-7)