Makes perfect sense, Jeannie.
I also think that getting to this place (of thinking about
diet) has to come from the individual's own understanding of nutrition and what works for them and that takes time. It is a process and one that cannot be rushed.
I mean, many of us have come to the conclusion that the ADA/CDA diet is not correct for diabetics but, we didn't come to it right off the bat. Can you imagine people's reactions to being told at diagnosis they can no longer eat things like bread/flour, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc? Yikes! I dare say the revolt would lead to major non-compliance at the least.
At first diagnosis, most of us cut way down on most things, even eliminating those evil cakes,
cookies, and sweets for the most part but, as was said, "old habits die hard." I'm sure many (most) of us still in some way, try to still eat those things we know do us no favours. Why? This is what I ask myself whenever I "want" to eat those things. My answers often have little to do with being hungry. It helps me understand if some of my choices are social, emotional, or habit-oriented.
Hubby (with his IBS) and me a Type1, have gradually come to the conclusion that we do best with: a piece of protein and a whack of veg, either and or both prepared with a good choice of fat (EVOO, Peanut oil, etc.), little fruit and dairy (usually yogurt, cheese, and milk), and rarely sweets/desserts. Love those french fries, though and dark chocolate... yum. I eat them in moderation.
Bring on the steak with tomato and cucumber salad!
tutorgirl: when you go low, eat some fast-acting sugar first: to bring your sugar level back up quickly. After about
15 minutes, then you can eat a small snack of protein/fat/carb if you're not having a meal within the next 1-2 hours. Fast-acting sugar includes: glucose tablets, hard candies, jelly beans, regular pop, OJ. Snack ideas: 1/2 apple with peanut butter, nuts/seeds, cheese. Hope this helps
P.S. Congrats on the Mod status, Lanie! You'll be awesome
- 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