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Eating Low Carbohydrate Because I Have To

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Eating Low Carbohydrate foods does not come naturally to me. I spent most of my life eating high carbohydrate foods like spaghetti, bread and pizza. Do I miss these foods-definitely yes. Will I be able to eat these high carbohydrate foods again? It is a possibility but not very often. You see I was diagnosed as adult on set Diabetes 2 thus had to change my eating habits virtually overnight. It is not as easy as one might think to change habits overnight.


I used to go into the grocery store and simply pick out what I liked to eat and which was cheapest. No more-now I spend hours reading the labels making absolutely sure that the carbohydrate count is within reasonable limits, the sugar count is low and mentally subtracting the fiber count from the total carbohydrate count. Then there is the serving size—what serving size makes up this carbohydrate count. I am getting much better then I was at this. I have also learned that low calorie does not necessarily equate with low carb!!

I thought about trying one of the low carbohydrate diets like Atkins. I am, however, a very picky eater. I am also not all that good at following a totally regimented routine-be it food or anything else. Health food stores do not help in the least. Everytime I pick something up it is high in carbohydrates. I have found substitutes for some items. I now use Almond Milk instead of whole or skim milk. I am also eating more vegetables. I am hoping to find more very soon.









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11 comments :

Allyson Bossie said...

I know how hard it must be to cut out carbs. EVERYTHING has carbs in it, it seems, but good luck on your journey!

Barrie Mac said...

Have you looked at the Dukan Diet? There is NO counting or measuring food although it can be a challenge.

A side note: my hubby is type 2 diabetes also and has NOT given up carbs...he just eats all foods within moderation and exercises. He has been able to control his diabetes with meds!

Good luck!

Sarah Lewis said...

My dad has Type 2 diabetes and my brother in law has Type 1. With so much diabetes in our family, it really makes me think that I need to start lowering our carbs for the sake of our children. I am almost the age of when my Dad was diagnosed and that scares me :(

Jennifer Clay said...

I personally know how hard it is to count carbs and watch your diet. I had to start counting carbs when I failed the diabetes test while I was pregnant. It was a pain in the butt and would make me so upset when I couldn't eat enough to fill me up! I could only eat like 40 carbs in one meal. And when you are pregnant that is just not enough!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I know that must be so hard. My friend is on a diet that limits carbs! Hugs but you are doing good for yourself!

amy2blessings said...

I know how hard it must be for you but hang in there:)
Blessings!!!

Mama Luvs Books said...

I definitely need to work on a lower carb diet. Seems like most the foods I eat are high in carbs. =(

Mama to 4 said...

?I used to do the South Beach Diet which was all low carbs. It's hard to do these diets but your right too many carbs are not good for our bodies.

Kelly R said...

I understand how hard it is to cut the high carbs. This is something I need to do.

Jennifer Williams said...

Eating low carb is difficult but possible. Good luck, it is a long learning process. I used to help my dad with it but that was years ago.

jheylo said...

i had gestational diabetes when i was pregnant with my second child and it was hard watching our food intake, so i can totally understand how you feel. Me too, i have to lower my cab intake because i was told i will be prone to get diabetes again if i don't take good care of my health. It's hard

 
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