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Bigchuck808

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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 15:57
Im Diabetic and over 400lbs for a solid month and a Half I have been doing great changing what I eat and eating smaller portions. My Doctors want me on a High Protein low Carb diet, but since joining and recording what I eat my pie chart says Im eating more fat and Carbs than Protein. Can someone give me some Ideas on Breakfast Foods, Lunch, and Dinner Idea's and also snacks. I want to tweak what Ive been eating.Question Glucose for a month and Half under 150 THIS MORNING 84
wLsking

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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 17:13
eggs, tofu scrambled with cheese, and i found this really good recipe called "oopsie rolls" they are cream cheese with egg whites. when baked it comes out like a piece of bread. i put ricotta, scrambled eggs, cheddar and mozzarella and call it "breakfast pizza" it's pretty good for 3 net carbs. good luck. congratulations on taking the first step!
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 18:34
Some things to avoid: bread, crackers, grains (including oatmeal), sweeteners, some fruit.

Eggs are your best friend. Chicken, fish, seafood. I would get lots of fresh leafy greens. If you want fruit, berries are a good way to go. Vegetables are good, though not starchy ones like potatoes.

There's a lot of good stuff about making healthy choices on the American Diabetes Association website: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices.html

Fasting glucose of 84 is excellent! If you can keep it at that level then whatever you're doing is probably working. Your body will be pretty good about telling you what you should and shouldn't be eating.

RavenSoul69

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 12:59
Hiya, BigChuck! As a fellow diabetic, I just wanted to add to please be sure to check your blood sugars several times a day when starting to eat a low carb diet. My doc and I couldn't get my blood glucose under control until I started the Atkins diet--then all of a sudden one night (after two weeks on Atkins) my BG dropped dangerously low...

Now, working with my doc and staying on Atkins, my blood sugar is under control and I take half the diabetic medication that I used to take! Very Happy

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mrspackrat

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 13:16
Oopsie rolls sound yummy!
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
RavenSoul69

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 13:29
I have a bunch of recipes on my page, a few personal recipes that I made (not sure if anyone can see them, they're "awaiting approval"Wink and like 60 from this site, so far. All low carb, low glycemic, and pretty darned good. And I LOVE the Revoloopsie Rolls recipe here. I can pile cheeseburger stuff on them like a real bun and they hold up. Very Happy

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Absorb what is useful,
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elvenbeauty

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Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 09:36
I would check with this website to give you a more accurate amount of protien that you should be eating. At minium you should be eating your body weight times .37 to get your protien intake. That is at least 148 grams if you are at 400 lbs. Hopefully this will help you out.

http://www.gnclivewell.com/proteinnumber/
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eKatherine

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Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 10:32
Protein and calorie requirements are based not on current weight for an obese person, but on target weight plus a small percentage. The fat we carry requires no extra protein and few additional calories to maintain. Plugging an obese person's current weight into a calculator that does not take their ideal body weight into account results in a number that assumes their weight is mostly lean body mass.
elvenbeauty

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Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 10:03
I understand that calulators are inaccurate to some degree because of the lean muscle mass to fat ratios, but it is a tool to help. Also, I did check his food journal and it is too carb heavy with not enough protein. Protein is shown to satisfy hunger longer than carbohydrates, especially processed ones.
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Blackeyes24

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Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 21:39
Try Canadian bacon and beef jerky for a protein boost. Oh and greek yogurt too, way more protein than regular yogurt. I have used all of these to boost my protein intake.
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Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 10:42
"Atkins" is the "Cure" for Type2 Diabetes...
celewis

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Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 00:06
I have been on Atkins now for 3 weeks. Although I still experience dawn phenomenon,my waking glucose has dropped from 150-190 down to 120 average. woohoo! My average throughout the day is around 100. The weight is slowly coming off and I have more energy than I have had in years.
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Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 05:37
My breakfast consist of two slices of rye bread, two thin slices of ham and two eggs. EVERY morning! Not only is it really fulfilling and feels like a real meal, studies also show that eating two eggs in the morning while following a weight loss program can promote up to 65 percent higher weight loss. I've posted the link to the article several times, you Cessna easily find it using the search option.
For reference, I lost 170 lbs in 18 months. I'd say it makes a difference. Smile

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Sherillynn

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Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 19:22
@BigChuck- nice job on getting your blood sugars down. Stick with what your doctor says regarding your protein intake. Since you are diabetic, he may be tweaking your numbers slightly to prevent your kidneys from taking a hit. He knows your BUN and creatinine and has likely figured these factors into your recommended intake. I would be leary of using the websites as they usually are geared to those of us that are overweight and don't factor in other comorbidities such as diabetes.

For more ideas on the low carb lifestyle, visit the Atkins website. They've got some great recipes. There are some good ones here to. Welcome to the group and I wish you the greatest success on your weight loss endeavors.
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Posted: 06 Apr 2013, 11:06
Linda's site has amazing low carb recipes for every meal, in all catagories, everyone I know has loved just about everything they try.

I make a lot of quiches for bfast, no crust, and a variety of filling, meat and veggies. I make one and I have breakfast for over a week. In fact I am about to make a onion, mushroom, swiss and ham now

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/

There are a lot of other sites with excellent recipes, but this should keep you busy for a while Smile
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 07:56
1 slice of toasted Rye Bread because it digests slowly, no wheat bread as it could give you a sugar spike and have your eggs as they are loaded with protein and minerals, especially the yoke. Turkey bacon and egg whites can make a great breakfast..add some green Peppers and Onions to..."All WHites" are fluffier than most brands. Add some Benocal to the rye bread, it has plant stereols to help keep cholesterol down.

Sometimes I have Reduced fat Cottage Cheese (Daisy Brand) with a sprinkle of matchstick carrots for crunch with sunflower seeds which have protein or almonds that are particularly high in protein.

Multi Grain Cheerios with skim and berries

Kashi 7 whole grain Puffs (organic Section $2.89 a box, no sugar, no sodium) with blueberries (70 calories a serving)

Van's 97% Fat Free WAFFLES 2 @ 120 CALORIES FOR BOTH AND JIMMY DEANS TURKEY SAUSAGE (3 LINKS) No butter,no syrup use the link or a soft boiled egg to moisten the waffles...

Nuts are an excellent source of gas free protein, as well as chicken, turkey, beans, peas, fish, cottage cheese, and peanut butter, parm cheese.

Snack on 1 Ounce of Pepitas which has 8 Grams of protein making them a smart snack or salad addition. Pepitas are already shelled.

Yogurt has protein, add flaxseeds and berries, as berries have the least impact on blood sugar. I use 0% Fage Plain Greek Yogurt and the berries to sweeten.

Barley has soluble and insoluble fiber and has more fiber than oatmeal. It can help lower cholesterol, provides protein and b vitamins. Barley may aid in weight control because it helps control blood sugar and helps keep you full. Add barley to soups, cereals, salads, and other grain dishes such as brown rice dishes. Barley has good protein. Make Barley for Breakfast.

Lunch maybe aturkey sandwich with low fat cheese, tomato and lettuce or 3 slices of Deli Beef which is about 150 calories. Load the lettuce, slice of tomato, and horseradish sauce, on toasted rye. Experiment with grains such as quinoa and kasha which are extremely high in protein.

Never eat any Sugar Free foods, my endocrinoligist told me that Sugar Alcohols (which are often used in products labeled sugar free) will raise blood sugar and they mimic sugar so well that the body produces insulin to metabolize them and might even make you crave food.

Dinners

Lean Pot Roast made with celery, whole mushrooms, Green Beans, Onion ( no Potatoes )

Stuffed Green Pepper Made with Ground Sirlion or ground turkey, Chopped Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, 1/2 Onion Chopped, 1 Small Can of Tomato Sauce 2 Sugars 4 carbs....no rice

1 Pork Chop, 1/4 Head of Cabbage with butter and caraway seeds, unlimited green beans
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 08:01
Orange
If you're hungry for a snack, grab one small orange and get a juicy dose of vitamin C as well as fiber, which helps keep blood glucose under control. The fiber keeps blood sugar under control.

Frozen Fruit Bar
Next time those hunger pangs hit, pick a frozen sugar-free fruit bar--it will treat your sweet tooth and might also have extra vitamins......Edys is a good choice or a no sugar added fudgescycle

Grab three graham cracker squares to get 15-20 g of carbs.

Choose a small apple at snack time for a serving of fruit that's also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps prevent cholesterol buildup

One whole cucumber equals only 45 calories, add a little hummus.
eKatherine

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 09:19
All grains digest essentially the same to your body. There is no difference in how rye, wheat, barley, or other grains such as corn or rice digest. The difference between how whole grains and refined grains digest is insignificant, and not much different from pure sugar.

Many people have found fast relief by going on a very low carb diet (the Atkins induction is a very low carb diet), and with time are able to begin to eat more natural carbs, such as starchy vegetables and fruits. I have known other people who stayed on the Atkins induction for a long time and eventually their metabolisms recovered, though no one with Type II diabetes can never return to a "normal" standard American diet that permits large intake and frequent snacks of starchy grains and sugar.

You need to get a blood glucose meter and start to eliminate things that spike your blood sugar. Keep track. Good luck.



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