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  2. adiantum

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    Hard boiled eggs are a good choice for a snack. Forget the BS they threw at us that eggs were not good for cholesterol etc. Olives & cheese are my main choices but occasionally I cook up extra garlic prawns to enjoy as a snack the next day. Crustless pizza is also a good option. princesslinda posted a recipe for that some time ago. sausages would also work but take care there as some fillings are very carby.
  3. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Thursday, January 23: 5:34 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 105 Breakfast: avocado, Carbmaster banana cream pie yogurt, SlimFast keto bar (whipped peanut butter chocolate), coffee with half & half 11:28 AM (before lunch): 97 Lunch: salad Nicoise (tuna, 2 slices Colby jack, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, olives, olive oil), 1/4 bar Montezuma's Absolute Black 3:45 PM (snack): Maple Waffle QuestBar 6:00 PM (before dinner): 99 Dinner: shrimp & veggie stirfry, nos-sugar-added popsicle, 1/4 cup unsalted, mixed nuts 8:24 PM: 101 Then snack: 3 tbsp almond butter Average for the day: 101 Macronutrients: 118 grams carbs (49 grams fiber), 138 grams fat, 104 grams protein Calories: 2,003
  4. OneEye

    Daily Chat

    The justice system guarantees you a jury of your peers. I don't want to be judged by someone who's been trained in how to judge people. There's enough people out there with a closed mind as there is. Either the prosecution presents evidence beyond a reasonable doubt...or they don't. Thank the American Justice System for "Voir Dire"! Professional Jurors would just make that process moot!
  5. Kit

    Navigating this website

    Hi @Deborah M We do have a recipes section here https://www.diabetesforums.com/forums/forum/10-recipes/ If there is nutritional information though its if the person posting included it. Links to offsite places will usually have nutritional information if you follow the link. Now for a more general nutritional information, there are a few sites out there where you can look that information up. www.myfitnesspal.com is one I've used a little here and there Fatsecret and myplate are a couple others I know of buy have never used. 99% of the time I just go to Google and type in "nutritional information for X" where X is the food I am looking up.
  6. Kaitlyngrace0992@gmail.com

    I have ketones? Am I diabetic?

    Thank you for the advice I will definitely schedule an appointment soon!
  7. meyery2k

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    At first, I thought the diet was restrictive. I found that I was dead wrong. Once I unshackled myself from the idea of starches, my culinary world opened right up. With all the meat, cheese, fats, nuts, spices, vegetables, eggs, and so on, there is wondrous variety. You gotta love a diet where they say butter and cheese are good for you!
  8. meyery2k

    I have ketones? Am I diabetic?

    Diabetes is the clinical description of excessive glucose in your blood stream. I have adopted a high fat low carb diet and often have small amounts of ketones in my urine labs. Apparently this is from burning fat for fuel and is not considered abnormal in my case because I limit the carbs I eat and am very physically active. A GP can perform some very simple testing to see if you have diabetes. If you have a concern, I would agree with @adiantum and at least consult with a GP.
  9. adiantum

    I have ketones? Am I diabetic?

    Hi, I strongly urge you to go for a doctors view on this so they can order the right tests to be run. Being very skinny might suggests your body is burning fat when there's no available glucose to burn.
  10. Kaitlyngrace0992@gmail.com

    I have ketones? Am I diabetic?

    Hello! Recently I haven’t been feeling so well and have been using the bathroom much more than usual, I hadn’t noticed any pain but decided to be sure I didn’t have a UTI or something by using a urine test strip. I didn’t have a UTI luckily but it was positive for ketones (in low amounts) I am very skinny and have never been on a diet my entire life, nor do I exercise often... I was extremely skeptical and decided to check again just to be sure and they were still there? It has been three days and they have not gone away, I don’t think its diabetes but my grandfather did get it quite young so I was just hoping to get a word of the wise from people who know much more about this than I do... 🙂
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  12. adiantum

    Navigating this website

    Hi, yes, under that heading. Come back if this doesnt work. https://www.diabetesforums.com/forums/forum/8-dieting-and-nutrition-for-diabetes/
  13. Ahnanimus

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    101 today. Not guilty Your Honour, the bread jumped in my mouth and I had no choice but to swallow 😥
  14. Is there a specific place on this website that has nutritional info and recipes? Thanks, in advance.
  15. adiantum

    Daily Chat

    I'd never want professional jurors to be considered. We have enough trouble having professional diabetic educators. They'd be just cloned with the same prejudices without actual living experiences, or the confidence to look outside the square. Sure, for example someone might think a wealthy person wouldnt rob that bank.. yet others on the jury would wonder how he became so wealthy, so return to the facts presented. I think the jury system is right which is why I regret having to decline. The cases to be heard are extremely violent & I wouldnt be able to unhear the content. I live alone so dont have a partner I could unload upon & its definitely stuff I couldn't discuss here. I'd also not want to be identified. I wouldnt know if someone in that room was a former student. Other issues came to mind... my dog wouldnt like to be locked indoors so I'd have to arrange a walker for him. My attention span is lessened. I once spent a day in the coroners court as a support person & my mind often went on free-ranging . There was no windows.. no artwork on the walls & no laughter in the room ( No Sebastian Maniscalco ) ... wow what a heavy scene & some people work in those conditions.
  16. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    6.7 I watched The Monte Python Flying Circus last night on TV. I mustve seen it a few times as I was singing along with them... I'm a Lumberjack & Every sperm is Sacred. I usually try to protect the neighbors when I sing by closing the door & windows but it was just too hot. Yesterday was pretty hot, even the toilet seat was uncomfortably hot to sit on. It was 43.2C / 109.76 F & I was busy keeping the critters hydrated. For the dog, I put rubber backed bathmats on the carpet then saturated cotton fabric for him to lie on & covered him with another saturated cloth. This was between 2 turbo floor fans . He'd come to me when they dried out, so he knew it helped.
  17. adiantum

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    @fattyboyjp3, I hope 2020 will consider you free of stress & sadness for the next 11 months. Perhaps you could increase the fat in your diet to keep those hunger pangs away. Cheese,nuts & olives are a good standby. I like havarti cheese because its chewy & travels well on picnics & packed snacks for my days in the city.
  18. Kit

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    I will be honest. If it comes in a package, I likely do not eat it. (There are a few exceptions, but they aren't that common, such as cheese, cream, and similar.)) Packaged foods are full of fillers, chemicals, added sugars, starches, food colorings, preservatives, and similar, none of it stuff I want to have in my body and, to be honest, my body cannot tolerate anymore anyway. Look at the label you gave above. I bet you whatever it is is touting high fiber and whole grain. Yet really look at the label. 75% of the carbs are fast acting carbs, basically just sugar to your body. Now you don't give a lot of details above, but I get the feeling that you are having problems breaking your dependency on convenience foods (ie processed prepackaged sugars and starches). This is going to be one of your biggest stumbling blocks and you are going to struggle until you can move past it Instead of relying on these foods,, plan a head. Lets say you know that 3 days a week you go to the gym and work out for 2 hours and afterwards you will want a snack of some kind. Instead of depending on packaged foods with questionable ingredients, make something from scratch that you can bring with you or have when you return home. Most items can survive a few hours without refrigeration without having to worry. or stick in a bag with a cold pack to last a number of hours. Exactly what you make will depend on what you like and what you feel you need. An example might be a tupperwear container with leftovers from what you had for dinner from the night before. Or maybe once a week you bulk cook something that will work well. You can then store in fridge and all you need to do is grab it as you head out to the gym. I'll be honest, I like to take a large lettuce leaf (bib or whole romain leaves work best for me) land layer with left over meat, spread with cream cheese, add more cheese if you like, bell pepper, or whatever else you personally like and roll it up so the lettuce is the bread. I then dip this is mustard (I LOVE mustards). I can make as many or few as I feel I need or want of whatever size I want, stick in a container, and go. Yeah, the guy eating the granola bar glorified candy bar may look cooler than you, but you are eating real food that your body actually wants and needs, not processed sugars and starches given a name to make it sound like its healthy. Exact macronutrient ratios do vary from person to person. Here's mine. I aim for 30g carbs or less per day. That includes fiber. I sometimes go a little over, but that's usually because I ate something really fiber heavy like flax crackers and so let myself go a little over. I aim for around 60-80g of protein a day. If I consistently drop lower than that for a while, I start feeling really bad, especially the muscles in my hips and upper legs. But I'm also a small (5'1") middle aged woman who does not do strenuous activity on a regular basis. I love to walk and hike, I use barbells at home. I don't go biking up mountains or seriously lift weights, etc. The rest is fat. Usually somewhere around 100g a day. Some days not so much, some days a little more. It depends on what I am making. Ok, after ranting about packaged foods, I'll tell you about some exceptions. There are brands showing up more and more that are paleo and/or keto friendly and they focus on providing pre packaged foods for people who don't want to break that dependency. I can't remember brand names, I don't use most of them because they still contain questionable ingredients. But I do remember one. Epic has a series of protein bars that are basically just meat and seasonings. Their Chicken and Sriracha have next to no carbs and are pretty decent. They have other flavors, but those have more carbs as they usually contain fruit. Bison with cranberry is pretty decent but at 8g carbs per bar, I don't bother with it. I usually buy a half dozen of the chicken bars if I'm going on a trip for emergency situations. And I just can't think of any others off hand. They exist, I've read about them, but I don't use them so they don't stick in my memory. I still want to encourage you to break the pre packaged food dependency. Focus instead of whole real food instead of stuff in packages. It will be better for you overall, even if you weren't doing low carb.
  19. meyery2k

    What drives you bananas?

    @Hammer - Calling, faxing, emailing your senator will also help you get your point across. If your club can do this en masse, they are more likely to listen. If your clubs can work together to do this, your objection will get more attention. It might also be useful to see if you can get a local news station to pick up on this. Publicity shines like a light on the cockroaches lol...
  20. fattyboyjp3

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    I am finding it very hard to keep eating the same thing over and over again, I think that is why I stray and find myself with a high reading. So what carb is a good carb number with fiber and Protein what do you guys look for I know we are all different, looking at labels is just a thing we do I guess. I also look at the ingredients like the first 2 lines, it is hard to only find one Line of ingredients.
  21. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    112 today. life
  22. Kit

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    I'm sorry about your mother-in-law. Its difficult to loose family. You and your wife have my condolences. Yeah, even if you looked at just grams of net carbs, 21g is still the vast majority of my carb consumption for a day. My body just couldn't tolerate it. For shelf stable no prep snacks, I found the easiest are nuts. I like to hit the bulk section of my local store and buy a half a pound of all of the nuts I like (walnuts, pecans, almonds, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, macadamia). I then mix them all together and separate out into single serving containers. That last bit isn't necessary, but I find its easier to stick to a portion size of nuts if I can only take 1 portion. If you get them raw, you can season and roast them yourself so you can have all sorts of flavors if desired. I tend to prefer either raw or roasted and unsalted/unseasoned.
  23. meyery2k

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    I have found mixed nuts, peanuts, or macadamia nuts to be great snacking food. Even peanut butter in limited quantity.
  24. fattyboyjp3

    Hello All just stopping in to complain!

    Thanks, yea I just wish I could find a good snack during the day, I am going down to the gym here at work for lunch, I will check it when I get back!
  25. TX_Clint

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    97 here.
  26. meyery2k

    a bad atart for the new year

    @dowling gram - I have, on occasion, been in those "it has to get better" times. It will get better. I don't know why, but when we get a flat tire in a group ride someone simply has to exclaim, "it's only flat on the bottom". I am guilty of this once in a while. Once that tube gets changed or fixed we are on the road. In a group you know who the dependable ones are because they stop and help, provide CO2, or simply moral support. Much like neighbors.
  27. Kit

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    98 here wibble
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