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Old 02-12-2018, 12:12 PM   #1  
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Default Which plan for diabetics? or for counting carbs?

Hello.
I am prediabetic and need to lower my A1C and lose 30 lbs. I also want to stick to 100 carbs per day.
I am on smartpoints and im thinking of switching to points plus. I know that on smart points fruits are free ex. Apples but those have alot of carbs so not sure which plan to follow to count my carbs and lose weight.
For those that are prediabetic or diabetic:
1) Which plan do you follow?
2) Do you count net carbs or just carbs?
2) Do you eat foods that are low glycimic index or low glycimic load?
Any help is appreciated.
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Hi Naty. Welcome to 3FatChicks. I'm glad to hear you are interested in changing your diet to control your blood sugar. I am diabetic and I try to keep my carbs under 75 per day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I count carbs, but make sure to include fiber. We are all different. The best thing I can recommend is to test your blood sugar 1-2 hours after eating to see how your meal effected your blood sugar. If it spiked, then that's a food to avoid or limit.

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Hi Naty. Welcome to 3FatChicks. I'm glad to hear you are interested in changing your diet to control your blood sugar. I am diabetic and I try to keep my carbs under 75 per day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I count carbs, but make sure to include fiber. We are all different. The best thing I can recommend is to test your blood sugar 1-2 hours after eating to see how your meal effected your blood sugar. If it spiked, then that's a food to avoid or limit.

Good luck to you.
Thank you Wannabehealthy for your reply. Great tips.
Which plan are you on?
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I am not following any particular plan. I try to eat only when hungry and not stuff myself. No food is eliminated, but I keep starchy carbs and sweets low, and eat a lot of vegetables.
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Hello

I also am prediabetic type 2.

I am just starting out on this Atkins/Keto type thing, or low carb. About three weeks into it now.

My glucose was hardly ever under 130 and up to 250. Now it goes down to as low as 90, and some days does not go over 120 even after eating.

From what I understand evan 40 grams carbs is enough to knock us out of keto. There are 4 calories per gram carb. So 40 grams carbs are 140 calories. I am keep mine as low as possible. One thing to remember though is in talking carbs, it is the net carbs that count. Net carbs is total grams carbs minus grams fiber. So many vegetables come out as zero count carbs.

By not eating carbs the body is forced to use protein and fat as energy, converting them to glucose to use.

I have three eggs and three slices of very crispy bacon for breakfast. And that suits me fine because I love them. No bread to go with it. I also take a tablespoon full of psyllium and a tablespoon of flax seed mixed with water and drink it for the fiber. No carbs. I feel satisfied and do not even need to eat for the next 6 to 8 hours later. By having a late breakfast that does not leave that much day to contend with on eating.

Later on I have some fish, usually some of those frozen fish fillets, and a bowl of something I cook up in advance made with tomato, mushrooms, squash, and okra, and some chilies in it. Almost Carb free.

I do not experience hunger nor cravings at all. Side effects of no carb.

My blood pressure has dropped dramatically.

That is my experience so far, hope some of that may help you.

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