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Type 1 Can you buy low carb meals

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Jamietomkinson1990, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Is there anywhere to buy low carb meals or do you have to make them I am a unstable type 1 diabetic was born with it and now 28
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Also need a low carbs coz carb counting is hard but don’t want to loose weight
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I find that I need to check the labels of any prepared food from supermarkets. There are lots of hidden sugars in them

    What are your favourite foods?
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I would eat anything it’s just the carb counting I’ve checked online at good food such as fish and eggs but I alleays end up with pain down my legs and have been told that’s a sign of to much sugar
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    You can't buy and cook your own fish?
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Never said I couldn’t I’m just asking if you can buy read meals to eat quickly my levels could go from 8 down to 2 in a couple Mins I’m unstable
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I want to try low carbs for like a week and just see how I feel you know as I’m used to having high levels when I’m at 7 I feel low is there any foods you would recommend
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am not aware of any. It would be helpful to some if they did. My Mrs works in a place that makes ready made meals and they don’t do low carb versions (yet). Having said that, I wouldn’t buy them.
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Why wouldn’t you buy them is there any foods you would recommend also how many carbs should you have a day
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My wife knows how they are made. :D
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Lol fair enough as I said I wanted to try something for a week just to see how I feel after if I feel any different and better in my self
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of a slow cooker to make a stew with low carb vedge? A slow cooker can turn a useless cook into a passable one and give low carb friendly and nutritious meals.
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Nope haven’t thought of that I’m to lazy like to just grab something wait 5 mins and it’s done
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's almost impossible to advise on recommended levels
    I am T2 not on insulin. I went keto to get my levels down. Last Easter I bought a ready m Al of guinea fowl. Numbers went sky high because I didn't read the label. 1.4g carb sounded great, it had stuffing and after the bird, the next highest ingredient was glucose syrup. Lesson learned.
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yeh not good anyways thx for the help
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Microwaved chicken pieces will be a quickish meal, you cannot get any lazier way of cooking than that. :D

    I take it you are in the UK, here's the Fat Secret nutrition info for most of the food there.

    https://www.fatsecret.co.uk/calories-nutrition/
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    An easy meal for me has been fried diced chicken breast. With cauliflower rice. I am a useless cook but found this works.
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’m going to try and get the nurse to write me out a meal plan for a week
     
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