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little changes can make a big difference

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by mullaneder, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have always eaten Basmati rice as it is considerably less sticky and starchy than ordinary long grain rice, I also rinse it in cold water before cooking and this washes out more starch, or so I am told :)

    The difference now is I only have a very small single scoop of rice rather than completely covering my plate with the stuff before adding a mountain of meat :lol:
  2. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not just Brussels Sprouts. Pretty much all green veg is a powerful weapon against BG spikes! String Beans, Brocolli, Spinach - they're all great for Diabetics...

    I've also noticed a small change in BG (going the right way - down!) after eatting pickled onions. it turns out that vinegar is good stuff too.

    Eggs have a minimal effect on BG... I like nothing more than 4 eggs scrambled with a dash of double cream for breakfast.
  3. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Not so for everyone Patch. As an insulin user I followed with interest Fergus's messages about using eggs for breakfast on their own or with bacon and mushrooms.

    For some unknown reason I found that a plain 2 egg omelette raised my bg levels to way above 12 mid morning. This was with a starting bg reading of 4.8 and using my usual basal dose plus 4 units of bolus. I was quite surprised to see how high my bg had gone even though I had not eaten any carb. I did not bother to correct and just wait until lunchtime and then do a bg test. Guess what, it had fallen just to 10 so was still way too high. If I had eaten my usual breakfast of half slice of toast and used the same amount of insulin, my bg would have been about 6-7 mid morning and then drop back to 3 or 4 by lunchtime.
  4. Doczoc

    Doczoc · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac is a great mash alternative, can be roasted with great effect too! Low carb and low GI.
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