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Low carb or even no carb snacks?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sunshine2297, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Sunshine2297

    Sunshine2297 · Member

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    Hello

    I'm trying to be good! I want to lose a bit of extra weight but also try to cut down on needing the extra insulin!

    What low carb snacks do you guys like?
     
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    Jiabetes · Member

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    Grapes are delicious and have a relatively low glycemic index avoiding spikes. They are also proven to help improve glycemic control a great choice
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    I'm assuming you're a T1.. but for an insulin resistant T2 then grapes are pretty bad for spiking blood sugar.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t say that grapes are particularly low carb as they are full of sugar. @Sunshine2297 are you T1 or T2 as you may be able to have higher carb snacks if T1. That said there are a number of snacks that are low carb and I enjoy nuts, although be wary of cashews, pork scratchings, Aldi nut bars etc.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Not that I eat snack but here are a couple of ideas for you.

    Cold chicken drumsticks, cold hard boiled eggs...
     
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  6. CondorX

    CondorX Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are low-ish carb nut bars, like some of the Trek Bars, or Nine bars - I find them useful for those coffee shop visits when everyone else has muffins and cakes!!! Usually have 2 or 3 in a week, and am still losing weight.
     
  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi guys, & hello @Sunshine2297 ,

    The OP appears to be T1.

    Grapes are not what I would call a low carb snack @Jiabetes (warm welcome to the forum by the way.)
    At a push, I've treated hypos with them.. :)

    Pork scratchings are a nice low c crunchy snack.
     
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  8. sue1309

    sue1309 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes....I was wondering what I could snack on....I’m a real grazer/nibbler, especially watching TV at night....I’m T2, need to lose weight
     
  9. sue1309

    sue1309 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Love ‘em....but my teeth don’t....
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    When I started low carb I used to keep some of the 20g packs of cheese at the front of the fridge so they were the first thing I saw!
    "Low or no carb" rather than foods that T1s on insulin might eat:
    most full fat cheeses - try wrapping a lettuce leaf around a slice of cheese
    cooked chicken legs
    a small quantity of olives or nuts (some nuts are higher in carbs so check the labels)
    some cold crispy bacon
    eggs - as a change from hard boiled I make eggy 'muffins' with a little double cream and some grated cheese in them, good hot or cold, I add black pepper plus paprika, or chives, or a little soy sauce
    a slice of ham
    a small amount of full fat real Greek yogurt with 5-6 raspberries stirred in
    One square of 85% dark chocolate - again check the labels as some are better, I like the 85% Lindt. You can even make a small hot chocolate drink by stirring a square into hot water with double cream instead of milk.
     
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  12. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I checked out Trek, one of the bars has nearly 26g of carb - not low carb then, as that is the same as a couple of slices of bread.

    When I went diet controlled I could only eat a max of 30g in one meal and 85g over the day so a coffee and a trek bar would be more than my main meal allowance. Most diet controlled T2s have to go even lower than me to get into remission.
    I assume a T1 who doesn't want to take extra insulin would also find eating 26g of extra carbs a problem?
     
  13. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    As a T2 I try not to snack at all, but if I’m struggling I find Babybell cheese good, individually wrapped portion control. Olives also are a good low carb snack. I stay away from nuts if I can - far too easy to eat too many.
     
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    I'd agree... you may be lucky and have no spike from grapes but they are little sugar bombs for me.

    If you Google keto snacks you'll get a nice selection. My current favourite are peanut butter and dark choc chip 'cookies'. They aren't cookies and have some carbs but they feel decadent to me after months of no real treats!
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    If I am hungry after supper I dissolve sugar free jelly in a minimum of water - I put a Pyrex jug into hot water and make a one pint sachet into half a pint, pour it into a cold bowl - I put one into the freezer, then put frozen berries into it and pour in the jelly. It freezes almost at once, so I eat about a third of it with cream - or maybe half if I am really hungry and put the rest in the fridge.
     
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  16. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For low carb small individually wrapped hard cheese is great- here in Australia Costco has some which have edam, gouda and cheddar. I also buy snack size nuts (30 grams with 2.4 grams of carbs). Diet jelly is something else I use.

    Having something ready to go is the trick I think. Here in Australia we also have a 'milk chocolate' bar which is low carb which I really like. I am still really careful with portion control.

    Some people mention having some boiled eggs in the fridge. There is also some low carb ice cream.

    Good luck.
     
  17. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good idea to eat something no needing insulin but remember that even if you have pure fat as a snack, you will be fuelling your body with energy that it could otherwise take from your own supplies i.e. might stall loss.
    Lots of snack ideas on Diet Doctor recipes here
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/snacks
    If I am out and peckish then Pret do a nice sachet of almond butter.
    Other than that black coffee is a great no carb option!
     
  18. sue1309

    sue1309 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Oh wow!! Looks like I’m gonna be all ‘snacked up’ for a long time!
    Thanks guys!!
     
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  19. Sunshine2297

    Sunshine2297 · Member

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    Ahhh thank you everyone! Some really good ideas and recipes to try! Love hearing what other people do and enjoy.

    Massive help!
     
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