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Type 2 Snacks in between meals?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Altaf_7, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Altaf_7

    Altaf_7 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi ,
    I was wondering which foods are good to have between meals usually I have to take almost a gap of 3hours between meals but during the 3hour gap sometimes I feel pretty hypoglycaemic so i was looking for some low carb snacks that I could have in between my meals.Any suggestions???
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    avocado, coconut, nuts in general, cheese sticks , olives , cellery sticks with peanut butter or creme cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatos, tea , half a handfull of berries with cream or fullfat yoghurt, eggs with mayo, shrimps, a glass of water with some lemon juice, a piece of ham, half or a quarter of a Lidl protein roll with butter or cheese, 95% chokolate a little piece, coffee with cream, a little glass of whisky, or a little glass of red wine
     
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    #2 Freema, Apr 28, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    You feel pretty hypo, or you test and you are hypo? There is a difference. With only 3 hour gap, there should be no reason to snack, especially if you need to give your poor pancreas a rest.
     
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  4. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Many of us, who are on a low carb diet, feel no need for snacks anymore, so I wonder if you are having too many carbs at meal times, causing rises and falls in your sugar and insulin levels. When you say you feel "pretty hypoglycaemic" have you actually measured your blood sugar levels?
    But, to answer your question: cheese, nuts, cream in coffee, a pre-cooked (good quality) sausage, hard boiled egg, pork scratchings, very small piece of 85% dark chocolate.
    Sally
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Three hours is quite a short time really. What happens during the time you are sleeping for 6-8 hours at night?
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tested your blood sugar to check what your levels actually are when you feel hypoglycaemic? If you actually are hypo, then a low carb snack isn't the best thing to have to treat a hypo. To treat a hypo you need 10-15g of fast acting carbs, followed by at least 10g of complex carbs.
     
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  7. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you testing at these times to check if you are actually having a hypo?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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