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Treats on special occasions

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by KimG, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. KimG

    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! These nurses need to wise up to LCHF and not the "eat well" plan which is not really suitable.
     
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  2. Alzebra

    Alzebra Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One of my diversions when the chocolate is calling is a glass of red wine :happy: Despite my profile pic / avatar, I only drink about 3 175ml glasses a month so it feels like a luxury.
     
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  3. KimG

    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol, my kind of glass, it's not too bad on carbs either:) well that glass might be;)
     
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    poohtiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You deserved that treat then congratulations again, we got to forty by which time hubby was very poorly & passed away soon after but am blessed we had all those years
     
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  5. KimG

    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that. You must have fond memories. ;)
     
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    poohtiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, we have bucketloads very happy years
     
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    Northerngirl Family member · Member

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    So pleased to read so many supportive comments on here. It's very hard to ask questions when you are new on here.
     
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  8. poohtiggy

    poohtiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No worry, you ask a question somebody will have an answer, well mostly, we don't mind how many you ask. Asking questions is the best way to learn, how to understand this disease and it's complications, so please don't be afraid to ask, remember we all started at the beginning
     
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  9. KimG

    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi northerngirl, welcome to the forum :)
     
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  10. elaineste

    elaineste Type 2 · Member

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    Can I firstly say that the comments made by some of you on here are disgusting!! Your life's must be very boring if you never slow yourselves a treat every now and again. Even my diabetic nurse has said you can't be good all of the time. This lady is newly diagnosed and nd one of you decided to jump down her throat?!? I guess you would jump foam my throat once is tell you I'm 31 weeks pregnant and I have a treat once a week?! But guess what? I don't care what you think because before I was pregnant I couldn't go a day without chocolate or loads carbs or sugar and now I hardly touch the stuff! The treats I have once a week are either couple biscuits or fruit related. I think I'm doing really well that we'll I haven't put any weight on. Bet the diabetic police would jump on that.

    Kim I'm assuming your type 2? If you are don't cut down the carbs too much. Experiment and see how many carbs in one meal you can have that is what I have done and it works. Also having a lot of protein with carbs and fibre help your body desk with the carbs and how they are used and released.


    Please don't listen to these people or person should I say who think you can't have treats and must live on thus restricted diet 100 percent of the time because it's not true.

    One blip every now and then is not going to affect your overall health
     
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    Moosepig Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you'd got back to 7.5 fasting morning reading, I don't think you suffered too badly - my reading can be that first thing with a standard evening and night, you've got to live your life as well and enjoy some occasional treats.
     
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    poshtotty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think its important to remember that we have varying degrees of this condition and there are a variety of ways to manage our health. Some are able to regulate/manage their condition with the help of medication, other choose to manage it solely by diet, exercise and a change in lifestyle The latter have to be disciplined with their choices as they don't have medication to rely on to adjust any spikes they may have if a "treat" should adversely affect their blood sugars.

    I agree not all the replies have been supportive. Forums are made up of diverse personalities - some have the ability to articulate their suggestions better than others, others have no contact with the outside world except via the internet. Amongst the very genuine posters, there are the occasional trolls and imposters whose sad, empty lives consist of sabotaging the efforts of those whose choices they either disagree with or which they themselves cannot comprehend

    After a while we learn to sift the chaff from the wheat, taking on board only the information which is right for our particular situation and discarding that which isn't.
     
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  13. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just celebrated my 50th Birthday and went for it tbh. I keep good control throughout the year but I feel, like many others, when there is a special occasion having high sugars for a short while won't kill me. It's worked for me for the past 17 years and don't have a single complication although I know of others who have very good control and have developed problems so the 2 don't always go together. I say live a healthy life day to day and excersize regularly but allow yourself to let you hair down from time to time.
     
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