Carbohydratatarian


From Karen:

Thursday 5/13 – To carb or not to carb. Today let’s blog about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat. Some believe a low carb diet is important in diabetes management, while others believe carbs are fine as long as they are counted and bolused for. Which side of the fence do you fall on? What kind of things do you eat for meals and snacks? What foods do you deem bolus-worthy? What other foodie wisdom would you like to share?”
Short and sweet for me tonight folks.  It’s late, I’m tired, and this is a sore subject for me.Ok, here’s the deal.  I am absolutely addicted to carbohydrates.  I eat weird (aka – all carbs), and I’m trying to change.  I have been trying to change for as long as I can remember.  But it is hard.  It is very hard.  I don’t like meat, I don’t like veggies, I don’t like fruit.  That leaves carbs.  My eating habits are awful, and I’ve written about it many times before.

I KNOW THIS MAKES INFLUENCING MY DIABETES HARDER – but I still find it so difficult to change.

I can pull of magical numbers, when I don’t eat.

It’s when I eat, and drop a big old carb bomb down the chute, that things get crazy.  Symlin helps take the edge off the spikes, and it helps me eat less, but it’s a hard medicine to use regularly.  But I’m trying.

I’m trying.

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9 thoughts on “Carbohydratatarian

  1. Do the same vegetable or meat during a week using it in varing ways this way you can find out if you actually don’t like it or just need to get used to it. It can be a chore but one a week should help you work it out. Then if you can tolerate that meat or veg use it with the next weeks meat or veg.

  2. Yeah! I’m actually not the only one that eats all carbs! It’s so nice to hear! I always hear how diabetics don’t eat many, but lets be realistic, I was eating my carbs long before my pancreas decided not to want to do much. So I still eat carbs, lots of carbs. I still keep my A1C well within the desired range, but I still LOVE my carbs. I agree with a previous post, bacon…yumm. I have slowly started to add a wee bit of protein into my meals, via cashews and protein powder. People still comment, but I’m SO much better than when I was 13 and ate no protein what so ever…oh how I miss those days…Oh and did I mention protein makes me fat, so bring on the carbs!

  3. For me I just try to follow a healthy balanced diet same as any person without diabetes and try to mimic a normal person’s insulin flows when they eat….40% of your diet should be made up of carbs….and healthy carbs like whole wheat, or rye bread instead of white and so on. It is hard enough living as a diabetic, giving a minimum of 5 insulin injections a day….and I think that as long as I give the right amount of insulint to take care of the carbs that I eat then I should be alowed to eat whatever I want! And nobody needs to eat cake and candy everyday..Even people that aren’t diabetic shouldn’t eat junk like that everyday so As my 93 yr old grandmother would say…Everything in Moderation!

  4. All we can do is try. As long as we keep trying one day we will get to where we want to be. But for now, keep trying.
    Oh and Rachel is a genius.

  5. like everything else, it will happen in stages. i hated vegetables until i was 20. day by day, i grew to love them. it sucks to think of eating as work, but habits only get formed by repetition. if you ever need a cheerleader, give me a shout! i’ve been there, and i know it can be done.

  6. The whole carb thing would be a lot easier if carbs weren’t so delicious! Don’t be too hard on yourself…it’s a constant journey.