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Wed Apr 10 04:57:44 EDT 2013

my body can't handle carbs i am limited to 15 carbs a day i am havingtruble finding foods with very low carbs and i am tired of salad any suggestions?
Asked By: lightofmysoul  

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2013-04-19 16:30:37.0

You mean 15 carb choices, not carb grams I hope. Fifteen grams of carbs per day would be extreme. Fifteen carb choices a day works out to about 225 grams of carbohydrate daily. That is not an extremely low carb diet, and you should be able to find lots of foods to enjoy.

Also, you may benefit from choosing foods that have a lower glycemic index (GI). You say your body "can't handle carbs" but it may very well be that your blood glucose levels spike from eating too many high glycemic foods (bread products, rice, sweetened drinks, etc.). Read about using GI to help control blood sugar here:


For a great list of low carb snacks, check out dFriendly Snacks here:


Best of luck to you!

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2013-04-11 19:48:30.0

Fifteen carb choices a day works out to about 225 grams of carbohydrate daily. That is not an extremely low carb diet, and you should be able to find lots of foods to enjoy. Also, you may benefit from choosing foods that have a lower glycemic index (GI). You say your body
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2013-05-30 13:00:42.0

Once again, the dLife "experts" are out to lunch. Chronic T2's have to live in the real world and many of them don't want to load up on metformin and lantus. lightofmysoul is absolutely serious in structuring their meals for 15 grams of carbs/day. Many people who do not want to take oral meds or exogenous insulin control their BG very well with this approach. Now, to lightofmysoul, their are five main sources of protein in the human diet: meats, eggs, cheeses, nuts, and beans. The first three of these (meats, eggs, cheeses) don't have any carbs at all. Zero. So you can eat these with very little concern for rising BG. Be careful with nuts and beans though, as they contain between 15 and 40% carbohydrates. Good luck. Oh, and yes, Dr. Berstein's book, "The Diabetes Solution" needs to be on your bookshelf.
Answered By: kenhampshire

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2013-04-23 21:21:36.0

Eggs, eggs, eggs. Fritata's, scrambled, hard-boiled, omelletes, you can mix them with all kinds of veggies and spices for lots of variety. I follow a similar diet, I know it can be hard.
Answered By: sweetcin

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2013-04-23 18:35:57.0

I, too, must keep my carb count very low to maintain more normal blood sugars. I don't limit my carbs by day but rather by meal; about 5-10 carbs per meal. I determined that amount by testing my BS before every meal (each meal being 4-6 hours apart) to see how the previous meal affected my BS. I am still learning different types of meals to stay within this range & altho' it is very restricted it is SO worth it to have more normal BS levels! I, too, started mostly with salads but now include meals made of an animal protein with cooked low carb veggies, like broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, etc. & sometimes a small salad with it. I also use Dr Atkins 'Dark Chocolate Royale Shake' (only 2 gms carbs) as a light meal when I'm not very hungry, as a snack, or to fill a sweet craving. I sometimes eat egg, tuna, shrimp salad, or the like with some raw veggies. I could eat a wider range if I used more recipes but I only use very simple, easy recipes with few ingredients & I AM learning more & more through computer research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A very excellent book on eating very low carbs to manage diabetes & how to do this is 'Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution' . www.diabetes-book.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Here are some very low carb recipe websites/blogs: . . . . ---livinlavidalowcarb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ---marksdailyapple.com . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ---lowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ---atkinsdietfreeplan.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Also, search the 'Net' for other such sites ...but remember, what you & I call 'low carb' are much lower than what most others call 'low carb', especially medical & ADA sites. So be sure to check recipes for carb count --- Good luck with your endeavor!
Answered By: lnieters

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2013-04-22 22:32:03.0

it is NOT 15 carb choices. it is 15 grams a day. i use to be limited to 30 grams per meal but my sugars would run in the 900's with trial and error with meds and limiting my carbs to 15 grams a day it is under control now. but i am really getting sick of green salad and chicken salad without bread. i figured someone could give me an idea of what i could eat once in awhile that was very low in carbs to help break the monotony of salad
Answered By: lightofmysoul

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2013-04-15 13:55:41.0

I'm pretty sure the question asked pertains to the fact they can only eat 15 grams of carbs per day...not 15 carb choices per day. Expert may want to re-evaluate the answer.
Answered By: angelhearts66

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