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I am diabetic and have been told by my doctor that I need to be eating low carb food, such as something from Atkins. Any suggestions and recipes?
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low carb cooking

posted at 11/4/2010 9:50 AM EDT
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I am diabetic and have been told by my doctor that I need to be eating low carb food, such as something from Atkins. Any suggestions and recipes?

Re: low carb cooking

posted at 11/5/2010 6:47 AM EDT
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I'm a diabetic myself and years ago I went on a low carb diet and lost 110# in one year.I don't know of your understanding of what a carb   is and what foods have carbs in them.I'll explain and please excuse me if you already know.The only foods that are carb free are unprocessed meats,eggs,fish and fats.Every other food group contains carbs.Most vegetables are very low in carbs,some are not,this includes corn ,potatoes,sweet potatoes,dried beans or legumes.Breads,pasta,rice,noodles and anything containing flour or sugar has carbs.Milk has carbs,soy milk is lower in carbs.Cheeses have a small amount of carbs but are mainly made up of fat.Fruit has carbs if you are trying to lower your blood sugar lay off fruits for awhile and slowly add after your blood sugars start to come down,I ate strawberries and cantalopes and lower sugar fruits. When I eat low carb and sometimes I still do to better control my blood sugars,I eat lean meats ,eggs,limited cheese,lots and lots of fresh and cooked vegetables.Just train yourself to know  what a carb is and that will make your choices a lot easier.If you aren't sure of this information, I hope your Dr. suggested that you see a dietician.Learn to read labels on anything that you put in your mouth.Read books on low carb dieting,Drink plenty of water,exercise,Don't eat just before going to bed.Adkins has a site.My suggestion when you first start out is to keep it simple and after you are comfortable with carbs you can start reseaching recipes.One of my favorite things is a cheese omlet with salsa,when you start adding carbs why not a pita pizza,put meat,veggies sauce and cheese on it and bake it until the cheese melts and the pita gets a little crunchy.I mentioned this to my dietician and she told me she had never thought to use a pita bread for pizza 'she loved the idea,I also made a salad with tuna or chicken and salad dressing,I use Italian because the carbs are low and I would stuff that into a pita.They also have low carb wraps at the store and these are great for stuffing with anything.I even make PB&J on a wrap,sugar free jam or jelly of course.There are so many options today not like 35+ years ago.I hope this helps you and I wish you good luck and best wishes.Please get an OK from your DR. and get yourself a little pocket guide of foods that gives calorie and carb counts.

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