what can I eat!? low carb diet?
Topic: what can I eat!? low carb diet?
December 16, 2019 / By Salal Question:
I have type 2diabetes and my doctor put me on a low carbohydrate diet as in 30grams for breakfast 30 lunch & 30 dinner. I'm totally clueless about what I Can eat.
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Nichole | 10 days ago
Quinoa (KEEN - wah) is popular in South American food and is a good carb substitute. In consistancy it resembles short grained rice or cous cous, but is not actually a carb. (It's the seed of some plant.) You can buy it at most major grocery stores in the Health Food section. It comes both flavored and plain. I think it's good boiled in beef or chicken stock and really helps fill you up.
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Originally Answered: I'm on a low carb diet but i crave cholcolate, badly! anyone know of a low carb chocolate recipe?
get off the low carb diet.
it is not healthy for you. Atkins is a fraud.
Especially if you crave chocolate. You will eventually go off this diet.
Diets don't work because people look at them as short term and say "i'm going on this till I lose 10, 20, 30lbs, etc."
When they go off, they eat like crap and put the weight back on, and usually put on MORE weight because they used a nutritionally and physically unhealthy diet, like atkins or low-carb. which plays havoc with your body as it does not preserve muscle and encourages you to take in large amounts of fat- sugar is only one part of it. The reason you will gain back MORE weight when you go off it- (and eventually you will, your body craves sugar in fruits because it needs it and those things are healthy for you- while chocolate is not) because you will have lost muscle as your body will have not been getting what it needs to help preserve it and support muscle maintenance and growth.
Muscle increases your metabolism. less muscle = more fat (loosely).
I suggest instead to you to read some nutrition books and understand the effect of what you eat on you from a scientific standpoint, not a standpoint of someone giving you false diet information in order to sell thier diet plan.
Develop your own eating plan (I say eating plan because it needs to be a LIFELONG CHANGE, but you develop one you can live with) based on healthy choices, you can even work in a "cheat" day where you can eat your chocolate. Something your current "diet" doesn't have.
A healthier version of chocolate (although it still has high calories and high sugar) than regular chocolate is dark chocolate. Not just "hershey's" crap you see in the commercial- which is actually only 45% or so pure, try lindts 85% pure dark chocolate- it is more bitter than you are used to, but for a better choice than milk chocolate it is not a bad treat so long as you limit yourself.
You should eat plenty of non-starchy vegetables - green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, kale, etc.
You should also eat adequate protein and good fats - grass fed meat, fish, eggs, cheeses, nuts & seeds.
You should NOT eat any sugars or starchy foods - potatoes, rice, bread, wheat, flour, pasta, sugar, honey, etc. This is a totally DO NOT EAT.
You can slip in fruit occasionally, but no more than one per day.
Only eat food that requires refrigeration, freezing or to be stored in a dark, cool place. Only eat real food.
If you can do this diet you can eat as much of it as you want. You're very unlikely to be able to eat too many calories. You will have an abundance of nutrients.
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That is a good start, but if you want to fully reverse your diabetes, I would recommend about 50g/day tops. When you are off meds, and your AC1 is back to normal, then you can increase it slightly if you need to.
You can eat as much meat, eggs, cheese, lc nuts - almonds, berries, that you want. You can also eat green vegetables. Stay away from root/starch vegetables as they contain high concentrations of carbohydrate.
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Meats, eggs, fish, seafood, dairy, vegetables, berries, avocado, coconut, nuts, seeds. With an allowance of 90 grams a day you should also be able to eat small amounts of tubers and fruits that are higher in carbs.
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Originally Answered: foods to eat while on a low carb/no carb diet?
Your body NEEDS carbs and complex carbs (think brown) are what you should go for...whole wheat and whole grain products, brown rice, sweet pototoes, etc. Avoid "white" food (anything with white flour, white sugar for example).
Carbs aren't the enemy, but refined ones have little to no nutritional value. The issue with low carb dieting is that frequently people regain much (or all) of the weight they lost when they get off that unhealthy diet (see source link for some issues with low carbing).
I've done Atkins more than once...the diet from Hell. Terribly unhealthy but you'll lose weight on it if you watch your calorie intake. However, you'll lose weight on any eating plan if you watch your calorie intake. Why choose an eating plan that is actually UNhealthy? I lost 35 lbs low carbing and gained 20 of them back the following year.
Eat right...don't try to eliminate any particular thing (carbs, protein, fats, etc).
Exercise...get your metabolism burning some calories.
THAT is how you lose weight and keep it off long term. I speak from experience and research. I knew low carbing wasn't healthy but I did it anyway...it was a waste of time since I had to re-lose most of the weight I lost when low-carbing. Yo-yo dieting isn't healthy either.
former obese person