What about lettuce? I can eat a whole giant bowl of it without spiking my BG – and I know a whole giant bowl of lettuce might not sound very exciting, but it’s SO cool to be able to eat until I feel full, and know that I’m not going to be high in an hour or so. The lettuce is really only the background for the rest of the meal, anyway – like, what if you cut up your 3 oz. of steak into thin slices and broiled it, and then put it on top of (what else) a giant bowl of lettuce – and then you could add cashews and a little sesame oil and rice wine vinegar and a few thin slices of red bell pepper and even some lime juice and cilantro … That’s actually what I had for lunch yesterday, which is why your mention of that steak made me think of it. Even that small amount of protein and fat can be super satisfying, but I’m like you – I need to feed my whole body, without a lot of calories.
Anyway. I promise I don’t work for the lettuce council or anything – I’m just really excited about lettuce right now!
I’m insulin resistant too and walking after meals works great for me. From testing I know I tend to peak at about 90 minutes after eating most things, so I try to time the walk to coincide with my highest BG. For me, it goes down right after exercise, but if I’m still digesting something my BG will go up again within about a half hour after I stop exercising. For example, one day about a year ago I ate too many brownies and spent the next several hours experimenting on the treadmill to find out how long it would really take to get them totally out of my system (too long, as it turned out; I wrote about it here: http://tinyurl.com/4fdkrq). It was a bummer to realize the impact the brownies really had, but good to know how to use exercise to minimize the damage.