I posted a few weeks ago about my struggles to lose weight as a type 1 and got so many wonderful and helpful replies so I just wanted to update everyone on my progress and again ask for some more advice and suggestions.
The consensus was to lower my carbs to lose weight and YAY IT IS WORKING! Finally, after 6 years of trying to lose leftover pregnancy pounds, something is actually finally working. I've been going lower carb for about 3 weeks now and have lost 1 lbs. per week - not fast but steady and I am thrilled with it. Thrilled b/c I don't feel like this is a "diet"" - I am a really changing my way of eating and I do not feel deprived. I am still probably not true low carb - I am probably averaging 60-100 carbs per day but I am still losing 1lb. per week so I am sticking with it. I am only eating whole,real foods, got rid of all the packaged junk except I do allow myself a chocolate protein bar (8 net carbs) as a treat.
So with all this my blood sugars have stayed mostly good and I have def. reduced my insulin (on a pump) intake by about 10u per day. But my problem is after low-carbing all day, by after dinner, I have sometimes been going low before bed or wake up in the middle of the night with a low. By that point, I have eaten all my allotted carbs for the day - what do other low carbers eat before bed to keep you from going low over night? I guess maybe I should save a carb for this time? Just looking for some food suggestions for this.
Also wondering this - the carbs that seem to affect my weight gain/loss are grains only or packaged stuff like chips or crackers. I find that if I eat fruit, yogurt, milk or those kinda carbs it does not really affect my loss. Does anyone else find this is true for them? So I haven't been as strict about counting carbs from those foods as I have from counting carbs in bread or potatoes, grains, cereals,etc. But for these foods I have chosen the lower carb, higher fiber versions. Just wondered others experiences on this too.