Hi @Rwaz I eat what I want. But I am retired so I don’t actually eat a lot.
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(The toasted tofu cubes coated in nutritional yeast and then baked is really good and easy! Great to snack on or add to dishes)
To stop weight loss you have to add more calories of course. If you are not low fat, it’s easier with some fats. Avocados, nuts (guacamole, pates etc). The other way to add more calories is adding extra shakes, make sure they are extra and not a substitute for eating, they can be nutrient dense.
I do a lot of veggie bowls. I like easy, so I will take a bag of frozen mixed veggies and add either seitan, tofu, tempeh or a fake meat. Then I will add either gravy, parmegan (nuts and nutritional yeast powder) Braggs aminos, vegan cheese etc to change it up. What I don’t finish makes a great easy grab snack.
Today I had a large veggie bowl, pineapple and a cookie, some crackers with vegan herb cream cheese, soymilk and cashews. Yesterday I had Baked Beans with fake hot dogs, A fake bologna sandwich on an english muffin with some leftover stir fried veggies. I already spotted the veggie meatballs in the freezer and will probably have those with spaghetti tomorrow. I also have some fresh green beans and asparagus to cook from the farmers market and another pineapple to cut up.
I seem to thrive on my mixed veggie bowls and I love the fake meats, Gardein, Beyond Meat, Sweet Earth, Tofurky, Yves etc. Whether it be mixed in with a dish, deli slices for a sandwich or stand alone as a snack.
As for controlling my BG’s. It’s all in the dosing.
Regular meals I do half my dose a half hour before I eat and the rest when I eat. That way if I don’t finish or add I can adjust the second dose. If it’s a higher fat item I have a tendency to take a dose when I eat and the other half a half hour later. But you have to learn which foods you need to do what with. Some foods could even be 1/3, 1/3, 1/3. Like my veggie pizza.
Prebolus timing is the first big key to keeping my numbers even and not spiking too high…
The second huge thing is my CGM, I have a Dexcom and I tightened my parameters of alerts. I have mine set at 80-130. 80 lets me know I am dropping to much for me and I usually grab a couple of chunks of pineapple or some lemonade, oj etc to level out. A small amount so I don’t turn around and go too high. The 130 allows me to get on my exercise bike to stall a rise until my insulin kicks in enough. Proper dosing though means I usually stay under 140.
When I started with my CGM I just had it set for too high or too low. Meaning once it alerted it was already too late. I figured out that setting the alerts in time for adjustments worked out better, and then the next thing I did is too tighten up those alerts. So say my first settings were 65 or 180, next I changed to 65 to 70 or 75 and then to 80. My 180 got changed to 170 then 160 , 150, 140, 130. That slower change also allowed me to get used to the narrower settings.
The third help is my pump, it allows me to give those small adjustments that I just wasn’t as likely to do before as easily.
I use about 50-55 units total insulin, about 25 is basal and 25-30 bolus for the day. That’s a huge change from when I was on MDI.