While not everyone is the same, and every Diabetic will respond differently to different amounts of carbohydrate consumption, I think we have all developed a few tricks up our sleeves to enjoy the things we like, to a degree. Maybe we can state some of the things that have worked for us, and that way, we can all pick and choose something we can try. The more we can enjoy the foods we love, on a daily basis, the more we are less likely to binge or feel deprived.
worth a try…
cinammon (although it can promote bleeding)
ginger powder (ground ginger) to promote gastric emptying (careful if you have bile stones though!!!)
herbs (capsules) - gymnea sylvestre, alpha lipoic acid
vinegar on your food (this delays digestion and glucose absorption)
mix fiber or have fibre 20 min before the meal (eg metamucil)
have protein and fat together with the starchy meal etc…this slows absorption (like your peanut butter)
wallk (slowly) for 10-20 min after the meal to compenste for the delay in insulin release (in Type 2s not on insulin)
walk slowly after the meal anyway
effervescent drinks are also thought to increase gastric emptying (to stop food sitting in the the stomach for ages, especially fatty meals.
Almonds sprinkled with sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia & baked. Almonds dipped in melted unsweetened baker’s chocolate with stevia.
Grated parmesan sprinkled with garlic & paprkia baked or microwaved makes great low carb crackers when I’ve got to have something crispy.
Seltzer (no salt) with flavoring added or lime juice.
Not something everyone likes, but I munch on toasted nori sheets. I also use them for wraps. I also spread peanut butter on nori & roll them up. Only 1 carb per sheet & fiber.
Melt unsweetened baker’s chocolate with a bit of butter, add some heavy cream & stevia & chill. Yummy!
Unsweetened shredded coconut for a snack.
Such great ideas here… I used to have club soda a LOT with some form of flavoring, or another… Maybe should retake that, then. I want to walk more, outside, but it’s soooooo cold and snowy outside. lol Iowa’s about to reach a record total snowfall, this year. A total close or higher than 72 inches of snow for a whole season. So it kinda limits what I can do outside. This is why I have my little exercise videos
I have to admit I had to look up the Gymnema and Nopal, cus I didn’t know what they were. lol Thanks for idea of dividing something 3 times a day. That’s a good thought. The vinegar for sour has worked wonders on my food… and I will prolly make the chocolaty snacks Gerri suggested lol Awesome tricks.
I try to always have red wine with dinner. Two glasses, dry wine, usually shiraz, merlot or cabernet, doctors orders
ok. No promise you won’t laugh.
I’ll sometimes finish off my dinner with a serving of pickles and a couple shots of pickle juice.
I told you not to laugh.
I can hear you from all the way over here. Stop laughing!