07-12-2011 02:45 PM
That is i said but is what bothered me not knowing why. I know the calories is 150 per serving and the Total Carbs 35g but then where does it come from. That is why most doctors inform their patient to stay away from rice. It is crazy but thats the way they put it. I appreciate for your clarification. Now im learning more with you.
07-12-2011 02:48 PM
I read somewhere and not from the ADA elsewhere mentioned that the complex carbs does not digest as fast as with simple carbs which takes a little longer to break down the sugar. But i do agree with you. I guess it depends on the metabolism and the ability to digest food quickly.
08-21-2011 03:15 AM
I am new to this site. My partner was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May and we have been watching our carbs and eating a healthier diet. I have recently purchased a juicer and have been juicing fruits and vegetables-- many of those included on the Superfoods list. I was wondering if you (or anyone on the site) had any clue how to count the carbs per serving? Does a juiced/liquified beet have the same number of carbs as a whole raw beet (for example)? If I were to cook all of these vegetables, we would still be in the "zone" for the number of carbs allowed per meal. However, if I use 4 apples in a recipe, does that mean I count it the same as if we were eating 4 apples? I know this may sound silly, but I don't want to do anything that is supposed to be healthy and it ends up hurting her.
08-21-2011 05:57 AM
08-21-2011 06:12 AM
It's great to see the way you are helping your partner. But I may be about to rain on your parade.
I also owned a new juicer when I was first diagnosed. I enthusiastically made all sorts of good "healthy" juices, thinking that would be good for me. My favourite, from memory, was celery and carrot.
Then I read this advice for the first time (click on it): Test, test, test
One of the first things I discovered when I started following that advice was that I got horrible blood glucose spikes at my peak after juices. Not just after fruit juices - but also after almost all vegetable juices, especially my celery and carrot favourite.
I learned the hard way that juice is basically a concentrated version of the fruit or vegetable including all it's starches and sugars, but with the fibre removed. I gave my juicer away. However, that logic applies if you are counting the carbs; all the carbs that started in the vegetable or fruit are in the juice, minus the good fibre.
I still eat fruit and vegetables, but it is a lot easier to manage the portion sizes when I'm not consuming five or six portions at once in a glass.
I am not a believer in set carb portion sizes per meal, so I'm not sure what you mean by "in the zone".
As to how many carbs your partner should be eating, I suggest applying the technique on that link.
08-21-2011 06:15 AM
08-21-2011 07:18 AM