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Old 06-25-2006, 07:16 AM   #91
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I believe it is spelled Syrian. Here we would not be able to get it, but you need to look at various types of flat breads and buy one with the right carb count for you. Look at flour tortillas, pitas, etc. All make a good pizza.
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:26 AM   #92
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Yes, that's how it's spelled! Thank you.

I've seen a commercial on TV about whole-grain tortillas, but the blasted supermarket where I shop doesn't have it yet.

The bread is new, and I've been trying to get it.


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Old 06-25-2006, 08:04 AM   #93
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Corey, I'd think most everything would be available in Boston supermarkets. If not, ask for it. Probably someone else would like it too. I've found the things I ask for are usually very popular with other shoppers.
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:14 AM   #94
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:40 AM   #95
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I'm gonna jump in here w/some suggestions - I know nothing aobut diabetes, but have done tons of research on low carb and also high protein foods, for my son. Some things I've found -

- re the 'whole wheat pasta' - Barilla is now making some whole wheat pastas that rock!!!

-most of the vegetarian meat subs - aka Morningstar Farms, Boca, Quorn, Tofurkey; are pretty good; low in carbs, high in good proteins.

- Corey - re your 'diet soda' blues, try Diet-Rite and Fresca. They're both a big hit in our house.

- also for Corey - can't remember the name of it, but there used to be a big 'natural foods' supermarket in Cambridge; they should have all the whole wheat tortillas and such for your pizzas.

And for all of you - This thread has to be one of the best, most informative, most supportive ones I've seen here on these boards! You all are doing an absolutely wonderful job educating each other and supporting each other - keep up the good work!
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Old 06-25-2006, 06:44 PM   #96
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Thank you.

I don't have a problem eating veggie subs. It's the bread that I can't have too much of, so maybe a small sub and a small salad might work. I've practically turned vegetarian, eating very little meat except for grilled lemon chicken breast.

And speaking of whole wheat pasta, I DID however, pick up some Ronzoni whole wheat noodles and thin spagetti. It's said to be more healthier than regular pasta. More fiber as well. The noodles have no egg yolk, just the whites.

I've also been enjoying Greek salad as well. Never knew that it tasted so good. Watch the amount of feta cheese though. It can be a bit too salty. I only like a little piece put on. And some low-cal Ranch dressing.

I'm having a completly vegetarian dinner tonight that I made myself entirely from scratch, no meat - eggplant parm with some whole wheat noodles.


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Old 06-26-2006, 07:16 AM   #97
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One thing I've learned since hubby was diagnosed is that diabetic diet isn't low carb, it is controlled carbs. He doesn't eat less carbs, but he has to balance them through the day. Jerrry says he never ate so much fruit as he has in the past year. I'd say that was the biggest difference in his diet (I always loved fruit) Now he practically sets his clock and goes to the fridge for a cup of fruit (in the winter, an apple or pear). He has been so good about it. I use a measuring cup as a scoop so that he gets his full cup at supper, and half cup at lunch. But, as I said, my mom taught me well, and there just isn't too much of a change.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:22 AM   #98
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That' just like the starches and sweets.

Doctors don't suggest that you try to eliminate them completely from your diet, but they DO suggest that you try to maintain control of them and not let them get too high or too low in your blood. Which all amounts to sugar in the first place.


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Old 06-26-2006, 09:50 AM   #99
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Corey, I've been doing some reading on this, and the way I understand it is that the whole grains are complex carbs, which the body breaks down over a longer period of time. Thus, you're not flooded by a sudden burst of glucose.
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whole grains are complex carbs, which the body breaks down over a longer period of time. Thus, you're not flooded by a sudden burst of glucose.
All veggies and whole grains are complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are usually fruit juices, sugars and syrups.

What makes white flour (or rice, or pasta, etc.) so bad is all of the fiber and good nutrients are removed during processing, then some of the vitamins are added back in. Since they are highly processed they become less complex or easier to digest. They then react similar to a simple carbohydrate in your system. I call these starchy carbohydrates vs. veggies which are still complex carbs but rarely have the same effect on the body as they are digested.

I would not recommend removing starchy carbohydrates (breads, pastas, rice, potatoes) from your diet just eating them in moderation. I am not diabetic but have worked in the industry where we treat those affected by the disease. I have since changed the way I eat. I have switched to a rice medley that is fabulous. It is a mixture of brown rice, black japaconda, and wild rice. I mix it dry then measure it out and cook it in a rice cooker. Eating these starchy carbs with some lean protein will also slow down the insulin response in the body.

The other most significant change I have made is eating more lean protein (little to no red meats). I was almost vegetarian before but I had brittle hair, nails and constant stomach issues. After increasing my protein to approx 20% of my intake all of these issues have disappeared.
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