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Old 10-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #811
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Sweet potatoes have a starch component AND a sugar component. You need to start looking at grams of carbs per serving.
OMG, so much to think of :( Please can I ask you to PM me a list of good veg, fruit and carbs? Pretty please, Google is not much help. Too many different opinions.
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OMG, so much to think of :( Please can I ask you to PM me a list of good veg, fruit and carbs? Pretty please, Google is not much help. Too many different opinions.
Looking at the amount of carbohydrates actually makes it simple. Find a reputable site, e.g., government or reputable university, that has a list.

I have free software from the USDA to look up nutrients. Nutrient Data Products and Services

BTW, you want to subtract the amount of fibre from the amount of carbs. Fibre is counted as a carb, but isn't digested and doesn't effect blood sugar.

You can take glycemic index into account, but that adds another layer of complication. I would start out counting carbs and when that is easy go on to consider GI.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #813
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Our Wheetabix or shall I say Weetbix as it's called here comes in a sugar and salt free variety....
Oops, I can never remember the spelling of Weetabix. I was so pleased that I remembered that it wasn't Wheatabix.

I had to look up Weetbix (no "a") and found out that it is the Australian and South African version, also the original name.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #814
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Our Wheetabix or shall I say Weetbix as it's called here comes in a sugar and salt free variety. The bran flakes I buy are also sugar free and I don't eat them with sugar, just low fat milk.

I eat my fruit and drink only freshly squeezed orange juice when I go out sometimes.
I eat oats often and rye bread with poached eggs. The rye bread comes from a health shop and it's low GI and sugar free.
I think lemons might be my problem since they still contain lots of natural sugar and I add the juice to my water.
The sweet potatoes I always thought were fine since I bake mine and don't add sugar.
Darn it I'm confused, thanks for the advise!
Snip--try cider vinegar in your water instead of the lemon.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #815
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Snip--try cider vinegar in your water instead of the lemon.
I'll try it thanks :) I love cider vinegar so it should taste fine. I was out today so I just added a pinch of citric acid. The water tastes really bad here even when boiled.
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I'll try it thanks :) I love cider vinegar so it should taste fine. I was out today so I just added a pinch of citric acid. The water tastes really bad here even when boiled.
How much lemon juice do you put in your water? Raw, unsweetened lemon juice only has ~8 grams of carbs in 100 grams of juice. That's ~4 grams of carbs in the juice of an entire (average sized) lemon. That's really not very much.

In the Atkins diet, lemon and lime juice added to water are the only allowed fruit juice.

BTW, cider vinegar has ~1 gram of carbs/100 grams.
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Snip, orange juice whether fresh squeezed or processed will raise your sugar levels really fast. It is what they give to a patient when their sugar drops to dangerous levels. I am always surprised at how fast it acts in bringing up my sugar level when I am in trouble. You are better off eating an orange instead of the juice. When eaten with fibre and protein, your body absorbs it at a much slower rate. And you are still getting the benefits of the Vitamin C. Have you got a nutritionist available that you can consult? In the U.S. we have ones that have gone through special training just for diabetic patients.
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OMG, so much to think of :( Please can I ask you to PM me a list of good veg, fruit and carbs? Pretty please, Google is not much help. Too many different opinions.
LOL! Taxlady gave you the link to what I would use for finding serving sizes and nutritional information, I have it installed on my computer.. You are looking for foods that are low in carbs. The typical Low-Carb diet suggests between 20-60 grams of carbs per day. If you are busy chasing kids all day, I would only go between 50-60 grams per day, your body needs the carbs.

Leafy green, red, yellow veggies are the best. If something tastes sweet, check the carbs. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #819
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How much lemon juice do you put in your water? Raw, unsweetened lemon juice only has ~8 grams of carbs in 100 grams of juice. That's ~4 grams of carbs in the juice of an entire (average sized) lemon. That's really not very much.

In the Atkins diet, lemon and lime juice added to water are the only allowed fruit juice.

BTW, cider vinegar has ~1 gram of carbs/100 grams.
Juice from 1 fresh squeezed lemon in a litre of water. My water bottle takes 1 litre and I get lemons from my friend's tree.
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Snip, orange juice whether fresh squeezed or processed will raise your sugar levels really fast. It is what they give to a patient when their sugar drops to dangerous levels. I am always surprised at how fast it acts in bringing up my sugar level when I am in trouble. You are better off eating an orange instead of the juice. When eaten with fibre and protein, your body absorbs it at a much slower rate. And you are still getting the benefits of the Vitamin C. Have you got a nutritionist available that you can consult? In the U.S. we have ones that have gone through special training just for diabetic patients.
Thanks Addie, orange juice gives me heartburn anyway. Won't lose sleep over it.
Most days I just drink my cup of coffee in the morning. Water with a bit of lemon, iced rooibos tea flavoured with fresh mint or lemon verbena (no sugar added) make it myself, green tea, oolong tea, jasmine tea and sometimes a cup of tea at night with lemon. I could use citric acid instead of lemon in my tea I suppose.
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