Am I eating enough

RirisR

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Type 2
Peculiar question but I have just started testing myself with a tee2 meter and
at 5.30 I was 7.6 -
tea was mini wrap with ham and a small amount of jelly and
oranges and a cup of green tea I am now really hungry in fact really really hungry!
Why is this I wonder does anyone have an opinion on this perhaps I didn't eat enough
or what can I snack on if this is the answer, thanks for reading
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Eat more fat would be my suggestion. Maybe in the form of cheese or eggs or creamy coleslaw.
You may have been advised to eat low fat but if you are cutting down on carbs then you will need an alternative source of fuel and fat can provide that as it will not spike your BG levels and will provide slow release energy. It also takes longer to break down than carbs, so will keep you feeling full for longer.

Oranges are probably not the best choice of fruit for a type 2 diabetic as they are quite high carb.... berries like rasps, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries are lower carb and therefore a better choice or I was getting good results with stewed rhubarb or plums using sweetener. Was your jelly sugar free jelly? How many carbs were there in the mini wrap?Having full fat natural Greek yoghurt or cream with the jelly and fruit would also help to fill you up and make the meal more satisfying.
 

Anitram

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Type 2
Peculiar question but I have just started testing myself with a tee2 meter and
at 5.30 I was 7.6 -
tea was mini wrap with ham and a small amount of jelly and
oranges and a cup of green tea I am now really hungry in fact really really hungry!
Why is this I wonder does anyone have an opinion on this perhaps I didn't eat enough
or what can I snack on if this is the answer, thanks for reading
I'm assuming you're Type 2? If so I'd suggest your being hungry is less about how much you eat but what you eat. On a low carb diet people generally replace the missing carbs with good fats and protein as they take longer to digest and make you feel fuller for longer. Do you have a diet rich in both?

Snacking is sometimes discouraged for T2s although I do generally have a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack, but It's always nuts (current favourite is a pack of Glaze Chilli & Lime) or a protein bar (Nature Valley, Trek or ALDI's own brand).

Martin
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Low carb snacks like a boiled egg with a spoon of full fat mayonnaise or a chunk of cheese or a pepperami stick or some nuts might help you to get through your hunger without sending your BG levels into orbit.
 

RirisR

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Type 2
Thanks for the reply yes the jelly was sugar free and the oranges in juice which I strained off the mini wrap was 13 carbs
I have just eaten a pear and its calmed down at the moment I will take up your suggestion and eat more cheese/eggs etc
I was pleased at the 7.6 result as I was 14 at the start of this experiment to reduce weight and sugar. I would just like to say how everyone is really helpful on this site even with my daft questions thank you all
 

Drummer

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Type 2
That 'wrap' would be some sort of bread thing? Quite high carb.
Oranges and now pear will have increased your carb intake for the day and it will make you feel hungry as you come down from the spike.
Far better to have a proper meal and not snack.
Today we had the pork from yesterday, cubed and made into a stew with a bag of mixed veges - very warming and substantial but also low carb - I might have some frozen berries and greek yoghurt in a while.
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Pears are also quite a high carb fruit, so probably not the best choice of snack but hopefully you will figure things out soon. As @Drummer says the carbs in the pear will satisfy you short term but can leave you craving/hungry again in a couple of hours and will increase your BG levels whereas some protein and fat like eggs, meat or cheese will not.
 

silentsquirrel

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Type 2
Depending on the size, I would only have 1/4 or 1/2 of a fruit like apple, pear, plum. A small piece of fruit with a hunk of cheese would fill you up more, and be kinder to your blood glucose levels! I have a non-D husband who will eat the rest of the fruit, but there is always clingfilm! Oranges, tinned or fresh, are surprisingly high carb, so I would stick to a very tiny portion, it isn't just the juice that's the problem.
 

Anitram

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Thanks for the reply yes the jelly was sugar free and the oranges in juice which I strained off the mini wrap was 13 carbs
I have just eaten a pear and its calmed down at the moment I will take up your suggestion and eat more cheese/eggs etc
I was pleased at the 7.6 result as I was 14 at the start of this experiment to reduce weight and sugar. I would just like to say how everyone is really helpful on this site even with my daft questions thank you all
No questions are daft, and well done on getting your BG down to where it is at the moment.

Martin
 

J47

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Type 2
has anyone chanced bacon, I am walking every day 40mins to an hour at walking pace, some, a little brisker, but find some fats and protein, from bacon and eggs(seperately generally, help with the treadmill energy) that is needed
 

EllsBells

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Type 2
has anyone chanced bacon, I am walking every day 40mins to an hour at walking pace, some, a little brisker, but find some fats and protein, from bacon and eggs(seperately generally, help with the treadmill energy) that is needed
I frequently have a rasher of bacon for breakfast with scrambled eggs but am buying Taste the Difference thick cut which has barely any water added to it so only 1 rasher required. I'm finding it very slow release so my numbers come up after lunch after going down all morning.

Smoked salmon is also good as part of a protein brekkie boost.

Sausages that have a very high meat content are also good.
 

Drummer

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Type 2
A cheese waffle with a rasher of extra thick bacon is so golden and fragrant on a chill February morning - or anytime really.
 
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