shocked with diabetes uk meal planner

coffeesnob

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I downloaded the seven day 1200 cals meal planner and was shocked to see how high the carb count is. The lowest count is 145carbs. the calories were ok but my understanding is that diabetics should be on about 120 carbs tops.

I am really struggling to meet my weight loss programme (1200calories 90 carbs) so this is totally useless to me:(:mad::confused:
 

Mark Parrott

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I'm afraid the DUK website base their meals on the Eat Well Plate, which apparently is now under scrutiny by many experts.
 

Anthony Stirrat

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I'm sitting around 1700 a day but hitting around 50 carbs a day for example

B: Weetabix with semi skimmed
L: Subway Salad with chicken
D: Homemade soup with a slice of Burgen bread
Snax: Pork Scratchings
 

Rosiecarmel

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Where did you get 120g tops from? Just curious.

I mean it depends what your 145g of carbs come from although the Eat Well plate isnt great for diabetics. I'd rather swap the carbohydrates and protein around on the plate but keep the vegetables section. It's always best to try get your carbs from veg and fruit. If you do eat carbs, try pick low GI carbs as they don't spike your blood glucose as high or as for long as high GI carbs

I pretty much gave up low carbing a while ago but I cover my carbs with insulin, which is the benefit of type 1 over type 2.
 

coffeesnob

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Where did you get 120g tops from? Just curious.

I mean it depends what your 145g of carbs come from although the Eat Well plate isnt great for diabetics. I'd rather swap the carbohydrates and protein around on the plate but keep the vegetables section. It's always best to try get your carbs from veg and fruit. If you do eat carbs, try pick low GI carbs as they don't spike your blood glucose as high or as for long as high GI carbs

I pretty much gave up low carbing a while ago but I cover my carbs with insulin, which is the benefit of type 1 over type 2.
I am doing change for life trying to loose weight as well as bring down my BG. My diabetic dietitian put me on a 90 carbs diet saying that she generally recommends no more than 120 carbs (most of the people she sees have high BG so her aim is to bring that under control) Because i have complex mobility issues and find it difficult to exercise i was restricted more than most:rolleyes:
 

Mark Parrott

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You're lucky your Diabetes dietician even mentioned carbs. Most don't even mention it.
 

coffeesnob

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Being on here is making me realise how great diabetic care is in south yorkshire
 

DaveB

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Hi. Since the Eatwell plate was produced and signed-off by the food industry it's no surprise that it pushes unhealthy food. Groupthink and reliance on 'experts' who have research funded by the food industry also doesn't help. It's best to ignore any food advice from government, NHS or similar bodies and take you guidance from forums like this as we tend to know what works for us as diabetics.
 

coffeesnob

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Hi. Since the Eatwell plate was produced and signed-off by the food industry it's no surprise that it pushes unhealthy food. Groupthink and reliance on 'experts' who have research funded by the food industry also doesn't help. It's best to ignore any food advice from government, NHS or similar bodies and take you guidance from forums like this as we tend to know what works for us as diabetics.
I see your point - the same story as aspartame and the drinks industry:rolleyes: I suppose i expected DUK to be more forward thinking
 

Anthony Stirrat

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I'll throw a spanner in the works, because I can. I was a pro athlete for twenty years and had access to dietitians every day and they are a pain in the assos but a few things rubbed off. On diagnosis my hb1ac was 96 and after 3 months I reduced it to 36 with nothing but diet, I did two swims and a bike ride in those three months. Nothing is off limits, I drink beer and wine, I eat cheese but what I am aware of is what I eat, write everything down and I mean absolutely everything. I have days that I have 800 cals and days that I have 4000 cals but overall it balances its self out. Beginning of December I was 120kgs and today I'm 98kgs, to put it into perspective when I was racing I was 56kgs. It can be done, as my wife says I'm not normal and can flick a switch to make it happen. But we've all been touched by the Diabetes Fairy, but we can punch her on the nose and reject her. When life throws you lemons, add them to your Gin and tonic (that's carb free)
 

Bryan Osborne

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I have to say I am a newbie of about seven/eight weeks. I have lost three inches on the waist and about 20lbs. Hard getting "control" to start with but now nearly always below 6.5 and 5.4-5.8/9 in the the day. Its a bit scary because when I cycle even say six miles a short hop the BG goes to low 4.0's! Tonight I had two HECK 97% pork sausages a potato size portion of Cauliflower and a Sauce made of red onion, cream, yoghurt and dijon mustard. Just had my Metformin 500mg will check in about two hours or so. If its high then its bike in the morning! I agree with Anthony. Its really about taking charge and being physically active makes it A LOT easier. You really MUST burn the calories you put in and for me a bike ride of up to say 25 miles a few times a week does it. If its too far then do say three ten milers. It takes little time you get fresh air. What you burn in calories will depend on your body weight to a degree your age and the effort! Start out at say 10 miles at 12mph and then work to get your average speed up to 15mph then put the distance up incrementally say 15 then 20. remember to take rest days off the bike. It will help you burn more calories than you consume! I am a plodder on a Fast Road bike from Giant. About 15mph for me is OK but then I am 64.
 
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