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Carbohydrate cut in daily food intake

apudas1954
apudas1954

Carbohydrate is a major component in our food that we .daily consume.It also gives us energy.Now replacing carbohydrate what one diabetic patient should eat? Can anyone explain in simple language?

Chechemali

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The idea is if we depend on carbohydrates for about 60 % of our calorie requirement as generally advocated,there is a heavy need for insulin which is essential for carbohydrate metabolism.When insulin is in short supply,diabetes manifests and if one is accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle,the problem gets compounded.It virtually becomes a vicious circle whereby the body cells are loaded with glucose,and because there is more sugar in the blood,the pancreas releases more insulin and because the cells are loaded with sugar,insulin gets accumulated in the blood.The liver in turn releases more sugar into the blood stream because it senses the presence of more insulin in the blood stream.The scenario gets complex and to break this cycle,high fat diet is being advocated.Fat does not require insulin for releasing energy.It takes an entirely different route to release energy required by the body cells.This is what I understood.But the dilemma is ,how to switch over to high fat diet?We do consume fat but it is always in the company of carbs and proteins like fried food,chicken with rice or chapathi etc.Except butter and ghee,there is hardly any item of food which gives us only fat in the Indian context.The topic is worth discussion.Like you,I too am unable to comprehend a way forward.

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What about the vegetarians? What should they eat if they avoid rice and wheat?

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nazar in reply to Hidden

Thanks,but minus grains very little is left for vegetarians to eat.As you mentioned Chicken,Fish and Eggs etc. for non-vegetarians you can not specify dietery items for vegetarians.Should all diabetics turn non vegetarian for LCHF diet.

ashok24
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thank you very much.thanks to forum.i am full agree with this and getting result as said thanks again

It's not that you should avoid carbohydrate altogether, but eat vegetables and maybe a small amount of fruit and pulses. Keep carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. uk.sitestat.com/diabetes/we...

Eat low GI carbs glycemicindex.com/

Otherwise, nuts, eggs, meats of all kinds, fish, poultry, game, coconut oil, palm oil, butter, lard, cheese, some double cream; natural fats and protein.

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I am surprised to know that Anupji is barred from writing. I am alright now after I left having grains. No need to check bsl daily as my body tells me that it is under control. No craving for it either. I feel light and energetic.This is all because of him. I hope he comes back otherwise he may start his own blog as many persons may get benefited.

Type 2 diabetic for last 6/7 years.I joined here about a week back and this blog site has helped me enough to remain grateful for a very long time. Anup has helped me with his strong belief in LCHF diet with ALA and I have started practicing that with immediate benefit. Long term effect is to be seen, In fact every post here has given me some food for thought (no calorie!) and I thank all. God bless.

I am too surprised that Mr.Anup has been barred from posting into this forum. His postings have always been supported with logics and references. One might not agree to his view. There is no compulsion. But why to deprive others who follow his advice. I strongly wish this does not happen

my fasting bs is 104 and pp 163 Am I diabetic? what should I DO TO LOWER IT

Dear Sureshji,

Your bs is in border line and I suppose controlling diet and exercise is enough at this stage.

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