I just hit 200 pounds today. Partly, it’s because I’ve been drinking a lot of water, but whatever, I’m obese again. It took only a few months to get from 185 to 200.
When you’re strictly eating low carb, you can’t have fruits, excepting a few that end in *berries.
Foods to Avoid for Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetic Health published a good list of foods to avoid. They are a bit different from my list, but my list could use some improvement.
A Brief Summary of Low Carb Diets for Type 2 Diabetes
Several diets are circulating on the forums, groups and websites, to control type 2 diabetes (metabolic syndrome). They have different names, but have carb counting in common.
Ketone Conversion from mg/dL to mmol/L
There’s some bad info floating around about how to convert units for ketones. The strips show the measurements in mg/dL but some articles about diabetic ketoacidosis list their measurements in mmol/L.
Low Carb Calpis or Calpico
A friend mentioned a drink called “kumis”, and on researching it, I thought it sounded like Calpis, aka Calpico in the English speaking countries. The base of kumis sounded like buttermilk. I’d made a drink just like Calpico with buttermilk. Turns out that buttermilk is 13g of carbs per cup. I have a recipe that […]
February 10, 2021 – January 2022
Feb 10 In the afternoon, I felt extremely sad, and couldn’t quite tell why. I just found myself seeing the dark, forlorn side of everything, and felt very alone. (This last part was odd, because I have been having more social contact online than in the past.) I wondered if it’s because I’d been taking […]
Past Patterns of Success
Back when I was losing weight, I shopped like this: Bulk vegetable purchases at a wholesaler, Canton Foods. Low cost meats at Food 4 Less. Greens from Chinese markets. Occasional shopping at Grocery Outlet. Low carb snacks from Dollar Tree. My recent pattern is like this: Go with my mom to Japanese stores, one is […]
Get a Food Scale, and use Grams, not Cups, Teaspoons, Ounces, or Pounds.
If you don’t have a food scale, get one, now. It’s a game changer. I have a link to some tips, at the end of the article. Most of us, in the United States, don’t use grams, but we should. Why?
I like watching psych videos from Dr. Marks. This one was on-topic for this site about diabetes: The probiotic foods mentioned, yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, and kombucha, help boost good gut bacteria.