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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #15 on: 30 May 2017, 07:33:45 PM »
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I dont always eat breakfast it depends on how I feel and what my BG is, but if I do it is usually just one slice of buttered toast, for lunch I am having a sandwich which leaves me 70g or more for my evening meal. If I am running low during the afternoon I have a biscuit or two with my afternoon cuppa.

Even on the pump I cannot avoid afternoon lows, despite running on absolute minimum of 0.05u per hour for 3 hours.  One Lotus Biscoff biscuit works just fine at 5.6g carb.  Poundland sell them in a big pack of 40 wrapped in 2s.  Hubby is quite happy to eat the other out of the 2 pack!
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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #16 on: 31 May 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
I usually have a rich tea 5.9g, the added bonus is I can dunk it.  ;D


I have to go into poundland I will have a look for them.
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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #17 on: 31 May 2017, 01:32:23 PM »
I usually have a rich tea 5.9g, the added bonus is I can dunk it.  ;D


I have to go into poundland I will have a look for them.
eww... soggy rich tea!  Soggy any kind of biccie!  😩
Patti


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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #18 on: 31 May 2017, 02:58:56 PM »
LOL - Shock Horror - you often get the statutory 2 wrapped Lotus biscuits with a cup of coffee anywhere you may go from a posh restaurant with tablecloths and bud vases on the table to a local 'Bar du Sports' in any French town or village - and dunked is the best way.  Let's face it - both they and Rich Tea are bloody tasteless solo!
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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #19 on: 31 May 2017, 07:36:47 PM »
Oh NO!  The Lotus biccies are gorgeous malty tasting unlike Rich Tea which I do agree are totally tasteless!
Patti


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Re: How many carbs?
« Reply #20 on: 07 June 2017, 01:45:37 AM »
So an interesting conversation with the wife last night about how many carbs I should have for each meal. The answer is of course use your meter and work out what is best for you but it got me thinking.


I have had a search around today and there is a lot of info on low carb diets but nothing on standard diet.


So my question how many carbs do you aim for/have for each meal and how many points do you expect your BG to peak at after a meal?

You gave the best answer in your opening sentence: " The answer is of course use your meter and work out what is best for you".

My own limits are as follows, but yours will be different:

  • Breakfast: <10gms CHO
  • Lunch: <15gms CHO
  • Dinner: 40gms+ CHO
  • Snacks: <10gms CHO before lunch, otherwise <15gms CHO.
I aim to be <8 mmol/l, preferably <7 at my peak after eating. I don't always achieve that aim but I prefer to aim tight and just miss than to aim loose and make it easily.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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