Wednesday, June 1, 2016

JGE 92 – FBS Increase 8 Points – Once It Tastes Like Cardboard, Stop!

Good Day,

My early morning fasting blood sugar count registered at 108 mg/dL. It was an increase from the previous morning.

From my copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook I followed the recipe for Thai Chicken with Basil; (page 119).

Supper last night – Thai Chicken with Basil on Rice and Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts.

Thai Chicken with Basil. Carb count ≈ 2 grams.

Basmati Rice. Carb count ≈ 40 grams.

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts. Carb count ≈ 21 grams.

Yes I had a couple of scoops of B&J Phish Food. Carb count ≈ 78 grams.

I had a craving for these new Nabisco Good Thin Sweet Potato and Chickpea Garlic & Herb Crackers. I couldn’t stop shoveling them into my mouth. The crackers were so small and so light. Good but after the point of no return they began to taste a little like cardboard. I should have stopped. Carb count ≈ 88 grams.

And a late night Coffee with Half and Half and Sugar. Carb count ≈ 7 grams.

Total carb count, somewhere in the vicinity of 236 grams.

Results –

FSB – 108 ↑ up 100 (Normal range 100 – 125 mg/dL)
A1c – 5.37 ≡ 5.37 (Normal range 5.7 – 6.4 %)
eAG – 107.3 ≡ 107.3 (Normal range 117 – 137 mg/dL)

Tune in tomorrow to Jim’s Gotta Eat to see the comparison of the results...and the set up a new Supper Showdown.

Food for thought – Try not to eat too late in the evening. Manage the amount of food that I eat. Do not over eat because my eyes see good food.

There is a “Damn why am I continuing to eat?” threshold. Once I reach that point, STOP.

I am trying to control my diabetes with exercise and food. I have eliminated all diabetes medication. I am keeping my weight stable, and Jim's gotta eat.



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