Green Salads are easy to find at fast food outlets or I have a lunchbox with a blue ice pack and I pack my own. I will grill off a couple of chicken breasts and cut them in bite sized pieces. Stuff a container with bagged washed lettuce. You can add some dried fruit, other veggies and a small container of dressing.
Leave off the croutons and you have a lot of food without a lot of carbs, even if it includes some fruit.
Bagged greens are a little more expensive but if all I have to do is pour it in a container....If I make it easy to eat right, I will eat right....View Thread
I am sorry I did not see this earlier. You have specifically stated a HgB A1c test was used. You need to talk to your doctor as to what the appropriate scale for this test is because in low ranges it is slightly higher than a Hb A1c and at higher rangers the scale is a lot higher than the later. There is no direct correlation between the scales.
Your doctor may have requested this test for a specific reason and it is a legitimate test but the other seems to be more common. Both tests look for the same markers, just on a different scale.
My doctor checked the wrong box a few years ago on a lab slip and it looked like my A1c had jumped in about 6 months time by about 1% but the reality was the difference in scale.
I am not a medical professional, but you may want to talk to your health care professionals or lab to understand the differences between the scale these two tests are run on.View Thread
You may want to take some of your favorite recipes or a list of some meals you normally eat and ask if there are suggestions for improving them to fit into your new lifestyle. You may also ask others in the class for some of their favorite healthy meals and get some new ideas.View Thread
There are lots of things you can eat, and it sounds like your current dietary restrictions could only benefit you.
Of course you want to eat lots of non starchy veggies, including all kinds of greens, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, squash, tomatoes and some fruit. Many do well with berries, mellon and apples. You will have to test to find out what works and doesn't work for you. Lean protein such as white meat chicken or turkey and fish are good choices.
Be aware of things like 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and small potatoes. These are foods you want to limit and again understand how they affect your blood glucose.
Things to avoid, chips, crackers, cookies,white bread, candy, sugared soda and sweet tea.
This list is by no means exhaustive but may give you some ideas to get started.
Please ask for a referral to a diabetes educator and if you don't already have one, ask if your insurance will provide a glucose meter, if not they will help you learn what is a good choice for your by being able to test your fasting blood glucose and 2 hours after meals.
You may also want to go to the library to see what books are available. Do check the publish date as they can become out dated very quickly.
I get what you are saying. I can eat a few vegetarian meals a week but could not do vegetarian or vegan for more than a few days.
Many people have good results by cutting back on the animal fat, rice, flour of any kind and potatoes and of course pasta, chips and bakery. Lean protein such as fish or chicken breast are usually a good choice.
let us know about the changes you have made. I could use some inspiration and motivation myself.