Best Diet For Diabetes
A diabetes diagnosis can cause a person to feel like a prisoner in his or her own body. Suddenly, there are all these rules about what can or can’t be eaten. Individuals need to be mindful of every piece of food that go into their bodies – or suffer myriad unpleasant consequences, ranging from frequent urination and extreme thirst, to vomiting and lethargy. Foods for diabetics are not just recommended: they are essential to feeling better. Following a carefully considered diabetic food list is one way to start eating right. In time, your choices will become a habit. Foods for diabetics: as good as bariatric surgery? A 2013 study published in Diabetes Care found that “patients with type 2 diabetes who consume a diet identical to the strict regimen followed after bariatric surgery are just as likely to see a reduction in blood glucose levels as those who undergo surgery.” Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center reported that blood glucose levels dropped 21 percent on average when patients followed the diet, compared to a decrease of 12 percent after combining diet with surgery. After a meal, test subjects on the diet had a 15 percent decrease in blood glucose level, compared to an 18 percent decrease when the diet was combined with surgery. “Everything in moderation,” say diabetic foods experts Researchers concluded that “reduction of patients’ caloric intake following bariatric surgery is what leads to the major improvements in diabetes, not the surgery itself.” They admitted that the diet is very hard to adhere to long-term in the absence of bariatric surgery, but emphasized that “controlled food intake” is the key to lasting beneficial health effects. Generally speaking, less than 2,000 calories a day is recommended for most people on diabet Continue reading >>
Sew What's Up View Thread - Birthday Treat For Diabetics?
by Shellymoon on Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:50 pm My mom was recently diagnosed with diabetes and is having a hard time keeping her blood sugar in check. Her birthday is next week. Any suggestions for a diabetic birthday treat? I was thinking to maybe make her some creme brulee and use artificial sweetener, but I don't know how much carb is in the cream and other ingredients? Any suggestions? Cream actually has very few if any carbs. If you read the back of the carton, you will get the info you need. My half and half has one carb per serving. So see what the label says, and see what a serving size is. One year I made a birthday apple pie for hubby while we were on a low carb diet. I used splenda, and it was very good. Another time I made a pumpkin pie with splenda, and one with sugar, and the only difference was the splenda pumpkin pie had a more pronounced spice taste to it. However, I"ve had to stop using splenda (I admit, I did use a lot of it over the course of a week), and now use stevia. However, the different stevia types vary in strength, so a recipe needs to be tried out first to see if you have the sweetness at the point you want it to be. by Chrysantha on Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:54 am If your Mom has allergies to plants, you may not want to try Truvia (that stuff from the stivia plant...) Aspartame also causes those of us with allergies problems... I'm diabetic too...did you know Redi-whip in a can has no carbs. It's sweet and really good...a 1/4 c. semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 c. raisins, 1/4 nuts ( I like pecans) is a good treat (and if you eat it 1/4 c. at a time, it lasts awhile) The darker the chocolate, the fewer the carbs...If she cuts out bread, pasta, and bad carbs, she can eat a few sweet carbs...sugar is not the enemy (her food counselor will tell her that. Continue reading >>
Low Carb Desserts For Diabetics
If you have diabetes, restricting your carb intake could help you improve your blood sugar levels throughout the day. Carbohydrates are mainly found in flour- and sugar-containing foods, such as pasta, rice, breads, baked goods and soft drinks. The body breaks down carbohydrates into single glucose molecules, a type of sugar, during the digestion process; they directly contribute to elevating your blood sugar levels after eating. A study published in 2008 in "Nutrition & Metabolism" showed that diabetics following a low-carb diet, providing about 80 to 90 grams of carbs a day, were able to achieve excellent blood sugar control. Berries and Cream Although fruits do contain carbohydrates, they contain far fewer compared to cookies, cakes and pies. If you want to keep your carb intake to a minimum, berries have the lowest net carbohydrate contents of all fruits. "Net" carbs refers to the amount of usable carbs and corresponds to the total carbs minus the fiber. For example, 1 cup of raspberries with 15 grams of carbs and 8 grams of fiber only has a total of 7 grams of net carbs. Combine raspberries, strawberries or blackberries with heavy cream for a tasty low-carb treat that won't make your blood sugar peak. Whipped Cream Heavy cream mainly contains fat and has a very low carbohydrate content with less than 0.5 gram of tablespoon. Whip heavy cream until you get a consistency you like and serve it by itself or over fresh fruits. If you don't like the taste of unsweetened whipped cream, use a sugar-free sweetener such as stevia or sucralose. You can also mix your whipped cream with unsweetened cocoa powder for a delicious chocolate, diabetic-friendly version. Coconut Smoothie Regular smoothies are packed with carbohydrates from fruits, milk, yogurt and added sugars. To main Continue reading >>
Sugar Free Cool Whip Vs Regular Cool Whip. - Low Carb Friends
Sugar free cool whip VS Regular cool whip. Sugar free cool whip VS Regular cool whip. I am fully aware and understand that i can whip up heavy cream and add splenda etc.I dont want that i enjoy the taste of cool whip much better than the real thing.Sounds strange but hey thats me.With that being said,Both cool whip products are very low carb.I would only eat 2 tbsps per serving anyway on occasion and not every day.The sugar free has 3 g carbs per serving and the regular has 2!Would you get the regular or the sugar free?Its a little confusing. You won't get a whole lot of people saying they eat it. That said, I guess there isn't much difference in carbs in either. If I had to choose between the two it would come down to the calories because I do watch calories. If you are looking for something convenient I try to occasionally buy Land O Lakes Whipping cream in a can, it's in the refrigerated section by the heavy cream, in a yellow can, but it's sweetened with splenda . It taste very similar to cool whip I think. You won't get a whole lot of people saying they eat it. That said, I guess there isn't much difference in carbs in either. If I had to choose between the two it would come down to the calories because I do watch calories. If you are looking for something convenient I try to occasionally buy Land O Lakes Whipping cream in a can, it's in the refrigerated section by the heavy cream, in a yellow can, but it's sweetened with splenda . It taste very similar to cool whip I think. I used it and lost weight. I did measure it out exactly though. I used to put on the jello . I think as long as you are losing it would be okay. I used it and lost weight. I did measure it out exactly though. I used to put on the jello . I think as long as you are losing it would be okay. Yea Continue reading >>
Reddiwhip- The Best Whipped Cream, Ever!
Click here to read our frequently asked Diet and Nutrition questions. i'm such a nut...the whole can is actually around 300 calories and the original is btw 600-800 calories depending on the size can you get. I'm such an oaf. Oh, as far as I can tell, I don't think the ingredients are horrific: REDDI-WIP, FAT FREE AEROSOL WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING INGREDIENTS: Nonfat Milk, Cream, (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat) Sugar, Corn Syrup, Maltodextrin, Inulin, (Chicory Extract), Cellulose, Mono And Diglycerides, Polysorbate 80, Artificial Flavors, Carrageenan. I'm guessing if it's fat free, it can't really be cream. When I get groceries tomorrow, I'm going to have a look at the ingredient list. I'd be interested to know what they put in that can to make it taste so good.....??? If it's chemicals, I'd be careful, but it's nice to know there is a lower calorie option out there. Thanks for the share! I think you're mistaking my enthusiasm for reality. I totaly agree with you that we shouldn't actually eat a WHOLE can of whipped cream at one time (plus I think the taste'll get to a person eventually). My point is that the whipped cream is so yummy (especially considering it's fat free) that even if someone DID want to eat the whole can, they would still be able to eat a meal afterward, too. Of course, that's about all they'd eat for the day, but at if they're satisfied, that's all that matters! Edited by: TSWILKINSON at: 11/17/2010 (08:45) I really dont think thats a good attitude to be taking. Nobody should be eating a can of whipped 'cream' It is VERY tasty! However, I also know that you can eat the WHOLE CAN in one sitting and it's only 800 calories! Now that is whip cream worth eating! Edited by: TSWILKINSON at: 11/17/2010 (07:53) I like Redi-Whip much better than Cool Whip. I've no Continue reading >>
Question About Diabetics... [archive] - Apostolic Friends Forum
I am having some guests this weekend that includes two diabetics- one is a very strict diabetic... I was looking through a previous thread on diabetic recipes, but some used Cool-Whip... This may be a dumb question- but is Cool Whip OK? Or was that just intended in moderation? In addition, I need some super easy dessert recipes that would work for a 'very strict diabetic diet'. I did notice the few on another thread but the cool whip in them threw me off... Obviously, I do not know much about this- I do know, however, that I do not want to send my diabetic guests into comas!!! I am having some guests this weekend that includes two diabetics- one is a very strict diabetic... I was looking through a previous thread on diabetic recipes, but some used Cool-Whip... This may be a dumb question- but is Cool Whip OK? Or was that just intended in moderation? In addition, I need some super easy dessert recipes that would work for a 'very strict diabetic diet'. I did notice the few on another thread but the cool whip in them threw me off... Obviously, I do not know much about this- I do know, however, that I do not want to send my diabetic guests into comas!!! What is the sugar content of Cool Whip? Anything with a lot of sugar will cause their blood sugars to spike. The key is to be moderate and not let them rise too high or sink to low. Can you make a 'whip cream' from something low in sugar and add an artificial sweetener? What is the sugar content of Cool Whip? Anything with a lot of sugar will cause their blood sugars to spike. The key is to be moderate and not let them rise too high or sink to low. Can you make a 'whip cream' from something low in sugar and add an artificial sweetener? Definitely! My dad was a diabetic, and really, you just want to avoid sugar altogether, a Continue reading >>
Whipped Cream Topping/icing
Home / Recipes / Whipped Cream Topping/Icing This is so simple and yet so good. You can also kick up any dessert with a little whipped cream. Stevia is one of the most natural sweeteners that you can use and makes no impact on glucose levels. This sweetener is much sweeter than regular sugar so youll only need a very small amount by comparison purposes. If you are using real stevia (not spoonable stevia) it comes in a spice size jar and it will be the equivalent to approximately 10,000 teaspoons of sugar! Stevia also available in many different liquid flavor variations as well, so it can add taste plus sweetness depending on the variety that you use. Liquid stevia is great for recipes where it needs to dissolve like an iced beverage. Its so easy to do if you have an iSi Mini Whip . You can make some and put it in the refrigerator for later. No preservatives and junk like you find in the store bought cans of faux whipped topping. Just pure yumminess at your fingertips. Let me tell you the grandkids love it! They came over before school the other morning to try out a new recipe that I had made and when they saw me pull out the iSi and squirt some on their sample, they were hooked. Then I said open wide and I squirted some in their mouth. Yes, I did! Do you think I scored any points? With absolutely no guilt. Thats the way to start the day!
Cool Whip/whipped Cream/etc.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. The dietitian mentioned whipped topping today. I like a little bit here and there, but am not sure where it fits. I noticed in the Jello thread that people mentioned whipped topping in a can. Is this preferable to the Cool Whip in a tub? "Cool Whip in a tub" ... I'm going to have wild dreams about this one! lol At the checkout in the grocery the other night, this guy had a cart FULL of Ritz crackers, Cheese Whiz, and Cool-Whip. I had to look away:eek: If you are not big user, then the can makes more sense. Unfrozen coolwhip doesn't last long. I don't like it so i don't know what is in it. I do make fresh stuff in the blender for parties though. I use the Cool Whip in a tub, the sugar free type of course. I find the flavor of canned whipped creams to be nasty, like a bad coconut flavor. At the checkout in the grocery the other night, this guy had a cart FULL of Ritz crackers, Cheese Whiz, and Cool-Whip. I had to look away:eek: On that note, who else is fascinated by the carbiness of other peoples grocery carts? I bumped into a client at Costco, she was in the cafe and I was talking to her, but I found my eyes being constantly drawn to the HUMONGOUS plate of chips she was eating, that seemed to have some kind of sauce poured all over them.....LOL If you check the carbs, s/f Cool-Whip has more carbs than regular. I've found this to be true with a lot of the s/f foods, so ALWAYS check the label. I just buy the regular. Of course, as with any food, your results may vary, so check your blood sugar 2 hrs after first bite and see how it works for you. On that note, who else is fascinated by the carbi Continue reading >>
Things You Didnt Know About Reddi-wip
One serving of Reddi-Wip contains 15 calories, but there are 600 calories per bottle. Reddi-Wip, in its signature can, is basically synonymous with whipped cream. The versatile whipped topping is the perfect complement to just about any dessert, from tiramisu to fresh strawberries, and its even delicious right out of the can (admit it, youve done it, too). But theres actually a long and intriguing history behind this simple topping; here are six facts you most likely didnt know about Reddi-Wip. Inventor Bunny Lapin received a patent for the signature dispenser valve in 1955, a year after his product received national distribution. That title belongs to Cool Whip, which is actually oil-based, not cream-based. Other leading whipped topping brands include Dream Whip, Richs, and La Crme. Six flavors are currently available: Original, Extra-Creamy, Light, Fat-Free, Non-Dairy, and Chocolate. In the early 1980s, Amaretto and Butterscotch flavors were introduced, but didnt take off. Also known as laughing gas. Nitrous easily infuses into the cream, so it whips as its coming out of the can. Each can has a warning label advising against inhaling the nitrous, which has a mild anesthetic effect, because if inhaled too quickly it can cause tissue damage from the pressure and cold. A two-tablespoon serving (about a one-second spray) of Original Reddi-Wip contains just 15 calories and 1 gram of fat. Dont down an entire can in one sitting, though: a whole can contains 600 calories. In 2012, a new can was introduced that won the 2012 ConAgra Foods Sustainability Development Award. The can-making process requires less energy and creates less waste during production. Continue reading >>
Reddi-wip Or Cool Whip: Way Or No Way?
You can get Reddi-wip made with real cream and sugar (also has corn syrup) and it's fewer calories than Cool Whip, which is made with hydrogenated vegetable oil - YUM! Sandra Lee prefers the Cool Whip because it would hold up in a tsunami. Reddi-wip also comes in chocolate (tempting me), and fat free (hmmm.....no real cream there). Reddi-wip has the fun factor of squirting into somebody's mouth or elsewhere. I'm a DIY real whipped cream person, but in a pinch (like needing it for a dessert in a non-foodie household without even a whisk) I might buy the real cream Reddi-wip. Not in my house though. My father used to love to squirt it in our mouths and give us each a mustache & beard, so it brings back some fun childhood memories. To get Cool Whip past my lips, I'd need to be departed from this world, and they'd need a pry bar to part these lips. I know we're all "real" food junkies, but would you consider either in a "can't possibly whip cream here" pinch? Or, is it your habit to have it on hand to top a dessert, hot chocolate, Irish coffee or ice cream with no bother at all? Way or No Way? AND:What are your favorite add-ins to any whipped cream? I use vanilla and sugar, but a little maple syrup or liqueur would be good. Haven't done chocolate yet - would you melt some and add it? The tastiest bites delivered to your inbox! Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat! Continue reading >>
Pre-diabetes - Diabetes - Healingwell.com Forum
I posted two other threads the other day, but have been working myself up about the following: To make a long story short - I am 75 year old male who was told I had "pre-diabetes" yesterday. My fasting (at doctor) was always around 104-114 (for years), because I didn't watch what I ate. When I take it at home it is in the 80s and 90s. A1C is 6.3. Doctor said to just watch what I eat and continue to do my walking each day. He said as we get older our bodies do not handle glucose control as well as when we are younger (not as active). Just before I went to doctors, my fasting was 83. Each meal was about 120 or lower. Now, since I've gotten home from doctor (yesterday) my BS(1 1/2 hour) after a usual mealwas 164 (higher than previous nights of about 120) and at 2 hours it was 143 and at 2 hr 15 minutes it was 131. Am I worrying about these figures too much and doing too much testing (my fingers are getting sore)? Can the high figures be due to my stress after the doctor's visit? I am really stressed out aboutbeing told I have pre-diabetes, and these recent readings, which I am taking about every 1/2 hour to see that they are coming down. Since I live alone this really has me worked up as you might well image. Can anyone ease my mind a little? I don't know what to do. Robert, yes, you are testing much too often. Your blood sugars are high, but not in the dangerous range. It will likely help them go down if you can relax and stress over them less. If your doctor is like most, "Watch what you eat" is exactly what he said, with no further instruction. You may want to consider cutting your carbohydrate intake substantially. If you're accustomed to eating a lot of breads, potatoes, pasta and such, remember that these are carbohydrates also. You may want to check your glucose in Continue reading >>
Whipped Creams : Dr. Gourmet Says... Eat - Don't Eat
I like whipped cream -- especially on my sliced strawberries. Most people think that this is not part of a healthy diet but a couple of tablespoons of whipped cream is only about 15 calories. But who wants to whip only a couple of tablespoons? And how would you anyway? It's not like you can start with two teaspoons of heavy cream and expect to whip it up. So I use whipped cream in a can. Yep. Simple, easy, no waste, on demand whipped cream. Because I am careful about choosing dairy products that don't have growth hormones in them (or antibiotics), I've been using a product that is organic, but a question about organic milk got me to thinking about alternatives. Since the amount of actual dairy vs. air that I get is so small, it didn't seem to make a lot of difference. I checked out the old standby Fat Free ReddiWip and we tasted it head to head with Natural By Nature brand. The organic was a little creamier and the ReddiWip a little sweeter. Other than that, no difference except the ReddiWip is half the price. Dang! Eat this! To be fair, there's also Cool Whip Lite and I couldn't resist putting it up head to head with the aerosol whipped creams. Thick and dense with little fluffiness, this product just tastes wrong. The word "plastic" really does come to mind. No wonder - because the main ingredients are water and corn syrup, while the others are made from cream and non-fat milk. Interestingly, the real dairy product is lower in calories than the Cool Whip Lite (15 calories vs. 25 calories in two tablespoons). I have a cat who loves people food. He will eat almost anything that humans do and he cleaned the bowls of the whipped creams but turned his nose up at the Cool Whip. If my cat won't eat Cool Whip, maybe we're all better off with real whipped cream. 2007 Harlan B Continue reading >>
5 Low Carb Desserts Worth Eating
Desserts can be the trickiest to eat when you have diabetes. I am lucky that I can enjoy a dessert every now and then with the help of insulin. I do it without using artificial sweeteners and using whole ingredients. Today Id like to share my favorite ways to indulge my sweet tooth without sacrificing taste or risking my blood sugar. Apples or pears with a dab of cream cheese and almonds. This is easy as it is delicious. At 15g of carbs per serving, its a healthy alternative to pie. Take the fruit and cut it in half lengthwise. Hollow out the core and seeds. In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbs. of cream cheese and 1 tsp almond extract. In a small pan or toaster oven, toast about 1 Tbs. of almonds until golden brown. Spread the cream cheese mixture between the two fruit halves and sprinkle with almonds. Yum! Fresh berries with whipped cream . How simple is this? Combine your favorite berries with a few Tablespoons of whipped cream (you can make your own or simply buy a can of Reddi-Whip) and dessert is done. Not only is this extremely easy and healthy (10g carbs depending on the berries you use), but its one of the most refreshing desserts out there. Dark chocolate covered almonds. I buy mine at Trader Joes, but you can find these anywhere. To be really indulgent, enjoy with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. Strawberries with a balsamic reduction. With summer nearly here, strawberries will soon be in abundance. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar. Sound weird? Just wait until you try it. Take 1 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bring the vinegar to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. When it is reduced halfway, add the brown sugar. Simmer until it becomes syrupy and sticks to the back of a wooden spoon. Continue reading >>
Reddi Whip? : Atkins Diet : Active Low-carber Forums
P.S. I am on induction if that changes anything I have always used the heavy cream Redi Whip, with no problems. There are a lot of people on this site that say absolutely no. I am sure whipping your own is best, but all I want is a squirt or two for my sf jello (again, many will say is a no-no). Sorry for the confusion, my vote (and weightloss) says go for the canned, if you have some self control and don't take the entire can to the couch like my husband. I think it's fine as long as you can say NO to it after a few tbsps lol. The problem is that it is so GOOD that some people just can't say no. And it's hard eyeballing how many carbs you're eating. I bought a can awhile ago but haven't touched it for awhile... it's just so tempting to overdo it lol. I bought a can but haven't found anything to use it on! Maybe a on few blueberries or a dollop in some de-caf coffee... I did try a little on a piece of maltitol chocolate - that was pretty gross, tho. Erick, NOTHING to use it on? How about just straight into your mouth??? :lol: That's what I do! Yes I know -- very bad! : :blush: sol, so was it good? lol hard to tell from those conflicting faces :D Most of those spray whipped creams have partially hydrogenated oils in them--trans fatty acids. I wouldn't.. making your own is kind of a deterrent to using it too often. Personally, if I want to use it for a foamy topping in my coffee, I make some and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Pop 'em out and put them in a ziplock bag. Drop one in and *poof*.... BTW, how could making your own come out to MORE carbs? Heavy cream and no-cal sweetener would have less, once-for-ounce. Last I remember, Redi Whip had corn syrup in its ingredient list, which is a no-no. I tried writing them asking for a sugar free version, but no reply yet! It c Continue reading >>
Cool Whip/redi Whip???? : Atkins Diet : Active Low-carber Forums
I make my own. Would'nt use the the other stuff because of sugar. I'm usually too lazy to make my own, too... and I use that to my advantage. ;) If you really think you can buy a can of Reddi-whip and limit yourself to small servings, more power to ya! I know I can't. Land-O-Lakes makes a Canned Whipped Cream with No Sugar, but its damned near impossible to find. None of the stores in P'Cola had it when I went down to visit family in SFL. None of the stores in SFL had it either, until they built a new Super Wal-Mart. That one carries it, but none of the other Super Wal-Marts or any other Grochery Stores have started carrying it yet. As for Carbs, the Land-O-Lakes is made with Heavy Cream and Liquid Splenda, so it has minimal Carbs. There's 0.416875g of Carbs in 1 Tbsp of Heavy Cream. Whippable Dairy [Heavy Cream, Light Cream, Butter, etc...] generally whip to double the original volume. So, that's about what would be in a 2 Tbsp serving of the Land-O-Lakes. Because, it is less than 0.5g, it can be rounded down to 0g. If I remember correctly, anything less than 0.5g can be labelled as 0g. Anything between 0.5 and 0.75g can be labelled as <1g if I remember correctly, and I believe anything over 0.75g is rounded to the nearest gram. Redi-Wip Extra Creamy is labelled as <1g, so it has between 0.50 and 0.75g of Carbs per 2 Tbsp serving. If I remember correctly, Great Value (Wal-Mart's Brand) and Redi-Wip Original are labelled as 1g, which I believe means between 0.75 and 1.50g of Carbs. Read the labels carefully unless you buy the Land-O-Lakes, because some Whipped Creams contain Corn Syrup, though most are made with White Sugar. As long as you keep the serving size within reason, the amount of added sugar you get from Canned Whipped Heavy Cream, should be in the same range Continue reading >>