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Eating lots of veggies such as arugula, Asparagus, spinach, kale, cucumber,and collards, Cabbage, Broccoli, spinach, Celery, Cauliflower, Okra, onion, green beans, carrots, Kale white mushrooms, Turnips, romaine lettuce, red & yellow peppers, these are low in calories and carbs...may help accomplish weight loss
Did you know that Asparagus plays a key role in the metabolism of sugar and starches. It does help regulate blood sugar and is rich in B vitamins and fiber...and anti-oxidant nutrients. 1/2 cup of cooked Asparagus is about 3.5 carbs.
An apple is a good diabetic/dietetic food...adding cheese stabilizes blood sugar...1 slice of reduced-fat Cheddar cheese into 4 pieces and place on apple wedges...Around 5 carbs
Jiff Whips and Peter Pan Whipped knock the calories down by adding air to the peanut butter, but they replace the fat with corn syrup solids and that's no bargain! Check the labels even on reduced fat varieties like Skippy, Jiff, and Peter Pan.
By making my own whole wheat bread at home, I can control what goes in it and the size of the slices. This way, I can manage my carb intake better while still enjoying a "two slice" sandwich!
I wasn't much of a BS tester till I got my A1C results back...What a Disappointment. Now I test first thing in the morning, before I exercise and 2hrs after dinner.
Cheap and rich in potassium, iron and B1. One cup has 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber and only 230 calories.