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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (13,212)
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5/22/19 5:05 A

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Have you ever read "Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution" original version? I find it helpful for many.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever exercises faith in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16


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5/21/19 3:37 P

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I also recommend contacting a registered dietitian. As other folks pointed out, how many grams of carbs per meal is influenced by so many things that you really need to speak with someone who can help assess your lifestyle and make a reasonable recommendation.

If you don't have any underlying kidney function issues (for which eating too much protein can be harmful), a good place to start until your appointment would be to aim for 30-30-40 carb-protein-fat. That means that for your calorie goal, aim to eat 30% of your calories from (whole-grain and fresh fruit/veggie) carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and around 40% from fat.

For someone with 2000 calories to use between 3 meals and 2 snacks (500 calories per meal, 200 calories per snack, with some leeway for when you bump over), that would look like: 40g carb, 40g protein, 20g fat for a 500-calorie meal. These are rough numbers.

Your dietitian may have other recommendations, and you should definitely take those over internet recommendations!

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5/20/19 7:39 P

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Love low carb. Been on it for ten years. I am on zero meds. 55 years old.



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5/20/19 8:55 A

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There are a lot of factors that influence the answer to this...how much you weigh, how active you are, what medications you are on, etc.

And it's not as simple as handing out a number. As the others have mentioned, a dietitian will work with you to find a method that works that works with your lifestyle (carb counting, exchange lists, balanced plate method, etc.)



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5/19/19 3:08 P

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Yes, a referral to a registered dietitian would be your best bet. What works for one peron with Type 2 might not work for you. In addition to the resources the previous poster mentioned, you can turn on the diabetic meal plan as at least a way to get some ideas on how to start.

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5/19/19 11:46 A

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The first thing you need is to have your doctor refer you to a Registered Dietitian / Diabetes Educator who will have access to your personal medical history and can work with you to create an approach that is best for you as an individual.

Until that meeting, you can check out the resources here on Spark: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/living-with-d
iabetes.asp


You can also start researching other recommended dietary approaches, such as low-carb / keto (check out www.dietdoctor.com/diabetes for some preliminary information).

Hope this helps!

Sir Terry Pratchett: "Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."

"The Inuit Paradox" ( discovermagazine.com/2004/oct/inuit-
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): "...there are no essential foods—only essential nutrients. And humans can get those nutrients from diverse and eye-opening sources. "

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5/19/19 11:34 A

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I would like to know how many carbs I should be eating per meal each day with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes



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