The Last Furlong

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Hidden carbs in “Eat as much as you like”

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Food restriction, to me is the important part of an eating for diabetes lifestyle. The restriction is carbohydrates and sugar. Even if you follow Paleo or a High Fat Low Carb diet, you can get caught by the idea you can “Eat as much as you like of any of these foods” mentality.

No, you can’t. 

If you are really trying to live carbs and sugar less you need to know that fruit is full of sugar. And onions – yes – onions are high in carbohydrates.

But the fruit will catch us out for sure!

Fruits – HERE 

Vegetables – HERE

So 5 fruits and vegetables a day (one of each – not five fruits and five vegetables) could get us trying to go low carbohydrate completely  miss the mark!

Apple – 34 carbs

Grapes – 23 carbs

Orange – 19 carbs

Peach – 15 carbs

Pear –  26 carbs

Plums – 16 carbs

Mmmm – our favourite fruit…

Then, other favourites,

Green peppers – 6 carbs – One medium

Broccoli – 8 cabs – one stalk!

Carrot – 7 carbs – one

Cauliflower – 5 carbs

Celery – 4 carbs – 2 stalks

Cabbage – 5 carbs – half a med head

Onion – 11 carbs – one med

Tomato – 5 carbs – one med

For a diabetic Carbohydrates equal SUGAR!

People can live perfectly well without carbs – it’s virtually impossible in ingest NO carbs!

So what am I aiming for? And Mr Furlong according to his situation….too.

20-50 Grams og Carbohydrates Per Day

This is where the metabolic benefits really start to kick in. This is the perfect range for people who need to lose weight fast, or are metabolically deranged and have obesity or diabetes.

When eating less than 50 grams per day, your body will get into ketosis, supplying energy for the brain via so-called ketone bodies. This is likely to kill your appetite and cause you to lose weight automatically.

Yup! That’s exactly what I want.

I’m not losing weight because I’m eating too much fruit!


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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