Thursday, January 28, 2010

Potato, Potahto

I hope everyone is doing well.  I'm a little under the weather but I'm not going to let it get me down and I will not contemplate otherwise.  I've taken all my vitamins (a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, B Complex and D) and I'm drinking plenty of fluids, so what else is a man to do.  Anyway, yesterday I provided a list of low and lower carb veggies, so today, let's talk about those to stay away from when you live the low carb life.
This list is not all inclusive but here are the main ones to stay away from.

  • Carrots (higher carbs than yesterday's veggies, but the lowest on this list)
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • Winter Squashes (particularly acorn and butternut)
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes in all forms
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Plantains
As you can see, there are many alternatives when it comes to vegetables.  Most of today's low carb experts suggest eating vegetables for every meal.  I don't always eat them for breakfast or lunch but almost always eat at least one if not two or three servings at suppertime.  And, I eat lots of low carb fruits, which we'll talk about in the very near future.  Just remember, when it comes to fruit, if it has the word 'berry' in the name, it's probably okay.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as I'm going to team up with my lovely wife, Lisa to discuss low carb holiday and special occasion meals such as birthdays (our daughter-in-law's dinner was last night), Super Bowl parties, and coming soon, a romantic Valentine dinner for two.  She has great recipes for every occasion.
Well, as I said earlier, I'm a little puny today so I'm going to leave you with this one thought.  Are you going to let diabetes control you, or are you going to control diabetes?

1 comment:

  1. HEY Brian...Love this and Lisa have done a great job...I always learn something new everytime I come here...Thanks...Lisa