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Old 05-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #21
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Lightbulb veggies....

bloating from veggies.... you need BEANO... It really helps. I have to use it now for every meal with vegetables.

The glucometers are fairly easy to get. If you watch the circulars from Walgreens. CVS etc they often have them with a rebate, which makes them
essentially FREE.

It is the testing strips/discs that cost an arm and a leg. Up to $80/mon.

You might get your doctor to write you an RX... some people have this covered on their insurance. Blue Cross for example has coverage with a copay from
medical supply places. (not pharmacies). It is not part of the drug benefit, unless you are on Medicaid or some Medicare.

I can always tell when I am low... I get shakey and sweat. Sometimes I get
teary...overly emotional. Smaller meals and snacks help with gas/bloating too.
I am not always HUNGRY when LOW.... just very unstable. Many times the thought of food is repulsive! So I have a swig of OJ when that happens.
There is a new Gatorade G2, with 1/2 the sugar in it...and a swallow of that often helps. One little bottle lasts me 3-4 days in the frig.

As I have gotten older I have developed a fructose intolerance. So I have to be very careful with some fruits now!
Beano and Lactaid are my friends --daily.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:28 PM   #22
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Vowel Lady:

Can you give me a GREEN smoothie Recipe??

Much appreciated.

I now make smoothies for my husband.

First I juice some fresh pineapple and oranges. I take the fresh juice and put it in a blender, add some ice cubes, and a 6 oz tub of sugar free/fat free yogurt. I blend it on high (liquify), and pour it into a glass.

He went nuts, that's how good it tastes.

I wouldn't know, I can't eat all that fresh fruit.

God, I wanted to bang him on the head when he said: Oh my god, this is so delicious.

He's either going to be the healthiest guy on the planet, or the fruitiest (no pun intended). lol



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Old 05-26-2008, 08:16 PM   #23
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I don't really have a recipe for you.
By accident, I went to my local wild oats (for a smoothie) and I wanted cucumber simply because I heard it might help with bloating. I asked also for celery and ginger because I had heard these things might help with headaches. I asked what else might be good and spinach was suggested. The taste was okay...not great. What was good though, was that after I drank it, I felt really full and was not hungry until lunch time. For me, this usually only happens when I eat a protein for breakfast. Additionally, I was NOT bloated and may have lost a tiny bit of water weight

I have also made for myself (once in awhile) a vanilla smoothie made from a mix with 10 mgs. of protein. I add to this a little fat free milk, some ice cubes, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is very filling. I had some slight bloating with this..but enjoyed the way it made me feel full for a loooong time and really wasn't that many calories. It is really good when trying to avoid over-eating.

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Old 05-27-2008, 07:35 PM   #24
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Oh, I thought you had a newer recipe. I've already done the spinach, cucumber stuff. I'm not juicing at the moment because my sugar is better if I don't juice so I don't juice.


Oh well.

He loved the Orange Pineapple yogurt smoothie (I mean, who wouldn't)

Thank the lord I don't get any cravings. It's been so long that I think my body adjusted to my way of eating. Alan however, is a different human being altogether. We went shopping today and I had to literally stop him from loading all those 100 calorie packs into the shopping cart

He looked at me and said "what are you? my mother??"

I said 'we don't need this, it's processed".

Thank the lord he listened.

Tonight I'll make him a nice bowl of fresh fruit.

So thank you anyway for your green smoothie suggestion.

When I go to Cornell, I'm going to pick their brain about juicing.

They actually once told me they don't believe in it. They believe in eating a piece of fruit because you get the fiber.



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