For those of us that are carbohydrate loving Type 2 Diabetics the news that there is a net zero carb Shirataki Miracle Noodle on the market is next to heaven! Shirataki noodles are made from the konjac yam and Japanese have been eating variations of this so called miracle noodle for thousands of years but it has hit the USA and the impact has been fantastic.
The old saying, “If it sounds to good to be true then it is probably to good to be true,” doesn’t apply to Miracle Noodles they are:
- net zero carb free
- gluten free
- calorie free
- soy free
- fat free
- sugar free
- starch free
- GMO free
One of the things that I have had to regrettably give up due to my Type 2 Diabetes was frozen blended Chai drinks. But that ended a month ago with my rediscovery of Big Train’s Fit Frappe and it is great for diabetics! The biggest problem has always been the sugar content in blended drinks but Big Train takes their Fit Frappes to a new level of blended and hot drinks with a perfect blend of protein and carbohydrates.
Fit Frappe is made with casein protein smooth creamy taste unlike other whey products that usually leave us with a chalky protein aftertaste. Fit Frappes contain 20g protein, between 1 & 2g sugar, 5g fiber, only 3.5g of fat, 19 vitamins and minerals, and only 130 calories in a 16fl oz serving, with Fit Frappe you can use it as a meal replacement, a morning boost, or a mid-afternoon guilt-free snack.
Our day has finally come and the glucose supplement companies are providing us with a new product that we are more likely to grab off the shelf because of it’s creative design and the reward is the taste is also updated! Level Life Glucose Gel comes in five flavors: Mandarin Orange, Strawberry-Banana, Vanilla, Carmel and Green Apple.
Since Level Life Glucose Gel is already broke down into a gel substance, you will experience it’s fast acting end to your low blood sugar levels. They travel fine without refrigeration so you will always be more than ready for those alarming lows.
One thing I really thought about prior to my surgery was the mention of weight gain after gastric bypass surgery. Many people in the morbidly obese and obese communities think that having a gastric bypass procedure is the answer to their immediate weight loss needs, however you can experience weight gain after gastric bypass surgery if you are not willing to look at the whole picture of why you gained weight in the first place.
One of my greatest challenges after my gastric bypass surgery was listening to my stomach and realizing that my whole mind-set had to change along with the size of my pouch. I had all the worksheets provided by my surgical team on what I could eat and what I no longer could eat but the decision was mine. I decided that after taking such drastic measures to lose weight the least I could do for my own personal well-being was to listen to the surgical team including the nutritionists and follow the plan that they developed and perfected.
Gastric Bypass surgery is only a tool to help aid in weight loss, using that tool was up to me and how I used it would show up in a weight loss or a weight gain. None of us gained weight without playing the many mind games that we used to justify what we ate, when we ate and how much we ate. With each justification of eating we had set in motion new habits that were built upon old habits but with gastric bypass surgeries we now have to face our fears and habits, listen to our pouch, and grab a protein shake instead of a milk shake.