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RE: [IP] carb counting tips?



Best thing to do is practice 

Visualize what a serving of various foods looks like and "know" how many
carbs are in a serving 

The down side for me for a all inclusive would be that it likely means 3
buffet meals a day 

Hopefully you can get some package stuff - many breakfast buffets for
example have the single serving boxes of cereal.  

I would go to a few buffets before your trip for practice ... 
And bring LOTS of test strips 

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of suzanne watts
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:09 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] carb counting tips?

Hello all,

 I have a really silly, novice question for the group. I am fairly new to
carb
counting (3 months now) and will only eat what I have a label for or if I
eat
out at all, I only choose things that I can look up in my dictionary of food
breakdowns. This really limits me and makes me worried about what I will do
when
faced with going to a restaurant I don't have breakdowns for. I am planning
a
vacation soon to an all inclusive resort where all meals are included but
they
have limited nutritional info available. I would hate to be obsessed about
what
I am eating and whether I calculated the carbs right. I definitely will not
bring my digital scale with me that has a food database, that is crazy! Any
suggestions on how you guys handle this kind of thing?

Suzanne
.
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