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RE: [IP] Sweet Binge

I had to weigh in on the SWEET BINGE topic!
This is and ALWAYS HAS BEEN the hardest part of being D.!!!
Like, Sylvia, I have found a couple of good sweet sub snacks!  
I go for the CORN CAKES!  over the rice cakes.  There may  be a carb or 2 more--not really sure but if so it's negligible to me! since the flavor is SO MUCH MORE AND BETTER!:-)  I LOVE THE CARMEL APPLE ONES!  My sugar-loving husband will even eat those AND THAT IS SOMETHING!!
I also wanted to point out/ask about something I've discovered with frozen snacks that say "NO SUGAR ADDED".  I got some Kroger brand CREME POPS--it's fruit Popsicle outside with"ice creamy" like stuff inside.  The container says "4g CHO" and no fat.  But when I eat them I spike an hour or 2 after eating them!  Has anyone else had that experience?  The first time it happened I told my CDE and she had definitely heard it before and A) asked me to bring int he box to have a Dietician analyze the ingredients and B) told me that if/when I get the STRONG urge to eat something like that to just weigh out a 1/2c. ice-cream or sherbet and it shouldn't mess me up like that.
I never heard back on the "analyzation" of the ingredients but there's got to be something wacky in that stuff!  OR they misprinted the CHO count on the box!  I think that should be illegal or something! 
On that topic, Do restaurants/vendors/makers of food have any requirements for accuracy of nutritional info?  I went to the Steak Escape for lunch and got on-line to get the CHO info to bolus for my lunch--they have that info on their site, I discovered.  I thought their 7" turkey/cheese sandwich ("Grand Gobbler") should be more than the 22.5g CHO that they claim it to have.  I decided I'd "trust them" this first time and check BG closely afterward.
THEY WERE WRONG!  I went up from 100 at lunch to 144 after 2 hours and then 192 another 2 hours later!  
I am going to complain to them but wondered if anyone knew what sort of standards or rules these food businesses have to abide by?--ANY?
--janet (D. since 8/78; H-tron pumper since 6/00)

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I'm not diabetic.  My son is.  But I am in the process of trying to lose 100 
pounds (OK now the truth about me is out!!!)  I am doing this successfully so 
far through Weight Watchers.  I started out doing the points counting and the 
whole bit, but now I'm not really counting the points any more.  BUT, I have 
changed my eating habits, especially my snacking.  This is what I have 
discovered.  First of all, for ice cream I have found a couple of 
substitutes, that, quite frankly, are just as good tasting but much better 
for you.  Philly Swirls at COSTCO have 11 carbs, they are a non-dairy ice 
cream bar that comes in these incredible flavors like Cotton Candy (close 
your eyes and you will honestly believe you are at the fair eating CC.) 
RazzleDazzle, Fudge, Orange-Vanilla Swirl, and several more.  Josh and I 
fight over these.  I recently found Blue Bunny Ice Cream Bars which are 18 
carbs, very low fat, very sweet tasting and very yummy!!  Orange/Vanilla 
Swirl, Raspberry/Vanilla Swirl, Fudge/Vanila Swirl and solid Fugde.

Next and now my favorites, especially when you REALLY need/WANT something 
sweet...Quakes Mini Rice Cakes, especially the Carmel flavor and the Apple 
Cinnamon, but also comes in cheddar Cheese and a couple of other flavors.  
THESE are incredible, practically no fat,  8 cakes is 11 carbs, they are 
crunchie, sweet, and really delicious.  For WW these are only ONE point.  
Another 'sweet thing' can be cottage cheese mixed with some canned fruit that 
has been rinsed off.  I especially like pineapple.

Anyway, I just know that so far I have lost 20+ pounds, I almost get ill when 
I eat something heavy like a small slice of cheese cake I had at a meeting 
last week, or regular ice cream, and I don't feel like I'm missing out on 

Good Luck!

mom to Joshua
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