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    FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

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    FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by OldTech on Sun May 03 2015, 23:52

    I have good control and thought that I was pretty good at judging how many carbs to eat at a meal. Most of the time I do not even count since we have a number of standard meals that we eat that are within my limits. However, the other night we had fried liver, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and a salad. After dinner I had my usual desert of 30 g peanuts with 15 g of baker's 100% cacao. Then I checked my blood glucose two hours after dinner and it was 98 mg/dl (5.44 mmol/l) which is high for me (I now usually stay in the 80's postprandial). Oops, what happen?

    So I go back and count the carbs. To my surprise the liver alone had 6 grams of carbs and I should have been more careful about the portions of the tomato and avocado. So the meal was around 20 grams of carbs which is about twice my target for a meal. In my case no harm done, but I did not realize that organ meats have glycogen.

    Lesson learned: Organ meats are not not zero carbs!

    PS: Now I know that I am still carb intolerant and still need to restrict carbs. I am not 'cured' (I already knew that of course) even though my blood glucose has not been spiking after a meal because I am careful about the carbs. My wife had been hoping that I was getting more carb tolerant and perhaps I am a little but I still plan on keeping my blood glucose flat by restricting carbs. Maybe in another three or six months of normal blood glucose (as defined by Dr Bernstein) I will be less carb intolerant. After all a year ago I struggled to keep my blood glucose under 120 mg/dl (6.66 mmol/l). I can hope can't I.
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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by mo1905 on Mon May 04 2015, 00:11

    A minor blip OldTech, your control still remains supreme and something many would dream of. Still, I've learned something. I also didn't realise "organ meat" contained more carbs than "regular meat". Any idea why anyone ?


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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by OldTech on Mon May 04 2015, 00:31

    Organ meats, and in particular liver, store glucose as glycogen. This is part of the normal function of the liver to keep blood glucose available in the blood. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycogen.
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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by Bill on Mon May 04 2015, 09:21

    lamb liver $2, loin lamb chop $20, leg $8, side lamb $7 ..per kg
    liver is the best value for money meat here

    "two hours after dinner and it was 98 mg/dl (5.44 mmol/l)"
    relax..as you know, normal is under 6.5 at 2 hr Very Happy
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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by graham64 on Mon May 04 2015, 22:33

    @Bill wrote:lamb liver $2, loin lamb chop $20, leg $8, side lamb $7 ..per kg
    liver is the best value for money meat here

    "two hours after dinner and it was 98 mg/dl (5.44 mmol/l)"
    relax..as you know, normal is under 6.5 at 2 hr Very Happy

    Same here in the UK Bill liver is inexpensive as is all offal,


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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by Two Collies on Tue May 05 2015, 14:33

    @graham64 wrote:

    Same here in the UK Bill liver is inexpensive as is all offal,
    No, It's not awful, Its bl00dy tasty Razz
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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by Jan1 on Tue May 05 2015, 20:10

    Do enjoy liver, and it is one of the cheaper and nutritious meals in my low carb menu plans.

    I prefer to cook in a casserole with some bacon and onions.

    It's good, and perhaps some may say old fashioned foods, but it sure tastes great - well I think so!

    I wonder how many low carbers do incorporate this good food into their menu plans ...

    All the best Jan

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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by graham64 on Tue May 05 2015, 21:25

    @Two Collies wrote:No, It's not awful, Its bl00dy tasty  Razz

    Now that's a load of tripe Laughing


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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by Paul1976 on Tue May 05 2015, 21:56

    I'm sure it's very good for us and all that but at the risk of getting flamed............................................I don't like Liver bitenails bitenails lol


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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by graham64 on Tue May 05 2015, 22:32

    @Paul1976 wrote:I'm sure it's very good for us and all that but at the risk of getting flamed............................................I don't like Liver bitenails bitenails lol

    Not going to flame you Paul we all have a dislike of certain foods .......................................I don't like leeks  freakout


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    Re: FYI: Carb counting and fried liver for dinner

    Post by Bill on Thu May 07 2015, 05:50

    use it in meals as you do with kids to start with it. mash in a food processor put into ice block trays. freeze, then bag. easy to add to mince meats, stews etc
    buy the fresher dark red ones, not the pink

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