What you described in your list is mostly “fast carbs” for a diabetic. Mixing fast carbs and slow carbs is important.

We do eat deli-meats, usually about ¾ oz per day (that is one thin slice). There are no snacks.

Planning is important. My wife cooks more than one meal-size portion and freezes the extras.

She uses ¼ cup uncooked rice, white or brown, for fried rice, then adds onions and folds in chopped lettuce for volume. My brother said “You cook the lettuce!!!!?” Soy sauce probably has the most salt of anything we use, but that is once every couple of weeks.

Restaurants are the worst for her because of serving sizes and hidden carbs. See my article Your Partner has Diabetes, YOUR Life just Changed

In an earlier life, I took a package of sugar home and measured it. One can of coke contains 24 packs of sugar. I was drinking 5 cans per day — 1 ¼ cup of pure sugar every day. I quit, and doing nothing else, lost 25 pounds.

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