Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s 8/1/2011

Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s  8/1/2011

Today we’re flying out to Charlotte North Carolina for a Market America convention.

I’m quite familiar with the area around Milwaukee’s airport, and recently I saw a sign for a Suburbia submarine sandwich shop right across the street from the airport so that was my first target. I like Suburbia for submarine sandwiches because they use they have a rye bread and they use of vinegar and oil dressing on it which is good for low Glycemic aspect because the vinegar slows the digestion down and that’s what we’re looking for.

Unfortunately, that store was not open today so I chose Plan B; Oakland Gyro’s.  I’ve been here several times before so I’m familiar with the menu choices. Today my choice was 1/2 pound Gyro meat with a side of onions and tomato. This order also included the famous cucumber sauce so familiar to Gyro lovers. I was smart enough to ask for my meat on a plate instead of in the basket with the tissue paper and I must say that I learned that from experience. This was one of my favorite places nearby the airport for lunch and it didn’t let me down. From the Glycemic/diabetic eating standpoint it was a great meal. The meat is lean pure protein with onions and tomatoes or vegetables that are always good. If there was anything suspect it would have been the cucumber sauce but that wasn’t overly sweet so not really a concern. I think the main trick in this meal was not to order the pita that the sandwich would normally be served with. They have several other menu choices that may have made the low Glycemic cut but this is kind of a favorite and I treated myself today. I finished his meal off with my traditional glass of ice water would slice of lemon and I have to thank them for having the lemon slices readily available.

Being that this was a Greek flavored establishment, I think he could’ve had maybe some Mediterranean soup that might have some benefit to the millions of diabetic and low Glycemic people. I think they also could be offer a high-fiber flour tortilla like mission or some of the other brands that we recommend to make that sandwich taste good and still be low Glycemic friendly. I’m certainly not complaining about the menu selections here because they have plenty of things that would be acceptable to our low Glycemic diet and diabetic friendly. I would have to caution that the fried delicacies are probably not such a good choice and I would stay away from them….just because of the breading and fried components.  So all in all I have to thank Oakland Gyro’s in Milwaukee Wisconsin for being diabetic and low Glycemic friendly.

 

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

 

gyro pita

Understanding Whey and Casein Protein

Protein has several different functions as related to muscles which include building, growth and repair. Increase in muscle mass assists in fat burning, weight loss and diabetes control.

Whey protein is the byproduct of cheese production and is the highest quality type protein available.  Whey also aids in the increased level of concentration, and attention as well as promotes a healthy immune system.  The proper consumption of whey can reduce blood sugar levels, lower food cravings, increase energy and help with weight loss which is a key component in the management of diabetes. 

Casein protein assists in muscle maintenance.  Muscle breakdown occurs on a regular basis which results in decreased strength and increased fat storage, weight gain and struggles with diabetes.  Casein protein is slowly released as amino acids into the blood stream for up to seven hours, until completely digested and assists in the decrease of muscle breakdown and soreness following exercise. 

Using protein supplements following exercise can assist with the replacement of protein loss and better management of muscle growth and repair. 

Food consumption of protein generally focuses on lean meat, poultry or fish and as related to diabetes and weight loss can be instrumental in the management of carbohydrate breakdown and fat storage.

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

lean chicken on a stick

Lean Chicken on a Stick