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Snacking

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by marty_kuh, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. marty_kuh

    marty_kuh Type 2 · Member

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    just looking for snack ideas an cold drink ideas,. liking the idea of pork scratching but its drinks that are going to be my downfall latte and fresh black coffee wth one sweetner are my go to. tea no sweetner at a push but can't do it without milk full fat. any help ideas think i have got round the sweet tooth i have and the smoking by switching to vaping sweet flavoured Eliquid i don't see a spike so thats 2 birds with one stone. at one point i thought it was the vaping that was the culprit
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat cucumbers, carrots and lots of macadamia-nuts and cheese sticks and olives or sliced fresh coconut

    as drink I like a whisky mixed with cold pepsi-max (sugarfree of cause)
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Creamed coffee is a great alternative to latte. Your tea with full fat milk is ok-ish too. Snacks that used to be my favourites are celery spread with either Boursin or peanut butter (not the one that is full of palm oil, get the one in its own peanut oil). Small slices of good ham with grated cheese, and chorizo crisps are great, too.
     
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  4. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I make a large jug of licorice and mint tea, drink a couple of cups of it, then fish out the tea bags and put the rest in the fridge to drink cold.
    I also make ginger beer - the real stuff with beer yeast, but ferment it out, so there is very little sugar left in it, then drink it with low sugar orange and pineapple squash.
     
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  5. marty_kuh

    marty_kuh Type 2 · Member

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    Mmmm licorice and mint tea sounds like i could give that a go or even just lemon tea
     
  6. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I like broth with a little ghee/ butter in the morning. Made it very easy to kick the coffee

    Snacks are a few macadamia or pecans, olives, a bite of cheese

    Beverages at night is vodka with a lemon
     
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  7. marty_kuh

    marty_kuh Type 2 · Member

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    Vodka at night i can live with that provided its straight out of the freezer an its Stoli dont know about kicking coffee into touch
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Wine
     
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    paula121s · Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you!
     
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  10. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I prefer absolut or grey goose. Same line.

    And when I don’t sleep just a little chilled over ice goose cherry noir. Then I sleep like a baby

    I was just my time to ditch coffee. Made me tired, rock gut and moody. I have a Nespresso and still skim the crema off hubbies on the weekend but once I get to the coffee part I’m turned off. Not sure what’s changed
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Coffee and cream is quite safe, as is black coffee. I also drink tea with a small dash of milk. I also drink red wine. But mostly I drink water. I don't snack on food at all.
     
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    blanc71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mainly sugar free squash.
    90% Lindor chocolate.
    Just getting into the red wine scene.
    I like a nice meaty pate to or stilton.
     
  13. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find I rarely ever need to snack - with LCHF the fat in our diet should keep us fuller longer - but if I do feel the need Itend to opt for something "fatty" - nuts, Lindt 85% dark chocolate, a teaspoon of coconut manna, or pork scratchings.

    For cold drinks generally water, sometimes flavoured with a little lime or lemon juice with a drop or two of stevia if I want something slightly sweet. In summer I'll keep a bottle in the fridge. Otherwise, I usually drink herb teas (many of which are also good cold), and decaff coffee with cream or almond milk - maybe iced in very hot weather. I've rarely drunk any wines or spirits though since I've been diabetic mainly because I used to prefer the sweeter stuff.

    Robbity
     
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    dipsydo · Well-Known Member

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    Snacks - Olives , pickled eggs , Marks crackling crisps which are zero carbs ( some pork crackling and can have carbs ) and Marks ones are kinder on the on the teeth than a lot of crackling - although expensive Marks I find a couple of the crisps can be quite filling so last a while . Marks also do chorizo crisps. I find for me it is worth buying the packets with 12 gm wrapped cheeses to prevent over eating. Nuts are great but again I try to restrict by decanting into an egg cup and restricting myself to one or two egg cupfuls. 100% dark chocolate ( pure gold ) is low carb but is rather unpalatable but the chocolate hit is good and I find I can only eat 10 gms so 1 carb .
    As for drinks putting some cucumber slices in water and leaving in the fridge overnight makes really refreshing drink Lime or lemon slices are other options. I have a diet coke as a treat but find it can make me want to eat more but I do like a chilled one now and again.
     
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    gkyeo Type 1 · Newbie

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    Isn't the liquorice tea high carb? When I drank it my sugars went high.
     
  16. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The packet shows 0 carbs per 100ml of tea - though it could be rounded down from 'under one' it would still be less than 10 gm of carbs per litre.
     
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