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A day in the life of eating as a Hypoglycaemic.

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Lamont D, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I'd just thought I'd ask what you dietary intake is like in a normal day.
    I know we all like different things and have different tastes, but it could help others on how we cope to be in control.

    Breakfast.
    Yogurt with berries or one piece of Bergen bread toasted with a sliver of raspberry jam.
    Black tea.
    Mid morning.
    Small Apple, tea.
    Lunch.
    Ham salad or ham salad sandwich, if I haven't had toast. Tea. If at home I have a cooked breakfast, eggs, gammon, black pudding, few beans, Tom's, mushrooms etc.or an omelette.
    Mid afternoon.
    Soup or curry, homemade. Tea
    Tea.
    Meat and veg, tea. Varies
    Supper.
    Yogurt, berries, chocolate 85% cocoa solids!

    I snack occasionally on nuts, or a small piece of fruit, or occasionally just a piece of meat.
    I work nearly full time and travel around with my local footie team. Small meals just to keep me going.
    I fast at least once a week, when not working!
     
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  2. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me. Pop round any time and I reckon I could feed you from the larder, no probs.
     
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  3. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya my day is similar to your Nosher

    Yoghurt and berries around 8.00am

    11.00 am omelettes or bacon and eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes

    1.00 chicken or fish salad

    3.00pm soup home made or some
    Pumpkin seeds and cheese

    6.00 dinner usually a curry or meat and veg

    9.30 snack yoghurt or chicken leg or something small like half avocado
     
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  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Mine is quite different.
    My body does best when it is in ketosis (running on fat), and my insulin resistance tends to decrease during the day, so i avoid any carbs at breakfast but can tolerate some in the evenings.

    I also find that the longer i eat very low carb, the less i need to snack.
    And for the last few months, i have been doing a variation of intermittent fasting, where i eat 2 meals a day, lunch and evening meal. The rest of the time (including breakfast) i try to eat little, and make it mainly fat based. So no carbs and minimal protein.
    So a typical day looks like this:

    Breakfast: one of the following
    Coffee and cream
    Bulletproof coffee
    Low carb hot choc
    Coconut yogurt
    Weekends i sometimes have a Full English (minus carbs) or scram egg, or kippers

    Lunch: one of the following
    Mozarella and beef tomato
    Crustless quiche
    Salad with cold meat or cheese
    Hummus (by the spoon)
    Lidl protein roll with cheese or marmite, and butter

    Evening: very varied, but typically
    Low carb moussaka
    Curry, cauli rice, assorted veg (usually using curry pastes like Pataks, never a bought sauce)
    Stir fried beef or pork, with assorted veg
    Home made burger, with veg
    LC cauli cheese and LC sausage
    Steak and salad
    Baked fish, and veg or salad

    If i snack, it would be
    2 squares 70% solid choc
    Anglesey pork scratchings (no additives)
    sliced cheese
    or a 9bar.

    Drinks tend to be
    Water
    Herb tea
    Coffeencream
    Teancream
    Sambucol effervescent tablet in water
    LC lemonade (water with lemon juice and a teasp of erythritol)
    LC hot choc
     
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  5. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hey Brun can you remind me how to make the low carb hot choc again pls?

    Many thanks

    Emma
     
  6. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    :D

    Low Carb Hot Choc

    Boil kettle.
    Add a heaped teasp of good quality cocoa powder to a big mug
    Add 1.5 ish heaped teasp of sugar substitute to mug
    Make the powders into a paste with a dribble of water (get rid of the lumps)
    Add boiling water and stir until smooth
    Top up with double cream.
    Add caramel, lemon, orange or mint essences, if desired
    Enjoy

    All quantities adjustable
     
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  7. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brun. :)
     
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