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A few asking for low carb food lists....

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Gezzabelle, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. abie6

    abie6 Type 2 · Member

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    Excellent list, many thanks, although not sure how "Breads" managed to make an appearance among so much low carb goodness! People might say that e.g. wholegrain bread is less poisonous than white bread, it may take longer to enter your system, you may even imagine yourself in the country in summer, walking through fields of wheat rustling in a slight breeze, a healthy glow in your face and the sun on your back, but many so-called "healthy" brown/wholemeal breads have added sugar, and, in any case, ultimately, as we all know, carbs are sugar is bad. I see slightly further up you suggest replacing bread with Ryvita. Great idea! I've done this with great results re carb intake and blood sugar levels. That, and the kale!!
     
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  2. Dickensfan

    Dickensfan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    this is a good list and very helpful, a lot of these items are on the LCHF challenge weeks 1 and 2 which I am starting this Sunday, going shopping tomorrow, nice to know I can have cream but there's no mention I noticed of fruit on the list which I love and have become so used to eating all of my life, whilst I can do without, apples pears bananas I was surprised that no berries were on the shopping list, so I'm wondering if it's ok for me to buy them tomorrow because I love them, also pleased I can have nuts, my preference always being unsalted anyway. If you can think of any other info, I'd be obliged.
     
  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I've not checked the lists in detail, but have been eating a very low carb diet for over two years now. I eat a few berries with cream every day, usually around 50-75 grams weight maximum, and they have minimal impact on my glucose levels. I can also manage small quantities of other suitable lower carb fruits in season, such as nectarines, greengages, plums and figs. You can make your own decisions about the type and amount of low carb fruit (or any other food) you eat to a certain extent - just use common sense: look for low carbohydrate value per 100g weight, consider how much you can appropriately eat, and use your meter to test you reaction to this. Adjust portion size or avoid as necessary. Personally I'd be much more concerned about eating grain based bread and cereals,etc, than eating a little fruit.

    You can also eat nuts, but again look at carbohydrate values as these can vary greatly with different types of nuts, and again watch portion size. If you're eating an LCHF diet, nuts are an excellent source of both protein and oils, and also an easy portable snack.

    Robbity
     
  4. Dickensfan

    Dickensfan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info robbity, and I'll take on board what you say. I've looked at the list and it's got a lot of things I currently eat anyway, so it will be for some part easy for me. I also love macadamia, pecan and walnuts, some peanuts, though I like all of them unsalted, pre diagnoses i would dip in and out of those all day - now realizing even good, it was too much, so I can easily moderate that. I've had weight problems since I was a child, I've been on every 'healthy' diet all of my life, including the most successful for me, which was a very low calorie diet worked for me every time. If you are diabetic, of course, you can't go on that diet. One of the reasons I never joined (and loathe) diet clubs, is because I disliked having to take the time to weigh things, and listen to a lot of banter which meant nothing to my way of life. It is for this reason, that I now cannot be bothered measuring and weighing things out, and even if I started for the next week or 2 weeks on the LCHF diet from diet doctors, I know I won't stick to it before the 2 weeks is up - so I'll judge by my eyes and take little and often if need be.
    thanks for your info.
     
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  5. John_boy27

    John_boy27 Type 2 · Member

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    Great Thank you, just diagnosed in Jan 16.. no medication yet, but great info.. lost 3st in 3 months.
     
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  6. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi John_ boy, I was diagnosed in Jan this year too, welcome. Have you been on the forum " What Have You Eaten Today " this is a great forum as you will se a lot of us put our daily meals on and you can try and then test your levels for yourself.. Good luck.
     
  7. Phub

    Phub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Imagine you are stranded on a lush, verdant island, full of plant life, fruit and all kinds of animal life. You would be bound to find water of course. In order not to starve, you'd have to eat green vegetables, fruits and nuts and you would have to hunt and/or fish. Everything edible then my friends, would be your natural foodstuffs; as opposed to foods manufactured from natural sources. (like bread; You wouldn't find a spaghetti bush or a doughnut tree for instance.) So next time you go into a supermarket, seek out only the kind of foods you might find on your remote island. (To me milk isn't one of our natural foods, after we are weaned, and we shouldn't really need it, but if you like dairy, then with the exception of milk, it is not fattening.)

    I hope that helps to search out foods when you have forgotten your shopping list. I.e. Would I find this growing or living, ready to eat, in the wild?
     
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  8. Mimi's

    Mimi's Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi!

    Since you are on a low carb vegetarian diet, can you kindly share what you eat? Thanks!
     
  9. Scimama

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

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    Hi Mimi
    Have a look at the vegetarian forum - what have you eaten today for some ideas.
    In the early days I tested everything I ate and found which foods I could eat freely and which needed to be rare treats.
    I typically have same breakfast each weekday morning as I am up at 5.15am so need something easy and filling as I don't eat again until midday, I take a lunch to work so again its often similar each day.
    workday breakfasts - full fat no added sugar yogurt with flax seeds, often add cinnamon or a few berries or other seeds
    lunch is usually cucumber or raw pepper with olives and cubes of cheese. I do vary the cheese, I have a local cheesemonger who has some amazing varieties. Occasionally I will take a lidl high protein roll with cheese.
    In winter I sometimes take homemade vegetable soup or leftover vegetable chilli or stews.

    Weekends I often have scrambled eggs for breakfast, and lunch is often a large salad with hummus or avocado and a new cheese (i love cheese!), I make low carb bread (oopsie bread, almond bread etc) if I want a sandwich or we are out for the day.

    Evening meals depends on what kids are doing and time of year. At the moment I am having asparagus with poached eggs at least once a week (I love asparagus), cauliflower is also in season so I am using that as 'rice' with homemade chilli (I use lots of peppers, onions, garlic and chilli in a 'dry' chilli with no beans).
    I love stir fries too (I am the only veggie in house so typically make different evening meals for kids and husband), I add tofu or seeds etc to my stir fry. I often buy frozen bags of stir fry veggies as it is simple quick and no wastage (check the label that it is just vegetables as some have added sauce coating). I add courgette noodles for variety too, and add whichever fresh seasonal veg I have in fridge.

    I also have omelettes, usually on a night the kids have an after school activity, I add whatever veg we have in typically spinach, broccoli, green beans etc

    I use courgette as "pasta" ribbons and add a bit of pesto. Green beans make a good pasts type substitute and I sometimes have them with a homemade sate sauce with no added sugar peanut butter.

    I love halloumi and often have it girdled with large flat mushrooms and a side salad.

    I make crustless quiches in a mini muffin tin, usually with tiny florets of cauliflower and broccoli (I use frozen as easier to portion control).

    In winter I make big batches of stews and soups with low carb veggies such as courgette and spinach soup.

    I often buy things on special offer so at the moment cauliflower is on offer so have a few pack of cauliflower rice and cauliflower mash in the freezer, I will also roast some until the florets are just golden brown - yum.
    Also have had a few avocados this week, I like it sliced into salads with seeds for a bit of crunch, but also love chocolate mousse (I prefer mine made with full fat no added sugar yogurt rather than double cream as not as thick and sickly).

    In summer I love fresh berries with double cream.

    Yesterday we had a family party so I had crustless spinach and broccoli quiche, courgette bread, no added sugar raw chocolate 'flan' (nut based base)

    Hope that helps
     
  10. debsmates65

    debsmates65 Type 2 · Newbie

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    New to this as just been diagnosed with type 2, thanks for the list as really unsure what can and cannot have, am going to try as must lose weight!! Will keep you posted : )
     
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  11. oldelse

    oldelse Prediabetes · Member

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    What do you have for breakfast if in a gurry
     
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    oldelse Prediabetes · Member

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    What do you have for breakfast if in a hurry
     
  13. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    A toasted Lidl High protein roll, buttered with scrambled eggs (or just the roll toasted and buttered is quick and easy to eat on the run) Easy to add cheese to also (with or without the egg). I also use Morrisons Egg Mayo which is low carb and yummy when spread on a roll.
     
  14. Badboydavey1

    Badboydavey1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou that's very helpful cause I started day 1 yesterday but I do have a question its about cereals/ porridge/ ready brek and which bread to get cause I like my toast for breakfast
     
  15. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No cereals, porridge, Ready Break or toast...what I here you ask:). Have an egg, some bacon, a healthy 97% sausage ..... an avacado etc


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  16. oldelse

    oldelse Prediabetes · Member

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    Wow I have seen pickled eggs in fish and chip shop but never tried. Might try one in beetroot jar to start. Will finish beetroot first!!!!

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  17. Zoobi

    Zoobi Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thanks for sharing useful information
     
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  18. Apulahra

    Apulahra Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I'm newly diagnosed T2 and have been reading around the forum but not posted till now. I've tried to follow a LCHF diet but am failing miserably. I take Metformin 100mg x2 daily and have bought an SD Codefree meter which has helped enormously with getting to know how much I can eat of certain foods so as to keep my BG in range. I do need to lose around 3 stone in weight but that's not budging. The list of foods you have provided is a godsend!

    I'm not sure how much stress plays a role in weight loss and diabetes but my son passed away unexpectedly 2 weeks ago so I am grief-stricken. Having this list of foods takes an enormous pressure off trying to think of what to eat each day when my head is not functioning. I can't remember anything and everything just seems confusing. Thank you so much for taking the time to think of others.
     
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  19. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Sorry to hear about your son.

    Grief and stress play a huge part in our eating, blood glucose and mood (which affect everything!)

    Please be gentle with yourself. T2 is a marathon, not a race, so take the time you need, and take it steady.
     
  20. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It must be heart breaking for you :( Stress can and does affect things and you are under unbelievable stress right now. Give yourself time to heal and know that it will all get easier with time. I am so glad the list helped...it seems so insignificant against your loss but if it helps even a tiny bit then I am happy. I hope you are okay ...there are a lot of people here that will feel for you right now and we are all here to help any way that we can. When it all gets too tough , just holler. God bless you xxx
     
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