1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Bread ... why?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by bulkbiker, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    30,559
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Same with me. I've never had a sweet tooth, rarely eaten puddings, never been addicted to chocolate etc. So you probably have a good point. I'm a savoury girl! ;)

    Edited to add, whilst @bulkbiker fails to see why anyone would want bread, I fail to see why anyone would want Oppo ice cream or dark chocolate.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

    Messages:
    10,578
    Likes Received:
    6,973
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Me three. And the very first thing I noticed was that when the family make chips there's no longer a lingering smell as with vegi oil.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    Trophy Points:
    178
    My craving are for the direct refined sugars, not general carbs, when they happen.

    Due to other medical issues, I would be harmed by giving up all carbs. Some people DO need carbs in their diet. This idea that everyone does not need carbs is simplistic. It may be that there are not understood aspects of complex carbs which are,as yet, unknown and necessary for some people. Science is a continual process and the research is new and focused on only the diabetic aspect of the influence of carbs in most cases.

    There is no question that carbs affect blood sugar levels, but treating one problem may, for some, result in causing or exacerbating another, be it physically or psychologically.

    Perhaps we could differentiate between complex carbs and pure sugars initially?

    we are all different, and have different needs
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,661
    Likes Received:
    2,130
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I have/had a very sweet tooth, but I don't remember ever having cravings for sweets and chocolate. Bread was always the thing that hit something deep inside. For a long time it was difficult to have sourdough bread in the house and not eat it. I think the food that I miss most is home baked multigrain brown bread. Followed some way behind by chips. With chips it is more the idea; taste one and "huh, is that it?". I struggle to work out why I ever bothered wit pizza.
    So I think food addictions are very personal, probably with a genetic component in there somewhere.
     
  5. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Trophy Points:
    198
    The increasing evidence re the influence of gut biome on overall health and the role of fibre in determining the make up and diversity of the gut biome would also point to a need for less simplistic analyses of the place of carbs as does the research on resistant starchI also read somewhere (can’t remember where) that gut bacteria and the balance of the different species probably have strong influences on both obesity and individual food cravings
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,448
    Likes Received:
    27,584
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Bread from the 1980's :-
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,448
    Likes Received:
    27,584
    Trophy Points:
    298
    My sister used to eat sugar sandwiches when we came home from school( !970's) ! I liked a banana sandwich.......... or in a crusty roll....................:hungry:
     
  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,448
    Likes Received:
    27,584
    Trophy Points:
    298
    We could all Baguette to differ,
    Knead to use our Loaf
    Look at posts and say 'Dough' !

    It's Sunday afternoon and I just love this thread, let it Roll ..................... ;):p
     
    • Funny Funny x 6
    • Like Like x 1
  9. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    4,888
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Slightly off the sandwich theme. We used to eat cucumber dipped in sugar back in the 1970's.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,448
    Likes Received:
    27,584
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Cucumber dipped in sugar :eek::yuck::yuck: crumbs, that sounds like a bit of a Bloomer @therower
     
  11. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    870
    Trophy Points:
    153
    What's with all the chirpy posts recently?

    I'm in all afternoon and would like a heated debate. I'll probably need to stop at about 9pm.

    Is anyone up for this?

    Maybe starting off calm until 5pm, then with increased use of capital letters until about 6pm.

    Between 6-7pm we could start emphasising the parts of each other's posts that most annoy us using bold.

    After 7pm we could really ramp things up and go into chaos mode by very selectively quoting each other out of context and interpreting everything anyone writes in the way that annoys us the most and raging against them.

    From 8 - 8:50pm we could start using hostile language and introducing personal insults.

    We could reach Peak Insult at 8:50pm, then use the remaining 10 minutes till 9pm to have a cup of tea and reflect on what happened while the moderators clean up?

    I've got a lot of house work that needs doing and this could get me out of it.
     
    • Funny Funny x 11
    • Like Like x 1
  12. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    870
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Pfffff. Washing up it is, then :(
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    30,559
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Sounds like a normal evening. ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
  14. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    Trophy Points:
    178
    so, a normal thread then LOLOLOLOL

    darnit - @Bluetit1802 got there first - shall I huff or flounce : )))))
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  15. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    7,627
    Trophy Points:
    198
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

    Messages:
    10,578
    Likes Received:
    6,973
    Trophy Points:
    278
    I'm glad I left FB years ago. And I'm glad I found this place, at least here there is debate!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Many of the FB comments are from type 1's, so why wouldnt they eat bread? what is wrong with type 1's having carbs? genuine questions here. I thought they just use more insulin to cover what they eat?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

    Messages:
    17,777
    Likes Received:
    11,955
    Trophy Points:
    298
    • Like Like x 1
  19. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    7,627
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I’m type one and eat low carb because I’ve found that after insulin it’s the best treatment for me. I have not had much success with split doses and timings to avoid spikes, so find it easier and it makes me less prone to highs and hypos. It’s just simpler for me, but most T1s eat a “normal” diet and manage just fine. I just can’t be bothered with it all! I run a very smooth and even line on my Libre, and that’s how I like it. Not had a night hypo in three months, and haven’t been lower than 3.4 or higher than 9.6 in that time. It’s all horses for courses :)
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    Trophy Points:
    178
    thank you.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook