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Does this seem like a balanced diet

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mollyc1995, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    beliw is everything I’ve eaten today, I do check my meals before and after, (2-3 hrs) I have had no huge spikes in bg susally goes up 1.5-2 mmol.
    I do workout in the Morning and went for a 30 min walk this afternoon....does what I ate today seem okay? I know everyone is different and may completely avoid sugar but I believe moderation is key.


    Meal one: mackerel fillet, tomatoes, mushrooms and scarMbled egg

    Snack: cheddar and pickled onions

    Meal2: quinoa and egg salad

    Meal 3: salmon, broccoli and carrots 1/2 cup of brown rice

    After dinner: aero bubble bar ( standard size)36g


    I added everything in the my fitness pal app and say I had 79g carbs, 84g fat 79g protein
     
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  2. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's still lowish carb honestly and well under the usual recommendation and if you are losing weight then it's good. 2 mmol is a little much in some regards but if it's not spiking over 7ish then it's not too bad. Only you really can take control of your condition but make sure to change things if it doesn't stay within your limits.
     
  3. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, no it doesn’t go over 7mmol... it’s usually between 6.5-6.9 1-2 hrs after meal....I always thought aslong as it’s no higher than 2 mmol after meals it’s a good sign your body is adjusting to it? And when I’ve looked at charts on a diabetic vs non diabetic, a non didactic levels 2hrs after a meal is no higher than 2 mmol from their pre meal reading, so I alway thought that’s good
     
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  4. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on your targets there and it would be worth testing an hour after than 2 hours after to make sure it doesn't give you an even bigger spike at that point. Anything above 2 mmol is usually too much.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    It’s not too far removed from my own diet. :D

    On the question of balance it depends what one wants to balance it in favour of but as a moderate to low carber it doesn’t look too bad. I wonder what the big guns might have to say?
     
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  6. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From my previous diet I feel it’s a lot more balanced, I know veggies and fruits are key with healthy carbs, proteins and fats, and of course I feel there’s nothing wrong with a little chocolate now and then or gaining something uoubdo t usually have is okay in moderation
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Do you check all you eat against meter readings? Wait. I see you do. Sorry.
     
  8. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I check as often as I can, sometimes it’s hard to when I’m at work and stuff, but usually around 6.9 or less
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by balanced?
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If its working for you, and your blood sugar levels are OK with it, it looks fine to me.

    I personally would not have the chocolate, as for me it sets up carb cravings and I would feel like I want to eat more carbs. It may not affect you that way.
     
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    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As in does it seem like a healthy diet
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi @Mollyc1995 - As a matter of interest, what does the Aero bar do to your blood glucose score?
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Seems find to me although did you test after the Aero bar? I find that if I have chocolate I am better off having the 70% or more.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If what you are doing is working for you then that is good. We are all different in what works for us personally so when we find the way that does we stick with it
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have eaten the aero bar - it was almost half of your carbs for the day, everything else doesn't look too bad and your numbers seem ok - I think if you'd tested at 30 minutes and 1 hour after your aero bar you would have been shocked at how high your numbers were

    There are loads of much better ways to get your chocolate hit - try a couple of squares of high percentage chocolate- if you need to wean yourself off the sweetness of milk chocolate start at 2 squares of 70% - then built up to the higher ones. Make a mousse with some whipped cream, a square or two of high% chocolate and sweetener if you need it. There are recipes for low carb chocolate cakes all over the internet :)

    I agree you have to find you're own way that works for you long term and doesn't make you miserable but eating chocolate bars full of sugar isn't really the way to go
     
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  16. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t chocolate like that everyday, I usually have smaller bars compared to the standard size, but I just fancied one whilst I was out. Surely a one off doesn’t hurt?
     
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    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t do ultra low carb as from checking my metre my body seems to handle carbs okay like brown rice, Quinoa, wholegrain bread - aslong as I have a reasonable portion
     
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    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately no as I was out and didn’t have my meter with me, but I have had similar things before with the sameish amount of carbs, sugar and fat and my meter has never gone over 2 mmol from my pre eating reading, and I usually have it after my dinner and all seems okay.

    I’m really trying with the diet and I am losing weight, I’m just trying to see what foods I can have on occasion like once a week or month but not making my numbers go sky high, I follow slimming world which limits those amount of treat s you can have anyway and hoping the plan will work okay with my blood sugar which so far it is.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    As with everything in life it depends on what you want to achieve.
    If you want to maintain a very low HbA1c for as long as possible with only diet then I'd miss out the tomatoes, the morning snack, the quinoa, the carrots, definitely the rice and the aero bar.
    Replace those with say more of the low carb stuff like eggs or mackerel, a coffee with cream to replace the snack, tuna salad with eggs or an omelette, and then maybe spinach broccoli or cauliflower with the evening salmon.
    You may not get much of a spike from those things at all.
    Add in a few squares of some very dark low carb chocolate like Lindt Excellence 90% , or the Cavalier stevia sweetened 85% choc for a treat and you'll be good to go.
    But as others have said that's me.. I don't like spikes of any kind and try to stay under 6 at all times.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    One of the tags you have entered in your OP is "type 2 diabetic reversal". I'm afraid that rice and milk chocolate will not be helpful if this is a goal that you have set for yourself. Having a 'one off' treat is ok until that one off becomes weekly then daily and it just prolongs the carb craving for some people.
     
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