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Type 2 hi, struggling what to eat at evening meal, non-carbs

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by saw123, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Nicksu

    Nicksu Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Soya is unfortunately known for this side effect - many people lack the necessary enzyme to digest it (myself being one of them).
     
  2. caroline_92

    caroline_92 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I eat pretty normal food in the evening, as I also have my family to feed. So meat, fish, cheese etc for my protein with salad or veg of various types. I just ditch the ‘big’ carbs - potatoes, rice and other grains, bread etc and never eat sugar.
    Actually I eat like this at ALL meals!! And no snacks as you really don’t need them...
     
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  3. JeanCL

    JeanCL · Active Member

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    I'd advise against copious use of soya milk and other soy products as they can stimulate a female hormone response, and not in a good way if too much, and even block absorption of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium and zinc, leaving a person anxious and low in resilience and immunity. I use goatsmilk and am trying plant alternatives other than soy, mostly. Ratatouille makes a good sauce for me, and only 5% carbs in a can. Butter can add interest too - I use goats butter if so. Good luck.
     
  4. jillsymes66

    jillsymes66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had two chilli stuffed peppers which came to around 11g carbs. Yum.
     
  5. LPH39

    LPH39 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi there

    I adapt recipes off the 8 week blood sugar diet website. I don't stick to the ridiculous 800 cals a day - but I adapt the recipes to feed my entire family and give the kids a bit of brown rice/pasta or sweet potato with it.

    Last week we had

    https://thebloodsugardiet.com/recipes/lemony-garlicky-chicken-and-courgetti-with-green-beans/ - delicious and filling

    https://thebloodsugardiet.com/recipes/zucchini-noodle-pesto-salad/ - had some chicken with it too

    https://thebloodsugardiet.com/recipes/amazing-roast-broccoli-chicken-caesar-ish-salad/ - this was amazing but roasting brocolli stunk my house out

    https://thebloodsugardiet.com/recipes/cauliflower-pizza/

    https://thebloodsugardiet.com/recipes/moussaka-2/ - my favourite dish, but I make the sauce runny by adding oil and less egg otherwise its bulky.

    And a sunday roast with just 1 roast potato and no yorkshires

    I also go on the http://twochubbycubs.com/ cheeky free slimming world recipes website and make some amazing curries, steak and feta wraps, home made burgers in lettuce, chilli with cauli rice - theres load of low carb recipes in the if you sift through them.

    Quick meals when we are busy are bacon and eggs!
     
  6. Nondipoo

    Nondipoo Prediabetes · Member

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    I find cooked carrots are bad, so eat a small amount of raw carrots occasionally.
     
  7. Nondipoo

    Nondipoo Prediabetes · Member

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    I have a sweet potato instead of a white one. Seems silly as it is sweet, but has more roughage & doest increase blood glucose as much.
     
  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Tonight we had Pork steak with cauliflower and cheese mash. very few carbs in that but was quite tasty.
     
  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Tonight we had sirloin steak with garlicy mushrooms cooked in butter.
     
  10. singsteve

    singsteve · Active Member

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    makes sense...have a look at "the mango-man". He is D1 and eats 600 grams per day of the same (mainly raw though)
     
  11. deb1960

    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely going to try the chicken caeser. Are you in the UK? If so where do you buy you coconut/ almond flour? I've only found a small bag for £4 in tesco
     
  12. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I use ground almonds instead of almond flour- considerably cheaper and makes no difference to the outcome. 3 x 150g bags for £3 in Asda.
     
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  13. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    @saw123

    Hello Saw123 and welcome to the Forum :) Here is the Basic Information we give to new members which should help you. Ask more questions when you need to and someone will be able to help.


    BASIC INFORMATION FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED DIABETICS

    Diabetes is the general term to describe people who have blood that is sweeter than normal. A number of different types of diabetes exist.

    A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us. It’s far from the end of the world though and on this forum you'll find well over 235,000 people who are demonstrating this.

    On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes.

    The role of carbohydrate

    Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar (glucose) within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat.

    If the amount of carbohydrate we take in is more than our body’s own (or injected) insulin can cope with, then our blood sugar will rise.

    The bad news

    Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, commonly referred to as diabetic complications.

    The good news

    People on the forum here have shown that there is plenty of opportunity to keep blood sugar levels from going too high. It’s a daily task but it’s within our reach and it’s well worth the effort.

    Controlling your carbs

    The info below is primarily aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, however, it may also be of benefit for other types of diabetes as well.

    There are two approaches to controlling your carbs:
    • Reduce your carbohydrate intake
    • Choose ‘better’ carbohydrates
    Reduce your carbohydrates

    A large number of people on this forum have chosen to reduce the amount of carbohydrates they eat as they have found this to be an effective way of improving (lowering) their blood sugar levels.

    The carbohydrates which tend to have the most pronounced effect on blood sugar levels tend to be starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and similar root vegetables, flour based products (pastry, cakes, biscuits, battered food etc) and certain fruits.

    Choosing better carbohydrates

    The low glycaemic index diet is often favoured by healthcare professionals but some people with diabetes find that low GI does not help their blood sugar enough and may wish to cut out these foods altogether.

    Read more on carbohydrates and diabetes.

    Over 145,000 people have taken part in the Low Carb Program - a 10 week structured education course that is helping people lose weight and reduce medication dependency by explaining the science behind carbs, insulin and GI.

    Eating what works for you

    Different people respond differently to different types of food. What works for one person may not work so well for another. The best way to see which foods are working for you is to test your blood sugar with a glucose meter.

    To be able to see what effect a particular type of food or meal has on your blood sugar is to do a test before the meal and then test after the meal. A test 2 hours after the meal gives a good idea of how your body has reacted to the meal.

    The blood sugar ranges recommended by NICE are as follows:

    Blood glucose ranges for type 2 diabetes
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 8.5 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (adults)
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 9 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (children)
    • Before meals: 4 to 8 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 10 mmol/l
    However, those that are able to, may wish to keep blood sugar levels below the NICE after meal targets.

    Access to blood glucose test strips

    The NICE guidelines suggest that people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be offered:
    • structured education to every person and/or their carer at and around the time of diagnosis, with annual reinforcement and review
    • self-monitoring of plasma glucose to a person newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes only as an integral part of his or her self-management education

    Therefore both structured education and self-monitoring of blood glucose should be offered to people with type 2 diabetes. Read more on getting access to blood glucose testing supplies.

    You may also be interested to read questions to ask at a diabetic clinic.

    Note: This post has been edited from Sue/Ken's post to include up to date information.
    Take part in Diabetes.co.uk digital education programs and improve your understanding. Most of these are free.

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  14. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Fry minced beef in the frying pan, with a small portion of chopped onion, chopped courgettes, chopped celery..little tomato puree, garlic puree, some chilli flakes, add a tiny amount of boiled water just enough to cover the mince, add a stock cube.. cover with lid, cook for 20 mins, then take lid off and carry on cooking until water evaporates.. Into a separate bowl, crack two eggs to make an omelette and pour it over the mince, let it cook for 5 mins on low heat, then put under the grill to finish cooking.. small tray of mince is enough if just for one person
     
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  15. jcbman

    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds absolutely brilliant, I'd reckon leaving out the celery, but cheese on top of the eggs lol.
     
  16. Snichy

    Snichy Type 2 · Member

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    My main meal in the evening usually consists of fresh Chicken, Turkey or Pork - so much you can do to spice it up with Cajun spice, Piri Piri etc (not too much though as I haven't checked but Im sure theres carbs in those spices). Add a little Coleslaw and a few garlic mushrooms, maybe some melted cheese to bulk it out if Im hungry and theres loads to eat.

    Since Im trying to stay away from processed meats not least because of the nitrates/nitrites contained within, but sausages are fine as is mince, but I need to stay away from the bacon, chorizo, ham, salami etc which is a shame.

    Also I find a 3 egg omlette with cheese, mushroom and onion, maybe a few cubes of chorizo really fills me up.
     
  17. jcbman

    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for a yorkie,
    Lidl cheapies, about 6g of carbs each, and tastier than a tatty for Sunday lunch.
    Bag in the freezer lol, and you got me thinking.
    (home tonight)

    (Mind you I stuck to the 'ridiculous' 800 calories, so to be fair, I have a few of both now lol.)
     
    #37 jcbman, Feb 23, 2018 at 6:16 PM
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  18. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love cauliflower rice it’s filling. Goes so well with meat, fish dishes. Easy to make just blend raw cover put in microwave for 3 mins plus depending on amount.
     
  19. jcbman

    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried that tonight, it's worth a shot, but it was all a bit too mushy when it was cooked.
    Needs a bit more crunch of the topping for me.
    Good though even so.
     
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  20. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Oh did you let the liquid evaporate? You can also once you have served up sprinkle grated cheese on top shove under the grill for a crunch as the cheese goes crispy.
     
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