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How do we have a low carb Christmas?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by copey399, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. KittyKatty

    KittyKatty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's one thing I'm glad not to have to suffer anymore: eating so much chocolate and other junk that I feel sick and queasy. Crazily I did that for years and not just at Christmas. :oops:
     
  2. pensionistamike

    pensionistamike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I booked for Christmas Day lunch at the same Hotel as last year.... ..Last week I had to go
    into Hospital for a "Contrast Cat Scan"...in for 3 days ,...mainly for Kidneys check and other
    regions as I have Bladder Cancer (10 years now) and have been Diabetic Type 2 for 40 yrs.
    I had to see the Diabetic Nurse at the local Medical Centre the day after being discharged
    so just out of interest I took a copy of the Hotel Christmas Menu and asked her for her opinion.
    The surprising answer was "Enjoy it"....one day of Traditional "Turkey and ALL the trimmings
    wont disrupt too much .....make it Red wine......and a coffee and a brandy (One).to finish it off.
    Looking forward to it even more now.......Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to everyone.
     
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  3. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    That's all very well of her to give you the go ahead but it's not her that has to suffer the carb overload hangover. I have no faith in DNs - mine was interested and impressed by my LCMF results yet only two days ago she told someone I work with who I tested on my monitor at 25.6 to eat carbs with every meal because carbs should form the basis of everyone's diet. Oh, and that she shouldn't have let me test her as it has obviously made her worried.
     
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  4. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's the thing isn't it? It's one day a year to non-diabetics but to us diabetics it's bleedin hours of testing and stuff afterwards. Hello blood sugar roller coaster and the sugar hangover.
    I would rather stick with my low carb and feel good with my family for the day.
    One year my mil cooked. She was so pleased with her low carb approach. It was lovely. I had blood sugars of 17 within an hour of eating because 'honey is a natural sweetener so it's good for you' after I'd eaten it. I had to spend the rest of the day correcting, being grateful and wanting to throw up.
    I'll take low carb and good health.
     
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  5. pensionistamike

    pensionistamike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh Dear.....seems as if I've (Unintentionally) upset one or two members.
    Maybe I should have mentioned that the last 10 years out of the 40
    that I have been and still am Type 2 have been spent in Spain where I
    moved to in 1968.
    I trust my Diabetic Nurse implicitly .....I was allocated to her when I registered
    on the Spanish NHS and deal with no one else,,,,,,,the same thing happened
    when I was allocated my Lady Doctor and deal only with her as well.
    They work in conjunction with each other and between them they give
    the best treatment and advice I could hope for.
    Yes.....I do realise everyone is different and therefore have different reactions
    and their own opinions ....I can only speak as I find........Personally.
     
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  6. copey399

    copey399 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you have upset anyone @pensionistamike I think others have just stated what it would do to them really but I would think if you had the same menu last year and didn't suffer a carb hangover enough to put you off ever doing it again then you can go for it and enjoy it xx
     
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  7. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Woohoo mr pensionistamike - you haven't upset anyone! If I could I'd live on Ben and Jerrys ice cream. Haagen Dazs if I really had to.
     
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  8. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You weren't the only one! I have no self control if such things are in the house and once a box of chocolates was opened it would shortly disappear and not just the ones I liked either. Yes I even ate the coffee creams:eek:
     
  9. DeejayR

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

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    I've found some 99% cocoa chocolate at 8g carbs per 100g. I didn't know it existed. It's very rich and not sweet at all. I've got some 90% as backup (14g carbs). They will last me until Feb at least. Keeps me right away from ordinary chocolate.
     
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  10. jesse112

    jesse112 Type 1 · Member

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    I dread christmas every year being type 1 diabetic and insulin depedent. I see my uncle how is type 2 stuff his face with all the sugar and carbs he can then he wonders why he does not feel well stupid . Im boycotting it this year and spending it on my own with a tuna salad and a tall glass of what for it !!!!!! Water . Sorry for being a grumpypuss but just found out i have low bone density after breaking 3 of my toes my foot and my leg just by going for a walk didnt even fall over just put my foot down and its snapped ouch lol
     
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  11. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I liked your comment not because you were in pain but because you are looking after yourself. You aren't being a grumpy puss but you are setting yourself up to being well and able to enjoy company and not having a raging sugar hangover.
     
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    jesse112 Type 1 · Member

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    Thankyou mrs vimes i actually really enjoy my tuna salads so are you type 1 or 2 ?
     
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  13. LinsT

    LinsT Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My hubby has just said to me: 'At least I won't have to queue up in Thornton's this year!'
     
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  14. Brunneria

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    lol. Every cloud!
    You can send him into Lidl's and Aldis instead. They do some fab quality 70% choc at great prices.
    :D
     
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  15. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 1 living with a type 2. Lchf suits us both. He does as he's told. At first he was all 'I might as well live on fresh air' but when he started feeling better and realised what we could eat he got stuck in.

    Feeling good / normal beats a mince pie. If you can bolus for it and head the spike off good luck and eat one for me. But I'm good at maths and yet still make mistakes. Lchf means if I make a mistake it's a small safe mistake.
    Sugar free jelly and the thickest cream I can get. My partner is going to put vanilla pods in ! That will do me.
     
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    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The ******! Lol.
     
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  17. meJulie

    meJulie · Well-Known Member

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    Wow I am impressed with your results, well done, I hope to get good results in the new year, I am just reading blogs to get ideas and inspire me, yours has. I will revisit blogs after xmas I am going to have my last blow out christmas first:/
     
  18. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have had a lovely day doing some Christmas prep. Cranberry chia seed jam which will be used for making frangipane tarts and a roulade; lemon curd; and apple compote for the grand parents to go with baked egg custard which I will be having with blueberries. Blueberries considered too 'alternative' for grand parents! Tomorrow I will be making a chicken, gammon and leek pie (which I will be eating without the pastry), mashed cauliflower and shredded creamed cabbage to take down to grand parents (in their 90s). This way I get to eat what works for me and they don't have to do cooking:angelic:
     
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  19. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Can I come?
     
  20. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Room for one more?
     
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