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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Engineer88, May 3, 2018.

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  1. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon, I was just chuckling to myself about how I polar shop Aldi most basic things (veg/cheese/some sliced meat) and Waitrose for other things (mostly meats).

    What are your favourite things and where are they from?
     
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    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Fresh eggs, particularly duck and goose eggs from farm shops. Made on the premises sausages by small, local butchers. Supermarkets are where we buy loo rolls, washing up liquid, tea bags, oh and red wine.
    Sally
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese.
    There is a whole world of different cheeses and I enjoy trying new ones.
     
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  5. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get away with 1 serving of cream and cheese a day without suffering :dead:

    Gluten free too! :pompous: << this is me shopping
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow you have restraint. Not everyday but some days I have way more then one serving.
    What’s a serving anyway?;)
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Freema Thank for the link to the chocolate buttons, been looking for some for ages.
     
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    eabhamurphy · Well-Known Member

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    I like protein bread from Asda (for when I don't get a chance to bake rolls or bread) 8g/100g which is two slices.
    Dark chocolate nut bars from Aldi. 6g/bar maybe
    Cheese from everywhere and anywhere! Yum.
    Lamb chops and halloumi have to be two of my favourite things. The best halloumi I've had has been from Waitrose.
    Explore cuisine bean spaghetti (13g/100g) varieties from Tesco or Sainsbury's. Great so we can all have spaghetti Bolognese as my toddler loves it. (Everyone else gets normal spaghetti)
    Almond flour and all my baking products from Amazon (next day delivery) or buywholefoodsonline.co.uk (often better prices)
    Bought tons of Oppo ice-cream when on offer but have since realised, low carb or not, I don't like ice-cream that much!
    Sainsbury's do a frozen beef quaterpounder burger (no onion) that is really low in carbs 0.9g/burger. As easy as burgers are to make, I always keep some of these in.
    Kvarg flavoured yoghurt pots (5g/tub) I get from Asda. I like those.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    I never met a cheese I didn't like, except for the ones they do at Christmas, those that they mess about with and put 'orrible stuff like capers or olives with it. Yuck!
     
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    I agree. I used to not enjoy blue but I find the longer I am LCHF the more I enjoy them n
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is the Asda protein bread please I couldn't find anything except burgen soya and linseed and this is not as good as the Lidl protein rolls Boo Hoo !!!
    Carol
     
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    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I agree - salted caramel cheese was my yuckiest sighting. What on earth?! Other than that, any cheese will do, except perhaps Stinking Bishop in regard to transportation.... I buy my cheese from farm shops and local butchers who sell a marvellous range of British cheeses.
     
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    I buy most food from Sainsbury with the following exceptions. Walnuts, ground almonds best quality and price at Lidl. Large Burford Brown eggs from Waitrose (expensive but very important food for me now) anf fresh fish from the travelling fishmonger from Portsmouth.
     
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    angelahancock25april Type 2 · Newbie

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    Any ideas on what I can eat regarding low carb food. Was diagnosed about ten years ago with type 2 and have managed very well without meds to maintain readings of between 4.4 and 4.8 (old money). Last week results were up to 63, wish they would stop changing readings. told by diabetes nurse to cut out/ really reduce carbs. No bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, pastries, biscuits etc. Don't eat many of latter and although I love pasta and rice, only have about once a month. Don't have potatoes every day. Quite upset because I had been doing so well all these years, have lost 3lbs in last week. Have seen that foods to eat tend to include eggs, dairy etc, which I can't eat as they give me migraines Help! was also told that type 2 diabetics don't have to test, but how can I know what levels are if I don't test
     
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    I tend to eat meat , fish and some green veg (quite a lot of meat especially bacon). I also have eggs and dairy but they don;t have any impact on me. When you say "dairy" are you lactose intolerant or does all dairy have a bad effect?
     
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    Hotpepper, an official serving of cheese is 30g which equates to a very small matchbox size!!!! Really, WHO can stick to that?????
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aldi: Most things. Eggs, bacon, sausages, steak, belly pork, chicken, their version of peperami, salmon fillets, olive oil, pesto sauce, cheese (huge variety of both cheap and posh/specialist these days compared to a year or so ago), soft cheese, butter, milk, double cream, and all veg. Higher-carb stuff for use in small amounts - humus (various flavours), prawn cocktail, falafels. Nuts - unsalted and salted pistachios, unsalted almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts etc. They also do ground almonds to use as flour. Also two 'treats' from there: their honey roast peanuts are the lowest carb I've ever seen and very cheap, plus their expensive dark chocolate, peanut & sea-salt snack bars (in packs of 4) are the lowest carb things of that nature I've ever seen without paying crazy money.

    Waitrose: LivLife low-carb bread.

    Sainsbury's: HiLo low-carb bread, Oppo ice-cream, coconut flour and itsu Seaweed Thins, though not sure about those.

    Tesco: The things that aren't pork scratchings but much lighter and easier to eat and are basically the same stuff. Their packets of 'Graze' nuts when they are half price. Also their version of Nescafe 'Azera' coffee, but Aldi's knock-off is also pretty good.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think they must be confusing "serving" with "mouthful".
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to mention Aldi's other 'treat' - their 85% cocoa chocolate. It's the lowest-carb of the easily-available chocolates I've been able to find. I know e.g. Hotel Chocolat go lower, but that's not easy to get hold of.
     
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    I found it on a thread here. Schneider brot protein bread £1.30 for 250g and only five slices.
    In Asda it is next to the polish breads. Not sure all asdas have it.
    Not like the Lidl rolls. like German rye bread to me. I like it grilled with cheese. Doesn't spike my bloods either.
     
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