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Type 2 Newbie T2 overwhelmed by diet change

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Captain Crunch, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. ChristieM

    ChristieM Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I also eat the Booths low GI bread. It doesn’t advertise itself as low carb but it is compared to other breads. (About 39 g of carbs per 100g. It’s also very, very nice and satisfying. I buy the uncut version and slice it into about half a centimetre slices using a bread/meat slicer. That way I THINK I’m eating 2 slices but really it’s only one! It has no discernible effect on my blood sugar.
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I have been looking for good low carb bread that is a decent size and thickness for about 6 years. Other than the now discontinued Lidl rolls I haven't found a low enough carb one. Until a few weeks ago when I discovered the Booths low GI loaf. I haven't seen the uncut one, but am perfectly happy with the sliced version. I can't believe I have only just found it. We have used our local Booths since it opened many, many years ago.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't you like the Burgen Soya and Linseed bread? At 26.9g carbs per 100g it is less than the Booth's bread and contains the linseed so you wouldn't have to sprinkle it. I have never heard of Booth's supermarket, must be only in the North, so I can't compare the taste.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Yes, I love(d) Burgen but none of our local supermarkets continue to stock it. I still manage to get some when we are on our cottage holidays. I can't bulk buy because our freezer isn't big enough. Individual slices are about 11 or 12g carbs if I remember correctly, slightly higher than the Booths. The Booths loaf also has linseed but not as much. I always sprinkled flaxseed when I was on the Burgen bread.

    Yes, Booths is a northern supermarket. It is a family run business with Edwin Booth at the head and has been going since 1847 or thereabouts.
     
  5. Norfolkmell

    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I still have toast for breakfast some days with loads of butter and home made marmalade, I've been experimenting with oranges and chia seeds or oranges with gelatine, a small orange and two or three leaves of gelatine seems more like marmalade and lasts a good week in the refrigerator.
    Supermarket shelves getting you down - shop online, no more looking at stuff that helped you towards your t2, you just go and click on the LCHF stuff. I usually do an online shop every two or three weeks and then if I'm well enough I cook every other day or so and put half in the freezer. We use the slow cooker a lot plus the soup maker and after a month or so you've got enough variety in the freezer to not have the same meal twice in a week. Took ages to get organised enough especially to remember to take stuff out of the freezer to use the next day but we could easily go a week or more without having to cook from scratch. But you must remember to label stuff when you freeze it otherwise you can and we do frequently have some very strange meals!
     
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    So much good advice here. From my 6 month t2 experience: look after the sugars and up your exercise moderately and the cholesterol will naturally drop. I’ve now cut my metformin dose in half and am maintaining BG levels - a meter is absolutely essential. Read elsewhere on the forum for ways to try and (at least initially) get the NHS to find your testing strips. Costco has a couple of good cool books but don’t get hung up on making meals they take three hours to prepare (unless you have they spare time!) - there are loads of easy options .. I tend to eat slightly differently to how I used to .. smaller meals, not as heavy .. you’ll get through this and probably look great in clothes a couple of sizes smaller!
     
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