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Noodles!

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by 6cats, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. 6cats

    6cats Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having averaged BG levels of 6.5 for a while, last night In had fresh egg noodles in a stir fry and added a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce! This morning I have a reading of 13.0!?!? I have a very estrange thick head, eyesight a bit odd and feel a bit sick! Are these symptoms symptomatic of a very high BG Reading! I am assuming noodles and chilli sauce are a no no. Is there anything I can do to reduce this BG level.

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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Never felt sick but the other symptoms are associated with high bg levels, safe to say that the noodles and chilli sauce are a No No for you.
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Typically egg noodles are around 25g per 100g cooked. Whole wheat noodles are slightly less at 19g / 100g
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    From my own experience it depends hugely on the type of noodles you're using and what they're made from.

    Our Blue Dragon 'Sweet' chilli sauce is around 55% sugar - so if you had a tablespoon of it by yourself................!
     
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    What was in the sauce?
    I would get a reaction like that if it was full of colour, flavour, sweeteners, MSG, or anything along those lines...
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    My experience of premixed ready to wok stir fry sauces has been diabolical, for the same reasons as Brunneria states here. for me MSG is a killer since it is basically liquid starch. i am allergic to stock pots, but ok with Stock cubes.
     
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    Phub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Say no to noodles. There must be starch in them if they make you feel like that.
    I pigged out on a box of Maynards Wine gums last week. My blood sugar went up, but other than that, no ill-effects whatsoever. After a snooze, (which is to be expected after a sugar load) my blood sugar came down to near normal about 1 1/2 hours later. The only other problem was the irresistible urge to buy another box the next day. So I ask myself, am I really Type 2?
     
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    6cats Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all! I did not really check the sauce properly! I am usually good, lulled into a sense of security, bit of a wake up call. No noodles, something else of my list! Is there any alternative!


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    Phub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe you can buy cheesey noodles cum spaghetti.
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    I have seen others on LC diets investing in a spiraliser, anf this can turn courgettes and other veg into spaghetti / noodle type pasta alternatives. There is also LC noodles that can be bought, but this is an expensive alternative, and apparently the taste / smell leaves one less enthusiatic. Check the Low Carb Forum thread.
     
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    Mandy Hexter Type 2 · Active Member

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    A julienne peeler will give you fine veg noodles and it's cheap.


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    Konjak noodles (konyaku) are widely available in North America. Do you have them in the UK? They're virtually carb-free, and very nice if rinsed before cooking and especially if mixed with boiled or steamed spiralized zucchini (aka courgetti) and briefly stir-fried with tofu or chicken and veg or served with a low-carb tomato sauce and cheese.
     
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  13. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From all my experience noodles are banned from my diet, very bad spikes and takes ages coming down. Not worth it in my opinion. Also no pasta for me either. :)
     
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