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Oh dear I got fat again.

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Sunstreaker, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Probably the veg, you have to be careful some are as carb heavy as potato, more so. Carrot and swede for example.

    Fish can be a bit light on fat to, good for the protein but without the fat, you may be getting a glucose thump from the veg without the fat to satisfy or slow the glucose hit which may not be all that high but if you have been a constant 4 ish all day then get up to 7 (still good) the body may see that as a big jump from the norm and react. That could have you reaching for the munchies.

    I love fish but it never really leaves me satisfied I normally have it with something.
     
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  2. wiflib

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

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    I’m the same with fish, love the stuff but have to have lots of fat with it.
     
  3. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Usually 150g.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I eat salty snacks while watching tv. more through boredom than hunger. You could try pitted black olives. I found they go well with red wine and are not fattening. I need to buy a couple of jars. They are quite cheap in the local Mediterranean store, £2 for two large jars.
     
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  5. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought all olives are high in calories but low in carbs that is why they are recommended here. I eat a lot of green ones not to keen on the black variety
     
  6. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the boredom bit, for me I chop up some chorizo or polish sausage, just dried pork. With a really strong cheddar, hmmm, maybe a handful of peanuts too.
    Only allowed on the weekend though. Took a pot of the above last time I went to the pictures.
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Yep that's why they aren't fattening...
     
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  8. wiflib

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

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    Bacon popcorn is another one to go to.

    Cut up bacon bits (I got three massive packs in Iceland for 89p each) and fry until desired consistency. I like mine almost biltong like.
     
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  9. jpscloud

    jpscloud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately our bodies do try to return to their previous levels of fat stored due to homeostasis (which is more complex than I can explain here, but Jason Fung explains it very well in his books).

    It's why, among other factors, most of us regain weight that had been lost, even sometimes after a period of years.

    I'm a dyed in the wool regainer, and as others have said here, mixing it up seems to be a good way to combat the homeostasis driven regaining. I use intermittent fasts with as good a low carb high fat diet as I can manage - it is working so far!
     
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  10. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My name is Snod and I am a nut addict! I used to be able to limit myself to one packet of Aldi salted mixed nuts per week. Now it can be one packet a day! Hence 2kg heavier than this time last year.
    I have just done a 45 mile walk on the Gower Peninsula in Wales and interestingly not a single nut passed my lips. It is definitely an 'eat nuts in front of TV' problem and I will just have to stop buying them.
     
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  11. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I often wonder if cod deep fried in batter in a chip shop might not spike badly because of the fat, ie. raise BG gradually. Have you ever tried it?
     
  12. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I can buy them, but opening them makes them vapourise.

    Unfortunately, I don't get on entirely well with nuts, so there is an element of self-limiting goes on.
     
  13. wiflib

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

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    No. There’s no way I’m eating white flour fried in seed oil!

    Besides, if I were going to do that it would never be dry and chewy cod, it would be a moist Huss.
     
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  14. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nuts are my vice too. I'm a fair bit heavier than this time last year and i know they're to blame.
     
  15. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, thought it wouldnt be a good idea. Disagree about the cod though!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I have one sometimes, with peas. No chips. I scrape all the batter off and spread some butter into the fish. I do eat bits and pieces of the crispy ends of the batter! My blood sugars are fine with it. I don't like the fact they are fried in vegetable oils though, but once in a while I can forgive myself.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks Bluetit, as always.
     
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  18. hazelzac

    hazelzac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with salted peanuts ???I eat nobby which has just 2.5 g carb per serve and I can't live without my peanuts please guide me why they are bad???
     
  19. wiflib

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

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    They’re bad because some of us can’t stick to one or two handfuls and eat a big pack all in one go :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    hazelzac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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