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One to avoid

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Chriztopher, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Chriztopher

    Chriztopher LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been trying to find quick easy breakfast ideas of late, and really have been missing porridge (oats do not agree with my blood sugars).

    Imagine my delight when I found Full Green set instant microwaveable ‘porridge’ that is only 15g of carbs with no added sugar, made from cauliflower rice etc https://uk.fullgreen.com/products/apple-cinnamon

    This was honestly the most DISGUSTING thing I think I have ever eaten. I nearly vomited after the second spoon.

    It is weirdly very acidic, and have a very very overpowering flavour of cauliflower (which I didn’t expect as I don’t find that their instant rice is as over powering)

    If anyone actually likes this stuff let me know, as I have 5 more pouches destined for the bin.

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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The date paste would have put me off.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try a tablespoon or 2 of milled linseed heated for a couple of minutes in almond milk, or coconut milk. Add cinnamon or nutmeg, and if you need it, a little sweetener
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try this recipe from Diet Doctor- I make batches up of the dry ingredients and I some shredded coconut, I make it up in the morning using the microwave and double cream rather than the coconut or almond milk. It’s easy and delish

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/judys-low-carb-porridge
     
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    aard · Well-Known Member

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    that just makes me want to cry, is this what i've got looking forward to eating
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it sounds to good to be true...
    I am always a bit suspicious of ersatz versions of low carb foods eg. 'pizza', non alcoholic beer and decaf coffee.
     
  7. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    As my steak with mushrooms and tomato and courgette and sweet peppers comes in at fewer carbs, I don't think I'll be trying that anytime soon
     
  8. Chriztopher

    Chriztopher LADA · Well-Known Member

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    For me it was about something that was quick and easy that I could eat for breakfast when I’m working as I stay in a hotel (currently they don’t do breakfast due to Covid) and the office which only have a microwave
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Its probably good as a wallpaper glue.
     
  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Maybe try microwave three beaten eggs, best done either at low power or in short blasts, add grated cheese, green salad from a pack of ready to eat.
     
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    FIGARO5 Type 2 · Active Member

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    No, don't panic. I eat gluten free porridge, more expensive but it suits my IBS as well as my Type 2 Diabetes. Everyone is different. Just find what suits you
     
  12. floml123

    floml123 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey Chriztopher

    Looks awful haha. I thought porridge didn't agree with my bloods either as caused me huge spikes after eating, but taking fast acting 15/20 mins before I eat it seems to help keep my levels steady. Now have porridge or overnight oats (oats/milk/greek yoghurt/blueberries mixed up and left overnight in the fridge) and no big issues with post breakfast blood sugars.
     
  13. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    The porridge still does. You cancel it out with insulin now. Depends if you’re happy using the insulin in order to have porridge. As a type 2 I have the choice not to absolutely require insulin as a type 1 does and avoiding porridge helps ensure I keep the choice. You don’t say which you are and it makes a very big difference to the problems and the solutions available
     
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    floml123 Type 1 · Member

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    Ah sorry - was speaking from a T1 perspective!
     
  15. Chriztopher

    Chriztopher LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I’m LADA / Type 1.5. So have insulin, but I want to try avoiding carbs rather than negate them with insulin (purely a personal choice). I’ve had oats a couple of times and they massively spiked me, I also find myself super ‘sensitive’ in the mornings, so things like berry’s can have little effect at lunch or dinner, but spike me a lot in the morning (really not sure if others get that or not).
     
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  16. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I found that I am best eatiing about 1/4 of my carbs in the morning and then the rest in the evening as that is when I can cope with them better. I need some carbs to stop ever increasing levels as my liver throws out glucose, just not much.
     
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