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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Deborah 85, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wait till you read what I just had for dinner.
    I demolished a Salmon fish head soup...The Fat/Protein combo is to die for :p.
    Thank God I have never believed LCHF equals boring, there is fantastic food to be had on this WOE.
    In that one soup, I had a full compliment of collagen, Omega 3 fats, top quality protein, calcium, plus oodles of flavour that anybody could ever hope for in any meal.
    My soup was seasoned with salt, black pepper, ginger, habanero, calabash nutmeg, onion and garlic,
    and some greens - Ooooo what a very very tasty, very very filling soup.:D
    The collagen made it thick and the spices made so very tasty, I am looking forward to this being a staple. Yum
    I am a very curious and adventurous foodie and I cook cuisine from all corners of the globe:woot:.
     
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  2. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The bread was a disaster lol!
    It’s was baked on the outside and still doughy in the middle
     
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  3. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear about the doughy break. Maybe you can just have the crust with some butter (and maybe cheese), so you don't have to throw all of it out.

    Even though I've been making my own bread for years now, I still at times screw it up. Many times I ended up with bread that doesn't rise and is as hard as stone. One time I even ended up with hollow bread, looked like an empty mushroom. Was actually quite funny. Ended putting tuna salad into the bread (kind of like pita bread), which worked out quite nicely.

    Don't worry -- you will be getting better -- and soon be an old hand at this.

    What did you end up eating tonight instead of pancakes and bread?

    If you feel it would help to see what many of us are eating on a low-carb diet, you might want to have a look at this thread: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-have-you-eaten-today.75781/page-1044#post-1939012
     
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    MagzyB · Newbie

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    Don’t be worried, I was diagnosed in June with dangerously high levels of 12.6%. I was given Metformin. I researched lots on the internet and immediately went sugar free and low carb. At my 3 month check I had lost half a stone and my levels were down to 7.6%! I’ve weighed myself today and have lost another 10/11 pounds, my nurse is going to be pleased in January!!! Please don’t be daunted it really is easier than you may think, just check the labels/ingredients on your food. I also walk my dog for an hour twice a day which helps. Good luck!!!
     
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  5. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I maybe put too much water in it? I did measure it but I have no clue what I’m doing so I think that might be what’s done it.
    Do you have any tips for making the keto bread?
    The outer part was ok so I was thinking of keeping that until tomorrow and just melting some cheese in it under the grill for an evening snack.
    I ended up making paprika and garlic chicken thighs with roasted peppers and roasted cauliflower.
    Thank you for the link, I will check that out.
     
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  6. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The docs wanted to put me on metaformin but for other heath reasons I couldn’t go on it.
    I have been finding it quite difficult to know what to eat or what to cook, I had a disaster with the bread and the pancakes.
    Well done on the progress you have made! That’s amazin!
     
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  7. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you married?
     
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  8. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your supper sounds absolutely yummy, @Deborah 85. Maybe the bread needed more time in the oven? If it's the dietdoctor keto bread recipe, it's done when you knock on the bread and it sounds a bit hollow. Hope this helps.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I really shouldn't, but that had me spluttering my cuppa all over the shop...Hahahaha

    Fair play to you for taking it so [email protected]
    .<applause>

    many thanks for sharing.
     
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  10. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it was really good,
    I’m not sure if more time in the oven would have made that much of a difference, they were only supposed to take 60 mins and they were in there for at least 90 haha :)
     
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  11. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :hilarious:Yes
    Are you wondering what reactions my culinary forays elicit?
    We are unabashed foodies, and also co-travellers on this oft delicious food odyssey, conjoined equal opportunity offenders might I add, we both find it quite exciting, habiting this realm of 'try anything once' mindset. (In the last 4 yrs I have had to add the proviso - If the BGL is agreeable as per Post Prandial BG levels:D)
     
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  12. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can we have honey?
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a meter?
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would say no. There is a no sugar sweetener available on Amazon, Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup. I haven't tried it, read the reviews. Very expensive.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Deborah 85,

    How are you today?

    Honey has a very similar affect on our blood glucose as regular sugar. So if it's just a very small amount, we might be able to get away with it. However, with honey, who will only have a tiny amount, not me anyway;). So might be better to skip it altogether.

    About a year ago, I bought a low-carb version from Nature's Hollow. It was made with xylitol (a sugar alcohol, that doesn't raise blood sugars much). It's not quite the same -- but it'll do in a pinch.
     
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  16. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I got it, finally but I’m still not 100% sure what I’m doing with it yet.
     
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    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank u! Aww ok cause I bought some Greek yoghurt that had honey in it but will just give it a miss
     
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  18. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey!
    Yeah I’m good thanks and how are you?
    I have been attempting the bread again, success this time, I didn’t use as much water and it seemed to have done the trick, fingers crossed it doesn’t fall flat during the night lol
    Aww that fine, thanks for letting me know, I will defo be avoiding it. Are we allowed beetroot?
    Sorry for all the questions, just still a bit unsure. But I have been using a ton of bacon lol
     
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  19. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Honey has a high fructose content. Fructose is not good for diabetics. It may or may not raise your blood glucose concentration out of range, but it certainly won’t do anything good for your liver or your insulin resistance.

    Personally I would avoid, but everyone is free to make different choices.
     
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    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Deborah,
    Panic ye not, you are in safe hands now, for just by joining up here, you have opened a wealth of knowledge and help, I too am recently diagnosed, and like you I wondered what I was going to eat, how to cope, although I am an old and cranky guy, with a lot of attitude that says- hey ho, here we we go, something else to deal with, it is still life changing, and the media have not helped with their over the top reporting.
    It is daunting for you but not uncontrollable, and yes it is for life and no you are not too blame, our bodies do sneak up and bite us when we least expect it, listen to what the more experienced say on here, you can control this thing and live a good long everyday useful and productive life, the trick is to accept that it is what it is, and find out what to do to keep the the darn thing in its kennel so to speak, read and learn, take your time, think through your actions, and learn and be happy once more.
     
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