Type 2s: What have you eaten today?

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Yesterday:

B: Two poached eggs smothered with butter and avocado seasoned with black pepper plus a wedge of Teifi (pronounced Tavey)
Water to swallow tablet.
Espresso.

L: Wild Alaskan salmon baked with calabrese, chestnut mushrooms, double cream and lemon verbena.
Steamed samphire and mangetout with a knob of butter.
Water to drink.
Skipped pud.

D Seafood salad using tiger prawns, brown shrimps, rocket, baby plum tomatoes, celery, Romano peppers, cucumber, Halkidiki olives and salad onions, dressed with an olive oil, balsamic and garlic vinaigrette, topped with toasted pistachio nuts.
Water to wash down tablets.
 
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Veggie soup
Trying to eat a little less to help with being so bloated.
 
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Trying to eat a little less to help with being so bloated.
You haven't mentioned bloating previously @cdpm, at least not on this thread.

There are many possible causes. Swallowing excessive air (we all swallow some) is a common cause, especially if you talk and eat quickly at the same time. Constipation is another. Are you drinking enough water during the day? The intestinal distress that you suffer could point to another medical condition besides diabetes, so I'd keep an open mind about the cause.
 

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Yesterday:

B: Two poached eggs topped with a knob of butter, avocado and tiger prawns all seasoned with a good grinding of black pepper.
Water to swallow tablets.
Espresso.

L: Baked Halloumi and sweet red peppers,
Hummus with Kalamata olives.
Salad using cucumber, salad burnet, rocket, salad onions, raspberries, strawberry halves and mint, dressed with olive oil, garlic, a touch of lemon juice and topped with toasted sesame seeds.
Water to drink.
Skipped pud.

D Seafood salad made with crab and brown shrimps, lettuce, baby plum toms, celery, Welsh onions and mustard cress, with a dollop of home-made aioli for dipping, topped with chervil and toasted pistachios.
Water to wash down tablets.
 
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You haven't mentioned bloating previously @cdpm, at least not on this thread.

There are many possible causes. Swallowing excessive air (we all swallow some) is a common cause, especially if you talk and eat quickly at the same time. Constipation is another. Are you drinking enough water during the day? The intestinal distress that you suffer could point to another medical condition besides diabetes, so I'd keep an open mind about the cause.
I've been getting bloated after eating for many years. But I can keep it less by not eating more than 2 cups of food at one time.
 
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You haven't mentioned bloating previously @cdpm, at least not on this thread.

There are many possible causes. Swallowing excessive air (we all swallow some) is a common cause, especially if you talk and eat quickly at the same time. Constipation is another. Are you drinking enough water during the day? The intestinal distress that you suffer could point to another medical condition besides diabetes, so I'd keep an open mind about the cause.
I don't know the cause but am totally weary on only being given a new med to issues I have as opposed to actually fixing them.
 
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I've been getting bloated after eating for many years. But I can keep it less by not eating more than 2 cups of food at one time.
I suffered likewise with my monthlies @cdpm, but thankfully it disappeared once I was through the menopause.
 
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I don't know the cause but am totally weary on only being given a new med to issues I have, as opposed to actually fixing them.
Yes, that must be trying @cdpm. Perhaps you would benefit from referral to a gastroenterologist for investigations.
 
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Vege soup
With some stuffing added
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I suppose the effects depend on the type of stuffing @cdpm. Recipes are many and various, some diabetic-friendly, others not so much. Do you have any ground flaxseeds in your pantry?
 
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Yesterday:

B: Two poached eggs topped with a knob of butter, avocado and three crevettes seasoned with a good grinding of black pepper.
Water to swallow tablet.
Espresso.

L: Walnut and mushroom roast made with onions, eggs and flax 'egg', (no breadcrumbs) garlic, vegetable stock and rosemary.
Vegetarian gravy using vegetable stock, rosemary and garlic.
Steamed purple sprouting broccoli smothered with butter.
Carrots cut on the diagonal, onions and apple peel sautéed in butter.
Water to drink.
Skipped pud.

D: Seafood salad made with mussels and brown shrimps, lettuce, Romano peppers, celery, baby plum tomatoes, Kalamata olives, oregano and salad onions, with a dollop of home-made aioli for dipping, topped with roasted macadamia nuts.
Water to wash down tablets.
 
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Yesterday:

B: Two poached eggs topped with a knob of butter and avocado, seasoned with black pepper plus a wedge of ewe's milk Beenleigh Blue.
Water to swallow tablet.
Double espresso.

L: Packed lunch made with leftover walnut and mushroom roast.
Celery sticks and baby plum tomatoes with lettuce cups for scooping and a dollop of home-made mayonnaise for dipping.
Prawns and brown shrimps.
Almonds and brazils.
Water to drink.

Mid-afternoon: black filter coffee

D: Smoked salmon and cream cheese salad made with rocket, celery, baby plum tomatoes, salad onions, nocellara olives and Romano peppers, dressed with olive oil, fennel and a touch of lemon juice, topped with pecan halves.
Water to wash down tablets.
 
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I suppose the effects depend on the type of stuffing @cdpm. Recipes are many and various, some diabetic-friendly, others not so much. Do you have any ground flaxseeds in your pantry?
Nope. I always thought that I couldn't have seeds with no teeth.
 
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Nope. I always thought that I couldn't have seeds with no teeth.
I wouldn't recommend whole flaxseeds @cdpm. They are usually sold ready ground. Once milled they are nutritious and diabetic-friendly. I use ground flaxseeds, otherwise known as linseeds, as a substitute for breadcrumbs in all manner of recipes.
 
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Yesterday:

B: Two poached eggs and scallops, asparagus spears smothered with butter, all seasoned with a good grinding of black pepper.
Water to swallow tablet.
Espresso.

L: Aperitif: dry white wine.
Tuna steaks rolled in finely chopped celery and oregano, baked with aubergines and red bell peppers, moistened with double cream and topped with extra mature Cheddar cheese.
Steamed French beans and mangetout with a knob of butter.
Water to drink.
Skipped pud.
Four squares, Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% cocoa chocolate.

D: Seafood salad made with king prawns and brown shrimps, avocado, baby plum tomatoes, salad onions and Kalamata olives with home-made aioli for dipping and topped with roasted macadamia nuts.
Water to wash down tablets
 

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I wouldn't recommend whole flaxseeds @cdpm. They are usually sold ready ground. Once milled they are nutritious and diabetic-friendly. I use ground flaxseeds, otherwise known as linseeds, as a substitute for breadcrumbs in all manner of recipes.
Can I add some to soup?
 

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Treat day!!!
2 chopped into very very tiny pieces--McDonald's mcdoubles
 
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