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What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by SamJB, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. Weird Science

    Weird Science Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've tried finding this but I'm on my phone, will try again tomorrow at work, can anyone post a link to it please ? :)
     
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  2. Simon84

    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    probbly the baked potato and grapes that spiked your sugars not the almond cake,,,,almond flour bakin food dont spike me sugars like potato or grapes would
     
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  3. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Nope, didn't spike with the spuds.....snacks are always eaten after my 2 hour "post" reading to be sure I'm OK to have it....but thanks for making the suggestion.....

    I think I had the cake mid afternoon before my tea tbh... Should perhaps write food and snacks in order eaten.....
     
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  4. Hi Jan, what kind of veggie burgers are you eating? Some of them can be quite high depending on whether they are Quorn, tvp, soya or other bean. Times that by 4 and throw in half a potato and the carbs will soon add up. I like the Sainsbury's own meat free ones, but haven't been able to get them recently.
     
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  5. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I'm looking for ideas for when I finish VLCD. I have been around the forums for a while now, but even I am confused in here. Reading about baked potatoes, wine, cake with choc chips added, M&Ms, rice, etc, is making me wonder how low carb do some people go? Some of the suggestions in here remind me of the 'carbs with every meal, at least 8 portions a day' advice that was dished out as a healthy diet by a nurse following the NHS / Eatwell model.

    Which got me into this T2 mess in the first place.
     
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  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I would find it helpful to have clarification of how to measure amount of carbs. What exactly is the definition of 'low carb'. It would really help if this could be explained, not just for me, but for people who don't post. I ask because there seems to be different interpretations in here. This is the LOW CARB forum is it not?
     
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  7. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Some posts from this thread have been moved to the Moderator's forum as several posts have been reported and may be edited/deleted before they may reappear.

    Personal remarks and belittling other members are breaking forum rules so please bear this in mind before posting as sometimes it is better to use the PM system rather than posting contentious remarks.

    I would hate to see this thread closed as it serves a useful purpose but if this behaviour continue then that will be something that has to be considered.
     
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  8. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Easiest way to measure @Pipp is to use the Carbs & Cals book or something like MyFitnessPal.

    As for amounts, a possible categorisation could be

    Very low carb (ketogenic) - less than 50 g carbs/day
    Typical low carb 50-90 g
    Liberal low carb 90-130 g
     
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  9. This used to be one of my favourite threads here as it was a great resource, but feel a lot of it is off topic now. I can't believe I am saying this, but perhaps if it were to be deleted it would not be a bad thing and a new one with LOW CARB in the title would be more helpful and clear for confused new members. Just an idea :)
     
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  10. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I suggest for the benefit of newbies that they bear in mind that those of us who are diabetic, even if we have managed to get back to non-diabetic levels, still have more impaired pancreatic function and likely greater insulin resistance than those fortunate enough to have just dipped in and out of prediabetic status. So we have to be very careful with our carbs.

    By all means try things out but use your meter to see how you respond and if necessary add those foods to your 'no' list.
     
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  11. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @catherinecherub

    I think @Pipp might have raised a valid point. I wouldn't have a clue as I only visit this thread occasionally, but I assumed it was "low carb" focused as well ..... or is it open to everything? Dunno the history of what was said (and I don't care) but my vote would be to keep it going.

    Mike :)
     
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  12. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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  13. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    You are welcome to put your suggestion forward to @Giverny or @Administrator because it cannot go on as it has done recently.
     
  14. kateincornwall

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    Caved in and had a slice of toast, but it was Burgen bread so I`m letting myself off ;)
     
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  15. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, I think Avocado's suggestion a great one. Obviously people like to post what they have eaten so a thread somewhere say on the type 2 forum might be suitable as the original purpose of this thread was to provide ideas for low carb menus, hence it being located in the low carb forum. For the sake of inclusivity , all people should feel they have somewhere to share and post with like minded individuals - the issue here is surely one of clarity, relevance and possible confusion for any new members who may not appreciate that some of the foods mentioned are not a staple of low carbing because they have been posted on what is supposedly a low carb forum. I love to read everyone's menus and am sure that having separate posting places would not be too onerous,
     
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  16. Administrator

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    Based on this feedback, this thread will be closed and a new one re-opened.

    Edit: Please see the new Low Carb thread here: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-have-you-eaten-today.75781/
     
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