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What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @maglil55 I am taking insulin and trying to see how far I can reduce it and still keep my BG reasonably low.

    Today it didn't work so well. FBG was 4.9 - that after BG 7.9 last night and a smaller than usual basal dose (not much lower). I had to go out again this morning (to Stornoway for a nurse's appointment). So I had another 2 eggs scrambled with butter and a little cream after insulin of 32 units. When I came back BG was 7.4 but by 12.35 it was 6.5.

    Had more insulin (32 units) and chicken wings - 5 of them.

    7 pm - BG 7.8, 34 units and 3 sardines.

    We'll see what happens. Obviously just about under control, but still not good at the slightly lower bolus dose. Feeling a bit nauseous but at least, since stopping beef, my insides are not burning. I will try beef again - just to see how I react - but not yet.
     
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  2. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just worry for you x Don't want you to hypo.
     
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  3. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've kept my campari and soda on a Sunday but staying off the wine for now. You're right though, the meals are delicious. It's changed a lot since @Brunneria, @Chook & myself did the 2 week challenge. This week has been particularly enjoyable. I'm returning to week 2 (I think)next week before I don my snorkel for the Deep Dive!
     
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  4. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    Breakfast after swimming one slice bacon,egg and half a toasted chaffle
    Lunch cheese and celery sticks
    Mid pm coffee and a few squares of montezumas 100% with orange oil
    Dinner chicken wrapped with prosciutto with asparagus and caulirice stir fried with ginger and mushrooms. Pudding lc cake warmed with yoghurt oh also I had a glass of dry fizz to mark my relief today at my 6monthly review tests. I had bloods taken a week and a half ago and have been fretting quietly ever since - especially when took so long to appear on my online records. I’ve expected a phone call any day. The last four months have been especially difficult for me with repeat dental abscesses followed by eventual gum surgery and extraction in December plus continued major caring stress throughout and all these events have reflected in higher bgs at times over that period on my meter. Food wasn’t affecting it but stress and infection definitely were so by time got result today I was expecting the worst so I was greatly relieved that although gone up it’s still very low and healthy phew. Previous two hbaca1s were 30 and 29 and today’s was 34 - feel I’ve dodged a bullet.
    Also dr still not happy with my cholesterol but I’m pleased the total has gone down one point and my HDL has gone up one point plus my trigs a bit lower to 0.9 so all good.
     
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  5. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's just what I did yesterday morning - at least, I had all the symptoms but my BG at that point (5.30) was 4.1, which isn't really a hypo, although close. That's why I am trying to reduce the doses of both basal and bolus little by little. Just received an appointment through the post to see the hospital dietician - I have no idea who has referred me. I have been avoiding her - she has some very old-fashioned attitudes. I'll go though - you never know, she might have changed her views. I don't suppose she'll approve of me experimenting on myself, but without medical support, what else can I do?

    PS My friend, who has been on lchf for a few months now has been told she is no longer prediabetic! Great news for her - especially since she has also lost about 3 stones in weight.
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Be still my beating heart:angelic:
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Congratulations on the results.
     
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  8. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    Late Lunch: Greek yoghurt, coffee chia pudding and LC chocolate granola.
    Mid afternoon killing time in city centre before a meeting: coconut cappuccino
    Dinner: bbq chicken drumsticks, coleslaw, leafy salad and lamb and mint crackling followed by SF jelly, cream and macadamia and coconut keto granola
     
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  9. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations - that's a wonderful Hba1c result. x
     
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  10. Brunneria

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    Evenin’ All,

    yesterday:
    No B
    L: airfryer sirloin
    D: airfryer ribeye steak and goeatsmilk yog and a spoon of peanut butter

    today:
    B of bone broth and a small lc hot choc. We were out of cream! Horror! So I used salted butter instead. Think I prefer it... will have to try it again, over and over, to make sure ;)
    L: airfryer ribeye
    D: lc gf homemade pizza with cheese, a smear of passata, ham, pepperoni and more cheese

    Delivery came.
    3 x 227g ribeye and 3 x hand cut 400g ribeye in freezer now. The 400g ones are HUGE, and unfortunately all edge fat trimmed off :( ah well, will have to serve with butter.

    Mr B is going through a chicken phase (kebabs, stirfry with piri piri and roast with cheese and leek) so I will have to stray from the steaks for a bit.
     
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  11. PenguinMum

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  12. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Agree, all good, well done, particularly after such a difficult couple of months.
     
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  13. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    Today , less of a disaster .

    Breakfast : omelette at work . It had ham , and olives and spinach . With black coffee .

    Lunch : a tiny bowl of chicken salad plus a tiny bowl of a runny chicken-less chicken soup

    Snack : one tiny baby chocolate covered biscuit. Was nice .

    Dinner : will have a bit of chili leftover ( not much is left ) plus mushrooms and then lemon tea , sugar free chocolate and fruits . Very hungry right now. I might eat my backpack with the laptop in it.

    Will be going to an opera shorty . I will need to decide what to wear . I have lots of dresses but not many heels I can wear because I love heavy boots . I had to take off my heels in our work Christmas party while wearing a floor length dress , like Cinderella Bf put them in his suit pocket and it looked so funny .
     
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  14. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Happy Chinese New Year playmates. Dr Google states the date to be tomorrow, but around these parts, they state differently. The firecrackers have been doing honkers since about 02:00, and by the time I went for my early walk around 07:00, many tables were already paid on drives, parking areas and forecourts. Few were dressed, but I will be curious to see what appears later.

    Most mornings I encounter a group of about 6-8 Buddhist monks, collecting their alms for the day. I imagine their collection would have been bumper today.

    Every day at 11:00, we hear the drums beat in the monestary, to inform them Thayer have an hour left, before their fast until dawn begins. They really are true followers of the IF trend, although they likely started it!

    Dinner tonight could be interested as there are supposed to be no sharp implements used on CNY, so I hope there was plenty prep done yesterday!!
     
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  15. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    Raspberries:
    Anyone has experience with BG increase after eating raspberries ?

    I love raspberries and their sight and taste and smell makes me so happy !

    Sometimes I just fill a bowl with raspberries and just look at them gorgeously siting there in the bowl . So eventually I want to eat them ( I cannot look them endlessly). At that point, I only eat maybe 10 -12 but not too many . They increase my BG at most 35 which is 2 in U.K. metrics . But I try to eat them when BG is low and won’t have any other carbs or sweets with them.

    What will happen if I eat a full bowl of raspberries ( like I am tempted to)? If I eat a slice of a raspberry tart, once in a while , would that be a disaster?

    Do you do these things ? Little enjoyments in life that diabetes has robbed us from ...

    Is there any medicine , one can take and then eat a slice of raspberry tart ? Make it a big slice , please
     
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  16. Quinn1066

    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I always buffer the blueberries I eat with a bit of protein and fat. So maybe you could try eating 100g of raspberries, with some Greek yogurt.
     
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    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today 24/01/2020
    Weird day of eating, and testing
    FBG: 4.7 but dealing with pulled chest muscle, and haven't been exercising.

    Breakfast: 50g rolled oats, 63g blueberries, 202g greek yogurt (finished off container), 15g unsalted peanut butter

    Lunch
    5.0 before lunch, but had use ventolin three times, and had walked home from going grocery shopping and catching bus.
    8 beet, corn flour crackers, with Vegemite and 40g 50% reduced fat cheese. 80g raw tomato, 100g sauerkraut, 100ml hot salsa, mustard. Blue Dinosaur protein bar. 9.6g sugar total, 2.5g fiber, but had dates, maple syrup, almond butter, MCT oil, 14g fat total. As a treat on special occasions this would be excellent. sugar free mountain dew, zero sugar energy drink.
    After 1 hour 6.2
    After 2 hour 5.8
    So not to bad for a peak rose of 1.2

    Dinner:not tested
    2 XL eggs, 0.5 tsp olive oil. 100ml hot salsa, 125g mushrooms, 250g zucchini noodles, 2 light laughing cow cheese wedges, 2 lemon garlic herb olives.
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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  19. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try it and test both with and without cream. Its the only way to find out how you personally tolerate different foods. We are all different (thankfully). I'm fairly okay with raspberries and grow loads in my garden.
     
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  20. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been looking at Marie Claire and Sirt. You are right, its the same green gloop! My friend (who gave me the recipe) knows better than tell me it was part of yet another weird diet which she's knows i would avoid like the plague. All she said was that its reduced her BGs out of the pre-D range.

    I don't get the Adele references though? :bored:
     
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