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

  1. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    Ok about computer games , I have lots to say .

    Looking at the posts about computer games. I personally ( and I appreciate others might disagree ), have not played with computer games ever , but have helped making them as a scientist . And I usually don’t let my nieces play with them. But of course , it is up to parents and to decide what is best for their child.

    Here is my reasons.

    1- Part of it is because even the ones with the least violence ( like Minecraft ) still have some mild none graphical violence against humans or animals or normalize it.

    2- The second part of my reasoning is because playing games reduces social interaction , book reading , solving puzzles , lego time , crafts , science experiments etc .

    3- The third part is that , there is this idea that working with computers and playing games will help learning how to code . It is not true at all , and even if it did, coding is not a big deal at all .

    Learning a programming language , is super easy and won’t get a child too far . But learning the maths and the algorithms behind computer science is essential, hard and worth the effort .

    For that reason , I always encourage my nieces to use that time to practice maths and learn science . Coding , sounds nerdy , but it’s super easy to learn any time you want.
    I learned advanced C language when I was a kid. But what made me successful in my career and set me apart from others was the maths and the science.
    Doing computer science professionally and properly needs lots of maths and algorithms , and that only comes from intense math education.
    I often encourage my nieces to do maths, science , art , literature and human and social science and leave computers alone .

    I myself don’t have a TV at home ( never had a TV in my life) and my condition to visit family and friends is that when I’m there there should be no TV time, no and no computer games time .
    It was hard for them at first, but overtime they learned to enjoy their time without TV , without games and without ear shattering music .
    Now as a result of my enforcement over years , my nieces play the piano , know a lot about classic literature and music and have lots of favorite science books that they cherish. Learning about evolution or poetry or painting or maths would do them better than learning about a programming language even if they want to be a code developer in future . It opens their mind and make them better and more responsible citizens.

    Just my 2 cents .
     
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  2. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all water in river Severn is still rising but environment agency has now managed to get our flood barriers up so hoping it will hold it back. Gather they are evacuating some homes downstream at Upton on Severn tonight as worried that their flood barriers may not be up to holding back the predicted levels - but ours are quite high - when in place! I’m hoping for a walk tomorrow but will definitely be higher in the valley not near the river which is dangerous and still rising fast.
    Brunch two boiled eggs and half toasted chaffle
    Dinner sea bream with lemon and chervil butter served with broccoli and asparagus followed by LC raspberry pudding with yoghurt.
    @SlimLizzy just saw on news Worcestershire cricket ground is under 8feet of water already and peak not arrived!
     
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  3. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed I didn't mention the spices were fried off in a little rapeseed oil. Julie will know to reduce the heat, reduce the chilli. You can also use my method. Remove some and add coconut cream or Greek fage yoghurt. Enjoy.
     
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  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Evening all. I’ve had that crusted omelette @maglil55 and thought it was great. Eldest daughter often has it for supper now if she’s late home from work - quite an inspired idea really. Looking forward ( I think!) to the cabbage mash verdict. I like cabbage but not sure mashing would improve it.
    Up early as girls stayed over, didn’t mean to have breakfast but by 9:30 they were on 2nd breakfast and I was hungry so a fridge buffet of h/b egg, 1/2 avocado, 3 slices salami.
    L: again didn’t mean to have any but by the time we’d got home at 2pm I was hungry again ( girls had eaten out) bit of leftover lamb and about 20g cheddar.
    D: https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-oven-baked-meatballs-with-cauliflower-slaw I have made this before and although the cauli slaw is an odd bedfellow with the meatballs I liked it.
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    So today I tried black tea until about 11.00 am - needed sweetener. I have now found the strainer and Sencha tea so that may be a goer "going forward" Only meal was fish soup with grated cheese after dentist for a filling - back in the old country very strange not to be "going home". Have to say that was up there with the best things I have eaten in 4.5 years eating LC. 1 row Lindt 85% which is about my limit (except N01 Ecuador from guess who) Great day with grandchildren including story writing with grandson. Hope all are dry and safe following Dennis. No eggs today as Julie seems to find those 23 less fragrant today.
     
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  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Breakfast: Usual three egg, cheese and mushroom omelette, bacon, tomatoes, spudlite.
    Lunch Fried egg sandwiches.
    Dinner: Curried goat and veggies.

    Drinks: Black coffee no sugary, water.
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Make sure you hit the ENTER key twice so the text is not scrunched up under the pix.
     
  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.
    (Missed lunch, life got in the way!)
    Mid afternoon at a local coffee shop: coffee with cream and a birthday cake phd bar.
    Dinner: Peking style ribs with creamy garlic mushrooms followed by SF jelly with coconut chia pudding and keto coconut granola.

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  9. Brunneria

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    Evenin’ All,

    B: bone broth and lc hc
    L: lc protein shake (too busy to phaff!)
    D: home made lamb burglars with piri piri mayo and a single new potato.

    Then, just now, a dollop of double cream with a tablespoon of Whole Earth hazelnut choc butter.
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/305429689
    now that was an unwise purchase!!!
     
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  10. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ianpspurs - the solution to liking black tea is go to Poland for 4 weeks on holiday. I explained it to @DJC3 that we went on honeymoon. By the time we came back tea with milk tasted awful.
    Bed 6.2 FBG 6.1 - week 6 of DD. Monday is OMAD day and the last day of half term. Back to normal tomorrow. No Aqua today. I was 3rd on the wait list and didn't get in. Not too worried as the weather is vile again.
    B. Just TAG.
    L. Nothing,
    D. Ate a couple of Dairylea triangles while putting together dinner which, like DJC3, was a return to the cheesy meatballs with cauliflower coleslaw. I agree that it's odd but nice. I added 1/2 avocado, boiled egg and 2 mozzarella pearls to the mix. Later a blueberry Skyr. DD-659-MeatLoafMuffins.jpeg
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi all

    Not long home after a very long day in Cardiff for work. Train had to be diverted on the way out due to floods and then on return there were overhead power issues....somehow managed to clock up 27,000 steps, including getting stranded in an industrial estate near the M4 and having to be rescued by the person I was going to meet, whom I’d never met before. LOL.

    Anyway, onto food. Around 3pm bunless bacon cheeseburger with mayonnaise and grilled onions at Five Guys. Still hungry a bit later so picked up some rollitos and a small piece of cheese in M&S for the train home. Couple of large mugs of tea with cream in between.

    @Brunneria not a bad carb count on that jar of choc/peanut stuff. Very dangerous though! I managed to stay well away from the HC cafe in Cardiff.
     
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  12. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    My oxtail-and-veggies stew turned sauerkraut, very yummy. Added sauerkraut, creme fraiche, tomato paste and lots of paprika to last weeks oxtail from the freezer. Forgot to make a picture but I had a friend over for dinner and cinema and I remembered when he had a second helping :). Still enough leftovers for the next 2 days :)

    We wanted to see 'Parasite' but it was sold out, and nothing else to do in a small city on a monday night so we went back home for a drink and will try again tomorrow afternoon :)
    Because he'll be here again tomorrow I got to borrow his two dogs :) Tonight I'll be sleeping with three generations of dog family in my bed; Grandma, 2 daughters and a granddaughter, plus however many of my 4 cats decide to join us :D

    (edit: Oh, my post looks like the smileys were on a discount today: Use three, get two for free!)

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  13. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Antje77 and @Winnie-the-Pooh, I'll try to do it right in future.

    The poly bag from the freezer contained a vegetable stew but didn't feel very filling. Em had come in after school and, not being allowed to have more than one biscuit from the barrel, she decided to invent something "healthy" so made a mixture of various nuts and a few dried apricots which she then blitzed in a processor and added a little sea salt (I wouldn't let her have sugar). She ate a little of it with a spoon and gave some to me in a little bowl. The rest she took home to add to some waffles she intends to make tomorrow.

    So the upshot was that I made a coffee flavoured cream and sprinkled some of my portion of the mixture over it. Pic below (I hope). Felt a bit fuller after that.

    EM'S MIXTURE.JPG
     
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  14. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice, strong and sturdy piece of furniture and it sound as though it will fit in well with your decor. Hope you enjoy using it.
     
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  15. RoscoeB78

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    Im a newly diagnosed T2 and its great to see Bacon is okay :)
    My first BG test was 17.5 and now a week later it is 5.1 fasting and 6.0 2 hours after eating. Heres what I ate today :
    Breakfast 10am : Tin Of Tuna Wraped in Iceberg Lettuce
    Dinner 4pm : Salad consisting of Lettuce, Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Tuna and Corned Beef
    7pm Cup Of Tea no sugar and a tiny amount of full skimmed milk.
    Even though my BG tests are in the normal range I feel like they are low ( weak, shakey, tired ) I am hoping this will soon pass and is my body adjusting to normal levels.
    I am taking Glicazide 80mgs before both meals.
    Got to find ideas for low carb snacks I think.
     
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  16. annabell1

    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone I have been having terrible insomnia again. Are there any insomniacs out there? what do you do to get to sleep? I only go to bed when tired which is very late around 1.30am but still can't sleep. And last night I finally feel asleep around 3.40am to then got out of bed around 11.40am. But love any tips.

    Any way my meals for Yesterday

    Full fat Greek Yoghurt with some mixed nuts about 6 in total almonds pistachios, cashews and small handful of craisins. Washed down with black coffee

    Was hungry around 4 hours later so opened a tin of Brunswick Salmon in chili and olive oil had them on salada biscuits with butter and mint leaves.

    Black plum

    Dinner was

    3 x Chicken tenderloins that I marinated in Greek yogurt and coated with almond and parmesan cheese cooked in the oven with olive oil and butter and mint leaves. Served with some carrots and broccoli.

    A Maggi beer Burnt fig, honeycomb & caramel ice cream.
     
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  17. Quinn1066

    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    God that ice cream sounds good, are you a fellow Australian because I know Maggi beer is. Sounds like a nice day of eating. I struggle with anxiety, and sometimes insomnia. I find having and keeping to a regular sleep schedule help. Good sleep "hygiene" don't eat in bed, keep linen fresh and changed, don't watch TV in bed. Chamomile tea, and peppermint tea seem to calm and help me, but we are all different. Also if your dr gives the ok sometimes the "sleepy time" tea from celestial seasonings is good, or other sleepy time teas that contain valerian root . Just check interactions with any meds you are taking for the "sleepy time" teas.
     
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  18. mouseee

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    Morning!
    Didn't post yesterday... but here is yesterdays food... and other stuff!
    Busy, busy, busy as its half term and the house gets a proper clean as it doesnt get one in term time! Living room and kitchen floor tiles done... previous incumbent decided white tiles would be a good idea before we moved here... I beg to differ... both bathrooms scrubbed. Daughter has a friend over for a couple of nights so there was a sense of urgency!

    Breakfast - coffee
    Lunch- cheese toastie made with livlife bread.
    Dinner- cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake with seeds sprinkled before baking for crunch. Not particularly LC

    Husband bought loads of evil snacks when he went shopping as he stupidly went hungry. I was broken by the sight of the chocolate profiteroles and ate two. Not sure what happened but at 2 hours was only 7.8 only up just over two points.
     
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  19. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome @RoscoeB78. That is quite an impressive change from 17.5 to 5s and 6s so massive congratulations to you for all the changes you have made. The good people here will help you with advice and offer tips on handling the issues which inevitably arise from changing lifestyle. Take care.
     
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  20. Goonergal

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    Welcome @RoscoeB78

    Sounds like you’re doing very well with dropping your blood glucose. Regards feeling a bit weak and shaky, could well be your body adjusting but be sure to have enough salt with your food and you might want to think about upping the fat content of your meals a bit too.

    Plenty of low carb snack ideas - small piece of cheese, a few nuts, pork scratchings, couple of slices of salami. Have you come across the dietdoctor.com website? Great for food ideas and also much useful information.
     
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