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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday's efforts
    B - McDonalds sausage & egg mcmuffin (no muffin, natch)
    L - usual turkey salad & mayo from Subway
    D - BACON

    S - pint of beer and some red wine
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, just bung it in the fridge
     
  4. MrsHutt

    MrsHutt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: cup of tea X 2
    L: Lidl low carb roll, fried mushrooms, butter, jam
    D: pork sweet and sour, 'better than rice', low carb home made banana and peanut butter ice cream - delicious!!
    S: Atkins Bounty type thing
     
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  5. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello. My food today was fine until this evening.
    b. Raspberries and cream

    L. Slice of ham with boiled egg. Low carb blueberry muffin

    D. Indian restaurant. A popadom , mixed kebab and chicken jalfrezi with half a small nan. I just couldn't resist.
     
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    B: small fry up and a latte
    L: not needed
    4pm: LC hot choc
    D: leftover curry from a few days ago. Mainly veg. Hotter now! :wacky: And a coyo.
     
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  7. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    B: chia pudding
    L: Nandos Mediterranean salad
    D: cod with fennel and chicory dressed with mustard, ginger Mayo dressing

    S: Chablis and sainsburys sugar free chocolate
     
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  8. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eventful food day yesterday ...
    B - McDonalds
    No Lunch
    D - Home made KFC style fried chicken with cauli rice, pepper & spring onions (and in an act of self-flagellation I made fresh chips for everyone else)
    S - 2 Tesco mini salami, lashings of Merlot and a Budweiser

    The chicken was excellent. Maybe not quite the same as the Colonel's secret recipe but pretty good. And I finally got a version of cauli rice that tasted good; all I did was dry fry it slowly for about fifteen minutes and it took on a nice nutty taste.

    Here's a thing - somebody (and I can't remember who) posted on here that lager doesn't give them a spike, so I had to give that a go. Hello Mr Budweiser... BG before drinking - 5.3. One hour post - 6.4. Two hours post - 4.9 !! HA HA HA HA!
    All I have to do now is figure out a way to genuinely enjoy lager. Apart from Bud & Peroni I don't really like them. I was always a real ale man *sighs wistfully*
     
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  9. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Everyone seems to have cream with coffee in there diets is there a reason for this as it something I have never thought of.
     
  10. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I said Lager I didn't mean going to the extreme of drinking Budweiser
     
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  11. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cream has a lower sugar content than milk.
     
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  12. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Geoffers Taylor didn't know that as I am new to all of this, been having skimmed milk since I was diagnosed, what kind of cream is best or does it matter?
     
  13. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    @amgrundy Apparently skimmed milk has sugars added to give it more taste once the full fat has been reduced, so it isn't good for diabetes. Cream gives us the added fats to help replace the 'full' feeling we get from carbs. Double cream is even better.
     
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  14. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @amgrundy Double cream is much more calorific than single cream but it has lower carbs. Of course they both contain loads more fat than skimmed milk.

    Many of us are not just eating low carb - we're eating high fat as well. That's something you should consider before switching to cream in your coffee,
     
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  15. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: Fried Egg, 2xBacon, 2xChipolata, Tomato
    L: Salmon & Rocket Pate on 1 Carrs Water Biscuit
    S: Peperami
    D: Large Rib Eye, Creamed Mushrooms & Roasted Veg
    Stilton & Boursin on 3xCarrs Water Biscuits.........................................2 finger kitkat at 2:30AM
     
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  16. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    It was supposed to be a fasting day but it went a bit wrong from the outset. :(

    B: should have been black coffee but OH accidentally put a couple of tbs of double cream in it. Waste not, want not - so I enjoyed it.

    L: should have been nothing but I went chocolate shopping, got distracted by some very nice 75% and accidentally ate a little bar (only 7.6g of carbs)

    D: Roast lamb rump steaks, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, a few broad beans, roast bulb of garlic, possibly some roasted rosemary celeriac (if the celeriac is okay - it's been in the fridge for over a week) if it's not okay then I'll roast the cauliflower- and some mint sauce.

    It's my 'long weekend' from work this week so I'm off tomorrow and Tuesday and I'll fast those days. I don't normally like to fast on consecutive days but I will this week.
     
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  17. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Apart from the full fat / low carb benefits of double cream in your coffee, I also think it has psychological benefits. There is no way I could ever feel deprived when I start the day with a lush mug of rich creamy coffee - it's so very satisfying. It also helps counteract the dreaded dawn phenomenon aka liver dump.
     
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  18. teacher123

    teacher123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How did you do the chicken then?
     
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  19. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @teacher123
    A recipe by the chef Tom Kerridge.
    Soak the chicken in buttermilk overnight. Mix 100g flour, 50g cornflour, lots of paprika, then basil, oregano, marjoram, sage, chilli powder, salt, & garlic. Scrape off the buttermilk and roll each piece of chicken in the mix.

    I then differ from the chef. He shallow fries each piece until cooked. I'm nervous about getting that right, so I deep-fry each piece for only a minute to crisp the coating, then I bang the whole lot in the oven at 200 degrees C for about 40 minutes.

    Proper yum.
     
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  20. FloraDora

    FloraDora I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: Berries and Greek Yoghurt. Slice of Lidl protein roll with butter and peanut butter
    L: Ham, lettuce & homemade Waldorf salad
    D: Courgetti Prawns
     
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