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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. apple123

    apple123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B - smoothie with some avocado, almond milk, coriander, red pepper, carrot & celery
    L - sardines mashed with white wine vinegar, cucumber & red pepper
    D - smoothie with some courgette, kale, red pepper, a small chunk of banana, and ginger; cheese sandwich
    S - several teaspoons of almond butter
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: coffee n cream

    L: chicken, creamy broccoli, The Bomb BK burger, no bun

    D: courgette in butter, steak, egg, pepsi max

    S: coffee n cream
     
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  3. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying an avocvada/almond milk smoothie with blueberries and it's been awful. I didn't think to try it as a savoury. Thanks.
     
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    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B - Peanut butter mug cake, coffee & cream
    L - 2 "Heck" 97% sausages and "oopsie" bread. I'm not bothering with oopsie bread again
    D - Bacon
    S - pork scratchings and a session on the booze.

    A single pint of lager doesn't seem to spike me.. Six, however ... :wacky:
     
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  5. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: Scrambled Eggs & Smoked Salmon
    L: Grilled Haloumi with a lemon and caper dressing
    D: Duck breast in a red wine sauce, asparagus, broccoli, green beans.
    Various Cheeses with 4 Water Biscuits.
    Shared 2 bottles of Cotes du Rhone Villages plus a JD & Zero.
     
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  6. Kyi

    Kyi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I need help to understand why people drink smoothie to reduce their blood sugars. I see perfectly good low carb high fat meals pre blending that are being turned into a faster absorbed drink. I thought you were trying to reduce the blood sugar rushes not increase the speed in which your food turns into glucose.
     
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  7. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm just trying to find ways to make avocado palatable!!
     
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  8. Simon84

    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    do u like mexican food? guacamole made with avacado is nice :)
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I am confused about that too. I like the 'idea' of a smoothie but I like eating the food too and I am afraid of what it would do to BS so I haven't tried it.

     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure adding Blueberries is the best way.

    I chop Avocado and put it in a container with a good Vinagrette dressing.

    Yummeee :wacky:
     
  11. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi How do you make the peanut butter mug cake
     
  12. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Slice a lidl protein roll sideways and toast. While it's toasting scoop out an avocado and mash with a squeeze of lime juice, a little salt and hot pepper sauce. Spread the avocado mixture on the 'toast' and scoff. Even my avocado hating husband likes this.
     
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  13. Wayne36

    Wayne36 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi not sure if this is the right post i'm new to this, i was diagnosed almost 2 weeks ago just want to know if blood/sugar levels are normal....I had dinner about 2 hours ago i had gammon, broccoli, brussels, courgette, aubergine, 3 small roast potato's and 2 pieces of parsnip with a bit of gravy, before my was blood/sugar was 8.6 and after it was 9.4 i'm thinking that's good and considering just over 2 weeks ago i was 30.6 i'm guessing i'm doing really well so i'm happy. Diabetic nurse said they only give monitors to people when they're hypoglycemic so had to buy my own monitor (My Life Pura X) but is was relatively cheap so wasn't really a problem thanks for reading!
     
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    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yummy will be trying that:cool:
     
  15. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wayne36 I don't know what others think, same as me I guess but saying you were only diagnosed 2 weeks ago with a BG reading of 30.6 and now down to single figures I think you have done really well. No wonder your happy:happy: I am begining to think all doctors and diabetic nurses have there own ideas on Diabetic needs. I was 19.3 in Jan this year and given a meter and tablets straight away, this Diabetic NHS thing is so confusing. No wonder we are confused. Keep with us.:confused:
     
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  16. Wayne36

    Wayne36 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is confusing the diabetic nurse was like eat this don't eat that do this do that, well it's my body so i'll decide what's good and bad for me everyone's different so the same thing won't necessarily work for every person lol
     
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  17. Kyi

    Kyi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If its the taste that you dont like why eat it at all. Plenty of other oils you can add.
    If you want to find something for the texture mashing helps. Treat it like butter or mayonise, whip it and spread it for other foods. Nice juicy steak smeared with avocado butter. I think it changes flavour and texture if you process it differently. I love eating it as a fruit, just sliced You could always grate it and mix it with fresh vegetables
     
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  18. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Easy peasy. Two big tablespoons of peanut butter + 1 egg. Mix thoroughly in a mug and microwave for 90 seconds. Cake.

    Some folks add vanilla, stevia etc, What's also nice is to push a small square of chocolate into the cake as soon as it leaves the microwave, so that it melts and becomes like a gooey choccie filling.

    Tip - Tesco value peanut butter is only 62p and has way fewer carbs than many other brands.
     
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  19. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the avocado advice. It's not that I don't like them per se, but I've really gone off them by themselves, especially the texture. Since they're so good for a LCHF diet I want to persevere. I will try the mashing, lemon juice type approach and report back.
     
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  20. Kyi

    Kyi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find lots of tesco value range has way fewer ingredients and taste lovely. They are almost back to basis food groups without the preservatives.
     
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