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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Been not quite right since migraine at beginning of the week, but think its morphed into some sort of nose infection that may have gone down to chest. Can function OK but chest aches and one side of nose drips... might have been returning to yoga or a massage I had moving stuff around. Been reading up on keto and migraines. Mine should have vanished by now.

    L: 2 fried eggs and bacon. Not my favourite way of eating eggs and bacon but not as slimy as I remembered. Did enjoy a fresh tomato with it. Its a texture thing.
    D: 1 chipolata, a half a mozzarella ball and a slice of halloumi
     
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  2. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 thanks for the recipe! I have a 50-yr-long dispute between yeast supplements and my body, starting from when my dad let me have some of his for my unsightly teen breakouts. It and I did not agree to the point where I'm terrified to use it again. Ah well! Some substitute will appear!
    Bravissima @Mauriac !!!!
    @Brunneria what with the glowing wood and the beeswax and all you're making me think of a UK author who puts lots of that, plus gleaming brass and fresh flowers, into her books. Trying to think of her name....
    Food Friday:
    Bfast avocado, boiled egg, a few pecans, corner of ginger cookie
    Pre-barre very small spoon-tip peanut butter
    Barre class
    Lunch/second bfast boiled egg, cottage cheese, provolone (danger zone, I love the stuff), cherry tomatoes, pecans, peanut butter, flax crisps/dilute soymilk
    Supper to be spinach/hm dressing, a "salmon burger" (maybe I can only eat half; they do have filler) to celebrate the dry weather, flax crisps/dilute soymilk
     
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  3. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Annb not to derail the thread, but I am "Evangelical Baptist", and in a tradition which would say, there are no blasphemous *questions*. Jesus got asked all kinds of "blasphemy" and so far as we know he answered every one. Children and "little ones" can teach us much!
    Back on topic, Jesus didn't eat VLC but certainly ate lots of fish, and some of them must have been oily! I expect the vinegar of that time had the mother in it too lol!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Annb DIL's situation is alarming, but we will hope that it's VERY early stage. Treatment is better now than even for her mother.
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I had to google the yeast flakes when I first tried the recipe and found they are most often used by vegans as a substitute for parmesan. So why not go the other way and try parmesan as a substitute for yeast flakes?

    And vegetables with peanut sauce again, but with marinated pieces of pork belly strip instead of yesterdays tofu, because the leftover tofu pieces have slowly disappeared from my fridge over the day :D.
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Fifth day of holibobs :)
    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee
    Late morning: black coffee and cookies and cream phd bar.
    Lunch: bacon and leafy salad with pork scratchings followed by DGF chocolate brownie, cream and LC chocolate granola.
    Dinner: grilled chicken, tomato, mushroom, red onion, peas and 6 small chips (yes chips but only six! Blood sugar 5.1 before and 5.7 two hours later, will check again at bedtime too!) followed by SF jelly, cream LC vanilla and raspberry granola.

    Edit to add bedtime reading was 4.4, looks like I got away with that holiday cheat! :angelic:

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  7. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Evening all. Had breakfast today: a DD breakfast sandwich, which in spite of being practically 0 carbs sadly did not stop the dreaded DP
    Lunch felt satisfyingly carby, I made https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/soft-keto-seed-bread and had 2 slices with butter and cheese. It had the crumbly cakey texture of a lot of lc breads but I liked the flavour. DGF raspberry bakewell afterwards.
    Dinner was chicken coated in Lo Dough’s new ‘Southern fried chicken’ style crumb. Had it with celeriac chips and chilli mayo and it was like a Friday night takeaway. 1 glass of red wine.
     
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  8. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Rachox 6 chips!!!! Bad girl, 5 is the optimum ;)
     
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    Morning All
    Had a lovely day yesterday visiting son’s garden for a few hours, we brought our own picnic and the sun shone and it did us both a lot of good. My picnic was ham salad with coleslaw. We talked about Christmas and decided we would at the very least try to see each other outside, wrapped up with a glass of something.
    Last night we continued the holiday mood with Indian takeaway. I had Chicken Shaslik and cauli bhajee and one popadom. FBG crept in just below 6 this morning.
    Today I have had mu usual slice of HiLo toast, thick butter, tea.
    Lunch will be egg mayo and salad.
    Supper will be panfried lamb chump chop with mushrooms. Mr PM cooking liver after my food so I will be staying away from the kitchen until he has washed up afterwards!
    @Annb I hope your DIL gets an early diagnosis and agree with others that the treatment techniques are so much better than even a few years ago. I too enjoyed Em’s questions, she will go far.
     
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  10. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I must disagree - 6 chips allows for a Jenga-like presentation, ergo, that is the optimum, in this hacienda.
     
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  11. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    This morning my fasting readings at 08.40 were 6.8 and 7.0. At 9 o'clock I had a mug of coffee with almond milk and 20ml of Jersey crema and a medium boiled egg. I did readings again at 11.00 and they had gone up to 7.5 and 7.7 so it looks as though eating something with fat doesn't help me avoid the dreaded DP.
     
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  12. Lindy-Lou01

    Lindy-Lou01 · Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am a newbie here.

    Breakfast - a cup of water, One multigrain toast with peanut butter and then I had white tea.
    Morning tea - an apple with few strawberries
    Lunch - Chicken with lots of salads. I ate two cream cake :nailbiting: BG 6.3 at 2 hours.
    Dinner - One multigrain toast with peanut butter.

    Cheers
     
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  13. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mauriac, that's less than a one point increase. And your levels aren't too bad at this stage in any case. I know you want it to be lower, and it might, but right now it is pretty reasonably controlled. Keep up the good work. On the other hand ...

    FBG 12! Darn it!

    Water and tea until noon. Just had the remainder of the left-over casserole with some shredded chicken (a roasted thigh from the freezer). More tea and pills. I didn't take the pills earlier because I had to go out to the pharmacy and village shop.

    In the pharmacy I had to get some more testing strips and some of the Zoflora disinfectant that I like. Got to the village shop and, for the life of me, I couldn't remember what I went there for. Hunted around a bit and bought a few bits and pieces but still couldn't remember. I might have picked up whatever it was, or I might not. I don't know. OLD AGE! It was pretty stealthy when it was catching up on me and I didn't realise, but it's far from stealthy now. It's full blown. At least, in my body it is. My mind still says I'm somewhere between 29 and 35. Of course, I never did have a great memory.

    I'm pretty stuffed right now and shouldn't feel hungry for quite a while, but when I do - sometime this evening I expect, I have eggs, streaky bacon and sausages available to make something with. One of each should do it. No mushrooms, sadly, but I do have tomatoes.
     
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  14. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I follow Gertrude Jeykell. Odd numbers all the way for a naturalistic presentation.
    We will agree to differ when it comes to chips
     
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  15. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An even number makes a much neater pile on the plate. Gertrude Jeykell all the way when it comes to the garden. Oooh chips! Such language in front of a chipaholic.
     
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  16. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I'm with you both on odds for horticulture, but when culinary presentation, I make it up as I go along, although chips have to be evens - unless they're the deliciously scabby little ones that appear to have been made from the extremes of the spud.

    (Friday night, MrB has been having chip shop fish and chips for a few weeks. I have airfried chicken, but will admit to chip pilferage, but that's fine. He likes the big, fat fluffy ones and I prefer the small crispy ones.)
     
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  17. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Is THAT why I have to plant in odd numbers in the garden? I always wondered why!

    @DCUKMod Your post reminded me of when Mr C moved in (many years ago) - he was trying very hard to be on his best behaviour and fit in to the happy life I had with my daughter - so on the second day we got fish'n'chips and the chippy wrapped them all up together. When we undid them the chips were a bit bitty and (to be helpful) he said thats okay because he like the little scrunchy bits.... It was 25 years later that he finally told me he really likes big fat chips and all those years I'd been picking out the little crispy bits just for him. :confused::hilarious:,

    Today....

    Breakfast: poached smoked haddock

    Lunch: small piece of cheese, a tomato and a bit of cucumber

    Dinner: Alt lambless pieces (non animal protein), cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, roast parsnips, gravy

    Drinks: black decaff coffee until lunch time then water or carb free elderflower tonic
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm forever forgetting why I'm doing something. This morning we had to go shopping for the things that Asda home delivery were out of stock of, went to Lidl then completely forgot what it was we went there for - and came home with special offer stuff that we really didn't need. Fresh figs anyone?

    I also find myself putting things in the wrong place a lot - latest was a box of Miracle-Gro plant food in the laundry hamper..... why? why?? .... and yesterday I walked in to the kitchen and found a mug of (stone cold) coffee, a notebook, the calendar and pen on the table, I have no idea what was in my mind when I put them there.
     
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  19. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I realise it's not much of a rise and the numbers anyway aren't that bad. I was just hoping that eating something would have a positive effect but it didn't make any difference compared to the day before when I ate nothing before lunch. Still, it was worth trying but I'm not a natural breakfast eater so I shall go back to my usual routine.

    I'm sorry about your 12. :sorry:

    I know what you mean about forgetting things. Unless I write everything down I've no chance of remembering and even if I do there is no guarantee I will. The other day I went to the supermarket and only had about a dozen things on my list, including Branston. I must have checked the list 4 or 5 times whilst I was in there and still managed to forget the Branston .:banghead:
     
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  20. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 you are brilliant! Parmesan it shall be!
    @Rachox I'm really appreciating your meal pics!!
    @Lindy-Lou01 Welcome!
    @Annb I have never been able to shop without a list which I've created over the week. One item I think I could do, but living in suburbia, I don't drive out just for one thing. Sure wish my mind could be telling me I was 40 years younger!!
    Having watched closely my mother's dementia journey, I am on hyper-alert for signs of what we call here Mild Cognitive Impairment in myself. I think I'm going to ask my PCP to do the little mini mental test on me. And then there's MrZF... his mother also had dementia, but did not progress as far as Mom. So there we'll be, two old folks with "dementia-probably-Alzheimer's" and neither of us will think a thing is wrong with us, and will fight proffered help tooth and nail. We have only sons, and only one of them will really know what to do. Lord have mercy on us all.
    Bfast scraping the non-crunchy part of an avocado half off the pit, pecans, 2 boiled eggs, flax crisps/dilute soy, pinches of non-LC ginger cookie dough as I baked the last of the original batch. Have to think of a dessert to bake for tomorrow's lunch. If I put in so many pecans it's 75% pecans, maybe I can make nut jumbles in a bar form and have one myself, with less guilt.
    Lunch and/or snack if I have to, maybe cheese and pecans
    Supper maybe zucchini spirals (angel hair for MrZF)/spaghetti sauce from a jar, spinach/hm dressing, flax crisps/dilute soy
    It got cold out (alright, I have thin blood lol youall would probably call it warm...) which deserves a casserole, but we are live-streaming a symphony concert tonight and before that I have to get alot of music work done. Performing arts are no respecter of weekends!
     
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