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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I'm pretty new myself. but I've quickly discovered that everyone is very friendly and always willing to help with recipes and advice.
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Please let us know how it turned out, I might want to try this next time :)
     
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  3. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The boys have had loads of questions and they are working out there are a lot of illogical issues with the stories from the bible. It doesn't stop them actually liking them though, particularly the old testament. Oddly, they were quite satisfied that Lazarus was resurrected and accepted tgat without question. Noah and these animals though is a different story. They are of the opinion no way would lions, tigers and hyenas not feast on other available animals.
     
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    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen me being in the 5's on waking, other times up in the 7's. There's no reason to what the liver gets up to. Even if I start in the 5's guaranteed it rises as soon as I start moving about until such time as I eat something. If I don't eat it will eventually plateau and descend again. I just accept it for what it is now.
    Another oddity is exercise I'm a regular gym attendee (currently my Club is still closed) but I discovered if I didn't eat before going, had a gym session then a swim or a class my BGs would increase. Highly annoying but made sense when you thought about it. Your body was looking for something to "burn" and in the absence of food, in kicked the liver again. That got me into the habit of eating a cracker or an oatcake pre gym. It did descend without food but it was tge psychology of it 1-1.5 hrs and it increases??
     
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  5. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Evening all.

    Way behind with all your news and not sure I’ve posted meals for a few days. Don’t remember most of what I ate prior to today, aside from some illicit crisps on the train yesterday. Very enjoyable but a bit too much of a spike really - a nice mountain range on the Libre.

    Am away for the weekend in Newcastle - fabulous view of the Tyne Bridge from my hotel room - and had a day out at Beamish open air museum today. That meant nothing to eat until 3pm. Ordered click and collect Nando’s from the bus home (!) - wings and halloumi. Still peckish a bit later so stopped at Five Guys for a bunless burger. Hotel Chocolat is within view of Five Guys. Succumbed to one of their delicious ultimate chocolate ice lollies. That was all in the space of 2 hours, so almost counts as an extended OMAD :hilarious:
     
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  6. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had aches, migraine and awful nasal issues at the tail end of my lengthy illness from March until recently. I'm convinced there are lots of viral nasties going about.
     
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  7. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    That's not One Meal A Day, that's An All Day One Meal.
     
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  8. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, very chefy the odd numbers. Personally, my limit is 3 chips
     
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  9. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mauriac - I agree with @Annb, that's an OK rise. Remember, DP is the last to show a change and it can take months. It also takes a while for DP to get lower if you've been ill. I am also an avid list maker (@Annb, @Chook,@zauberflote). I keep a magnetic note pad on the fridge and list things as we run out. I had more than enough of us knowing there were 3 things we needed and sitting with Hubby trying to remember what the 3rd thing was! @Goonergal - we were in Malmaison in Newcastle last year - great views. Is it under curfew yet?
    B. TAG and 2 slices of skinny bread with pate.
    L. Nothing - out with No 2 grandson as big brother was having a mini birthday party with friends from his class "bubble".
    D. The other chicken pattie with the peppercorn centre but with a salad of lettuce, avocado, tomato, 2 mini beets and cheese.

    You'll remember "that child" and the awful mother. No 2 grandson announced while we were heading to the toy shop that "mother" had turned her schedule inside out. In what way? Oh she sleeps all day and works all night. Oh, I said but hold on, she can't leave you know who alone all night. Oh it's OK he said, she works on a laptop . While I mulled over what job required working all night on a laptop and while parking the car, the voice from the car seat behind me announced, "Personally Nana, I reckon she's a kind of bat". I burst out laughing so he felt the need to tell me bats come out at night I've laughed a few times since then.
     
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  10. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a rather large notebook which lives on the table in the kitchen. As I think of things to go on the shopping list, I write it down (if I can remember what it was by the time I get to the table - often it's too late). The list gets tidied into groups, eg veg, fruit, dairy, meat, fish, Neil's stuff and at the end extras that don't fit into any category. Mondays and Thursdays Neil tears the list out of the book and gets what he can from it. Anything not available goes onto the next page from the notebook for next shopping day list. Usually, I've thought of something that should have been on the list before he gets back from town and the new list is already started. It sounds fairly organised, but it is a haphazard way of remembering things and is usually a late night Sunday or Wednesday job to sort it out.
     
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    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An ADOM?
     
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    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Em's latest was: When her Dad reached something on a very high shelf - "Dad, you are amazing! You must be God." "Well, no. I might be godlike, but I'm definitely not God." "No, of course not - you're far too pale to be God." This was puzzling but it turned out that she had seen the film "Evan Almighty" in which Morgan Freeman was God. Her take on colour is a bit puzzling too. She asked me if Neil and her Dad were coloured because she and DIL are far paler skinned than either of them. I explained that their skin colour is naturally dark because they are often outside in the Hebridean weather, but not what is known as "coloured". "But that is what dark skin is, isn't it?" "Yes, everyone is a slightly different colour to everyone else." "Well, that's what I meant!" "I love you Granny, but you are a bit silly sometimes."
     
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  13. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    You got it.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    For shopping, we have a master list that never moves, and only has things added or removed, with a segregated list for the butcher.

    As we need something it is added to the master list. When I am (or MrB is) running errands, if going near (name shop), I'll copy items from the master list to a post-it note, to go with me. Items bought are then scored through on the master when I get home.

    That works for us - mainly.

    We also have To-Do lists - Major and Minor. Of course,both lists are somewhat dynamic, but I will crow when I state that I could take down the Summer Majors list yesterday, as I finished the outside painting (outbuilding doors and gates) on Thursday. Hurrah!

    We're also coming towards the close of the build phase of a summer project, which has been subject to the most outrageous project creep known to man. It started having only one phase, and we're getting there with phase 4.

    Next year,...........
     
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  15. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Oopsie sorry @zauberflote i forgot tonight :shy:

    Sixth day of holibobs.
    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: coconut cappuccino and birthday cake phd bar
    Late Lunch: bacon and leafy salad followed by DGF lemon and blueberry cake with cream and vanilla and raspberry LC granola.
    Dinner: Indian, lamb bhuna with veggies and 1/2 a poppadom followed by SF jelly, cream and LC chocolate granola back in our lodge.
     
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  16. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Late quick entry:
    Breakfast one boiled egg and buttered lc seeded crackers
    Lunch smoked trout, some nuts, and more LC crackers
    Mid pm Aldi seed and nut and dark choc bar
    Dinner hm chicken curry with Corriander followed by DGF lemon and blueberry with a few berries from garden and cream.
    @Goonergal enjoy your break in the North East hope that it goes well despite the new restrictions in place.
    @Rachox your hols sound great
     
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  17. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Goonergal how come, wherever you find yourself, there is a Hotel Chocolat right across the way from a Five Guys?
    @Annb I use a slip of paper custom cut for mine but I organize it by my grocery store-- same idea. My 30-yr-old son who works at that store gets a list in a text message, but he probably goes all differently than I do. He certainly shops well for somebody who has never eaten a vegetable in his life (is pizza sauce a vegetable? Ketchup was a vegetable to one of the Presidents Bush, and went on the federal nutrition list for school lunches.
    @DCUKMod cartwheels for the painting!!!!
     
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  18. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I don’t think formal curfew (I’d never be out late enough to know for sure) but bars etc have to shut at 10pm.
    I’m just across the river from Malmaison, at the Hilton in Gateshead.
    That made me laugh out loud!

    Morning Teaolat with cream before an outing on the Tanfield railway. Only one bus an hour and going extra early so I can have a wander and peak at a couple of other things a bit further down the line from where the trip starts.
     
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  19. annabell1

    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So last few days have been organising for a dinner party for some of my family who are coming over for dinner. Today was the day and I made Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes and fatoush salad and a fresh fruit platter and my sister made pana cota was a lovely day that's all I have eaten today I'm still very full.... but I'm exhausted I'm not used to cooking for that many people. I still eating some carbs but have cut back on them slowly getting there. But During the day we had a conversation about diet and I was trying to explain how the standard diet changed because low fat diet recommends we eat carbs like bread pasta etc and how the pyramid is used to suggest that but they argued with me that we should eat carbs that the pyramid does not suggest this and when I said look at the pyramid they kept on saying that we must eat carbs etc so I just kept my mouth shut no use arguing because they were not understanding what I was trying to say. They believe drugs are how to treat T2D and the current diet is the correct way and we should only stop junk food sure I agree with that but if your T2D eat less carbs also but it's there choice.
     
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    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At my last hospital stay the dietitian wanted me to eat every 4 hours because "I have UC/CROHNS and Diabetes I said but I only eat when I am hungry why would I eat every 4 hours she said it was because of my health issues so I let it be and didn't say anything more about it she wasn't happy with me when she new I was eating protein, butter and veggies only whilst in hospital and avoided the cereal bread and sweets and margarine..... sadly this is also what is told do do for ED years ago as I suffer from an ED that is what the dietitian and phycologist recommended me to eat.
     
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