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

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't believe we have been properly introduced young lady. Hello, I'm the village crazy person - you need to watch a great deal of Moana to get that reference. One really needs a food fairy rather than a personal chef. I installed one, via a relatively painless ceremony, probably way back around October 1984. Still works a treat although if it ever referred to me as Hubby or Mr P it would be recycled on the spot.:angelic: To keep on topic: I will eat some Chocologic - for taste and fibre ; drink plenty of 800 mls mugs of Assam tea with almond milk; 1 800 mls mug of coffee perhaps with cream but definitely with sugar free caramel syrup; I will try a celeriac and swede version of cheese and potato pie (thanks @Chook) perhaps with either roasted veggies or salad. I really do need to avoid being sucked into "going native" through this thread. A skip full of ingredients for truly horrendous substances, high % chocolate and DGF poo shows - I tested them and never want a trace on my palate again (eryth- I can't even bear to type the word) - should have taught me that. As with all warm/hot food I will eat more in hope than expectation of pleasure. Thanks for the welcome back - it was World Leading 'cos everything is these days.
     
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  2. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Coffee and walnut!! My all time favourite. Thanks for the heads up. I try not to read their emails as I always end up buying more.
    Thanks also for the house congrats. We bought champagne yesterday in anticipation of completion then felt too excited to wait so drank it all last night! Will just have to get more for next week.
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks all for the house exchange congrats. I am thoroughly enjoying going through all the utility companies. Insurances etc to cancel bills. Council tax in particular was a real killer as we still had to pay full council tax on and empty house but were not entitled to any services.
    @Chook so sorry to hear about your friend’s diagnosis. I remember the tragedy of Roy Castle, a non smoker, also having lung cancer.
    @ianpspurs good luck with the new car. Daughter had a Kia Sportage and loved it until the engine blew up. They said it was just a fluke and couldn’t understand why. All her cars conk out on her though.
    @maglil55 yes I saw GBBO and loved it, I think Matt Lucas is a good addition and thought his Boris impression at the beginning was very funny. I understand they got a load of complaints about it though!
    MrsT123 it would be a good idea to try the Fulfil bar again. I find some polyols seem to affect me. I can’t eat the Carb Killer bars without a scarily high spike but they claim only around 2g carbs per bar. I know @Rachox has them without any effect. Just shows we all just have to do what suits us.
    @Goonergal sorry you’ve been feeling off colour. Hope the instant cheesecake helped perk you up. I may be trying that!
    On to food yesterday
    Black coffee in the morning.
    Lunch 1 tuna muffin melt
    Dinner was air fried duck breast with a version of @Antje77 ‘s sprout&blue cheese. I shredded the sprouts and sautéed with walnuts then crumbled some blue cheese through it. You are right Antje77 it’s a great combo. Also made a blackberry coulis ( just stewed sieved blackberries) which went v well with the duck.
    Opened the champagne to celebrate and drank way too much. Probably not the best idea the night before boot camp! IMG_3828.jpg
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Just had the most delicious air fried lamb shoulder. Rubbed it with olive oil, paprika, pink salt and fresh rosemary and left to marinate for a while before cooking for a couple of hours. Top lovely and crispy and meat juicy - crispy bits from the drip tray fab.

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  5. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All
    Two day update.
    Breakfast yesterday and today HiLo toast, lots butter, lots tea. My HiLo toast is soon coming to an end because I cant get it on my C&C anymore! I wish they would sell it on Amazon. Need to find a replacement, am going to try making the King Keto bread, after that look into breadmakers. Might get friend to knock up recipe in hers before investing, note to self!
    Lunch yesterday and today was Waldorf salad with blue cheese yesterday and sliced ham today.
    Supper yesterday was lemon sole and broccoli, tonight will be h/m chicken curry & cauli rice.

    I remember Clarnico Iced Caramels. They were very large, very hard and very bad for your teeth! Anyone remember Scots Clan by Mackintosh? Dark chocolate coated toffees in brown papers and milk chocolate ones in red. Quarter of a pound weighed out of the jar you never knew what ratio you would get.
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @PenguinMum have you ever tried skinny bread? - do remember the yeast though:angelic: I just had 2 slices toasted because I was hungry by 3.00 pm. @DJC3 , the duck breast looks good and even I am ok with it air fried - no idea where ours is since the move. Don't think we have needed it in nearly 8 months. Sorry about daughter’s Sportage. I think we have arranged things so we get another one in those circs (give it back in 3 years anyhow). - I haven't driven it I intend to use the ‘04 Range Rover for all the day to day or dirty stuff - tip, dogs, grandchildren, pulling up trees, ploughed fields.
     
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  7. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Goonergal sorry you felt rocky yesterday-- hope things are getting better!
    @ianpspurs oh yes I am definitely glad you're back! I finally looked up Chocologic "alimentary fibre"?? Looks kinda like laxatives to me but glad you like it! I swear by my wilted spinach, generous amounts of flax meal made into @dunelm 's crisps, and pecans. I am still having much the same foods over and over and over, because I enjoy them. Seems like this is part of a discussion from a good while ago being the food fairy around here, I will cook hot meals in cold weather for MrZF (he is not here to defend himself against that, and anyway my career has made me more in the public eye than his does him!) and if there is something in it for me, all the better. But usually there's not. I do miss "all I can eat" winter squash stew, and cabbage borscht, but only in the winter. Don't bother going native again. Eat what works! I am overwhelmed at the variety of foods here that look and sound so good and they are mostly based on meats I don't eat, and usually take prep time I don't yet have the patience for. But boy are they nice to contemplate!
    Saturday fudz map:
    Bfast, just finishing up, avocado, pecans, 2 boiled eggs, ~1/4 square 90% Lindt and we'll see if it's time to have that much yet by tomorrow morning!, flax crisps/dilute soy
    Lunch maybe none?
    Supper definitely spinach/hm dressing, cherry tomatoes, flax crisps/dilute soymilk. Beyond that is so far a mystery. I told MrZF I might make him a big ol' macaroni and cheese, but then went and used most of the cheddar grated on his rice last night (one of his favorites....) so am stumped.
    Rediscovered my jar of flaked coconut, been around at least a year and still good. Had some for a snack last night and that kept me from raiding the cookie jar (again). So... I invented the concept of coconut pecan macaroons, looked for a recipe, and found one. Maybe will try that while watching the grandbaby here this noontime.
     
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  8. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Looks fab I bet it smelled wonderful while it was cooking too.
     
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  9. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Sure did. Still full too.
     
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  10. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Evening all.
    Today’s food was coffee as usual this morning, then was meant to be bacon sandwiches all round after boot camp. I underestimated the amount of mouths to feed and amount of bacon needed so my sandwich ( made with Keeto bread) had just 1 lonely rasher. I added a fried egg and enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Mid aft 1 Baby bell and around 15g 100% dark chocolate with cups of tea
    Dinner Sea bass with lemon butter and a rocket and avocado salad. A glass of dry white wine and I’ll probably have a DGF ginger cake with more tea in a few minutes.
    @PenguinMum good idea to check the new bread mix in your friend’s bread maker. I had one of those a few years ago and loved it. Never tried LC bread in those days though. Such a shame about the HiLo bread.
    @ianpspurs Ive a feeling you are never going to let me forget the yeast sachet I chucked out of the Skinny bread mix! The airfryer was perfect for duck breast - I even ate the skin and I have never really liked the skin on any meat/ fish/ poultry.
    @zauberflote have fun with your grand baby and please share if you figure out a good recipe for coconut pecan macaroons - right up my street.
     
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  11. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I just had a quick look at their website and see that they quote 'effective carbs' which they define as carbs less polyols. Is that a reasonable thing to do - I don't know much about polyols? I did look them up and saw that can cause gut issues (bloating, gas, diarrhoea etc.) Has anyone found that with their products (perhaps the amount consumed at any one time is too small)?
     
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  12. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    It depends on the individual and on which polyol. It is ‘standard’ practice to subtract them from the carb count. DGF use erythritol which I find does not impact BG. I tend to avoid things like malitol (expensive laxative) and some of the other more synthetic sweeteners which also raise my blood sugars.

    There’s a guide to sweeteners somewhere. Will try and find it.

    Edit - had book marked this: https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/Top-10-Natural-Low-carb-Sweeteners and there’s this from dietdoctor.com https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners

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  13. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely being affected by the change of seasons here. 2 of us have head colds and can't get warm. (Worrying infection wise as we've been socially distancing)
    Also lunches need to move from salads to something warm so hubby (yes @ianpspurs he has that title until he earn the right to something trendier) bought 2 supermarket soups that we used to enjoy thinking them healthy. The lentil one was way above my carb limit so reheated the squash one with added water to make it lower carb. But it just didn't taste right , very synthetic, so kept adding soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and even tabasco until it was just about OK.

    Didn't find it satisfying , and needing comfort food, made a single serving of a chocolate lava mug cake using stevia. Was ok and very filling, will probably share it when I make it again.

    Was planning a fat head pizza for tonight but not needing anything right now so will probably be omad today.
     
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  14. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Hug for the cold and mug cake - things must be really bad to drive a person to that. Your husband must be amazingly self controlled or saintly. Please don't tell me you refer to him as OH or eat Lo dough
     
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  15. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They use erythritol which I find has no impact on my bgs at all. It seems to be one of the best regarded sweeteners for us diabetic bunch. I know that however a few people notice a cooling taste when products use erythritol, but me - and my OH- are in the lucky ones group it just tastes like sugar sweetness to us hence they’ve become a regular pudding. You won’t know probs till you try! I def have no gut issues with erythritol but have had with other sweetners such as xylitol ( xylitol is also dangerous to pets)
    DGF also use quality ingredients in general such as butter, Lindt chocolate and ground almonds etc. They also run a low carb group which has some great podcasts eg from dr David unwin, Dr Malhotra and our very own famous @Goonergal !
     
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    @ianpspurs He is too saintly! Drives me up the wall!!!
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been determined not to put on heating but have resorted to three layers - t shirt, jumper and now a hoodie!
    Made another batch of LC seeded crackers today - I love them so they have been big part of my intake today!
    Lunch two boiled eggs with LC seeded crackers and afterwards 25g of 100% montezumas with orange oil with coffee
    Dinner hm chicken curry with more crackers and two gin and sodas pudding DGF chocolate and raspberry brownie with a few garden raspberries and spoon of yoghurt and cream.
     
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    Our heating kicked in automatically yesterday, so I went round sorting the door curtains. Hey ho. The year turns.

    B: forgot til someone mentioned corned beef, at which point I bustled into the kitchen and made the corned beef cheesy eggy thing. First time for ages.
    L: not necessary
    D: made chicken goujons in lodough breadcrumbs, served with sour cream with wasabi.

    the muttlets had a clip yesterday at the groomer. They are not impressed with the loss of their warm underwear! They are very much into snuggling at the moment. And popping outside for their necessaries seems rather traumatic (to the girls). No1 is made of sterner stuff!
     
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  19. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I'll forget if I wait, so just telling you it's on my CMT. Didn't make them yet, baby come and gone lol. Hopefully later. Still Have to drop by Lowe's (big box hardware/construction/appliance/garden/ tractor mowers etc/seasonal sundries store) for 120' of orange outdoors mini-lights. No trick or treating door to door so I am going to set up our pop-up white nylon gazebo at the end of the driveway with pre-bagged candy on a table, interior of gazebo illuminated with orange, and sit out on the porch.
    So, with Lowe's trip, may not bake
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Mauriac I used to chew gum sweetened with xylitol, and now have used erythritol in baking-- the gum was fine for decades, then chewing gum gave me a bellyache. Not sure if it was the xylitol or I forgot how to chew gum! I have to limit my erythritol because it gives me tummy grumbles. Also it has a chilliness to it. I did find that that disappeared in my ginger cookies as they aged, which was nice.
    @shelley262 you would call me a wimp! I have on a knit camisole, a tshirt, a light fleece pullover, and a sweater on top of that yesterday. It's warm out (but not inside), and tomorrow will be hot out, and then we get a cold front which will blessedly dry the house out and we can turn on heat if we want.
    Lunch did happen, unfortunately. "Just a few pecans" turned into more, and then the cottage cheese called my name. Well, that's half my supper then. Ah well.
    @MrsA2 oh dear sorry you are both sick! Can't get warm is awful!
     
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