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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've asked Neil to look for gluten free sausages next time he goes to the shops for me. Tesco do have a "Free from" range which includes gluten free sausages but that may only be on the mainland. He already checked all the makes of black pudding he could find, but none were gluten or wheat free. I normally don't buy anything ready made because my system seems unable to tolerate so many things but I can't make decent sausages and I can't make black pudding. Once this blood test is done, I shall just have to eat more fish and forget the prepared foods.
     
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  2. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: ff greek with seeds and blueberries
    L: 2 slices lc bread with cheeses and olives. A large swig of neat double cream as trying to clear fridge before going away (thats a good excuse)
    Mid afternoon . Far too many almonds as left the packet within reach
    D: salmon, 2 chipolata and red cabbage coleslaw
    3 small glasses sparkling rose (first alcohol in several days as was on meds that said no, did enjoy it so!)
     
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  3. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    17.06.2021
    Breakfast 2x CWC, nut granola splash of milk.
    CWC
    Lunch Ham, toast, salad, cup of tea
    Tea and biscuits in the afternoon.
    Early evening drinks and nibbles with neighbours. No low carb options available except pistachio nuts, even though the host has T2.
    Dinner. well not really a meal, one large sausage and another slice of toast. Have decided I don't like that bread and am binning the rest. Even if it is only 12g carbs a slice it tastes sweet.
    Lemon tea
     
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  4. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sausages, eggs, tomatoes for breakfast.
    Some chicken wings for lunch with a cuppa soup.
    Grilled Barra fillet, and green veggies, a few chips.

    I see the new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK was signed by Bozo and Slomo the other day, some thing like 200,000 tonnes of meat extra over the next couple of year, is going to be exported to the UK.

    Enjoy.

    https://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/agree...uk-fta-negotiations-agreement-principle#goods
     
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  5. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My lunch.
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  6. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Ann - To be honest, I found going grain free simpler than picking and choosing between grains. Unfortunately, ceoliacs and those with issues around gluten often have issues with gliadin and avenin. Gliadin and avenin are protein chains, just as gluten is.

    Unfortunately, the achieve a strict GF way of living, it needs an intense investment in label reading all over again.
     
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  7. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was cutting out most grains anyway, as part of my efforts to reduce carbohydrates in my diet, but since I've never really thought about coeliac disease in relation to me, I hadn't considered that whatever oats were in black pudding and whatever wheat rusk was in sausages, would be a problem. A while ago I did realize that bread was causing problems, but I thought it was something to do with yeast, or the rising process that was an issue, so stopped eating bread. That did help a bit, but it's only in the last few days that I have seriously considered coeliac as a possibility. This is because my sister-in-law has been diagnosed as coeliac for some years now and we were discussing symptoms.

    I should be able to avoid gluten if I don't have any processed products. The black pudding and sausages were about the only 2 processed products I ever use these days.

    Today, of course, is different. GP said to reintroduce gluten products for the next few days so that the blood test will have something to check out. I do have some wheat flour in the cupboard but that is the only wheat I have, as far as I am aware. But will do something with that later.

    Only tea so far today.
     
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  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Unfortunately, for a GF diet to be of benefit it has to be totally GF (unlike those avoiding dairy who can benefit from various levels of reduction, as well as exclusion).

    I'm afraid introducing gluten into your life for a few days isn't likely to make a significant shift in your antibody levels. For strict coeliac testing the requirement is for a number of weeks, if not a couple of months.

    When discussing my own challenges with the Endo who told me to go GF, his view was there was no benefit to me by deliberately stimulating inflammation when it was perfectly evident I was gluten sensitive. He likened it to hitting one's thumb with a hammer to see if it hurt. We talked briefly about biopsy, which I elected not to pursue, bearing in mind any diagnosis would lead to the same outcome - a strictly GF lifestyle.

    The benefits of a definitive diagnosis are of course that certain foods may be available on prescription, and that condition would be in your medical records, should you ever require hospital treatment long enough to need to be fed.
     
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  9. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I see the point about not reintroducing what I have already cut out. But if there is any chance that I could get some positive feedback from the blood test, it is worth a try. The thing is, if it isn't ceoliac, then perhaps something else can be identified? I don't know. I'm not a doctor. If it is positive and it could be put onto my medical record, it would be a help when having to go into hospital - otherwise all food provided there is wheat heavy in some form. I know that the health board here provides prescriptions for some foods, but I wouldn't be using those because ready-made foods contain other substances which I know I can't tolerate (some nuts, some starches, sweeteners in any form etc).

    Earlier, I made a few waffles to use over the next few days, to have with whatever I am making as my meal. Had a couple with some salad and ham a bit earlier. Feeling very stuffed right now and a bit sluggish, but not seriously uncomfortable.
     
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  10. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Early dinner so we are cleared up and ready for the football this evening.
    Lunch was Romaine lettuce leaves filled with low fat cottage cheese snd Turkey breast slices.
    Dinner is another hake fillet with the DD crispy topping of chorizo, Parmesan and ground almonds. Tonight it’s served with baked aubergine, mushrooms and a spoonful of kimchi.
    Might have a glass of wine later, I’ve been TT all week.
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Seem to be going through a hungry phase. Had an enormous portion of beef short rib (pic on PE thread) for an early lunch. Couldn’t finish it, but managed to squeeze down 3 eggs and 3 rashers back bacon for dinner :D
     
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  12. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Seems I forgot to post yesterday so playing catch up!

    Yesterday:
    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and Fibre One caramel protein bar.
    Skipped lunch.
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and chocolate chia pudding.
    Dinner: DD crispy cheese and mushroom omelette followed by SF orange jelly, cream and LC chocolate and ginger granola.

    Today:
    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and Fibre One caramel protein bar.
    Skipped lunch.
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and coffee chia pudding.
    Dinner: minted lamb kebabs, coleslaw, leafy salad and some Brie followed by SF raspberry jelly, cream and LC chocolate and raspberry granola.
     
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  13. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pleased that the nurse changed my painkillers meds. No longer nauseous and groggy and having to eat 4 times a day to take them with food I didnt want!
    B: ff greek with seeds and 1 large strawberry
    L: cafe lunch of shakushka ( peppers cooked in a spicy tomato sauce topped with eggs) . 3 bites of hubbys orange cake. Lovely tea of blackcurrant and hibiscus
    D: cajun chicken and homemade Red cabbage coleslaw. 1 glass sparkling rose. 4 sqs 90% chocolate. (This one is Waitrose own, very nice indeed)
     
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  14. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    18.06
    Breakfast 2x CWC, nut granola splash of milk, 2 eggs scrambled with butter.
    CWC and biscuits
    Lunch, ham, mixed salad, celeriac remoulade, cup of tea.
    Tea
    Dinner, smoked chicken, carrots, cabbage
    F2f Greek yoghurt and raspberries 2 glasses of wine
    Later, CWC
    Lemon tea.

    @MrsA2 So pleased for you, that your medication has been sorted out and you are feeling better.
    @ianpspurs popty ping is Welsh for microwave. One of the few words in that language i do know.
    @DJC3 like the sound if that DD topping
     
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  15. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    It’s very good, it does actually go crispy. Grating or finely chopping the chorizo is a bore though.
     
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  16. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can live with that, or my food processor can - but then washing up the food processor is a bore.
     
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  17. garyclark82

    garyclark82 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask what DD stands for, please?
     
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  18. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Likely Diet Doctor.
     
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  19. garyclark82

    garyclark82 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, still getting to grips with terminology
     
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  20. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I don’t know if you’ve come across this website? No ads, non profit. It’s a mine of information and has loads of low carb recipes

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/foods
     
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