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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 never have noticed any beneficial effect of Metformin. Even after all the years of taking it, I have never known exactly what noticeable effect it is intended to have - other than diahorrea. If you do notice anything, would you put a note on here? Then I might be able to attribute something to it. Since I sometimes only have one meal, I don't always take the 2 Metformin I am meant to have. Maybe that has an effect on my, often, very high BG. Not sure.
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Will do, or perhaps in the parallel thread if there is lots to tell!
     
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    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s legend, or folklore that on Michaelmas day the devil was thrown out of heaven, landed on a blackberry bush and cursed them not to be eaten after that date of any year. My Black Country relatives used to call it “ they’ve gone back to the devil.” I’ve read that the truth behind it is the wet weather at that time of year can make them bad to eat. Personally, I’d risk it any day of the year, live on the edge.
     
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  4. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Blackberries are usually pretty good here, in this northern climate, in September or October. Before that, they're usually just little, hard, green berries which, of course are not good to eat. The season isn't very long because by November everything has blown off the bushes. At one stage I thought of planting blackberries (brambles) because they do produce such lovely fruit and they do well here, but decided against risking them taking over the garden. I have got a commercial plant, but it isn't doing so well yet. Maybe by next season it will have taken a bit better.
     
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  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Similar legend here in Cornwall - on Michaelmas day the devil was thrown out and peed on the blackberries so children are warned not to eat them after that date.
     
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  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    V late brunch of bacon and egg in lc roll.
    Mid afternoon pack of Cheesies while sitting on a bench with Dennis looking at the beautiful North Cornish coastline.
    Dinner Spag Bol with Aldi black bean spaghetti, followed by DGF ginger cake and several mugs of tea to watch Strictly with.
     
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  7. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lunch seeded m and s lc crackers with some cheese, a few baby tomatoes and a small pepper followed by yoghurt
    Mid pm three squares of 90% chocolate and a few walnuts and Brazils
    Dinner chicken curry with two poppadoms and glass of gin with soda water followed by DGF pecan butterscotch blondie
     
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  8. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not believe in a lot of the old tales of yore, as most are meaningless here in Australia.
     
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  9. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and DGF choc chip cookie.
    Skipped lunch.
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and phd bar
    Dinner Chinese take away: crispy duck, 3 small pancakes, a smidge of sauce and veggies followed by DGF lemon and white chocolate cookie.
    Those DGF cookies are seriously moreish!
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    So far no ill effects 10 hours after taking my first metformin tablet :)
    BG's have been very stable wit a low need of insulin, but that was the pattern in the last couple of days anyway.
    Doesn't Australia have its own rich source of tales?
    Trying to work out how English people would feel about talking about peeing on food on a food thread and how this relates to our forum rules.
    Concluded I have no idea so I just had a good laugh over it! :D

    Same food as yesterday, green beans with a creamy dish with vegetarian shawarma and mushrooms, microwaved today.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I just don’t pick and eat blackberries low to the ground in case a dog has peed on them! :yuck:

    Edited to change the emoticon to something more appropriate!
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    @Antje77 in answer to your queries around Metformin, I think I’d better answer on the “parallel” thread so as not to go off topic here! ;)
     
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  13. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The indigenouus Australians have stories of the "dreamtime" which make a lot of sense as they have lived continuously in Australia for more than 40 thousand years, so their "tales" have more credence that white folks tales who have been for than 300 years and made a complete stuff in what ever they touched in the early days.

    What the... is michelmas day?
     
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  14. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    It's the day the devil peed on the blackberries, duh!
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Whatever @Antjee77 you have lost me, while I am eating breakfast of my usual.

    This is only devil I know and I doubt if if it could pee that high.

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  16. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Two slices of middle bacon, two egg and cheese omelette, tomatoes, button mushrooms for breakfast.
    Rest of the not peed upon blackberries with a tub of yoghurt, lemon cordial and osmolax mix for smoko.
    Chicken legs and salad, sugar free pineapple jelly for lunch.
    Toasted egg and cracked black pepper low carb sandwiches for supper at six.

    What a funny thread to day. :D
     
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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Whoops sorry, pushing the boundaries a bit I guess - but I never eat the late blackberries, just in case!
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    An old Christian festival - timed to match harvest feasting really.
     
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  19. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They're pretty meaningless full stop. At least, many of them are. Somewhere in the dim and distant past there may have been an element of sense or truth in some of them.
     
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  20. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Missed posting yesterday as was out late, yes on a Saturday night!
    Mostly ate chicken and some nuts and had 6 hours of exercise. Bg hardly shifted, weight didn't move either!

    Today, a hunk of cheese before a 90 minutes walk and the Remembrance service outside church.
    Lc hot choc to warm up when home
    L: salad and chicken followed by 2 pieces hm lc blueberry cake with cream.

    Tried a new lc choc cake recipe this afternoon using coconut flour rather than ground almonds. Quite successful but might tweak it a bit. 10 pieces safely in freezer.

    D: will be roast pork, vegs and a glass white wine
     
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