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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    It does seem you are eating a lot of food in general. Too much of protein or even fat can make me ravenous. I keep to small meals and rarely need snacks anymore.

    Protein and fat both have effects on bs. Protein can raise it but fat hinders insulin so when over eating fat you get hungry because you are slowing insulin. It took me a long time to find the right balance. I too am 80% fat but I eat snack sized meals. Half and avocado and celery BF. Lunch is an ounce and a half of protein with some low carb veggies and 1/4 avocado. Dinner same as lunch. I generally out a little EVOO or mayo on the protein as well
    It took me awhile to realize the bigger the meal the hungrier I got AFTER I ate. If I keep meals small and balanced I don't get hungry. If I do I have a slice of avocado or two or three nuts. It's amazing how little food I need. I feel much more energetic too. Look at the size of meals people are eating. They aren't big especially before dinner. Many only have coffee for BF. The. Something small at lunch and dinner is usually the addition of more veggies.

    LCHF does not have to mean pile it on. It just means replacing carb cals with fat and fat has almost twice as many calories. So a reasonable normal amount of fat is good. Eating lots of fat is not going to help you lose weight, it's just meant to keep calories where they should be. Many of us do well on around 1200. I don't even need that many. I really don't count cals. I set my carb and protein and eat enough fat to satisfy but if I over eat fat I do get hungry.
     
  2. Scarlet10

    Scarlet10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm back after going to Kraków and drinking too much anyway today
    B-yogurt with raspberries
    L-salmon smoked and soft cheese
    D-pork chops with spinach in cream sauce
    Snack -few almonds
     
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  3. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Fasted today.

    D bacon and boiled egg, tea.


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  4. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bb: good green stuff, clean lean protein, 1tablesp milled chia seeds, 1 tables of milled flax

    L: scone and butter - just fancied it

    D: omelette and greens


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  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    B: cinnamon crunch and chicoryncream
    L: lamb and tomato stew
    D: stir fried chicken and chicken sausages, with cauli cheese and sugarsnaps
    S: 70% choc
     
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  6. Jasperville

    Jasperville Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: nothing - on a mini fast
    L: Marks and sparks coronation chicken and a Josephs low carb pita
    D: Marks and sparks chicken kiev with bacon and cheese on top
    Pud: Strawberries with cream 3 ways (double, extra thick and clotted), Splenda and erythritol
    snacks: a few cocktail sausages, cashew nuts
     
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  7. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Scone and butter yummy!!!!
     
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  8. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 11 /7 / 16
    B 2 poached eggs / 1 slice burgen bread
    L 2 boiled eggs / 2 crackers / peanut butter
    S 1 pkt pork scratchings
    D leeks and bacon fried in butter delicious / strawberries / double cream / crème fraiche
     
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  9. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Emmm...bit naught, but my bedtime BG last night was only 4.9, so I'm a happy boy:)


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  10. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was it a normal scone or homemade Kevin.
     
  11. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "Homemade" @ the garden centre...the best in Cambridge:)


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  12. Viv0147

    Viv0147 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    27g sachet of original porridge with 100ml of full fat milk and 1 soy and linseed toast and 25g of cheese 2 hours later a reading of 4.4 my lowest reading ever! over the last few days I have increased my carb intake to between 50 and 100g I was for the last 6 months 30 to 50g per day as a result I lost 52 Lbs my ? is 4.4 to low and any other advice would be welcome.
     
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  13. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Odd day....

    B bacon
    L peanut butter and cucumber. Pork scratchings.
    D two frankfurters. Just fancied them but they're too processed for my liking!


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  14. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    B Toasted Lidl half roll with cheese and 2 fried eggs, bacon, mushroom & tomato
    L 10 olives and coffee with cream
    S Teaspoon peanut butter with added chopped roast nuts
    D Mixed salad, mostly home-grown, with cold roast beef and home-made pickled courgette & onion; home-grown strawberries & double cream
     
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  15. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    As everybody is different, I guess there's no ideal time to test to fit everyone.
    The only constant, however, is that ALL our highs and lows, irrespective of the time they were incurred, will contribute towards our HbA1c and thus the rate at which we may or may not develop diabetic complications.
    That said, it makes perfect sense to me to mainly stick to foods which are unlikely to take me over optimum levels, no matter when I am testing.
     
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  16. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Fasted today and just had chicken fajita lettuce wraps and about to have melted choc with whipped cream and chopped nuts.


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  17. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: eggs scrambled on a piece of LivLife bread
    L: beef burger with cheese on
    D: chicken breast with cheese/bacon
    S: cheese and low carb Peters Yard biscuit - and around 2/3 of a tub of Oppo

    So the day started quite good, if somewhat boring and then went carby. Also 2 G n T's - but could only get Fever Tree Light tonic which isn't sugar free so in 500g of tonic 18g of carbs.

    Not the good day I needed - but a long productive day at work so stress down and things might even put. I'm being positive :)
     
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  18. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes this thread makes me want to eat more .. thought I was done until I say a mention of chocolate on here - off to find my 85% now ;)
     
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  19. debbiedoodles

    debbiedoodles Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brunch - Lidl roll with bacon and egg,
    Few liquorice pontifract sweets accidentally fell into my mouth, in fact a lot not a few!
    Cauliflower cheese and haddock

    Didn't bother testing after my disaster oh well tomorrow is another day
     
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  20. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wed
    B 2 slices of bacon and scrambled egg / 1 slice of burgen linseed and soya bread
    S a few pieces of melon
    L 2 rivitas / homemade lemon cheese [ thanks to debrasue]
    S small pear
    D roast beef and cheese salad / strawberries a few slices banana / double cream.
     
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