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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Today I skipped breakfast as we had a busy start to the day.
    Lunch was a salad from the salad cart at harvester followed by steak, mushroom and grilled tomato, I asked to swap the fries for broccoli but they had run out, so I went without, did eat the onion rings though, oops
    This afternoon I treated myself to an Adonis bar as I sat in the sunshine with my book
    This evening was a 2 egg omelette with cheese and some salami crisps
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Pop round to my house if you’re stuck for a low carb snack! I’m sure I can rustle you up something :happy:
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream (2 tsp) washed down with a black coffee
    Lunch: roast chicken, mixed veg, one tiny roast potato, 1/2 a small Yorkshire pudding and gravy thickened with ground flaxseed followed by sugar free jelly and cream.
    Mid-afternoon: white chocolate PhD bar and black coffee.
    Tea: cold meat, cheese and salad buffet at my ILs with one Jaffa cake.
     
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  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @jayney27

    @Rachox if you see 4 ladies of a certain age, in a cafe, guffawing loudly, one without a massive cake in front of her - that’ll be us.

    I believe there’s a Hotel Chocolate in Oxford isn’t there? I need to stock up on the 100% buttons.
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @DJC3 sorry to hear about your high fbg and mishap? with lunch. Not sure about my old self just a day's food I can reconcile to my ideals - except I didn't grow the veg and I am sure the pork was not rare breed free range! Anyhow, enjoy your reunion and any off piste eating can be made up for. If they are true friends, and I am sure they are, they will neither feel the need to forswear cake nor try to temp you. @Rachox have you tried thickening gravy with cauliflower? I have tried both and find cauliflower preferable - just give the stock and cauliflower a blast in nutri bullet.
     
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  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Ground flaxseed and cauliflower both interesting ways to thicken gravy, thank you @Rachox and @ianpspurs I have tried making it the traditional way but using coconut flour - don’t ever do this, it was revolting.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    There is a Hotel Chocolat, in the new Westgate Shopping Centre. There’s a Prèt a Manger there too, my favourite coffee shop for a low carb lunch :hungry: There’s a Patisserie Valerie in the High Street if your friends want posh cakes, while you could ask for eggs royale with mushrooms in place of the brioche, they’ve done that for me several times without a fuss.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    [QUOTE="ianpspurs, post: 1779886, @Rachox have you tried thickening gravy with cauliflower? I have tried both and find cauliflower preferable - just give the stock and cauliflower a blast in nutri bullet.[/QUOTE]

    I like using Flaxseed to get my daily dose of seeds, my bowels thank me for it! :joyful::hilarious:
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @Rachox no problems, all good! I tend to use chia seeds and psyllium husk powder in my salads for seed intake and use flaxseeds in desserts and high fibre bars.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Yup, I have a daily dose of psyllium husk in my ‘porridge’ at breakfast and often have a chia pudding. I’ll have to try them in salads too.
     
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  12. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for the tips, great idea about the eggs royale too. Patisserie Valerie is exactly the sort of place we tend to gravitate towards
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks and I hope that's not where the problem is :angelic:
     
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  15. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Haha that would be the troubles of your bottom. I hope it’s not that too!
     
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  16. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    This image was copied from a foodie Facebook group. Who knew? Wasn't it you @Brunneria , who said SPAM is a keto-perfect food source?

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    (Allegedly, there is a SPAM Museum somewhere in the US.)
     
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  17. memememeiii

    memememeiii Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Kids do that to me, too. :arghh: And I'm a teacher. ;)
     
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    memememeiii Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    memememeiii Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to say, for all the healthy eating yesterday, I was really bummed to wake up with a glucose reading of 137. Argh. All the more reason to stick to this regime...600-700 cal/day. Yesterday, I tipped over at 850, I think. Better than nothing. Here's how it's going so far...I must say, I missed the pita chips in the fatoush/Lebanese salad, but oh, well. I'm driven to change things more than I want the junky carbs. I'm seriously - for all my love of meat - thinking to ditch it for these 8 weeks and keep to tofu, nuts, and veganism. JUST to see what happens to my numbers. I've been doing Paleo modified for years.

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  20. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    To be honest, in your shoes, I'd adopt one approach at a time - calorie restriction or kick the meat. If you fo both and see a change, how do you know what caused the change? That's just my view.
     
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