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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Buyer beware! But yes, honestly, tablespoons in the recipes I've read and copied.
     
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  2. hankjam

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

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    some folks use it as a meal substitute.... so it has to be packed with go juice.
     
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  3. Gravity-Carb

    Gravity-Carb Other · Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense the 'whipped' part now... ok. I will google this.
    In a bit.
    Honest.
    Na I'll prob just do it....
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  5. Christinerm

    Christinerm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never use a recipe for soup, but I make mine by sautéing a chopped onion in butter, adding fresh kale leaves (take the stems out) and chicken broth. Cook for about 10 mins then blend. I keep some kale back to begin with and add more kale / broth depending on the consistency. I like mine thin. At one time I would have added milk at this point, but now I stir in a tablespoon of double cream before serving. I freeze in portions without the cream. This is a VERY green soup! I am having it often as the kale bed in the vegetable patch is producing better than ever and hasn’t been attacked by caterpillars this year.
     
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  6. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That all sounds like a lovely weekend and perfectly balanced :) and the rump tails sound amazing... Thank you for that... :)
     
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  7. Christinerm

    Christinerm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    First time in my life I’ve been able to say I don’t want to lose more weight! LCHF works for me!
     
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  8. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Truly.... it makes a creamy, lush coffee... :)
     
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  9. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I read a blog recently which added two egg-yolks, in case of emergency... being unable to find proper food all day... I tried it and it's lovely - very rich and sustaining... I have a wonderful Thermos from Lakeland, which will keep it warm for hours.... you wouldn't want to drink it cold... :spitoutdummy::)
     
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  10. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's lush, really... :) Everyone reacts like that at first... I put mine into my NutriBullet... done in seconds and really emulsified... it has to be or it splits... any blender will do - I imagine it would take ages with a whisk! I put egg yolks in if I know I can't get to food all day... it's very sustaining... :D
     
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  11. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was stuck for two days in Saudi Arabia, so I took crustless mini-quiches - made with mushroom, garlic, spinach and ham - with me in a tupperware and stashed them in the hotel fridge with some cacao fat-bombs... I have eaten nothing else for two days, so nothing much to report... :p
    Today will be eggs and bacon and another Bullet Proof...
    Chicken soup for lunch, made with stock from the poached chicken
    I think I'll try Geoffers' rump tails for supper, with cauliflower cheese and green beans, followed by berries and cream...
    Bullet Proof chocolate before bed...
    That's the plan - it could go egg-shaped, it often does... :D Tomorrow will be chicken, ham, mushroom and leek pie with an almond crust I think...
     
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  12. DeejayR

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

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    Admiration for imaginative planning :)
    I went to a country fair yesterday with a large tub of mixed salad, mostly from the veg plot at home, with cheese, a chicken quarter and some mayo. I got a few comments but usually the people I go with leave me alone. Everyone else had white bread sandwiches, crisps and cakes. There was nothing on any of the food stalls I could have eaten, not even the "healthy veggie" stall, because everything was mixed with sweetcorn, rice, pasta and unknown dressings. However the burger, bacon & egg bap stall had a notice saying anyone with special dietary needs should speak to the staff. I didn't inquire though.
    In the produce tent there was a farmers' market banner saying potatoes are 1% sugar, but there was no one there to ask about that.
     
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  13. Bebo321

    Bebo321 Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Brunnaria,
    Apologies for a question coming from left field here. Am I right in thinking that you have done various 'experiments' to reduce the effects of dawn phenomenon?
    I've just been reading up about it again recently and wondered if you had ever tried tricking your body with the 'Cephalic Phase insulin release' - so the body's natural insulin response to the smell/appearance of food before it's even been eaten. If you feel like being a bit of a guinea pig (sorry for being so bold as to ask!:oops:) - I would be really interested to hear if smelling a jelly baby (or something super sweet) first thing in the morning curbs your BG rise.
    I wanted to post the question to you directly, but I can't access your details. :( Sorry for throwing the thread off course everyone.x
     
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  14. Gravity-Carb

    Gravity-Carb Other · Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow that would be so hard. Smelling a jelly baby then putting it down! Ye gods, thats like trying to change the tides. No fair.
    :(
     
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  15. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    That is fascinating.

    Somewhat inadvertantly, my experimentation kicked off again recently. I decided to do my own DIY version of Interminttent Fasting, but without risking the chance of any of those nasty hunger pangs. So I eat lunch and evening meal, and 'fast' for the other 16-17 hours a day. Except that I can eat fat during the 'fast'. Essentially, this means that breakfast is a cup of coffee with a good slug of double cream, which lasts me til lunch. And if I get peckish late evening, I have a mug of broth, again with cream.

    I started it in the hope of triggering further weight loss - which has worked like a charm - after a 8 month plateau.
    But the additional side effect is that my DP has definitely reduced. By an average of 0,5-1 mmol/l every morning.
    I am delighted.

    I will however have a sniff ( ;) ) at your 'cephalic pase insulin release' and see if it looks like a possibility. Although, I must admit that my first reaction on reading your suggestion was to question your sanity. When, in the history of the world, has a jelly baby been that close to a human nose and mouth and lived to tell the tale? (or set aside for sniffing the next morning?) I mean, REALITY CHECK, please!

    Will let you know if I try it though.
     
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  16. mehhh2015

    mehhh2015 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The idea of the pie sounds lovely...
     
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  17. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello everybody. I've started fine today.
    B. Raspberries and Greek style plain yoghurt
    L. Crustless quiche.:)
    I'm hoping I finish the day just as well
     
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  18. trinity0097

    trinity0097 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B - spinach pancakes wrapped around bacon - eaten at work after a fasting blood test first thing
    L - courgette and runner bean cream soup with some lamb salad (could only manage a few mouthfuls of salad as the soup filled me up)
    D - courgette noodle Turkey stir fry with creamy peanut sauce, a small slice of lidl roll to mop up the sauce

    Had dinner early as I was hungry, so might have some peanuts later
     
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  19. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B - 2 97.5% pork sausages and a bacon 7 egg fat bomb
    L - Avocado & Babybel
    D - Carb free leek lasagne
    S - some Mattessons pork sausage.
     
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  20. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Just worth stating up front, my DP-styleeee rises are inconsequential, so it won't be on my agenda, BUT, if I were to give this a go, I'm sure each day the jelly baby would be smaller, due to MrB's serial amputations, probably on a daily basis....

    The thought made me smile though.
     
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