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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to read about your loss, @shelley262. Please accept a big hug from me. Thinking of you.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Evening everyone. I havent been able to get onto the forum for a couple of hrs - dont know if it was the app or website playing up.

    @shelley262 I’m so sorry to read your sad news. I agree it can be very difficult living far from family.

    @Goonergal I thought of you too around Canning town - was trying to figure out if I was in your neck of the woods. Ive never been on the DLR before - bit spooky being driverless.

    Breakfast today, quite early a cheese omelette with coffee and cream.

    Spent all day at Discover Dogs at the ExCel - lots of eateries there but Most were very carb heavy. Finally found a salad and sandwich place, all food had nutritional info on the label so picked a chicken and bacon Caesar salad at 5.4 g carbs. Wasn’t very filling though
    Late afternoon ate my emergency Adonis bar.
    It was a great day, fell in love with so many dogs and there were brilliant displays including one from medical assistance dogs who can smell illness such as cancer and hypo/ hyperglycaemia in diabetics. I spoke to one of the owners who had T1D and had no hypo awareness she said she used to have up to 8 hypos a day and was hospitalised a couple of times a week, but since having her adorable poodle she’d only had 2 in 4 years. The dog just brings her testing kit to her when he smells there is something wrong, evennwaking her up at night and accompanying her to work, absolutely brilliant, her life has been transformed.

    Arrived back tired late and happy and stopped off at Nandos for dinner - chicken thighs, halloumi and avocado with extra mayo.

    @ianpspurs I share Mrs P’s irritation with family members who can’t load the dishwasher properly, they think I’m just being finicky but I know I’m just doing it right!
     
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  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Have you settled on a breed for a new furry friend?
     
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  5. Brunneria

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    So sorry @shelley262 for you and the rest of the family.

    Food today ended up being in a 3hr eating window.
    Started at 2pm with some goatsmilk yog
    Then lamb mince and butter at 4pm
    With 100g brie to follow.

    STILL not hitting the fat: protein rations i want. But am completely satiated, so am on the right track.
     
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  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    We’ve whittled it down to a choice of about 50 now!
    IMG_5769.jpg
    This is Caspar the diabetes medical assistance dog.
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Isn't he a sweetheart! Can I take him home with me?
     
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  8. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Breakfast: last piece of applewood cheddar till Mr Ocado brings some more on Monday. coffee with double cream and truvia

    Lunch: Titchy crayfish tails, little gem lettuce and baby cucumber with Hellmanns mayonnaise with sweet smoked paprika and a drop of lime juice; sightly under-ripe golden kiwi fruit; lemongrass and ginger tea

    Dinner: rest of my persian spicy lamb and aubergine; turmeric tea; followed by Halo Top vanilla ice cream; followed by a couple of teaspoons of my altered and now nicely chocolate flavoured crunchy hazelnut butter, followed by 2 pieces of Lindt 85% chocolate, and a post dinner level of 8.4- up from pre-dinner 7.3. Oh dear me - I wonder how that could have possibly happened!! :oops::wideyed: (Started off with a much better fasting level than recent efforts at 6.4 then was back up to mid 7s by lunch time... I feel at the moment I'd be better off if someone would kindly come and chop my elephant sized legs off!)

    Plenty of water during the day helped down with minor additions of lime juice or fresh lemon - just enough to taste without being mouth puckering.
     
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  9. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    He’s gorgeous.

    Love the DLR. Have become very adept at nabbing the front seat!

    Forum was also down for me on the website - very slow this morning too.
     
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    #19249 Goonergal, Oct 21, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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  10. neithskye

    neithskye Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been enjoying shell-less tacos lately. Ground beef with taco seasoning, topped with sour cream and shredded cheese, then topped with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, and more shredded cheese. Yummy.
     
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  11. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Sound very tasty @neithskye. That post does confirm my thoughts that there are many WOE within this big tent LC framework - which is good but demands that you either know your own body really well or learn by mistakes. Glad you "found your happy." U2 nailed it for me
     
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  12. neithskye

    neithskye Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's only been just over three months since I was diagnosed so I'm still learning. What does this mean? Is what I made not a good meal? It has protein, fat, and is low carb. When I tested two hours after eating my BG was 4.9 mmol. Just curious, because I'm still learning, and not sure I'm doing everything right yet. :)
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Seems to me the 4.9 shows it was all fine. Initially, I also tested at 4 hrs as some meals look good at 2 hrs then reveal their issues. It is good that you have found a meal you enjoy which also keeps bg levels in a good place. Read this thread and others long enough and you will see there is no "right". However, I am some way from orthodox here
    In another thread someone likened making your own choices to the military mindset "is this a hill you are prepared to die on." Take your time and think hard about what your own hill is as each one of us has very different visions and nutritional needs.
     
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    #19253 ianpspurs, Oct 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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  14. neithskye

    neithskye Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never enjoyed cooking. My "cooking routine" before diagnosis was ordering a pizza online. :p I'm amazed that I'm actually doing things like chopping up vegetables now. My BG at diagnosis in July was 16.2 mmol. I've been consistently testing both FBG and post-meal BG for the past few weeks in the 4.2-4.9 mmol range. I'll keep trying new things and learning. :)
     
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  15. fran57

    fran57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, yes I think the porridge did not help, before 5.7 and they went to 6.9, I even had a good walk with me dog after, so think I may cut them out, shame cause I really like them, and I did wonder about the huomus, they have gone down to 6.1 now, think it will be a case of trial and error, lol. thank you
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Sounds to me as though you have things about right. Try, test, learn:):)
     
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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, we wanted to too!
     
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  18. Geoffno6

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    Oh wow, I didn’t know there was a Keto creme brûlée !!! And you can caramelise inulin!!! Pudding is looking up :)
     
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  19. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    I don't really do puddings and had reached 63 thinking creme brulee would make me heave but even I can find a place in my life for them sometimes.
     
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  20. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    What you’re doing is obviously working - those are really good bgs especially as you’ve only been at it for 3 months.
    Your shell-less tacos sound great, far better than a takeaway pizza. Well done, I look forward to seeing more of your posts on here.
     
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