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Low Carb Foods

Anbemcc

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Morning lovely people, I've just received a delivery from Carbzone, they make low carb products. They aren't cheap but I thought I would test them out. I'm about to have a sice of toast hoping nothing spikes, anyone on here used them, if so what were your thoughts ta xx
 

Leadinglights

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I am struggling with which Cerealas to eat I’m type 2
Cereals are not a terribly good option certainly at the portions suggested on the packets as although some say 'Low sugar' they are all high carbohydrate. A very reduced portion added to Full fat Greek yoghurt and berries would be a better breakfast option.
There are some low sugar Granolas, Lizi's is one I have, or All Bran is not too bad, anything with added fruit like raisins tends to be high carb but those with nuts tend to be lower.
You need to scrutinise the product information for carbs per 100g and see what it would be for the portion you plan to have.
Maybe try eggs for breaky as an alternative to cereal.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Not a name I’ve heard of @Anbemcc - be interested to hear how you find things. Are they very expensive? Have you got a meter to check how your body reacts to them?

Cereals can be a bit of a nightmare @Jean Pollard - though as always, it’s very individual - and some members have found cereals that work for them (even if they wouldn’t suit other members!)

Some (I think @SB2015 may be one?) mix their own granola/muesli with a greater proportion of nuts and seeds, and no, or almost no dried fruit.
 

Anbemcc

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Hey, to be honest yes they are, they are a Swedish company. I had a slice of bread with my fried eggs and it didn't affect my blood. I'm happy for the occasional use, I have cereal, crispbread, cracker's, jam, tortilla all really low carb and good ingredients.
 

Drummer

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There are recipes for low carb baked goods on line if you search.
I am planning on a chocolate cake after my blood test later this month - I hope as a celebration of continued remission, otherwise as consolation -
 

Drummer

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The recipes are really simple - simpler than many 'muggle' recipes for sugary stuff.
Most are along the lines of 'mix everything really well, put in tin/dish/on a tray and stick in oven'. As long as you turn on the oven, get the temperature right and don't forget and let it burn, you should achieve the required results.
 

Anbemcc

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The recipes are really simple - simpler than many 'muggle' recipes for sugary stuff.
Most are along the lines of 'mix everything really well, put in tin/dish/on a tray and stick in oven'. As long as you turn on the oven, get the temperature right and don't forget and let it burn, you should achieve the required results.
Well now you have inspired me to try lol
 

SB2015

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I do indeed make my own low carb cereal. I make a big batch which lasts me a good three or four weeks (depending on how often I get tempted by my OH’s bread for toast!!)

My cereal is made with:
240g quinoa flakes
100g Brazil nuts
100g desiccated cocnut
100g flaked almonds
That all gets roasted in the oven with 100g of coconut oil

Mix the rest
200g ground almonds
100g flaxseed
100g chia seeds
Ground cinnamon (some! I never measure)
140g coconut oil

Add the roasted stuff , mix and leave to cool.

I spike with dried fruit, and don’t add any sweet stuff. I add some berries or half and apple when I eat it depending on what is in the fridge. I have four tablespoons of that with three tablespoons of yogurt, some milk and handful of berries massing to total of 20g of carbs.
Love it.
 

AngelSprings

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Hi SB2015, I like the sound of the cereal, all those nutritious ingredients! It's got to be good for you, and you're being very sensible in restricting the amounts you're eating. Brilliant!
 

NotPink

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I wish I could eat occasional cereals and breads as others seem to do on here. I get very hungry and bored sometimes. But I wonder if anyone eats feta cheese and how it affect them. I seem to spike on so much.
I also ate some fresh organic raspberries recently for a much needed treat and they spiked.

My brekkie is egg and avocado each morning.
My lunch is homemade organic chicken soup.
My tea/dinner is a selection of organic veg fried in olive oil and sometimes a bit of fish or cheese.

My diet is not like anyone else cos I have serious ibs which depleted most of my food intake over the years spending 3 years on rice and yoghurts till I contacted a private dietician online.
I can only eat cooked organic veg and a limited variety.
So I have years of not eating much variety then I got diabetes 2. That put paid to introducing other things. However, I am still here and plodding on. It could be much worse.
Back to my question. Feta cheese? Thanks.
 

Leadinglights

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I wish I could eat occasional cereals and breads as others seem to do on here. I get very hungry and bored sometimes. But I wonder if anyone eats feta cheese and how it affect them. I seem to spike on so much.
I also ate some fresh organic raspberries recently for a much needed treat and they spiked.

My brekkie is egg and avocado each morning.
My lunch is homemade organic chicken soup.
My tea/dinner is a selection of organic veg fried in olive oil and sometimes a bit of fish or cheese.

My diet is not like anyone else cos I have serious ibs which depleted most of my food intake over the years spending 3 years on rice and yoghurts till I contacted a private dietician online.
I can only eat cooked organic veg and a limited variety.
So I have years of not eating much variety then I got diabetes 2. That put paid to introducing other things. However, I am still here and plodding on. It could be much worse.
Back to my question. Feta cheese? Thanks.
Feta cheese should be fine as it has <0.5g carb per 100g.
When you say spike, what do you call a spike, is it more than 2-3mmol/l increase 2 hours after your meal.
Somebody mentioned a dietary regime FODMAP which is specifically for helping IBS sufferers.
Quite a bit there which would be compatible with a low carb foods./
 

NotPink

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Hallo
Thanks for replying. I have spent over 35 years with NHS consultants, dieticians etc and have been offered Fodmap. None of the foods on Fodmap could I digest. They made me so much worse. The foods I could eat diminished over time till I was left with rice only. I went private because I became ill with lack of nutrition. I had a diminished gut microbes and it needed fixing. The NHS are only just understanding how important this is to gut health and other conditions. It has been a very long journey. Thank you. I shall try feta.
 

Leadinglights

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Hallo
Thanks for replying. I have spent over 35 years with NHS consultants, dieticians etc and have been offered Fodmap. None of the foods on Fodmap could I digest. They made me so much worse. The foods I could eat diminished over time till I was left with rice only. I went private because I became ill with lack of nutrition. I had a diminished gut microbes and it needed fixing. The NHS are only just understanding how important this is to gut health and other conditions. It has been a very long journey. Thank you. I shall try feta.
Clearly IBS is a very diverse condition just like diabetes and finding foods that can be tolerated must be challenging. Have they ruled other things out as your sensitivity seems extreme.
Hope the feta is OK for you. For info, Feta can be made with different milk or combination of milk so if that is important look at the pack. I can't stand the ones with goat milk in them.
 

NotPink

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Yes it is an umbrella term for a variety of conditions. I only knew of one other person that had as severe a condition like me. She used the same clinical dietician too. She was on a diet of rice too. It does affect your work and social life in fact you don't have one. I 'managed' work around it.
But I say that at, present, it is not life threatening like some people are dealing with, and as long as I manage it I can eat a few more things than I used to.
Interesting what you say about the different milks and I shall look out for it. Thanks.
 

NotPink

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Just looked up Feta cheese and diabetes and it says that you should avoid any highly salted cheeses as they are not good for you. Back to the drawing board.
 

Drummer

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Just looked up Feta cheese and diabetes and it says that you should avoid any highly salted cheeses as they are not good for you. Back to the drawing board.
That makes no sense - I have to add salt to my morning coffee because I eat so little processed food that I am short of salt and this weather I need to make sure I get what I need. It is only a small pinch, but salt is essential.
 

Leadinglights

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Just looked up Feta cheese and diabetes and it says that you should avoid any highly salted cheeses as they are not good for you. Back to the drawing board.
The suggested max for salt per day is 6g so even if you ate a whole 100g feta it would still be less than one third of that. As Drummer says we all need a bit of salt for our electrolyte balance.
You are most likely not to have more than 20g at a time anyway.
 
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