What did you eat yesterday?

bakebeans

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Breakfast: eat natural granola and yogurt
Lunch: salt and pepper pulled pork with salad and a tiny drizzle of sweet chilli sauce
Snack: packet of skips and some peanuts
Dinner: chicken curry, cauliflower rice and 2 popadoms
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Today:
Waking reading: 6.8
piece of keto-friendly home made rhubarb cake for breakfast and a cup of tea no sweetener no milk.
1 hr post eating - 5.3

Lunch: 250g T-bone steak with Brussels sprouts and broccoli and lettuce and spring onions and home made keto-friendly chia seed bread.
Piece of rhubarb cake with double cream and a cup of hot chocolate made with one teaspoon of 100% cocoa, half a teaspoon of 2:1 stevia erythritol sweetener, a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and cream.
Coffee made with decaf coffee, brandy, cinnamon, and cream floated on top
2 hrs later - 5.7

Afternoon: Three slices of keto-friendly home made chia seed bread with marmite on two and almond butter on the other - butter on all three
1 hr later - 5.9

Evening meal: Chinese stir fry made with pork loin chops, sliced ginger and garlic, red and yellow pepper, spring onion, beansprouts, sesame oil, coconut oil, gluten-free soy sauce, and a splash of ginger wine.
Water to drink.
2 hrs later - 5.5
 

Ditto

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I wonder how many carbs is in a large Farm Foods hash brown? I told my brother I'd just have the roast chicken and some sprouts for tea and he goes and does me chicken, sprouts, tinned carrots, gravy and one hash brown! It would be churlish to refuse or do people disagree? :rolleyes:
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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I wonder how many carbs is in a large Farm Foods hash brown? I told my brother I'd just have the roast chicken and some sprouts for tea and he goes and does me chicken, sprouts, tinned carrots, gravy and one hash brown! It would be churlish to refuse or do people disagree? :rolleyes:
I did a search and came up with around 18g in one hash brown. So for me that meal would have more than my daily carb intake in one hit.
For someone on a low carb diet around 40 - 60g a day it would be okay as long as the other meals were not overly high in carbs.
 

Kaylz

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It would be churlish to refuse or do people disagree? :rolleyes:
if I'd said what I'd wanted and it had been added without my say so I would've left it xx
 

Kaylz

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Yesterday
B - 45g jumbo oats done in almond milk, large dollop of smooth peanut butter and a cup of coffee
D - wholemeal Milano salami sandwich, dark chocolate 2 finger kit kat and a pint of water
T - mozzarella & king prawn omelette, steamed broccoli, boiled baby potatoes and a bar Moser Roth 85%, pint of water
Cup of coffee
2 digestives before bed
Today
Pretty much the same until tea
T - mince bulked with mushrooms and an egg dropped in for the last 5 minutes, boiled potatoes, steamed broccoli, generous blob of butter and 1 square Lindt 90%, pint of water
Not drinking enough at the minute as its too much hassle trying to get water with not being able to use the kitchen sink properly etc
xx
 

rebrascora

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Glass of water with a splash of balsamic vinegar in it to start the day.

Pre bolus 2.5 units for Dawn Phenomenon
Breakfast:- Mushroom, onion, courgette, bacon, cheese and spinach 2 egg omelette with a large side salad including pea shoots, lettuce and spinach, 2 cherry tomatoes, quarter of a red pepper and a big dollop of cheese coleslaw
Cup of coffee with double cream.
Bolussed a further 1.5 units 2.5 hrs after eating to cover protein from eggs/cheese etc.

Had a couple of snacks through the day including a packet of pork scratchings and a square of JD Gross 70% dark choc with raspberry from Lidl and a spoon of crunchy peanut butter with no bolus required.
Several glasses of water with either low cal bitter lemon added or diet coke.... usually about an inch in the bottom of the glass and then topped up with water

Pre bolus of 3 units
Dinner/Evening meal:- Chinese takeaway.... shared with partner but my share was a portion of stir fried Chinese veg, a small amount of char sui with ginger and spring onions with one small dessert spoon of fried rice to soak up the juices followed by a dollop of whole milk natural yoghurt with half a dozen raspberries and mixed seeds

Chunk of blue stilton and half a glass of red before bed.
 

Ditto

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Thank you @NotWorriedAtAll :) I thought it would be more than that.

I should amend my way of eating to 'lower' carb. It's way lower than what I was eating!

I'm losing weight albeit extremely slowly. Also as soon as I go back to low carb all my ailments start clearing up a bit, so I'm sticking with it as much as I can. Tonight bro has left me a chop dinner with potatoes and gravy. Mum can have it tomorrow.

B: 2 fried eggs, 1 large vine tomato, 3 rashers bacon, 5 big mushroom fried in olive oil, 6 Ryvitas with too much butter on.
L: Half a wrap my daughter didn't want, dunno why I ate it, mindless and a carton Cottage Cheese.
D: Sirloin Steak and salad with beetroot and mixed nuts. I forgot to have my strawberries and cream and I've come home now. I feel cheated! :rolleyes:

Usual water and meds. Lost another pound this morning, that's a pound off every day since my birthday. :D
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Thank you @NotWorriedAtAll :) I thought it would be more than that.

I should amend my way of eating to 'lower' carb. It's way lower than what I was eating!

I'm losing weight albeit extremely slowly. Also as soon as I go back to low carb all my ailments start clearing up a bit, so I'm sticking with it as much as I can. Tonight bro has left me a chop dinner with potatoes and gravy. Mum can have it tomorrow.

B: 2 fried eggs, 1 large vine tomato, 3 rashers bacon, 5 big mushroom fried in olive oil, 6 Ryvitas with too much butter on.
L: Half a wrap my daughter didn't want, dunno why I ate it, mindless and a carton Cottage Cheese.
D: Sirloin Steak and salad with beetroot and mixed nuts. I forgot to have my strawberries and cream and I've come home now. I feel cheated! :rolleyes:

Usual water and meds. Lost another pound this morning, that's a pound off every day since my birthday. :D
You are doing well now Ditto - a pound a day is brilliant.

Yesterday
Breakfast: three rashers of bacon, mushrooms, half a tomato, a fried egg and fried home made keto chia seed bread with decaff coffee.

No Lunch.

Evening Meal: A sort of Thai/Chinese fusion thing made with pork and beansprouts and konjac noodles and coconut oil and flour. Water to drink

Today
Breakfast: toast made from home made chia seed keto bread with 1/2 a tin of plum tomatoes, butter (no such thing as too much butter in my book ;) ) and two and a half rashers of bacon. Decaff coffee to drink.

I didn't have lunch because I was busy making a white sandwich loaf for my husband - and it came out so amazingly that I had four very thin slices with butter and cheddar cheese and a gherkin and a dollop of Branston pickle and a Metformin tablet.

Huge cup of peppermint tea and lots of glasses of water.
 

Toucan

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Life has taken a particularly busy turn for me of late, so I haven't had too much time for forum posting.
BUT I had started posting my daily 'eatings' on here, and it helped me a lot with keeping things under control - A sort of daily confessional!

So I'll try to get back to postings - so here is what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast: Turkey rasher, mushrooms, egg
Lunch: Large grilled kipper
Snack: 2 melba toasts with soft cheese and drizzle of honey
Supper: Chicken wings, marinated in herbs, spices, oil sprinkle of sesame seeds, then baked until crispy; stir fry with water chestnuts, onions, garlic, peas.; cauli-rice
Drinks: Tomato juice, teas and coffees.
Total carb count around 60, no significant exercise though - This mornings BG reading 6.1
 

rebrascora

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Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar to start the day
2 units of NovoRapid for DP
Breakfast of 2 egg mushroom, onion, courgette, bacon and cheese omelette with salad leaves, cucumber, a cherry tomato, bit of red pepper and my usual large dollop of Lidl cheese coleslaw washed down with a cup of coffee with double cream
2 units of NovoRapid 2.5hrs later to deal with protein from breakfast

Bag of pork scratchings and a square of Lidl JD Gross Raspberry 70% chocolate with a spoon of crunchy peanut butter x2 throughout the afternoon along with several glasses of water with a dash of diet coke or flavoured water.. all low carb.

Glass of Gin and low carb tonic

No lunch or dinner but a Multigrain biscuit spread with cream cheese and a generous portion of mature cheddar and a little blue stilton to help stabilise levels overnight and a glass of water before bed.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Bag of pork scratchings
Snap!! Today was shopping delivery day and I fell on those scratchings like a ravenous beast. :D :D :D

Here's what I ate today.

Skipped breakfast as I was too busy trying to make a good keto friendly loaf.
By mid day I was starving so I had a small sandwich of the white bread I made yesterday - with cucumber and watercress, a metformin tablet and a BIG glass of tesco zero pop.

Mid afternoon my bread was made and the shopping had arrived so I had a bag of pork scratchings and more pop.
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Later I had a sandwich made with my keto bread with mozarella and a spring onion. And MORE pop!!

Then for my evening meal I made chocolate eclairs using almond flour, whipped double cream and melted chocologic chocolate. I had two with another glass of pop.
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I couldn't finish the pop. I couldn't face any more sweet stuff.

My blood sugars were 7 in the morning before eating

3.9 after my white bread sandwich and metformin!!!

and just now before going to bed and three hours after my eclairs - 5.9
 

Ditto

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For real? Really? Good grief. I'd be in double figures.

I have a confession. Not long after my last post I went on a binge, first since my birthday. When I thought about it after when I was gutted at myself I think it was purely comfort eating as I was bothered about some goings on in the day, family stuff. That's the only thing I can think of. So I ate the chop dinner my bro left me and then had ice cream with Ambrosia rice pudding poured over it. Even while I was eating it I was disappointed at myself.

Realised immediately that I wouldn't be getting my solid nights' sleep and that all my symptoms would come back and that I'd be triggered to eat bread which I was but I didn't have any.

B: 2 scrambled eggs, 1 large tomato, 1 garlic bulb (I know!), 2 cans of tuna. Far too much protein but I was trying to fill the void that is me.
L: Another can of tuna with mayo, thinking the fat would fill me up and stop that horrible craving feeling, I just can't stand it.
D: 3 boil in the bag fishes, they're so small these days! With 2 steamed mix veg packets with butter on.

Really I didn't want any of that. I just wanted a tuna butty and a huge bowl of ice cream. :(
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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For real? Really? Good grief. I'd be in double figures.

I have a confession. Not long after my last post I went on a binge, first since my birthday. When I thought about it after when I was gutted at myself I think it was purely comfort eating as I was bothered about some goings on in the day, family stuff. That's the only thing I can think of. So I ate the chop dinner my bro left me and then had ice cream with Ambrosia rice pudding poured over it. Even while I was eating it I was disappointed at myself.

Realised immediately that I wouldn't be getting my solid nights' sleep and that all my symptoms would come back and that I'd be triggered to eat bread which I was but I didn't have any.

B: 2 scrambled eggs, 1 large tomato, 1 garlic bulb (I know!), 2 cans of tuna. Far too much protein but I was trying to fill the void that is me.
L: Another can of tuna with mayo, thinking the fat would fill me up and stop that horrible craving feeling, I just can't stand it.
D: 3 boil in the bag fishes, they're so small these days! With 2 steamed mix veg packets with butter on.

Really I didn't want any of that. I just wanted a tuna butty and a huge bowl of ice cream. :(
The reason my figures were so good is because I actually didn't eat many carbs so there wasn't anything to spike them.

When I ate the white bread it was home made and I cut the slices myself and each slice weighed about 20g so the most the sandwich could have had in carbs was 40g and that was if the bread was 100% carb and it wasn't. I took a metformin to counteract the carbs in any case.

The content of the sandwich was virtually carb-free.

The keto-friendly loaf is so packed full of fibre and has no available carb content it seems to have the effect of lowering my blood sugars rather than raising them. I can eat shed loads of it and my levels don't budge. Plus I spent 20 minutes hand-kneading it which is a lot of exercise LOLS

The chocolate eclairs have about 2 carbs per eclair because again they are mostly psyllium husk and almond flour and air and the cream has hardly any carbs and the chocolate is low carb too.

The pop has no carbs at all and no calories.

It is horrible to not have things you want. I worked out early on that if I deny myself the things I want I will end up eating more rather than less. Which is why I tried very hard to find good alternative recipes for my favourite things and bread was the last thing I needed to crack.

This is the recipe and method for the keto loaf - it doesn't need a breadmaker nor even a mixer - I did it all by hand.

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Powdered ingredients.
Wheat bran - 15g - I found the most economical way to buy this is from Holland and Barratts
chia seeds 30g - cheapest from Tesco
Psyllium husk 8g - I buy this from Amazon
Xanthan gum 3g - also Amazon
pinch of salt
inulin fibre - 25g - also Amazon
Oat fibre 40g - Amazon
Vital Wheat gluten - 170g - Holland and Barratts




Liquid mix.
240mls water
30g Olive oil (1.5 tablespoons)
5g inulin fibre
7g dried yeast


2 egg whites.

Method.
Mix the powdered ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure they are well mixed together


I put the bowl onto a weighing scales and zero it and then weigh each ingredient in - zeroing the scales between each ingredient.

Put warm water into a jug and mix the 5g inulin, 7g yeast and olive oil in and leave for 5 minutes. You should get a nice gloopy mix that is slightly bubbly which shows the yeast is working.

Separate the eggs and put the whites into the mixed powders then add the yeasty liquid and mix using a spatula or wooden spoon until it all comes together.

push it together into a ball and let it sit for ten minutes.

Then tip it out onto a clean surface and knead it for twenty minutes.

To get a good technique for kneading watch John Kirkwood's white sandwich loaf video on Youtube.


After twenty minutes of kneading put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover and leave in a warm place for thirty minutes to double in size.
Once it has doubled in size gently shape into a sausage shaped roll and put into an oiled and buttered bread pan. Brush the top of the loaf with water.

Cook at 150C for 40 - 50 minutes.





Let it cool for thirty minutes before cutting.
 

Ditto

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Excellent planning and you have your lifestyle down pat obviously, kudos. :)
 

silentsquirrel

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I took a metformin to counteract the carbs in any case..
Many thanks for the bread recipe, looks fantastic, low carb baking is still on my to-do list!
Any chance of the recipe for the eclairs?

Just one thing, sadly, taking a metformin with a meal does nothing to counteract the carbs, it just doesn't work that way. We are advised to take with a meal to reduce the possibility of gastric side effects, not to deal with the carbs in that meal.
 

rebrascora

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Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar to start the day.
2 units of Novorapid for DP
Breakfast of 2 egg mushroom, onion, bacon, courgette and cheese omelette with lettuce leaves, pea shoots and spinach and my usual generous dollop of Lidl cheese coleslaw washed down with a cup of coffee with cream.
2 units of NovoRapid 2hrs later to cope with protein.

No lunch, just a square of JD Gross Lidl Raspberry 70% dark chocolate with a spoon of peanut butter. I also had a prune here and there to keep me in range and glasses of water flavoured with diet coke or bitter lemon.

2 units of NR immediately before eating.
Evening meal was a Lidl Aberdeen Angus quarter pounder with fried courgette, aubergine, mushrooms and onions with a salad of lettuce and cucumber and another dollop of cheese coleslaw followed by creamy Greek natural yoghurt with 10 raspberries and mixed seeds. Glass of water flavoured with bitter lemon and a final glass of water before bed.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Excellent planning and you have your lifestyle down pat obviously, kudos. :)
I wish. ((hugs))

I think I'm obsessing totally on food control because it is the one thing I have some power over.
I've had my PIP forms sitting to be filled in for three months and it took me years to get to the point where I plucked up enough courage to even phone to get them sent to me. I've gone past the deadline for them now. Just thinking about them makes me feel sick but if something happened to my husband I'd have no income at all and no support. I will have to make myself fill them in but I will have to phone again and start the process all again to do so.


Many thanks for the bread recipe, looks fantastic, low carb baking is still on my to-do list!
Any chance of the recipe for the eclairs?

Just one thing, sadly, taking a metformin with a meal does nothing to counteract the carbs, it just doesn't work that way. We are advised to take with a meal to reduce the possibility of gastric side effects, not to deal with the carbs in that meal.
That's interesting. I shan't bother next time then as the side effects are startling to say the least!!! LOLS It is good news though because that means eating the white bread etc now and then in moderation isn't too terrible for my levels.

Eclairs recipe.

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  • Recipe for the doughy part:
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons of psyllium husk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of flax seed
  • 1 cup of water at 70C

  • Method.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together until it is all one.
  • melt the coconut oil - I do it in the microwave in a silicon cake cup - it takes 10 seconds in mine.
  • Pour the hot water into a measuring cup then pour the oil into the dry ingredients followed by the water - I pour it over the cake cup to rinse as much of the oil into the mix - saves waste and makes washing up a bit easier.

  • Mix the mixture with a spoon until it is all gloopy and keep going until it sticks together and a bit longer until it is a nice ball.

  • It will be fairly soft and puffy because of the psyllium husk, flax and baking powder.

  • Shape it into four longish buns,

  • I then put mine into a poached egg maker as shown in the picture. I took the inserts out and put one 'bun' into each compartment and then microwaved at full power without the lid for 4 minutes one way up and then very carefully turned them over and microwaved for another 4 minutes. I think this would work if you put them in any shallow microwavable container.

  • Then I put them on a cooling rack.

  • I whipped some double cream with a bit of powdered Sweetener and put it in the fridge.

  • I put two squares of chocologic chocolate into each compartment of the poached egg maker.

    When the buns were cooled - I made an incision with a sharp long bladed thin knife (they will have a pouch in them as the microwaving puffs them up) and then used an icing bag and nozzle to squeeze the cream into the 'buns.'

  • I put the filled eclair buns into the fridge to chill.

  • I microwaved some chocologic chocolate (any low carb or 100% cocoa chocolate will work - or you can make your own chocolate with 100% cocoa powder mixed with coconut oil and a bit of cocoa butter in the microwave) until it was only just melted and then using a tiny plastic spoon put some on top of each eclair and then pop them back into the fridge until the chocolate has hardened up
 
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