What did you eat yesterday?

Toucan

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One of those busy days with not much time for cooking and also a bit of a 'can't be bothered' attitude, but fortunately enough stuff from the freezer and store cupboard items to get me through.

Breakfast: Greek Yoghurt, blueberries, cinnamon, seeds.
Lunch: From the freezer - veggie and cheeses layered cake thing that I didn't like much when I first made it, but it seemed to have improved with freezing.
Snack: Melba toast with peanut butter
Supper: Cauli-rice from freezer fried up with onion garlic fennel plus chopped hard boiled eggs. Last glass from that bottle of white wine.

Seems to have worked out OK. Morning reading 5.7 which is better than it's been for a while.
Scales are still being stubborn though, and my weight has been stuck for a while, and I've never achieved loosing that final pounds that really need to go - think the problem may be lack of exercise.
 

Ditto

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It's 20 to 1 and I'm not hungry after a huge breakfast and I feel fine. Low carb works it's wonders immediately. I always then wonder why I just don't stick to this way of eating. I feel so healthy on it but I wonder what my liver thinks of the high fat?

melba toast with peanut butter sounds delicious. I luvs peanut butter, how much is one serving? I always eat the entire jar!
 

Toucan

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I luvs peanut butter, how much is one serving?
Hi @Ditto
Peanut butter is 2g carbs per tablespoon (crunchy or smooth). Melba toasts are also about 2g per biscuit and the advantage is that they are very small so there is a limit to how much peanut butter you can pile on.( For even lower carb snack I some times use celery sticks instead of melba toast.)

Peanut butter is very 'moreish' though and I know what you mean about eating the whole jar! We now buy it as a big 1kg tub from Tesco - mainly because my hubby used to moan about how difficult it was to get all the last bits out of the corners of the jar.

Really good to hear that you had a big low carb breakfast. Low carb eating isn't always easy by any means, but yes I certainly don't get so hungry between meals as I used to.

Hope the day goes on well for you.
 

LornaV

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It can be helpful sometimes to know what sort of things people are eating, as it might give some ideas for a more varied diet. So, I'll start off with what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast - 1 slice buttered Burgen toast (my breakfast every day, I don't like to run with too much in my stomach)

Lunch - two soft-boiled eggs, two slices of buttered Burgen toast soldiers :) Activia yoghurt

Evening meal - home-made spaghetti bolognese and a bounty bar.

I also nibbled on chilli-dusted peanuts through the evening.

I am feeling quite confused about diet. I was diagnosed in Belgium a few months ago with 6.0 so pre-diabetic in the UK, I think, diabetic in Belgium! I was told by my dietist I had to cut out most sugar, and a lot of carbs, only wholewheat pasta and rice, very dark brown bread, and watch my fruit (no bananas, my favourite fruit )- but when I read recipes here there is often sugar in them, or when I read what you’re all eating I am totally confused. Is it still ok to eat a bounty bar?! Can I eat recipes baked with sugar and flour ( I’ve been trying out baking with almond flour and candarel sweetner)? Any advice gratefully received.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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I have give up (for now) with the Exante and the SlimFast. I get too ravenous.

B: 2 fried egg butties
L: big bowl Cheerios and whole milk
Snack: 2 hard but soft inside boiled eggs with salt and pepper nom nom nom
D: 5 CoOp 79% Sausages, 1/4 pound or more of baked mushrooms, 1 and a 1/2 baked tomatoes mmm
4 Pints water (by end of today)

Halfway through the day with myriad very nasty symptoms and ailments I thought get real! Still piggy but not bad for me.
I was recommended to watch some of this guy's videos on Youtube and by and large I'm impressed. Then I watched this video and it really helped me understand some stuff and I thought of you when he was talking at the end about being kind to yourself. I hope you don't mind me sharing this link with you Ditto - I hope it might be helpful. The sequential eating was something I'd not heard of before and it makes a lot of sense and I'm going to try it.

Basically you put the food you are giving yourself on a plate in the middle of the table and get yourself a tiny plate and serve yourself in small amounts at a time and rest in between servings. I'm not sure it will work for me because I'm a seefood dieter myself if I see food I eat it. But I will give it a try.

 

NotWorriedAtAll

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I am feeling quite confused about diet. I was diagnosed in Belgium a few months ago with 6.0 so pre-diabetic in the UK, I think, diabetic in Belgium! I was told by my dietist I had to cut out most sugar, and a lot of carbs, only wholewheat pasta and rice, and watch my fruit (no bananas, my favourite fruit )- but when I read recipes here there is often sugar in them, or when I read what you’re all eating I am totally confused. Is it still ok to eat a bounty bar? Can I eat recipes baked with sugar and flour ( I’ve been trying out baking with almond flour and candarel sweetner)? Any advice gratefully received.
When I was diagnosed I got the same advice and for me it didn't work because wholewheat pasta and rice and fruit has a HUGE effect on my blood sugars and also acts like a trip switch that makes me crave more and more carbs.

So I went onto a keto diet and cut out all carbs including fruit and wholewheat stuff and starchy veg and rice.

I was much happier and it was much simpler.

Some people react to different carbs differently - possibly to do with their metabolism and exercise levels. I avoid carbs as much as possible.

I make my own bread, cakes, using no-carb/very low-carb ingredients and make desserts using erythritol as sweetener and now I use small amounts of strawberries/raspberries/blueberries/lemon/rhubarb as the only fruit I eat.

There are some carbs in leafy vegetables and mushrooms and seeds and nuts but not many.

I try and get most of my energy from fat and protein and green leafy veg.

What people eat and document here is what they are really eating and sometimes that means stuff they shouldn't be eating because we are all human and not perfect and food is tightly bound up with our emotions and that is why for many people tackling diabetes is very difficult.

I have tried to see diabetes as a wake up call that led me to a new way of eating so I can enjoy my food without all the complicated baggage of guilt and confusion that used to be involved when I thought I had limitless choices and wasn't sure what was good and what was bad.

Now it is simple - carbs = bad
Leafy veg = good
animal fats = very good
Protein = good

I drink decaffeinated tea and coffee without milk or sweetener - because I have always been sensitive to caffeine and I drink water at other times. I've just reintroduced sparkling water after 18 months and now it is an amazing treat for me.

In the last few months I've been making keto-friendly yeast breads - around 1g carb per slice and I'm enjoying that adventure at the moment. I try and keep my carbs to fewer than 20g a day and when I do I lose weight (which I need to do) and if I go above that I stay at the weight I'm at. I'm also doing a bit more exercise and activity than I used to do.
 

bakebeans

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Breakfast low sugar granola and yogurt
Break: work did a bacon roll run and I couldnt say no so had a bacon and sausage roll and ate half the roll
Lunch: was too stuffed so had a can of coke
After work: was starving by mid afternoon so ate a home made scotch egg
Dinner: boiled bacon with salad and pickle
After: yogurt with a few raspberries and cashews

probably not the best of days but since being back at work and starting at 6am my eating times seem all wrong and I’m always hungry
 

Kaylz

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@SB2015 may I ask where you got the black bean pasta please?
xx
 

SB2015

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@SB2015 may I ask where you got the black bean pasta please?
xx
I get it from a local health food shop and sometimes from Aldi.
I have never looked online but it is made by Explore Cuisine
I hope that helps.
 

Kaylz

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I get it from a local health food shop and sometimes from Aldi.
I have never looked online but it is made by Explore Cuisine
I hope that helps.
Thanks hun I'll have a look online for it at some point as I have neither a health food shop or an Aldi lol xx
 

bakebeans

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Breakfast: eat natural granola and yogurt with a few raspberries
Lunch: left over roast chicken from sunday
Snack: weight watchers lemon cake slice and a babybel
Dinner: stuffed chicken breast with cauliflower mash and salad

I now have to have lunch at work between11 and 12. I’m finding by the time I’ve finished work And I’m home about 3ish I’m really hungry, tired and just feel bleh. Bg yesterday was 4.3 and today 4.7. I really don’t wanna get in the habit of snacking before dinner at 6.30 but I honestly don’t think I can make it until that time without eating
 

Toucan

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I really don’t wanna get in the habit of snacking before dinner at 6.30 but I honestly don’t think I can make it until that time without eating
You are doing so well @bakebeans and your BG reading are amazing, so maybe it is Ok to have an extra snack now that lunch is so early. It sound like too long a stretch to dinner. one of my favourites in such a situation is celery stick with peanut butter, for me quite satisfying for minimal carbs, but I'm sure you've got your own favourites.
 

Toucan

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I am feeling quite confused about diet.
Sorry if we have added to your confusion @LornaV
There is no 'one-size-fits-all' in terms of controlling Diabetes, and the postings on this link can reflect the various approaches that members take.
Some like @NotWorriedAtAll follow a Keto style diet, others can cope with less severe carb restrictions, and some take an entirely different approach.
Something that spikes one persons carbs will have no effect on someone else.
The way many of us find out what is right for us is by using a meter to test the effects of various foods.
 

Jenny55

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I am feeling quite confused about diet. I was diagnosed in Belgium a few months ago with 6.0 so pre-diabetic in the UK, I think, diabetic in Belgium! I was told by my dietist I had to cut out most sugar, and a lot of carbs, only wholewheat pasta and rice, very dark brown bread, and watch my fruit (no bananas, my favourite fruit )- but when I read recipes here there is often sugar in them, or when I read what you’re all eating I am totally confused. Is it still ok to eat a bounty bar?! Can I eat recipes baked with sugar and flour ( I’ve been trying out baking with almond flour and candarel sweetner)? Any advice gratefully received.
Lorna have your tried some of the apps that analyses your menus? I put everything I eat in fatsecret.co.uk (browser version) and it's free, there's a few others that I can't think of at the moment. You have to be careful though, as most processed foods are added by other members and they might not have input the ingredients from labels correctly.

(Edited to add another site that tracks food MyFitnessPal.com)

It's great for putting your menu in for the day, then tweaking the food around. It can be fun if you make it a 'game'.
 
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Toucan

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So yesterday....
Breakfast: Poached egg on toast (Livelife bread 4g carbs/slice)
Lunch: 'Cauli-crust pizza' - from the freezer from a batch which tasted good when fresh, but didn't freeze well - so not a great lunch, but surprising what you'll eat when your hungry.
Snack: Melba toast with peanut butter
Supper: Parcel baked salmon with tamari,lemon,garlic, chilli,spring onions, fresh ginger. With Stir-fry cauli-rice, courgette and peppers.
Very tasty and made up for rubbish lunch.

Total carb count around 50g - Morning reading 5.9
 

bakebeans

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You are doing so well @bakebeans and your BG reading are amazing, so maybe it is Ok to have an extra snack now that lunch is so early. It sound like too long a stretch to dinner. one of my favourites in such a situation is celery stick with peanut butter, for me quite satisfying for minimal carbs, but I'm sure you've got your own favourites.
Thank you, I really like celery and peanut butter sometimes it’s just hard when all you want is a certain food that people around you eat without giving it any thoughts at all. Today a work mate was eating a packet of ready salted crisps and I’d have given my right arm for them, hate that I’m craving things like that again and feeling so rubbish makes it more tempting
 

Ditto

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Thank you for the link, I will give it a whirl. :)

Yesterday 14/7 Tum <50 Weight 14 12.2
B: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese melted over, tons of Garlics to use them up, Bacon, Tomato
L: Bottle Diet Pepsi and a lg bag Peanuts (went low going round the shops)
D: 1 Angus beefburger, Cheese melted over (not a lot), ton Tomatoes, Onions, mayo and mustard
4 Pints water (by end of day)

I didn't have the chocolate flapjack my bro bought for me or any of the icecream cakes bought for sister's birthday or buttered buns or chips... I was far too full anyways after that lot!
 

Ditto

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I forgot about the flapjack it was in the fridge till today and I shared it with Mum. Good grief.

I'm back on the liquid diet ::sigh::
 

Kaylz

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Today
B - jumbo oats in almond milk and peanut butter and a cup of coffee
D - wholemeal Milano salami sandwich and 2 finger dark chocolate kit kat and a pint of water
T - 2 egg omelette with king prawns and mozzarella topped with chilli flakes before being popped in the oven to finish with steamed broccoli and baby potatoes then a 25g bar moser roth 85% and a pint of water
cup of coffee
xx
 

Toucan

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Yesterday:
Breakfast: 2 turkey rashers, egg. tomato
Lunch: Tuna Mayo salad, and 2 melba toasts with soft cheese.
Supper: Whole baked sea bream, peas AND absolutely delicious new potatoes from the garden. This is a rare treat for me as I know any potatoes will cause a spike.
Then having had a couple of glasses of white wine, was unable to resist an offer of pears with chocolate sauce!

So not surprisingly morning reading back up to 7.2. Not good, but there needs to be some treats within the relentlessness of living with Diabetes. Main thing is to absolutely make it occasional and get straight back into normal routine.
 
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