What did you eat yesterday?

Ivostas66

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Felt tired, grumpy and really 'over things' last night (headache, no energy, our 'threenager' was refusing to go to sleep and I had been up since before 6am as she is a very early riser). Couldn't be bothered to cook so ordered a pizza and we watched a film. Measured carbs and dosed accordingly. Went to bed with a 9 on the sensor and gentle downward arrow - but gave myself a dose of one Novorapid as 9 was a little higher than I would like prior to bed. Woke at 3am feeling weird, Libre said I was now 16 and had been higher earlier. Slightly blurred vision, weird dreams and a vile headache. Injected and went back to bed. Woke with an 11 when my daughter woke me at 6:30am. Had a hypo at 8am and another 10 minutes ago. Tested for ketones a couple of times and none present thankfully.

Moral of the story? Papa John's are clearly a nightmare for me and will be avoided in future, no matter how exhausted I am!
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Realising that it is now almost impossible to remember what I ate yesterday - yesterday feels like a hundred years ago. These days time seems to have a mind of its own and some days just go on and on and on.

So I'm calling today yesterday.

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs and the last slice of the keto flaxseed bread I made three days ago.

Lunch: 2 slices of a new keto flaxseed loaf I made today and a couple of small pieces of tinned ham.

Evening meal: I made proper sandwiches for my husband and myself. I had made him a proper loaf of bread early in the morning and after that I made a keto version for myself so I wouldn't be tempted to eat any of his like I have done every time up until today. It worked!! I had a huge cup of Earl Grey decaff tea to go with it and then had some pork scratchings much later in the evening.

Screenshot 2020-07-19 at 19.38.17.png His and hers loaves!! :pScreenshot 2020-07-19 at 22.49.00.png My first afternoon tea sandwiches for over eighteen months!! I had egg mayonnaise and full fat cream cheese and cucumber.

Before my evening meal my blood sugars were 5.7 and three and a half hours later they were 6.4

If anyone wants the recipe and method of how to make the keto bread (it is a bread machine recipe) it is on my Facebook page linked to in my signature. The loaf isn't gluten free because it has vital wheat gluten in it but it is extremely low carb and near enough entirely fibre.
 

Toucan

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Breakfast: Livelife bread toasted and peanut butter
Lunch: leftover veggie curry, cauli-rice, spoonful of Greek yoghurt

Supper: Inspired by watching TV Nigel Slater:
Beef patties lettuce wrap. - made with half and half mince beef and cottage cheese, various options on flavouring but used onion, garlic, paprika, capers. herbs. Shape into small patties and fry in oil. Fold into lettuce wrap. Delicious and much lighter than a standard beef burger mix.

Morning reading 6.7 - still need somehow to get it back down into the 5's - probably still up there due to Sunday's indulgences.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Breakfast: 1 slice of flax seed toast with melted cheddar cheese and a scant amount of brown sauce. Sheer bliss.

Today was shopping delivery day which is always a danger day for food because I get seriously stressed out decontaminating everything and then storing it.


Lunch: one slice of flaxseed bread - cold roast chicken, half an avocado, quarter of a spring onion, squirt of lemon juice eight porky crunch things and a third of a tomato


Afternoon Tea: One slice of flax seed bread, one slice of wafer thin ham and some cucumber followed by three strawberries and two tablespoons of whipped double cream.

Evening Snack: Finished the porky crunch packet and had a big glass of sparkling mineral water.

Bedtime reading: 6.4
 

cameron

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Breakfast: Lentils and vegetable salad, toast, apple. I usually start the day with a salad as it's quick and easy to prepare.

Lunch: Homemade burger with smoked tofu, yoghurt with blueberries and walnuts.

Dinner: Vegetable rice stir-fry with some leftover vegetables. Also had some nattō (fermented soybeans) on the side, it smells like feet, but it's super yummy!
 

Anitram

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Not yesterday, but Sunday. Roast chicken was a challenge because our oven stopped working Saturday. Engineer coming on Thursday. My wife searched the Internet to see if she could cook the chicken in her slow cooker, found a recipe and you know what, everyone thought it came out nicer than roasting. That might become the norm, then!

Martin
 

Toucan

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Roast chicken was a challenge
Hi Martin,
We had a similar experience, and a situation of large raw chicken, no cooker, and family turning up for lunch (pre-Covid!).
I'd been given a pressure cooker a while ago, and never really got to grips with using it,- but now was it's time.
After much reading the manual and a lot of hissing and fizzing. it actually produced a very tasty chicken, declared by the family as a favourite and better than the usual roast.
I'd covered it with herb butter and lemon, and these really flavoured it well, and the stock to make the gravy was also delicious.
It is always good when pending disaster turns to success!
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Not yesterday, but Sunday. Roast chicken was a challenge because our oven stopped working Saturday. Engineer coming on Thursday. My wife searched the Internet to see if she could cook the chicken in her slow cooker, found a recipe and you know what, everyone thought it came out nicer than roasting. That might become the norm, then!

Martin

Sounds amazing Martin!

We did an experimental chicken dish where it was baked in hay once. I think that was still in the oven, but I remember it fondly as an experience.

Hope the engineer was able to fix your oven.
 

Anitram

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Sounds amazing Martin!

We did an experimental chicken dish where it was baked in hay once. I think that was still in the oven, but I remember it fondly as an experience.

Hope the engineer was able to fix your oven.

Needs a new heating element. Unfortunately he doesn't carry one for Neff ovens because, he said, they rarely break down, especially one that's only 4 years old. He's ordered one and will be back Wednesday to fit it. £90+vat in total but cheaper than £800 for a like-for-like replacement.

Whatever happened it tripped the breaker in the RCD in the garage.

Martin
 

bakebeans

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Breakfast: eat natural granola and yogurt
Snack: bar of Aldi dark chocolate
Lunch: tuna salad
Snack: blueberries, raspberries and yogurt
Dinner: steak, garlic mushrooms and salad
Afters: handful of peanuts
 

Ditto

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Pigged out.

Starting liquid diet tomorrow, must keep reading the forum for inspiration. The thought of not being able to eat comfort foods makes me want to howl. Gosh I am such a saddo. :D
 

Anitram

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Our oven is still u/s (engineer here tomorrow to fit a new heating element) so my wife had a look through her cookbooks to see if there was something different we could do in the slow cooker. Decided on beef, which made a change as we rarely have that, but rather than a straight roast we coated it with a mix of wholegrain mustard, garlic and oregano and cooked it in red wine on a bed of onions and carrots. Delicious, and with cauliflower mash, carrots and broccoli hardly any carbs and pleasantly surprised to get a 5.3 post-prandial. Quite looking forward to having that again sometime.
 

freesia

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Yesterday
Breakfast: 25g porridge with spoonful of peanut butter (@Kaylz , you gave me the idea for that, thank you, was yummy), coffee
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich with wholemeal bread, Skyr yoghurt with cacao nibs and walnuts
Dinner: chilli with 30g nachos made from sweet potato (cut really thinly with a mandolin they curl and crisp like...well...crisps. Lovely
 

Kaylz

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@freesia glad you enjoyed it! I heat my oats in the microwave for 1 minute 50 seconds and then add my dollop of PB and spoon some hot porridge over it so when I get to it its gone oh so gooey lol

Yesterday
B - 45g oats, 180ml unsweetened almond milk and 30g smooth peanut butter, cup of coffee
Glucose chew
D - wholemeal tuna sandwich and a 2 finger dark mint chocolate kit kat, pint of water
Glucose chew
T - mince and mushrooms with an egg dropped in, steamed broccoli, boiled baby potatoes and 2 squares Lindt 90%, pint of water
Cup of coffee with wee drop semi skimmed milk
1 and a half digestive biscuits

Glucose chews and extra square of chocolate were requirements from changing my bedding in the morning :rolleyes:
xx
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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As usual I can't remember what I ate yesterday but this is what I ate today:

Breakfast: Two slices of home made keto flax seed bread with a slice of corned beef and a large mug of decaff coffee.

Forgot to eat lunch because the day got away from us and we suddenly looked at the clock and it was three in the afternoon!!

Evening meal:
Roast chicken pieces, with herb stuffing made with breadcrumbs from the last slice of my keto flaxseed bread /egg and herbs, mashed celeriac with dill, a piece of roast celeriac and some brussels sprouts in butter.
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This was my first roast dinner with stuffing since Christmas and this time it had no effect on my blood sugars because I made it with keto breadcrumbs and this time it tasted exactly right. The Christmas dinner stuffing wasn't as good because it was made with microwaved almond bread instead of proper yeast bread like this one.

Too full to eat anything else today - just drinking sparkling water.
 

Ditto

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That looks so delicious, my mouth is watering. I'm still trying to get on the liquid liver diet. Woe is me. :(
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Ditto

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A furry hug, just what I needed. :D
 

Ditto

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I have done day 1 of low carb yay, go me.

Yesterday:
B: Leftovers ie mash, microwaved and ketchup added in a huge bowl and eaten with a tablespoon while watching How To Lose A Stone ...
L: 4 white cheese slices (that rubbery cheese yum), 2 slices large bread spread with Lurpak, chopped up onion added, divine, enjoyed every mouthful, I could live on butties. Mug tea, dash whole milk.
D: 1 Fried Egg, home made chips made by my sister, she makes the best egg and chips ever, slice of bread and butter, mug of tea with dash skimmed milk. Some more chips, they were too 'done' for my nephew so I ate more than half.
Snacks: bite of flapjack, 2 Warburtons toasts spread with Anchor, hunk mature cheese, mug tea dash milk. Went to bed with indigestion and got up to 11.2 @ 7.15am good grief.
 

Ditto

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I have done day 2 of low carb ... well not so low but better than pigging.
11.2 @ 7.15am
weight: 15stones 3.6pounds
tum: 52 1/2 inches
Day before yesterday:
Breakfast @ 10: pt water with fibre - Scrambled eggs with Anchor butter, a Tomato, 2 red onions, garlics a lot, some cheese melted over.
Lunch: pt water with meds.
Dinner @ 5: Pt water - Lg tomato, red onions, 3 scrambled eggs with anchor, can Ham all mixed together in a frying pan.

Day 3 of low carb ... well not so low but better than pigging.
7.5 @ 7.09am
weight: 15stones 0.8pounds
tum: 50
Yesterday:
Breakfast @ 8ish: pt water with fibre - Scrambled eggs with Anchor butter, Sardines, garlics a lot.
Lunch: pt water with meds.
Dinner @ 6: Pt water - Roast Chicken dinner with family, the works and then some but no chocolate cream pie and ice cream. :) - Pt water.

:: polishes halo ::
 
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