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What did you eat yesterday?

Kaylz

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Type 1
Amazing thanks @NotWorriedAtAll if I get any money for my birthday in a couple of weeks I'll try a few as I'm obsessed with gingerbread atm lol xx
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Type 2
Amazing thanks @NotWorriedAtAll if I get any money for my birthday in a couple of weeks I'll try a few as I'm obsessed with gingerbread atm lol xx
I am trying to make decent ginger biscuits/ gingerbread. That's my next goal. I made some but they were not gingery enough - I think adding grated fresh ginger may be the key to that.

Oh and I realised why the brown sauce didn't taste like brown sauce and tasted like hoisin sauce. I bought smoky barbecue sauce instead of brown sauce - which is of course incredibly like hoisin sauce.

I'm getting a free sample pack from Skinny soon so I'll have some brown sauce in that to try. I'll let you know how it turns out.
 

rebrascora

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Breakfast time 4 units of Fiasp
Glass of water with a dash of Balsamic vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream.
30g of Eat Natural Protein granola with a few defrosted frozen raspberries, mixed seeds (from Lidl), a teaspoon of psyllium husks and two good dollops of Lidl Milbona Creamy Greek Natural yoghurt (approx. 30g carbs)
.... followed by....
fried mushrooms, halloumi and an egg with a large side salad of mixed leaves with cucumber, 1 cherry tomato, a quarter of a red pepper and a big dollop of Lidl cheese coleslaw (approx. 10g carbs)

No lunch

Dinner (3 units of Fiasp)
We had a power cut so not able to cook and therefore we treated ourselves to a Chinese takeaway.
I had maybe 10 prawn crackers with a very small amount of chicken and sweetcorn soup.... none of which I have had since diagnosis. I allowed 1 unit of insulin for this which seemed to work well.... followed by....
a whole portion of chinese stir fried veg with a small amount of my partner's char sui with ginger and spring onion and 2 dessert spoons of his rice to soak up the juices. I have had this before and know it takes 2 units of insulin.

It was a real treat! Went to bed with a nice steady reading of 7.4.
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Breakfast (4 units of Fiasp)
Glass of water with a sash of balsamic and a cup of coffee with double cream
30g Eat Natural Protein Granola, a few defrosted frozen raspberries, mixed seeds, a teaspoon of psyllium husk and 2 good dollops of Lidl Milbona creamy Greek Natural yoghurt
followed by...
Fried halloumi, mushrooms and an egg with salad leaves, a large cherry tomato, an inch of cucmber and a quarter of a red pepper with a large dollop of cheese coleslaw

No lunch

Dinner (4 units of Fiasp)
Sea bass marinaded in lemon juice and pan fried in butter with aubergine and courgette and served with steamed broccoli and 3 small pieces of sweet potato followed by a Lidl Raspberry Trifle (23g) (Total approx 40g carbs)
Cup of tea with milk
Had a Lidl dark chocolate Leberkuchen (ginger bread) heart filled with apricot jam (6g if I remember rightly) to bring my levels up a bit as I was too low to go to bed.

Had several glasses of tap water with an inch of Lidl Mexican lime and elderflower water throughout the day.
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Today
B - porridge made with almond milk and a load of almond butter, mug of coffee
D - wholemeal german peppered salami sandwich and a raspberry cake bar, pint of water
T - smoked gammon steak, baby potatoes, roasted broccoli and brussel sprouts, wee drop of gravy then 1 square Lidl 95%
mug of cafetiere coffee
(this stuff is bloody amazing, got 4 bars in the cupboard now and have more on the way for my birthday :D) pint of water
mug of coffee
xx
 

rebrascora

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Breakfast (4 units o Fiasp)
Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream.
30g Eat Natural Protein Granola with a few raspberries, mixed seeds, a teaspoon of psyllium husk, and 2 good dessert spoon dollops of Lidl Milbona Creamy Greek Natural Yoghurt
followed by
4xrashers of streaky bacon fried with mushrooms and an egg with a large side salad of salad leaves, a large cherry tomato, an inch of cucumber, a quarter of a red pepper and a good dollop of cheese coleslaw

No lunch
Glass of water with an inch of Lidl Mexican Lime and Elderflower sparkling flavoured water

Evening meal. (3 units of Fiasp)
Glass of rum and diet coke and a glass of water
Roast chicken with roasted swede, carrot and two pieces of roast potato, with cabbage and cauliflower cheese.
Lidl Chocolate marzipan gingerbread(22g carbs ... to counteract an impending hypo) and some stewed cooking apple and cream before bed..
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Yet another regime due to finishing 'Breakfast Is A Dangerous Meal' by Terence Kealy ... the blurb reads "Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but only if we skip it. Since Victorian times, we have been told to breakfast like kings and dine like paupers. In the wake of his own type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Professor Terence Kealey was given the same advice..."

I'll try anything once...

Weight: 14stones 11.8pounds Tum: 50 1/2inches

Breakfast: 7.8 @ 5.56am / Pint water with fibre / 1 Nescafe with dash milk
Lunch @ noon: 2 Poached Eggs, 1 slice white Toast with too much Anchor butter, 1 Red Onion, tons Garlic, tons Baby Tomatoes, 2 rashers Bacon (olive oil) / Pint water with meds.
Dinner @ 6ish: Pint water / White fish steamed, pile Cauli mashed with Anchor, lots Broccoli / Pint water

It's hard trying to eat within an 8 hour window... I was ravenous by noon!
Who is he i have not heard of him?
 

Annemarie

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Type 1
Wow I’m amazed at what some people can eat - almost a normal diet. Yesterday I had a slice of multi seed toast (husband doesn’t like Burgen) with butter and marmite and several milky coffees - sent me to 12.2. Lunch was toast again with home made soup and dinner was tuna pasta with blueberries and Greek yoghurt
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Wow I’m amazed at what some people can eat - almost a normal diet. Yesterday I had a slice of multi seed toast (husband doesn’t like Burgen) with butter and marmite and several milky coffees - sent me to 12.2. Lunch was toast again with home made soup and dinner was tuna pasta with blueberries and Greek yoghurt
As a Type 1 there isn't really anything stopping a near normal diet, I'm surprised you can do pasta as a lot struggle with that, as for spiking to 12.2 etc work on your bolus timings and maybe look at altering the amount of milk you take or switch to an alternative lower in carbs xx
 

Annemarie

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Type 1
I know pasta is supposed to be a no,no but occasional pasta and a bacon butty have both left me in my Libre green zone - only if it’s an OCCASIONAL treat. As for my milky coffee I just can’t imagine life without it and although I try to reduce the number my diabetes will just have to get used to it!!
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
I know pasta is supposed to be a no,no but occasional pasta and a bacon butty have both left me in my Libre green zone - only if it’s an OCCASIONAL treat. As for my milky coffee I just can’t imagine life without it and although I try to reduce the number my diabetes will just have to get used to it!!
maybe I see things differently as someone who suffered complications with good control but spikes can contribute to long term health with diabetes and lead to complications so I myself having suffered from 2 already would limit those spikes to the best of my ability and adjust where needed
 

grovesy

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Type 2
I hadn't either but somebody on this forum mentioned either him or the book and of course I had to delve in and buy it off ebay. He's very all or nothing I think this fella, he says porridge is a killer! I'm absolutely ravenous, it's noon, I'm away to the kitchen...
Oh.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Today - waking reading - 6.5

Breakfast - 2 square eggs!! I have just had a new silicon ice maker tray with a lid and I wanted to see if i could microwave eggs in it - turns out I can :p some leftover slices of pepperoni and polish sausage.

Lunch - more slices of pepperoni and polish sausage with a sliced tomato and two inches of sliced cucumber. Vinegar as dressing.

Mid afternoon - chunk of cheddar and sneaked some Branston pickle.

Evening meal - pumpkin strands in a bolognese sauce made from a tin of minced beef and a tin of tomato and herbs and ghee and served with konjac noodles.

Drinking all day - decaff coffee and decaff teas.

Reading this evening - 6.1

Yesterday I made a pizza!!
I made the base with vital wheat gluten, almond flour and coconut flour and a bit of real yeast and xanthan gum and I topped it with Skinny Food Sweet Barbecue sauce and pepperoni and polish sausage and salami and mozarella cheese with one sliced tomato and some frozen pepper chunks and herbs.

Shared it with husband as usual.

It was almost exactly (only nicer) than the takeaway Meteor I have been missing for the last two years.

Here it is:

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rebrascora

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Type 1
Breakfast
Fasting BG 4.9 3units of Fiasp to cover breakfast and DP
Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream.
Two good dessert spoon dollops of creamy Greek natural yoghurt with mixed seeds and a few stewed blackberries, a teaspoon of psyllium husk, a sprinkle of chia seeds and a sprinkle of low carb granola. (Approx. 20g carbs).

Lunch
Did plenty of exercise so no bolus insulin needed.
Small bowl of homemade cream of carrot and coriander soup (Approx. 10g carbs)

Dinner
Again more exercise in the evening so no bolus insulin needed
Pork shoulder steak with salad leaves, a medium sized tomato, an inch of cucumber and a good dollop of cheese coleslaw.
Half a glass of red wine and a selection of my favourite cheeses for afters... Applewood smoked cheddar, Jarlsberg and Blue stilton
2 dried apricots to bring my levels high enough to go to bed. (Approx. 30g carbs with the dried apricots)

I also drank a fruit tea and at least 2 other glasses of water throughout the day.
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Today
05:23 - 3 glucose tablets for a 3..9
06:39 - 2 glucose tablets cause it was still 3.9 :rolleyes:
B - Oats made with unsweetened almond milk, 35g crunchy peanut and added a square of Lindt 90% and a few corners of Lidl 95% as I couldn't give a stuff this morning :( mug of coffee
D - Wholemeal Danish salami sandwich and a caramel cake bar, pint of water
Mug of cafetiere coffee
T - 3 egg (Co-Op large eggs aren't so large and cost a damn fortune, well miffed I forgot them on the note for Lidl!) king prawn, mozzarella and spring onion omelette, boiled baby potatoes and steamed broccoli then a bar of moser roth 85%, pint of blueberry and blackberry diluting
Mug of coffee

Utterly fed up and wish diabetes would just do one
xx
 

Docb

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Utterly fed up and wish diabetes would just do one

Sorry Kaylz but I had a chuckle at that one.

You could write ten paragraphs of eloquent prose and get nowhere near all the meaning encapsulated in that simple sentiment. XXX
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Sorry Kaylz but I had a chuckle at that one.

You could write ten paragraphs of eloquent prose and get nowhere near all the meaning encapsulated in that simple sentiment. XXX
At least I brightened someones day! :) xx
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Going to post today's food because I'm sitting here really enjoying my dinner and I'll forget tomorrow and to be perfectly honest I can't remember what I had yesterday!... think I just picked at things like olives and gherkins and cheese rather than a proper meal.

Breakfast.... Fasting reading 5.4, (3units of Fiasp to cover breakfast and "Foot on the floor" plus 16 units of Levemir)
Glass of water with a dash of white wine vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream and a chunk of cheese (Cornish Blue) whilst I waited for Fiasp to kick in.
Eat Natural Salted Caramel Protein bar (10g carbs)

No lunch as such but had another chunk of cheese (or two) a bar of Aldi Cherry and chilli dark chocolate and a dried apricot or two to keep me from dropping too low as I did lots of exercise today and water to drink.

Dinner BG 6.5 (1.5units of Fiasp)
Glass of red wine and some more cheese whilst I cooked dinner of...
2 lamb chops with fried mushrooms and aubergines and a big plateful of broccoli (nearly a whole head) with a dollop of sour cream and chive dip and 2 pieces of sweet potato.
May go out and do a little more exercise after that but planning to have some yoghurt and berries and seeds for dessert and, if necessary, a stem ginger shortbread biscuit (10g), to bring my levels up to about 9 to go to bed. with no evening Levemir. Hope that is enough to keep me from dropping too low tonight but my little Hypo Heros (AKA Jelly Babies) are on the bedside table to help me "make it through the night" if I need them. Can you tell I have had a glass of wine... Hick!:oops:
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Type 2
Breakfast: Small smoked haddock with egg and slice of toast from my own recipe keto bread.

Lunch:3 very small lamb chops and green beans and slice of same bread.

Evening meal: sandwich made with cucumber, grated cheese, Mattesons smoked sausage (about two inches sliced), a small tomato, butter and a squirt of Skinny Foods Smokey Barbecue Sauce.

Drinking decaff green tea and fizzy mineral water all day.

I am progressing with my bread recipe. I've frozen some to see how it stands up to being frozen and thawed or toasted from frozen. I made another loaf today with some tweaks to get a better taste and texture. Here it is:

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rebrascora

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Type 1
Was wondering how the experiments were progressing. It looks delicious. How yeasty does it taste? .... I like a nice yeasty taste. For me that makes it taste and smell more homemade. Is this a seeded loaf?
 
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