What did you eat yesterday?

rebrascora

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@Kaylz
My thought it that if you are Type 2 and you read it, you might not understand it but at least it highlights that insulin is involved and therefore the menu may not be appropriate.
I think portion size is relevant to everyone, because it highlights a need to weight carb rich foods and in a world where portion size has got out of control, seeing that people only have something like 25g of low carb Granola when the portion size on the packet may be 40g gives people a better understanding of reducing portion size to control diabetes and what you can add to bulk it outwith other things.
I know I don't post here very often which is mostly because my diet/lifestyle is still chaotic and some days I just graze on low carb snacks all day which is not really what we want to promote, but when I have a good day, food wise, I like to share it. I don't think it is necessary to post regularly but more to show newbies what a good diabetic diet might look like and perhaps to inspire people to try different things and be a bit more adventurous.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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I think it’s important to remember that while low and very low carb eating plans are often recommended and suggested here, there are lots of individuals (of all types) using all sorts of approaches to foods.

I think at the end of the day it boils down to everyone’s balance between tastes, diet flexibility/sustainability, and BG outcomes (however they are monitored). And letting others choose their own path.

Sometimes I think those who find higher carb approaches suit them better - either tastewise or psychologically - tend to be a little cautious in sharing for fear of upsetting or provoking others? In a way I think that the variety of approaches is one of the strengths of our community - and offers hope to any new members who instinctively think ‘I couldn’t eat like that long term’ about any one approach.

As an example for me my meals would usually be:
Breakfast: 25-45g Carbs
Lunch: 55-65g Carbs
Evening: 60-120g Carbs

We have T2s on the forum who eat moderate rather than low carb, but I think they tend to keep quiet about it.

But at the end of the day the crucial thing is whether your long-term BG outcomes are where you want them (or day to day fingersticks if you choose to use those).

YDMV and all that :)
 
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Toucan

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So to return to the main line of this thread - What I ate yesterday was...

Greek yoghurt with a little stewed apple and sunflower seeds
Goats cheese with a salad and mayo
Salmon fillet with small portion of new potatoes and green salad.

I hope this thread is useful to members, not only give food plan ideas, but also to show the different eating plans that we find as our personal solution to living with diabetes.
In as much as there are several causes of diabetes, there are also several solutions.
 

Eddy Edson

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I think it’s important to remember that while low and very low carb eating plans are often recommended and suggested here, there are lots of individuals (of all types) using all sorts of approaches to foods.

I think at the end of the day it boils down to everyone’s balance between tastes, diet flexibility/sustainability, and BG outcomes (however they are monitored). And letting others choose their own path.

Sometimes I think those who find higher carb approaches suit them better - either tastewise or psychologically - tend to be a little cautious in sharing for fear of upsetting or provoking others? In a way I think that the variety of approaches is one of the strengths of oir community - and offers hope to any new members who instinctively think ‘I couldn’t eat like that long term’ about any one approach.

As an example for me my meals would usually be:
Breakfast: 25-45g Carbs
Lunch: 55-65g Carbs
Evening: 60-120g Carbs

We have T2s on the forum who eat moderate rather than low carb, but I think they tend to keep quiet about it.

But at the end of the day the crucial thing is whether your long-term BG outcomes are where you want them (or day to day fingersticks if you choose to use those).

YDMV and all that :)

Agree 100%.

I was going to chime in earlier but these things end up being like religious arguments - useless and off-putting for everybody else.

I do want to say that I agree with @travellor in the sense that I also have reversed my T2D via weight loss & I also don't blow up when I eat a bunch of carbs. Also - his input back when I was getting things together was extremely helpful. It would be a real pity if this point of view gets echo-chambered out to the margins.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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I hope this thread is useful to members, not only give food plan ideas, but also to show the different eating plans that we find as our personal solution to living with diabetes.

Hehe! Thanks @Toucan. Yes... back on track.

For me

Toast and marmalade (estimated 17-20g, dosed as 25g)
Sandwich and an apple (estimated 55g)
Home made falafels and salad (estimated 65g)
 

Docb

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Agree totally with @everydayupsanddowns an @Eddy Edson

T2 diabetes is a broader church than the label implies and what works for one might work for a lot more but is unlikely to work for everybody. In contrast to @Eddy Edson @travellor, I have got my blood glucose under control by a combination of eating a moderate/low carb diet, a small weight loss and low level medication, and I am pretty sure that control would disappear very quickly if I went back to a "healthy" diet. Everybody needs to find their own way. Other peoples experience is invaluable in finding that way.

Yesterday I had:

B. Home made nutty/seedy (no fruit) granola, a slice of low carb toast with a scrape of marmalade and large brew - estimate 25g carb

L Croque monsieur with salad - estimate carbs 25g

T A mash up of veg and chicken in a white wine and creme fraise sauce with a tiny portion of spaghetti. Estimate 30g carb.

Later Couple of crackers with some Brie. Estimate 10 carb. Also had a Galaxy whilst out on my walk in the afternoon, Estimate another 20g carb.

Went to bed on 6.4, bit higher than average but still within the bounds I might expect to see.
 

Kaylz

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B - 45g porridge, 5g cocoa powder, 35g smooth peanut butter, 175ml unsweetened almond milk and a mug of coffee - 30g carbs, 3 units of novorapid
D - 80g wholemeal bread, 10 kings prawns and a squeeze of garlic mayo dip, milky way cake bar and a pint of water - 45g carbs, 4.5 units novorapid
T - mince with mushrooms and an egg, 150ml(ish) oxo, 100g broccoli, 150g baby potatoes, knob of butter, 1 square Lindt 90% and a pint of blackberry & blueberry diluting - 30g carbs, 1.5 units of novorapid
mug of coffee
1 and a half digestives - 13.5g carbs, no novorapid as was to stop me dipping during the night or waking up hypo
19 units Tresiba
xx
 

bakebeans

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Breakfast: eat natural granola and yogurt
Break: peperami and babybel
Lunch: cauliflower cheese soup 2 slices of livlife bread and a packet of Cheetos

checked bg at 2.30 after work and it was 4.1 so ate a bar of Aldi chocolate and 2 slices of ham before the school run

dinner: stuffed chicken breast, garlic butter mushrooms and salad with homemade coleslaw
After: handful of peanuts
 

Ditto

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Yesterday, 090920

Weight: 14stones 11.6pounds Tum: 50 1/2

Breakfast: 9.0 @ 5.41am / Pt Water with Fibre / Left-overs (mound of Spag Bog with Cheese) / Pt Water with Meds inc Aspirin and an Amoxycilin for gum infection. That stuff really is a magic bullet! The relief... fabulous.
Lunch: Pt Water /
Dinner: Pt Water / Slices Ham (too many), nearly a full carton of Philly (I spread it on the ham and roll it up, but you can eat tons without realising as they're so more-ish).

I need to measure my bg more but trying to get the blood out is a nightmare. When my sisters do it the blood flows like billy-oh. :( S'not fair. Latest news from my friend in Plymouth, she has been advised by her doctor to keep bananas down to one or two a day. Good grief.
 

Toucan

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Breakfast: Scrambled egg and tomato
Lunch: Ham and salad sandwich (Livelife bread)
Supper: Pork steak with green salad and grilled tomatoes.

A fairly good day BUT - I did deviate from my 'no snacks' plan!
I usually shop on line, but had to do a 'pop' in shop. Bought strawberries and yoghurt - then there it was on the shelf staring at me - a pot of clotted cream! I grew up on a Devon farm and have always loved this stuff so couldn't resist.
So instead of saving the strawberries for breakfast I ate a large bowl of strawberries and cream as soon as the shopping was unpacked and they were delicious! Hopefully not too much harm done for a once in a while treat.

@Ditto - so good to hear that you have go some pain relief for the gum infection, and ham and philly is one of my favourites as well.
Have you tried the various tricks mentioned on the forum for finger pricks. Painless Pricks, by Alan S lists a few of them.
 

travellor

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Breakfast - bacon roll, (in danger of being sucked back into fried food, must make more effort to get the porridge on!)
Lunch - cheese salad roll
Diner - dry roast ham joint, home made sweet potato wedges, green beans, with a cheese sauce
Ice cream and grapes and blueberries.
 

Eddy Edson

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Diet #2 today - ie same old-same old + sashimi.

B: Bowl with 5 strawberries + 10 walnut halves + 30g pumpernickel + juice of half a lemon. Extra big soy flat white + 30g chia seeds.

L: Salmon sashimi + shredded carrot + wasabi + a little bit of soy sauce.

A: Big soy flat white + 30g chia seeds.

D: Bowl with 60g edamame + greens + one avocado + snow peas + dates + half a pear sliced + juice of one lemon.

Munching: Almonds; 2 ryvitas.

Walking: 13,500 steps.

Multivatamin.

~2,200 calories. 130g "net" carbs, 72g fibre, 12.5g satfat, 850mg sodium, 110g protein.

Waking BG 4.7, pre-lunch 5.5, late evening 4.9.
 

Kaylz

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B - same as every other day
D - same as previous day
T - king prawn, mozzarella and spring onion omelette, baby potatoes, steamed broccoli and a bar of moser roth 85%, pint of blueberry & blackberry diluting
mug of coffee
bedtime - 1 digestive biscuit
About 115g carbs in total
xx
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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@Snoopyj
I've been tweaking my bread recipe and I've found a better sweetener for making bread. 100% dried stevia leaves tea!!
I omit the powdered seeteners (erythritol and a small amount of inulin) and instead steep a teaspoonful of stevia leaves in boiled water (I have one of those metal thingies you can put tea leaves in and then leave it in a cup or small pot of very hot water) and then make up the cup of water to go in the bread machine with half stevia 'tea' and half just water.

I still use the treacle for the yeast to eat as apart from leaving out the sweeteners the recipe stays the same.

The loaf came out even better - less plasticky in texture. It tastes amazing.

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It is only 100g of leaves in the packet but that is a lot because it hardly weighs anything. So I think it will save money as well as being better because of less processing.
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It didn't rise so wildly but the resultant loaf is perfect for my tastes.Screenshot 2020-09-14 at 10.21.57.png
I got the stevia leaves from Amazon. There are a few brands -this one was Almitas and £6.99 for 100g.

Oh and what I ate yesterday:

Brunch: smoked bacon rashers grilled with mushrooms and a poached egg.

Lea: Roast lamb and broccoli

Evening something: chocolate dessert made with double cream, high fat greek yoghurt, chia seeds, 100% cocoa powder and a teaspoon of erythritol/stevia powder all mixed together.

Drinks all day - decaff green tea, decaff coffee, a couple of glasses of fizzy orange made with sparkling water and a splash of no sugar orange squash.
 
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Ditto

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That bread looks delicous, holey with air, nice. Just needs some Anchor on it. :)
 

freesia

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Yesterday
B - avocado with poached egg on slice seeded wholemeal toast, sprinkled with salt, pepper and chilli flakes
L - cheddars crackers with cheese, a pepperami, 3 chilli cornichons and 150g Skyr yoghurt with cacao nibs and walnuts
D - chicken stuffed with soft cheese and mushrooms fried off in soy sauce then stuffed in chicken, new potatoes and veg
Snack - peanuts with a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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BigPickers

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Recently diagnosed with type 2, so new to looking what I eat, finding this useful to see what others eat....LOL in some cases..

breakfast: 2 Wheatbix with fresh blueberries, also elevens 1 white toast home made bread.
lunch: Spanish Omlete with pepper salmon slide
dinner: fried chicken breast with peas and rice, Nando’s sauce
supper : wheatbix with more blueberries

ps. Is burgen bread the thing to have if you have diabetes?
 

Kaylz

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@BigPickers Hi and welcome to the forum :)

Are you testing your blood glucose at all? I only ask as generally Wheatbix, bread and rice are just some of the things diabetics bgl don't tolerate too well

Regarding burgen, yes some find they can tolerate it and others don't tolerate any bread made with normal flour, its all about testing before eating and then again 2 hours after to see if you as the individual you are can tolerate things
xx
 
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