What did you eat yesterday?

NotWorriedAtAll

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Brunch:
smoked haddock (microwaved) on a slice of my home made keto linseed bread (around 2 carbs a slice) with butter and topped with a poached egg. Cup of decaff Earl Grey no sweetener no milk.

Lea: Grilled pork steak with oregano with home made tzatsiki and a sliced tomato - black decaff coffee and glass of sparkling water to drink

Bedtime: high fat Greek yoghurt with a teaspoon of 100% cocoa powder mixed in and a half teaspoon of erythritol topped with whipped double cream

This morning's brunch was Greek Shepherd's Breakfast:
half a slice of my home made keto flax seed (linseed) bread (1 carb) toasted with garlic rubbed onto it and then a tomato squished onto it and half a pack of feta cheese crumbled on, sprinkled with oregano and drizzled with olive oil. Decaff coffee very strong.
Checked my bloods an hour later and had a shock because it read 10.1!! - Washed my hands carefully and dried them, changed my lancet and took bloods again - 6.5 - so I must have had something carby on my hands - maybe some of the tomato juice.
 

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KerryC

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B- Homemade almond flour Pancakes with Strawberries and blueberries.

L - Toasted wholemeal Pitta with cream cheese and chicken with side salad and Ceasar dressing.

D - 2 Reduced Fat sausages with some actifry chips, gherkin, cheese, fried onions, Ketchup and Mustard. Can of Pepsi max.

S - Homemade carrot cake muffin with filter Coffee.
Giant Wotsits.
Loads of water during the day as well

Total carbs for the day 131g :)
 

adrian1der

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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 started with Blueberries and Greek Yoghurt for Breakfast
Home made chicken soup for lunch
Home made Chicken Madras (no rice) for dinner
 

Toucan

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Breakfast: 2 turkey rashers with fried tomatoes - big crop from the garden this year, and loads of flavour when fresh picked.
I know an excess of tomatoes can cause spikes, but I have done a checked and they don't cause a problem, so just for once something I really enjoy is OK :D

Lunch: Chicken and coleslaw with green salad (and another tomato)

Supper: Experimented with making a fish curry using tilapia fillets with okra (plus a few other veggies).
NOT a success. basic veggie curry was Ok but Tilapia didn't absorb any flavour and was bland chewy and tasteless.
Okra was stringy and chewy as well. So not going to make it that way again.

Anyone know of any good, low carb fish curry recipes?

Overall: Total carb count around 50g and morning reading 5.6 - so at least it didn't do any ham to my BS - just to my Taste buds!
 

Kaylz

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Yesterday
B - 45g oats, 5g cocoa powder, 180ml unsweetened almond milk, 35g Lidl smooth peanut butter and a mug of coffee with almond milk - 30g carbs
D - Wholemeal german peppered salami and garlic mayo sandwich and a cadbury caramel cake bar, pint of water - 45g carbs
T - King prawn, mozzarella and spring onion omelette, boiled baby potatoes, steamed broccoli, bar Moser Roth 85% and a pint of blueberry & blackberry diluting - 30g carbs
mug of coffee with semi skimmed milk
Bed - 1 and a half digestive biscuits

Today
B - Pretty much the same, just 35g crunchy Morrison's PB instead (@freesia OMG it is so much better than smooth! Thanks!)
D - pretty much the same but plain german salami
T - smoked gammon steak, boiled baby potatoes, roasted broccoli and kale, wee drop of beef gravy and 1 square Lidl's 95% chocolate (so yummy it was too!) pint of blueberry & blackberry diluting
Just finished a mug of coffee with semi skimmed milk
Hoping for a biscuit at bedtime lol
xx
 

freesia

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Kaylz

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Ditto

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Why can't I be good and sensible and adult like you lot? :( What's wrong with me?

Yesterday I had tons bags crisps and made a butty out of one bag, with a coffee. Then I had two buttery toasts with peanut butter on. Then I had a Dime Bar and a Peanut Bar with another cup of coffee. All eaten at random times, no rhyme nor reason to it apart from utter stress. Later I had a large plate of fries my son-in-law did for me. They were worried in case I hadn't had enough to eat! Good grief. I was so full I had to stuff them down. After that I just pinched a couple of Mum's toffees and called it good. Enough stupidity for one day.

I'm gonna stop this after watching Xand Tulliken on the latest low carb programme. Those type 2's did very well on it. They even had a key lime pie. I've always wanted to try a one of them. They made it with a different base, not biscuit. Looked scrummy.
 
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grovesy

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Why can't I be good and sensible and adult like you lot? :( What's wrong with me?

Yesterday I had tons bags crisps and made a butty out of one bag, with a coffee. Then I had two buttery toasts with peanut butter on. Then I had a Dime Bar and a Peanut Bar with another cup of coffee. All eaten at random times, no rhyme nor reason to it apart from utter stress. Later I had a large plate of fries my son-in-law did for me. They were worried in case I hadn't had enough to eat! Good grief. I was so full I had to stuff them down. After that I just pinched a couple of Mum's toffees and called it good. Enough stupidity for one day.

I'm gonna stop this after watching Xand Tulliken on the latest low carb programme. Those type 2's did very well on it. They even had a key lime pie. I've always wanted to try a one of them. They made it with a different base, not biscuit. Looked scrummy.

Back in the day... I never realised I was that fat! I'm the one in the middle. The lady at the other end is very slim now, I think she does Weight Watchers.
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Don't beat your self up, not everyone is a goody two shoes. You can only do your best. I am not a very low carber, and I could not do the shakes. I learnt many years ago I could not stick to a restricted diet, I aim to be on the wagon more than off. I have also found some times baby steps that work lead to further steps, and these gradual changes become manageable.
 

adrian1der

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Made a Malaysian Chicken Curry last night - very good it was too. I was a bit concerned about the coconut milk but seemed to be OK with my BG
 

Kaylz

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Made a Malaysian Chicken Curry last night - very good it was too. I was a bit concerned about the coconut milk but seemed to be OK with my BG
Less carbs in tinned coconut milk than there is regular cows milk and also a lot more fat in it so I shouldn't have thought there would be that much of an issue anyway xx
 

freesia

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Hey @Kaylz, i found this in Aldi today. Only 85p for a small jar
 

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Kaylz

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adrian1der

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Less carbs in tinned coconut milk than there is regular cows milk and also a lot more fat in it so I shouldn't have thought there would be that much of an issue anyway xx
Thanks - only be doing this a short while so still getting to know this stuff. I did check the carbs on the tin and was pleasantly surprised.

On a different note did Sloppy Joes tonight but with the mince mixture baked in halved peppers rather than bread rolls. Realy good and very filling. Not really missing carbs at all
 

freesia

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On a different note did Sloppy Joes tonight but with the mince mixture baked in halved peppers rather than bread rolls. Realy good and very filling.
Sounds nice. Whats the recipe?
 

Ditto

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its a good job! I have over 2kg of the stuff! lol xx
LOL :D

I was going to ask that @grovesy - what are Sloppy Joes?

I had a 'good' day yesterday imho. I have given up on all daft dieting fads and liquid shakes and general messing about. I am just trying to be 'normal.' Good luck with that I hear you say. I don't know what normal is! Anyways nowt in today, so my idea of normal for today is a coffee with dash whole milk and 2 rounds toast. I must be more organised. I don't know how I'm even still trying for today as I feel sick with stress, but it's like Dr Now says, the stress will always be there so suck it up!

In the future I am going to copy some of the menus on here I think, as they sound so scrummy. How much is a normal portion of peanut butter. I luvs the stuff but normally just eat the entire jar in one go. That is so not normal, even I know that. Is it 35g then? How do you measure it, how do you get it off the spoon!!?

Yesterday Sat 26th: Weight: 14stones 12.2pounds Tum: 50> for interest sake, I've given up trying to lose weight!
9.2 @ 5.26am not bad after an extremely piggy day before.
B: Pt Water with fibre / 2 Sausages, 3 slices Bacon, 2 Fried Eggs / Pt Water with meds inc. daily Aspirin
L: Pt Water / 2 Fried Eggs, 2 slices Bacon (it's all we had in!)
D: 1 Egg scrambled in Anchor butter, 4 Sausages, 2 small wholemeal Warburtons toasts with a ton of charred Garlics (our cooker has blown up and I'm using this one ring contraption and had the setting too high, but turned out all the charred stuff was rather delicious anyways). :D / Pt Water.
 

Kaylz

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@Ditto I think a serving of peanut butter is actually stated on jars as 15g, I just use 35g as I love it and it makes my carbs in my breakfast up to my total, I weigh mine in to small square tubs so it's ready to just plop into my porridge after I've heated it, quite easy to weigh if its a good quality thicker peanut butter, just dig a spoon into the jar and use a knife to push it off onto whatever your weighing it in, of course you could use your fingers to shove it off the spoon but my OCD doesn't allow for that lol, I could quite happily sit and eat a jar of it but bolusing for it would be tricky with the fat content, plus 700g peanut butter wouldn't do me much good and that's the size of the jars I have in at the moment haha xx
 

Ditto

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I have got to try that breakfast! Sounds yummy. How do you make your porridge, with what measurements? Or do you use those instant sachets? My mouth is watering...
 

Kaylz

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I have got to try that breakfast! Sounds yummy. How do you make your porridge, with what measurements? Or do you use those instant sachets? My mouth is watering...
I use 45g porridge oats (just Morrison's savers one at the moment), 180ml unsweetened Alpro almond milk, 5g Tesco cocoa powder bung it in the microwave for 1 minute 50 seconds in the morning and then plop my peanut butter in and spoon some of the hot porridge on top of it to melt it, instant sachets aren't the best as they are highly processed so would be likely to cause a more drastic spike in BG xx
 
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