What did you eat yesterday?

goodybags

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Friday
B - Chopped Nuts (Macadami, Brazils & Almonds) Mixed Seeds Blueberries & Greek Yoghurt
L - Sandwich Cheese & Salad Mountain (Beetroot Leaves,Rocket, Thinly Sliced Radishes) Mayo & FlaxSeeds, Small packet of Crinkly Cheddars (I’m finding these are ok - mini cheddars the crinkly ones)
Snack Apple
D - Cheese Salad, (Cornish Blue Cheese) Mixed Salad Leaves, Diced Radishes, Tomato, Thinly Slices MiniPepper, Mayo,Chopped Macadamia Nuts & Walnuts 1/2 Apple
(salad was very tasty however later in evening binged on 3 fruit-n-nut bars)

Saturday
B - Cereal with Blueberries, Strawberries & Semi-Skimmed Milk
L - Sandwich Stilton Apple Radish & Chopped Walnut
Crinkly Cheddars
Snack Tea & 2 RichTea Biscuits
D - Minted Lamb Steak Thinly Sliced in a Tiger Baguette with a Mountain of Salad
(Fresh Finely Chopped Mint, Rocket, Beetroot Leaves,Cucumber,Finelly Sliced Radish,Tomato,& Pepper, Mayo)
Small Portion of Ice Cream (just a few spoonfuls)
 

Janis Blondel

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Can anyone tell me what causes blood sugars to drop two hours after eating? This morning before breakfast my BS was 6.00 two hours after breakfast of plain Greek yoghurt (5 dessert spoons) 3 x strawberries, hand full of bran, flax seeds, chia seeds and 3 x walnuts it was down to 5.8. Last week before prawns, lettuce, toms, cucumber and spring onion it was 5.3 after down to 4.7 and the other day 5.1 before dinner of 1x pork chop and loads of veg it went down to 4.8. I know I never seem to be happy but I just wondered if this was a problem? Thank you all once again. xxx
 

Leadinglights

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The difference between the reading you get is not actually any difference as it is just natural variation within the allowable tolerance of the monitor. Repeat readings of the same sample might give more variation than you are seeing from your readings.
 

rebrascora

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Can anyone tell me what causes blood sugars to drop two hours after eating? This morning before breakfast my BS was 6.00 two hours after breakfast of plain Greek yoghurt (5 dessert spoons) 3 x strawberries, hand full of bran, flax seeds, chia seeds and 3 x walnuts it was down to 5.8. Last week before prawns, lettuce, toms, cucumber and spring onion it was 5.3 after down to 4.7 and the other day 5.1 before dinner of 1x pork chop and loads of veg it went down to 4.8. I know I never seem to be happy but I just wondered if this was a problem? Thank you all once again. xxx
That's not a problem. That indicates that your better food choices are now enabling your pancreas to do it's job effectively. Are you on Metformin?
 

Janis Blondel

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Yes, I take Metformin 500mgs twice a day and sitagliptin 25mgs once a day for my diabetes and a load of other drugs for other things, Rheumatoid, thyroid etc.
 

Janis Blondel

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The difference between the reading you get is not actually any difference as it is just natural variation within the allowable tolerance of the monitor. Repeat readings of the same sample might give more variation than you are seeing from your readings.
Thank you very much.
 

rebrascora

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Those drugs are likely responsible for lowering your levels after meals now that you have adjusted your diet and taken the pressure off your pancreas so that it is able to cope. One of the ways that Metformin works is to suppress the liver from releasing so much glucose into the blood stream, so that may be contributing and I would discuss a medication reduction with your GP or nurse if your levels continue to drop further .

As @Leadinglights suggests there is not a lot of difference in those pre and post meal readings to cause any concern but if you start to dip regularly below 4 then get in touch with your Health Care Professionals with a view to reducing your medication. Basically the readings indicate that what you are doing with your diet is working very well.
 

Janis Blondel

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Thank you and @Leadinglights for your help Your reply has made me feel so much better. I am trying very hard to eat properly and have even lost weight. I feel a lot better and my energy levels are going up and up. Without you and the others I wouldn't have a clue, you are so knowledgeable. Thanks again for all your help.
 

Molly M

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lunch - 110g chicken breast, raw spinach as salad leaves (allergic to Iceberg lettuce), half pepper, 2 mini cucumbers, salsa (3 tomatoes, half chilli pepper, coriander, half an onion whizzed together)

dinner - 2 chicken breasts, onions, mushrooms, peppers

2 litres of water minimum a day, 30 mins walk

just new to this but trying my best - lost 6lbs in a week (delighted with that but loads more to lose), feel stuffed all the time, currently on 1 Metformin a day (it has to increase to 4 over the next 3 weeks)

waiting on new fridge freezer to be delivered and can then add a lot more variety to meals when we can store the ingredients safely

any constructive feedback very welcome
 

Janis Blondel

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Hi Molly and welcome. I have been Type 2 diabetic for about two years and I am still learning, you will learn a lot here, I don't know what I would have done without this forum.

Anyhow Yesterday

Breakfast: Low fat Greek yogurt, sprinkling of bran and 3 strawberries with tea and almond milk.
Lunch: 1 slice pumpernickel bread with tomato, small slice smoked salmon and lettuce. Coffee with almond milk
Dinner: Omlette (3 eggs very small) spring onions, tomato, and mushrooms. Sugar free lemon drink.
 

Leadinglights

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B: Greek yoghurt, berries, seeds
L: half avocado, cooked meat, 2 oat cakes, cheese, half apple
D: moussaka, peas, green beans, courgette, half roll, sugarfree jelly with berries and cream
 

Kaylz

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B - nutty granola and Greek yoghurt, mug of coffee
D - mortadella sandwich on wholemeal, Wispa bar and a pint of water
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - Brunswick ham, baby potatoes, about 6 homemade smoked paprika chips, radishes, huge serving cheese coleslaw, 2 gherkins and then 2 squares 95% chocolate and a pint of water
mug of coffee
bedtime - 4 digestives xx
 

Kaylz

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Yesterday
B - same as previous
D - wholemeal milano salami sandwich and a Wispa bar, pint of water
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella and spring onion wrapped in prosciutto, baby potatoes, roasted cauliflower and a dollop of mayo, 1 square 95% chocolate, pint of water
mug of coffee
bedtime - 5 oaties

Today
B - same as previous
D - wholemeal extra mature cheddar, spring onion and mayo sandwich, Wispa bar, pint of water
mug of cafetiere coffee
T will be - mince with mushrooms and spring onions, baby potatoes and cauliflower with a knob of butter, 1 square 95% chocolate and a pint of water
mug of coffee
xx
 

adrian1der

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If anyone is in need of inspiration I've just done my menu planning for the week ahead (relevant cook books in brackets):

Friday Hot Pork with Kebab Dressing (Dopamine Diet)
Saturday Rib eye with Salsa Verde (Fresh Start)
Sunday Roast Pork
Monday Mongolian Beef (Pinch of Nom Quick and Easy)
Tuesday Pot Roasted Brisket (Simply)
Wednesday Provençal Salmon Tray Bake (Loose Weight for Good)
Thursday Chicken Casserole (Loose Weight for Good)
Friday BBQ - Beef Suya Skewers (Outdoor Cooking), Turmeric Chicken Kebabs (Simply), Courgette and Halloumi Skewers (Outdoor Cooking) & Greek Salad
 

Christy

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If anyone is in need of inspiration I've just done my menu planning for the week ahead (relevant cook books in brackets):

Friday Hot Pork with Kebab Dressing (Dopamine Diet)
Saturday Rib eye with Salsa Verde (Fresh Start)
Sunday Roast Pork
Monday Mongolian Beef (Pinch of Nom Quick and Easy)
Tuesday Pot Roasted Brisket (Simply)
Wednesday Provençal Salmon Tray Bake (Loose Weight for Good)
Thursday Chicken Casserole (Loose Weight for Good)
Friday BBQ - Beef Suya Skewers (Outdoor Cooking), Turmeric Chicken Kebabs (Simply), Courgette and Halloumi Skewers (Outdoor Cooking) & Greek Salad
Yum. Still want to marry you @adrian1der Is polyamory legal yet in the UK?
 

Molly M

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Breakfast - 30g porridge with sunflower and pumpkin seeds and almonds

Dinner - grilled steak with onions, mushrooms and steamed cabbage
 

Molly M

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Breakfast - 2 eggs scrambled, 3 rashers bacon, 3 cherry tomatoes

Dinner - Steak with a Schwartz Keralan herb on top (delicious), steamed cabbage
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rebrascora

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Breakfast - 2 eggs scrambled, 3 rashers bacon, 3 cherry tomatoes

Dinner - Steak with a Schwartz Keralan herb on top (delicious), steamed cabbage
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That is incredibly low carb! Do be careful that you don't go too low carb straight away as there is a risk to your eyes particularly, by dropping your HbA1c too quickly. Slow steady changes to your diet are best, particularly when your HbA1c was quite high to start with.
 

Molly M

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That is incredibly low carb! Do be careful that you don't go too low carb straight away as there is a risk to your eyes particularly, by dropping your HbA1c too quickly. Slow steady changes to your diet are best, particularly when your HbA1c was quite high to start with.

Thanks for your post Barbara - eek - I didn't know you shouldn't reduce the carbs too quickly - I will read up on some stuff. Do you have any idea what a 'safe' amount of carbs would be to reduce to? I appreciate it will just be a 'guestimate' but anything is a big help.

Mx
 

Leadinglights

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Thanks for your post Barbara - eek - I didn't know you shouldn't reduce the carbs too quickly - I will read up on some stuff. Do you have any idea what a 'safe' amount of carbs would be to reduce to? I appreciate it will just be a 'guestimate' but anything is a big help.

Mx
You might find that if you do your best guess at what you were having before and reduce gradually over days/weeks.
Low carb is below 130g per day.
I reduced to 60-70g per day and did have vision issues which have taken 7 months to get back to normal.
I think @everydayupsanddowns suggested something like 20% for the first week, then another 20%, I can't quite remember the exact amounts.
 
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