What did you eat yesterday?

rebrascora

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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
I have heard it suggested that you should reduce your carb intake by a third initially and see how your BG levels go for a couple of weeks at least and then reduce by a third of that reduced amount for another few weeks and so on. It is not by any means written in stone that you will cause damage to your eyes by going the whole hog keto straight away but it does increase the risk so worth taking it steady and bringing things down slowly.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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I think @everydayupsanddowns suggested something like 20% for the first week, then another 20%, I can't quite remember the exact amounts.

I’m not sure there are any hard and fast rules about it, but some members have found that getting a ‘baseline’ together with a food diary, then reducing their carb amount by a percentage for a week or two, then again, then again… gives a gentler reduction in BG levels over a longer period.

Others seem to do OK with a more dramatic reduction, but we have had several members who have experienced eye changes that seem to be connected to a sudden reduction in HbA1c
 

Molly M

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I have heard it suggested that you should reduce your carb intake by a third initially and see how your BG levels go for a couple of weeks at least and then reduce by a third of that reduced amount for another few weeks and so on. It is not by any means written in stone that you will cause damage to your eyes by going the whole hog keto straight away but it does increase the risk so worth taking it steady and bringing things down slowly.
Thanks for this - it helps.

I thought I was being very good as well. Totally paranoid about my eyes as my dad went blind through ignoring his diabetes and living on cakes, biscuits and all the wrong things. I obviously want to avoid doing that. My big concern was my weight (big being the word!) but the more I read, I think the more confused I get :) . The info from the nurse at my doctors surgery was to come on here and get diet information - no more than that. I have a raised ferritin level so have to get my blood tested again next month - when I get that I am going to ask for my HBA1C to be done again too and then chat to my doctor when the results come in - my doc is fab. Thanks for taking the time to come back to me. Mx
 

Molly M

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I’m not sure there are any hard and fast rules about it, but some members have found that getting a ‘baseline’ together with a food diary, then reducing their carb amount by a percentage for a week or two, then again, then again… gives a gentler reduction in BG levels over a longer period.

Others seem to do OK with a more dramatic reduction, but we have had several members who have experienced eye changes that seem to be connected to a sudden reduction in HbA1c
Thanks for this info.

I can't even start to guess how bad my carb intake was up until 2 weeks ago - it would have been horrific I'm sure. I was never a salad or veg person. I'm now the opposite and actually enjoying it. I'm on 2 Metformin now and working up to 4 a day over the next 2 weeks. I'm also exercising every day (just walking).

I will definitely rethink my carb intake - I have just been paranoid about my HBA1C level and being an all or nothing sort of person, thought I would give it my all to reduce my carbs with a view to reducing my HBA1C and weight and hopefully being able to come off my Metformin as I see others have managed to do.

Mx
 

Kaylz

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@Molly M I'm one who suffered eye issues due to my hba1c plummeting from 101 to 33, I was only a month into my diabetes diagnosis when I was diagnosed with diabetic macular oedema so yes please do be careful xx
 

mum2westiesGill

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Monday 12/7
L- sandwich didn't mark down what I had on it
1x 2 finger kit kat
T - Co-op braised steak and mash, petit pois and baby carrots
muller light crunch yoghurt

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Felinia

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B: Boiled egg and small slice of wholemeal toast
L: Chicken and vegetable soup
D: Minced beef, carrots, peas, runner beans, broccoli, sweetcorn
S: Mixed berries, Greek yogurt
 

Leadinglights

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B: greek yoghurt, mixed berries, scattering granola
L: tuna pate, ryvita thin, oatcake, cheese, cucumber, tomato, half apple
D: chicken satay stirfry with pepper, courgette, mushroom, onion. with cucumber, rhubarb, berries and cream.
 

LancashireLass

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Hi everyone......I hope you don't mind me quietly jumping in on this thread, I'm hoping it will help keep me motivated :)

B: 2 x Boiled Eggs
L: 4 x Cream crackers with mature cheddar
D: 2 x Cajun chicken wraps with lettuce & salsa

Drinks: 2 x Coffes and 2 litres of water

I'm unsure how much detail to add so please let me know if i'm missing anything obvious!!
 

Leadinglights

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Hi everyone......I hope you don't mind me quietly jumping in on this thread, I'm hoping it will help keep me motivated :)

B: 2 x Boiled Eggs
L: 4 x Cream crackers with mature cheddar
D: 2 x Cajun chicken wraps with lettuce & salsa

Drinks: 2 x Coffes and 2 litres of water

I'm unsure how much detail to add so please let me know if i'm missing anything obvious!!
You can put as much or as little detail as you want, It is always interesting to know what other people have and it gives ideas of things to try.
My attempts at Cajun are never too successful.
 

Kaylz

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B - super berry granola and Greek yoghurt, mug of coffee
D - wholemeal sandwich with mortadella, Wispa bar, pint of water
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - Brunswick ham, baby potatoes, few homemade paprika chips, radishes, huge serving cheese coleslaw, 2 gherkins and then 2 squares 95% chocolate, pint of water
mug of coffee
bedtime - 3 and a half oaties xx
 

Molly M

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@Molly M I'm one who suffered eye issues due to my hba1c plummeting from 101 to 33, I was only a month into my diabetes diagnosis when I was diagnosed with diabetic macular oedema so yes please do be careful xx
So very sorry you've got eye problems Kaylz - hope it's something that they can give you some help with and that you can solve your current issues. My dad went blind with diabetes as he basically ate whatever he wanted. I am just trying to make sure I do what I can but now appreciate it that I was maybe going hell for leather rather than taking a slow measured approach. Thanks for replying to my post. Mx
 
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LancashireLass

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B: 1 Boiled egg
L: Cajun chicken (left overs) on barm with salsa
D: 2 Sausage rolls
Snacks/Drinks: 6 grapes, 1 banana. 2 coffees and 2 ltrs water
 

Kaylz

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So very sorry you've got eye problems Kaylz - hope it's something that they can give you some help with and that you can solve your current issues. My dad went blind with diabetes as he basically ate whatever he wanted. I am just trying to make sure I do what I can but now appreciate it that I was maybe going hell for leather rather than taking a slow measured approach. Thanks for replying to my post. Mx
This was back in 2016 and required eye injections, numerous of them but thanks xx
 

Leadinglights

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B: cheese on toast with poached egg
L: cooked meat, 1 ryvita, 1 oatcake, cheese, cucumber, tomato, half apple, few nuts
D: trout fillet, broccoli, cucumber and tomato salad, half roll, sugarfree jelly with redcurrants and cream
 

mum2westiesGill

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Tuesday 13/7
B - 2 rounds of warburtons medium white sliced toast
L- shop bought tuna & mayo sandwich - wholemeal bread, small 25g bag of tesco salt & vinegar crisps
T - homemade spaghetti bolognese
muller light crunch yoghurt
 

Molly M

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lunch - 2 sausages, mixed Mediterranean roasted veg with basil dressing

dinner - halloumi cheese, samphire, 3 cherry tomatoes, clotted cream and blueberries
 

adrian1der

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Weather looks set fare for a few days so this week's menu planning includes a few BBQ's:

Tomorrow BBQ - Beef Suya Skewers (Outdoor Cooking), Turmeric Chicken Kebab (Simply) & Courgette and Halloumi Skewers (Outdoor Cooking) & Greek Salad (Outdoor Cooking)
Saturday Chicken and Stilton
Sunday Greek Roast Lamb (Fresh Start)
Monday BBQ - Lamb Koftas (Outdoor Cooking), Thai Chicken Skewers (Outdoor Cooking), Warm Courgette, Feta and Herb Salad (Outdoor Cooking)
Tuesday Chicken & Asparagus Quiche (Pinch of Nom Everyday Light)
Wednesday BBQ - Herby Lemon Chicken Thighs (Outdoor Cooking), Glazed Pork Skewers (Outdoor Cooking), Big Green Salad (Outdoor Cooking)
Thursday Chilli & Cauli Rice (Mexican)
Friday Fish (whatever looks good on the fish counter)
 

Molly M

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yesterday out for lunch - turkey dinner with just veggies (no spuds)
dinner - half a smoked sausage and roasted mediterranean veggies

today - lunch - homemade chicken and bacon caesar dressing salad with avocado and parmesan - not at all hungry so not sure if I will have anything else tonight - 30 degrees here today and I've no appetite but am drinking loads of water to make sure I keep hydrated.image0 (6).jpeg
 

Lucyr

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I’m trying to lose weight so back to the tracking everything, as despite all my efforts at losing I’ve been gaining, I swear it’s been harder to lose since I started Ozempic! Still struggling with getting really bad stomach upset if I don’t eat enough carbs too which really gets in the way.

Yesterday
Breakfast: Tesco replacement shake (24g)
Lunch: salad with ham, cheese, lettuce, spring onions, peppers, Caesar dressing (9g)
Dinner: same as lunch but bigger portion of veg, more cheese, and breaded southern chicken instead of ham (37g)

The bad stomach started after lunch and got much worse after tea so ended up having 2 slices of white toast with butter and salmon paste, and a kitkat, which came to 53g carb and more calories than i wanted to add but sorted the stomach right out.

Down 1kg today, probably thanks to the stomach though… Totals 1800 calories, 122g carb
 
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