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What did you eat yesterday?

rebrascora

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New to all this and read lots are using Burgen, what is it?
It is a low carb seeded loaf that is very elusive, possibly endangered and definitely on the "at risk of extinction" list. If you can find a shop that sells it, keep it to yourself as otherwise half the forum will descend on it like a cloud of locusts.
Seriously though, there are now other options that are easier to get hold of than Burgen. I just bought a Warburton's Wholemeal "No added sugar" which is 9g carbs per slice..... first loaf of bread I have bought in over 2 years. Had forgotten how addictive it is for me. After the first slice I had really major cravings for the rest of the day. It is nice but I won't be buying another as I can't live with those cravings. I could easily have eaten the whole loaf once I started and I dread to think how much insulin that would have needed. I will be going back to excluding bread from my diet once this loaf is gone. I just can't be trusted with it!
 

mum2westiesGill

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Friday 8/10/21
T
bird eye breaded haddock fillet, tinned carrots (didn't carb count these), tinned new potatoes, muller corner strawberry yogurt
Saturday 9/10/21
B
melted mature cheddar cheese on 2x rounds of toast
L scampi, chips, peas
T WW salmon & broccoli melt
Sunday 10/10/21
B
toast done with 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced
L tesco tuna & cucumber sandwich
T takeaway chinese - chicken fried rice, chocolate cake
Monday 11/10/21
B
toast done with 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced bread
L tinned salmon sandwich with cucumber on 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced, chocolate cake
T Iceland luxury slow cooked cottage pie, gravy, 2x slices of bread, muller corner red fruits yogurt
 
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Felinia

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B: Boiled egg and soldiers
L: Salmon salad
D: 2 tiny lamb chops, 2 new potatoes, runner beans
S: Vanilla yogurt
 

mum2westiesGill

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Tuesday 12/10/21
B
toast done with 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced bread
L tinned tuna, cucumber & mayo cucumber on 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced, 1x 2 finger kit kat
T roast chicken, tesco mashed potato, tinned carrots (didn't carb count for these), 1x yorkshire pudding, muller corner fruit yogurt
 

Leadinglights

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Sunday
B: bacon, scrambled egg, tomato, piece toast.
Tea: hospital tuna sandwich
Mon
D: Bacon, egg, mushrooms, piece bread, protein yoghurt and seeds
Tues
B: yogurt and seeds
L: cheese on toast with tomato, half apple
D: chicken faitas, baked squash, tomato and pepper salad, half roll, yoghurt
 

Drummer

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1st meal; a tomato, a blob of Lidl Mozzarella cheese (125gm I think) coffee with cream
2nd meal; pork sausages - 3 from Iceland, a large salad of Lidl sweet and crunchy ready made, plus beetroot radishes tomato celery. Strawberries and cream, almonds, square of 95percent cocoa chocolate, coffee with cream
 

travellor

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Early Christmas dinner yesterday.
Roasties, stuffing, turkey, gravy, roast carrots and parsnips, and French beans.
Had the pudding and custard afterwards.

“There are some things money can't buy. For everything else there's Mastercard.”
 

Kaylz

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@travellor is that in case you can't get the turkey nearer the real deal? lol xx
 

mum2westiesGill

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Wednesday 13/10/21
B
toast done with 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced bread
L roast chicken sandwich on 2x rounds of hovis medium white sliced, last slither of birthday chocolate cake
T homemade mince beef & onion casserole, tinned new potatoes, tinned carrots, muller corner strawberry yoghurt, 1x 2 finger kit kat
 

travellor

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Gwynn

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Well I tried something new (to me) and very simple this lunchtime.

Cooked up some slices & chopped mushrooms in butter and a little salt and tons of pepper. Cooked 2 eggs and only used the crushed yolks.
Added some M&S egg noodles (real ones) and the crushed egg yolks to the mushrooms in their saucepan. Cooked it up for a few minutes.

1 serving 100g egg noodles (kind of...slightly less than half the packet)
2 eggs
1 pack of sliced M&S mushrooms then chopped quite small
Salt
Pepper

Absolutely delicious. Even my wife said that too.


Calories for my bit 228
And carbs 31.2 g ok thats quite a lot but then there was a lot of it. Next time maybe I will have just a quarter at 114 cals and 15.6g carbs. Quite reasonable for a meal for me.

When I do it again I will take some photos and stick them up here.
 

rebrascora

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Yesterday I tried a new recipe.... Halloumi and cauliflower curry. It was really nice and I had it with Konjac rice last night (first time of trying) which was fine once it was well rinsed. I portioned up another meal to go in the freezer and today I have just picked at the remaining curry (cold) and it has been so delicious I just kept going back for more until it was all gone.... and I have got away without needing any insulin for it. A definite win!
 

Lizzie60

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Great idea Alan!

Here's mine:

Breakfast: 2x slices Burgen toast one with a little jam, the other marmite

Lunch: Ham salad sandwich (Burgen again) and an apple

Eve meal: Party buffet for my neice's 18th birthday. 2 small slices of pizza, some crisps/nibbles, salad & dips. All the drinks were fruit juice infused cocktails/mocktails so I stuck to water. Stayed strong and avoided cake, but still had a bit of a spike after (buffets are my food nemesis)
Can I ask please what is burgen toast ? & I take it its low carb?
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Can I ask please what is burgen toast ? & I take it its low carb?

Ah! Goodness Burgen. That takes me back!

Yes it was a lower carbohydrate low GI seeded ‘soya and linseed’ bread. Approx 12g carbs per slice vs generally 18-20g carbs

I don’t think it is available any more.

More recently I’ve switched to Asda ‘Super seeded‘ (ho ho) which has more carbs per slice, but doesn’t contain mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (essentially trans fats I believe).

I‘ve adjusted my doses and it works well for me. Far better than an allegedly similar sort I got in a different supermarket a week ago, which my body seems to believe has double the carbs shown on the packet!
 

Pattidevans

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I got a loaf of Scandalously Seeded sliced bread by Allinsons from Sainsburys the other day. It's 13.5g carb per slice. Quite satisfying and only 1.5g more than Burgen but the jury is out as yet regarding the affect on BGs.
 

rebrascora

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I bought a loaf of bread last week for the first time in 2 years and it is a Warburton's No added sugar wholemeal loaf at just 9g carbs per slice which is quite nice but I am having great difficulty limiting it to 1 slice. Once I start with bread, I struggle with the "off switch" I probably won't be buying another loaf simply because for me it sets the cravings away and I find life much easier without those cravings.
 

Lucyr

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I bought a loaf of bread last week for the first time in 2 years and it is a Warburton's No added sugar wholemeal loaf at just 9g carbs per slice which is quite nice but I am having great difficulty limiting it to 1 slice. Once I start with bread, I struggle with the "off switch" I probably won't be buying another loaf simply because for me it sets the cravings away and I find life much easier without those cravings.
If you keep the loaf in the freezer it makes it difficult to overeat it because you have to wait for a slice to defrost
 

rebrascora

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If you keep the loaf in the freezer it makes it difficult to overeat it because you have to wait for a slice to defrost
Just 10 seconds in the microwave! I also only have a tiny freezer and it is already full, but otherwise a good idea!
 

Lucyr

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Just 10 seconds in the microwave! I also only have a tiny freezer and it is already full, but otherwise a good idea!
Oh I’ve never defrosted in the microwave! 10-15 minutes on the side in a sandwich box usually does it for me
 
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