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What did you eat yesterday?

Pattidevans

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TBH different sources always disagree.
 

Nayshiftin

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Type 2
Yes, I also think counting carbs for type one works but for type two . As you say each book is different and also each person is different . I am different different days . Some days I do very little other days I do not stop Some nights I sleep others I do not. Sometimes different medication and lots of thing will affect the way our metabolisms are age I think must play a part . I’m on a loss as to thinking I’ll ever get a plan I can stick to snd feel good . Had enough tbh
 

harbottle

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Type 2
B: Yoghurt and strawberries
L: Subway Salad box with double helping of Chicken Tikka
D: Salmon with onion, fennel, orange and celeriac chunky chips made in the air fryer.

Snacks: a satsuma, almonds, walnuts, Hungarian Salami + a bag of Snaffling Pig Porky Puffs.

I'm currently wearing Libre sensor and it seems the sensor is totally different to finger pricking, generally 1/2 mmol/L higher. Before lunch it was showing 6.8, but a finger prick test gave me 4.6! I thought even though it's out, it might show the 'trend' but that seems to be strange as well, like it's getting stuck.
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Something mashed with butter will be lower in carbs than the same amount mashed with skimmed milk as butter has no carbs but the milk does.
I tried to grow some celeriac but useless, won't bother again I'll just buy some.
Interesting to know you didn't have success growing it..... especially as it is quite expensive to buy.
I bought some seeds last year to give it a try but completely forgot to sow them, so I was going to give it a go this year. Any thoughts on what may have gone wrong for you or tips for possible success?
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
Interesting to know you didn't have success growing it..... especially as it is quite expensive to buy.
I bought some seeds last year to give it a try but completely forgot to sow them, so I was going to give it a go this year. Any thoughts on what may have gone wrong for you or tips for possible success?
2020 I bought some plug plants and had some which were lots of straggly roots and a bulb about the size of a large orange, this year raised my own seedlings and got them in early but bulbs about the size of a golf ball so not worth the bother. I'm not sure why, I wonder if the ground is not rich enough but other root veg don't like rich ground.
I know they don't like being dry but I kept them well watered. So I'm at a loss to know why.
 

rebrascora

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I'm currently wearing Libre sensor and it seems the sensor is totally different to finger pricking, generally 1/2 mmol/L higher. Before lunch it was showing 6.8, but a finger prick test gave me 4.6! I thought even though it's out, it might show the 'trend' but that seems to be strange as well, like it's getting stuck.
I find that Libre almost always reads slightly lower than a finger prick but it is helpful to compare them when your levels are reasonably stable because there is an approximate 15min lag between the blood that a finger prick reads and the interstitial fluid that Libre reads. Libre 2 has an algorithm which tries to predict what the blood reading would be 15 mins from taking a reading by extrapolating from previous levels but it isn't always accurate so I tend to only compare when Libre levels have been reasonably static for some time.... half an hour or so. Also the first couple of days with a new sensor can be less accurate for some people unless you apply the sensor and then leave it for a couple of days before activating it. This is because the tissue in your arm may react to a foreign body suddenly appearing in it's midst, even when it it a sterile filament, it can take a couple of days to get over that reaction...... Just some things to consider with Libre. It is an absolutely brilliant bit of kit but you have to understand it's limitations and it isn't sadly 100% reliable.
 

Nayshiftin

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Type 2
2020 I bought some plug plants and had some which were lots of straggly roots and a bulb about the size of a large orange, this year raised my own seedlings and got them in early but bulbs about the size of a golf ball so not worth the bother. I'm not sure why, I wonder if the ground is not rich enough but other root veg don't like rich ground.
I know they don't like being dry but I kept them well watered. So I'm at a loss to know why.
We grew them from seed thrn plss as bred out but that was around May/ June last year . Once the hard frost gets them on February I’ll reap mine then . Like Parsnips they seem to grow leaves first then the root takes a good 8 months to develop and as I say usually I take them out of my garden here in the U.K. in Late / Feb March .
 

Leadinglights

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We grew them from seed thrn plss as bred out but that was around May/ June last year . Once the hard frost gets them on February I’ll reap mine then . Like Parsnips they seem to grow leaves first then the root takes a good 8 months to develop and as I say usually I take them out of my garden here in the U.K. in Late / Feb March .
Perhaps I'm being too impatient.
 

Nayshiftin

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Type 2
I think you may have thought brilliant leaves on top but it’s the bulb and that takes longer. Worth a try but they need a winter to form
The other thing is did you cut the flower head off ? If that’s not taken off then it just goes to seed n no root bulb forms
 

Nayshiftin

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Never had a flower head.
Most things I grow are successful so it feels defeatist to give up on these.
Well done , I’m usually only really successful with potatoes, tomatoes , runner beans and my cabbages mainly feeds the pigeons and white fly. In pots I do chillies and I have rhubarb that since we moved here is not as easy. My n apple tree last year flowered but no fruit came . So we shall see this year . I like gardening but it can be pricey and soul destroying .Blight took most tomatoes last year too. So we all get our successes and well as you say we are daft enough to try again
 

Leadinglights

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Well done , I’m usually only really successful with potatoes, tomatoes , runner beans and my cabbages mainly feeds the pigeons and white fly. In pots I do chillies and I have rhubarb that since we moved here is not as easy. My n apple tree last year flowered but no fruit came . So we shall see this year . I like gardening but it can be pricey and soul destroying .Blight took most tomatoes last year too. So we all get our successes and well as you say we are daft enough to try again
Apples were poor last year as well, I have a russet which usually gives more apples than we know what to do with but virtually none. I regard some things as a challenge and grow for that reason. I have an allotment and always seem to plant more than we need though things do freeze well. I usually grow lots of different squashes and tomatoes but they are in the polytunnel, can't beat home grown tomatoes for flavour.
Badgers trashed my sweet corn and carrots, they even moved a heavy cage off the carrots to get at them. We have to protect most things of the pigeons eat them.
 

Nayshiftin

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Apples were poor last year as well, I have a russet which usually gives more apples than we know what to do with but virtually none. I regard some things as a challenge and grow for that reason. I have an allotment and always seem to plant more than we need though things do freeze well. I usually grow lots of different squashes and tomatoes but they are in the polytunnel, can't beat home grown tomatoes for flavour.
Badgers trashed my sweet corn and carrots, they even moved a heavy cage off the carrots to get at them. We have to protect most things of the pigeons eat them.
Wow that’s great no I have tiny garden and try . I did grow one pumpkin from a side stall plant but it was for show not for the eating . I might try squash this year . No polytunbel and no allotment . However I do suffer from arthritis and maybe with my new hip I’ll get more done this year. Would love to know more and grow more.
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
B: Greek yoghurt, blueberries, 10g All bran
L homemade soup, cheese, ham, 2 ryvita, small pear
D: mushroom, bacon and cheese omelette, broccoli and mangetout, half a roll, half Kvarg desert and seeds.

It is surprising how far 4 Cumberland sausages, 6 slices of chorizo, half aubergine, green pepper, courgette, mushrooms, half tin baked beans made into a sausage casserole for 2 portions then I added a cheese and breadcrumb topping which I used half for 2 portions, then the rest I made into soup which has done 4 portions.
 

Nayshiftin

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Type 2
Yes , I love doing lots with vegetables . So All bran is good in a small portion. Do love Greek yoghurt and blueberries. Yum. Love a mushroom with the bacon omlette . Don’t care for chorizo anytime . But I had similiar I had yoghurt and seeds for bfast . Lunch nimble and salad sandwich . Then last night I had feta aubergine courgette tinned tomatoes garlic and onion with a small portion of couscous as we had no burger wheat . . I need to shop as snd of month and really struggling what to buy .
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
B: greek yoghurt, blueberries, Lizi's granola
L: tuna pate, cucumber, tomato, 2 ryvita, half apple, few nuts
D: chicken tikka, salad, half roll, sugarfree jelly with raspberries and sour cherries and cream
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Yesterday
B - super berry granola with semi skimmed milk, mug of coffee
D - cheese, mayo & spring onion sandwich, peppermint aero
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - mince with spring onions, baby potatoes, sprouts, pint of cherries & berries squash
mug of coffee
bedtime - 5 digestives and quarter of a pint of water

Today
B - same as yesterday
D - chilli chicken breast slices & mayo sandwich, bar Aldi's moser roth orange mousse filled chocolate
mug of cafetiere
Rest of day will be
T - king prawn, mozzarella & spring onion omelette with baby potatoes, pint of cherries & berries squash
mug of coffee
bedtime - will leave to see what levels are

Have also had numerous lifts throughout today so far with no idea why and even trickier seen as I have no sensor on xx
 
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