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What did you eat yesterday?

Mrs Mimoo

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Type 2
I use a lot of konjac and have been doing so for many years now.
I enjoy foods from different cultures and countries and before I was diagnosed I used to like glass noodles and some mushrooms and other foods that have a similar texture to konjac.
I find when prepared appropriately depending on the recipe they are excellent. This brand is more like the italian pasta styles and the brand I used previously is more like glass noodles and asian style noodle. It is good to have the choice available. The new (to me) brand is excellent for macaroni cheese, pastitsio, lasagne and as a substitute for orzo in Greek recipes and also for different types of noodles or rice in asian cookery. I also use the rice style to make a delicious creamy rice pudding. I like the fact these do not have any taste of their own - they absorb flavour very well and now I can match the texture to the recipe even better than I did before.
I am now a major konjak fan as before diagnosis, I was a pasta addict. Now I can have pasta of sorts, but not diabetes. I miss the chewy satisfying texture of real pasta, but not the thirst, and the fatigue of having a high HbA1C!! I saw your fab pix of lasagne using konjak and will try that soon. x
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Type 2
Today has been a weird one.

Breakfast I made a keto bread roll from a new recipe I am developing and had that with butter and a huge mug of tea.
Then I sort of forgot to eat and drink all day until nine in the evening!!
I had a big drink of water and made myself fried chicken in batter (zero carbs made with protein powder) and had that with an avocado followed by a mug of pepper mint tea.
Before eating my reading was 5.8
After eating but before the peppermint tea the reading was 5.4
After the peppermint tea a couple of hours later - 5.8
 

harbottle

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Type 2
B: Avocado, Tomato, Feta cheese.
L: Salad with egg, chicken & dijon mustard dressing.
D: Chinese Chicken with Almonds (Asked for it to be made sugar free) and Mushrooms with Bamboo shoots. (Plus a cheeky fork of egg fried rice)
 

harbottle

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Type 2
B: Eggs and a bit too much peanut butter (From ‘Aldi South‘ in Spain, an ALDI, but a different ALDI to the ones in the UK - I notice they sell low carb pastas from Soy and Beans.)
L: Three cuttlefish and a green salad
D: Spicy Chicken (ALDI!), Feta, Celery, Onion, Rocket, Lettuce and a dressing made from olive oil, Dijon Mustard and red wine vinegar. Quite a lot of onion and veg.

Snacks: walnuts, raspberries, peanut butter, Spanish Pork Scratchings (ALDI) and a lot of coffee and mint tea.

A very weird one on the BG front, as apart from a brief foray into the sixes after breakfast (Peanut butter?) it’s remained under six for virtually the whole day, according to the Libre sensor, and finger pricks (Done because I thought the sensor was faulty and just reading too low) were in the 4s.

Spain has been fairly easy for low carb meals, and getting off the beaten tourist track (Down run down side streets) seems to be where the better (And cheaper, non touristy) restaurants are.
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
Yesterday
B - raisin & almond granola with semi skimmed milk, cup of coffee
D - pork & egg roll sandwich and an oreo filled egg
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - half a garlic smoked sausage, roasted sprouts and baby potatoes with a dollop of mayo, pint of cherries & berries squash
mug of coffee
5 dark chocolate digestives

Today
B - same as yesterday
D - same as yesterday
mug of cafetiere coffee
T - king prawn, mozzarella and spring onion omelette and baby potatoes, about 4 forkfuls of Bruce's ready meal lasagne from Lidl (not the pasta just the sauce and meat and it was actually pretty tasty) then a bowl of strawberries & blackberries with double cream, pint of cherries & berries squash
mug of coffee xx
 

travellor

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Type 2
This thread seems to have fallen by the wayside a bit!

So, it's been a day out today.
Watching stock car racing.
So breakfast/brunch.
Bacon roll, and a cheeseburger from the snack van.
Oddly on white brioche buns, which is an interesting combination.
Fish, chips, and mushy peas on the way home.
A cold pint of bitter at home from a selection my daughter bought me. (Possibly more to follow).
We also picked up a white crusty loaf, so maybe a slice of toast, or a sandwich to finish the day with.

Edit, succumbed to a slice of thickly buttered toast.
 
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Nayshiftin

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Type 2
This thread seems to have fallen by the wayside a bit!

So, it's been a day out today.
Watching stock car racing.
So breakfast/brunch.
Bacon roll, and a cheeseburger from the snack van.
Oddly on white brioche buns, which is an interesting combination.
Fish, chips, and mushy peas on the way home.
A cold pint of bitter at home from a selection my daughter bought me. (Possibly more to follow).
We also picked up a white crusty loaf, so maybe a slice of toast, or a sandwich to finish the day with.

Edit, succumbed to a slice of thickly buttered toast.
Well done you . So your diabetes was fully reversed on the Newcastle diet. Now seems full on carbs does thst not change your blood sugar . Or the fact your thin your okay ? I’m just curious as struggling with obesity and cannot seem to change and well heading for a wake up if I don’t change soon .
 

travellor

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Type 2
Well done you . So your diabetes was fully reversed on the Newcastle diet. Now seems full on carbs does thst not change your blood sugar . Or the fact your thin your okay ? I’m just curious as struggling with obesity and cannot seem to change and well heading for a wake up if I don’t change soon .

It does raise my BG, but only within a normal non diabetic range.
Losing weight was the key factor for me.
Personally, I did find it was the final weight loss that did it, either the rapid weight loss of the Newcastle diet, or just finding my final tipping point after a slower weight loss before.
But any weight loss certainly helps, I found keeping an honest food diary was my starting point, then planning a daily diet, so I knew how long I had between meals initially.
 

Nayshiftin

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Type 2
It does raise my BG, but only within a normal non diabetic range.
Losing weight was the key factor for me.
Personally, I did find it was the final weight loss that did it, either the rapid weight loss of the Newcastle diet, or just finding my final tipping point after a slower weight loss before.
But any weight loss certainly helps, I found keeping an honest food diary was my starting point, then planning a daily diet, so I knew how long I had between meals initially.
Without knowing figures which is none of my business and I’d not want to share on here myself . It’s really hard to compare as what would be okay for one not for another. I just know I can’t lose weight as don’t like any diet and well low carb talk etc just has me depressed. I try not to eat between meals have treats at weekend but nothing like I used too. Never feel satisfied or happy and not sure I’d manage a Newcastle diet with my mindset . Lots have worse HbA1c test results and well not sure quality of life means I’d want to live longer. Maybe in a bad space . Thanks for sharing
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
I thought I would get the ball rolling again.
B: bacon, mushrooms and fried egg, thin slice toast, 1 tsp ginger marmalade
L: 2 crispbread, pate, cheese, tomato, pickled onion, red pepper, half apple
D: barbeque pork ribs, mixed salad. half roll, rhubarb and cream.
A quarter Nature valley protein bar, 1 square dark chocolate.
 

travellor

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Without knowing figures which is none of my business and I’d not want to share on here myself . It’s really hard to compare as what would be okay for one not for another. I just know I can’t lose weight as don’t like any diet and well low carb talk etc just has me depressed. I try not to eat between meals have treats at weekend but nothing like I used too. Never feel satisfied or happy and not sure I’d manage a Newcastle diet with my mindset . Lots have worse HbA1c test results and well not sure quality of life means I’d want to live longer. Maybe in a bad space . Thanks for sharing

I don't share my results anymore.
I'm happy to be in the normal, non diabetic range.
No diabetic complications, no other health issues.

I have found sometimes others tend to focus solely on BG, and it turns into a contest over who can have the lowest numbers, and become focused on that, rather than a lifestyle choice.

Made up rules, the "four club" as a badge of honour, any rise after eating must be less than two (if I'm at 3.5 I don't care if a Greggs steak takes me up 4.4, I'm still under 8 on that)
Others chasing the high and testing every 15 minutes in case they miss it.
Testing and retesting because the reading changes by 0.1 on a different finger, while not accepting the average meter in about as accurate as me throwing a rock in a pond.
Insisting on "no drugs" because that's some sort of bad thing.
Trying to push hba1c down in weeks to show the doctors and nurses they were wrong.
So it goes on, and I didn't find any of it healthy for me.

I decided no matter what, when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was going to carry on living, I wasn't going to let diabetes, and worrying about diabetes become a double whammy.

All I can advise you is to do what suits you.
You have made a good start with not eating between meals, and cutting down on treats, and you have to set your own goals, and find a means to include all aspects of your life in that, a holistic way to encompass diabetes in it, and give it time to work.
To me, the only bad way to treat diabetes is to carry on doing what you did when it developed, after that, any change is positive.
 
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