When it’s your birthday, what food treat do you give yourself?

Bexlee

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preferred star bars or peanut butter chunky kit kats! xx
ooooohhhh peanut butter kitkat :)..... peanut butter mmmmmmm yum
 

trophywench

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All dried fruit is pretty carby. Can't avoid that even if the 'cake' part it made with low carb ingredients. Bread and butter pud - would you get the same effect not using 'normal bread' ? You could try one slice of 'eggy bread with a slice of your keto one, to check how it behaves when soaked in beaten egg before embarking on a pudding.
 

Bexlee

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It’s making me hungry just reading all your posts!
Breakfast = bacon, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and a bagel

Lunch= TGi Jack Daniels chicken strips and sweet potato fries followed by fudge cake and ice cream

Tea (dinner ! ) chicken and cashew nuts or chicken in black bean sauce and special fried rice

My birthday is fairly near Christmas so I persuaded little nephews and niece to plead a case to their mum (my sister) and my hubby for an official birthday in July - which we now have. So not long to wait, well so long as we can travel to see them. I haven’t seen them in person since February so long ago

oops I forgot birthday cake - any but none of those with rolled icing over them - yuck. Chocolate fudge cake or a nice sponge with fresh creme
 

Eddy Edson

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Chicken pho or chicken risotto. And an apple & pear muffin for breakfast if I really think I've deserved it.
 

Kaylz

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ooooohhhh peanut butter kitkat :)..... peanut butter mmmmmmm yum
glad someone shares my love of peanut butter, have a huge spoonful in my porridge every morning! :D xx
 

nonethewiser

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Every birthday have big greasy fry up, bacon sausage eggs black pud tattie scone beans tomato mushroom toast big mug of builders tea.

Evening chinese followed by bakewell slice & ample wine.
 

Toucan

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My dream birthday food would be from memories of growing up days on a Devonshire farm.

Breakfast: Fried potato cake with egg and bacon
Lunch: A large Devonshire pasty - just cooked and still warm
Tea-time: Scones jam and cream (Cream on first)
Supper: Roast beef that just melts off the knife, Yorkshire pudding , crispy roast spuds, thick gravy (and a tiny few veggies).

Just a dream though,.Firstly I didn't inherit my Mum's cooking skills to make it all like she did.
Also I just couldn't eat that much food in a day any more! -Just may be a few clues though of why I ended up with a weight problem in later years.
 

Drummer

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I don't understand the question.
I mean - every day I have things to eat which make me feel great and also happy and healthy.
 

bakebeans

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For breakfast I’d have egg and bacon with hash browns and bakebeans
Lunch would be warm chicken in a buttered tiger roll and a packet of chilli heatwave Doritos and a juicy peach
Dinner: Roast chicken with stuffing, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding with thick gravy.
Afters would be chocolate fudge cake and ice cream
 

trophywench

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@Drummer - whilst you eat exactly how it actually suits you to eat every single day and that's 100% fine, out of all the things you eat, surely you must have some favourites? Diabetic or not, the vast majority of normal ordinary run of the mill people in the world, do.

Hence if you wish to 'treat' yourself you'd just opt for your favourite meals.
 

Ditto

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That makes sense so bacon and eggs then. I'm having that tomorrow morning. Today I had a fave meal for dinner, Sirloin steak and sprouts! With butter on. I don't think I should be having the butter but I luvs it.

I'm not that keen on cakes but Manor House Cake is yummy if you're going to have cake. Also Florentines from Spinks but that shop is long gone I think. I can take or leave sweet stuff it's the chavvy chip butty type food I have to drag myself away from. If I have peanut butter I want the whole jar.
 

HenryBennett

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HenryBennett

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My birthdays have always been a bit different it being on Boxing Day. Christmas Day leftovers!
 

rebrascora

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@HenryBennett That would be my dream birthday treat as Boxing Day lunch is my favourite meal of the year. Christmas dinner leftovers, chips and salad in the company of those you love. All the hype over for another year and just a relaxing, chilled, day.
 

Sparkle

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I am confused, are you guys all serious? I thought it would make you feel unwell immediately and also cause long term damage. My birthday is in August too and as a fairly newly diagnosed, I had already been thinking how horrible it will be not to have birthday cake or treats on the day. My diabetic nurse said an occasional treat like half a dessert, or a couple of squares of chocolate.
 

rebrascora

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I think I clarified my post by saying it was my "dream food" and I would not actually indulge in those things for my birthday or any other day anymore and I am sure many of the other posts have got carried away with the idea too and would probably not have a quarter of the things they have mentioned on their birthday.
That said, many people do follow the idea that there are 2 days a year off from diabetes.... their birthday and Xmas day. Personally I didn't have anything carby on my birthday at all but I did have a tiny portion of Xmas pud on Xmas day and a small leftover Yorkshire pudding with gravy and a tiny few chips with my meat and salad on Boxing day. Those of us who are Type 1 can inject insulin to cover the naughties, so it can be a bit easier for us, although it makes my levels go haywire for a couple of days afterwards even with extra insulin.
A few extra carbs for one day will not cause you damage but best not to go silly. One piece of cake or fish and chips once a year plus whatever we have at Xmas is not unreasonable considering the restraint we show the other 363 days of the year.
You will probably feel sleepy afterwards if your BG levels go high but you can either go for a birthday walk afterwards to help lower it or indulge in a birthday nap. Obviously you do not want your levels heading up into the 20s but hitting mid teens occasionally will not kill you.... Just as well really as most of us Type 1s would be dead if it did, because balancing insulin with food manually is much more tricky than you might think!
 

Ditto

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Torture. I'd rather not have anything at all. :)
 

trophywench

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Daughter No1 (chef!) usually entertains us all on Xmas day - roast beef plus a small turkey crown for her MIL's benefit largely which the remainder of goes home with her cos she has both her sons and their families on Boxing Day so it's never overcooked LOL and all the trimmings so I have one Yorkshire with my beef with every available veg including 3 roast spuds but no mash, followed by a small portion of whatever lovely dessert(s) are on offer.

Early evening some of everything you can put in a salad except it's deconstructed so you only have to have the bits you like, and there'll be cold cuts, cheeseboard, tuna and whatever on offer, pork pie, saus rolls, crisps, pickles and then save yourself - because you always have to leave enough room for a small serving of trifle!

No way Pedro could I possibly eat that amount of food on a regular basis and I'm not about to start trying.
 
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