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Old 03-06-2014, 16:42   #31
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If you are a hot cereal person, mix chia seed and ground flax in equal parts, add hot water, wait 10 minutes and BAM! Oatmeal! Add some heavy cream and sweetener to taste and it's a great filling breakfast.

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If you are a hot cereal person, mix chia seed and ground flax in equal parts, add hot water, wait 10 minutes and BAM! Oatmeal! Add some heavy cream and sweetener to taste and it's a great filling breakfast.
I've discovered I kind of like it with a bit of salt and more savory. I've also done this using broth instead of water for a quick dinner. VERY TASTY!

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I have taken on board what everyone has said and I checked out the lchf diet and started eating accordingly from lunch time yesterday and my bg was right where it should be, so last night I had a steak with creamy mushroom sauce tomato, onion, carrot and grated cheese. No dressing. I woke up this morning and took my bg and it read 10.9 fasting I am very upset that it is reading so high when I did not have anything bad.

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I have taken on board what everyone has said and I checked out the lchf diet and started eating accordingly from lunch time yesterday and my bg was right where it should be, so last night I had a steak with creamy mushroom sauce tomato, onion, carrot and grated cheese. No dressing. I woke up this morning and took my bg and it read 10.9 fasting I am very upset that it is reading so high when I did not have anything bad.
Tomato onion and carrot are quite carb heavy so be careful with those.

You just started LC. Don't expect miracles overnight. You still have glycogen stores on board that your body can use for fuel when sleeping. These take time to resolve themselves. The important thing right now are your post meal numbers. Keep an eye on those and keep them dropping and your FBG will come down in time.

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Did you prepare it at home or was that eating out? If out, other than the onion, carrot, tomato and 'creamy' mushroom sauce could have hidden carbs in it. At first I didn't eat out and tested each ingredient separately. Carrots, tomato, and onion are considered high carb and must be used with care.

Carrot is one of the underground root veges like potato and tomato is technically a fruit and onion is another root vege. It takes a while for your Fasting numbers to drop. It's the last one to go up and takes the longest to come down.

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So pleased to hear that you started modifying your diet yesterday. Just a word about your dinner, which sounds delicious, your chosen vegetables (not the mushrooms) are quite high in carbs and most of us find that they will spike our post prandial numbers so we either eat them very sparingly or not at all.

Your morning reading is a gift from your liver. Search 'liver dump' on the forum or on Blood Sugar 101 for an explanation of this phenomenon.

As time passes, whilst eating low carb/high fat, you can expect to see your FBG number decrease.

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Thanks for the reply all I just don't understand if tomato and carrot and onion are high carb why did the link to the diet doctor say to eat as much as you want of those I am confused, also I had a salad yesterday for lunch which was lettuce tomato onion carrot and grated cheese. And after I tested and was so happy I had a reading of 5.9. The question I ask is because of my job I don't finish work till very late at night so I did not eat dinner until about 9 - 9:30 pm could this be the reason my fasting bg was high.

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Just took my after meal reading and very bad 13.4 I am not happy had 2 wet bid with full cream milk that is it

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You had two what? What are wet bid?

Also, I don't see anywhere on diet doctor where it says to eat as many carrots as you want. What it says is,

"Vegetables that Grow Above Ground: All kinds of cabbage, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc."

Even if a vegetable is listed on a LCHF website, we assume that you test the vegetable. If you haven't yet had tomatoes since beginning LCHF, you'd need to test tomatoes alone, without any other vegetable, to determine if it is a safe vegetable for you to eat. There are going to be low carb vegetables and other foods that still raise your blood sugar, and you need to eliminate those from your diet.

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Slodie, your 2 Weetbix have 22 carbs and your milk around 13 carbs per cup. If you only had 1 cup of milk that's a hefty 34 carbs in one hit.

When eating low carb/high fat most of us avoid all grain foods and that includes things like Weetbix.

You have been given the links etc for lc/hf foods, I would ask you to spend some time reading them to assist you with food choices.

I know it's confusing at first but when you get the hang of it you will be delighted, not only with the delicious foods you can eat but also with the great BGLs you will achieve.

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