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Old 04-01-2018, 14:43   #1
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Default Happy Easter! Happy Passover! How have you dealt with all the food?

Another pair of holidays featuring traditional menus and family gatherings...

How are you approaching (or did you approach) the hot cross buns and Easter candy and matzos and all the items made with matzo meal?

We're eating an Easter "lunner" (like brunch but over lunch and dinner). Others are bringing a ham, French cinnamon sugar muffins, "sweet treats" and a dessert, bacon-wrapped cocktail wieners, and a salad that will have nuts and berries and (I'm guessing) a sweet vinaigrette dressing. Other items may show up, too.

I'm bringing a keto/paleo egg bake that I know I can eat (and, since it will be the only egg bake there, likely others will eat it too). (If it's good, I'll put the recipe in the recipe section.)

I can eat bacon-wrapped cocktail wieners and I might be able to dig enough non-dressed greens out of the salad. There may be a piece of melon or some berries I can enjoy. But we're finding it makes far more sense to bring something I know I can eat "safely" rather than just guess.

I know it wouldn't be too big a deal for me BG-wise to kind of forget about what I'm eating for one meal, but I think it's just easier on me to stick to the plan. How about you all?

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Not sure what all is on the menu, but I'm sure BH has me some no/low carb stuff. If not I'm sure there is a can of tuna and the makings for a salad. I won't cave to the crave, especially since I don't crave carbs, even with sight and smell.

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Radically different Easter for me this year, We flew half way across the country to spend a week with my dad who recently took a fall and hurt himself. He's 84 yrs old and there wasn't much food in the house so the first stop was the grocery store. When I travel I don't eat much and as a result I hit a low last night of 45 and have had no chocolate or other goodies. This morning I hit 72 - which is alright but I find I have to keep an eye on my levels. Think I'll treat myself to a dry apple cider - 6% alcohol - Yum ...

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Think I'll treat myself to a dry apple cider - 6% alcohol - Yum ...
There is that benefit to a low, isn't there?

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Passover: we do a seder, and I eat no more than a 2" square of matzo, with a teaspoon of charoses (chopped apples/cinnamon/nuts/sugar/wine). The rest of the meal: roast chicken, chopped liver, lettuce, hard-boiled egg, the salted parsley, low-carb chocolate ice cream (coconut cream, egg, cocoa powder, vodka).

Easter (at my sister-in-law's house): I just ignore all of the candy and cake. I eat the poached egg/cheese/Canadian ham without the English muffin, the veggies, the ham, the roasted, salted nuts.

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Home after the repast. I ate (a little too much) ham, egg bake, a couple of spoonfuls of cheesy potatoes, half a cup of green salad with a (I guessed it) sweet vinaigrette, and drank lots of water. And then ran around with the grandkids. Came home and registered a 94 on my meter. I think I did alright.

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We did Easter brunch and I approached as any other meal and just skipped all the stuff I know I shouldn't eat , could I have ; sure I could have but honestly I don't miss that stuff all that much.

I ate Bacon , Sausage , Eggs , a Marsala type Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach , Salmon and salad. I just skipped things like bread , pasta and desserts. My sugar levels that night were absolutely perfect.

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I had two Passovers - one at a friend's house & the second at my place with 12 guests.
I didn't do well with the first because I didn't plan well. I took 12 U Humalog at 5:30 because I heard we would be eating at 6:00. We didn't end up eating until 8:30, so I got too low & had to eat several sugar tabs before dinner.
I did much better at the second one at my house. This time, I planned well. I didn't take insulin until we started eating. I took at extra 5 units. I ate a couple of cookies & half a cupcake for dessert & tested at 120 three hours later.

Ya know....you don't learn anything from things that go well; you only learn when things don't go well.

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I took 12 U Humalog at 5:30 because I heard we would be eating at 6:00. We didn't end up eating until 8:30, so I got too low & had to eat several sugar tabs before dinner.
That's happened to me before - I absolutely hate when that happens. Do you find that all your energy is just sucked out of you when you hit a low and then have to compensate?

Now I literally wait until the food is about to be served and I say - gotta do something, I'll be right back.

One of these days I'll just sit at the table, inject myself in the stomach and gross everyone out LOL

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I made my own dessert. The pumpkin pie recipe modified. Hubby found a low carb "whipped cream" and it's perfect. That said, I just had to get into hubby's homemade macaroni salad. 2 hours after dinner, my BG was 108.

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