Monday, November 19, 2012
Too much fat. Diabetics should apparently cut their fat intake and I have confirmed this by testing my BGs the morning after chicken with skin and another morning after lamb chops. Blood sugar was silly high on those mornings. I also read a really interesting take on the behaviour of fat - as in lining the blood vessels and preventing insulin from reaching receptors. So I am lowering my fat intake to a tablespoon a day and cutting off any visible fat on meats.
I have been reading and reading all sorts of interesting sites on diabetes (Type 2) as well as on Candida. My goodness there are such contradictions around! But - it is all grist to the mill. I continue my fine tuning and have new recipes in hand for making a pizza base with cauliflower. Yes...cauliflower. Some kind soul put a link to www.yourlighterside.com and it feels like I hit the mother load. Lovely recipes for vegetables.
The area of vegetables is a tough one for me, not because I don't like them - I love them - but husband dearest doesn't and only eats salad because he knows it is good for him. No problem now with these new recipes - I will be making these for lunch when he is at work!
Zucchini noodles, tortillas, tostadas and more.
Today I made a delicious broccoli soup for lunch. So simple and so delicious. Onion garlic and ginger sautéed, and then broccoli and vegetable stock added, cooked and then blended. Natural live yogurt blob and grated nutmeg on top. Yumness.
50g Oats soaked overnight along with linseed and almonds was my snack. I know it sounds odd but it is very healthy and the soaking breaks down the enzyme inhibitors. The next time I am ready to eat the soaked oats and almonds, I will grind the flaxseed and add them freshly ground.
Dinner is to be chicken livers (small portion) cooked with garlic and onions and served with (big) salad and natural live yogurt (which I made yesterday) - and baby potatoes for hubby.
Finding what works for me is getting very interesting. I am learning for sure.