Protein & low GI diet

My physician texted me my diagnosis. I need to reduce carbohydrates ASAP. I need to drink more water and reduce consumption of whatever that’s causing load on my filtration system.

What to eat when starch is out of bounds? Protein. Protein in soft bean curd, fried bean curd, bean curd sheets, low fat cheese, low fat milk and whatever protein I can find in my supermarket.

Food to eat:

Bread – low G.I.

Sugar for coffee – low G.I.

High sodium foods that cause raised BP – hot choc, chestnuts, Twisties, jam, minced pie, cereal drinks, preserved foods.

Fruits in my fridge right now – This list will change with time as fruits gets depleted or added. Winter dates, grapes, pear, avocado, orange, guava, logan berries.

Dried fruits – prunes, raisins, strawberries & etc.

REDUCED SALT. REDUCED SPICES. NO EGGS. Because they all elevate B.P.

This diet does include some carbohydrates because its a filler and hey, I can’t afford to eat chicken and fish all the time. My new diet starts on the new day after I received my doctor’s diagnosis of my blood test results.

A while back, I did at least 2 weeks of the “40 fruit and vegetable Challenge per week diet“. You can read all about it at the link. I got to eat as many varieties of fruit and greens as I could buy. Fun times. Really.

Fri. Nov. 6 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees with milk powder, 1 cup hot water. Lunch: 1 small bowl steamed broccoli, 1 cup hot water, 3 slices bread made with low G.I. 2 plums, 1 apple, 6 bites of dried bean curd, 1 handful of grapes . Dinner: 1 handful nuts, 2 cups low fat milk, 5 bites of noodles.

Sat. Nov. 7 2020 – Breakfast: 2 cups coffee, 2 slices whole grain bread that is low G.I. 1 handful dried cherries, 2 cups warm water. Lunch: 1 small tofu (soft bean curd), 5 tablespoons pomegranite seeds, 1 pear, 1 slice low fat cheese, 1 bowl broccoli. Dinner: 1 small pack dried jackfruit, 2 cups low fat milk, 5 bites of noodles.

Sun. Nov. 8 2020 – Breakfast: 4 small kiwis that were over-ripe & couldn’t be kept longer, 2 coffees. Lunch: 1 piece plain bean curd with 1 packet seaweed for topping. Many cups of warm water. 2 small bowls of logan berries, 4 tablespoons pomegranite seeds. Dinner: 5 bites noodles, 2 cups low fat milk, 3 slices low GI multi-grain bread.

Mon. Nov. 9 2020 – Breakfast: 2 cups coffee. Lunch: 1 square of bean curd, 1 tub of soft bean curd, 1 packet topping of seaweed, cups of water, 1 cup honey water. Dinner: 1 small bowl broccoli, 2 small bowls logan berries.

Tue. Nov. 10 2020 – Breakfast: 2 cups coffee, 1 cup black tea (always black tea with 1 teaspoon sugar). Lunch: 3 slices low GI bread, 1 small pear, 1 small avocado, 2 small bowls logan berries, 3 tablespoons pomegranite seeds, 2 walnuts, 1 slice low fat cheese. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 2 cups low fat milk, 1 small packet of mixed nuts & seeds. Today was rainy and cloudy so my appetite was smaller.

Wed. Nov. 11 2020 – Breakfast: 2 cups coffee, 1 cup tea. 1 McVities digestive biscuit. Lunch: 1 small bowl broccoli, 1 small bowl logan berries. Dinner: small bowl ready-to-eat cooked rice with chicken.

Thurs. Nov. 12 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 2 tablespoon pomegranite seeds, 2 tablespoon celery cooked in curry gravy 1 avocado, small bowl logan berries, 5 bites of dry curry noodle. Dinner: chicken, rice.

Fri. Nov. 13 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 1 small bowl steamed broccoli, 1 slice reduced fat cheese, 2 tablespoon pomegranite seeds, 1 pear, 2 slices whole grain bread that’s low GI, 1 ear of corn, 1 banana, 6 small pieces fried bean curd, 2 cups malt milk.

Sat. Nov. 14 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 tea. Lunch: 1 thick bean curd tablet style, 1 small black coffee (Weather was bad with high humidity, causing drowsy feeling). Wow this semi-solid bean curd is really filling. I only had to dink water after this tablet of soy bean curd. The softer edition of bean curd does not sated the stomach well. Dinner: reduced fat cheese sandwiches with 2 slices of cheese & 4 slices low GI bread.

Sun. Nov. 15 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 tea. Lunch: I previously fried bean curd, 1 cup P.J. (PJ – pomegranite juice), 1 bowl logan berries. Dinner: small bowl boiled broccoli.

Rainy day whole day.

Mon. Nov. 16 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 tea. Lunch: 1 avocado, 1 guava, 1 pear, 1 cup hot chocolate. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 1 small bowl broccoli. Cloudy day with small drizzles of rain.

Tue. Nov. 17 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 banana. Lunch: 1 guava, 1 avocado, 1 biscuit, 1 small chocolate flavored bun,1 fish cake patty, 1 small packet freeze dried strawberries (because its not strawberry harvesting season and fresh ones have gone stale) The supermarket never fails to keep sorry looking strawberries in the chiller to remind us that strawberries are out of season. Dinner: 2 cups low fat milk.

Rainy day so metabolism is lower and thus hunger is reduced.

Wed. Nov. 18 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 2 small apples. Lunch: 1 bowl steamed broccoli, 1 small pack dried dark cherries. Dinner: 1 tablet semi-solid bean curd, 5 bites of noodles.

Thurs. Nov. 19 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: broccoli, 2 tiny packets of mixed nuts, 4 small kiwi fruit. Dinner: chicken rice with garlic chilli sauce. Rain day with very light drizzles.

Fri. Nov. 20 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 2 tiny black chocolate Toberlone. Lunch: 2 apples, broccoli, some prepared nuts in packet. Dinner: 1 tablet dry bean curd, 2 cups low fat milk.

Sat. Nov. 21 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 hot choc, handful of nuts. Lunch: 1 apple, 1/2 pear, 1 slice reduced fat cheese, 10 tiny bites of Panda biscuits, 1 fish cake patty. Dinner: double filet patty burger, 5 bites of noodles. Rainy day.

Sun. Nov. 22 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 hot choc, handful of nuts, 2 tiny Toblerone black chocolate pieces. Lunch: 1 apple, 1 avocado, 1 slice reduced fat cheese, 1 tablet bean curd. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 1 Harsh Brown, 2 cups low fat milk.

Mon. Nov. 23 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 2 spools of vermicelli made from beans, 1 pear, 1 small packet dried mango with aloe vera. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 4 tiny pieces of dried apricots, 2 small packets mixed cereal drink solution (turned out to be bad for BP). Rainy day.

Tue. Nov. 24 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 2 tiny pieces Toblerone black chocolate. Lunch: 1 avocado, 1 pear, 1 guava, 1 small packet cooked chestnut, 1 small pack Marie biscuit, 10 tiny pieces Panda biscuit. Dinner: 1 fried bean curd tablet, 5 bites noodles, 1 banana.

Wed. Nov. 25 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 hot chocolate, 2 tiny Toblerone dark chocolate pieces, 1 small packet of mixed nuts. Lunch: 3 slices low G.I. multigrain bread with diabetic jam (has sodium), 1 small packet ready cooked chestnuts (has sodium), 2 orange + cranberry minced pie (cupcake size, contains sodium). Dinner: 1 guava, 1 avocado, 2 small apples, 5 bites of noodles, 1 slice reduced fat cheese, small pack Twisties salted chips, 2 cups low fat milk.

High sodium – hot choc, chestnuts, Twisties, jam, minced pie, cereal drinks, preserved foods.

Lower sodium – Hot Milo.

Thurs. Nov. 26 2020 – high BP upon waking up. 🙁 Yesterday’s foods had too much sodium.

Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 hot Milo choc drink. Lunch: 1 small guava, 2 apples, 1 tiny packet of mixed nuts, 2 spools bean vermicelli. Dinner: broccoli, chicken, rice.

Fri. Nov. 27 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea, 1 tiny bottle chicken essence, 1 small apple, 1 small guava, 1 hot Milo, 3 slices low GI bread, 1 black coffee. Lunch: Italian baked unleavened bread. The product’s photo was a con because it looked like cake. The box said cake but I refuse to write this as cake. It looks like bread and tasted like bread. It was no where near cake. Dinner: 2 cups low fat milk, 5 bites noodles.

Sat. Nov. 28 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 2 small apples, steamed broccoli, 2 tiny Toblerone black chocolate bits, 1 piece ready-to-eat noodle, 1 hot Milo, 1 small guava. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 1 BK double filet burger.

Sun. Nov. 29 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 1 hot Milo, 1 slice low GI bread, 2 small packets of mixed nuts, steamed broccoli, 3 Marie biscuits, 1 guava, 1 small apple. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 4 slices low GI bread.

Mon. Nov. 30 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 2 tiny pieces of Toblerone black chocolate, 3 tablespoons of cooked vegetables in curry sauce, 1 slice reduced fat cheese, guava, apple, pear. Dinner: 4 slices low GI bread, 5 bites of noodles.

Tue. Dec. 1 2020 – Breakfast: 2 coffees, 1 black tea. Lunch: 30 boiled Petai vegetable seeds, 1 persimmon, 1 avocado, 2 small potatoes, guava, pear, 1 slice reduced fat cheese. Dinner: 5 bites of noodles, 2 cups low fat milk, 2 slices cheese cake.