1st thing in the morning : a cup of warm water with half a lemon in it.i add green tea in it.
10-15 mins later, breakfast : fruits(apple/guava/cucumber/pears/papaya/grapes etc.)..i have 2(or maximum 3) types each day + a bowl of dal(lentil SOUP) + (some dry roasted black chickpeas OR one whole egg some days).
i have white rice(not too much..i eat less anyway.so yes,compared to how much most people eat.i have less- hope that helps with GL) + LENTILS(varies each day..there are 3-4 kind thats common here)
+ vegetables(curries or just gravy less dishes as side dishes.they vary everyday..from cabbage,brinjal,pumpkin,ladies finger,gourds of different kind etc etc. potato is almost constant everyday.i try to have less.not evn one full big potato in a day.)
+ fish(about 4/5/6 days a week cooked in gravy.although we dont get fishes like salmon,tuna..but other sweet or salt water fish here in bengal).
recently i have started swapping the fish with home made (less oil and less spicy) chicken(or chicken liver) curry(its almost boiled chicken in garlic,ginger,onion and turmeric,really) once a week or so.
i'm having sweet potato(boiled and mashed).
i try to include leaves like spinach or other kind of leaves.but i cant eat it everyday.may be 2-3 days a week.
i also try to have something bitter(like stir fried neem leaves or bitter gourd boiled and mashed).
evening snack :
oats(with one fruit like apple/pear/banana OR with curd & spices) OR dry roasted chickpea flour/powder (with spices, black salt, lemon juice) + 1 cup green tea.
(rarely) sauteed vegetables (capsicum,spinach/malabar spinach(or any green leaf),cabbage,okra,beets,,carrots,may be beans,).sometimes i add prawns etc.
i add garlic + ginger + onion + salt + one egg.hope th
done in EVOO +ginger green tea
dinner : 2(or 2 and a half) roti (thats oil less flat bread of india).its made of whole wheat.(i have swapped wheat with rice for this month to check for gluten)(STILL ON)
i have it with any vegetable(varies just as in lunch) and lentils again. + one whole egg.
i dont eat much.
so whatevr variety i eat..it's in less amount but everything.hope that helps with GL.
also i have about 3-4 litres of water and zevit capsules(its been abt 2 mnths now on 25/04/2013.i'll discontinue i suppose.my derma had asked to have it for 6 weeks anyway)
.i also have green tea(at least once a day) which has cinnamon in it. LEMON GREEN TEA(BREAKFAST) & PLAIN OR GINGER GREEN TEA(EVENING).
but apart from that i also chew on cinnamon sticks now and then(specially after meals).CINNAMON powder after big meals.
- I have cinnamon powder after every big meal for insulin spikes. sticks are out for they irritate my mouth.
- I'm gluten free still now; i've some whole wheat bread now & then without noticeable effect.
- I;ve added HOME MADEunsweetened CURD(YOGURT) in my diet. I'd add it to my oats in the evening or have plain after lunch.
- I dont have zevit now. I dont have warm water after dinners now.
- I indulge in small treats that are deep fried / has less sugar/ has lil' dairy now sometimes(not much).
- I've added OATS(quaker - rolled) to my diet as evening meal.(one-two serving with a fruit or yogurt).
what do u think???