Tuesday, March 22, 2011

getting in the groceries

ever wondered what other type 1 diabetics purchase at the grocery store or supermarket? well, here's a chance to find out... the following video is just me showing you the things i've bought this week to cook and eat. 

i think it's a pretty accurate reflection therefore of the sort of diet i'm eating at the moment, and what sort of things we eat day to day. yes, it's a lot of vegetables, but there are also a few slightly unusual storecupboard items that i discuss...


i hope this is of use to you type 1's out there who are stuck in a food rut, and i hope that it inspires you to try some new things. 

i also think it is quite interesting to see what is available in other countries and supermarkets - it's definitely an eye opener (last time i made a grocery haul video, people were shocked at the amount of plastic UK supermarkets use to package their foods).

ps. ever heard about the primal or paleo diet? well, it's another 'low-carb' diet that has a huge following on the internet - there's loads of really good recipes for diabetics (because it's grain and bean free) and so it's a fantastic place to find new resources and nutrition info.

if you are interested in finding out more, i wrote an article on not just apples all about the paleo diet and primal nutrition, with a bunch of links and resources too, so do check it out. it's been very helpful in getting my sugar levels straightened out...

5 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

I love that tick tock redbush tea - get through loads of it.
You buy a similar amount of vegetables to us. Being gluten free we bake a lot with coconut flour and ground almonds instead of regular flour. We tend to be fairly low carb and aim for about 50% raw in our diet.

Jasmine said...

Thanks for your comment and advice, Alissa!

Krasotica - diabetesgirl said...

I am just now getting into the primal diet. I used to eat that way b4 being diagnosed w/ D bc it is the only way I felt better, but over the year I slipped... I have been following "Mark's daily apple" for a while and most of it makes sense. Not sure I can go 100% GROK but I know I could cut back on crap! btw - I love Agave Nectar! It was hard to find but now that I know where to get it I am happy :-)

JCW said...

This blog is pretty neat and has some good ideas.
Why not try out this diabetic blog:
http://diabeticdiary.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You must be aware that Agave is not low in carbohydrates. A low Glycemic Index is not the same as a low Glycemic Load. GI is the rate at which the foodstuff becomes glucose in your body. GL is related to total carbohydrate content. So you need to watch both! Agave has as many carbs as table sugar and should be used in moderation if you are eating low carb. Anyway - love your blog and your positive attitude :)