by Tish MacWebber | Feb 2, 2018 | Trust Your Gut
Trust Your Gut this week is going to focus a little on Type 2 Diabetes. Sometimes, I don’t feel well. When that happens, I take a guess at what is going on.
Let’s take today, for an example. I stayed a little later after work to run to the grocery store and to get some wine. Then I got a ride home. I shovelled the driveway, steps and walkway. There wasn’t a lot of snow, it wasn’t heavy, and it wasn’t too cold or windy. Half an hour later, I come inside. I take off my layers and am I glistening. Yay me for doing some exercise. Then I noticed that I was perspiring from my scalp.
That is not good. I had a reason, but from my scalp usually means a low. So I was going to treat it, but I thought, well I should know how low it is so I know how to treat it.
It is a good thing that I Trust My Gut. I wasn’t having a low, my blood sugar was high! I was surprised and glad that I checked. I knew I didn’t feel confused. I wasn’t weak, or faint. I was a little out of breath from exercising with the snow and shovel.
The lesson this week is that it is ALWAYS better to check first. I could have been adding to the problem, instead of solving it. I did have carbs at lunch, and that was what was going on. So it makes sense, even though I thought that it was the opposite. I had been exercising, and I was overdressed, so I was really warm.
Tonight I am going to make burgers. I am craving burgers, and this way I can control what I am eating. There is no extra junk in a burger if you make it at home, just a tasty meal that helps to avoid the lazy route of getting fast food. Now don’t get me wrong, I am still working on the plan, but sometimes it is good to have a regular meal. I got some buns, and cheese slices. I haven’t made homemade burgers in a while. I also grabbed frozen fish burgers last week, and I will keep 2 buns for the last 2 fish burgers. Just to have something different to eat.
Cheeseburger pie and Big Mac Salad will always be in my meal rotation, now. I have decided to make taco salad for SuperBowl Sunday. We ate chili last week, and I suspect the Nacho Queen (yours truly) will make some nachos over the weekend. I love to have a plate of nachos as a meal. When I don’t know what I want, there had better be nachos I can make. I am eating the blue corn nacho chips these days, sometimes even the organic ones if they are on sale. They are great with an avocado dip I get as a treat sometimes. I go on kicks and eat them every other day sometimes, and other times I go a month or two without them. When I have all the ingredients, it is an easy, filling meal to make.
Well, I am off to make supper, Roy will be home soon. I want to get ahead of the prep cooking someday and get some cheeseburger pie in the freezer. It is a really good idea to have it ready for that next burger craving when you don’t want to go off the plan…
by Tish MacWebber | Oct 26, 2017 | Trust Your Gut
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This week I am pleased to share another of my own stories.
Here is Trust Your Gut: Tish’s Story; Part 35
Another week, another story. Here I sit, planning a million and one things in my life all at once. I have chicken breasts cooking with greek dressing as a marinade. I have 3lb of ground beef to cook. 2lb for spaghetti sauce, and 1lb for Big Mac Salad. I will use my spaghetti squash and zucchini when I eat my spaghetti. Roy will have pasta. He isn’t following the plan with me, but I must get myself back on track. So I am planning meals again.
I am not making it to Zumba as much as I would like to be able to. Transportation is my biggest issue causing me to miss it. And a stomach bug this week did NOT help. I am feeling better tonight and starting to look forward. The weekend is busy, and having food prepped will help me be ready.
Big Mac Salad is something I love to make and eat.
- BigMac Salad for Two
It is really an easy recipe and can be found all over Pinterest. I cook the ground beef, then add onion soup mix. I use iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar, thousand island dressing, dill pickle relish, and to give it the BigMac without the bun garnish, I sprinkle sesame seeds on top. When you want a BigMac, and you are trying to eat healthier, this is a great way to do it.
The idea is not mine, and like I said, there are many versions online, including the THM Trim Mac Salad which is found in the THM cookbook. There are recipes that are completely from scratch for the dressing, but I prefer to just use the Kraft Thousand Island dressing. It does the job. They even have BigMac sauce for sale now in grocery stores now, if you are a hardcore BigMac fan.
The other thing I like to have made for the burger cravings is Cheeseburger pie. That is a THM recipe that I make frequently.
- Cheeseburger Pie
- Cheeseburger Pie, side view.
You can find a recipe for Cheeseburger Pie at this link: Cheeseburger Pie Recipe
I am not the creator of either recipe, but I can recommend them both as delicious. I like to add tomatoes and dill pickles after it is cooked. The recipe link shows it being served over lettuce. I have yet to try it like that. ( I usually eat it straight up.) I also add ketchup and mustard. One time I made my own THM ketchup. I would like to make it again sometime. I am working on finding time to cook again, as I am not happy with the way things are now.
I will make cheeseburger pie another night, as I am going to do what I have to do and compromise. So I am making spaghetti sauce and going to have it on my vegetables. I am going to keep moving forward on my plan because I need to get going in the right direction again.
If you try the recipes, let me know what you think!