Thanks everyone, this is really useful advice.
Christina - I would just like to say that cornflakes rate very highly on the GI index (I think they are around 77) so they would affect blood sugar levels quite severely. I'm quite happy with how the muesli that I eat has been affecting my blood sugar levels. The past couple of days I've eaten no-added sugar muesli for breakfast and a lentil salad for lunch and I've noticed a marked improvement.
Allison Rose- I think the log book is a really good idea, and I should have started one ages ago. I'll get myself one today! Hope you're doing ok. x
Thanks Pin Cushion for re running that post, it was excellent!!
BTW for all you lablel readers (and I'm a fanatic label reader) DON'T FORGET TO READ THE SERVING SIZE!!!!!
I mean comeon!! I found a No Sugar added ice cream bar that listed a serving size as half a bar so instead of 6 grams of sugar per bar, it was 6 per serving or double that amount per bar! Im sure we all know about serving size but some manufactuers are getting soooooo sneaky with how its listed that Im holding up the red flag saying don't forget to see how much bad stuff is REALLY in what you are thinking of buying!!