I'm HUNGRY! What do I eat for breakfast?

I need some protein, low carbs and I’m tired of eating egg whites for breakfast. Can anyone give me an idea quick before a really bug out?

How many carbs do you limit yourself to at breakfast? That will make a big difference as to the suggestions we might come up with for you.

Thanks for starting this subject… Breakfast is the hardest meal for me. I find myself doing better when I do not think about a “traditional” breakfast… I like peanut butter on whole grain bread… I have eaten leftovers from dinner or whatever meal just for the protein… It seems like I have better food day when I do that… protein is so essential and the start of my day…

I’m not sure how many carbs you’re eating for breakfast but any kind of meat has virtually no carbs. The traditional breakfast meats are very high in fat & cholesterol though (bacon, sausage). You could buy the turkey bacon at the grocery; it’s a pretty healthy alternative. Also, Peanut butter only has 7 grams of carbohydrates for 2 Tablespoons (Jif) and it’s really high in protein. I’m a type 1 and I often have vegetable juice (14 gr carbs), an apple (15-25 gr carbs), and peanut butter (7 gr carbs) on an english muffin (25 gr carbs). That meal averages 66 grams of carbohydrates, You can add some turkey bacon too that has 0 grams of carbs. If you wanted really low carbs you could have a cup of green beans (8 grams of carbs) and a piece of lean meat. I’m sure that doesn’t sound very appetizing for breakfast though. I’m willing to help but I need to know what kind of foods you’re willing to eat for breakfast.

:slight_smile: Kevin

I eat low carb so, here are my suggestions:

Egg McNuthin
2 slices bacon
1-2 eggs
1 slice American Cheese
spices of choice (chives, adobo, salt pepper)

Hot "Cereal"
2 TB Almond Meal
2 TB Flaxmeal
2 TB Wheat or Oat Bran
1/4-1/2 Cup Water
1 TB Low Carb/Sugar Protein Powder

Nuke the above ingredients for 1 mintes and then add one of the following - 1 tsp coconut oil, flaxseed oil, butter or cream - enjoy

Protein Shake
You can use a low carb protein powder or sometimes I make and eggnog using pasturized eggs, cream, splenda and nutmeg/cinnamon

Blueberry Muffins
George Stella has a great blueberry muffin recipe using soy flour. He also has a ham/cheese muffin recipe. Blueberry muffin recipe can be found at foodtv.com

You can find a lot of mock recipes on line.


How many carbs should a type 2 eat a day?

Whey protein is great, low carbs…I really like Jay Robb’s vanilla egg white protein powder w/a few frozen strawberries, ground flax, vanilla and sometimes add PB2 or naturally more peanut butter…or even almond butter

I also use sylvester stallone’s powder if I want a little more carb pre-workout

I like max muscle … I forget it’s a mocha flavor

I would stay away from soy protein powders…soy can mimic estrogen in your system and if you are overweight you are already usually producing more estrogen which makes your body hold on to fat more as well…A good read are “the anti-estrogenic diet” and “the warrior diet” by Ori Hofmekler…I also like rosedale diet and south beach…try to pick up tidbits from everywhere

PB2 is awesome in protein shakes…and they have recipes on their site


naturally more peanut butter is really great tasting and a bit of crunch


I put this on flax seed bread from alvarado street

I eat alternating breakfasts:

1 egg mcmuffin type sandwich from Weight Watchers and 1/2 grapefruit
1 Whole Wheat English Muffin with ricotta cheese and vanilla and splenda and strawberries or
1 Whole Wheat English Muffin with pb and sliced strawberries and cottage cheese
1 bowl Glucerna cereal with a Super Shot
1 Balance Bar with a Yogurt and sprinkle of granola
1 steel cut oatmeal and blueberries and 2 slices veggie sausage

On weekends: I eat a Van’s flax waffle and turkey bacon
and Egg beaters omelet and canteloupe

I rotate through those - and maybe depending on time or hunger, I switch it up.

I love breakfast; someone once told me to breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper when you have diabetes.

So if I had the time, breakfast would be my main meal.

I keep it to 45/meal and 15/snack. But I don’t follow that religiously - just a guideline to follow. Depends on my post-prandials as to what I’ll risk.

I made smoothies and am hungrier after than before. I eat regular food. NOT breakfast food. Breakfast food seems to be carb heavy most of the time. Like Mary T. I eat leftovers most times.

Doesn’t it depend on our exercise level?

I eat breakfast squares from Jennifer Eloff’s “Splendid Low Carbing” cookbook. It is eggs, cheese and sausage, vegies too if you want and baked. I cut it into squares and then freeze them. It makes 12 squares, and so I have breakfast for almost 2 weeks, just heating in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. One of those with 2 cups of coffee with cream and stevia and I am not hungry at all until lunch. They are very low carb and very filling. I don’t touch breakfast cereals of any kind. They skyrocket my BG.

The breakfast squares sound great and very convenient.

Whey protein is fine. I use Designer Whey brand. Stay away from Soy protein if you have thyroid issues.

Good Morning;

if you like Japanese Food … Try to have some nice

  • salmon sashimi
  • with a sea weed salad
  • Miso Soup with Tofu / or white egg
  • A cup of Green Tea

Its delicious and very high in proteins.

Its a nice option for the weekends.
Especially if your partner is eating the croissants next to you :slight_smile: but maybe he/she will prefer the sashimis too…

i don’t understand egg whites. why not eat the whole egg?! doesn’t it have to do with cholestral? in the mornings, i either eat an omlete (which is completely free of carbs except the bloop of milk i put in). or i usually eat a Thomas’ McMuffin thingy. yum. with sugar-free peanut butter melted on top. oooh… it’s making me hungry just thinking of it! i’ve also found some good low-carb yogurts. and, i love grapefruit. the only cold cereal i ever eat is Cheerio’s multigrain. they’re slightly sweetened, so they’re delicious!