for breakfast i eat oat meal a 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup milk i have heard both good and bad things about it from seveal docters i have seen . i was just woundering what some of you might be eating for breakfast hit me up and let me now it will be vary usfull in my quest to a better diet
I can’t handle oatmeal or milk. How’s your BG after breakfast? That’s what counts, regardless of what doctors say.
I stick to protein for breakfast or I go way high. It’s usually eggs & cheese. Boring, I know. If I’m in a hurry I’ll have a protein shake, but eggs & cheese keep from being hungry. On weekends when I have more time, I make low carb pancakes using almond meal or low carb muffins also using almond meal.
The last couple of days I have had a ham and cheese omelet, 3 eggs, 6 slices of ham and ~1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella, and ~1/2 cup of cheddar cheeses. My bs tested lower than it was (116 to 92) so I think I’ll stick to it for a while. I am not trying to lose weight though, as I am underweight already, so I don’t know if that will help or not.
I can’t handle oatmeal also. It will send my BGs high and stay high for 2-3 hours. I have 1/2 cup of Fiber One (10 net carbs). I usually have it with almonds, walnuts, strawberries and 1 tbl spoon of flax meal. I use unsweetened almond milk (1 carb per cup). I really like this breakfast. Sometimes I have an all natural protein shake and on weekends its omelets, ham and cheese…
I’m type 2… Paul
I eat a vegan diet so this may be a little different but I think it is delicious. Tofu scramble:
1 package firm tofu crumbled and cooked until golden in a no stick pan (no oil)
then add: mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, garlic, kale, cilantro, ginger, salt and pepper to taste.
warm two collard leaves, place tofu scramble in the middle of each leaf and make a wrap. Really tasty and low carb. I don’t get hungry til lunch time which for me is about five hours.
Depending on the amount of carbs per slice, either 1 or slices or toast and peanut butter. Roughly 30g of carbs.
I’ve had it most of my life for breakfast and wasn’t prepared to part with it
I’m not a big egg or cheese eater but seems like everything spikes me. Tried whole wheat toast with peanut butter (my usual and favorite choice), cold cereal (always a mistake) oatmeal (yuck) and eggs. Recently found a recipe for low carb hot cereal which isn’t too bad, like it with banana or fruit. Need to do some research on BG reaction of that. Seems like one day something will make me go high and another day, same food, no spike Crazy. Unsweetened almond milk sounds interesting, might try that
I’ve been eating the Quaker Instant Oatmeal with lower sugar and it seems to be behaving nicely with my blood sugars. I usually bolus about 10 minutes before I eat it. I have a glass of milk before I leave the house to catch the train, a cup of coffee on the train, and then when I get to work I have to oatmeal. I could probably use some protein in there but it is tough in the morning when I am running for the train and work.
Golean and berries w/some milk works best for me. On weekends I eat eggs, cheese, turkey bacon and toast, then I mix regular unflavored yogurt, no sugar ice cream, no sugar soy milk and blueberries in the blender. Totals out to ~70g carbos with additional protein taken into account.
The oatmeal and milk combo is too high a glycemic load for me. Too much insulin needed to cover so little food.
1/2 cup oatmeal or a cup of special K or Cheerios, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup fruit or 2 Tbsp raisins and 1/2 whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter. I sound like a pig, don’t I.
I sometimes eat an egg mcmuffin from mcd’s and dig out the yolk. it has 320 calories and 30 grams of carbs and a half cup of skim milk. I try to shoot for under 400 calories for breakfast. my dietician suggest to stay close to 30 grams of carbs.
I have coffee with 1 cup. of 2% milk added in as I drink about 3 cups of coffee and then a small banana. I bolus for both and also a correction if needed. I will have some almonds or cheese a few hours later. Works well for me. I am not a big breakfast eater. Unless I can go out and eat…don’t do that too often.
1 cup of Berry Red Special K
1 cup of milk
and 1 small fruit
Thanks for the post. It all depends on what I’m doing that day. I lean hard towards a raw vegan diet, because it makes me feel extremely energetic and clear headed, but it is hard socially to eat like this so I eat whatever when I’m with friends or family.
After I got my juicer a typical day would be: 2 cups of fresh squeezed carrot juice (1lb carrots), 2 cups of grapefruit juice (2 grapefruits) and 2 cups of plain orange juice 4 bananas and 1lb of strawberries blended into a fresh smoothie. Interesting note: When you juice, it’s close to accurate if you just consider what the carbs are in the fruit before you juice it and calibrate your insulin use from that, e.g. you don’t need to subtract the fiber.
This is a perfect breakfast for climbing days (and really busy work days) because you digest it quickly and feel light, energetic, and really focused shortly thereafter. Though I may add some peanut butter or something for the protein. Now, if I’m doing endurance training, running, cycling, or something that requires a lot of physical stamina, I may add oatmeal or rice to the mix in the morning. But I have to let that digest awhile before I can gain good benefits from it. If I’m lounging around the house then it’s the mystery meat and the “no name fair game” box in fridge
Good question to raise.
I’m using Bernstein’s system, so I eat a low carb breakfast.
Its an omlette with bacon, brocolli, spinach and mushrooms.
I used to love latte’s, and have been experimenting with various
soy latte’s and insulin timing so I can have a latte with/after breakfast.
At this point if I shoot 30 mins before, use a high fat low carb soy
milk (“Milky Style” @ 3% carbs), carefully measure the soy content,
and drink it after my meal… I seem to be good (meaning < 5.5 post
prandial). I am one happy diabetic.
A slice of toast with sugar free jam and butter and a cup of tea with little milk.
I’ve been using the unsweetened almond milk with my fiber one cereal and honestly I cant taste the difference from milk and there’s only 1 net carb per cup. The brand I use is called “Blue Diamond - Almond Breeze” just be sure to get the unsweetened…
I’m a yogurt girl – and as disgusting as it sounds I take 1/2 a cup of Fiber One (instead of granola) and mix it in. It makes my yogurt crunchy and goes a little farther sticking to my bones.
I usually eat the same thing (oatmeal is good for your heart!) I’m still new to this (diagnosed on 1/23/10) but my nutritionist said to make sure to balance the carbs with some protein/fat.She wants me to have at least 2 carbs per meal (for the novolog) and the oatmeal is just that. Do you take insulin? I’m trying to gain weight (after losing a lot pre-diagnosis) so the fat is okay for me- but I usually try to add an egg (scrambled or hard boiled) to balance out the amount of carbs in the oatmeal. I also eat the low sugar Quaker oats. Hope it helps… But I wonder the same thing.
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Jenny’s site & book are wonderful http://www.bloodsugar101.com. Check it out. I feel lucky to have found it when I was diagnosed.
You’ll find that nutritionists & dieticians recommend the ADA diet which is too high carb for most. Insulin should be matched to food, not eating to the insulin dose. The second ingredient in low sugar Quaker Oats is sugar:)