Does anyone have any suggestions on breakfast cereals that don't cause unmanagable spikes? All the ones I used to eat seem to be unmanagable now. The only breakfasts I seem to do well with are low-carb, high protein/fat-- such as eggs + bacon or sausage and an english muffin for carbs--
It'd be nice to figure out some cereals that work well because they are so convenient-- all that I've tried have caused rapid spikes though.
I don't think there are any. Just accept that they aren't "Real Food" perhaps. Google Kellogg for the biography of a serious monomaniac..
I eliminated cereals and a lot of other things, I'm a low carber now, even an english muffin would be too much for me. I was eating nature's path low sugar, low carb high fiber/protein whole grain/bran cereal which is what I ate before, alternating with oatmeal. I would add some fruit and have it with almond milk. It is 18 g per 3/4 cup, all whole grains etc. but it still spiked me too much. you could try it and see what happens.
Any type of grain spikes me unacceptably. My go to breakfast is eggs with either bacon or sausage.
To provide a break I recently got a waffle iron. I searched the web for low carb waffle recipes. I found one that used almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal and whey protein powder. I substituted almond milk for buttermilk. Be careful when choosing a whey protein powder most have a sweetener which can cause problems. I was pleasantly surprised how light they came out. I topped them with butter, cinnamon and a few blueberries.
Not really cereal but they do provide another option.
sounds delicious !
I just found this, I think I may try it...
Back when I used to try to eat cereal, I liked Trader Joes High Fiber Cereal. It tasted good, was low carb and digested slowly. It had a "reasonable" serving size 2/3 cup, which contained 23g of carbs and 9g fiber, for net 12 g of carbs. Once you get down to about 12g of carbs from the cereal serving, the question is as much about whether you use real milk (12g carbs) or as others have suggested, something like almond milk.
If you're going for the lowest carb, just use heavy whipping cream, a couple of tablespoons of it, not half the bowl like we all used to do with milk.
You are right, I've done that and I've also thinned out the cream with water. Another thing I used to do was use yogurt. I make homemade greek style yogurt.
Simple answer (for me) - no. If I'm on the run I grab a couple of hardboiled eggs. There are a few Atkins bars that I have for breakfast occasionally if I don't want to cook.
I've tried all sorts of cereals and they all make me spike. Some less than others, but the spike is still there, so I just avoid them completely. Eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese are better breakfast ideas and not too hard. Also, you can fry an egg pretty quickly and then put it on a muffin.
I'd like to suggest that you visit the Dr Bernstein Forum on this site. He is an advocate of low carb and we have all benefitted.