Today I faced evil and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. And I spiked like crazy. I tried super low carb for about a month. It started off great with lots of flat lines on the Dexcom, but then I started getting fairly high BG readings that were hard to bring down. I think it was the delayed digestion of things like nuts, cheese, etc. I also continued to lose weight which is something that I don't want to do.

So I've added back some carbs while keeping breakfast at about 23 carbs and trying to avoid carbs at dinner and especially after dinner.

Last night my Dexcom kept alarming for lows. I ignored most of them and ate a few glucose tabs from my bedside table. I woke up at 49 which definitely said that my Dex had been right all night. I am really bad about clearing alarms when I don't want to wake up.

So for the first time in almost two months, I had about 35g of cereal and milk for breakfast. I think it's the milk that I miss more than the cereal. But the spike was horrible and the evil cereal/milk combo won out. Tomorrow it's Greek Yogurt and blueberries or peanut butter toast.

Oh, how I miss cereal and milk.

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Maybe you can, peggysue, and I envy you for that! Granola was my favorite breakfast for years - granola, fruit and yogurt. But I tried every (non-starvation) serving size, combination and type and for me I will end up in the 200s. We're all different.

You are right Zoe..we are all different. And you know, if I eat the same for 2 days and have de same activities those sugars are still different from day to day...I'm from the Netherlands and the granola's here don't have so much sugar as in the U.S.versions. I worked a lot in the U.S. and whenever I had granola there for breakfast, my sugars went high as there must be something different.

I never ate granola with sugar as I haven't eaten sugar at all for 17 years. If you go to a health food store or even in many markets, you can find granola without sugar or honey. But it still spiked my blood sugars. So did every "healthy" "high fiber" etc etc cereal I could find in my amazing market, Berkeley Bowl that had every healthy food you could think of. I tried, believe me; some of us just can't tolerate cereal, just like some of us can't tolerate rice, or pasta or potatoes - and some can. Has nothing to do with country.

I think that you're right that everything in America has way too much sugar. I would be wise to make my own granola, but I'm not too interested in spending much time in the kitchen. You're right that plain yogurt affects the blood sugar less than milk. I usually eat full fat regular yogurt. I've been eating full fat Greek Yogurt recently. I feel like I'm eating sour cream and don't like it as well as regular yogurt.




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