I ate a small bowl of Lucky Charms before I worked out, 10-15G of cereal, as my BG had tailed off to 83 after the AM spike...it seems to have worked out well, running up to 118 (CGM) "during" but headed back down to 106 afterwards.
i love lucky charms, pure sugar...but, oh so good, they're magically delicious. :)
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 days..my 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 well..so 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.