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

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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.
Yeah, I'm like you, Gerri... I just can't handle carbs at breakfast. If I happen to be lower than usual in the morning, I can maybe have ONE slice of low carb toast... with peanut butter, but that's it. I always have eggs.
Just out of curiosity, if you're not on a fat restricted diet, why do you measure amounts of Smart Balance (I assume that is low fat margarine) and cheese?
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
Paul, do you mix all the fruit with your Fiber One cereal?Is it plain? The only type that we get here is the Honey Clusters and I eat that without anything added.

( But for 3 days I was mixing it with Captain Crunch.It was so good..but bad for the BG)
Sorry, I didn't see the reply until now.

Yes, I mix the fruit/nuts with the Fiber One, I love this breakfast and so glad I found something that works for me because brekky was always my favorite meal. I am now having a protein shake with this cereal and am really amazed at how much it reduces my spike. I will go about 30 - 40 points higher without the shake.

Hmmm.. I don't think I could handle the Captain Crunch :(

Paul
That's alright. That is interesting that by adding a protein shake reduces your spike. I think I might try that. ( I have a ton that powder left them when I did Body For Life.)

I can't handle the Captain Crunch either but, I still ate it! But, those days are behind me now.

Carly
For Paul - I got this idea from you a while ago and really like it, thanks! Oatmeal and most cereals with milk will send me high and I'm not crazy about eggs. Usually it's whole wheat toast with a bit of peanut butter or the fiber cereal.
No problem, I have learned so much here I'm glad to give back... Oatmeal just sends me high for about 3 hours so I don't eat it anymore :(

You should try a protein shake with breakfast. I have one and it basically reduces my spike by about 35 points...

Paul
Paul,

Have you ever tried Glucerna (brand) shake drinks? They have three or four flavors. They are a good balance of protein and carbs. I sometimes use them as a meal substitute if I'm not hungry.

I can only test once daily right now. First thing before breakfast. But it seems to work since my next mornings reading is pretty close to the day before.
If you can only test once daily, Thomas, you might want to rotate through two hours after meals (one day breakfast, one day lunch, one day dinner) to see how the foods you eat actually affect your blood sugar. If one morning's reading is close to the day before that tells you nothing about spikes from food. You could be 250 2 hours after a meal and still return to normal by fbg. Just a suggestion.

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