advice please

Lee Terence

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10
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
Hi everyone, i have been diagnosed with T2 only from yesterday, i havent been told much about food and diet as diabetes clinic opens on monday. Can anyone help me please on the ideal breakfast to have not to raise my sugar levels and trying to lose weight
 

MissMuffett

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880
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
Bacon and eggs, in fact eggs in any form. Fried, scrambled, poached. Cheese omelette (3-4 eggs) done with butter, olive or avocado oil or lard. (Ditch the vegetable oils). Full fat yogurt and berries (raspberries, blueberries) I’m a few years in so don’t have breakfast these days, just coffee with double cream. My first meal is usually lunch around 12:30.
 

Outlier

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1,475
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
I'm another whose breakfast hunger disappeared when I stopped eating carbs and sugars. I was really surprised as I used to wake up ready to eat the curtains. Yours may or may not adjust similarly, so I'm just adding this so you are not surprised if it does. My "breakfast" is now 3 mugs of coffee. I used to have it with cream, which is fine for us diabetics, but I stopped that a year ago and now enjoy it black.
 

mouseee

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Heylo bread is great, recently ordered some online and its really low. Small slices but filling. The seeded loaf os 0.3g per slice.
Bacon and eggs in whatever form is a good one.
 

KennyA

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Type of diabetes
Type 2 (in remission!)
Treatment type
Diet only
Hi everyone, i have been diagnosed with T2 only from yesterday, i havent been told much about food and diet as diabetes clinic opens on monday. Can anyone help me please on the ideal breakfast to have not to raise my sugar levels and trying to lose weight
I don't usually have breakfast any more as I'm rarely hungry in the mornings. It's currently 12.30 and I've not eaten anything since 7pm last night - just two double coffees with cream since 7 this morning.

When I do (once every couple of months maybe) it tends to be a low-carb version of the Ulster Fry - bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, black pudding (small portion), 99% meat sausages (usually Lidl's bratwursts). No breads or hash browns or beans or fried potatoes. I usually won't eat again the rest of the day.
 

ianf0ster

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Type of diabetes
Type 2 (in remission!)
Treatment type
Diet only
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exercise, phone calls
Unless you already skip the odd meal, it takes time (weeks) for Fat Adaptation using a low carb/keto diet, before you are just as comfortable 'burning' your own body fat as you are 'burning' glucose from carbs or ketones from digested fats.
 

Jasmin2000

Active Member
Messages
30
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
Unless you already skip the odd meal, it takes time (weeks) for Fat Adaptation using a low carb/keto diet, before you are just as comfortable 'burning' your own body fat as you are 'burning' glucose from carbs or ketones from digested fats.
Is there any week by week guide on how to make the adaptation and when you know you're burning fats?
 

ianf0ster

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Type of diabetes
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exercise, phone calls
No, it varies from person to person.
If you are testing with the urine keto strips (and getting results) then (I'm told) you should see the ketones drop as your body starts to fully make use of them instead of peeing them away. So I only knew well after the fact when I belatedly realised that I was still eating 2 boiled eggs each morning although I was not (really) hungry.

I started testing for ketones too late and so never saw any result from peeing on a strip, but obviously if I's tested my blood for ketones, then they would have shown up.
 

Jasmin2000

Active Member
Messages
30
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
No, it varies from person to person.
If you are testing with the urine keto strips (and getting results) then (I'm told) you should see the ketones drop as your body starts to fully make use of them instead of peeing them away. So I only knew well after the fact when I belatedly realised that I was still eating 2 boiled eggs each morning although I was not (really) hungry.

I started testing for ketones too late and so never saw any result from peeing on a strip, but obviously if I's tested my blood for ketones, then they would have shown up.
Thanks - the ketone tip is great as my Glucometer measures these already.