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Breakfast cereal

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Stevefranky, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Active Member

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    Since being diagnosed 18 months ago with type 2 diabetes I have only been on diet control and since being diagnosed I have been having weetabix for breakfast one with natural yogurt and i have been ok but last couple of days my bloods have spiked after having it. What else do people suggest I take cereal as I am out in my truck early in the mornings any suggestions would be most grateful.
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Cold meats, cheese, hard boiled eggs or nothing?
    I just have coffee with cream until mid afternoon.
     
  3. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Active Member

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    The thing is I have them for my lunch
     
  4. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Hiyah! The previous advice is good. However I’ve got some concerns: Why wheetabix? Do you know the % of Carbs in Wheetabix? Have a look on the box. Whilst there take a note of the Sugars too! I’ve gotta ask what is a “Spike” by you, and what have been your numbers at the time of diagnosis?

    Glad to see yah here.
     
  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Breakfast and lunch can easily be the same... food is fuel doesn't matter when you eat it.
     
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  6. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Active Member

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    It sounds daft but I never thought of have the same thing twice
     
  7. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    How about unsweetened Greek yoghurt with berries (either fresh or microwaved frozen)? Yummy and lower carb than weetabix.
     
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  8. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    If you have noticed adverts for cereals have changed in the last few years.
    Something like shredded wheat, special k, were deemed healthy and really good for you. The worst is rice crispies, and weetabix is not far off, they are not healthy for diabetics. If you add on the milk, the amount of carbs and sugar, never mind the production sugars and additives, like oils and whatever is in the mix. It's no wonder you have started spiking.
    Why not boil some eggs the night before?
    Cooked fresh meat?
    Cheese?

    And many more.

    Keep safe.
     
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  9. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Change your lunch? Cold chicken, ham, salami, cole slaw, salad.
     
  10. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Personally I'd ignore the "of which sugars" and just count the carbs in total.
     
  11. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Low carb scotch eggs, made the days or so before needed, and possibly frozen as a batch or kept in the fridge?
    https://stepawayfromthecarbs.com/low-carb-scotch-eggs/

    Pigs in blankets? cocktail sausages? kedgeree with cauli rice? asparagus wrapped in ham slices? chicken wings? Our Friday farmers market sells pork crackling and pork scratchings. With a bit of planning and a modicum of home cooking, you can ring the changes effectively. The berries + yoghurt is one that many here use instead of cereal

    I would suggest a Victorian cookery book is a source of ideas, since the staff prepared the breakfast the night before and did a cold buffet in the morning even in the posh houses and guest houses And this was in the days before fridges and freezers. Anybody remember 'Futtocks End'?

    Last but not least, although not a keto LC source, I find Aldi carries some single portion ready meals that just need a quick warmup in a microwave that might appeal? I use them sometimes and they do not freak my sugar levels out, but test with a meter to see if suitable for you. Take about 5 mins from chilled, and the advantage is that they are ccooked and eaten from the included tray that saves washing up after
     
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  12. ChristieM

    ChristieM Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But the thing is not everyone feels like that, including me. I love food and I love cooking. Cooking has been a source of great comfort to me during the pandemic (and I have remained in remission). That being said I wouldn’t eat Weetabix. I’m now a fan of berries and Greek yoghurt, or just the yoghurt, for breakfast. Surprisingly satisfying for what seems like a light meal.
     
  13. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Both positions can be satisfied, but it takes effort, either the day before or on the day. I think there is a direct correlation between the choices and diabetes remission / reversal / management.
     
  14. Estragon

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    OK, however the Carbs are almost 70%. I wouldn’t now touch ‘em with a Barge Pole.

    @Stevefranky - I’m looking for something around 10 or 15 for breakfast. Remember, the latest Weetabix marketing is based on the Strength it gives “youngsters”. We don’t need or, if we’ve become Insulin resistant, typical of T2, can we deal with this amount of Carbs. I’ve gone LCHF and have brought my overnight fasting down from 18 in September 2018 to around 6 and 7 nowadays. Another thing I can’t eat is porridge or Museli. I’ve completely removed Pasta, Potatoes, Rice and Bread from my diet. As I said, you need to get some knowledge about what you eat and then the result, I use a Test Strip Kit. I’d be lost without.

    @Stevefranky I’d strongly suggest you get some understanding of your background glucose using a Test Strip Kit.
     
  15. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    I believe @Rachox makes low carb granola, which might be a good cereal substitute. Hopefully she’ll see this and give you the recipe!
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm lovely healthy nutritious Special K.
    First of all ignore their suggested serving, a normal full bowl comes in around 100g, that 70gs of carbs plus the milk.
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    Either way 70% of that lovely healthy cereal is going to turn into pure glucose in your bloodstream.
    You'd be better off eating an Easter Egg.

    My late father used say that the cardboard was better for you than what was in those Kellog's boxes.
    Mind you he ate porridge all his life so what did he know.
     
  17. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Well, yes... That's kind of the point though. Carbs are the problem generally, counting those is what matters.

    But it's a bit more subtle, test before and 2 hours after, and some foods impact people more than others. For some Weetabix and oats and other cereals may be okay. For others not. But in general, total carbs are a good guideline
     
  18. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thanks for the tag @Goonergal
    I made up my recipe for low carb granola. I have now made three different combinations, chocolate, vanilla and raspberry, chocolate and ginger. Here’s the recipes:

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  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    You can cook as many times you want per day.. why not have kippers for breakfast, omelette for lunch and a yummy steak for dinner.
    However I stopped viewing food as reward or entertainment a while ago, by looking at it as fuel and nothing else it changes your entire relationship with it and enables you to "control" what you eat in a far easier way in my opinion.
    It seems that many of us have undiscovered food addiction problems (mine used to be bread) and once that addiction is broken life becomes far easier. You don't have to stop doing things you like and enjoy but maybe do them less often (skip a meal say) and make them better.
    Just my thoughts.
     
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  20. ChristieM

    ChristieM Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But why do them them less often? I do regard food as entertainment and eating nice food as pleasure but not as reward. I probably didn’t make it clear that my cooking IS low carb. I find that planning and creating meals does help me to control what I eat.
     
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