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Please sir can I have some more?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by deb1960, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. deb1960

    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After losing 2 stone in a couple of months I am struggling to lose any more. I always have porridge for my breakfast as it's the only meal that I really enjoy. I used to have it with some sweetener and some honey but I have stopped the honey. It's strange because I don't have a particularly sweet tooth ( I made a sugar free jelly but it was unbearably sweet ) but I do like my porridge sweet. I would have my porridge around 10 am and not eat again until dinner at 6pm. I belatedly decided to weigh out my porridge and 25 grams barely half filled a small ramekin. I was having half a small mug of jumbo oats with half milk and half water. I think I must have been having around 70 grams of oats. The 25 grams of oats with full fat milk is a teeny, tiny amount in the bottom of a small bowl. I feel like Oliver Twist ..I just want some more
     
  2. Mbaker

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

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    Hi @deb1960 I used to do 40 grams of oats in my low GI phase, and gave this up for a bowl of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, 7 different types of nuts and full fat Greek yogurt (2 scoops). So you could get sweet, crunch and smooth in one.

    If you were to try this a compromise might be to say sprinkle 15 grams of dry oats on the yogurt, to help a transition.
     
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    tubamanandy · Well-Known Member

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    I love oats but have learned to stay clear of them - but thats just me
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Oats now spike me like you wouldn't believe...
     
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  5. Peterseaford

    Peterseaford Type 2 · Active Member

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    Not sure if this is helpful or not so I will whisper- the wife and I visited Scotland and in Perth at a beaut little pub I was quite happy having Hagis for breakfast but another tourist asked why I was not having porridge - so thought I would check and the porridge was served with Haig whiskey so I was converted but it is not on my LCHF way of eating unfortunately but as you eat porridge it might be worth a try - far nicer than milk or so I found

    Have a beaut day. Peter
     
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