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What do you eat for Breakfast?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by DazG, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. rosgrech

    rosgrech Type 2 · Active Member

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    And here's me thinking Tesco was a cheap supermarket - I can get Lizzi's Granola in the little health food shop in my local small town for £2.99. And it's absolutely lush! :D
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    A 40g bowl of all bran with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds together with a splash of milk and 3 tablespoons of low-fat natural yogurt, or a boiled egg with 2 slices of toasted burgen bread with marmite on............delicious! :D

    Nigel
     
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    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    I'm a joghurt breakfaster :) I have a Total 2% Greek joghurt with cream on top 8) This joghurt contains 6.5g carbs and 3.4g fat. Add a little bit of both for the cream (not much as there is not much spare room in the pot!). For some it's a pretty small breakfast but that and several coffees (again with cream) is all I can face in the mornings. I am not starving by lunch-time however.
     
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    I wish I could offer advice but I need advice! Breakfast is so difficult for me, I can't really face anything at all except a cup of tea - so when I was told diabetics NEED breakfast, I just panicked. I have to force myself to eat a few crackers or something just to get the first dose of Metformin down for the day, then I eat a leafy green salad at an early lunch, around 1130am, with raw veg and a protein, that is more "breakfast" because it's a more established meal but I can't face anything earlier in the morning.
     
  6. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm on day 3 of my giving up coffee pledge.

    Instead I'm drinking hot water with either lime or lemon juice added.

    As well as a detox it's supposed to aid weight loss too.

    We shall see............

    Sorry in case anyone thinks I'm going off topic. It's just that I used to drink two very strong coffees every morning before I could do anything.
     
  7. Wullie

    Wullie · Active Member

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    Switching from lo-sugar to lo-carb cereals. Sometimes I stay at places where boxed cereals are the only options. Bran Flakes, right?

    I've been looking at healthy muselis - Dorset, for example. Guess those are a no-no?

    Also partial to MullerLight yoghurts. But the sugar.. :?
     
  8. Etty

    Etty Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Confusing yes, I'm pre-diabetic but the menu of choices does not include pre-diabetes. I've changed it to Type 2 but that is not right either.
     
  9. adrian29459

    adrian29459 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had loads of different breakfast cereals over the years. I tend to find most the granola cereal are full of sugars both in the oat clusters and various fruit (sultanas, raisins & banana) and cause my blood sugars to rise high. If I have higher blood sugars I stick to the light lower carb cereals. Quaker oat crisp, weetabix crunchy bran and rich crispies multigrain are good. If I'm a little lower in the morning or maybe I do more insulin, I have a higher carb cereal like shreddies or honey nut shredded wheat. I also like cereal for supper and sometimes have a small bowl of quaker oat crisp.
     
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    I have ditched cereal as I found it sent BG a bit high and didn't really keep me full. I usually have some kind of egg, just the one either scrambled, poached, boiled or as an omette with a grilled tomato. I have one slice of bread with it either Burgen or an oatmeal bread. I have gone off regular tea and coffee so have ginger and lemon tea and a large glass of water. I take Byetta and sometimes feel a bit sick and then the egg sits too heavily so then I have low fat plain yogurt with some berries. Raspberries are my favourites but I have a load of blackberries ripening in the garden so will be trying those soon.
     
  11. dardaydave

    dardaydave · Newbie

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    My breakfast during the working day is a cup of coffee. When i feel hungry ( anytime between 11.00am and 15.00pm) i'll have something to eat. Yes, my wife nags me about " you should eat more regularly" but i'm not a three or four meals a day person.
     
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    During the week its 3 baby bels and 1 oatcake - all while sitting in traffic queues
    Weekend, bacon and eggs
     
  13. ArumLily

    ArumLily · Newbie

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    Every morning for the last 6 months I have eaten for breakfast the following meal:
    * 1 cupful of Alpen
    * half a cupful of Quaker rolled oats
    * half a cupful of FORCE wheatflakes, OR if cannot get Force, then one Weetabix
    * All mixed together in a cereal bowl, with about half a pint of semi-skimmed milk
    * Topped with a dessertspoonful of SPLENDA
    * Cup of tea immediately after this.
    Invariably, when I test my blood sugar 2 and a quarter hours after this breakfast, it is 5.3.
    I really enjoy this breakfast, and it is more than I used to eat in 2009 before I was diagnosed with Type 2.
    * I do not take any diabetes medicine but I do take one capsule of Gymnema Sylvestre and one capsule of COQ10-Uniquinol every day with my breakfast cup of tea.
    First HBA1C was 6.9. Latest was 6.4. I am hoping to get this down to 6 or under next time.
     
  14. Juli

    Juli · Member

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    Like a lot of other people here, if not hungry it'll be three or four mugs of cafe with cream. Otherwise I'll have a cheese muffin. Here's the recipe, I found it on a now defunct low carb Oz site:
    Mix together:
    half cup soy flour
    3 eggs
    salt
    3 tbsp cream
    3 tbsp sour cream
    handful grated cheese
    chop up some salami - three or four circles
    Place in muffin tray and cook at 200 celsius for about 20 minutes.

    Makes about 12.

    Carb content between 3 and 6g per muffin.
    They are very yummy!
     
  15. Juli

    Juli · Member

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    Forgot to add 2tsp baking powder to above cheese muffin recipe. Just made another batch and realised!
    Sorry if anyone's made them already and they went flat...
     
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