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What do you eat for breakfast?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by catmazdo, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. catmazdo

    catmazdo Other · Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I'd like to get some inspiration from you type 2 friends out there.

    My BG levels are not coming down as quickly as I'd like. I was diagnosed 3 months ago and my levels very rarely dip below 11. Fasting level is always around the 11.2 mark.

    I REALLY struggle eating breakfast but I do eat every morning. I'm a fussy eater too which doesn't help matters. I'm struggling to find something I enjoy to eat at breakfast time that not high in carbs. I currently have cereals, I measure out a mugs worth of either cornflakes or rice krispies. I don't have sugar on cereals or in tea.

    The nurse told me to eat porridge. I don't like porridge at all. I've tried. It just makes me feel sick. As does weetabix.

    What do you eat for breakfast that's quick and simple to do before work?

    I'd love to hear you suggestions x
     
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  2. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I avoid all cereals and porridge because they are high carb. I usually eat a bowl of berries, full fat greek natural yoghurt, ground flaxseed, and a little cream :) So yummy. If I feel like something savoury and I have more time, I do scrambled eggs with cream or cheese, garlic mushrooms, and bacon or low carb sausages.

    If I don't feel like breakfast I delay it for a couple of hours. The berries and yoghurt are light and soft and creamy and cool (did I mention they are also YUM), and easy to prepare.

    What sorts of things are you eating for the rest of the day?
     
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  3. catmazdo

    catmazdo Other · Active Member

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    Berries and natural yoghurt sounds amazing! I need to try that.

    I'm struggling to keep carbs to a minimum which isnt helping me get my numbers down. I seem to eat chicken salad, tuna salad, cheese salad. Nothing but salad! It's driving me crazy. And as we're almost in autumn a sale just isn't going to cut it. I normally go for stodgy comfort food but this year it's not an option. I'm looking for a good diabetic cookbook to buy.

     
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  4. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have found I need to increase the fats so I feel satisfied, and I am confident that this is not doing me harm. Eating this way gives me the same positive feelings that stodgy comfort food used to, without the heaviness and low energy that eating a lot of carbs did.

    There are lots of nice things to eat besides salad. Today for an afternoon snack I had chorizo salami with aged cheddar cheese, it was amazing. For lunch I had more berries and yoghurt, because you can eat whatever you want as long as it's not too many carbs. For dinner I had low carb sausages with steamed carrots, brocolli, and leftover garlic mushrooms with sliced toasted almonds and cheese melted over them. You can probably even gather ideas from the forum without needing to buy a book :)
     
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  5. Larissima

    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eggs - take only a minute to fry or scramble, or sometimes I boil a dozen on an evening and just eat 1-2 in the morning with some cream cheese or similar.
     
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  6. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Weekdays: Coffee n cream (my dawn phenomenon has reduced since i stopped both protein and carbs for breakfast)

    Weekends: some combo of bacon, eggs, low carb sausages, mushrooms, cheese and/or tomato
     
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  7. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually grill 3 rashers of bacon.
    Occasionally I'll scramble a couple of eggs in butter.
    If I have more time I'll make a bulletproof coffee (coffee with added fats).

    Any of those will keep me going until lunch easily.
     
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  8. hankjam

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

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    Eggs, bacon, cheese and nuts, yogurt... sometimes fish, (kippers)...
     
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  9. Gravity-Carb

    Gravity-Carb Other · Well-Known Member

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    Umm it really depends on how much time I have or how hungry.
    Sometimes:
    500ml water with lemon and/or
    200ml hot chocolate fat drink

    This am - just chia and linseeds with homemade almond milk with a 1/4 of nectarine sliced in it.

    If I have lots of time then invariably I pootle around until I'm starvin like Marvin then have brunch of some major egg proportions...

    Good luck
     
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  10. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I just treat breakfast as an "I can eat anything" type meal rather than the time to eat traditional breakfast foods so it far more flexible - and this way you can eat whatever you fancy or can cope with first thing - it definitely makes life easier. If I really don't feel the need to eat then a mug of coffee with cream (like Brunneria) will keep me going until I'm ready to eat.

    Robbity
     
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  11. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Starvin like Marvin :) Is that a reference to an episode of The Kids From Fame in the early 1980s? That's where i first heard the phrase :)
     
  12. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have a mix depending on how much time I have. When I'm working I generally have hot oat cereal to which I add oat bran and milled flax seed with whole milk and water or a small portion of bran flakes to which I add nuts and blueberries and have with either whole milk or cream if available - I'm aware that these b/fasts are a little carby' but I've tested them on numerous occasions and they do not spike my BS. At w/ends it's usually eggs - fried, poached or scrambled and one slice of toast - I use seeded bread. Occasionally it's full fat Greek yogurt with whatever berries are available and milled flax seed sprinkled on top.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I normally go the Eggs & Bacon route, but when I get bored with that I'll have Greek Yoghurt with chopped nuts and seeds, some linseed/flaxseed and maybe some berries. I've started adding cream to my quadruple espressos recently which is surprisingly nicer than I expected (the coffee is strong enough to still be the main event)
     
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    debsue21 Type 2 · Member

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    Im trying to lose weight so I have a green smoothie made in my Nutribullet and also have one for lunch. my sugars are between 5 and 7 now
     
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    Gravity-Carb Other · Well-Known Member

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    Na, cockney rhyming slang

    Hank Marvin - Starvin
     
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    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello. I usually have raspberries or blackberries with Greek style yoghurt. I made an ugg foods chia seed and nut loaf which I froze in two slice portions, so , if I haven't any berries I tend to have the bread toasted and smothered in anchor butter. :)
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There's a truck stop on the Florida Turnpike called Starvin Marvin..........maybe the cockneys discovered America.
     
  18. Wazza

    Wazza Type 2 · Member

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    I have a Nutribullet bender and stuff some spinach, celery, nuts and various lowish sugar fruit etc and blitz up a drink.. Tastes great and is really quick
     
  19. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the Americans must have stolen it from the Brits then.

    Someone said in a post a while back "you should take a butcher's at this"... luckily I knew what that meant :)
     
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    BlueTwist Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yoghurt and berries, I need to try this. Do you use frozen berries or fresh?
     
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