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Same ol Brekky everyday??
2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 4:18PM #10
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Good stuff guys.

Thank you very much. 


2 years ago  ::  Jan 01, 2013 - 10:03AM #9
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Ah breakfast! Several years ago I found some interesting recipes for low-carb breakfasts and have been tweaking them ever since. I don't eat any boxed cereals because the serving is so low you starve. I made a breakfast cereal or pancake from the following.  About 1-2 Tabs of almond meal, 1 tabs of golden flax meal, 1- teaspoons for hemp seed, some whey protein powder (low-carb vareity) and almond/coconut milk. Mix up all ingredients, and microwave for a minute, stir check consistency and nuke for about another minute. Add cinnamon and stevia as a sweetner. I find this meal most satisfying and it takes me through the morning nicely. Sometimes I have a couple of sausage with it (can be regular or vegetarian variety). Now to make this into a pancake, add an egg or egg white. I sometimes add some blueberries or nuts. You can mix it up but I basically eat this most days unless I have some eggs. I use Vermont Brand sugarfree maple syrup (only 5 carbs per 1/4 cup serving) or Walden Farms syrup, no carbs.

2 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2012 - 10:16AM #8
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I found your post very interesting James.  You are right that people eat differently in a lot of countries and I will add that people can eat differently in different regions and from different cultures too.  The US is a melting pot of many cultures and races.  All of them add variations to diets and life styles.  My daughter did a bit of traveling in her life and she went to Ireland for a few days as a tourist and I definitely got the impression that the food is different there.  She hates blood sausage but loves shepherd's pie.  I can't remember how the food was that she ate in England when she lived there for a year.  I should ask her the next time I talk to her.

I smiled when you said that the clerk said what you eat is fed to horses here.  My husband Steven did own a horse for a while and they eat more than hay.  They get a mixture of oats and stuff that does taste very good.  They also love apples.  I remember that my husband would eat a handful of the feed fed to the horse and I tasted it and it was wonderful. *big smile*

I met a young man on the internet that was in the Neatherlands.  He had stayed with a family in Texas in the US and hated what they ate for breakfast.  I asked him what they ate for breakfast where he was and he said it is very common to eat things like Roast Beef Sandwiches for breakfast.  That they didn't necessary had anything that was just for breakfast.  That was a fascinating idea to me and I think maybe others should try that too.  So much to learn and so little time.

I do know how you feel about the recipes.  Many of the ingredients of a lot of the recipes are not available where I live either, but there are some and it is a good idea to go through the recipe box to see if some can be made where you are.  All of the recipes do sound wonderful though.  Do you live in the United States or log on from Ireland?


2 years ago  ::  Dec 27, 2012 - 7:11PM #7
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Why just the egg whites? For breakfast I generally eat two whole eggs, either fried in a small amount of olive oil (2 teaspoons) or maybe in an omelette with some veggies and a little cheese. Often I'll have a side of sautéed/steamed kale, which I love. I cannot eat most cereals--whole grain or otherwise--without a blood sugar spike so I avoid those. That's OK with me, because I really prefer the eggs and look forward to breakfast more than any other meal of the day. (BTW, my fasting numbers are also around 125 daily. Two hours after the eggs and kale, it's down to 95.)

2 years ago  ::  Dec 27, 2012 - 3:07PM #6
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I do not beleive that all Europeans eat the same foods or do all Americans. it would be like saying all irish are touth picks. I being a type two do not eat much in the way of sugar or processed. I think what you said was wrong and not all people are the same. That is what makes the world great!! Stereotyping all into one group is not right. I have read, that you want to eat high proten proten in the morning

2 years ago  ::  Dec 27, 2012 - 7:39AM #5
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I know the higher my morning BS is, the hungrier I am.  I can guess what it is by how hungry i am.  If I can keep it under 150, then I don't feel like eating as much.  It is a vicious cycle.  When I visited Europe (Germany), I have never had better BS readings.  We ate breakfast of rolls and meat and cheese with coffee or tea, a bit of jam (1 Tbsp).  And walked a lot!  I tried to bring these good habits back to the states with me-high morning protein, not so much sugar to start the day, and of course exercise (even thought it was just walking, it was enough).  I am learning that what we Americans consider breakfast is almost the opposite of what you should eat early in the day.  The thought of eating at a place like IHOP for breakfast makes me nausious!  So maybe swith your meals around. 

2 years ago  ::  Dec 26, 2012 - 12:25PM #4
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Hello from Ireland.

I feel this web site is the best in the world, but, having said that, I have to temper what's on it as it's aimed at mainly American diabetics. What I mean by that is that, as a race, Americans tend to eat more fatty, sugary food and are, per head of population, probably more fat/obese, than Europeans. Also, Americans have access to a far greater range of processed, sugary, high-carb food than Europeans so I usually disregard a lot of your suggested foods, like in recipes, because the ingredients just would not be available in Europe.

Now, regarding breakfast, my preference is for a cereal called muesli i.e. a swiss-style, unprocessed mixture of oats, fruit and nuts. You want a laugh?

A few years ago I was on holidays in Florida and went into a supermarket to buy some muesli. There was a mile-long row of all types of processed breakfasts, like cheerios, sugar-coated this and that  etc - but no muesli! 

I asked the receptionist if the supermarket in question had any muesli on offer, to be told matter-of-factly "We only give that to pigs!"

This spoke volumes for me about American eating habits.

Anyway, regarding breakfast, I have muesli, stewed apple (sour apples - not eating apples), unsweetened soya milk and some olive oil. Certainly not particularly sweet but works wonders for my BS.


James (Type II, aged 66, 174 lbs)


2 years ago  ::  Dec 26, 2012 - 8:54AM #3
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My GS is normally fair inthe AM (ave 120), cause I have a morning walking paper route.

I normally have Bran cerial w/milk, Plain Yogard, glass of Orange Juice with bannan and Apple.

2 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2012 - 8:56AM #2
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Try oatmeal, whole grain cheerios. Read the sugar buster diet book. Book has great ideas.

2 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2012 - 8:12AM #1
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What do you all do for breakfast? I think if I eat egg whites one more time I am going flip out. I am always super hungry in the morning but my BG is always high (200-250) so I dont want to pump to many carbs into me even with the insulin.

Any thoughts on what to eat that provides energy, tastes good, and is moderate in carbs??

Thanks guys

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