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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #15 on: 02 August 2013, 05:43:30 PM »
Me too

This morning rose from 5.4 FBG to 9.1 mmol/l cos I skipped brekkie.
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #16 on: 03 August 2013, 12:56:20 AM »
Hi
My solution is simple, no breakfast! Being a type 2 not on medication, I find by not eating until lunchtime that I simply do not trigger off any insulin response by not breakfasting. I have gotten used to it now and feel very energetic, light and well all morning.

In the early days I found that cereals were just about the worst food I could eat. So I never touch them at all. My lunch and dinner are low carb only.

My personal opinion therefore,  as a diet-controlled only type 2, is that breakfast is the most unnecessary meal of the day and I am better off without it. I feel during my mornings that I have chance to detox, re-balance and cleanse and give my pancreas a complete rest.

I envy you.

If I do not eat breakfast within half an hour of waking my dawn effect keeps inexorably rising until am in the high 8s or low 9s.
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #17 on: 03 August 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
Hi
My solution is simple, no breakfast! Being a type 2 not on medication, I find by not eating until lunchtime that I simply do not trigger off any insulin response by not breakfasting. I have gotten used to it now and feel very energetic, light and well all morning.

In the early days I found that cereals were just about the worst food I could eat. So I never touch them at all. My lunch and dinner are low carb only.

My personal opinion therefore,  as a diet-controlled only type 2, is that breakfast is the most unnecessary meal of the day and I am better off without it. I feel during my mornings that I have chance to detox, re-balance and cleanse and give my pancreas a complete rest.

I envy you.

If I do not eat breakfast within half an hour of waking my dawn effect keeps inexorably rising until am in the high 8s or low 9s.

Thanks Alan. :)

I had that this morning and I've been reading about the dawn phenomenon, and it looks like you're explaining what I had this morning.

I slept late and did a fair bit of exertion while my breakfast was cooking and my blood sugar went up higher than it's been for a few days. That seems to fit nicely with what you've explained.

During the week I've been eating 20 minutes after I get up.
Dave.

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #18 on: 05 August 2013, 03:54:27 PM »
Ditto, Nytquill - you've said exactly what I'm thinking!

Same here for me.  I have that silly FHTF (feet hit the floor) syndrome and if I don't eat within 1 hr after waking ...I can count on at least rising from 80 (4.4) to 130 (7.2).  Breakfast is the hardest meal for me to get right.  I get weary of eating eggs and cereal does not work for me no matter how little of it I eat.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #19 on: 05 August 2013, 05:37:57 PM »
I think that as diabetics we have to stop thinking in terms of "traditional breakfast foods" i.e. cereals, toast, baked goods and even bacon and eggs when we get tired of them.  I think we have to think "outside the box".  I often have a couple of buttered Ryvita, some cheese and some cooked meat.   Many foods that don't raise BGs but don't qualify as "traditional breakfast foods" can be eaten with enjoyment for breakfast.
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #20 on: 05 August 2013, 09:06:20 PM »
Cold Bolognese sauce from the night before was my best friend's husband's favourite breakfast - not because he's diabetic, you understand, cos he isn't  - just because he likes it !
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #21 on: 06 August 2013, 04:05:56 PM »
This is probably a silly question, but where did the idea that certain foods belonged to breakfast and the rest of the foods belong to other times of the day?  My Gram, who was from Sweden, always had homemade wheat toast and strong smelling cheese with a slice of sausage for her breakfast along with several cups of coffee and lavish amounts of cream from their herd of cows.

I agree with Patti and Jenny that other foods that aren't necessarily marketed for breakfast make a tasty meal.  

Maybe more peeps could share what they have for brekkie that is considered 'non-traditional' breakfast fare?? :)
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #22 on: 06 August 2013, 05:57:24 PM »
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This is probably a silly question, but where did the idea that certain foods belonged to breakfast and the rest of the foods belong to other times of the day?  My Gram, who was from Sweden, always had homemade wheat toast and strong smelling cheese with a slice of sausage for her breakfast along with several cups of coffee and lavish amounts of cream from their herd of cows.
I can't say Kathy.  I know as a child we had Quaker Oats (Porridge) and toast, and fry ups at the weekend but apparently in Victorian times they were just as likely to have a mutton chop!  Or Kedgeree with smoked haddock or some other fish.

The Germans like cooked meats and cheeses for breakfast and in France it's mainly bread items: Baguette, Croissants, pan au Chocolate etc.

I don't often have breakfast in the week (occasionally the already mentioned Ryvita) but at weekends we'll have bacon and avocado sandwiches, or boiled eggs, or corned beef hash with a fried egg.  Or taco beans with a poached egg on top.  Last Sunday we had an omelette with salami, red and green peppers, red onion & topped it with some Brie that needed using up - gosh it was strong, but it was lovely.
Patti


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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #23 on: 06 August 2013, 07:10:49 PM »
Yum......brekkie at your house Patti sounds delish :)
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #24 on: 06 August 2013, 07:14:17 PM »
I like soup for breakfast in the winter. :)
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #25 on: 06 August 2013, 08:26:16 PM »
Why not Lucy?  Sounds very good to me!
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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #26 on: 06 August 2013, 10:45:02 PM »
I like soup for breakfast in the winter. :)

Long ago when I was a child my Mother used to make a vegetable/beef soup with dumplings.  Being a child I would frequently complain about having soup because I didn't appreciate the effort my Mum took to make it.  Now I would give anything for a bowl of her homemade soup even without the dumplings.

Lucy - do you have a favourite kind of soup in the winter?
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Offline Penabby

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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #27 on: 31 August 2013, 05:35:52 PM »
Ive been searching for a good low carb muesli recipe. Something with nuts, linseeds, ground almonds, maybe some berries, if anyone knows of one please share x
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #28 on: 31 August 2013, 05:45:59 PM »
Oooh, Terry G made his own.

here on the archive forum

http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1301837834/
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Re: Breakfast?
« Reply #29 on: 31 August 2013, 06:02:10 PM »
Sedge, didn't some people find Lizi's Granola was OK for them - I have a vague memory of it back in the archive forum.  Yes, found it http://www.lizis.co.uk/
Patti


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