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Old 07-06-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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Breakfast

Breakfast is my worst meal. What do you eat?

 
Old 07-07-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: Breakfast

I eat a half cup of shredded wheat with a cup of blueberries and a cup of milk...but then, I'm on insulin so I can cover the carbs.

When I was low-carbing (well, I still low-carb, just not quite as low as I used to do), I made the South Beach mini quiches and had a couple of those for breakfast with a 6-oz. can of V-8. Very nutritious.

Mini quiche recipe (this is a doctored-up version of the South Beach recipe): (makes 24 individual quiches)

2 pkgs frozen broccoli
1 container (15 oz) egg substitute (I like Eggbeaters Southwest flavor)
2 cups shredded low-fat cheese
1/2 cup diced onions

Microwave broccoli for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes until soft but not cooked. Squeeze out excess liquid (very important...squeeze out as much as possible, otherwise quiches will be watery). Combine with all other ingredients in bowl and mix well.

Line two 12-cup muffin pans with foil cups; spray with cooking spray (like Pam). Divide mixture evenly into cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Once they cool, you can put them in a plastic bag in the freezer and then nuke them when you want to eat them.

Each quiche has only 2 grams of carbs, and a 6-oz can of V-8 has 7 grams of carbs, for a total of 9 grams total carbs. If that's not enough to eat, you can even add one slice of whole wheat toast for 15-20 grams, and your total breakfast still won't exceed 29 grams of carbs.

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Old 07-07-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: Breakfast

I eat egg beaters...this allows you to eat eggs every day without the dangerous cholesterol and morning star farms bacon (veggie bacon, again without the high level of fats). To make the bacon, I put it in a pan on the lowest fire, add a small amount of brummel and brown yougurt-butter spread (lowest fat I could find brand) and turn frequently til browned. I also eat about a quarter cup of blueberries, or sometimes the regular oatmeal (cooking kind, not instant) and I drink 1/2 cup of silk unsweentened organic soy milk (4g/carbs per cup). Hope this helps!

 
Old 07-07-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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Re: Breakfast

I usually eat 1 egg mixed with eggbeaters. Cholesterol is acceptable and it tastes more like 'real eggs'. I usually throw cheese or ham in an omelette.

Peanut butter is fine for me. Cottage cheese is low carb. I do eat low carb bread now and then.

Like you, breakfast is my biggest challenge. Dinner is a breeze. I still don't understand the HUGE difference.

I can also take a good carb load if I know I can go for a run after breakfast (usually wait an hour or two)

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:26 AM   #5
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Re: Breakfast

I usually eat 1/2 c cereal with a bit of sliced banana or strawberries. Occasionly I'll have 2 eggs, bacon and 1/2 slice toast. The cholesterol in the eggs is no problem.

 
Old 07-13-2008, 11:24 AM   #6
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Re: Breakfast

Your could try avocado and tomatoes, maybe cucumbers and celery. Spread organic almond butter in the celery (yum). You can add cinnamon and Stevia to the almond butter for quite a treat! Quinoa is also a healthy food you just need to know how it affects your blood sugar. I have a spice called, Garlic Herb by Spice Hunter that is delicious. I add it to avocado along wiith Real Salt. Start your day off with foods that are healthy for you. There are healthy, delicious alternatives to the typical SAD (standard american diet) diet. My daughter is type 1 and an alkavorian.

 
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Re: Breakfast

I like a sort of breakfast parfait. I take my favorite low fat yogurt and add bran buds (lots of fibre to counteract the carbs). It's crunchy and yummy.

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Re: Breakfast

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I like a sort of breakfast parfait. I take my favorite low fat yogurt and add bran buds (lots of fibre to counteract the carbs). It's crunchy and yummy.

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Does adding the fibre afterwards actually slow/minimize the glucose rise ? I know that the fibre found naturally in food helps, but I didn't know adding it afterwards made a difference.

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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Re: Breakfast

I only mentioned the egg beaters and the morning star farms (in re; to cholesterol) because so many diabetics have lipid problems as well. That parfait sounds good! I usually avoid yogurt b/c of the carbs in it, so adding actually "lowers the carbs?" so to speak???

 
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Re: Breakfast

You have to see how it works for you, but for many people, high fibre foods (lots of fibre, low net carbs) will help slow the absorption of the carbs and help to minimize the peak. But it doesn't work for all, so you have to try it out.

I like the low fat, artificially sweetened yogurts. They are lower in carbs too.

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Re: Breakfast

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You have to see how it works for you, but for many people, high fibre foods (lots of fibre, low net carbs) will help slow the absorption of the carbs and help to minimize the peak. But it doesn't work for all, so you have to try it out.

I like the low fat, artificially sweetened yogurts. They are lower in carbs too.

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I tried a few times, it didn't seem to make a difference. I added flax seed to yogurt.

What I was wondering is whther adding the fibre afterwards has the same effect as if the fibre is naturally in the food. For example, is 10g of carbs + 5g of fibre from flaxseed added fterwards = 5g of net carbs. I don't think so, but never asked a dietician.

I eat the "Danone source" brand. 5g carbs per little container. Tastes great.

PS : I visited your city this weekend for the Bluesfest. Nice place.

 
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Re: Breakfast

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I tried a few times, it didn't seem to make a difference. I added flax seed to yogurt.

What I was wondering is whther adding the fibre afterwards has the same effect as if the fibre is naturally in the food. For example, is 10g of carbs + 5g of fibre from flaxseed added fterwards = 5g of net carbs. I don't think so, but never asked a dietician.

I eat the "Danone source" brand. 5g carbs per little container. Tastes great.

PS : I visited your city this weekend for the Bluesfest. Nice place.
Isn't Bluesfest great? I didn't get a chance to go this year. Bummer.

Sorry, but your calculation doesn't work. Fibre is included in the total carbs on a label so you only get to subtract it if it is in the food already. Nice try though. LOL

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