What do you eat for breakfast?

Uncle Lew
By Uncle Lew Latest Reply 2011-11-01 15:20:25 -0500
Started 2011-10-24 09:00:16 -0500

I am curious at what you eat for breakfast. I have always hated breakfast. I do not know why I hate breakfast but I always have. My mother always made me eat breakfast. It was usually cereal (Cheerios), fruit and milk.
Breakfast went on until I went to college. I would eat breakfast during the week as it gave me a chance to discuss classes with fellow students but avoided it on the weekends. It was usually bacon, eggs, grits or hash browns, buttered toast and a Coke.
After graduation breakfast was a no-no. If I was hungry when I woke up I would eat a slice of cold pizza (pepperoni, sausage, bacon and meatballs). With a Coke that hit the spot. When there was no pizza, cakes, cookies, donuts or a Danish would do.
Now I have to eat the hated meal. It is virtually the same every day. Two slices double fiber, whole grain bread topped with 2 tablespoons low fat peanut butter with 1 tablespoon Planers sugar free raspberry preserves (to give it a jelly donut taste) sprinkled with a tablespoon of ground flax seed and topped off with cinnamon and nutmeg. Some times I will add a tablespoon of fat free cream cheese or a tablespoon of Smart Balance spread or both. I add a fat free yogurt with probiotics mixed with another tablespoon of ground flax seed to round out this dreaded morning meal. It may sound boring eating the same breakfast everyday but I find I can tolerate eating breakfast this way. I find my pre-lunch numbers to be consistently around 105-110. So boring as it is it does serve its purpose. I just have to be careful with any activities or a delay in lunch to prevent a low.


5 replies

alanbossman
alanbossman 2011-10-25 15:11:50 -0500 Report

Some mornings I have 2 eggs and two slices of turkey bacon or a two egg omelet with green peppers, tomatos,mushrooms and onions. than sometimes I have cottage chesse and three peach slices.
Alan

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-10-24 15:08:58 -0500 Report

Dear Uncle Lew,
I, too, pretty much eat the same breakfast now every morning. Mine consists of 2 slices of Wasa Light Rye crisp bread spread with Polaner's no-sugar jam-about 2 tbsp (flavors will vary) and topped with plain, lo-fat Greek-style yogurt (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup). It reminds me a bit of the pastry that is now a no-no. Along with my cup of coffee with low fat milk, it totals around 30 grams of carb. What I find interesting is the variability in my BG's after I eat this same breakfast; you would expect it to be consistent but it isn't…something else to figure out. As a child, I never liked breakfast. In college, breakfast was often a pop-tart or a candy bar and as a young adult, I would frequently eat a slice of pie(blueberry was my favorite) or donuts (This was pre-diabetes…is it any wonder, with that diet that I was diagnosed at age 27????) I eat a much healthier diet now!

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2011-10-24 11:39:44 -0500 Report

I make a batch of steel cut oatmeal up on Sunday that lasts a week for me. I use a 1/4 cup and add a dash of milk and a tbls of peanut butter. Warm it in the microwave and then add a couple sweetners. Stirred up and is just enough to keep me from a belly ache after my morning meds and keeps me full until lunch. I usually only need 2 units of Novolog to back down the small spike, but the carbs are not bad carbs (I also have a glucose spike after waking normally so the Novolog helps with that on top of the oatmeal).

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-24 10:44:41 -0500 Report

I don't care for breakfast either. When i'm at work i eat it cuz i'm up SO early and would never make it to lunch. It used to be somekind of breakfast sandwich or something thrown in the micro, or McD's. Now i'm trying different things. It has to be easy and quick, not alot of time and just a micro for cooking at work, so even though it's higher in carbs i do cereal. Just tried a Kashi today with Almond Milk for the first time. We will c how my #'s come out. Plus i will have some fruit and maybe a little cottage cheese or yogurt. If i'm not working, i get up at a more regular time and don't usually eat right away. I'll just chug some water! Then it's brunch not breakfast! Good Luck!

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