turkey bacon and eggs with instant oatmeal

By evansrabbitranch Latest Reply 2012-01-07 12:06:26 -0600
Started 2011-10-31 16:40:51 -0500

I cannot stand regular old fashioned oats so I eat instant. I know regular is better but it tastes like flavored glue. Anyway, I was wondering how often I could have 2 eggs fried in canola or olive oil cooking spray, with say 3 pieces turkey bacon cooking in microwave on paper towels with instant oatmeal and orange juice and not have any real problems. Or is this a horrid breakfast menu? Tips to improve? This is what I currently have pretty much any time I eat breakfast. I just started testing and do not yet test after breakfast, little money and no insurance.

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pixsidust 2012-01-07 12:06:26 -0600 Report

I think you are OK just ditching the OJ which has a meals worth of carbs.
Try crystal light for the juice flavor craving
You do not say if your oatmeal is the flavored kind which has sugar?

I eat Bobs Red Mill brand of Steel cut oats which are nutty. The oat is not Rolled so its not like glue. 29 carbs. High Fiber of 5g. With the bacon you really are at the limit for the meal. OJ is out of the question

Also Bobs Red Mill Apple Cinnamon & Grains (Whole Grain) Hot Cereal. The texture is more like Cream of Wheat, cooks fast. 1/4 cut dry with 3/4 cup water makes a cup of cereal.

Its only ">16g of Carbs<", 2g sugar, 110 Calories, Protein 3g & Dietary fiber 3g. The apples are real dried apples, Whole grains are Wheat, Rye Flaxseed, Barley, rice,& Triticale. I put a sweetener packet on it, a drizzle of milk and fat free butter spray and Mmmmmm Good!
Cooks 3 minutes in the microwave!

These are usually sold in the Aisle with the Baking goods not with cereals.

The turkey bacon probably has 3 carbs per piece so you are fairly low carb with just the OJ loss.
With the Apple cinnamon hot cereal I describe (the 16 carb one) 3 pieces of turkey bacon we are talking approx 26 carbs per meal which is very good!

MrsCDogg 2011-11-12 00:57:48 -0600 Report

Yea I agree with Lou. Get rid of the oatmeal all together and also dump the OJ. Both very bad for blood sugars. At least in my world they are. Now some folks can eat it and have no problem. I can have a small serving of grits with a couple eggs fixed in a non stick skillet with no problem. But I am also on 50 units of Lantus twice a day too.

Type1Lou 2011-11-10 18:03:35 -0600 Report

I would ditch the oatmeal and the OJ…way too high in carbs for me. The eggs and bacon won't raise your BG and, if you're not concerned about cholesterol and sodium, you can have as many as you want.

evansrabbitranch 2011-11-04 21:05:09 -0500 Report

that would be very helpful. Its slow going but I am putting together a kit to help me manage this. Any and all tips are greatly appreciated.

pixsidust 2011-11-01 12:29:16 -0500 Report

Huge breakfast! You have heard count your Carbs?

Butter Ball Turkey Bacon 1 carb per slice so your X 3. Very Good. OJ (27 Carbs), not so good. Its a cup of sugar and you already have the Carbs in the Oatmeal. One packet low sugar instant Oatmeal has 22 Carbs, regular 27 Carbs. Also keep that to 1/4 cup dry or one packet. You are at 52 to 57 depending on the kind of instant Oat meal. Over the 45 High end limit of Carbs for a meal.

Its just that our pancreas can not handle that much at one time. Whose to say you must take your Carbs to the High limit all the time. Its not like calories you can cut later in the day. You pancreas has a hard time functioning with that much and when your other organs are doused with a thick soup of sugary blood they take a hit too. Many diabetics die from heart attacks brought on by kidney failure. If you modify a bit, like substitute Crystal light for the OJ which has 5 carbs vs 27. This can work. They have some fabulous flavors now!

I hate oatmeal glue too. It grosses me out. Try Steel Cut Oats ( Bob's Red Mill) or it might be called Irish Oats. They are crunchy like nuts and do not make a paste. Oat meal has been rolled flat and Steel cut/Irish Oats is without the flattening. They do not even look like oatmeal but have all the value. Buy some vitamin C over the counter.

jayabee52 2011-11-01 05:02:43 -0500 Report


The only thing which can tell you whether this breakfast is good or bad for you, or somewhere in between, is your glucose meter (aka "meter" or glucometer). Since each person with diabetes (PWD) metabolizes the same foods or drinks differently, what might spike me may barely budge your Blood Glucose (BG) level. For myself I know that most any kind of oatmeal tends to spike me. (Instant spikes me worse than others). OJ spikes me also. So I know from previous testing of foods & drinks that those 2 items wouldn't do me good, in the BG department.

If You would like my proceedure to see how I test a food or drink's effect on my body I will be happy to share that with you.

Blessings to you and yours


kaiya2465 2011-10-31 17:43:50 -0500 Report

I eat 1 egg, 1 piece turkey bacon(cut to make 2 pieces for tricking the brain). I could not not eat everything that you put on the list in one sitting. But I do actually eat the reg. old fashoin oatmeal. Not sure if it's a good or bad thing..sorry I'm not much help.

evansrabbitranch 2011-11-04 21:16:14 -0500 Report

that's ok, thanks or the eval guys, I eat a large breakfast like this 2 or 3 times a week when I feel hungry in the am, usually I have to force myself to eat before noon. I'm trying to feel out what I should and should not do without a dr here because I have to pay $50 out of pocket just to get in and then having piling bills after one visit. I'm still paying down debt from being told I don't have monthlies due to a hormone imbalance. basically a brushoff I think. $5000 down the rain and now this. I'm glad I found this site. James, I would love to know how to check how different foods effect me.

jayabee52 2011-11-06 11:33:11 -0600 Report

Certainly Katherine, Here is what I do:

What I do is to take a BG reading before I test a food. That is my baseline reading. I determine what a "serving" of a particular food is using either foodpicker.org (http://foodpicker.org/) or nutrition data.com (http://nutritiondata.self.com/) or ( http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/4486.asp ) eat a recommended portion of that food. Then 2 hrs lafter my first bite I take a "postpramdial" reading. That will tell me how much that particular portion of food has raised my BG levels over my baseline readings. If it raises my BG less than 50 pts, I may eat that portion without much trouble. If it raises my BG over 50 then I need decide whether it is too much over 50 or not and I may want to retest it with a lower portion size. If it is closer to a 100 pts raise then I usually decide to avoid that food altogether.

I then put a page in my 3 ring binder with that food on it, and record the baseline, the portion conumed and the postprandial results, and my decisions made, whether to retest with a lower portion, and then results of that test, or if I decided to avoid that food altogether.

I do that so I remember what I've tested and what my decisions were, so I don't have to test again needlessly.

That way I have a book of what works for ME and my metabllism specifically.

It may seem to be a lot of testing, and perhaps it is. But I have found it is worth the cost for me in keeping my BGs under better control. Knowing is better than just guessing.

I pray that this is useful for you!



evansrabbitranch 2011-11-10 08:48:50 -0600 Report

Wow, that is useful. Now to pickup some stuff for tracking what I eat and how it affects me. Binder or spiral? I suppose binder is better so I can put pages where I need them instead of fliping pages to find what I need. Thank you.

jayabee52 2011-11-10 16:12:15 -0600 Report

I choose binder as I don't test foods in alphabetic order and then I place it in alphabetic order to be able to find it quickly without a lot of paging.

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