What to eat

By Nathalie81 Latest Reply 2013-05-11 03:07:31 -0500
Started 2013-05-07 04:44:45 -0500

So I am trying to eat healthier and of course lose weight. I find myself struggling a lot over breakfast. What do you eat for breakfast? i usually reach for something easy like a muffin or cereal but of course that is not the best choice when you are diabetic. I am not really a fruit person other than peaches and apricot, eggs gets to be boring after a while so I am at an impasse and not sure what to eat.

12 replies

Fefe12 2013-05-11 03:07:31 -0500 Report

If eggs are boring youve never had a farm fresh egg! Eggs can be mxed with so many vegetables it will be weeks before you have the same thing twice. I like yogurt, the greek kind never low fat, with nuts. I also have thin tortillas with a slice of cheese baked in the oven with a bit of smoked or white truffle olive oil. Dont forget what you had for dinner the night before. Steel cut oatmeal is good with fruit too. A good why to fix that is, 1 cup steel cut oatmeal, with 4 cups water and a pinch of salt. Put in crock pot and put on low overnight. Has to be steel cut. Top with fruit ( there are hundreds if not thousands of fruits out there, have you tried them all)? Try and stay away from the fake sweetners, not good for you .Dont look at food as a chore but as a joy. Whats new out there you havent discovered? Its this kind of attitude that can kill your choices for your day. Stay away from fast foods and discover fresh. Food can be fun. We in America have so much, take advantage.

Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2013-05-09 13:34:04 -0500 Report

Sometimes I have a Kellogg's Breakfast Shake … they're only 29 g carbs (and already counted for me) … and they are actually very good :) Just for a lil variety.

massagehands 2013-05-08 06:02:48 -0500 Report

I do smoothies. Takes 3 minutes to prepare almond milk frozen or fresh fruits a little protein powder from it works and a shot of coconut oil blend and sip so good and can take on the go

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2013-05-08 02:39:01 -0500 Report

Avoid cereals that have sugar added. One of the worst is corn flakes: the corn is heavily processed and sugar is added. Look for cereals that are whole-grain. Oats are better than either wheat or corn. Buy a kitchen scale, especially one that has nutritional values pre-loaded. Before eating, weigh that cereal or muffin and find out just how many carbs and calories you are ingesting.

mzunique 2013-05-07 21:47:28 -0500 Report

Try oatmeal with equal and low carb butter. I normally make a shake in the blender, one cup skim milk, tsp wheat germ, tsp peanuts, one banana and half cup of ice and blend. Delicious enjoy

Type1Lou 2013-05-07 16:07:16 -0500 Report

My breakfast every morning consists of 2 slices of WASA Light Rye Crisp Bread (really a cracker) spread with 2 tbsps of sugar-free jam and 1/3 cup Fage brand Plain Greek yogurt. With the milk in my coffee, it comes to between 30 and 32 grams of carb. I got this idea from reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book, "Diabetes Solution". When fresh berries are available I'll substitute the jam with berries, sprinkled with a little bit of Splenda. It's almost like having a little breakfast pastry…sweet, crunchy and creamy. Be careful of the type of crisp bread you buy. Many of the varieties (like Sourdough or multigrain) are heavier in carbs. The light rye or fiber rye varieties have 14 grams of carb in 2 slices.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-07 13:03:48 -0500 Report

It doesn't matter what you eat for breakfast as long as it has the right amount of carbs and proteins. I ate a left over turkey drumstick for breakfast because it was left over from last nights dinner.

Reaching for something easy is not the answer because as you can see you aren't eating healthy. Whats wrong with throwing some pepper, onions or cheese in with an egg and make an omelet which is better than a muffin. Why not put berries and yogurt in a blender with a banana and make a smoothie. You can put bacon or sausage in the oven or microwave and eat that with an egg and a piece of toast. The thing is you know what to eat and if you limit yourself to specific foods without trying new things you will be at an impasse.

I was at a diabetes education class/lecture yesterday and someone said the same thing you said. They didn't know what to eat. A 75 year old woman with a doctorate in nutrition said diabetes requires commons sense and if you use it, you know what to eat. She was right and the people who complained about not knowing what to eat, when to test etc…were offended when she finished her statement. I posted it on this site under Diabetes and Common Sense.

watson4042 2013-05-07 11:26:30 -0500 Report

i had to have all my teeth pulled, so i've been eating only soft foods like eggs, pancakes, scrambled eggs. i found cream if wheat to be a favorite, add a few raisins for sweetness and it's just yummy. i soak tham in hot water while the cereal is being nuked and they add a great flavor.

Type1Lou 2013-05-07 16:10:37 -0500 Report

I would agree with the eggs but would avoid the pancakes and cream of wheat and raisins as they are too high in carbs for me. The key to knowing what is OK is to be aware of how many carbs you are eating. We all need to read the labels and check the portion size to be sure we aren't getting an overload of carbs which is what make your blood sugar rise.