Breakfast

Pat Roth
By Pat Roth Latest Reply 2010-02-14 14:44:32 -0600
Started 2009-12-08 10:13:21 -0600

What do you eat for breakfast? I am wimpy on that subject! Pat Roth


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Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-02-14 14:44:32 -0600 Report

It depends on my BS if its low I don't have an appetite and have to force something down. If it's high then I feel I don't eat until after I have my coffee or tea. The I eat sometimes right after or a few hours later. Then it maybe cereal, cream of wheat, Cheese tortilla(eat a lot when sugar; is low or I can't think of what I want) eggs& turkey bacon or sausage,waffles, pancake ,etc sometimes left over dinner Like Pizza /w coffee. So that's way I eat or have eating.

AddassaMari
AddassaMari 2010-01-11 18:33:36 -0600 Report

I eat whatever takes my fancy for breakfast. Yesterday's dinner left overs works just as well as "breakfast foods."

If I have to eat it on the go, I prefer 1/2 avocado and 1 Roma tomato, sliced, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper, wrapped up in a warm whole wheat tortilla, a container of yogurt and fresh fruit—whatever is in the bowl. A large travel mug of hot English Breakfast or Early Grey tea w/a squeeze of lemon and Truvia

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-11 19:09:52 -0600 Report

UMMM now that sounds easy and yummy too!! PR

AddassaMari
AddassaMari 2010-01-11 19:27:36 -0600 Report

I do have a meal pattern that I follow. As long as I meet the daily requirement for the day and don't exceed 45g of carbs per meal. It's all good. :D

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-11 23:36:57 -0600 Report

I bought cereal bars, am checking their ingredients, the Atkins one says that there is more protein in it than sugar, so hope it works. Seems like I am always late in getting around for church, and it is a 7 mile drive, so I will eat this on the way, always take a glass of water too as I get so dry!! Thanks! PR

Tita
Tita 2010-01-11 16:03:22 -0600 Report

I'm doing the Medifast program and can have any of their meals for breakfast, but my favorite is the cappucino made with black coffee instead of water. Yum!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-11 17:05:13 -0600 Report

I did the Medifast tx years ago, lost the weight, but then gained it back as my dad died with lung cancer and I was the caregiver, also working full time, did all of the driving to Wichita for appts etc—-I started gaining back slowly, BUT when I first ate something greasy, I threw a gall stone and ended up in the hospital. After several days of intense pain, it finally cleared and have had no problems with my gall bladder since, even there are many "waiting"! PR

Tita
Tita 2010-02-14 12:53:31 -0600 Report

Pat,
You may want to look into Medifast/Take Shape for Life again. They have added a large variety of meals to make the program more user friendly. The latest additions are pretzel sticks (Cinnamon and Honey Mustard), cheese puffs (Chili Nacho and Parmesan) and BROWNIES!!!!! Yum!

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2009-12-20 12:59:16 -0600 Report

This changes for me with the seasons. During the colder months its Oatmeal, an orange and hot herbal tea. Warmer
months its a carton of light and fit yogurt with a slice of whole
wheat toast and low fat peanut butter. If I am in a rush its a couple of the Joslin Institute Breakfast cookies.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-20 13:51:21 -0600 Report

Hmm, thanks—sounds good, I love tea but have a hard time in it fighting back—-will try the orange herbal and see if it is better—sure sounds good! I am trying to keep low-fat cottage cheese on hand too, chopped onions and olives,with a few crackers, seems to set well with my morning tummy. I hadn't heard of the Joslin Institute Breakfast cookies, will check that out. Thanks, PR

Susie624
Susie624 2009-12-10 17:38:03 -0600 Report

Pat try Kashi GoLean>What I have is honey and cinnamon, a hot cereal that is better than oatmeal tho I do like oatmeal ,grits and rice tho i take it easy on the rice.This is150 calories.(20) from fat.Total fat is 2 gm,sat fat0gm,trans fat 0gm ,cholestroe 0mg, sodium 100mg ,and 26carbs. Fiber 5g, soluble fiber 3g, insoluble 2g, sugar 7g and protein 8g.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-10 19:57:38 -0600 Report

I'm with SkipT…if it doesn't run in the opposite direction, I'll eat it and eat it for breakfast!!! One of our holiday breakfasts as a very special treat is 1/2 bagel toasted, with smear of cream cheese, slice of sweet onion, capers and smoked salmon or lox if available. Sprinkle with fresh cracked black peppercorns. How many ways can you say YUM!!!!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-10 20:11:09 -0600 Report

Now that sounds like the kind of breakfast I would devour! What are capers? Smoked Slamon I Luv,luv,luv!! haha—

cream cheese, but isn't that hi in something? Anything that tastes good I am suspicious of! ha—-And onions, they add a nip, never have bough black peppercorns, but did buy some cracked black pepper yes—had oatmeal with 2%milk, for supper. My hubby gets indigestion real easy so have to be careful and keep suppers simple, even then sometimes he is up all night. I try to get him to take Prilosec, but he still relys on Tums, which don't really help, or Gaviscon, but it helps some areas, but not the heart burn so much. I think—ooops,. off of the subject again! Sorry!

Now I am actually LOOKING FORWARD to Breakfast in the morning!! Go figure that one! I guess I can visualize us all at our own breakfast tables,wondering what to have, just like I did! I love cheeses, red (sweet) peppers, ate my last half of banana this eve with the oats—-BS was 136 before I ate, even after eating 2 large chunks of peanut brittle, a few crackers and one slice of cheese this eve before supper. Hmmm,,,,MAYBE I am actually getting there—-no meds. but will keep checking just to make sure. Kinda have gotten into the habit of testing more often now after being on this site for a few months! haha—PR

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-11 20:21:52 -0600 Report

Capers are from, I think, nastertium flowers. They are round green things that a packed in vinegar and thereof add a touch of sour/acidic bite to otherwise "bland food". Cream cheese is avoided by some due to the fat content but these days you can get "light" cream cheese aka "neufachatel cream cheese" or even fat free cream cheese. PS: share with your hubby that calcium in TUMS can actually be aggravating his heartburn instead of helping it. I had to learn that lesson the hard way - now I take the equivalent of 24 hour prilosec and LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-11 22:18:52 -0600 Report

Oh, the calcium can be causing the heart burn? I will have to hide the Tums from him as he thinks he can't live without them, BUT—-he still carries on!

Thank you!! I was on Ranatadine but developed an intolerance to it so Dr put me on over the counter Prilosec—2 every morn. But my gluggishness in the morn, it seems like I am too full in my throat for anything to want to slide down. I then seem to crave dill pickle juice or olives——and the juice—-I KNOW THE SALT____but I do it only once or twice a week. Today I drank a diet cherry 7-up to get things to percolating—-or whatever—-it seemed to help. Having trouble getting the ———-to going, is probably part of it but I am taking 2 Senna q morn

And to think when I retired I was taking ONE pill, my synthroid, which the Dr said I would always have to take—-but my—-those that have followed, they said I was suffering from "Battle Fatigue"! Anyone else??? hahah—I know it really isn't funny, but——-the battle of life can get wicked!! No matter if you are a good soul or not!! Hugs, PR

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-10 15:17:45 -0600 Report

Hi Pat ,

How are you doing today?
Just wanna say what I ate at the breakfast today. A bowl of lentil soup with 2 slice of whole wheat bread. It was nice.Highly recommended :)
Hugs , hugs :)
Birdy

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-10 16:29:51 -0600 Report

Yummy, Birdy! I ate one slice of whole wheat bread, with a tad of oleo and half of a red pepper, juice and coffee Int so it has calories I am sure, my BS was 96, after a great, luncheon at our church's women's Christmas party—-I said NO to all of the different pies, but did eat one buiscuit with oleo, 3 pieces of homemade candy with craisins and pecans—-at 4:30 pm, 3 hrs after wae ate, my BS is—-104 and I have had no meds!!! Maybe I could have eaten one piece of pie safely, but I did not want to upset the apple cart!! I was so PROUD of MYSELF as riches really appeal to me!!! Yeah—-PR

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-10 16:51:07 -0600 Report

absolutaley better than mine :)

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-10 17:37:19 -0600 Report

Pat, I am so proud of you. Your readings are great! Much better than mine. I went to my hairdressers today to have my hair done, and she had all of these Christmas cookies, cupcakes, and candy. I wanted to eat them so badly, but I didn't. Hope you are feeling much better. Well, my breakfast consisted of two eggs, and one english muffin. After that my BS went sky high. Guess I didn't calculate enough for the carbs in the english muffin. Oh, well, I will do better tomorrow. Hugs to you, your friend, Sue T.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-09 14:13:42 -0600 Report

Does anyone else have a bad habit of having a nice little posting, only to drop your finger onto the wrong button—and it is GONE!!! Chheezz—-

OK, that won't shut me up, I had fun shopping at the grocery store this morn, the ice had melted, and bought Grits, Eggs, and seemed that I could feel all of your voices surrounding my head while I searched the ailses for foods that I could have, and not dwelling on those that I should avoid. Besides, in moderation can allow some things, bought bananas—day old—will have to eat fast, but my hubby loves them too—so just bought 4. Olives, Birdy—thinking of you, as I also LOVE cheeses and Olives! That seemed to raise my spirits and I eagerly drove home to attack my meal for the day! Yeah!! haha —-Thanks for your loving support and suggestions! PR

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-09 15:27:08 -0600 Report

BANANAS!!!! MMMMMM!!!!! I LIKE TO CUT ONE UP IN SMALL PIECES AND ADD THEM TO 2 BEATEN EGGS AND COOK THEM IN JUST A TINY BIT OF BUTTER UNTIL THE BANANA STRTS TURNING BROWN… SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-09 15:49:05 -0600 Report

My Dear Pat ,

This happens to me always :) I write soooo wonderful posts by spending a big efforts ( you know I'm not a native speaker) and my small fingers press the wrong button somehow and lose the whole post.I curse my chance (we have so fantastic swears in Turkish.Remind me to let you know some of them sometime:) And smoke to calm down.And can't find the same power to write it again and I just write a summary and post. So my friend , you are not alone in the universe haha..
I understand you had a joyful shopping today.Many good foods for good meals.Hmmm I love bananas very much too.Before this diabet problem trust me I used to eat them like a monkey ..But now I'm more human being cause eat half banana only.Diabet means sort of discipline yeah :)
Bon Appetit my friend.Enjoy your olives and other foods as well.
Hugs
Birdy

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-09 16:04:58 -0600 Report

Yow, some of my best thoughts get lost, so no one will ever know just how brilliant I really am!!! HAHAHAH—-Well, may as well laugh! I also lose my thoughts and contribute that to the ferocity of our Kansas winds!!! haha—Pretty windy at times!

Yes, after reading all of these breakfast posts, I felt better armed to invade the grocery, and make my CHOICES!! hah—It was rather fun and not the usual dread of approaching those ailes—-for WHAT?? Now I know WHAT! haha—-Your Ks friend, Pat R

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-20 14:06:42 -0600 Report

I have the same problem, I will write this long, great (I think anyway) post. Then hit a wrong key, and poooooffff, it's all gone, and I just don't have the mental energy to rewrite it. Really makes me mad!!! Birdy, I would like to hear some of those Turkish swear words…LOL Hugs, Sue T.

Kirla
Kirla 2010-02-14 14:32:25 -0600 Report

Birdy

I write all my posts using a word processor. I write most of my posts with Microsoft word and copy and paste them into the reply box.

I don’t spell to good and Microsoft does a good job helping me keep my spelling correct. I never lose a post. I save it all.

Good luck
Kevin

SkipT
SkipT 2009-12-08 17:12:39 -0600 Report

You have to break out of the "breakfast" mind set. It is just the first meal of the day. I eat anything that I would normally eat for lunch or dinner. Leftovers from the day before make a fantastic "breakfast". I had a pork chop and salad this morning.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-12-08 16:35:20 -0600 Report

Whole grain toast with a bit of p-butter,small glass of milk. Some days Post Grape Nuts with a bit of milk, no sweetners. Some days instant grits with a bit of butter. Some days scrambled eggs. I usually mix them up so I don't get bored with the same routine.
Jim

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 23:26:19 -0600 Report

I am glad that you mentioned Instant Grits!! I discovered those a few months ago, but had forgotten in my stagnant brain——thanks to all for the fresh air now blowing through!

I think at times I get so caught up in what I can NOT eat, I forget the things that I CAN! And I have eaten left overs many times too, you are right that breakfast just happens to be the first meal of the day, nothing set in cement. I guess it is just that I hadn't been cooking much lately, fixed deviled eggs for a party last night, but they were all eaten and have no more eggs, icy out too, but tomorrow I HAVE to get out and deliver gifts to the church for their Angel tree, so will get some eggs and grits to add to the list of my breakfast staples! Thanks, I feel better already, just seem to get bogged down at times with what I can't eat, and forget what I CAN eat! thanks again! PR

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-08 13:32:04 -0600 Report

I did eat Uncle Sam's cerael it's low glycemic and high fiber,But I tend to overeat cerael so I'm still working on breakfast changing up different things till I can find what works best.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-08 13:54:46 -0600 Report

Oh Pat, I wish I could help you. I, myself have a hard time eating breakfast. I usually don't eat until 12p or so. I too woke up @ 9:30 this morning. I have found I have been sleeping late in the morning. This morning I had a cup of coffee after I got up, then about 1/2 hr. later had hot choc. (I know!)..before having this I took my metformin. I had a sandwich on whole grain light bread about 2pm w/crystal lite Iced tea.

It looks like there are some good ideas here for breakfast. If I had a box of cheerios in I would eat that for b'fast. Good luck Pat!

P.S. I had no idea you were on oxygen,I am so sorry to hear that!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 14:53:03 -0600 Report

Yow, that left lung is so damaged from so many bouts of bronchitis and pneumonia, it is scared and doesn't function too well. I took a test 2 weeks ago, mailed it back, then they called me and said I needed to be on O2 all night, every night, will do a sleep apnea test later. I am beginning to see that the lack of O2 plays a part in my fatigue—-they said that this round of surgery/ anesthetic, and bronchitis did more damage, and this might be the time I have to go on it full time, but still use it off and on during the day time——so am really fortunate. They thought that the spot on my left lung was just more scar tissue and not cancer. Will see.

Thanks for your concern as I struggle my way UP thru all of this STUFF—hahah—to be a better, stronger person!! Hugs PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 14:55:10 -0600 Report

I used to eat oatmeal every morning, but now, for whatever reason, it seems to stick in my throat—can't eat it—-Maybe if I drank more water I could WASH it down. And to think that I used to LOVE it! Guess times change!! PR

Judimar
Judimar 2009-12-08 15:33:26 -0600 Report

Please don't lecture me… but I don't usually eat breakfast… if I do it's something like a 100 calorie snack pack or a granola bar or a piece or two of bread.

I'm just not hungry in the mornings…

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-20 14:09:44 -0600 Report

I usually don't eat breakfast either. My Dr. told me that it was ok to skip a meal, so I don't feel too badly, if I'm not hungry first thing in the morning, and don't want to eat anything. I try to have a good lunch, and dinner.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-20 17:52:42 -0600 Report

Yow, me too, thus take my meds at noon with the biggest meal and high, seldom have a LOW, except medicine induced! PR

AmyESmith
AmyESmith 2009-12-08 13:25:23 -0600 Report

Hi Pat,
I love to have some cottage cheese with some fresh pineapple cut up in it. I will sometimes have an apple with some creamy peanut butter. I find that having some protein keeps me full and is absorbed more slowly. I have a hard time eating when I first wake up, which is around 5:30. By 830 or 9 I am starving, but my nutritionist advised me to eat when I first wake up to kick-start my metabolism. It's always a work in progress. Good luck!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 14:48:11 -0600 Report

Oh, yes, I LOVE pineapple too on my cottage cheese!

I paid more attention to my morning figures this morning, and THINK I may be getting to the point where I won't need further meds—-???

After I ate my piece of toasted, dry, whole wheat bun, 2 glasses of orange juice and prune juice, one cup of International coffee, my BS was down to 93! So a bit later for breakfast, I ate one bite of sweet potato, 1 cup of corn (canned) ( I KNOW—-) then 2 Tbls of cottage cheese with 5 green olives, and 6 small pretzel/crackers, plus a large glass of water, it read 97 —2 hrs later! WOW!! So I celebrated by eating 2 pieces of peanut brittle, just the straight kind from the gro store——BUT I think that is my problem—-I CELEBRATED my low morning scores and ate too much sugar in the afternoon, sending it up to 180—so am still not sugar free! HA—PR

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-01-11 12:49:57 -0600 Report

I eat cottage cheese every morning…I know…boringgggg lol…but for me breakfast is never too exciting…but i know its important to get the furnace running…so its always a quick cottage cheese meal and sometimes fruit in it…cottage cheese is a good protein source so lights the days fire :D

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-11 15:11:14 -0600 Report

Thanks you, I have been eating a lot of it too, spice it up with fruit/ sometimes—but just thought I was lazy, HOPING that it was good—-THANKS!! PR

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-08 12:33:34 -0600 Report

Hello everyone, I eat usually oatmeal weekly, and a slice of multi oatmeal toast. Most of the time I add in raisins or craisins its the best!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 11:56:12 -0600 Report

I am still so exhausted from my health issues, I find it difficult to THINK of breakfast, but know that it is essential. And Birdie, I LOVE to hear what other countries consider a well balanced breakfast!! I too love all olives and try to keep them on hand, love them added to cottage cheese, low cal—-along with tomatoes, when I have them, or pickles of any kind—and of course, onions!

This morning I got up earlier, at 9:30am—-I KNOW late for some and hopefully that will change in time. But for now, I toasted a half whole wheat bun, dry, sometimes use oleo, I know that is not good, but then I also may use a tsp of sugar free jam or preserves, I love something with substance. I was boiling myself 2 or 3 eggs at a time, then refrigerate 2 and space them out, I HAVE TO HAVE ORANGE JUICE! I KNOW, not GOOD, but my system just seems to CRAVE IT!! So I try to cut in other areas—I crave oleo too, and do splurge a tsp here and there—— I try to avoid meats, use peanut butter on celery or a few crackers, and a cup of International coffee, which is probably loaded too—-sigh—-

I just finished my dry toast and coffee and juice, have a sweet potato baking for lunch, and a pot pie for my husband, he hates baked white potatoes and they run my BS up anyway, so am trying the sweet potato instead. It is now 11:45 so it will be ready soon, and I can relax until my 3pm snack of cheese/celery and peanut butter and/or a few crackers. I still drink a diet pop about once every other day—was drinking 2 or 3 day—-and I suppose that isn't good either!! But I just feel the need for a KICK in the mid afternoons! Sigh—- My fasting this morning was 110, about my norm, will check again before dinner just to see where I am—I ate several pieces of peanut brittle last night, then WENT TO BED!! LEt 'er ride—Now, that isn't a positive manner of handling BS is it??!! haha—-

So you can see that I do not really adhere to "the rules" I am still too tired to even THINK of WHAT, that is why I posted this situation—-get ideas from others, I just can't figure carb and calorie amounts just yet. Am getting closer—-but must now concentrate on getting all of our bills made out and maybe a few cards, and I am feeling like I need to get my oxygen on again today. So—-easy come, easy go——sigh—-

Thanks for your ideas and support!! Love and happy eating to ALL! Pat R

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-08 14:32:32 -0600 Report

Hi again Pat ,

My grandmom used to say " don't leave your habits" . She used eat butter at the breakfast ( she used to say "butter gives me energy) and 2 cigarettes ( Marlboro but no other brand :) everyday ; after the breakfast and after 5.00 o'clock tea.(no she was not a British:) And she died when she was 96. I'm thinking that she knew the secret.If you crave something and think it's good for you (even the rest of the world says "no") you should go for it.
Enjoy your breakfasts.
Birdy

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-08 17:28:27 -0600 Report

Hey Birdy,

I agree with your grandmother. My grandmother was 98 when she died, and she ate and did what she wanted no matter what anyone else thought. She said that she was going to live to be 100 then that was long enough. And, if her hip had not have broken, I think she would have made it. LOL…That is hillarous. I have a cigarette ocassionally, and it is a Marlboro! I know that I shouldn't, but, hey, we need something to look forward to, huh! Your good friend. Sue T.

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-08 19:12:49 -0600 Report

THAT IS VERY TRUE, MY UNCLE LIVES WITH ME AND HE EVERYDAY AT ABOUT 4PM DRINKS A BEER AND A SHOT OF RUM, DONE THAT FOR YEARS HE SAYS IT'S GOOD FOR HIS APETITE, HE IS A STRONG MAN THAT ASISTS A SOCIAL CLUB AND EVEN DOES THE BACKYARD!!…THE 28TH OF DECEMBER IS HIS BIRTHDAY NUMBER 95!!!

AddassaMari
AddassaMari 2010-01-11 18:42:38 -0600 Report

Your Grandmother recognized that tea was civilized and one did not have to be a Brit to appreciate it. Think of afternoon tea s the British equivalent of the continental siesta.

I miss afternoon tea we used to have in Jamaica and Sunday breakfasts, even thought I did prefer bread and butter with a cup of mint tea.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2010-01-11 20:23:28 -0600 Report

I came to appreciate afternoon tea when I spent a couple of weeks Down Under. I am salaried and I am seriously thinking of structuring my work day so I get a siesta AND a tea break in the late afternoon. I think that would make all those evening meetings be so much more productive and the reduction in stress would be positively reflected in my blood sugar..Now all I have to do is convince my boss…LOL

Susie624
Susie624 2009-12-08 10:43:57 -0600 Report

A slice of whole wheat toast with a little reduced sugar or sugar free fruit perserves a boiled egg and either a cup of coffee or tea.

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-12-08 10:43:10 -0600 Report

Hi Pat,
Five days a week I have hot oatmeal topped with slivered almonds and craisins. It is very filling. On the weekends I treat myself to eggs of some sort one day and short stack to blueberry pancakes or short stack of french toast (we go out to eat). Hope this finds you doing well Pat.
Betsie

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 15:01:07 -0600 Report

Maybe if I sprinkle craisins on top of my oatmeal, it wall slide down easier!! I used to love oats, but lately it is too much trouble to eat! Guess I need a swift kick too!! haha—PR

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-08 15:54:22 -0600 Report

DEAR PAT, TRY ADDING MILK TO SOFTEN YOUR OATS.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 17:46:29 -0600 Report

I do add some 2% milk, but I might be so self conscious about not using too much, and leaving them too dry! I will try and make a more obvious stab at that—-PR

MarthaB
MarthaB 2010-01-11 15:23:07 -0600 Report

I was told to use a dairy substitute to make the oatmeal creamier and spenda for sweeting. I like the idea of craisins!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-11 15:35:55 -0600 Report

Craisins!! Thank you, I had heard of that, then had forgotten it! Also a few raisins—I love them too! PR

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-08 10:27:49 -0600 Report

Hi Pat ,

A basic breakfast in Turkey is ; cheese , olives , tomato and cucumbers even green peppers.Sometimes additionally boiled eggs , jam and honey.And of course tea.Sweet things are not for us anymore so that we have the first four item definitely.3-4 times a week I boil an egg and share it with my hubby.(He is allowed for 2 eggs a week) . Sometimes we eat diabetic jam as well.
I know , very different than US , it's exactly a traditional Turkish breakfast.Cheese and olives are always on our tables at the breakfasts.
So , what do you eat , give me some idea please.
Hugs
Birdy

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 12:01:01 -0600 Report

Actually, your type of breakfast appeals to me MORE than the American's of fried bacon and eggs, with a side order of pancakes or biscuits! hah—-I guess we don't have to follow a traditional breakfast, do we? All of my life, sweet things, like hot cocoa, used to nauseate me, and instead, would find me running to meet our school bus with a meat loaf sandwich in my hand! (I hated to get up even then! hah) HA—PR

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-08 12:32:49 -0600 Report

hehe different countries , different traditions. For example Japanese eat fish at the breakfast hard to believe but truth…
But I forgot to say about Sundays breakfast.It's very important here to be together ,whole family at Sunday breakfast.It's like brunch in fact.We don't have anymore since this diabet story but it's a very detailed breakfast.A huge omlett , sausages , cream , honey , jam , molasses+tahini combo (my ex-favorite) many other things and imagine a breakfast lasting for 2-3 hours.Well I'm missing those breakfasts we had at the balcony.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2009-12-08 14:21:29 -0600 Report

I have a terrible time with breakfast also. I try to eat old fashioned oat meal with almonds and have a glass of skik milk. The milk seems to help me throught the day and for some reason seems to help my bs. I try to keep boiled eggs on hand ( I only eat the whites) and cheese. But I tend to get in trouble with cheese. Thanks for some more ideas.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 14:59:39 -0600 Report

Me too, get out the eggs again, I can tolerate one a day or so, then a chunk of cheese—-appeals, tuna in water, I get bogged down with the same-oh, same-oh! I have a fresh, luscious pear too, for my afternoon snack, I love fruit, IF it has any flavor!! Here in Ks. we usually have to wait for what is shipped in. We did have a peach tree, but it died, so need to plant something else! Thanks for your suggestions and support!! PR

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-08 14:41:12 -0600 Report

why don't you come to us this Sunday :) I'm willing a more breakfast than I have written :)

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