Is this a healthy breakfast?

JulieC
By JulieC Latest Reply 2010-01-15 21:29:47 -0600
Started 2010-01-11 06:08:38 -0600

I have been tring and tring to eat healthy…I look for recipies…with out much luck…so I came up with this, this morning. Its YUMMY! But…is it healthy? I took about 6 strawberries, half cup blueberries and half cup black berries,1 cup vannila low fat yogert, and half cup milk. threw them all in the blender. It came out real thick and got 2 big glasses out of it. I drank one for breakfast. I know they all have carbs…but does it matter when it comes to fruit like that..good carbs bad carbs…its all so confusing. It sure tasts good…but usally when it tastes good…its not good for you. Anyone have some good, fast easy recipes? or know if I should be eating some thing like I just made?


18 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-15 18:16:15 -0600 Report

JulieC

If you want to know if you should be eating something, all you got to do is test your blood sugar before you eat and test it again 1 hour later. The recommended 1-hour peak is less than 180 and the 2-hour test should be less than 140 I believe. I try and keep my 1-hour peaks below 120 and 2-hour test below 100. You got to decide what’s good for you.

Best of luck
Kevin

Glenn h Williams Jr
Glenn h Williams Jr 2010-01-15 18:52:29 -0600 Report

i am new to this diabetic thing, until a couple of years ago i could eat anything under the sun, but now i really don't know what is good for me and what is not, i really need some training on this thing, because i just don't know what to do, what is the best medicine to take, etc, help

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-15 18:56:23 -0600 Report

Glenn

This is what I did. Good luck

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw. I also started to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb protien shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 100. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 2000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6.

Kevin

JulieC
JulieC 2010-01-15 21:21:42 -0600 Report

I sure wish I could do that…but I work 10-11 hour days and log about 300 miles a day of heavy traffic.. driving a bus allways picking up and dropping off passengers…Im lucky to take a pee break and eat a little something in beteen passengers. What a life I have…complicated enough…and then try to figure all this out too… :-( I need a personal cook…and nutritionist…and doctor…all live in..I work.. they do all the rest for me. :-)

JulieC
JulieC 2010-01-15 21:25:41 -0600 Report

PS.. I have tried checking BSs while driving or sitting at a traffic light…light allways turns green…and driving..well..that dosent work so well.

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-15 21:29:47 -0600 Report

JulieC
It doesn’t take too much to test. Maybe a minute. The only way you know how, what you eat affects your blood sugar is to test. I believe in testing so much that you need to find some way to find a way to test. I was only able to go from A1C 14.1 to 5.6 in 7 months was to test, test and test. There is no other way to know how what you eat is affecting your blood sugar.

Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-01-11 11:55:24 -0600 Report

I guess everything is okay if you eat it ever once in a while. Maybe when you make this again don't add milk. Just the yogurt and half the fruit or low fat milk and no yogurt may work. But it sounds great. I wish I could eat any fruit.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-01-11 11:44:25 -0600 Report

Its healthy…but…not to you as a diabetic…

Berries especially are very high in carbs, and only moderately good on the glycemic index…

2 cups of berries would put you up around 35g of carbs I would think and only about 3g of protein…

Yogurt-low fat is lower in fat but not sugar and vanilla is like another 34g of carbs and only 7g or so of protein

Milk depending on what kind is another 11-15g carbs for 7-9g protein…

So if you drank half…it was probably about 42g of carbs but not glycemically friendly cause half only has about 9g of protein…

Hope this helps…Fruits are healthy but are to be limited…better to take a more protein friendly yogurt (with less carbs) and toss a bit of fresh fruit in it and eat it :)

My nutritionalist always tells me…EAT your fruits dont drink them!…

Anyway..hope that helps…happy eating :)

You would want more protein for a meal and less carbs…

JulieC
JulieC 2010-01-11 11:48:17 -0600 Report

Wow..you know your stuff!! I wish I could afford a person to tell me all that and work with me. I got to go with trial and error lol. Thanks :-)

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-01-11 11:50:15 -0600 Report

Its ok Julie! I've been diabetic a very longggg time :(

Oddly I've just now realized the importance of protein to balance the carbs and help slow their absorption…

So its totally a learning process forever…(cry cry lol)…

You are correct in your thinking though…if its sweet, and really really tasty…you cant have it…hahahaha!

mamaoak
mamaoak 2010-01-11 09:02:06 -0600 Report

yes it is healthy but you have to count all the carbs up make sur you dont go over 30 carbs.

BIRDY
BIRDY 2010-01-11 06:44:43 -0600 Report

Julie , there is a previous discussion here under "BREAKFAST" headline.You can find many many ideas there cause almost all of us had written what we eat at the breakfast.I hope helps you…
Birdy

Harlen
Harlen 2010-01-11 06:34:54 -0600 Report

Yummmy
I would like some too
For me to convert to carbs I need to know how menny oz's of berries all to gether. And yes it matters typ of carbs.
Low fat dosent meen low carb,I dont know what typ of meds your on but for me it looks like a good thing let me know how long it steys with you please YUMMMMM
have a graet week
Harken

JulieC
JulieC 2010-01-11 11:45:56 -0600 Report

harlen…I figured it out…300 caleries…60 carbs…seems kinda high…but they say fruit and veg carbs are good. I did stick with me pretty good…I ate it at 7 and ate a snack about 10 and now im home for lunch and not too hungry! And…my blood sugar didnt go up at all! If I eat oatmeal or some thing like that my sugar sky rockets…so I guess its good for you and VERY..YUMMY :-)

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