no breakfst for me

By montiesjm04 Latest Reply 2016-05-20 08:27:35 -0500
Started 2011-02-04 04:42:05 -0600

i dont find the time for breakfast and i know i should a cup of coffee and on my way my dr tells me too i just have never been a break fast eater, im desperate and coulg use advice i am a new diebetic and need help

10 replies

Hangin in
Hangin in 2016-05-20 08:27:35 -0500 Report

I struggle with making the time for breakfast as well. I finally started making omelettes in muffin pans (there is a recipe on this site) works out great! Make ahead, nuke and run! Low carb & healthy!

CaliKo 2011-02-07 12:27:09 -0600 Report

Yes, you should try to eat some breakfast, it doesn't have to be a lot of food. A deviled egg, or string cheese, or some type of meat, or a slice of whole grain toast. In short, anything from your meal plan that works with what your morning glucose levels are. Your blood glucose typically rises if you don't eat breakfast, making it more difficult to control throughout the day. It's best to eat every 3-4 hours, small amounts to keep glucose levels steady. Good luck!

roshy 2011-02-07 12:13:26 -0600 Report

Have you tried preparing a light breakfast the night before, mixed fresh fruit and yogurt or something. I find it hard to have a breakfast in thr morning too but trying something different each morning helps. Scambled eggs and toast, grilled tomatoes, museli.
Or even try and fit in something that you enjoy eating. My dad has this thing for ham sandwiches in the morning, it sounds like a lunch i know but it siuts him fine because he knows exactly how many cabs it consists of and how much insulin he needs etc. Once you get into a good routine i think youl find it easier to keep it up!! Theres soooooo many benefits for having a breakfast in the morning!!! and ill say youl find them out soon enough for yourself soon enough!!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-04 22:30:14 -0600 Report

Have you tried Kind bars. They have several that have 12 to 14 grams of carbs and around 7 grams of carbs. I use them as a meal substitue that I can grab and go with, or haul around for days before I eat it. Also a handful of nuts and/or some string cheese to eat on the way to where ever I am heading works if I can't face breakfst. Then a snack before lunch.

RAYT721 2011-02-04 18:55:00 -0600 Report

I can sure relate! That was my biggest challenge as I took baby steps to control. But, realizing the importance of breakfast, I found some things that fit into my life. First is an understanding that breaking is simply short for "breaking the fast" which means to eat something, anything, other than a doughnut and cup of coffee. What I found? I will have an 8 oz yogurt and/or one of the Atkins low carb bars. If I have more time I will have some oatmeal or healthy option cereal or even low fat cheese and lean lunch meat. When you hear the age old advice that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," believe it. I have a 30 pound weight loss and some pretty decent bg readings to prove it. My advice… baby steps! Don't attempt to go from no breakfast to a farmer's breakfast overnight. Whatever you eat, read the labels. Make sure to get a decent number of calories, carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, etc. because they are all important to your mind, body and soul.

Harlen 2011-02-04 08:41:15 -0600 Report

You try a breakfest bar this will give you the carbs you need and high in fiber it will help you get started in the morning and you can eat it on the way to work
Best wishes

kdroberts 2011-02-04 08:33:26 -0600 Report

If you don't eat breakfast you will have a very hard time controlling blood sugars. Basically skip most traditional breakfast foods like cereal and try low carb items. It's hard but don't think breakfast, just think food. Last nights dinner is perfectly good for breakfast, it's not uncommon for me to eat meatballs, fish, chicken breast or whatever for breakfast.

MewElla 2011-02-04 08:10:36 -0600 Report

For all of us and especially diabetics, eating a good breakfast is the fuel for our day. If we don't take care of our body, the diabetes will win..Take care and have a great day…Stay warm.

melissa5786 2011-02-04 08:03:05 -0600 Report

I was just like you for so many years. Before I became diabetic I'd skip breakfast and wouldn't eat anything until lunchtime. I've learned that eating breakfast really is important. I'm not as hungry come lunch and I eat less… It also keeps my BG's under control a lot better.

It was really hard getting into a routine of eating in general after not eating anything for 5 months. But, since the hospital served me breakfast at 7AM every morning I started getting into a routine. I wake up at 8, take my meds and make my breakfast. I do it every morning and I feel great every day.

Even something small makes all the world of difference. Try eating something small for the first few days. There's a lot of great breakfast choices out there. and have some amazing, easy to make breakfasts! And we're all here to help you, too :D Good luck!

MAYS 2011-02-04 05:53:21 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family!

As a diabetic, skipping meals, especially breakfast is not a good idea.
How you start your day and maintain it nutritionally is a key component to managing your diabetes.

You are only as good physically as you treat your body, manage your diabetes, and follow the sometimes complex (at first) but necessary medical needs of diabetics.

These links may be of some help to you:

Do not discount the importance of meals in managing your diabetes.
Browse the site, make some friends and enjoy your life!
Once again, "Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!"