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jerdonah
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What do you eat for breakfast?

Hello, I am starting learn what I can eat now and was wondering what works for you guys and how do you know it works? I am assuming testing 2 hours after eating should tell me if the meal is OK.

Jerry
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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?


jerdonah wrote:

Hello, I am starting learn what I can eat now and was wondering what works for you guys and how do you know it works? I am assuming testing 2 hours after eating should tell me if the meal is OK.


Hi Jerry, welcome.

 

Actually testing before and at your "peak" after will tell you if the meal is ok.

 

Read the links below to find out more:  Testing 101 and All About Carbs. :smileyhappy:

 

Lizzy

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Here's some useful links, click on the titles


Testing 101
 
 All About Carbs

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LizzyLou Videos



Lizzy's Blog
for lots more  


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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?


jerdonah wrote:

Hello, I am starting learn what I can eat now and was wondering what works for you guys and how do you know it works? I am assuming testing 2 hours after eating should tell me if the meal is OK.


Jerdonah, Welcome to our group. :smileyhappy: 

 

Lizzy Lou has an excellent blog on Testing 101, so be sure to look for that.  In the meantime, I'll let you know that 2 hours may be your peak reading, or it may not be.  Only a series of tests after meals will tell you where your average peak reading will be.  Try testing first at the 45-60 minute point after you last bite -- it helps to test at that point because people eat at different speeds -- then test again at the 1 1/2 hour point, and again at 2 hours.  If you're like most of us, your peak will likely fall at one of the points usually.   I say "usually" because some meals will almost always cause your peak to be sooner than your average (fruit, things containing sugar or easily absorbed carbohydrates) or later (meals high in fat and protein -- also called the "pizza effect").  But if you can find your average peak reading, rather than burn through a lot of strips, you can start testing at this average peak time.


Talvie


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jerdonah wrote:

Hello, I am starting learn what I can eat now and was wondering what works for you guys and how do you know it works? I am assuming testing 2 hours after eating should tell me if the meal is OK.


G'day 

 

Try some of the ideas here for your first meal of the day: Breakfasts

 

Find your peak time, rather than two hours, then apply this: Test, Review, Adjust

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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?

Welcome Jerry

 

You have come to the right spot to have your questions answered. Please read the links that Lizzy and Alan have asked you to. They are very informative.

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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?

I use Pepperridge Farms 7 grain lite style bread. 3 slices are 26 carbs. Smear a bit of butter on them, a slice of Am cheese, pop in oven till bubbly and gooey. Total29 carbs. But I'm not eating till 9 ish. That may be too many carbs for many, so try it at a different time. Plus, Now that it's cold everywhere but here, the oven heat feels pretty good.
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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?

I usually have some berries berries with about a hlf cup of Greek yogurt--total about 10-15 grams of carbs...

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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?


jerdonah wrote:

Hello, I am starting learn what I can eat now and was wondering what works for you guys and how do you know it works? I am assuming testing 2 hours after eating should tell me if the meal is OK.


Jerdonah, Right now my breakfast pattern is a small amount of Fiber1 cereal with a yogurt with fruit pieces in it. It is between 10 and 15 grams of carbohydrate (depending on my fasting number)

 

I found out that this works by testing. My morning fasting numbers are usually quite high and they stop rising if I eat right away and make sure I have some carbs.

 

Other breakfasts are cottage cheese with a little fruit or a piece of toast with melted full fat cheese.

 

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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?

For me it's usually OatFit instant oats with under 20 carbs per packet topped with a pat of real butter.  If still "needy" I may have a second course of a fried egg and 2 breakfast sausage links. 

 

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Re: What do you eat for breakfast?

For breakfast this morning...

 

2 Eggs (over-easy)

1 Sausage Patty

1 Slice Healthy Life Whole Wheat Bread (8gr Carbs, 2.5g Fiber)

             with Smart Balance spread

2 cups of Coffee

 

Fasting Blood Sugar this morning =   97

1 Hour Post Prandial                       = 117  :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 

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