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Old 11-16-2014, 15:29   #11
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Unfortunately breakfast has never been a healthy meal of the day, we grew up next to a German bakery and ate fresh pastries/donuts for years, if not that we ate "old fashioned" country breakfast of homemade biscuits and gravy. Having never liked eggs, you can see breakfast was either full of carbs and/or fats. I have been eating Kashi GoLean cereal with 1% milk. I see many of you do not eat any breads, for those who do, what healthy low-carb bread product makes a good toast to have with bacon? Thanks for suggestions and recipes.
Don't ever think you're the only one with a high-carb history. Biscuits & gravy is de rigueur here in the South and pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels/muffins/donuts/danish, etc., are just as popular across the country.

The part you're missing about the way we eat is that we replace carbs with natural saturated and unsaturated fats. These are not dangerous nutrients - fats lower your blood sugar and they lower your cholesterol. They also lower your weight. In words of one syllable, fats don't make you fat - carbs are what spikes your BG, makes you gain weight, and will raise your cholesterol (oops - more than one syllable ).

If you insist you must have bread or anything else made with grains, the best you can do for yourself is eat to your meter. If you find some product that your meter approves of, then by all means eat it, but don't expect it the last forever. Many of us were able to sneak by in the beginning, but soon realized that those products started to spike us later in our journey. And if you insist you must have milk, at least use whole milk - the reduced fat milk products all have higher carbs because the food industry replaces the good fats with bad carbs.

Please take the trouble to read the links we give you - we've done the research and used these methods on our own selves, and they work. Trying to hold onto bits & pieces of our old eating habits is an exercise in extreme futility and we can never control our high blood sugar that way. Just fair warning . . .



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I got used to a 3 oz piece of thick ham with 1 oz cheddar cheese melted on it (microwave for 1 minute). Lately I've added 2 small pork link sausages to breakfast. About 2 hours later I drink the fat bomb coffee mentioned above. My BH (also diabetic) loves her eggs at breakfast but not me. I like an omelette once a week for dinner. Yes, we likely are ALL members of the Reformed Carb Overeaters Club.... I was pretty much 100% carbs for breakfast until 6 months ago.

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Had to see the dr. about some gastrointestinal problems and we discussed many things, he does not agree with me going on a low carb high FAT way of life, instead he said to eat low carbs, high fiber. The good news is with one month of fighting intestinal gas, constipation, etc and having tried two new drugs, I lost 3 lbs. I know that was due to my extensive dedication and nothing else. I tried Victoza and had horrible side effects and I told dr I refuse to take the poison, I asked why not try increasing my metformin and he did. I'm getting better at understanding I can eat any nourishing food for breakfast & that it does NOT have to be a traditional breakfast meal. Learning more each day! 😊

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Had to see the dr. about some gastrointestinal problems and we discussed many things, he does not agree with me going on a low carb high FAT way of life, instead he said to eat low carbs, high fiber. The good news is with one month of fighting intestinal gas, constipation, etc and having tried two new drugs, I lost 3 lbs. I know that was due to my extensive dedication and nothing else. I tried Victoza and had horrible side effects and I told dr I refuse to take the poison, I asked why not try increasing my metformin and he did. I'm getting better at understanding I can eat any nourishing food for breakfast & that it does NOT have to be a traditional breakfast meal. Learning more each day! ��
Be sure you monitor your reactions to a larger dose of Met. Met + carbs = GI disaster in many of us. And most docs will not endorse LCHF w-o-e, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

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most docs will not endorse LCHF w-o-e, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.
Boy howdy - we need a billboard with this painted in foot-high letters!



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Be sure you monitor your reactions to a larger dose of Met. Met + carbs = GI disaster in many of us. And most docs will not endorse LCHF w-o-e, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.
Still learning...what do you mean when you say "met + carbs = GI disaster"?
WOE?

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If you eat too many carbs while on metformin....your bowels will unleash like never before.

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If you eat too many carbs while on metformin....your bowels will unleash like never before.

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You'll find out sooner or later!

It's pretty amazing in a very unpleasant sort of way ;o)

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Happened to me on the way to archery last night....

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And WOE is "way of eating"

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