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Old 04-29-2015, 23:06   #81
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Well find something ELSE quick & easy. Whole grains are the worst thing we can eat - they will spike us every time. There are scads of suggestions around here for grab-and-go breakfasts, and others will prob'ly weigh in here soon, but many if not most of us are overly senstive to carbs in the mornings, so we arrange to not eat ANY carbs for breakfast, regardless what we might like to have with our coffee.
  • Fry up a pound or two of bacon & keep it in the fridge. Grab a handful of slices & nuke 'em
  • Make up a tray of deviled eggs & keep 'em in the fridge . . . two or three halves of deviled eggs makes a splendid breakfast
  • Warm up whatever low-carb leftovers you have from last night's dinner . . .
  • do ANYTHING but eat bread for breakfast!





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Why not make some bulletproof coffee…hot coffee, 1 T. coconut oil, pure cream if you like it in coffee and stevia or some other sweetener if needed. It'll fill you up and especially if you have a couple of cups. Oh, and whip it with a whip or other tool to make it smoothed.

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Thanks, a couple of good ideas.

The saturated fat in bacon makes me nervous, I trying to reduce it.
Is there any difference in the unrefrigerated boxed bacon and the refrigerated bacon ?

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Natural saturated fat is good for you. It's all the manmade hydrogenated frankenfats we need to avoid. I not only don't worry about bacon grease, I save it and cook with it all the time. I look at it as a freebie which saves me using even greater amounts of butter & ghee!




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Is there any difference in the unrefrigerated boxed bacon and the refrigerated bacon ?
I would think so - the unrefrigerated bacon would probably contain lots of chemicals so as to keep it from spoiling on the shelf. I'd rather eat the real thing.

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Bobbee,
I went back and read through this thread. It seems you are still searching for convenience. This is one of the things that a diabetic (who is wanting to gain good control) has to give up to some extent. Breakfast is no longer grab something and go (or any other meal unless its leftovers). In order have that something, one has to have made it from LC ingredients.

Many suggestions have been made for you in this thread. I would suggest that you do some reading on the meal threads in this forum and work out for yourself some easy-to-make foods that you can put in the freezer or refrigerator so you can grab then when you need them. Relying on pre-packaged foods is not the path to successful blood sugar control.

Another thing I noticed (correct me if I'm wrong) is that you don't seem to be looking up the carb count for fresh, non-packaged foods. If you want to see more consistent numbers, you're going to have to take some time to look up the carb count for the serving size you are eating of any fresh foods you cook. (Keeping a log of each food you look up will cut down on the number of times you need to do this.)

I hope you can make some adjustments to your lifestyle to include the work required to gain and maintain good BG levels.

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It has been around 6 months since I started the low carb diet, Since December I have lost 26 pounds. In December my a1c was 6.7, in April 6.0.

The one reading that I haven't been able to get down is first thing in the morning. It is usually between 100 - 117. I get a reading in the 90's about once every 2 or 3 weeks.

A few nights in the past 2 weeks I had a small cookie around 2 am. Every time the morning glucose was in the 90s.

As I usually wake up for a few minutes around 2am, should I have a small carb snack every night ? OR is there another option ?

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Or just ignore it, but take it and track it. It's the last to fall and not that that important to overall.




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A few nights in the past 2 weeks I had a small cookie around 2 am. Every time the morning glucose was in the 90s.

As I usually wake up for a few minutes around 2am, should I have a small carb snack every night ? OR is there another option ?
20 gms of protein (cheese ?) should do better.

I'm sure you have searched for Dawn Phenomenon on the forum. The BG cycle resonates with our food consumption. So if you start from a BG of "x" before a meal, generally speaking the BG comes back to that level at around 4 hours (if nothing more is consumed). Then it keeps dropping for another hour or two. That is why you find your low numbers at around 2 am. After that the brain perceives that we are running "low" and asks the liver to contribute from stored glycogen (glucose) making you see those higher numbers on waking up. A small snack at around 2 interrupts this process and is able to keep the liver from dumping.

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