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Old 09-07-2019, 18:38   #11
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I entered the recipe and got this nutrition result (guessed at almond milk 1/4 cup). 25 carbs.

Before diabetes I ate oatmeal a lot and missed hot cereal in the morning. This alternative is what I'm hooked on now and eat 2-3 mornings/week. Serving size is 1/3 c of cereal w/ 1/2 cup liquid. I use half/half heavy cream/water (vs just water) and warm berries to put in. It's quick, delicious, satisfying. Carb count with berries is ~20, on par with yours but more food, and that tends to be my highest carb input for the day.

Addendum: I always use gross carbs, but your net carbs would be 10 if my input was correct.

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Old 09-07-2019, 19:49   #12
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Maybe... Will do some testing. I seldom eat more than a few slices of the sweet potato. Less than 4 oz. So I think that would be less than 20g.

Might look over the breakfast. Used to I mostly skipped breakfast unless I was at a hotel. I think whoever wrote the oatmeal recipe liked symmetry.

Diabetic Overnight Oats Recipe
1 C mason jar
1tsp stevia
1 dash cinnamon
1T unsweetened coconut
2T steel cut oats
2T flax seeds
2T chia seeds
3 walnut halves broken
3 pecan halves broken
3 small dried fruit (cherries, blueberries, strawberries)
Fill to cover with unsweetened vanilla almond milk
its very easy to find out how this (or any ) meal is good or bad for you. You can do this when you want to see how the food affects you Once you know how foods affect you , you dont have to do it that often

Take a BG reading before you eat the meal. Take a reading one hour after eating and again at 2 hours after (and maybe 3 hours after ) to see how this affects you

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Yesterday I did really good. My highest reading was 160 post-meal. Ok, so now it is 9:30 am. All I have had is water and Levothroid. My BG was 203 this morning at 6:30 am. Tested again. So it has come down to 190. I don't know what, or even if to eat this morning.

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Here's what's probably happening.

Your liver has dumped some glucose into your blood stream as part of the normal waking up process in the early morning. Since your pancreas doesn't immediately secrete insulin, your blood sugar continues to rise. Eventually it does provide some insulin and your BG begins to lower.

This is called Dawn Phenomenon. If you weren't diabetic, it wouldn't be a problem. Some diabetics find that if they eat something first thing in the morning, this signals to the liver to stop producing glucose. Some find different types of food for a late snack help (protein, fat, etc.). Others, who are on strict LCHF or keto find that this way of eating eventually depletes the liver's stores of glycogen (which is what it uses to produce glucose and is kept supplied from carbohydrates in the diet.)

You can find a bunch of discussions about this by searching the forum for dawn Phenomenon.

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Re: hot breakfast cereal when traveling.

I have made my own travel hot cereal.
Almond flour- Flaxseed meal (about 2:1 ratio)
Additions: unsweetened coconut, nuts, seeds

Put in bowl and add boiling water
--the amount depends on how much flaxseed meal is in it because this is what thickens the mix - start slow and stir until it is mixed and begins to thicken. Then let sit a couple minutes.
Add almond milk if you like or just more water if needed.
Sweeten to taste
You can raise the fat ratio in it by melting some butter in it.

When I'm traveling I bag up individual servings and pack them.

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Thanks, Veejay for the links. So how long is this sugar stored? I had done really good on carbs yesterday and my BG was between 140-150. So was it from days prior?

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I have tested this meal. It hasn't caused me any trouble. But I always say reexamine everything when things don't make sense. It's like a mystery. I have to solve it.

So..... I can't trust the labels? If not I don't know what to do. I work 80 hr weeks and I need SIMPLE. Last night I "cooked" by putting a chicken breast in the oven with zucchini dusted with parm. Usually, dinner is an omelet.

I do not drink real milk or cream. Only dairy I eat is hard cheeses or real butter.

Here is the label info for my brand, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL)
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.5g
4%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.5g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
<1g
4%
Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
Vitamin A

10%
Vitamin C

0%
Calcium

45%
Iron

4%
Vitamin D

25%
Vitamin E

50%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

2%
Phosphorus

2%
Magnesium

4%
Zinc

0%
Copper

2%
Manganese

4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories:
2,000
2,500
Total Fat
Less than
65g
80g
Saturated Fat
Less than
20g
25g
Cholesterol
Less than
300mg
300mg
Sodium
Less than
2,400mg
2,400mg
Potassium
3,500mg
3,500mg
Total Carbohydrate
300g
375g
Dietary Fiber
25g
30g

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Well, that posted ugly! LOL Can I post a picture somehow?

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From the label:

After we introduced Almond Breeze, we received many requests to bring out a version with no added sugar. So we did just that. Almond Breezeģ Unsweetened Vanilla is a lactose free and soy free milk substitute that contains just 30 calories per cup. Itís also low on the glycemic index, making it an ideal choice for people who want to avoid sugar.

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I finally ate 3 slices of lean ham that are 1 oz each, 1/4 of fist-sized jicama, and 3 oz of cheese. 1 hr later BG is 212. Aaaaargh! Only drinks have been black tea without anything added and about a gallon of water. Do you think I can still be dumping sugar?

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