Breakfast choices?

Davesooty

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This morning I took my meter reading which was 7.6
By way of a test I had my usual weetabix
2 hrs later reading was 10.3 feel my usual shakiness looks like weetabix are out
Is there a quick fix for this feeling
I’m thinking of an omelette now
 

Ljc

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@Davesooty .Sipping water can help flush the glucose out .
Sadly though often considered healthy, breakfast cereals are often high in carbohydrates , which our bodies can no longer deal with very well, whereas a traditional fry up minus potato products , baked beans and bread are fine for us . Some folks are fine with porridge others have to avoid it
 

everydayupsanddowns

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This morning I took my meter reading which was 7.6
By way of a test I had my usual weetabix
2 hrs later reading was 10.3 feel my usual shakiness looks like weetabix are out
Is there a quick fix for this feeling
I’m thinking of an omelette now
7.6 to 10.3 isn’t a disaster... though it would be interesting to know what the result was an hour after eating, as that may have been a little higher.

Less than 8.5 after 2hours would have been easier to hit if you’d started in the 6s too.

Generally folks here seem to aim for a ‘meal rise’ of 2-3, and you weren’t much higher than a 3mmol rise.

How about full fat yoghurt, berries and a sprinkle of granola?
 

rebrascora

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Eat Natural do a Low Carb Granola which is just 34g carbs/100g Weetabix is double that at 69gcarbs/100g

I sometimes have a 40g serving of the Low Carb Granola with half a dozen rasps or blueberries, two good dessert spoon dollops of Creamy Greek natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of mixed seeds, which works out about 20g carbs.

....but yes, an omelette is a good choice. I like my breakfast eggs as an omelette because you don't need bread to eat them whereas dippy eggs need soldiers and fried eggs need fried bread to soak up the yolk and scrambled egg without toast just seems unsubstantial. I have mushrooms, onions, aubergine, peppers and cheese in mine and I eat it with a large side salad and cheese coleslaw and that usually keeps me going all day without having to think about lunch.

You may still see your BG rise after breakfast even if you eat nothing but this will likely be down to Dawn Phenomenon.
 

Davesooty

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Does anyone think metformin could be the problem I have read that there are 2 types one being a slow release formula I am currently on 4 per day
I am struggling with really low energy struggling to get through day. I am reducing carbs
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Does anyone think metformin could be the problem I have read that there are 2 types one being a slow release formula I am currently on 4 per day
I am struggling with really low energy struggling to get through day. I am reducing carbs
I‘ve moved your posts into a thread of their own @Davesooty, so that they can get more tailored replies.

The slow release formula often helps people who are struggling with gastric side effects of the regular version.

Are you checking your BG when you feel tired? Lethargy and weariness are often associated with elevated blood glucose levels.
 

Drummer

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If you have been running on carbs for some time switching to burning fat can be a bit hit and miss.
My personal menu has only low carb foods included, along with the meat fish eggs etc, and I feel a lot better than I did when trying to follow a 'healthy' diet sheet regime from my GP. I used the paper to light a barbecue the day after diagnosis and have never looked back.
If you feel a bit wobbly then a warm drink can help restore normality, and a little something to eat. I get Livlife bread which is only 4 gm of carb per slice, and a sandwich made with that might do the trick - a heap of salad stuff and a slice of meat or good amount of cheese should be eaten slowly sitting down - it is an amazing restorative if you need one. I make a large mug of good coffee add a tiny pinch of salt, a larger one of ground cinnamon and some cream. I don't need Metformin.
 

Ditto

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I just have eggs, don't have to think about it then, just reach for the pot chicken...

Weetabix were one of my piggy foods, 6 Weetabix with pint of milk and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Bliss. :D
 

Davesooty

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I‘ve moved your posts into a thread of their own @Davesooty, so that they can get more tailored replies.

The slow release formula often helps people who are struggling with gastric side effects of the regular version.

Are you checking your BG when you feel tired? Lethargy and weariness are often associated with elevated blood glucose levels.
Thanks mike, I am now keeping a diary and testing before and 2 hours after meals so I can check on what I’m eating.
I am going for blood test tomorrow
 

Davesooty

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I make ground almond biscuits (low carb recipe). When cooled, I pop them in the freezer and will have one for breakfast (they don’t take long to defrost), with a cup of coffee with cream. I’ll sometimes have bacon and scrambled egg for breakfast, if I’m particularly hungry or fancy it and have time.
The biscuits sound nice where do I find the recipe ?
 

Pine Marten

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The biscuits sound nice where do I find the recipe ?
Hi @Lucylemonpip, I'd be interested in the recipe too. I've tried googling but can only find US-type 'biscuits' which are scone-like or savoury, not what we in the UK know as biscuits. I tried the search function here on the forum too, but didn't find anything.... :confused:
 

HenryBennett

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Hi @Lucylemonpip, I'd be interested in the recipe too. I've tried googling but can only find US-type 'biscuits' which are scone-like or savoury, not what we in the UK know as biscuits. I tried the search function here on the forum too, but didn't find anything.... :confused:
Ditto please.
 

HenryBennett

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Many thanks
 

Pine Marten

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Thanks! I love shortbread so it will be nice to have something similar :)
 

mikeyB

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Don't use Almond flour unless you have complete disregard for the environment. Almond trees are water hungry, and as most are produced in California, where the water table has reduced markedly, California will run out of water in the next couple of decades. To say nothing of the air miles flying them over here.

Enjoy your biscuits while you can. Or if you can.
 

rebrascora

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Don't use Almond flour unless you have complete disregard for the environment. Almond trees are water hungry, and as most are produced in California, where the water table has reduced markedly, California will run out of water in the next couple of decades. To say nothing of the air miles flying them over here.

Enjoy your biscuits while you can. Or if you can.
Not to mention the poor honey bees which get carted around the USA in their hundreds of millions, from one pesticide coated mono crop to the next, every couple of weeks, doing essential pollination work. No wonder they are having problems with colony deaths, diseases and parasites. Bees need a variety of nutrients just like we do and they naturally forage many different plants but in these monocrop desserts all they have is almond blossom for 2 weeks followed by cherry and blueberry blossom and apple blossom etc. Then in the autumn, they park them in huge bee yards where there is no natural forage and take away their nutritious honey and give them cheap sugar syrup and soya protein patties to feed on through the winter. There are people who live near to these bee yards who keep chickens and the bees are so starved of natural protein in the form of pollen that they raid the chicken feeders on mass for protein. I have chickens and 8 colonies of bees in my garden and have never seen a bee on a chicken feeder, because they have plenty of natural pollen to forage on to feed their young and each winter my bees survive without loss when commercial beekeepers are reporting up to 50% colony death due to mites and diseases despite treating them with antibiotics and pesticides.
The whole system is unsustainable and will crash sooner or later
 

HenryBennett

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Well, that’s another potential pleasure dead in the water.
 

Pine Marten

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Not to mention the poor honey bees which get carted around the USA in their hundreds of millions, from one pesticide coated mono crop to the next, every couple of weeks, doing essential pollination work. No wonder they are having problems with colony deaths, diseases and parasites. Bees need a variety of nutrients just like we do and they naturally forage many different plants but in these monocrop desserts all they have is almond blossom for 2 weeks followed by cherry and blueberry blossom and apple blossom etc. Then in the autumn, they park them in huge bee yards where there is no natural forage and take away their nutritious honey and give them cheap sugar syrup and soya protein patties to feed on through the winter. There are people who live near to these bee yards who keep chickens and the bees are so starved of natural protein in the form of pollen that they raid the chicken feeders on mass for protein. I have chickens and 8 colonies of bees in my garden and have never seen a bee on a chicken feeder, because they have plenty of natural pollen to forage on to feed their young and each winter my bees survive without loss when commercial beekeepers are reporting up to 50% colony death due to mites and diseases despite treating them with antibiotics and pesticides.
The whole system is unsustainable and will crash sooner or later
Oh dear
 

Lucylemonpip

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I have deleted my almond biscuit recipe. Did not realise about the bees.
 
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HenryBennett

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Seems there’s very little we can do these days.
 
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