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Updated: 2017-12-11T06:18:56.781+11:00

 



Fruit is unlikely to help. What numbers are you se...

2013-01-24T17:37:12.692+11:00

Fruit is unlikely to help. What numbers are you seeing at bedtime and when you rise?

Read this: http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-ate-nothing-why-are-my-bgs-high.html

What did you eat or drink as well as the egg and bacon?

Cheers, Alan



I am not doing well with breakfast. One egg and o...

2013-01-22T22:29:33.521+11:00

I am not doing well with breakfast. One egg and one slice of bacon will spike me. oatmeal is worse. I am trying fruits but yesterday the pineapple spiked me. I will try the hints. thanks.



G'day again John, nice to see you again. Sor...

2012-04-25T16:20:03.490+10:00

G'day again John, nice to see you again.

Sorry about the late reply; I'm near the end of a trip to China and this got lost in the myriad other things going on.

I hope things have improved since you wrote.

Cheers, Alan



Hi Alan, doubt you'll see this, but if you do...

2012-03-21T06:30:04.381+11:00

Hi Alan,

doubt you'll see this, but if you do, I'd like to thank you for what you've done for me in the past.

I'm having severe personal problems right now, but thanks to you and the other members of the diabetes NG, my numbers are still under control after 5 years. (5.9 A1C without meds!)

John C.



Just a couple more breakfast hints:many hotels now...

2007-04-03T00:55:00.000+10:00

Just a couple more breakfast hints:

many hotels now come with a small microwave oven. I found a small plastic 2-egg microwave tool that produces two "poached" eggs from my home m-wave in about 50 seconds. It folds flat for easy storage. At home, I lubricate it with cooking spray, but a tiny bit of butter (saved from the bread basket at dinner the night before?) would work just as well. Just break one egg into each section, muddle the yolk a bit with a fork (or muddle it a lot if you want semi-scrambled), and pop in the m-wave. Avoids a lot of fat, and clean up is very easy.

At home, I do almost all meats on my "George Foreman" grill. The non-stick surface means I don't need to add any fat, and the sloped surface drains away fat as the meat cooks. When I'm finished, the drip tray always contains 5-10 grams of pure fat which isn't going into me!

If you can tolerate a few carbs, and have a toaster oven available, whole wheat English muffins split with a little low-fat cheddar and a piece of ham (or salami/prosciutto or what have you) sandwiched around a m-wave poached egg described above makes a very creditable version of the Egg McMuffin with about half the fat.



Hi Bulldog Thanks for the idea. I'll be setting u...

2006-10-30T10:38:00.000+11:00

Hi Bulldog

Thanks for the idea. I'll be setting up a "recipes" section in a later post.

Cheers, Alan



Here is another egg recipe. I use egg beaters, a t...

2006-10-30T09:15:00.000+11:00

Here is another egg recipe.
I use egg beaters, a table spoon of salsa. fat free grated cheese, and morning star breakfast links.
Sprinkle a bit of parmasean, cook in a frying pan coated with olive oil and finish off the top by broiling the whole thing for a couple of minutes (until slightly brown).



Hi Tina Good question. And an idea to add to my ...

2006-10-28T17:27:00.000+10:00

Hi Tina

Good question. And an idea to add to my travel blog - thanks.

Several choices. Where a local breakfast is available that will let me select from ham, eggs, bacon, sausage etc - I try to eat locally. In many hotels in Europe breakfast was included and usually had at least cold cuts and hard-boiled eggs; not always the best, but at least it got me going and sometimes it was much better than that. The Charles Hotel in Budapest breakfast was memorable - best anywhere. I wish I could say the same about the room. Sometimes I'd do a little negotiating with the Hotel Staff on arrival - you never know what's possible unless you ask. More than once the other diners looked a little miffed as they queued at the breakfast buffet while I was served my omelette or sausage and egg.

In the UK my wife and I shared a "Full English"; she had the cereal, juice, toast and fruit and I had the bacon, sausage, eggs, and odd things like black or white puddings - I even tried haggis in Scotland. Never, ever, again.

In the USA I searched out "diners" for ham or bacon and eggs, with a little reconnoitring the night before on arrival. Or, occasionally splashed out and used room service for an omelette or similar. Sometimes the diner was far enough away to also cause the morning's exercise.

And finally, on our 'round-the-world trips I travelled with a couple of plastic plates and plastic cutlery, a small electric skillet and a "cooler" pack with a couple of ice-bricks. If the hotel suited (no smoke alarm problems etc) we would buy some cereal (for my wife), eggs, onion, capsicum (peppers), cheese and milk and discreetly cook in the room in the morning. Quite often we also used the cooler pack to store salads we pre-made for roadside picnics. The hotel restaurants quite happily stored our "freezer bricks" in their freezer overnight. The cooler pack always had diet soda and a bottle of wine in it as well.

Sounds like work? When you're travelling for months at a time, your own cooking can taste wonderful sometimes and it really wasn't much of a hassle.

On restaurant meals, see my entry on "Travelling on a Diet" here : http://loraltravel.blogspot.com/2006/10/food-glorious-food.html

Cheers, Alan



Alan, what do you do for breakfast when you're tra...

2006-10-28T11:07:00.000+10:00

Alan, what do you do for breakfast when you're traveling?

Tina