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4sons
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   Posted 6/14/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok. Just for fun (and certainly not because it tasted good!) I tried a "Balance Carb Well Nutritional Bar." Well, not "carb well" enough for me! With 23 grams of carbs, 2 of fiber and 19 of sugar alcohol I ended up, two hours after breakfast ... 139.

Nope.

Back to the breakfast board.

I WANT SOMETHING EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


gelchick
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   Posted 6/14/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ruth-
 
I'm sure that sugar alcohols are evil. They make me spike higher and longer than real sugar.
 
Have you tried the Atkins bars? They make a cinnamon bun flavored one with a good share of protein and fiber.  It's not -too-bad if you really want to eat a bar. They make others that are not labeled as breakfast bars.  The entire line of products is low carb and good protein. I really like the shakes.  When I travel, I take along a box of the bars and a pack of shakes for emergencies.
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


4sons
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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, it's got to be those evil sugar alcohols ... plus, the er, side effects are still here.

I was looking for an Atkins bar at the grocery store, didn't see any, and stumbled across the "Balance" one. I'll have to check WalMart for them. Where do you find yours? There are time I just need to EAT but don't have anything with me. I was hoping I could find a bar to do in a pinch.

I would even buy some shakes to leave in the car ...
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/15/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Balance bars and Zone bars can usually be found at Sam's club in the US. Look for a nutrition bar that has a 30-40-30 carb/protein/fat % ratio. They usually list it right on the label in plain sight. I keep them in my purse for emergencies when a meal is running late or I'm away from home. They can run about 1$ each but I often find them close-dated at Big Lots for as little as 25ยข each. I don't worry about the date much but some peeps are more picky than I am.

As far as perfect-for-me-breakfast goes:

Splash of olive oil in a pan at medium heat. 2 eggs followed by about 1 oz of cheese. Add 1 Tbs. of water, cover and turn off the heat. Cook until eggs are done and cheese is melted. Slip off to a plate. Enjoy with 1/2 orange or a tall glass of Sugar free imitation orange juice with added calcium. (can't remember the darned name of the stuff...)

I have this about 5 times a week and my cholesterol has been fine. The fat from the eggs, olive oil and cheese holds me for at least 3 hours and I usually forget about lunch until about 4 pm when my sugar finally bottoms out. I have to set alarms to remind me to eat on this no starch food plan... Just not hungry anymore... Very strange to not be grazing all day like I used to.
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4sons
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   Posted 6/15/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like a GREAT breakfast, Jeannie, and I do eat breakfasts that are very similar when I'm not teaching. I'm looking for quick and easy stuff that I can shove in my mouth as I walk out the door.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


gelchick
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   Posted 6/15/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   

I find my Atkins products at WalMart in the diet section. You have to read the labels- some atkins products have more carbs than others.  I have tried both Zone and Balance bars and they have too many carbs for me anthough some of them taste okay.

There is also a diabetes product called Extend that you can get a the pharmacy- they are supposed to sustain you without spikes because they contain cornstarch- they taste awful and  anything that comes from corn seems to do me in.

I also drink the Boost glucose control chocolate shake- I blend it up with some Walden FArms chocolate syrup, a portion of protein powder and ice for a thick frothy shake in the car when I'm really running late. 

Vitamin World (online and retail) sell these kit-kat like protein bars that are nice and portable. I have a stick (90 calories, 2 gr carb 8 gr protein) when I'm craving candy bars. They are called Oh Yeah!- and they make a bunch of different kinds- so you have to read the label- but I think all of the wafer types are low carb.

http://www.protocookie.com/  sells these 'diabetic safe' cookies that are so good. They are carb/protein balanced, taste like the real thing and don't spike my sugar. They are very pricey though. I went to a local health fair and tasted them there- I kept begging them for a whole one to take home- lol I won a whole box of them when they picked names at the end of the show.  I relish them.

sandy

 


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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