You’ve heard it many times; Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. First, this is very controversial. Second, don’t let that notion fool you into eating a large meal in the morning. Chances are you’ll still be eating lunch and dinner, and possibly eating in between those meals. If you have type 2 diabetes or want to lose weight, eating less and reducing the frequency with which you eat is crucial.
Regardless, there is a “right way” to make breakfast. While there is no diet for diabetics, there are breakfast dishes that are suitable for people with type 2 diabetes. Let’s go through some of them…
1. Eggs. Let’s start with the traditional option. Eggs are an excellent choice for breakfast for a number of reasons…
- They are full of nutrients
- they fill, and they
- can be prepared in a variety of ways to suit your taste.
Don’t be fooled by the rumors that eggs are not a healthy option. Yes, they contain cholesterol, but that’s only a problem if your cholesterol levels are too high. Your body already produces cholesterol for physiological functions that your body regulates when you consume it.
You may have a cholesterol problem. In this case you should exercise as it would make a significant difference. Nevertheless, you can eat eggs from time to time. Just skip the bacon.
2. Grain. Muesli is a food to be careful with. The vast majority are loaded with sugar, which brands try to hide by focusing your attention on the vitamins and minerals they contain – often in small amounts.
However, if you find a packet of cereal that…
- Full grain,
- little added sugar and
- high in fiber,
They have a reliable option for breakfast. A bowl of cereal and milk can be a great way to start the day.
3. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is very similar to granola – avoid the kinds with unnecessary sugar, add some milk and enjoy. Oatmeal is best eaten warm or hot, and you can add fruit, honey, or cinnamon. Oatmeal can help lower your cholesterol and is a high-quality carbohydrate that’s easy on your blood sugar as long as you avoid the instant variety.
4. Protein shakes. Next comes a protein shake. Whether made with milk or mixed with fruit, protein shakes are not only a post-workout option, but also a great choice in the morning as they tend to be low in calories.
5. Fruit. Who said you have to eat a full meal at breakfast? Fruit is an excellent choice for many people. Don’t hesitate to have a protein shake afterwards – this way you won’t feel the need to eat anything for hours.
Most people will find the above options sufficient to improve their diet. Remember, lunch and dinner still count, so make sure you eat well during those meals as well.
Thanks to Beverleigh H Piepers