Originally Posted by CarolPa
This sounds like the perfect breakfast to me, except the bagel. I love them, but have to pass because of my diabetes.
I love eggs so much, I can't imagine not having them for breakfast every morning.
Yeah I totally understand. I have a thing I call "Greg's don't eat white diet." White means anything refined like bread (wheat flour), sugar, potatoes (starch), spaghetti (same), rice (same).
Of course you know this, but for everybody else: refined starches turn into sugar when they hit the enzymes in your stomach, and go directly from your stomach into your blood stream.
Your pancreas senses the increased blood sugar level and releases insulin which signals your fat cells to convert the blood sugar into fat. This keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high.
If you have diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition your pancreas does not release sufficient insulin and your blood sugar level surges to dangerous levels.
Even for people without any diabetic tendencies, these "white" foods still are the equivalent of simply eating handfuls of sugar. Sugars and starches are practically the same thing, so when you eat bread, sugar, potatoes, pasta, etc. just think of yourself eating handfuls of sugar.
Unfortunately, while I have no diabetic tendencies, I have a mild case of Dunlop's disease. That's when your belly dunlops over your belt!
I bought more bagels today, but I also bought some bananas and milk. I like Kashi Autumn Wheat cereal, little squares of toasted wheat (unfortunately with sugar added, Kashi brags too much about the health of their cereals) but I plan on having my favorite bagel and egg breakfast and more banana, milk and cereal, at least in a balance with the egg-bagels.
(Wheat is sugar too, but less wheat with more fruit and more milk -- protein -- leaves less sugar. I use 2% milk.)
I figure if I alternate the egg-bagel with the banana-milk-cereal I'll be better off.
OMG I'm so glad that my black coffee has no dietary consequences! I can drink as much as I want!
Remember Greg's "don't eat white" diet if you have a weight problem. All refined or pure starches are just sugar in another form.