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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2015 at 1:01pm

My very religious doctor I used to see, said I was close to being diabetic, but my new doctor says no, and I think he knows more than most doctors I've had, for several reasons.

I haven't checked my blood sugar level for a long time, but since spring arrived and I've been getting a lot of exercise working in the garden almost every day, plus being on Atkins diet for over 3 weeks, it should be good.

As far back as I can remember, I could go without eating anything for 2 days and see no problems.  I'm still that way.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 29, 2015 at 12:19pm

I AM diabetic, and when I was getting free meds to regulate my blood sugar, I DID get the shakes and sweats if I didn't eat regularly.

Since Big Pharma is no longer required to to provide prescription meds to low or no-income patients, I have not been able to afford any meds, and am slowly going downhill.  BUT I'm not hungry very often anymore.

My toes are starting to turn  black, and I can't walk unaided anymore....going to try to get to the ER this week.  I don't want to  have to go through with the vein grafting, etc., that my Dad suffered 30 years ago.  I'd rather call it quits.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2015 at 7:37am

Joan, eating breakfast is more of a habit than anything, not to mention we've been told "it's the most important meal of the day". Horse manure.  I've never gotten the shakes by skipping breakfast. Surprisingly, I've gotten the shakes about 3 hours AFTER eating breakfast.

It is said that the body works off food eaten within 12 hours. After that, the body begins using up stored fat. Fasting for 16 hours, meaning skipping breakfast, once or twice a week, really works in losing weight. Pretty soon, your cravings and "shakes" disappear. Then again, I'm not diabetic--and certainly no doctor!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 28, 2015 at 3:07pm

Joan, since I'm retired, I don't HAVE to eat anything if I'm not hungry, and I'm rarely hungry these days. 

I have always liked "breakfast food," like Mexican omelets* for dinner, a nice big wedge of iceberg lettuce with 1000 Island dressing for lunch.  I sometimes have a small bowl of oatmeal with butter and brown sugar an hour before bedtime...maybe once a month. 

I used to like a slice of leftover pizza for breakfast....cold or reheated... didn't matter.  But I haven't had pizza for at least 5 years now.  I don't crave it anymore....used to though.

I bought 2 lbs of fresh cherries the last time I shopped (on line)...Deeeee-licious, and they help take the edge off the pain in my feet.

The people at the nutrition program keep checking on me, and are a little astonished that I can't eat everything they's too much. 

I give my sister the daily 8oz of milk because she still believes the "Every Body Needs Milk" nonsense. And I get at least one banana a week....Gaaaahhhh!  She thinks those nasty things are "healthy," too.  So nothing gets wasted.

*(We used to laugh when some gringo would order a "Spanish omelet" and then chew out the wait staff when they were served eggs wrapped around potatoes with cheese.  But that IS a Spanish-style omelet.....bland)

Comment by Michael Penn on June 28, 2015 at 8:41am

at a couple of Mangos, Joan. Eat an orange. Have coffee if you will.

Have a good sandwich for lunch and if you can have no bread then eat all of it together as in a salad.

For dinner steam some vegetables and eat meat like chicken or fish.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 8:29am

How interesting, Randy, no breakfast at all? I start to shake and get sweaty within an hour of waking. Craig, my son, recommended fruit upon rising with no bread products or meats, carbohydrates at lunch which is usually a sandwich of one kind or another, and protein with fibrous vegetables for dinner. My blood sugar stays at just about 100 all day long using this method. 

How do you get through the morning without breakfast? 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 28, 2015 at 7:20am

You are so right on, Felaine! Eating no breakfast at all is best, followed by eating no grains (cereal, toast, pancakes). If one must, eggs, fruit, maybe bacon or ham. And no orange juice--too much sugar. Milk substitutes include almond milk or whey powder in water.

Yes, we've been bamboozled on all fronts. Criminal.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 26, 2015 at 5:09pm

When I was touring, and eating in hotel coffee shops, and places like that, I learned to love omelets and grits and other things I'd never tried before.  Huevos rancheros with homemade tortillas.  Oh, my!  Or half a cantaloupe with a BIG scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle.... I rarely had that, but my roommate did....she was afraid of huevos rancheros.

I taught myself to make everything but the tortillas....Julia Child helped a lot with demonstrating the omelet techniques.  But I have never felt like eating anything for 3 or 4 hours after I wake up. Thirsty, yes, but not hungry.  (Cranberry juice made with Splenda mixed with club soda in the summertime.  It's not as icky-sweet as straight cran juice.)

I still can't bring myself to write about the ghastly summer I worked at Paramount Citrus (Cal Fame).  I'll get there.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 26, 2015 at 3:57pm

What an amazing story! Felaine, you bring the best information and with the citations, no less. I love breakfast; I eat a big one every morning and have since I was as big as a toadstool. So, I have diabetes? Sounds as good as any other explanation! I'm not a great fan of milk or cereal. My most recent routine is fresh fruit and frh yogurt with roasted unsalted nuts. 

Comment by Plinius on June 26, 2015 at 3:24pm

Milk is for babies and young animals. I never liked cereal and after the Kellogg story less than ever.


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