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    Lately I've been frustrated by my fatigue level and really struggling to stay on my feet all day as a teacher. Normally I eat cereal & milk, but, for the last two days I've tried changing my breakfast and have been really surprised at the results.

    For the last two days I've had
    *1 whole egg & 1 eggwhite scrambled with a cup of fresh spinach, a little mozzarella cheese, a little canola oil for the pan
    *A cup of hot nonfat milk with Pero (Coffee substitute) & a tsp of sugar
    *A 1/3 cup of Trader Joe's frozen shredded potatoes cooked in a little canola oil
    *A thin slice of whole wheat bread, toasted. Yesterday I put a thin layer of maple butter on it, today I spread a little cream cheese & a small amount of blackberry jam (no acid preservatives or lemon juice in it - I bought it at a farmer's market) on it.

    No fatigue during the day, much less sugar cravings...
    And that's the only thing I did different.
    I'm not sure if it's the protein/oil that's making this work or that I'm eating less wheat & diluting it with other foods?

    Whatever, it was 2 good days. Will continue the experiment...

    Anyone got good protein rich breakfast suggestions?
    Kadi

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    I totally agree with both of you. Cereal, no energy...and I get hungry sooner. Same thing with oatmeal. I love the veggies in the scrambled eggs. Hope your "experiment" continues working for you.

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    • #3
      One think I learned in diabetes education is that I need to either have a high protein breakfast, such as eggs, or have a snack two hours after breakfast. They said a high protein breakfast helps keep blood sugar levels even throughout the morning.

      Glad you've found something to make you feel better.

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      Donna
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      • #4
        To add to Donna's depending on your situation, adding a bit of fat will carry you longer and you won't get hungery as fast.

        I have friend who is a teacher and she said she ate whole wheat toast with PD&J, she said by mid morning she would be really tired, she changed to eatting cottage cheese for breakfast and dropped the carbs. she said she then could easily amke it to lunch with out getting tired.

        MG
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        • #5
          Same boat. Protein does help.

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