Post by nerdymomma on Dec 27, 2012 21:57:23 GMT -5
I'm reading your book and have a question. I've been eating like a "Tess" for about 4 years now. I've been hypoglycemic my whole life. I know how to avoid that horrible crash but my hardest meal is breakfast. I'm not sure I can do an 'E' breakfast at all, too many carbs in the morning (even soaked oatmeal) make me feel horrible and I get the mid-morning sugar crash. My best breakfast is eggs. But if I eat fried eggs and breakfast meat only (my husband's favorite) I'm left feeling hungry. I end up eating fruit or toast in addition, just to sate my hunger. I'm pregnant at the moment, but prior to conception I was about 30lbs overweight.
I'm wondering if I'm going to have to use an S-helper every morning (the struggle with crashes is especially bad when I'm nursing)? Do you have any insight or ideas?
I look forward to reading some of the answers on this one! I have similar experiences. I have found that the muffin in a mug works well for me (almond, flax, egg). Other mornings I like the big boy smoothie. The protein seems to help my blood sugar from plunging. Let us know when you find some that work for you!
i want the glucose monitor soon just to know what my numbers are. hoping to get one soon. i find that having half an onion and a handful of mushrooms all carmelized and yummy along with 2 eggs and half an avocado is a good breakfast for me (2 eggs just won't cut it for me either). i have 1/2 cup blueberries with my pancakes and that seems to be going well, then a snack within the 2-3 hour window or a fuel pull type sooner (think frappa).
I've struggled with this some myself. It's like an art form to fill me up and keep me full. Adding veggies to eggs and breakfast meat will help. They have filling fiber content. E meals tend to not keep me so full either because it's harder to get enough protein, and there's not much filling fat either. I usually will pair egg white scrambles or whey protein smoothies to my E breakfasts. Remember you can always have a Fuel Pull snack in between meals if you're feeling hungry, or you can tag one on to the end of your meals if you don't feel full enough. I often need a snack after E meals before the 3 hours are up. I have noticed though that my blood sugar is becoming more stable as I've been eating the THM way. You may need some more S Helpers, and that's OK. They will still aid in weight loss. You could try things like adding more veggies, or adding more protein and fuel pull snacks into your meals. If you still are having crashes though, S Helpers might be a really good idea.
Post by nerdymomma on Dec 28, 2012 13:05:19 GMT -5
Interesting, thank you everyone who responded! The onions and mushrooms + avocado sounds really nice! I imagine that would be enough food for me. I wish avocados weren't so expensive though! Adding veggies to breakfast, I've never really done that much but probably ought to. If I made a breakfast casserole with eggs, cheese, onions, mushrooms and spinach, would that be 'S'? I guess I'd have to leave out the milk, or use cream instead?
Yes, that would be a good S meal. You could use some cream diluted with water, to keep it less calorie dense. Frittatas and omelets are another good way to have veggies and eggs. I love to have some fried eggs on top of sauteed spinach/kale with onions and sometimes mushrooms and bacon pieces. Use whatever seasonings you like to give things some extra yummy flair too.
2yorkiemama: tinac and steffanie3 - thanks very much! I really appreciate your time! I in day 4 of FP and seems to be going well. I am so used to eating fat, this couple of days is harder. I'm not a carb girl, really. It's hard for me to think it's ok. EEK!
Feb 26, 2014 16:14:14 GMT -5
donawyo: Hello. May we have mayonnaise on S days of a Fuel Cycle?
Mar 3, 2014 15:58:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: Off the top of my head donawyo, I wouldn't, unless it is a homemade. I came away from that chapter really focusing on superfoods that week, so homemade with some great deep S fats would work
Mar 4, 2014 7:55:59 GMT -5
judy46: Is roasted beets s or e. Still trying to figure it all out
Mar 4, 2014 10:35:42 GMT -5
amandaof8: Just tried the fooled you pizza for the first time. It was amazing! I could eat that every week.????
Mar 4, 2014 19:11:20 GMT -5
ruscigno: Thank you for the answer. Really appreciate it.
Mar 4, 2014 21:39:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: Beets are E
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yum on Fooled You Pizza, some mamas do have a pizza night every week
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:48 GMT -5
legal223: Can someone give me some E recipes. I'm having a hard time with the Es
Mar 5, 2014 12:15:51 GMT -5
caddaway: I have hypothyroid will this still work for me? Anyone else with hypothyroid?
Mar 5, 2014 12:49:21 GMT -5
legal223: I'm new and I am having trouble with E meals. Any suggestions or recipes?
Mar 5, 2014 14:24:39 GMT -5
monika: If I have an s meal likebthe pizza casserole do I need a side of veggies with that or can we just have the casserole?
Mar 6, 2014 0:11:31 GMT -5
steffanie3: legal223 it might be better to post a question on the E board for more responses/longer responses
Mar 6, 2014 19:03:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: caddaway, I am fairly sure there are mamas with thyroid issues, might be good to post up top and explain if you have current diet restrictions, then we could help with ideas
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: monika, you don't have to have a side veggie, but you sure can if you want to
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:24 GMT -5
karajane: Can you take garcinia cambogia on the plan?
Mar 8, 2014 12:40:56 GMT -5
nanab: Anybody know anything about low T3 levels? Total, NOT Free T3
Mar 8, 2014 21:16:51 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, I haven't been officially diagnosed but my nutritionist says I have a good chance of having it. THM really helps with it, as long as you balance the S, E, and FP meals. You can't go overboard with any of them
Mar 10, 2014 17:22:08 GMT -5
alicat825: choose which type of meals you are going to eat for each meal. Example: I eat E in the morning, FP snacks, S for lunch, and S for dinner
Mar 10, 2014 17:23:06 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, if you notice that your energy levels drop dramatically, try a crossover snack here and there. You will have to find the right balance for you.
Mar 10, 2014 17:24:18 GMT -5