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Do You Consider Skipping/delaying Breakfast If Your Fasting Number Is High?

Do You Consider Skipping/delaying Breakfast If Your Fasting Number Is High?

I have seen many post up this concern when they woke up to a high fasting number.

I never, as in never-ever, skip breakfast because of a high fasting number

Why?

Because as I have posted many times, Fasting Numbers are the result of sugar released by the Liver when we are not eating for extended periods (sleeping, more than about 5 hours between meals).

There is a number of reasons why the Liver might get a little too generous with the sugar supply BUT the only way to "turn it off" is to eat… read more

posted December 20, 2021 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

I just started intermittent fasting in October because I feel healthier and I workout in the morning drinking water and warm tea until 1pm-9pm of 2 small meals. I've lost weight. My sugar number and blood pressure numbers are great now. I'm just saying for me. I do 2 workouts and walks daily of 13k steps. I go every 3 months to see my doctor for glucose test. I'm not on bs medication. Blessings and joy to everyone!!!πŸ˜ƒ

posted December 20, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

I always eat breakfast. As a retired teacher it’s so important to fuel up so you can learn. To me breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have been known to skip lunch but not breakfast.

posted November 6, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

The only time i skip breakfast is if I sleep through it..then I have brunch when I wake up. Skipping intentionally kicks my butt. Those who think not eating will lower numbers can be mistaken. There have been times I missed a meal and shot up higher. I know my body needs nutrients or it yells at me.

posted December 20, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

Totally agree. I can already have so little for breakfast (1 carb serving and that usually puts me high anyways) that I just get it over with and by mid morning my numbers tell me I need a snack :) I think of it as 2 small breakfasts.
Thoughts on prebreakfast workouts? I thought the comment above was interesting.

posted December 20, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

Good morning from South Jersey all you warriors out there.
For me I've found that fasting -

(almost fasting in my case to keep my numbers below 139(7.8), since when completely fasting, my numbers get to high bring back peripheral neuropathy foot pains) -

does work, if done for a week, then resume my normal routine. I lose significant weight and my numbers come down a few points.

My almost fasting is consuming only snack size portions of food 2-3 times a day. Only 1-2 mouthfuls at a time. I do this with close doctor supervision only.

I do have a stronger resolve than most though. It is not for the faint hearted.

Baby steps.

And never give up, never surrender, never ever.
You got this.
Have a wonderful day.

posted January 20

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