Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The DrM diet plan : Breakfast

I was going to post it all up, but I've decided to do it in parts, breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of the worst things you can do to yourself is skip breakfast. Many people unfortunetly do this, and it really gets the day off to a bad start.
No breakfast, heavy lunch and heavier dinner = obesity. It should be the other way round, with dinner being the lightest meal of the day. But lets stick to breakfast, heres my recommendation :

1) A lukewarm glass of water with a teaspoon of honey dissolved in it.
2) A nice sizable cup of coffee (use splenda as a substitute to sugar)
3) A banana
4) And if you still want more, throw in a half a grape fruit(UNLESS you are on anti-cholesterol medcation).

Pretty straight forward, yes? You want some answers? Coffee stimulates the gasterointestinal system, thereby inducing an early morning bowel movement, getting the junk out of your system. The banana is a rich source of potassium and light fiber which gives you that boost of energy in conjunction with the coffee. The grape fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and lowers cholesterol naturally, but its consumption is optional, people with a history of stomach ulcers, anti-cholesterol medication usage, and heartburn should NOT do take it.
Its a light breakfast, and you ought to try it. Notice that there are no eggs, butter, jam or meat present. This leads us to lunch portion of the plan.......

6 comments:

JD said...

Hmmm, so much for my cereal. :P

Out of curiosity, what's the deal with honey and diabetes? I've tried to avoid honey since being diagnosed, but I get the impression that it won't adversely affect my blood sugar level if I have some (like fruit)?

DrMaxtor said...

Well, honey has been documented by some researchers as stabilizing action of insulin. But the debate on this is far from over. Table sugar (sucrose) is absorbed into the body via osmosis. This means that the sugar enters the bloodstream as quickly as it can pass through membranes. Because of the type of sugars that honey consists of, absorbtion of honey by the body occurs through a mechanism called "active transport." While something "active " may seem like it should be quicker than the passive mechanism of osmosis, the opposite is true...Because the sugars in Honey depend upon a carrier to move them across the membrane barrier, they are limited by how much carrier is avaialble. This means that there is less of a "rush" of sugar to the body with honey i.e. ...Less of a stain on the pancreas to suddenly produce large ammounts of insulin... Less likelihood of large peaks and valleys in the insulin /sugar curve... Less liklihood of hypoglycemia.
Water with honey stimulates the GI tract and aids digestion, but you dont have to do this, its the coffee and banana which really pack the punch.

Aaminah said...

Uh, what about those of us that just CANNOT do bananas (YUCK!)? Of course, in my case, I also simply do not have time for lunch, so I really need protein for breakfast. I do look forward to seeing your lunch plan though...

DrMaxtor said...

Well,unless you have an allergy to bananas aaminah, you should go for it.
No skipping any meal of the day either....it goes against the rules of maintaining proper blood sugar. Skipping meals is a very bad idea regardless of whether you're a diabetic or not.

kris said...

what's missing in this diet is the lack of any source of protein. there should be at least some nuts or half a cup of oatmeal or cereal.

DrMaxtor said...

Read the whole plan Kirs and you'll see it in lunch and dinner.