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Diabetes Association Recommends a Sugar Breakfast

Let me be blunt,  don’t take nutrition advice from the government or the American Diabetes Association.

We have been told by doctors and the government to build our diet around bread, grain and cereal.

These carbohydrates are basically the same as simple sugar in your bloodstream because they rapidly breakdown in your body to sugar.

If you follow the USDA guidelines and eat 60% carbohydrates, on a 2,200 calorie diet this equals about 2 cups of sugar per day (Protein Power, Eades M.D.).

What does the American Diabetes Association tell diabetics to eat for breakfast?

The ADA recommends your breakfast plate and every meal include 25% starchy foods and fruit (including corn, rice, potatoes, tortillas and pasta).

 What is wrong with this food advice from the government and the American Diabetes Association?

Almost everything!  On their website they used to say, 

“The biggest dietary risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes is simply eating too much and being overweight. Your body doesn’t care if the extra food comes from cookies or beef, it is gaining weight that is the culprit.”  Now, they have removed that foolish statement and replaced it with this dinosaur nutrition advice, “Remember, the bottom line on dieting is that the only way to cut pounds is to consume fewer calories than you burn.”

More ADA Bad Advice: Eat Bread and Cereal

You can find bad advice and recommendations to eat bread and cereal on the ADA website page for Quick Breakfast Ideas.

  • Eat whole wheat bread or English Muffins (ADA Bad Advice)
    • Sara Lee “Heart Healthy Homestyle 100% Whole Wheat” will turn into 5 tsp of sugar per slice and
      • Packed with GMO High Fructose Corn Syrup, GMO Soy/Corn ingredients and preservatives
    • Ditto for English Muffins like Thomas 100% Whole Wheat English Muffins
      • GMO corn and soy ingredients, Trans Fats, artificial sweeteners, MSG, caramel color (carcinogen?)
      • 1 muffin is 23grams carbs so it turns into about 6 tsp sugar
  • Eat unsweetened whole grain or bran cereal (ADA Bad Advice)
    • ADA likes grape nuts with raisins (24 grams carbs for 3/4c, turns into 6 tsp sugar)
  • Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins for breakfast! (ADA, hello! 29g carbs! Turns into about 7 tsp of sugar. Where’s the protein and quality fat?)
  • Blueberry Muffins made with Smart Balance Light and Splenda (Wow, ADA, trans fats, GMO ingredients, inflammatory oils. Splenda increases blood sugar and weight gain.).
  • The Good Morning Power Parfait has high carb ingredients like bananas, yogurt (artificially flavored is recommended!), cereal and strawberries for a total carb load of 30 grams.


Processed, boxed cereal is not healthy for anyone! These processed grains (yes, “whole grains” too) are ALL being quickly digested and absorbed as sugar.

Cheerios, Fiber One (1 cup turns into 12 tsp sugar) and plain oatmeal are going to spike your blood sugar levels. A big no-no, ADA!

How about eating a vegetable omelet for breakfast with a side of pasture-raised bacon? Animal protein and healthy fat will balance the blood sugar. Non-starchy vegetables, seeds and nuts are also great additions to a meal.

Cereal? Nope!

Changing your diet can change your glucose and insulin levels and improve or even reverse chronic health conditions like Type II diabetes. This is not theory. This is scientifically proven, basic biochemistry found in any medical textbook.

The Standard American (and American Diabetes) Diet has failed.

The American Diabetes Association diet of low-fat, high carb and low protein has failed.

As patients dutifully follow these diet recommendations their condition continues to decline while physicians flip them more prescription medication to mask the real cause.

This is why the American Diabetes Association advice is harmful to everyone, not just diabetics.

Let’s look at an example breakfast that could follow this bad advice:

banananut8Bowl of cereal with skim milk, a banana and a glass of orange juice.

All of these foods quickly turn into sugar in your bloodstream.

Guess how much sugar? 31 tsp of sugar!

Even a second grader could tell you that people should not eat 31 tsp of sugar for breakfast.

  •  1.5 cups cereal 60 grams carb (15 tsp sugar)
  • 1 c skim milk 12 g carb (3 tsp sugar)
  • 1 banana 24 g carbs (6 tsp sugar) Or, to really spike your blood sugar, coat the banana in flour and splenda and fry in GMO inflammatory oil as recommended by the ADA here. 
  • 8 oz OJ 28 g carb (7 tsp sugar) Listed as a “good for you food” by the ADA. They say, “If you choose to drink juice, be sure the label says it is 100% juice with no sugar added.” They should be telling people, “Don’t drink juice! It has way too many carbs.”

Life Saving Advice is not Coming From the American Diabetes Association

Diana Schwarzbein, MD discusses this absurd recommendation for breakfast in her book, The Schwarzbein Principle.

 “…they ate the perfect ADA breakfast – a bowl of shredded wheat with non-fat milk, a banana and a glass of orange juice — and watched their blood sugar rise 100 to 200 points. (A normal blood-sugar response to any meal is no more than 10 to 20 points.)”

Foods that the ADA recommends people with diabetes eat for breakfast causes the blood sugar levels in the body to spike quickly, bringing a rush of insulin on the scene to manage the sugar and get it into the cells. Since there is too much sugar, your body stores it as fat and your blood sugar level drops too low.

What goes up must come down.   

That high blood sugar drops like a rock and you feel hungry again for more sugary starchy-carbs.

This is the vicious cycle that adds body fat and increases your risk for

  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease and other problems

 This is the horrible advice being dispensed by the American Diabetes Association.

Many people skip breakfast or grab a bagel at the coffee shop on their way to work or school.

Some, like this female blogger, start to feel addicted to the morning buzz that comes from a carb-caffeine breakfast.

“I have fallen into a rut in the kitchen department and running to the ‘bucks for a morning bagel has turned into an addiction. Their bagels are so yummy but there’s really nothing nutritious about 5 servings of bread with 2 tablespoons of sweet cheese. I get hungry after like 3 hrs… and it’s really not worth it – so *tear* farewell Starbucks bagel!”

1374780249271What is in a coffee shop bagel?

Dunkin Donuts Garlic Bagels dump 17 tsp of sugar into your bloodstream.

Grab a Vanilla Bean Coolatta and add another 45 tsp of sugar for a total of 62 tsp of sugar! Almost 1 1/2 cups of sugar.


 The key to balancing your blood sugar is eating protein and fat.

When you eat protein and fat with your meal you will not experience these wild swings in your blood sugar levels.

Animal protein fills you up with nutrients and healthy fats.

  • Your blood sugar will not spike
  • Your body is satisfied and will not crave carbs

Eat real food, unprocessed and unrefined, as close to the way it was created as possible. You will be heading down the path of healthy weight management and disease prevention.

How to eat to improve health

  1. Eat whole food but not “whole grains” (meat, chicken, fish, whole eggs, coconut oil, organic butter, olive oil, seeds, nuts, olives, vegetables and fruits)
  2. Eat clean food (Free of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and additives. No dyes, preservatives, nitrites, or nitrates. No added sugar, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor. No MSG or hidden sources of MSG like “spices”, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, textured protein)
  3. Limit or eliminate grains like bread, cake, bagels, pasta, cereal, corn and rice
  4. Eat three meals and a snack or two that contain animal protein, healthy fat and vegetables. Enjoy some whole fruit but eliminate fruit juice, sugar drinks and flavored milk. Skipping meals and dieting are dinosaur ideas for losing weight. It is well known that the body requires a regular supply of nutrients and will down-regulate metabolism to match intake. When we diet and reduce intake, our metabolism slows. Once you heal your metabolism and balance your blood sugar, I am all for intermittent fasting.
  5. Eat protein and fat. Always include enough protein, a healthy fat and a vegetables at each meal and snack. Keep your blood sugar balanced to help control cravings!
  6. Drink water. Sometimes we mistake the “I’m thirsty” signal for “I’m hungry” – – – keep up with your water and drink a big glass of water when you first get a hunger signal.

What to eat for breakfast when you don’t want to eat a bagel with 17 tsp of sugar.

  1. A couple of pastured eggs with sautéed veggies!
  2. Organic sausage and sweet potatoes with a piece of fruit.
  3. Sardines! Before you think “Not for me!” try mashing sardines with full fat mayonnaise. The best mayo is homemade! Or try Avocado Mayo or coconut mayo.
  4. Chicken, fish or steak. Leftovers are great for breakfast. Chop leftover chicken and add one hardboiled egg, mix with a quality mayo and Real Salt.
  5. Don’t forget your green smoothie made with 1 tsp Nutrex-Hawaii Spirulina, a handful of raw spinach or kale, berries, collagen peptides and whole canned coconut milk!

Are you ready to learn how to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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