Sunday, October 13, 2013

Last Major Change

I usually make one major change per lab work period.  Trying to balance fiber intake with low carb intake led me to this change.
Steel cut oats
blueberries (from our bushes via our freezer)
half and half
(The coffee with half and half and splenda isn't a change)
The glycemic index for steel cut oats is 1.
My A1c dropped 0.4, putting me within the "normal" range.
My cholesterol numbers were in the normal range except my "good" (hdl) exceeded normal which is a good thing.
Oh, and I lost five pounds.
It isn't a waffle, but it is an excellent breakfast.


  1. How do you cook the steel cut oats? Are they really slow? Can I do them on a stove? I don't have a microwave and don't know if I have room for one. I'm sure I could make room if it were a priority but it's not if I can get away from it.

    1. I bring three cups of water to a boil. Put one cup of steel cut oats in the water and a three-fingered pinch of salt. Boil one minute. Put a lid on and let it sit overnight. The next morning I put one serving in a bowl to eat and the rest in a refrigerator container. There's enough for about four breakfasts. I nuke it for my breakfast but cook it on the stove for the initial preparation. It is really easy as long as I remember to start it the night before:)