Do You Eat Breakfast?
Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:51 AM
- PB&J made with "light" (40 calorie) bread w/ 1 tbsp. PB and light suger free jelly?
- PB & banana (same as above except substitute the jelly with a banana
- western bagel "alternative bagel" (delicious!) toasted with 2 Tbsp. light cream cheese
- Egg whites scrambled with sliced onions, mushrooms, etc. (cooked with just a dash of olive oil or cooking spray for no added fat). Add salsa, tomatoes, chives, whatever veggies you like!
- fat free soy or skim milk latte (if you drink coffee) and a banana?
- wheat toast with a slice of cheddar cheese melted on it
- apple and string cheese
I guess my point is it doesn't have to be "breakfast" food. It can be anything! Anyway for added incentive (and to reinforce your trainer's point) I have this article excerpt:
Women who eat breakfast, especially those who eat cereal, are less likely to be overweight than women who don't
Environmental Nutrition, Nov, 2005
Women who eat breakfast, especially those who eat cereal, are less likely to be overweight than women who don't. That's the finding of Michigan State University researchers who analyzed government survey data from more than 4,200 men and women 19 and older. They found that women who ate breakfast were 24% less likely to be overweight compared to nonbreakfast eaters and 30% less likely if breakfast included ready-to-eat cereal. The breakfast connection did not hold true for men.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:02 AM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:42 AM
(disclaimer: FI says they're like eating a hockey puck, but if you just want to get the breakfast done healthy and fast, there's nothing better)
As for yogurt, I just got my own yogurt maker. It's so easy and the yogurt tastes soo much better than store bought. It's creamy and smooth, rather than tart or sour as store bought can be. And, since you make it yourself, you know there are no added sugars or chemicals. I love it!
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:38 AM
(Apples & cinnamon is my favorite)
Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:56 AM
For a good dose of protein that is low fat and low calorie- Have your tried Morning Star (brand) breakfast patties? They are in the frozen section near healthy aisle. I put 1 or 2 in the toaster oven and let them bake for 10 or so min. while I get ready in the morning and I am no kidding they are really good.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:20 AM
| Originally Posted by melglnh2o |
Eating breakfast is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Every day I have a bowl of Smart Start. After all this time, I am surprised I haven't gotten sick of it. I have one cabinet that is usually full of boxes of Smart Start. I freak out when I get down to two boxes (like they are going to run out of it everywhere)!!
Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:37 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:46 PM
| Originally Posted by foxytv |
If I do eat breakfast -- I like scrambled eggs w/ cheese and a double order of hashbrowns -- scattered, smothered and covered from Waffle House. I know -- but I LOVE Waffle House!
So, my trainer suggested yogurt, so I got some Activia. God, I HATE yogurt. I am gagging trying to get this crap down.
I got some smoothies too, but really don't like milky stuff very much, and milk doesn't settle well with me anyway.
Anyway, have you tried the different flavors of Activia? Vanilla is great, so is strawberry. And definitely add some granola or strawberries/blueberries. That should really help. I don't know how healthy it is but the McDonalds parfait is GREAT!
In terms of smoothies why don't you make fruit smoothies without milk? I use a cup of yogurt, a cup of OJ, half of a frozen banana (or the whole thing depending on your taste), frozen peaches & frozen strawberries. Put it in the blender & you've got yourself a great treat. If its not sweet enough for you add a bit of sugar & that should help. You can try it with any type of fruit you like but always add the frozen banana. If its too thick at first, just add more OJ till it gets to your desired consistency.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:37 PM
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:49 PM
I am doing WW so I eat a light Yoplait, banana and some V8. Feels me up!
I NEVER use to eat breakfast, but it truly is so important for your metabolism. I eat in the car on the way to work.
I wake up at 4:45 every week day and leave the house at 6:30. If I can do it, you can do it!
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