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I always eat breakfast. But which is best for me trying to lose weight? Whole grain cereal, 1% milk and maybe blueberries. Or 2 eggs and a piece of Ezekiel bread toast? Or oatmeal?
Don't let yourself get stuck in a rut with food. Continually add new foods of the same quality and calories into your diet. This will keep you from getting burned out on your diet and it will also keep your body from expecting those exact same foods. The body tends to adjust to things once it is comfortable with it. If you usually eat the exact same number of calories every day the body will get comfortable with these and you will plateau. If you do the same workouts over and over the body becomes efficient at them and you benefit less from them.
I do egg whites instead of eggs because I need to keep my cholsterol down.
I also like a english muffin with peanut butter with greek yogurt full of berries. Full of Protein.
My Fave Oatmeal is with cinnamon and Banana with 15g walnuts. It's got loads of helthy protein, fiber and tastes fantastic! Just like hot banana bread!
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I LOOOVE greek yogurt and fruit. Also, another one that is becoming a quick favorite of mine is Bob's Oat bran hot cereal. It is uber healthy and I throw in a 1/4 cup blueberries and sliced banana, and 1/2 tablespoon of honey...Yummmm
No one should be afraid of egg yolks. Cholesterol in food does not impact your cholesterol reading as your (amazing) body will adjust the amount of cholesterol it produces based on how much you get in your food. We have all been taught cholesterol is a bad thing, but you actually need it and your body produces it.
I love to do scrambled eggs with a touch of parmesan cheese and spinach...a great way to get veggies into your meal.
Personally I would stay away from all cereals and breads as they are highly processed and not in my book a "health food" (whole wheat or otherwise). Just my opinion.
Original Post by nickyt27:
Cereal and milk is never a good option. It never fills you up unless you have a lot and they both have sugar. I suggest you stick to healthier options like: Whole wheat toast with egg whites, spinach leaves, and tomato slices with salt and pepper. Non fat greek yogurt with fruit. Just a bowl of mixed fruit Or a fruit or vegetable smoothie.
Funny. I've been eating a single serving (usually ~55g) of whole grain cereal/granola with soy milk for years, and I'm full for about three hours. When I get hungry, I have a piece of fruit, and that holds me another three until lunch.
Breakfast so many options...Personally I'm on the go at that time so I do the protein thing. 2 scoops of Isopure with Silk Light and some frozen berries. On days off when I have time to cook I usually stick to protein, eggs with steak etc.
I think switching it up from day to day is a good idea. I usually switch between an egg, toast and avocado to oatmeal with pumpkin and Greek yogurt.
Regarding weight loss, the most important thing is what helps you stay within your calorie limit. If it's something that will keep you full for hours or something more low-calorie that will allow you to have a snack mid-morning, it's whatever works best for you.
Original Post by SamanthaW2012:
It's a good idea to start every day with a serving of fruit and then wait 30 minutes before consuming anything else. Fruit works through your system quickly so it gives you a bit of a jump start. I normally eat my fruit and then follow with something a little more hearty (rice chex, crunchy granola bar, oatmeal).
Rice chex is not hearty and your logic is just silly.
I personally find carbs, specifically toast, to be the easiest thing for me to get down in the morning, but if I don't have some sort of protein with it, like an egg or some PB, I'm starving within 2 hours.
I love Bob's 10 grain in the winter.
I split my breakfast up, depending on how I'm feeling in the morning... Sometimes, I need protein first thing... sometimes, carbs...
I have two eggs, with a bit of milk and cheese, as an omelet, tomatoes or a small bit of salsa on top (and loads of spices. I love spicing up my eggs.)Or... I have oatmeal, which I add to half an apple, diced up and bubbling in a bit of water in a pan on the stove. The apple sweetens the oatmeal. I add walnuts or pecans, and a couple of dashes of cinnamon. So yummy this time of year. (I'm going to miss hot oats when it gets warm... :( )
During the cooler months, I'll have a couple of 3-minute eggs or some muesli over yogurt with some seasonal fruit. I've found that by not taking in sugar in granular form, I'm able to sweeten foods just by adding fruit to the mix. :) It's nice...
I like a big breakfast, but I always make sure to keep it under 400 kcals, so for me, I ALWAYS have egg whites (love them!), and plain yogurt with fruit and/or bran or special k...and then I mix it up with oatmeal, a blueberry eggo waffle (I know that's not necessarily so healthy, but I like to live a little;), or a smoothie if I'm feeling ambitious.