Today I had an omelet made with egg substitute, 1/4cup potatoes o'brien, one deli ham slice and little over an 8th of a cup of low fat cheddar cheese... 147 calories according to the tracker. That plus my usual 3 cups of coffee.. it's after 11 and I'm not hungry yet. Frequently I have 2 pieces of raisin toast (80 cals each) or fiber one cerael or oatmeal with mixed frozen berries.
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1,646 5/21/12 6:52 P
I have either half oatmeal half cream of wheat made with water with cinnamon and honey or grapenuts cereal with raisins and milk. The cereal runs around 446 on cals but I don't get hungry for several hours. And I just have a light lunch of fruits and veggies.
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936 5/17/12 12:17 P
I often try to have protein for breakfast before going to the gym...I find it holds me longer than carbs. I do hard boiled Jumbo eggs...and I eat only the whites...which for 2 is 36 calories. I also have chicken breast for breakfast...cold...3 oz is 94 calories. I always have a huge orange around 10 am...86 calories. That helps bring my sugar levels up after working out. I find the oranges better than any other fruit because peeling them slows me down from just shoving it into my mouth as does eating it one section at a time. Other low calorie breakfast is plain oatmeal sweetened with sugar free maple syrup. 150 calories for oatmeal and another 20 or so for the syrup. The oatmeal is the most satisfying of all the other 2.
Bagel with 1 Tbl spoon cream cheese is about 300 calories and yogurt is another option but I don't feel like I ate when I have yogurt esp for breakfast. I generally eat something every 2 hours. I have found this to be the most successful for me as I am not starving when it is time to eat a meal. When I am starving, I make bad choices and over eat.
I try to have good protein in my breakfast I find it holds me over, that and fruit with yogurt. So Typically - a hardboiled egg. Then maybe a yogurt around mid morning, and then fruit (apples or grapes) as needed, as I get hungry until lunch. I don't like having breads for breakfast because it seems like it takes up a lot of my calories but I don't feel full as long as I do with protein.
Today I had a half a scooped bagel and vegan cream cheese
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237 4/15/12 12:24 A
Around 300 calories and oh so good...
I use frozen chopped spinach and heat it in the microwave, green onions or white onions, and fresh mushrooms. About a 1/3 cup of each sauteed in a pan with some olive oil cooking spray. Scramble two eggs and add a tablespoon of Frank's red hot sauce. Then I pour the eggs over the sauteed veggies and mix.
I also take one slice of wheat bread toasted and spread reduced fat peanut butter.
1/4 cup egg beaters in the microwave, 2 slices of bacon, and a Thomas Eng muffin-Light variety Good for you and keeps you full for about 5 hrs if you would have to go that long! You can add any veggie to eggs too, maybe some mushrooms or peppers. I also like to have any (2) waffles that are high in fiber low in fat and top that with the Breakstone Cottage cheese doubles (90 cal w/fiber) any flavor is good! Just put the cottage cheese on top and then top with the fruit and I just pick them up and eat rather than cut them, good with a glass of milk, tons of protein to start your day :)
Just this am - 225 calories: 1/2 grapefruit 3 egg whites, scrambled with 1 piece turkey bacon 1 c spinach 1/2 c red peppers, chopped 1 slice onion, chopped
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3,795 4/6/12 10:09 A
I have a protein shake with orange juice, non fat yogurt, protein powder and wheat germ. You can add a banana if you want but I usually save that for my snack. Try Kashi cereal; a cup of that and some non fat milk with fruit is perfect.
breakfast is actually my highest calorie meal. i aim for about 500...because i eat AFTER my hour long workout, and most of what you eat will get burned right up from muscles repairing and such. I usually eat a packet of oatmeal with cinnamon, a bowl of mixed fruit, (kiwis, oranges, grapes, strawberries, sometimes a banana) then i'll usually make a peice of toast with peanut butter in it.
Sounds like a lot, but it totally keeps me energized AND feeling full until lunch time. side note, they say you should always try to eat no longer then 60-90 minutes after a workout. :) hope this helps!
As someone else said, I wouldn't go too low cal with breakfast to avoid getting really hungry before lunch. I still have a snack in the morning, but I try to keep myself from getting ravenous because that always leads to bad, bad things for me! This morning I h ad one egg and one egg white on a whole grain, high fiber, low cal English muffin with a slice of cheese along with a travel mug of coffee with 2 T sugar free creamer. I think my cal total was about 268 with 20 g or protein. Egg whites scrambled with cheese is a good way to go higher protein, lower cal. You can also toss one whole egg in there to get a little bit of fat to help you feel more satiated.
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1,342 4/1/12 11:35 A
Switch to egg whites and scramble with fresh veggies of choice and eat whole grain toast with fruit spread (no sugar).
Also, add 1 banana and a handful of berries, 2 tblsp. non-fat plain yogurt, 1/4 cup fruit juice and ice to a blender and blend for a delicious low cal smoothie.
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1 4/1/12 12:40 A
I just recently bought a juicer and have been making veggie/fruit juices for beakfast. They are really tasty, very healthy, and give me a energy boost. One of my favorites is 2 carrotts, 1 cucumber, 6 or 7 strawberries, some fresh red melon, and 2 red apples. ...you get about 1 tall glass...drink up and head out..you wont be hungry till lunch
ooohhh, that sounds like a plan, thanks for the advice!
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31 3/31/12 8:08 P
I try not to make my breakfast too low-cal, so it will last until lunch. I usually have a banana, 12 almonds and 2 sheets of graham crackers. This usually works. On weekends, I try to cook eggs or waffles, and maybe coffee. Hope this helps!
anyone have good ideas about a really low cal breakfast? i usually have eggs with toast, around 300-400 cal's, but i think if i could come up with a really low cal breakfast, it would be easier to stay within my cal limit. any ideas??
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