My favorite way to prepare it is with 1 tbsp. cocoa powder (20 calories), 1/2 c frozen cherries (50 cal), 1/8 cup sliced almonds (85 cal), stevia (0 cal), and the oatmeal itself (dry measured 1/2, 150 calories). It's a total of 305 calories, filling, and delicious.
(restart 3/10/11, 262.8lbs)
250lbs by 4/18/11 (met 4/6/11)
220lbs by7/17/11 (met 6/5/11)
199lbs by 9/15/11 (met 7/18/11) (no longer obese at 202lbs; met 7/12/11)
175lbs by 12/5/11 (met 9/13/11)
169lbs- normal BMI (met 10/7/11)
162lbs by 1/23/12 (100lb loss since restart) met 11/4/11
150lbs by 3/01/12 met 12/15/11
Walk to Mordor Challenge: 250 out of 1779 miles done
I used to make oatmeal, with cinnamon, some chopped almonds (10 for some reason) and frozen blueberries, sometimes with unsweetened almond milk instead of water.
Now I'm on a smoothie kick, I don't know why I just love it, made in the blender, unsweetened almond milk (vanilla), couple kale leaves, handful of baby spinach (or two) a banana, 2 tbsps. wheat germ, sometimes a tbsp of homemade peanut butter (no oil or sugar added). Like a milkshake.
Cheerios with a banana is good too. I'm trying to stay away from the simple carbs whatever they're called that turn into sugar right away, something like oatmeal stays with you longer.
If I'm not willing to put in any more work, then I have to be satisfied with the results I've achieved. If I'm not satisfied with the results I've acheived I have to put in more work. - Kaplods
Thanks to Diana and GardenerJoy for threads that keep me going month after month!
I like to have "grazing food" for the morning because I don't like breakfast, but about an hour or so after I get to work, I start to feel hungry. Right now, my breakfast is my Yoli protein shake. Before I was doing my Yoli diet, I'd have nuts, string cheese, sliced apples, carrots or other veggies, a hard boiled egg, or some other easy to grab and munch, and sort of graze on type of finger food.
On days off, I still more or less graze in the morning or I don't eat breakfast at all.
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I weigh myself every day. It keeps me accountable.
usually 2 scrambled eggs and a liter of water between breakfast and lunch.
sometimes a 3 egg and ham omelet.
no bread for me! I quit carbs 2 weeks ago and never looked back!
I also find that protein heavy breakfasts keeps me fuller longer and keeps me from snacking between meals .
For me I like .5 cup yogurt, a banana or 1/2 an apple & some granola. As the weather is starting to turn, I'm going to switch up ocassionally to hearty oatmeal. Small glass skim milk to wash it all down.
If I have coffee, it's only 1 cup. My usual was 3-4!! :-O I still love my coffee, but I know I need to cut back on the caffine. Soda was pretty easy to cut back on, but there is NO REPLACEMENT for my coffee! But it's going okay. :-)
Most mornings I fix oatmeal, sometimes cold cereal with skim milk, and every once in a blue moon toast with cinnamon sugar (just a tiny sprinkling). I work at 6AM, so on my 8AM break I eat either a container of Greek yogurt or a piece of fruit. This keeps me full and helps me keep from overdoing it at lunch.