Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Breakfast tips?
08-04-2010, 12:45 PM
These days I usually have about 1 cup of cereal (Kashi or Fiber One something) and 1 cup of skim milk for breakfast, sometime around 8am, but I find that by 10:30 or so I am COMPLETELY starving again.
I keep some healthy snacks in my cubicle at work (90-calorie Fiber One granola bars, reduced fat wheat thins) to stave off the hunger until lunchtime, and I don't binge on them or anything, so that isn't a problem. But I am wondering whether if I could make some more filling/healthy choices at breakfast, if it would help keep me full for longer. It seems that cereal has never kept me full for longer than a few hours.
Anyway, I'm looking for some better breakfast ideas. What do you like to have for breakfast? Does it keep you full without spending too many calories? If you have any tips I'd love to hear them... thanks!!
08-04-2010, 01:03 PM
I eat instant organic oatmeal, the one with 50% less sugar than the other ones. The one I eat is 130 cals and it makes me feel really full. I don't get hungry again till lunch time to which I eat approx 400-500 cals. Today I had about 500 for lunch. I've tried other things, and oatmeal is the only thing that really holds me over. In case I do get hungry, I always have fruit around. Today I brought an orange, haven't had to eat it yet, but i know it's there.
08-04-2010, 01:58 PM
My thought: plan and eat a snack at 10 or so!
I have trouble going longer than 2-3 hours without some food, so I plan to eat breakfast ~7:30, snack ~10, lunch ~12, snack ~3, snack ~5, dinner ~7.
Since I *know* I'm a heavy snacker, I usually divide my lunch up in half for noon and 3pm eating. The other snacks I count calories for and use them to get in extra dairy, fruits, or veggies.
Hope this helps!
08-04-2010, 03:46 PM
Your breakfast would make me hungry in less than an hour. I need protein. Being in a cubicle I guess you need to be careful of odors so eggs are probably out. Laughing cow cheese, Akmak or other whole grain crackers or a lo carb /whole wheat tortilla, and fruit would work for me. The crackers and cheese can be stored in your desk. I see the Laughing Cow -it will always be Vache qui rit for me ;) in store displays non refrigerated all the time.
08-04-2010, 03:59 PM
At around 7:45 a.m. I've been eating 1 cup of Fiber One mixed with some Rice Krispies (we've had 'em and they need to be eaten!) with .75 cup skim milk, a cut up banana and some blueberries. I'm full 'til lunchtime (which is 11 am for me...) My current favorite breakfast.
Other times I'll do .75 cup of Quaker Instant Oatmeal mixed with 1T peanut butter and sometimes a little cream cheese (fat free)...sometimes a Joseph's whole wheat and flax pita smeared with PB, fat free cream cheese and banana pieces.
Another favorite is 1 cup fat free cottage cheese mixed with some no-cal sweetener, 7-9 ice cubes and 1 serving Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup - blend it all for a big, protein-packed and filling shake.
08-04-2010, 04:10 PM
snacks: cheese sticks, hard boiled egg, celery with peanut butter, Cantaloupe, yogurt, apple, any fruit, broccoli or veggies w/ hummus
08-04-2010, 04:39 PM
You definitely should try adding some protein to your brekkie. OR - plan a snack (healthy, protein!) around 10:00 - 10:30.
This should alleviate your hunger attacks after breakfast :)
08-04-2010, 04:45 PM
I have 2 eggs in the morning (yes, with the yolk ;) ) around 7:30, and I am good until 12:30/1 for lunch.
08-04-2010, 07:54 PM
I too recommend eating the yolks. eggs are full of all 9 essential amino acids, have tons of vitamins and nutrients and have Choline (for cardiovascular and brain functions/reduction in heart disease risk). The yolk in the eggs PREVENT accumulation of cholesterol and fat in the liver. They are the perfect protein, eat it all! Plus it will keep you fuller longer :) Get the Omega 3 enriched ones if you can
Source: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth (Bowden)
08-04-2010, 08:54 PM
Cool, thanks so much for all the ideas!! The protein thing makes sense... I think I've been too focused on fiber lately and have been forgetting about protein. I have some eggs I need to eat anyway, so maybe I'll give that a try for a couple of days, and I might pick up some oatmeal too.
I love cottage cheese for a snack and I have some in my fridge; maybe I'll rotate that into my breakfast menu as well. :)