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BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (54,504)
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2/23/13 3:05 P

umm, yes, I make the eggs myself. its easy for me when I still haven't gone to the store to get some beef/chicken whatever.

thanx all for the help. will look into it.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/22/13 11:32 P

Well if you wanted to reduce your standard breakfast from 500+ to 400-450, just remove one egg. Or, substitute 1-2 of your eggs with egg whites (buy the just-egg-whites packaged in a carton). You won't even notice the difference (or if you do, if it seems too small/unsatisfying, make up for the missing egg with a couple extra mushrooms or other veggie).

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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2/22/13 11:30 P

I have become completely addicted to my breakfast of a toasted bagel with natural peanut butter. It's a total of 460 calories, very yummy, and extremely filling. (I have breakfast around 7:30 in the morning and don't get hungry for lunch until noon or 1pm.) I find that it's a nice combination of protein and carbs, so it also fills me up well even after a 3- or 4-mile run.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,277)
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2/22/13 9:49 P

The calories you eat at individual meals don't matter. What matters is how many you eat over the course of the day (although eating only one large meal is not recommended!)

Looking at your trackers, I'm seeing a very erratic pattern. You go as high as 2100 calories, then as low as 500, with days around 1,000. Are tracking accurately? This doesn't appear to be a healthy eating pattern.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
2/22/13 9:27 P

I see you track a lot of scrambled eggs. Do you make them yourself? If so you should track them from the regular eggs entry, tracking anything you add to them separately. The scrambled eggs entry is calculated based on other things being added to the eggs, so you might be overcounting there.

STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,748)
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2/22/13 9:25 P


Here is a good comprehensive list to check out.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 950
2/22/13 9:25 P

If you have 500-600 calories at breakfast and dinner with no lunch, you re only consuming 1000-1200 calories per day. 1200 is the bare minimum a woman should eat to be to have their body function normally, and that is usually only if you are sedentary. Assuming you work out, or have a job, or have kids, you are probably not sedentary.

Would you consider trying to breakup your 1200 calories into smaller meals through out the day? Say, 300 for breakfast, lunch, dinner, with two 100 calorie snacks? Research suggests that people who eat regularly keep their metabolism functioning at its peak and are healthier, as well as better able to lose weight.

Best of luck!

BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (54,504)
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2/22/13 7:58 P

usually I have 500-600 calories for breakfast and dinner.

well I have been thinking of decreasing that. try as I might, decreased calorie eating helps me, along with decreased carb consumption.

any ideas on decreasing that? maybe a good breakfast of 450 to 500 calories?

Not sure how to go about this.

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