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SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
10/17/13 1:17 P

I eat two egg yolks every day and my total cholesterol is136, down from a high of 246 without drugs. I also don't eat beef, poultry or pork but do eat fish and limit my dairy to Greek yogurt or lowfat cottage cheese, with the occasional cheese or ice cream splurge. I think meat or dairy have a bigger impact on your cholesterol than egg yolks. YMMV

EXOTEC Posts: 3,220
10/17/13 12:04 P

I agree with you about the carbs. I also avidly agree with other posters about real eggs. The yolks are good for you, and will also keep you less hungry for longer than the cartonized stuff.

While you're at it with dropping carbs, drop the fake butter or margarine, too. Just use real butter. Again, the fat will help you feel satiated and keep you from snackies later.

Otherwise, eggs-cheese-veggies sounds like a great breakfast. You can make quick quiches in the microwave with those ingredients, too. You might add some minced meats if that goes along with your plan. Leftover chicken or ham or some bacon crumbles sound like they'd all be tasty additions.

Overall your breakfast sounds pretty yummy. What time should we arrive? =D

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,828
10/17/13 7:41 A

Your breakfast seems pretty good....

Here are some ideas.....

1 slice of thinly sliced toasted rye bread is around 66 calories and should help keep you fuller as rye digests slowly. I would skip the I can't believe it's not butter.....Benocal has no trans fat but does have plant sterols to help keep cholesterol down or try the nut butter as someone has suggested, slather lightly.

Avoid high glycemic foods.....soda, processed carbs, sugar, etc., they just raise your insulin levels which makes your body want to hold onto fat.

Sample Meals
Old fashioned oatmeal with walnuts/blueberries
Grits packet with 2 soft boiled eggs mixed in....248 calories
Mushroom & 1 ounce low sodium cheese egg white Omelet
Spinach Omelet made with egg whites ( ALL WHITES ARE GOOD and fluffy)

1/2 CUP EGG WHITES SCRAMBLED WITH 1 SLICED Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dog.... no nitrates, no fillers, no preservatives and 100 CALORIES

2 Ounces of Cottage Cheese (ice cream scoop size) with Parsley & 1/2 Chopped Onion
Strawberries and Skim Milk, or any kind of berries
2 Soft Boiled eggs with crumbled bacon inside ( I use Oscar Mayer Ready Bacon)
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese with 4 walnuts or a few matchstick carrots & Flaxseeds around 100 calories

Cereal with sugar may make you hungry...maybe try
Multi Grain Cheerios with skim and berries ( Medium Sugar)
Kashi 7 whole grain Puffs (organic Section $2.89 a box, no sugar, no sodium) (70 calories a serving) add blueberries for more fiber.
Puffed rice ...No Sugar or sodium

Van's 97% Fat Free WAFFLES 2 @ 120 CALORIES FOR BOTH waffles ...add Jimmy Deans turkey sausage 2 links around 35 calories each

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 10/17/2013 (07:44)
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10/16/13 9:11 P

I would suggest trying to use real (whole) eggs... since you're looking for suggestions.
the yolks have most of the vitamins and other good-for-you things. Even spark people ran an article about it a few days back, and I do believe whole foods are better for you in the long run. The article even stated that the cholesterol levels didn't change in studies of people eating eggs (whole) vs no eggs... its the LDL that you need to worry over.

I agree on the cereal bit... its people kibble ^_~

My go-to breakfast is two (whole) eggs and slice of bread or half a roll... and many times I'll add some diced tomatoes (maybe 1/2c). I find mixing in some carbs in the morning helps me feel better vs eating just the protein.



BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,310
10/16/13 9:02 P

I just use eggs... but same difference I suppose. I'm not sure what Cooper Cheese is...? Is it a name brand? A normal cheddar, or a processed slice, or a fat-reduced? What is it exactly?

I'm assuming the broccoli is leftover-steamed?

Overall, it sounds very much like a "typical" breakfast that I would make for myself - eggs with veg, plus a bit of cheese for flavour/extra protein. For me, it works well. I use whatever veg I have around - EVERYTHING works with eggs, if it's already cooked, great, if not I just shred finely and saute for a few minutes first, then stir in the eggs. I tend to use parmesan for the cheese (lots of flavour in a small amount, plus convenience). If you were going to ditch any part of that breakfast, I'd agree with you to dump the bagel thin (and the margarine that goes with it) - if you do that, you could add an extra egg (or egg's-worth of eggbeaters). If you like the bagel though, keep it. Or switch it up depending on your mood, maybe some days you want the bagel and less egg, other days you want more egg/no bagel.

Don't be afraid to experiment with the veg! It doesn't take very long to saute a few mushrooms and peppers, or onions and beet greens, or tomatoes and fennel... and even less time to reheat whatever leftover veg you may have on hand from the night before.

You'll be much happier with this protein-heavy breakfast than you ever could be with Cold Cereal. Dry cereal just seems to have no "staying power" whatsoever.

NIRERIN Posts: 11,906
10/16/13 9:02 P

i would say to swap the not butter for nut butter and call it good.
personally my fallback breakfast is half a bagel and half an ounce of cheese for what it's worth.

but you have to remember that it's not just one meal, it's how all the meals work together and add up to where you need to them to at the end of the day. if the numbers and nutrients are where they are supposed to be, you like the food, and it's easy to make then you are right where you want to be.

Edited by: NIRERIN at: 10/16/2013 (21:03)
CALLIE8799 Posts: 7
10/16/13 8:28 P

I'm trying to honestly look at my meal choices and see if I need tweaking or deletions. Could you please share your thoughts on if they are healthy (on the path for weight loss) or what can I tweak. I'm not really keen on trying alot of stuff and this breakfast choice is what I eat Monday thru Friday (it's easy to make- I do work).

breakfast: 1/3 cup of Egg Beaters with 5 florets of broccoli and 1/2 slice of Cooper Cheese. I then, if hungry later, toast 1 bagel thin and use 1 tblsp (max-usually use less) of I can't believe it's butter)

if I eat cereal- I"m hungry sooner and I need to get away from carbs. I'm probably going to dish the bagel thins.

Deb


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