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the incredible edible egg

Monday, March 10, 2014

i don't think i've heard that slogan in awhile!

in one of many diet/fitness/nutrition books i've read i read a snack idea that was 2 hardboiled eggs. i also read that you should eat a protein and a carb together to get the biggest reward. with this in mind i always plan to have 2 hardboiled eggs and a fruit for my morning snack. it works great. holds me over til lunch most days. well today i forgot my eggs! eek! i don't do well if i get too hungry between breakfast & lunch. i decided to have my yogurt that was intended for my afternoon snack in the morning. less than a hour later i was hungry and felt a headache coming on. not good! i was able to rummage up a can of fruit cocktail to tide me over until lunch. I know my hunger is going to be all wacky for the rest of the day. at least i have an apple and chopped veggies for my afternoon snack. plus a few clemantines that are my emergency stash.

so, what have i learned?
1. i need a lot of protein in the morning
2. 2 eggs are a perfect snack
3. does no good to prep on sunday if you're just going to forget it at home.

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    I always keep boiled eggs and cooked chicken breasts in the fridge because as everyone has said protein is so important. I also eat soy butter and rice cakes too.
    1440 days ago
    I'm very big on protein with every snack/meal.. I also keep almonds in the bad and a small jar of peanut butter in the desk drawer and a spoon, just in case!!

    1442 days ago
    I love having hard boiled eggs as a snack!
    1443 days ago
    I agree boiled eggs are a great snack. Also V8 juice (which was an acquired taste).
    1443 days ago
    that #3 is that kicker! Soon it will be habit and you won't have an issue
    1443 days ago
    I started 'tacking a post-it' note on cupboard of things that need to be hauled from the fridge or otherwise and into my lunch-bag so I didn't forget (as I do too) emoticon No fun when we have to scrounge around, ............. I too have to have some protein or the carbs (Like Oatmeal) will burn off soon and leave me out of gas! ......... emoticon ...... I know you can and hey!! I just joined this team--No excuses! ............ Looks pretty active! emoticon
    1443 days ago
    Protein in the morning, always keeps me satisfied until lunch, or even beyond. So, if you don't eat protein for breakfast, having a protein-snack midmorning makes a lot of sense. Glad you discovered this,
    1443 days ago
    sounds like next time you will remember that snack,
    and yes protein is so important
    1443 days ago
    Smart ideas and impressive logic............................
    1443 days ago
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