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Dietary Changes

Monday, March 17, 2014

Changing things in diet is (a) always revealing, and (b) most often, hard!

I've been on program, now, for over three years. The one thing that I've done, and NEVER vary in my approach, is to have a good breakfast EVERY morning. During that 3+ year period, I've had oatmeal 98%+ of the mornings. However, I've learned when I'm really having trouble "making my numbers" for the month, that replacing the oatmeal with egg whites makes a huge difference in my ability to "turn the numbers around".

At first it was hard to do this, because I so love oatmeal -- always with dried or fresh fruit. Now, I can do this whenever I want to -- and I look forward to the change.

Moral, of the story?

It's good to have regularity in your diet when you are trying to better manage your nutrition and weight. It makes planning easier. It allows your body to build appropriate "expectations". It's also good to carefully enlarge your menu repertoire -- across time. I'm still working on the latter.

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  • v DEBBYFROMMT
    You're right, a varied diet also ensures you are getting all of the nutrients you need. I should listen to that myself. I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday for years. (oatmeal and fruit!)
    803 days ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    I'm also an oatmeal or egg white breakfast person. I agree -- they are both great!! -Marsha
    804 days ago
  • v 23KAIYA
    I have breakfast every day, either a thick veggie, fruit and greek yogurt smoothie or egg whites, scrambled with feta. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I look forward to it emoticon
    804 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm not a breakfast person but have learned to eat egg whites and have them every morning. I don't do well with carbs in the morning but the protein in the eggs suits me fine.
    804 days ago
  • v PERFECTVELVET
    Thank you for the reminder. I always get stuck in food ruts, but it's still good to change your plan even if you don't.
    804 days ago
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