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Olives are fine, fresh fruit is fine, just track it in your tracker and see how it fits. That's what I do.

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My go to breakfast options are:
1. Protein shakes (RAW Meal or Sun Warrior Warrior Blend-Vanilla) made with unsweetened almond milk
2. Organic Oatmeal
3. Toast smeared with 1 tbspn organic peanut butter, 1/2 banana, cinnamon, and agave
4. Organic Apple
5. Organic Banana




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Why are olives (black or green) not often mentioned? Are fresh pineapples, melons, grapes, bad for one's food plan?

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I love 1 cup hot tea, slice Low Call Bread and 1 cup health drink



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An english muffin with a 7 minute boiled egg and a glass of low fat milk.




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Coffee or another hot beverage helps those days when I've had a good breakfast but remain unsatisfied.



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I like the new Special K plus protein (3/4 cup), whatever fruit is in season, half cup of milk.



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"Fried" rice. Make on the weekend and quick reheat for the week. Brown rice (cooked), egg whites, favorite veggies, stir fry with olive oil or non-stick spray. Spinach, onion, a little turkey sausage..yum!

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My go to breakfast is oatmeal, nuts, apple or banana and milk. It's nutritious and filling.



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I do 1 cup berries with 8 oz light yogurt and a serving of high fiber cereal mixed with it. Dairy, fruit ,and high quality grain.

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Half of whole wheat or sourdough english muffin with tablespoon peanut butter, a teaspoon of ground flax seed, a splash of honey or teaspoon of jam.
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I have a hard with breakfast because I am not usually hunger. I always need to make sure I am enough or I will over eat at lunch. I usually like a piece of fresh fruit with yogurt or cottage cheese. Lately, I have been adding 1 or 2 pieces of raisin toast with a free sprays of butter.



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Oatmeal with fruit or Jimmy Dean De-light.



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I microwave egg whites with chives and tomatoes for one minute. And a bowl of hot cereal like Cream of wheat. Fast and easy.



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spray some pam into a nonstick pan
sauté a couple of fresh chopped veggies for a minute -- ex.- onions, squash, mushroom or peppers
add 2 eggs to scramble, or egg beaters or 3 egg whites

nice protein start to the day and veggie serving

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some god ideas, I also like those overnite oatmeals, but think I will give a try to this "banana fritter". As for cereals that have minimum sugar, I have tried puffed millet and quinoa

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Why not put a new twist on an old favorite...toast and eggs (and banana);

Try this:
take 1/4 cup Egg Beaters
1 slice Low Call Bread (Sara Lee)
1/2 banana
Splash of vanilla
Shake or two of cinnamon

Mix in blender until all the lumps are out and pour into a frying pan coated with cooking oil.
Cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes and turn over. cook on other side about 2 min.
Serve with low cal syrup or butter spray. Calories: under 125 emoticon Makes 1 banana fritter

It is realy quite good and a delightful change from plain old egg and toast.

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either a protein shake and fruit, or oatmeal and fruit with flax seeds

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I always have some Greek yogurt for breakfast.

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Depends on the season. In summer I make refrigerator oats about 4x a week and an egg white omelet about 2x a week. I take frozen spinach, defrost it, squeeze out the excess water and then refreeze in small ziploc snack bags and we usually have shredded cheese in the fridge, so the omelets are easy. Sundays DH and I usually makes a "big breakfast" for the family. If not, I'll have a bowl of cereal or an English muffin.

In the winter I'll make four servings of steel cut oats one day and then freeze in single portions for during the week. I also love grapenuts cereal microwaved with a milk and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

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Fix a nice breakfast for your spouse and you'll benefit from eating the same. Set the tone for the day.

PS My spouse does eggs for me regularly



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I begin thinking about my week of breakfast on Sunday morning. I break out the griddle, the 18 count carton of eggs, 1/2 lb of land o lakes deli American cheese, peppers, onions, turkey bacon. .. and anything else that strikes my fancy.

I fry up:

About 8 omlettes with a slice of cheese in each.
The whole lb of bacon till crunchy (this takes a while)
Chop veggies and fry them.

Then I pack it all in separate containers, after plating my Sunday feast, I then have Continental breakfast for every day, I get to pick what I want every day, I add salsa, avocado, ham, tomatoes...... Keeps me from eating sugar loaded oatmeal and cereal.

My co-workers think I cook breakfast every day, lol.


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Most of my breakfast are what I would have for lunch or supper - some fish, or chicken or turkey, veggies, and some type of berry. I like cereals, but have not found one that doesn't contain an exhorbitant amount of sugar, and eggs can get a little boring. If anyone out there can name a "sugar free" cereal (cold or microwavable), I'll be watching for.



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I love a glass of almond milk vanilla, with either some egg whites or oatmeal

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I'd use egg whites instead of a whole egg, so maybe 3-4 egg whites. For me more protein equals more staying power and less hunger. A little beans could be tasty as well as well as a little sauteed onion and bell pepper.

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either a protein shake and fruit, or yogurt with granola and fruit

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When I'm pressed for time, I heat up a Jimmy Deans delight sandwich. They are 220 cals I think and have an ok amount of protein with the turkey sausage, but beware because they do have a bit much sodium.
I don't do it enough, but like others have said, hard boiled eggs are a great snack a few hours between breakfast and lunch.

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I EAT CEREALS WITH NON FAT YOGURT
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I made some homemade whole wheat rolls. I love to cook and they taste so much better than the store bought slim rolls!



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I love non fat cottage cheeses. Good protein and very filling.I add a few strawberries or blueberries to add more flavor.

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soy milk



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Protein is a must to keep you satisfied until lunch. Eggs are portable, easy and portion controlled. I often have boiled eggs (2 medium) with a Fiber One English muffin or Fiber One bread.

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I agree with Judy1260; smoothies are a great way and taste scrumptious to get extra calcium and protein. I would def go easy on sausage and bacon regardless even the turkey and chicken kind have way too much sodium. The eggs are a much healthier choice.

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When I'm in a hurry in the mornings, or just feeling lazy, I have a can of Cento skinless and boneless sardines in olive oil. 220 calories and very filling.



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This thread was started over a month ago so it took me a few minutes to get to your tracker from June 19th. :) Like others have said, I suggest adding some fresh fruit and maybe a small smoothie to get a little extra boost of protein. I make my own smoothies by blending equal parts vanilla greek yogurt, 1% milk and frozen strawberries (I freeze fresh strawberries myself so I know there's no added ingredients). I make enough for four, divide them into 12 oz containers and freeze the extras. A 12 oz smoothie is about 120-150 calories depending on what you use for yogurt. I like them for the extra calcium and protein boost (and they taste good too!). I also suggest using two whole eggs for extra nutrients instead of one whole and one egg white. The calorie difference isn't all that much and it's healthier than the sausage and bacon you're putting in the burrito.

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A small blender drink.
Good way to get in your fruits and veggies.

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I add a slice of sprouted grain bread like Ezekiel's and piece of fruit. I try to mix up the fruit to make it interesting (ex: blueberries, cherries, banana, pineapple, guava, blackberries). Fruit gives you a lot of natural energy.
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Try rusk with cottage cheese very filling and light! definitely one of my favorites emoticon



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Plain greek yogurt, berries and 1/4-1/2 cup kashi good friends. Lots of protein and giver. I use fat free yogurt.

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Kashi cereal is really healthy and kickstarts your day with a nice amount of fiber.



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Breakfast is my biggest challenge. I am adding a fruit choice with every breakfast.



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Really nutty bread toast and enjoyed dry. Lots of fiber and very little fat



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Myself I have to bowls of H.E.B. sugar free Apple Cinnamon oatmeal,two large eggs(cooked in the microwave) with a small amount of cheddar cheese,and two slices of wheat bread toasted.Thats my normal breakfast...



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I, too, hard boil several eggs on the weekend and keep them in the fridge for quick protein snacks or as part of breakfast. I often have a hard boiled egg before I head to the pool to swim before work. Keeps me from getting hungry while swimming. I eat a little more breakfast at work, after swimming. Sometimes it's oatmeal and fruit, sometimes it's a Slimfast shake, sometimes it's a special k flatbread breakfast sandwich. Some mornings I'll have a Slimfast before swimming, and a Jimmy Dean light breakfast bowl for the rest of my breakfast. Some days I have yogurt and fruit once I get to work.


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I add fruit to my breakfast. Whether it's a banana or nectarine with a bowl of bran cereal or a handful of blueberries and strawberries on my oat meal. Or, if I don't have much time, just a banana and a protein shake does the trick. Either way, I don't feel like I've had a decent breakfast without my fruit, even it that fruit is sliced tomatoes on toast with a pinch of salt.
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I'm a big fan of veggies for every meal. They are very low calorie and high nutrient. Add some raw cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, etc to your breakfast.

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Adding veggies, beans and a little more protein is a big help to me. Maybe even including a berry and yogurt combo or a nice piece of fruit.

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I try to eat 500 calories per meal. Or my range from 1560-1850 per day. I started at 249 two years ago and I am down to 220 +- a pound or two. I am 6 ft 2 inches and my goal is to be 210. I am 67 years old. Portion control and exercise 3 days a week on a stationary bicycle, and I keep a food and exercise diary on Sparks. I weigh weekly at our local TOPS CLUB every Saturday. I went from a 44 waist to a 38. My shirts were a xxl to a large tall.
Last year I lost down to 210, but my face was too sunken in my cheeks. My driver's license was awful with no glasses. Ha ha.

I do like my 1/2 cup of oatmeal with 1/2 cup 2% milk and 1/2 cup water. I add 1 tsp slivered almonds and dried cranberries, splenda brown sugar. It really fills me up along with my regular coffee every morning.

I like sweets and do try to make low fat/sugar recipies. My wife and I love the lemon/pineapple dry mix with 8 oz fat free cool whip and one egg. Only 30 calories per cookie. Roll in powdered sugar and cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on parchment sheet.

My goal is to be 215 by December 2013, I will check with my doctor on my next visit. lemon cookies



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It used to be that I used to refuse to drink milk. A few weeks ago, I tried using milk with my oatmeal.
~~I instantly saw a difference. More energy, and a clearer mind.
I recommend if someone decided to use milk, do research. There are so many choices based on diet or goals that they may have.



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through trial and error i've learned I cannot do carbs for breakfast so I stick to lean protein like Egg Beaters with veggies or a high protein low sugar shake.

“First you fuel the desire, then the desire will fuel you.” - Napoleon Hill



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I'm a creature of habit and I will go through periods where I eat the exact same thing every morning for months. Right now I have been having a vanilla greek yogurt with 1 tbsp chia, 1/4 cup slivered almonds and 1/4 cup granola. I love it.
I used to eat 1.5 tbsp of organic peanut butter on a sandwich thin with a piece of fruit.



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I add fruit: an orange, mandarin, kiwi or handful of fresh berries (if in season). Sometimes I'll slice up an apple and put some almond butter on it.

Mostly, I try to round out meals, especially breakfast which can be a little carb-heavy. For instance on sunday, I made pancakes. Instead of having 4 pancakes, I had 2 pancakes, plus an apple and almond butter, some strawberries, and some sauteed onions and potatoes. Filled me up, got some fruit, veggies, protein and healthy fats in one meal instead of just pancakes.



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I love the original Fiber One Cereal eat it every morning with 1/2 cup of milk, plus some fruit whatever I have around right now strawberries as we just picked our third ice cream pail full.



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Juicing works best for me.

6 - 8 kale leaves, chopped
2 green apples
4 stalks of celery
1 cucumber
half a lime
approx. 1" of fresh ginger
unsweetened almond milk
banana

With your juicer running, add kale, apples, celery, cucumber, lime and ginger. When completed, add that to your blender and mix in 1 cup of almond milk and a banana. Chill. This will give you at least 2-1/2 servings. Keeps me from getting hungry.

Otherwise, I usually have 2 hard or soft boiled eggs that I put into aluminum foil to keep warm and eat them at work.



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I'm all about "quick & convenient", which leads me to make poor decisions with food. I've noticed that my quick "bowl of cereal" is usually full of sugar and doesn't fill me up. I started to feel better when I made a fried egg in the morning (it filled me up and stuck with me longer). However, I usually would skip making the egg because let's face it... I'm lazy. Therefore, I found a solution. I hard-boil 6 eggs each week. I'll eat one with each morning (by dipping it in salt-pepper for flavor). It seems like an odd breakfast choice, but it is quick, healthy, and it keeps me from getting hungry until lunch. I eat it with 1 cup of skim milk. emoticon + emoticon = emoticon



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Old style breakfast in my house since I'm Hispanic fills me up and keeps me going: 1 egg mixed with 1/4 c. pinto beans, taco made of whole wheat tortilla with mashed pinto beans and cheese or over-easy egg with warm salsa.

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change. - Katherine Hepburn


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Smoothies are quick and easy!



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great ideas, love the honesty, good ideas



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A bowl of bran flakes with a banana, walnuts, and 1% milk.

Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time.


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I add some peanut butter to get some extra protein in my day.



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watermelon or grapefruit

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


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If you have time in the morning I would suggest doing some cardio exercise prior to eating breakfast. You may find that you are less hungry and can eat the breakfast you started your post with (minus the donut) and be satisfied.

Do not forget that it takes 20 minutes for your stomach/small intestine to tell your brain it is full. Can you create a habit to walk away from the meal for 20 minutes then check back in with yourself asking : Am I really still hungry? Easier said than done I know, but when it becomes a habit it is golden!

Possibly you have the kind of body that really needs a protein filled snack a few hours after breakfast? Not a bad thing as long as you plan for it. Protein and fiber fill you up, all of the posts before mine have great suggestions on things that could be used for snacks that contain protein and fiber.

Good Luck!



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Quality calories to add ideas:

Low fat breakfast sausage
More egg
Whole wheat tortilla
Greek yogurt (plain non-fat or Dannon Smart-N-Fit)


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Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


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Sounds real appetizing to me, anxious to try it.I'm new at the nutritional eating habit, and looking for variety in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner meals. Thanks for this suggestion!!!



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A few ideas (so many good ones already!)-
fat-free greek or plain yogurt with stevia or splenda and a fruit salad (fresh, frozen or canned!)
instant oatmeal ( you can get 100 cal packs)
cut up apple with some nut butter
grapefruit or an orange
1 cup of special k with skim milk
two pieces of toast (I use the WW brand but there are other low-cal ones too)
a small bagel toasted (you can find ones around 120 cals)
a toasted english muffin
a smoothie (you could do one with fruit and yogurt or try a green smoothie to get some really good nutrients too!)

You said you find fruit expensive? Nah, you can get some good deals out there. And frozen or canned (in real juice or water, or if syrup you can rinse to get off the excess sugar and calories) are just as nutritious and are good to keep in the freezer/pantry for quick access.

If you really like watermelon or pineapple- enjoy that! Canned pineapple and cottage cheese or fat-free plain yogurt- mmmmm.

Personally I don't do well with breakfast burritos. I'm like you- I don't like veggies in my eggs. So when I do make one with egg whites, fat free cheese and turkey bacon- meh, doesn't fill me up! I do like making an "egg mcmuffin" with those same ingredients and an english muffin- and I'll try to have a fruit on the side to increase my nutrition.

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The peaches this year are fantastic because of the wet spring ... I would suggest a fresh peach with some whipped cream. Yummy!



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I like to make a 2 egg omlet with some chopped veggies (zucchini, tomato, spinach) and 1/2 cup of orange juice



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I can usually find some kind of yogurt in flavors I like with 100 calories or less on sale for about 50 cents each or even less when I do my grocery shopping and I generally have one of these with about 1/4 cup of some crunchy cereal thrown in (another 50 calories) about 2 hours or so after I eat my breakfast. For breakfast, I like a fiber one english muffin topped with 1 slice of cheese and some low-sodium ham which comes to 220 calories so that way I've only consumed 370 cals by lunchtime containing a decent amount of protein and I'm also not starving when lunchtime comes.



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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was going out in the garden and picking fresh fruit. Raspberries were always my favorite, but I just loved tasting fresh fruit. There's nothing like it! It's also a great way to teach kids about the work that goes into getting food on the table.

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I just read the article on this site: "What does a 300 calorie breakfast look like". The spreads they put together look really good and are balanced. Take a look and you will get some ideas. Most where at least one egg, a whole grain of some sort, and fruit.



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Ezekiel sprouted grain bread toasted with 2 tablespoons organic crunchy peanut butter. It provides lots of energy and is quick to make.

"She believed she could so she did."


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More info on chia seed here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_hispanica . Basically, they are teensy little seeds that have a ton of fiber (11g per oz) and a good bit of protein, so adding them to yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, etc. will help you stay feeling full longer. I like to put them in the refrigerator oatmeal someone linked to downthread--so good!

They do have about 100 calories per tablespoon though, so keep that in mind. Also they get sort of gelatinous once they are exposed to liquid, almost like a less-squishy tapioca, so if you don't like that texture I would suggest wheat germ instead, which basically disappears in oatmeal.

You can buy them at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc., or if there's not a store like that near you they are available on amazon.





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What are chia seeds and where do I find them?



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Watermelon wedge. emoticon



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Greek yogurt with chia seeds and diced almonds or walnuts mixed in. Definitely ups your protein and helps to keep you full.

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Hard boiled egg; 1/2 bagel with cream cheese and fresh fruit smoothie or veggie smoothie. Super refreshing veggie smoothie is with kale, cucumber, green pepper and celery. It can be mixed with protein powder or yogurt whatever is on hand. Ice and water. Sometimes it is too hard to get all those servings of fruit and veggies on for the day this way you can drink them. It is often and experiment lab here....let's see how this combo tastes.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


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I love a salad with egg, tomatos, celery, spinach and a slice of wheat toast. I have always used very little salad dressing, and 1/2 teaspoon Smart balance buttery spread is tasty.



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I have to have my egg and bread in the morning...either toast, or with a tortilla and lentils.....

One day, one meal, one workout at a time.....


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Cooked oatmeal (1-2 min) and add either 1/2 c blueberries or another day--small banana and
little skim milk.
I try to drink two glasses of skim milk a day and have one greek yogurt (as my 3rd dairy)

once a week, may cook a scrambled egg + one egg white and have 1 slice whole grain/wheat bread and piece of fruit....



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Love whole wheat germ fruit smoothies.



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A couple of hard boiled eggs... it'll also help you reach your protein goals.

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Milled linseed get you fiber for the day



Join the 10 minute challenge and get exercising.

See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

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Don't forget to make your workout fun so as not to get bored with it.

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I try to include protein with breakfast whenever I can. A string cheese wrapped with a thin slice of virginia baked ham is around 100 calories. I pair this with coffee and fruit. Right now I'm in an oatmeal rut. I love the stuff plain, but will sometimes add a tablespoon of brown sugar or maple syrup and chopped walnuts. This combination keeps me feeling full until lunch. Then I make lunch my biggest mal of the day and have a lighter dinner.



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I eat oatmeal and sometimes add 1 tblspn of organic creamy peanut butter.

I also drink a protein shake with veggies, fruits, flax seeds and chia seeds.

Or a slice of bread with 1 tblspn of PB, honey, cinnamon and 1/2 of sliced banana.



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I'm not seeing any meat in your tracker, or eggs or yogurt. I only looked a couple days back though. I didn't look further up the comments to see if you've added any comments, either. I would recommend adding more protein to your breakfast- an egg or a half cup of egg whites to your wrap or sandwich along with the cheese I see. Also, the addition of greek yogurt for the protein would work. I would recommend some meat in your day, but I'm uncertain if you are eating it at all or not. Hope that helps.

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I was still really hungry after breakfast today and had that "I'm going to eat everything in sight feeling". I ended up toasting a double fiber english muffin (both halves), spreading with 2 tsp peanut butter and 2 tsp sugar free smuckers jam. It was about 200 calories but held me over until lunch.



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