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10/19/13 10:29 P

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A favorite tip I use is

snack small serving of fruit (say 1/2 a medium apple) with a protein say nut butter.

snack 2 thin sliced deli ham with a little mustard a couple of roasted aspargus (or dill pickle or other veggie) and a slice of low fat cheese. roll into a log and eat!

for crunch factor nothing beats 6 to 8 dry roasted almonds (or raw ones) and a small serving of fruit.

Just keep the calories to 100 or less.

3 triscuits, 1 small dill pickle, and 1 1/2 oz low fat cheddar cheese is a great late night or morning snack. put triscuits on paper plate (or parchment paper is using conventional oven 375F) place a slice of cut up dill pickle on each cracker and cover each pickle slice with 1/2 oz low fat cheddar cheese. I microwave until cheese is melted usually 50 seconds or less depending upon your microwave. I have only had success in microwave with either parchment paper or dixie brand small paper plate. Other paper plates the wax melts and cracker sticks to the cracker or the cracker becomes soggy. The parchment paper will absorb the moisture. It does not work with a real plate or microwave tray.

Make your own hot cocoa mix with powdered non-fat milk, cocoa, and alternate sweetener of choice. I sometimes add mine to coffee for my own lowfat mocha!

Have fun and experiment. Try new foods.

cindy


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ANNWILLWALK's Photo ANNWILLWALK Posts: 103
10/16/13 12:35 A

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Thanks Cindy! All great ideas that I needed. I will definitely try some of these. I especially need high protein ideas because I do not eat enough protein in my diet. I'm always low on that.
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9/29/13 9:44 P

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I learned from many sources from doctor, dieticians, naturopathic clinic, magazines, medical websites, etc. That eating a high protein low fat, high fiber breakfast will prevent overeating later in the day.

Skipping breakfast I learned was the fast way to overeat and gain weight.

The second thing I learned was that failing to drink water throughout the day was preventing my body from releasing excess weight. Surprise was that when I started drinking more water I found my energy levels increased.

So for breakfast let go of the old breakfast stereo types. Sometimes I eat 1/2 sandwhich (whole grain bread) with low sodium ham and veggies with some mustard and a serving of fruit. Who cares that it would be lunch for someone else.

So if you have other healthy meals that taste good then think about having something similar as a breakfast.

I learned to do that when I realized that I am intolerant to eggs and dairy products

I love steel cut oatmeal but it does not have enough protein so I add 2 oz of low sodium deli ham which I roll into a log. In this way I have good protein and high fiber. It may not be conventional but it works for me. Sometimes I roll steamed or roasted asparagus in the ham.

I do eat egg occassionally and then make french toast with liquid egg product (no milk) and add some fresh fruit to it. Berries are my favorite fruit.

As they say at work. Think outside the box.

I even have been known to have a piece of toast with a nut butter and 1/2 and apple for breakfast.

cindy



Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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ANNWILLWALK's Photo ANNWILLWALK Posts: 103
9/29/13 8:45 P

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I never eat breakfast. I kind of hate eggs, meaning I tolerate them. So I'm excited to be here to get some great breakfast ideas so I can get my protein and on a regular schedule for my medicines and my food intake. Thanks!!

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