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Wow! Great idea!
Sheri-St. Louis, Missouri, USA
While I don't seek out sugary products, one item I do eat as a 'treat' is my Fiber Bar with chocolate and I spread the top with Adams Peanut butter. It's my substitute for my all time favorite candy bar..Reese Peanut Butter Cup! Yummy!!
Starting Weight: 185lbs
Current Weight: 116lbs
Maintenance: 7 years, June 2014
Wow! I love all the great ideas here! I like plain oatmeal with soymilk and fruit, with a small amount of nuts sprinkled on top. Another favorite is plain greek yogurt with fruit and nuts.
Sheri-St. Louis, Missouri, USA
I will stay away from the raisins because they are very high in sugar and you do not need the sugar spike in your blood. Try oatmeal with fruit; 2-3 egg whites and veggies (omelet anyone?). Breakfast is the largest meal of the day for me. I eat at 3:30am before the gym and then my eggs and veggies around 8am.
I have found hot cereal lasts better for me than cold. Also, adding a few nuts and some flaxseed help it last longer.
Alternately, I like to use whole wheat bread broiled lightly with Edam cheese on top.
Years ago a dietician recommended cottage cheese and toast for a quick lasting breakfast.
I also do the egg and toast thing sometimes.
My husband likes peanut butter on toast too.
I find that when my breakfast is 2 eggs & toast....that that lasts longer for keeping me feeling full than a bowl of cereal. I love cereal, but it doesn't have the protein that will keep a person feeling full. I still like the variety of not eating the same thing every morning. So, I change things up. One of the tricks I learned once about a fried egg & toast? I put the egg right on top of a dry piece of toast (no butter on it). The egg gets put directly on the toast and I eat it all with a fork. No butter necessary.
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I've also revamped my breakfast to be more satisfying and to 'last longer' throughout my morning. My favorites include the following:
Cereal with milk, fresh orange, tea. Cereal is whole grain and often high fiber. I like Cheerios, Life, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, and oatmeal.
High fiber toast (1 slice) with peanut butter (1 tablespoon), fresh fruit, tea.
Banana, skim milk, tea, and single portion (or less) of some sugary pastry. I often do this when hubby buys coffee cake or Danish on the weekends.
2 eggs, 1 slice cheese, veggie add-ins, fresh fruit, high fiber toast with jelly, tea. This is a 'large' breakfast for me. I'll eat it on days I sleep late and typically have only two meals that day. I will also eat it early in the morning of a long day away from home.
In general, I try to have two servings of fruit with breakfast. I've reduced my fruit juice intake and substituted fresh, in-season fruit. I try not to eat a high protein breakfast (like the eggs meal noted) before I exercise, since that upsets my stomach. Thus, I will reserve the egg meal for my rest days or have it for lunch, since I prefer to exercise between breakfast and lunch every day.
I hope these suggestions help you.
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How about some fresh fruit besides raisins with your cereal? I like a fresh peach or a banana in the morning.
You also might want to try the "Tame your sweet tooth" challenge here on spark. Your body craves what it's used to having. Once you give your body other alternatives to what it craves (like sugar), the cravings will subside... Wouldn't hurt to give it a try.
Maybe try having a protein based breakfast rather than sugar based breakfast. It helps stop those sugar cravings and gives your body real fuel to use rather than sugar. My breakfast is 1 wholegrain bread slice with an egg. No morning sugar cravings for me. Later I have a snack of nuts or an apple if I need a boost before lunch.
I find some mornings that my regular cereal with raisins and milk does not do enough to sort out the sugar boost my body craves and need some suggestions please on what else you folks do that will keep me away from dad's caramels at 5 am in the morning. There must be some healthier easy options out there
Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
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