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6/12/13 12:09 P

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Most of my days begin with oatmeal, strawberries and milk. You can add yogurt to add protein.
In spite of many no's - Eggs provide a complete protein. I have not checked to see if eating just the whites would give you the protein needed for the morning. Remember to eat 6 meals a day. You may consider Greek yogurt, an apple, peanut butter stuffed celery (limit to 2 Tbls), half a fruit & cottage cheese (count your portions) all will help get from one regular meal to the next without overeating. Occasionally I have half a banana or put the banana half in a low cal smoothie. Be patient to allow the full feeling and strength to kick in but mountains of water which you are doing help. As statied earlier the smoothies satisfy my sweet cravings.

These are tried and true suggestions and I hope you are seeing success with your goal. It seems it only takes days to get back to the sweet cravings but weeks to correct and a lifestyle of staying on track. We have to all get rid of the word "Try" to change and replace it with "Make" the change. You can MAKE it happen.

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6/12/13 10:48 A

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Thanks for all of the great comments, I don't think I have a problem with fluid intake I drink a minimum of 2 litres of water everyday usually a litre before midday then I take a fresh litre for my workout. I like the sound of a high protein breakfast but I'm stuck because I like to eat breakfast within 20 mins of waking and I don't eat a great deal of meat. Does anyone have any ideas for high protein, meat free breakfast ideas that are quick and easy? Thanks again I wasn't sure, as this is my first blog experience, what to expect and am very appreciative of the input.

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6/11/13 9:48 P

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Usually it's really hard to not eat something sweet when I'm bored. I don't feel good when I'm bored so I want something that will make me feel better.

Another trigger is seeing other people eat and enjoy sweet things.

Another is having free sweet things put in front of me.

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6/11/13 4:45 P

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I agree with so many of the suggestions already given, i.e., the good protein breakfast, drink sufficient amount of water, veggie strips. Think about keeping a handful of nuts as well. emoticon emoticon

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6/11/13 5:05 A

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I eat fruit all the time, think I might try carrot sticks though, I often find I need more than just apples I like the idea if the trail mix with m&m's.

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What about water or a glucose based drink whilst exercising and then a banana straight after exercise to keep you going until lunch? A wee box of almonds would also be a good source or energy and protein.,

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6/9/13 10:32 A

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I remember reading somewhere that it is good to hydrate yourself prior to exercise. Perhaps you are forgetting to do that. I have, it does seem to make a difference because of the exercise, you need to stay hydrated and have water at intervals during your exercise program.
Also, you do not want to eat a large meal but you know what they say, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away". You may not be eating enough small meals during the day (6 times). Rotate you eating so that you can have a small snack or partial meal of a few calories before exercising - I try around 100. Then at the end of the program, I am not shaky. It sounds like you may be experiencing a sugar low - are you diabetic? If so, consult with your doctor to prevent it from occurring. Best wishes for success!

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6/9/13 10:24 A
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I'm fairly convinced that a good protein breakfast is what keeps me going until lunch time... I was always one to graze because I was hungry...no more now!

Hope you find what works for you.

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6/9/13 10:21 A

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what about fresh fruit and/or vegetables?

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My biggest problem is that I get overly hungry, say after 2 hours exercise I get home feeling weak and shaking usually, I'll start by eating what I've intended as my lunch, after that though I start mindlessly eating rubbish. A Bag of crisps or a handful of biscuits until I feel angry at myself for having done it again! I need to find a healthy snack that I can take with me so I can stop myself feeling shaky and mindlessly eating... any suggestions?

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