Great article. I try to eat breakfast at least five days out of the week. I will incorporate the other two now.
10/6/2009 12:48:37 PM
As I understand it (from my reading), Special K cereals and others like it are basically some over-processed grains sprayed with vitamins. It is a very expensive way to get vitamins, ounce for ounce. Better to eat whole grains in the least processed form possible and get the vitamins from other whole foods, with a supplement booster if you feel you need it.
When the latest health craze took hold the big cereal companies looked for a way to stay on top of the wave - Bingo! the Special K, Product 19, Cheerios Diet Plan! Eat two meals a day of Special K and loose 2 pounds when a week goes 'round!
I always have to eat something first thing in the morning, but it's always a small 100 calorie-ish snack. Because then I exercise and I can't exercise on a full stomach! Only after that do I eat a high fiber/protein, complex carb breakfast. =)
8/17/2009 8:04:24 PM
I take TAIslim, the product that had leptine and it control appetite. Also it works in another directions as cleanser og colon system. in addition it works on hormone to release satisfaction and other body problems. That's right it works.
I find it very confusing that this article says that waffles and bagels are not good choices while the Healthy breakfast ideas article says to have homemade waffles or a bagel with peanut butter. If those choices lead to over eating you mite as well just skip them. I must admit I have never been a big breakfast eater. I feel that if I do eat a few egg whites or a bowl of cherrios, I am just hungry all day long, compared to when I dont.
I have learned that a high protein breakfast holds me longer than cereal. A couple of fried eggs and 1 serving of Jennie-0 turkey sausage is my favorite. I get my cereal in as an evening snack! Kind of a sweet treat for being good all day!
And don't forget savory breakfasts like fat free hashbrowns and a stirfry of veggies and tofu or seitan or eggs if you eat them. I don't do well with carby, sweet, cool breakfasts like what is recommended in the article. If I eat that way, I'm starving less than 2 hours later. Give me 4-5 servings of veggies like: spinach, mushrooms, leeks and jalapeno peppers, 1 cup of hashbrowns and about 3 oz of protein and I'm good for 4+ hours. Then I do seem to have a pretty low calorie lunch. Also: I exercise in the morning. I exercise pretty intensely most days and eat breakfast AFTER exercising.
I work out every morning whether it is tennis or spinning and I do not feel well if I eat something before working out. Usually, after my work out I will come home and have more of a "brunch" type meal...and obviously, I drink a lot of water during my workout and sometimes will have a cup of coffee before working out. The caffine gives me a little "jolt" before working out.
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