I am one with the early meal. I can tell when I am really on my game because breakfast becomes -- steel-cut oats (slow cooked), with golden raisens, topped with a banana and Silk (soy milk). Now that winter is just around the corner, this is a much easier sell. In the summer, with the heat --- I am pressed.
I was a non breakfast eater for many years and this healthy habit was really hard for me to adopt. I have been eating (or rather drinking) protein shakes made with light soymilk, frozen fruit and soy protein powder. I know this is one of the reasons I have now been successful with my weight loss now. I still am not much for other traditional breakfasts, my stomach still doesn't like really solid foods too early (far to many years of not eating til lunch I guess) but the shakes are a good alternative. If made with frozen blueberries or cherries you can even avoid the seeds.
12/3/2009 12:29:41 PM
NURSERAY1 - You can eat anything first thing in the morning, not just traditional breakfast foods. A slice of pizza, a handful of nuts and an apple, half of a turkey sandwich, etc.
I have hard time eating breakfast. It could be that I don't like breakfast foods so I have learned to not eat so now really don't get hungry until 11 to 1. I really like eggs unless scrambled and disguised by salsa, I don't like cereal, maple syrup, biscuits, berries (its a texture thing with the seeds), Any suggestions?
hi there every one i stoped eatng breakfast as i started getting lazy to eat breakfast and not liking breakfast foods at all as i dont like milk or yougarts. well after reading this i am going to make somthing for me in the evenings and eat it when i get to work even if it is just a sandwhich or a boiled egg. thanks for having that artical.
I've learned to eat breakfast (not love it, but you know). :D It's one of the habits I learned from SparkPeople when I first joined in January 2008, and I've been going strong since. I attribute this as a cornerstone to the changed nutrition habits, and one that's been instrumental in my weight loss!
1/21/2009 1:26:59 AM
I'm a breakfast-phobe of old-- I almost *never* eat breakfast of any kind. My excuse has always been that I just don't feel hungry when I first wake up but now I know that you can eventually "reset" your body's hunger clock by forcing yourself to eat something in the morning I'm going to give it a proper go. Great article, thank you!
I love breakfast and that is my favorite meal to eat in a restaurant. My husband and I have grown very fond of Crockpot Steel Cut Oats that I fix frequently for cold mornings. It is an SP recipe I put on at night and it is ready when we get up. Leftovers are reheated for 3 days until gone. I top it with chopped pecans andn use vanilla soy milk. We also love Egg McMuffins made with light multi grain English muffins, egg, bacon, cheese, and sometimes homemade sausage I can, Kashi Go Lean is our favorite cold cereal.
My mom did not allow me or my cousins who lived with us to leave the house without having had breakfast! No wonder we all did so well in school! Each day was something different - toast with poached egg (still my fave), pancakes with smiley banana faces and topped with fresh berries when in season, omelets with veggies...as a result, I have continued to eat breakfast into my fifties...And there are 4 of us at work - We all eat breakfast together,having an informal staff meeting each day...The boss told me one day that he loves coming into the office & seeing us have breakfast together - somedays he even joins us!
I never have been much for eating breakfast. Good article, though.
3/17/2008 9:54:22 PM
I eat breakfast every day....my parents always made me eat breakfast in the morning with them so I guess it's habit. I'm trying to get a more balanced breakfast and trying to lessen the carbs and incorporate more fruits and dairy into my breakfast. Normally it's just cereal with a little bit of milk...now it's cereal, a cup of milk, and an apple.....for tomorrow, anyway!
I started eating breakfast in the morning around the time that I started on Spark. It really helps me reduce how hungry I am with breakfast, and spread out my caloric intake throughout the day. I have less headaches, because my blood sugar levels aren't dropping so low and peaking so high (even though I don't have diabetes, I think that sugar levels affect everyone). I highly recommend incorporating breakfast into your strategy!
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