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LGREGG07 SparkPoints: (44,927)
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9/10/13 3:14 P

You have to do what works best for you! As long as you are within your calorie ranges and macro nutrient ranges, it doesn't matter if you eat a big breakfast or a lighter breakfast.

One suggestion I would make would be to swap out the toast (which I assume has butter and jelly, or just butter or just jelly on it) for a piece of fruit or veggies, which you can add in with your eggs. Also, do you add cheese to your scrambled eggs? If you do, you might not need to have the chocolate milk. Or you would replace the cheese in the eggs with veggies to "beef up" your eggs. Personally, I like to use old bay seasoning on my eggs. I find that the seasoning is better than cheese! (and I use to swear up and down that I didn't like eggs with out cheese!)

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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9/10/13 2:42 P

Your body doesn't care what time you eat, so if a 620-calorie breakfast fits into your daily range, then go for it. I agree, though, that I don't see how 1 egg (140 calories), 2 slices of turkey bacon (70 calories), and a glass of chocolate milk (~200 calories for 8 oz.) add up to that. The only thing I might question about whether that's a reasonable meal is whether you really want to be drinking half of your breakfast calories. It might just be my personal preference against drinking calories, but for me, I'd much rather eat another egg and slice of turkey bacon and drink water, tea, or coffee with it.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,612)
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9/10/13 10:09 A

I would go with it if it works for you. My heavy meal varies depending on my work schedule. But if you have figured out how to make it work for you, then stick with it.

But like the pp said, how does that add up to 620 cals?? 2 eggs alone are 140, so how is everything else 500? Maybe try a swap; Silk makes chocolate milk and it's 100 cals/8 oz and is DELICIOUS!

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,319
9/10/13 8:20 A

I'd agree with the pp; basically if it's working for you and you can balance out your calorie range, carbs fat protein etc for the day... get some fruit and vegetables at your other meals/ snacks.... I don't see a problem. What I don't understand is how one scrambled egg, 2 slices of turkey bacon, and chocolate milk add up to 620 calories. Is the chocolate milk loaded with sugar? That could be a problem. You'd be better off swapping out the chocolate milk (sugar) with some plain low-fat milk and some sort of whole grains. Oatmeal perhaps or whole wheat toast.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,331
9/10/13 8:02 A

does eating a 620 cal breakfast work for you? are you in your ranges at the end of the day and full during it? if so, then it works for you and keep doing it.
some people say to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. if that's how you like eating and it works for you, do it. and if it's working for you, then don't worry about anything else. if you need to make adjustments it's one place you can look, but a single meal, even one you eat regularly, doesn't tell the whole picture of how things add up at the end of the day, which is the only thing that really matters.
the only thing i see off about your breakfast is the lack of fruits and vegetables. now if you're using those as snacks because they are quick to grab, that's great. but if you aren't getting 3-5 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables a day, try tossing in a fruit with breakfast or some broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, peppers, onion, mushroom, zucchini, yellow squash, or eggplant into your scrambled egg.

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9/10/13 8:02 A

I just know there are days where lunch is skipped or very late un between classes. I usually eat something quick a salad or some fruit for lunch. I work then go straight to class or vice versa so my main meal is breakfast I guess. I just saw what everyone else was eating and I am like man my breakfast is up there in calories but then I mean I guess it evens out during the day. I don't go over my calories usually unless I am out of town with friends which is very seldom then its never too much over

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9/10/13 7:57 A

I would think it all really depends on what you eat during the rest of the day. If it fits in your daily calorie budget, and you prefer to eat a heavier meal earlier in the day, why not?

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9/10/13 7:54 A

So I was wondering I consumes 620 calories for breakfast I had a scrambled egg 2 slices of turkey bacon toast and chocolate milk. I workout after I eat, and I work at a hospital so You don't know what time you will get lunch or a break so I try to pick something with protein so I stay full longer... but is 620 too much for breakfast? even though I go and burn 200 of them off right after? Opinions please (:

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