Eat Breakfast?? I'm trying!! Really I Am

Thursday, July 28, 2011

When I first wake up I am not hungry. Actually that is one of the few times that food is not on my brain. I usually get hungry around 9:30am - 10am and of course I'm at work. Granted we have a full kitchen but it is not feasible to stop work and go in there and make breakfast for myself. I'm a Leasing Agent for an apt complex and I'm sure the prospects would love to come in to the sweet smell of sausage and eggs emoticon emoticon but that ain't gonna happen. So I usually eat a snack that is either crackers, chips, cookies something, anything that is not a healthy choice.

I am striving for healthy choices but I am in such a morning routine that I don't know how to break my bad habit. I get up - without an alarm mind you - 7 days a week by 6:30am. Ok forget this my morning schedule is as follows:

6:15am Take the dogs for a walk
7:00am Back home and give the dogs fresh water and food
7:10am Sit down and catch up on local news and/or email
7:30am Take a shower
7:50am Get dressed, hair, makeup and such
8:15am Take the doggies out for one last "p-mail" before work
8:25am Walk to the office

I know that habits are broken by replacing positive ones. But where would I add MY breakfast and what to make?? I started thinking and one thing could that I have a tenancy of binging at night and therefore not hungry first thing in the morning. Ok stop all the binging - I can work on that. I am learning a lot about myself as I write it all out. So bear with me. I really don't want to get up early because I do not feel comfortable walking the dogs in the dark by myself. I do wait for the sun to come up.

Is there anything that I can prepare the night before maybe and heat up for breakfast? I know that breakfast does not have to consistute said breakfast food so that could be one way for me to think outside of the box but I am very open to suggestions. Did or does anyone else have an issue with this? And if so how did you improve? emoticon

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  • THERY68
    I'm just starting back to eating breakfast as well. My problem is that once I start eating, my hunger kicks in, so I tend to put off eating as long as possible! I'm finding that Grape Nuts seems to holds my hunger at bay for quite a while. Going to stick with it and see what happens.
    3094 days ago
  • SARAH41168
    I did eat some cream of wheat this morning. I made myself sit down and eat breakfast this morning.
    3131 days ago
    Oatmeal takes 3 minutes. Premeasure fruit. cereal and flax milk. Pick what you like and eat it.
    3132 days ago
  • LAURIE160IN2013
    Anything! Leftovers from last night's supper, boiled eggs, quiche you made earlier in the week.... Anything you can grab and much on, preferably protein and/or fat. I don't know what food plan you're on, but anything you can eat, you can eat it for breakfast. Personally I have some flax and yogurt first thing, but it doesn't fill me up and I always need to have something else an hour or so later. (But I work at home, so I can.) Good luck!
    3132 days ago
    While you are catching up on your emails or watching the morning news, have an English muffin with LF cream cheese.
    I also keep a dozen boiled eggs in my fridge each week. Some mornings I will have a hb egg with mayo in an eng muffin. Those are my go to breakfasts.
    I used to be like that. A nutritionist once told me to just have 1/2 banana to start your metabolism up. Try something like that then.
    3132 days ago
    Breakfast is a problem for me too. I sometimes find that yogurt with my favorite crunchy cereal and frozen fruit all mixed together is satisfying and quick. It's sort of like a parfait. No work, no hassle.
    I wish us both luck!
    3132 days ago
    I had to train myself to eat breakfast. Its paying benefits.
    3132 days ago
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