SARAHJANEJARM

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Step 1: Eating a healthy breakfast

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I find that eating a healthy breakfast is not as hard as I expected. I need to make sure I get up before nine am to get breakfast... otherwise I wait to long and then I have a late lunch. This puts my whole eating off for the rest of the day. Today I had oatmeal, with a 1tbs of peanut butter, 1/3 cup of cranrasins, and 1/3 cup of bitter sweet chocolate. This helped with my sweet craving and was still a healthy breakfast. I walked to the end of the drive way to check the mail and to bring in the trash bin but there was still trash in there. I have been doing well on my three steps. I also have not had anything at night before going to bed. That's been helping also. Today I have had a mocha coffee at the coffee place that requires purchase if you use their WiFi.
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  • TRACYZABELLE
    Checking in to see whats happening.. you have been quiet!
    3256 days ago
  • MONICA_W
    That sounds delicious but suspiciously like dessert! emoticon Did you track that in your nutrition tracker to see how it measured up?

    Breakfast in general is a wonderful wonderful thing. Keep it up! But do you think you could set a goal to coax the chocolate amount down? I don't advocate deprivation and I don't recommend making drastic changes (unless this chocolate-oatmeal thing is new to you - in which case you should quit now before it becomes a habit!) but easing yourself from eating a third of a cup of chocolate to a healthier oatmeal would be a great longer-term goal, maybe over a couple of weeks. If you're going to have breakfast, it may as well set you up for the day rather than be a sugar rush with a crash just around the corner. Including a protein and healthy fat source to ensure your breakfast sticks with you is a good idea too - the PB is a great choice. Good for you! Little steps in the right direction always add up.

    If it gives you some good ideas, I like my oatmeal (made from real oats) with lots of cinnamon (gives it that sweet baked-goodies flavour without any sugar!), a few chopped walnuts or pecans, a spoonful of ground flaxseed and some chia seed. My fiance does the same but adds a teaspoon or two of brown sugar - you could do the same while you're adjusting to a less-sweet breakfast.

    Wishing you the best of luck! Send me a message if I can do anything to help.
    3305 days ago
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