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12/29/09 4:34 P

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Breakfast is SO important. I love veggie quiche cups for something quick and easy in the morning. Take an afternoon to make them, freeze them, and defrost two for a quick out the door meal. If you work out in the morning, they're not so heavy that you feel "icky," which is a good thing! I also love toast (or a whole grain toster waffle!) and peanut butter.
Oh! Also, protein smoothies are great in the morning. Find a protein powder you like (you can find them everywhere now... even Wal-Mart sells it!) put a scoop of that in the blender with some skim milk and your favorite fruit for a great meal (and and yummy one at that)!

Oh, and for the coffee... try substituting hot tea (caffine free) for one of your mugs... and go half and half on regular and decaf! Sometimes it's just as much the hot liquid that we want!

Edited by: TALESEDRIN at: 12/29/2009 (16:36)
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LACEYGURL15 Posts: 2
12/3/09 2:54 P

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My trainer recommends oatmeal in the morning with a quarter cup of fruit or nuts (I add cinnamon). Its easiest if you make it over the weekend and put it in tupperware that you can carry with you. Nalgene has great water bottles that have straws that really help me get enough water in a day. Good luck!

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12/3/09 2:50 P

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Yes! i know exactly how you feel abobut BKFST. I used to never eat it....and now I never go without it! i get grumpy!!!!! :-) It really makes a huge differnce in your day and your healthy journey!!! i know for sure the spark articles have great motivation for eating BKFST anad some quick and easy meal ideas that you definitely can eat on the go....I do:-)

Keep into spark for the support, it helps tremendously!

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SLIMMINIT2DAY's Photo SLIMMINIT2DAY Posts: 78
11/30/09 9:21 A

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You want to keep yourself on a balanced diet. Diet meaning healthy eating habit. Your protein/carb/fat daily intake should be about 40%/30%/30%. The SP meal plans are laid out pretty nice. And yes, your trainer is absolutely right! You should NEVER lift on an empty stomach. Have something that has a nice even ratio to it n that will keep u going throughout ur workout. If u must have ur coffee, switch to decaf. It helped me wean myself off! lol. I also stopped using creamer n used a tsp of sugar and 2 tbsp silk soymilk.

Anyways, we are ALL here for u! NEVER forget that!

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11/30/09 8:58 A

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In the morning I usually have a Shakeology Shake (see my signature line if you're not familiar with this...it's amazing and I've lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks just from replacing 1 meal a day with a Shakeology Shake!!) For lunch I usually have a lean cuisine and a bottle of water. For snack I have a grapefruit and a string cheese or yogurt. For dinner...well, It depends on the day!

I find that the Shakeology is so filling that I don't need a mid morning snack.

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11/19/09 9:30 A

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Before I workout I usually eat a piece of fruit and a light string cheese to get both carbs and protein for some energy. After a workout, (depending on the time of day) maybe half a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread or fruit. Sometimes I like to have an apple with a tbsp of peanut butter. Just a little something to get going for the workout.

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11/19/09 6:09 A

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Welcome to the team!

I never ate breakfast either. Just couldn't stand eating first thing in the morning.

I found out that it is very unhealthy to skip breakfast. When you're asleep, you fasted many hours. Your body needs fuel - food - when you wake up. It's best to eat within an hour after you wake up. I usually eat oatmeal in the morning with a banana. Or a slice of whole wheat bread with raw peanut butter. If that is too much for you then just eat a few small pieces of fruit. Easy to take with you too. I exercise at least an hour after I ate.

I eat breakfast every day since almost 6 months and I feel sooooo much better. I NEED breakfast now, I would never get the idea to skip breakfast anymore.

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TOMTIE's Photo TOMTIE Posts: 37
11/19/09 5:49 A

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So, I've come a long way from where I used to be a year ago, when I had a huge problem even standing outside the entrance of the gym. I now go there on a regular basis and I'm not scared of the gym bunnies anymore. However, my trainer at the gym gave me a looooooooong speech about coming to the gym for weight lifting with an almost empty stomach. Being an old jojo-dieter I'm not familiar with the thought of food as something positive and I'm not good with food in any way to be frank.
I do have lunch every day and I congratulate myself on the days I manage to eat a small serving of youghurt for breakfast. In the evening I have some more youghurt with cereal or something cooked if my hubby forces me to. On the weekend I give myself a "slacking" day when I eat whatever I want. During my working day (as a senior high school teacher) I drink 4(on a good day) to 10(a bad day) MUGS of coffee.
So, to turn myself around and see some small results of my exercise, what can I eat before exercise and after and when? It better be simple snacks I can bring to work.
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