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4/30/10 12:00 P

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It's good to know what are better choices. Back in college we all thought a bagel with light cream cheese was great because of the low fat, and barring that, a muffin. Horrors! now we know it's better, calorie-wise, to get a donut. I never really had any interest in breakfast sandwiches until my first pregnancy, when I felt a need for egg and cheese and meat on a bagel just about every day. Same with preg # 2, but not so much when non-gravid.

I don't generally go anywhere but Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. At Dunks I get the egg and cheese wrap, which is little, and usually I get a reg egg instead of egg white because the calories are low-ish. At Starbucks I get the oatmeal with everything. Yum! Happily I am so accustomed now to including protein in my breakfast that I know the muffins or scones will not satisfy me, so they lose some of their temptation.

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4/29/10 12:38 P

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How recently did this come out? I'd be interested to see how Subway's new breakfast line-up stands up--and Dunkin Donuts actually has some good options, like a Turkey Sausage and Egg White Flatbread.

Breakfast is perhaps my favorite meal to eat out, but since I walk to work now, there's no swinging by McDonald's on the way. Reason #592 why walking to work is a good move.

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2/14/10 10:39 A

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There are some days where there just isn't enough time but I HAVE to eat something, so if I'm going to hit the drive thru, I'd rather know what the best options are. I do try to avoid them, though, because they never fill me up the way a breakfast made at home does. But in a pinch, it'll work.

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2/13/10 6:49 P

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I am just not interested in fast food, let alone having it for breakfast. If I were too it would be a mcdonalds pancake or better yet a biscuit with jam and tea.

For me my favorite pre watching calories breakfast was an egg with ham on a bagel.

I have gotten so much more into eating breakfast since starting this program. I don't wake hungry, but by 8:30 I really want to eat. My favorites are Steel cut oats...trader joe makes a frozen one that I love.....i should follow Mare's recipe and freeze up my own.

I also have gotten into morning star bacon with veggie cheese and an egg on whole grain toast. And now I like the morning star veggie sausage pattie with an egg and a drizzle of maple syrup on toast.

These things are healthy versions of the fast food stuff which I would never eat even at my heaviest. But, I love my versions.

And if I am not too hungry or rushed its yogurt with cereal, nutlettes or bare granole mixed in....i snack on fruit at some point mid morn if I am hungry.

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2/11/10 3:37 A

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Deb, now that you tell us you're a night owl, that actually makes perfect sense. If breakfast is late, then lunch isn't far away, and it makes sense to have just a little breakfast.

Heh. I'm usually up early (take a look at the time on this post!), so by 5:30 I want breakfast, and at 9 or 9:30 I'll be wanting a SECOND breakfast most days! :)

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2/10/10 8:59 P

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You're probably right about that, DEB. See how different we all are when it comes to our food preferences.
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And, ALEX, once again you and I are "skewed" in the same direction. I got the same impression from the article that you did.
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2/10/10 7:28 P

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Thanks for all the replies.

I guess because I'm up late at night and don't get up early, and therefore don't eat much breakfast, these calories counts seemed high to me. I'm used to eating Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal with a few berries on it.

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2/10/10 6:32 P

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Shhhh- I used to eat the McGriddle pretty often--- about 4 years ago. Oh, the McGriddle! Shhhh- don't tell my taste buds about it.


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to me, my 'lifestyle'is about much much more than calories alone. I want to eat clean and healthy.
Some fast food places now offer a healthier choice as Americans demand better food.


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2/10/10 7:30 A

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Maybe it's just me, but I understood the perspective of article to be something along these lines:
We know none of these selections is a great choice, but if you're stuck and going to choose from among these, which one is the least bad.
I didn't read it so much as they were endorsing or recommending one of those; rather they were merely indicating how to steer clear of the very worst.
But as I say, maybe that's just my skewed interpretation.
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2/10/10 6:33 A

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Every once in a while when I have to eat b'fast on the run I'll do the Chick Fila Chicken biscuit or a box of the chicken minis. The biscuit is a little high at 450 cals, and minis aren't bad at 260 cals for 3 minis (though that isn't very filling).

Also the McDonald's good old sausage burrito is about 300 cals, but I've never been satisfied with just one.

I'd rather eat at home or at the office cafeteria, but sometimes I get stuck and have to have something before I get there.

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2/10/10 4:04 A

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I would *not* skip breakfast. That would only make me binge when I get to the next meal (I eat a LOT anyway!)

And these are actually pretty decent on the calorie front for a fast-food breakfast ... it'll keep you going for a few hours before the next snack, and you can make up for the fat and sodium content by eating healthier the rest of the day.

Just my two cents. :) I *do* eat the sausage-and-egg McMuffin rather frequently myself ... :)

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2/10/10 1:56 A

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Hi, DEB, I wake up hungry.
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In a bind, I can see myself having an Egg McMuffin. My breakfasts at home are usually somewhere around 300 to 350 calories. So, the calories would be the same and I could still lose weight.

I'm sure I get more nutrition and feel satisfied longer with my at home food than I would with the fast food stuff. Because of that I wouldn't want to hit the drive-thru often.

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I go for about 400 calories for breakfast- or more. These don't look that bad as choices for 'on the run' and rare breakfasts- like driving X country. I prefer more complex carbs, and less processing, but when up the creek- good info on what to buy.
Actually- I often go to grocery stores when traveling- & get fruit and nuts and yogurt. But sometimes- sometimes- I want somebody to cook for me!

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2/9/10 10:19 P

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I just received the link to this in my email. Here is where the information is located:
https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
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Is it just me, or is it ridiculous to eat these foods when you're trying to lose weight? I would just skip breakfast and get a lower calorie and lower fat meal as an early lunch or something. None of these selections is a choice I would make for myself.

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