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How BIG is your breakfast?


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I just had a 360 calorie breakfast of a pineapple bun. And I'm sitting here feeling upset because I've eaten like 1/4 of my day's worth. Sorry to ask but, how many calories does your breakfast normally have?

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300-400 calories out of a 1500-1900 cal day.   Today I had a grilled bacon & tomato sandwich (gorgeous)!  Yesterday it was muesli with milk and fruit.  The day before I had some delicious scrambled eggs on wholegrain toast plus a pot of yoghurt.  As granny will tell you... a hearty breakfast is the best start to the day.  Cheer up!

You sound like you think you have done something really bad. The day is young and your calorie intake will mosty probably even out over the day. You may miss a snack or even lunch and think "Gee, I'm not hungry" that would be the good breakfast keeping you satisfied. Don't forget you will also be burning calories throughout the day. So stop worring and get on with your day. ENJOY!

Having read some of her other posts the OP needs to increase her usual calorie intake sharply.  So she needs to follow up her breakfast with snacks, lunch.... everything.   She's just struggling with the idea of eating a square meal because she's not used to it.

Yeah, but then I ruined my day :(
I ate 2 muffins, a large chocolate chip cookie, and drank chocolate milk just for LUNCH!

I have:

2 instant packs of oatmeal (calories depend on what flavor I decide to eat, got the variety pack)

and 1 Energy Drink Green Tea with Pomegrante [140]

Most people have three meals in a day, plus a snack or two. So if you divide your calories in three and subtract 100 or so from each (for the snacks) you get a rough estimate of how many to have. I wouldn't choose to have a pineapple bun for breakfast because it's got a lot of sugar and not enough fiber/calcium, but 360 calories is hardly the end of the world. I normally have a cup of high-fiber cereal and a cup of milk, with some fresh fruit if we have any in the house, for a total of roughly 300 calories.

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About half of the week breakfast is something I have to put effort into even having.. I usually compromise with a breakfast shake (sugar free fiber/protein/vitamin powder mixed with skim milk) for 130 calories. However, if I actually have time for a proper breakfast then I like to have eggs on an English muffin with some ketchup.

I looove substantial breakfasts. I find that if I have a good sized breakfast that has lots of protein in it then I can get away with a very small lunch and still be able to have snacks and a decent sized dinner. Plus I have more energy.

I tested the whole breakfast theory a few months ago, hence the rant thread I made awhile back. For a month, I ate ATLEAST 550 calories for breakfast, and as high as 800. I ended that month with a 11 pound loss. Next month I did a breakfast of 350 or less, usually consisted of a scrambled egg some toast and some type of cereal. Anyways, lost 2 pounds for the month and I was always tired and ended up skipping some lifting sessions. Trust me, you may feel like you wasted your entire day so early...but in all reality, you won't need to snack until later in the day and on top of that, you should have a ton more energy. Happy eating.

I never use more than 200-250 Calories for breakfast even though I love breakfast.  I'm afraid if I use more, I'll still be hungry at the end of the day and not have enough calories left.  I always use all my calories.  I wish I could even it out more, cuz I DO like breakfast and all it's amazing variations.  Sometimes I have it for supper just so I can have a bigger "breakfast".

Normally less then 300, though never more then 350. It all depends on the day. If I have school and work then I will eat a bigger breakfast since I know that opportunities to eat later on in the day will be scarce. If I have a whole day of nothing to do then I will eat a small breakfast of 200 cals at least because I like to munch throughout the day.
I like to eat huge breakfasts. I'm always super hungry when I wake up. It works for me; I just eat a mini lunch, and a normal sized dinner.

Oh man! I have big breakfasts. They usually have lots of protein in them though. I love the days I work later because I have time to cook a big hot breakfast. My favorite is some style of of eggs, soy sausage, fruit, and either pancakes, waffles, french toast or an English muffin. My breakfasts are always at least 350 calories, but I aim for 400-450. It's a long time before I can have lunch sometimes. The days I work early, which is unfortunately most of the time, I take some combintion Luna bars, sandwiches made on English muffins with egg salad or soy sausage with cheese, fruit, yogurt, soy milk, sometimes a high fiber muffin or something, and I eat them on the bus on the way in.

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I tested the whole breakfast theory a few months ago, hence the rant thread I made awhile back. For a month, I ate ATLEAST 550 calories for breakfast, and as high as 800. I ended that month with a 11 pound loss. Next month I did a breakfast of 350 or less, usually consisted of a scrambled egg some toast and some type of cereal. Anyways, lost 2 pounds for the month and I was always tired and ended up skipping some lifting sessions. Trust me, you may feel like you wasted your entire day so early...but in all reality, you won't need to snack until later in the day and on top of that, you should have a ton more energy. Happy eating.

While doing those two different breakfast amounts did you eat the same amount of calories and just distribute them differently? Or did you have more calories on the days you ate 800?


That sounds really interesting because I eat a relatively small breakfast, usually around 100-200 cals.

200-250 cals if I wake up between 6 AM to 9 AM.

After that, we're approaching a hazy area where I do large brunch or small snack (100 cal) and larger lunch (usually eating out)...

i usually don't have a very big breakfast because i'm not crazy about eating a lot (no matter how nutritious the food may be) in the morning. i do love breakfast & breakfast foods though. and if i don't eat something in the morning you can guaruntee i'll be a total b!+ch until lunch. haha.

and also just because of the fact that i'd rather have a bigger lunch or dinner. i usually only spend somewhere in the 200 calorie range on my breakfast. sometimes less if i'm rushing. (not so great, but it evens out and it's been working for me)

On a day when I'm eating 2400 (average sedentary day) I eat about 500 cals for breakfast and 400 for a morning snack. Then I have 900 between lunch and my afternoon snack and 600 for dinner/milk at bed time.

My breakfast is about 420 calories. (High fiber / high protein)

MOLLY

I eat around 550 calories for breakfast, I don't feel at all bad about this, in part because I walk 3.5 to 4 miles in the morning before breakfast, which burns up about 400 calories.

I find that if I don’t eat enough for breakfast I snack on high calorie foods before lunch.

Oh, and I am eating 2300 calories/day and lossing weight at the rate I want to.

 

Scott

 

 

i usually have oatmeal (150 calories) and a luna bar (180 calories) as well as some diet hot chocolate, on occasion, along with coffee (25 calories)...which totals up to 355 calories for my breakfast.
My breakfast is usually 350-500 cals and I have some combination of oatmeal, eggs and/or cereal, usually accompanied with a cup of light soy milk. High protein/high fibre. It's the only meal where I don't feel bad for eating a big bowl of carbs! (as long as there's protein too!)
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