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Breakfast = 500 Calories ??


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This morning I had an egg white omelette with 3 slices of American cheese, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms with buffalo sauce to spice it up. I also had 2 cups of coffee. All of this has equaled close to 500 calories. Is that too much to take in the AM or should I just eat smaller meals throughout the day now? I just feel like 500 calories is a lot for a meal. Please let me know what you think, thank you!! Wink

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that is quite perfect for the morning, which should be your biggest meal. i try and get around 500 myself.

It's great to start the day with a good breakfast.  500 cals sounds just right.  The converse.... a very light breakfast or skipping breakfast all together... often leads to mid-morning energy slumps, cravings for sugary snacks or overeating later in the day.   My personal favourite breakfast is a frittata made with potatoes, eggs, chilli peppers, spinach and tomatoes.  It comes in at 430 cals or so but it sets me up for the day like nothing else!!

That sounds good to me! I normally have around 400-500 calories in the morning, and it really does keep me full all day.

Plus, you're not eating a doughnut or anything like that, haha. You're eating an egg white omelet! So, I really don't see anything wrong with that :)

I agree.. you're doing quite well... <333
Hi Mandy. If I don't get my 500 cals in the morning, I feel something is wrong. so yes, Keep it like that. It is great.
If youa re eating 1200 cal it might be a bit too much. Breakfast should be ideally 1/4 of what you intend to intake in a day, however, if you do a lot of work in the morning, then you will want more.
If you're not feeling gross and bloated nad thats how much you feel you need, go for it

Eat when hungry, stop when full.

As long as you're staying within your weightloss calories, or your maintenance calories for the day; you can eat as big a breakfast as you like.

 

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sounds perfect, I'm a big fan of breakfast, even if you're on the lower side of daily calorie intake.

How does that equal 500 calories?

The cheese, ok... that'll be a coupel hundred, but egg whites, peppers, onions, mushrooms... what can't add up to the rest?

What are you putting in the coffee?

 

Maybe the calories come from the buffalo in the sauce.... Moooooooo!

Haha the buffalo sauce I used equaled to less than 15 cals, I don't think it was that.

This is what I have for today, I took out the vegetables and I am still almost at 500! I thought being the healthiest I could be (without making myself miserable) would have equalled less than 400 but oh well, at least it's mostly nutritious.

 

Tue, Apr 01 2008

Grade Grams Cals   Breakfast Egg, White - Raw, Fresh A- 243 117 LAND O LAKES Pre-Sliced Pasteurized - From the Deli - Pre-Sliced Cheese C- 84 330 Coffee (Filter)   474 5 Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Dipping Sauce   28 10 Total Calories Consumed 461

This is what I have for today, I took out the vegetables and I am still almost at 500! I thought being the healthiest I could be (without making myself miserable) would have equalled less than 400 but oh well, at least it's mostly nutritious.

 

Tue, Apr 01 2008

Grade Grams Cals   Breakfast Egg, White - Raw, Fresh A- 243 117 LAND O LAKES Pre-Sliced Pasteurized - From the Deli - Pre-Sliced Cheese C- 84 330 Coffee (Filter)   474 5 Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Dipping Sauce   28 10 Total Calories Consumed 461

Thats a lot of calories from your cheese, consider adding some carbs (wheat toast, whole gains), and reducing your cheese? as far as the calories 500 isn't bad, its about what I eat, and i'm around 1800 calories a day for intake levels.

Keep the vegetables, cut the cheese. Try a sharp cheddar or another cheese with a lot of flavor, grate it, and sprinkle it on top of your just-cooked omlete. That way you get the taste and looks of cheese without eating so much.

Are those egg white calories not a bit high?  At 16 calories per egg white are you sure that you had 7.3 eggs worth?

I'm not sure, I just did what I found in the food log and estimated that it was a cup's worth of egg whites. Thank you everyone for your responses, they have been very helpful! :o)

Hmm... Wouldn't the egg whites be prepared? Not raw...
Also, did you eat a whole cup of egg whites in your omlette? Or just one large egg's worth? That significantly changes the calories...

Well I just did raw because it's not going to add any calories when you cook them. If anything it will just lose some nutritional value I figured. I go to my work's cafe and they make HUGE omelettes and he pours the egg whites right out of a carton and looks like he is definitely putting almost a cup on the grill...do you think I am overestimating?

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