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breakfast ideas that keep you full for a long time?


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i get up around 6am, and i don't have lunch until 11:30. i realize this is a huge gap. school starts at 8:30 and i have a 5-minute break inbetween classes at 10am but having a snack at that time isn't possible, because i have fitness class, and i cannot run with anything fresh in my stomach. tomorrow for breakfast i have planned:

  • 1 packet of quaker cookies n' cream oatmeal (yes i know it's alot of added sugar, but i like it. and it was a treat for me, because i usually don't buy it)
  • 1 cup of trucalcium skim milk
  • 1 small banana

it's 170 calories for the oatmeal, 100 for the milk and 100 for the banana. i really don't care how high my breakfast calories go. i don't like eggs, i don't eat meat in the morning and i'm reeeeally trying to steer clear of peanut butter. does anyone have any suggestions?

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that sounds like a fine breakfast. i mostly eat eggs but i also love 1.5 cups of cheerios, 1 cup skim milk, half a banana, sliced, three or four strawberries, diced, a drizzle of honey, and a tablespoon or two of milled flaxseed. delicious and always very filling.

i eat some form of cereal every morning (oatmeal or all bran or fiber1) with either  a cup of milk or yogurt, with a piece of fruit. but i never stay full for long. :(

try adding something with fat in it into your morning diet. fat takes longer to digest, so it will keep you full longer. maybe chop up some nuts and mix them into your yogurt or oatmeal. or, switch from nonfat yogurt/milk to 2% or something. how's your recovery going?

i've drank skim milk since i can remember. my father had a heart attack at age 40 and was put on a low celeterol/fat/sodium diet so skim milk is basically a staple, and the yogurt i have isn't fat free. i tend to not buy fat-free yogurt, because then it's so sugary and tastes like butt.

and the recovery's going alright. i binged today, but it was on fruits and vegetables and i didn't go over my cals by THAT much. but i AM definetely better mentally, and i haven't even started at the counselor yet. i can actually eat and drink whatever i want and not feel bad about eating a 'heavy food' and i only got on the scale 3 times today, and i drank a bottle of water. it's not much, but it's sure a start. i wonder how long it'll last, haha.

anyone else have any breakfast suggestions?

Eggo or Aunt Jemima Waffles

  • 2 Waffles (190 Calories)
  • 1 Table Spoon Promise Fat Free Butter (5 Calories)
  • 2 Table Spoons Sugar Free Maple Syrup (15 Calories)
Coffee

  • 2 Table Spoons Whole Milk (19 Calories)
  • 2 Table Spoons Instant Coffee (5 Calories)
  • 1 Artificial Sweetner Packet (4 Calories)
  • Fill the rest up  with water
233 calories [=
i never used to eat peanut butter either, out of fear of the high calories and fat, but i find that when i eat it for breakfast (just a little on toast or in my oatmeal) i stay full way longer and actuallly end up eating less.

i usually eat breakfast around 9:00, and then have work/class until 4, which is a long time, so i need something that will get me through because i have no time to eat during the day. peanut butter works as long as you don't over due it.
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I have a similar schedule as yours and what I do in the morning really keeps me full till lunch and all I have is an 8oz glass of skim milk mixed with Slim Fast Chocolate Shake power which is the hunger control kind and a bowl of Kix or something. That usually keeps me set till lunch, and if im on the go I just have my Slim Fast and im set!

that's why i add flaxseed to my cereal. it has tons of omega-3 fats and fiber as well, it's very good for you and i think it adds the bulk that makes me feel fuller until my midmorning snack or lunch.

you could try sprinkling it in your oatmeal, but you may have to add more milk or water as it absorbs a lot. i did it once without doing this and it turned to a thick paste, almost like cement before it hardens. 

i know you don't eat meat in the morning, but morningstar farms veggie sausage patties aren't *really* meat. I love them. I can eat one and feel full for quite a while.

ornella: ooh i've seen those eggo blueberry waffles, they look good. i actually don't like butter or syrup (i'm a realy picky eater), but those waffles look awesome - i may give them a shot. i also don't drink coffee lol.

polythelenepam: i LOVE peanut butter. but i have a slight tendency to eat half a jar once i've had even the smallest taste.

hmilbrett: i have a couple of carnation chocolate instant breakfast powder in my cabinet, i may give that a try. and i've never seen or heard of kix. i swear my metabolism got so fast, food goes through me so fast. i swear i could eat tiny tiny meals every hour on the hour. :S

missreporter: oh i hate that thick paste, it's so nasty haha. and tofu/veggie products make me extremely nauseous.

 

sorry about being such a picky eater everyone, i can't help it. :( to give you an idea of what i have to work with, i have: apples, oranges, plums, froxen strawberries, frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, cheerios, rice krispies, all bran honeynut clusters, frosted mini wheats, yogurt, plain oatmeal, wildberry highfiber oatmeal, cookies n' cream oatmeal, raisins, unsalted peanuts, peanut butter (avoid) and other random stuff for breakfast foods.

 

you have everything you need for a yummy smoothie. frozen berries, yogurt, maybe some orange juice. maybe that to drink and some oatmeal. that would keep me full.
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This works for me: 2 tbsp peanut butter with

cup of plain oatmeal, crushed almonds, drizzle of honey, fat free ricotta cheese

Oatmeal gets me going and fills me up every morning. I'm not talkin' the Quaker packaged stuff, I mean real whole oats that you can cook yourself. In the packet you only get about 1/4 or 1/3 cup - when you make whole oats, a serving is 1/2 cup dry which makes about one cup (or more) cooked. All you have to do is boil one cup of water, then pour oats (and whatever else you want) into the boiling water over the stove and cook until it comes to the consistancy you want. ^-^

I also have egg whites every morning for protein (I'm a protein-a-holic, ugh) and I always make sure to add in some fruit and yogurt of some kind.

My whole breakfast is 600 calories...but only because I'm in recovery, and that 600 has NOTHING to do with the oats, alright? Don't be afraid of them; my breakfast calories also come from high-calorie toast and orange juice, which has quite a lot. 1/2 cup of dry whole oats only has 140 calories, according to CC, and if you add some fruit and yogurt on the side, you've got yourself a great jump-start to the day. It keeps me full for hours and hours!

Real oatmeal, made from rolled oats, will fill you up MUCH more and much longer than the instant packaged stuff. It only takes 3 minutes to make in my microwave... You should try it. I like to mix a container of natural applesauce on my plan cooked oatmeal and add some cinnamon and splenda. Yummy, filling, and less than 300 calories! Or perhaps a tbsp of natural PB and half a mashed banana mixed in.

Then about 10 in the morning have a light snack, like a piece of fruit or chopped veggies. Is there any reason you can't have a light snack in between breakfast and lunch?

If you don't eat meat in the morning, what about adding a slice of cheese?  The fat in it might help keep you full longer, and string cheese is already portioned for you and the calories aren't too outrageous.
Maybe try eating a big apple, lots of fiber and very filling, instead of the banana or even with it. If you want to go the fat/protein route then I would go with the  peanuts. Also, since time is an issue, maybe you could take the peanuts or apple with you and eat them on the way to school. If you ate them at 7:30 that would only be four hours between food and lunch. Smile
You know what's a great on-the-go breakfast/sn ack, is the Kashi Golean Crunch bars. They're 180 calories, with 8 grams of protien and 6 grams of fiber, which helps you feel fuller, longer. If you've only got 5 minutes before class, or your on your way to school, eat one of those. They're pretty big too, unlike most granola bars so you feel like you are getting so much more. Its not that big, that you would feel uncomfortable running after eating it.
I'm with the oatmeal crowd on this one- plain old-fashioned rolled oats, seasoned with a bit of cinnamon.  Two servings for only 300 calories- fills you up AND makes you feel warm during the winter.
quaker oatmeal  with a lot of cinnamon and 1/2 apple or banana and 3 egg white not yolk (boiled) keep me full over 3 hours
Hey...like you I get up at six but I don't eat lunch till 12:30! (yikes)

Fortunatly I have time to squeeze in a snack, but I'm still experimenting to find a breakfast that keeps me full. Have you considered high fiber bran muffins?? sounds yucky but you can get blueberry or banana ones and heat them up...butter or maybe some jam...I dunno they are fairly low calorie for muffins and all that fiber keeps me full!

Also I like multigrain english muffins w/ 100 cals...again high in fiber and protein and you can put lots of stuff on them...add eggs and cheese or peanut butter and have some fruit/yogurt and they last a while.

btw Ive heard that slim fast really does keep hunger away...even if ur not on the slim fast diet I know people who drink them b/c they have to go long periods without eating, and apparently they work!
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