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A small "vent" to breakfast people...


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Ok, I understand alot of you are desperately trying to lose weight, and most of you have an idea how your metabolism works with deficits. But ALOT of people on this forum, just seem to be completely starving themselves, especially from what I read on the read, "what did YOU eat today."

 I've read people putting down their daily intakes as 

Breakfast: 90 calorie bar

Lunch: Salad

Dinner: Turkey and salad

 Unless your a starving Ethiopian who weighs 70 pounds, that is not even CLOSE to a lifestyle change and eating healthy at all.

But the thing I keep reading lately that bugs me like crazy is the "searching for 100 calorie breakfast" threads. People, understand, breakfast is THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL of the day. Without breakfast, your metabolism won't start, you are more likely to binge during the day, less energy, etc.

Eating a Healthy Breakfast every morning :

Consume more vitamins and minerals and less fat and cholesterol during the day.

Have better concentration and be more productive throughout the morning.

Control their weight

Have more strength and endurance

Have lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease

 

But heres the important part that some people don't seem to get:

 A healthy breakfast should consist of a variety of foods. To make a healthy breakfast each day, choose one item from at least three of the following four food groups:

  • Fruits and vegetables. Consider fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, fruit or vegetable smoothies, or 100 percent juice without added sugar.
  • Grains. Choose whole-grain rolls, bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals, or low-fat bran muffins.
  • Dairy. Consider skim milk, low-fat yogurt cups or low-fat cheeses, such as cottage and natural cheeses.
  • Protein. Choose hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter, lean slices of meat and poultry, or fish, such as water-packed tuna or slices of salmon.

Not just ONE OF THESE ITEMS. EVERY FOOD GROUP LISTED HERE. I also liked this little tid-bit:

Nontraditional fare counts, too
If you dislike regular breakfast foods, try something different, such as:

  • Leftover vegetable pizza
  • Fresh fruit topped with low-fat yogurt and crispy whole-grain cereal
  • Vegetables, salsa and low-fat shredded cheeses wrapped in a tortilla
  • A smoothie blended from exotic fruits, some low-fat yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ
  • Whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese
  • A microwaved potato topped with broccoli and grated Parmesan cheese

Think low-fat and fresh lean meats or even fish, low-fat milk products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. The combinations are limited only by your imagination and taste.

Eating out can be healthy
You can even make healthy breakfast choices at fast-food restaurants. Whole-grain bagels, rolls and English muffins are better for you than fat-filled doughnuts, scones, croissants or biscuits. Skip the oversized breakfast sandwiches, bacon, sausage and whole milk.

Hopefully, some of you realize how important breakfast is, and can chose a little wiser in what you consume every morning. Breakfast is becoming the new dinner and most nutritions and trainers will tell you, it is their largest meal of the day. 

 

Some Source Info: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nut rition/NU00197 ;

 

 

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I'm thinking the starving Ethiopian bit isn't really the way to go about this.
does my cinnamon roll and latte count?
Original Post by thinny1980:

does my cinnamon roll and latte count?

 Not so much.

 

I don't think Im "going about anything" Its called a vent for a reason and hopefully will shed some light on some people. 

My breakfasts are always big .. FOOOOOOOD
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I couldn't agree more that a healthy breakfast is such an important way to begin the day!

Here's mine today:

1 egg fried in calorie free cooking spray with mexican seasonings sprinkled on top (72 calories)

2 turkey bacon slices (70 calories)

a few thin slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese (50 calories)

1 Mission 6" white corn tortilla (50 calories)

some fresh cilantro

a cup of coffee with splenda and half and half (40 calories)

Yummy! And a total of 280 calories. Delicious, full of filling protein and not breaking the calorie budget

A few years ago I did the South Beach Diet and lost around 30 pounds (20 of which I kept off!).  One of the things I took away with me was a hearty protein-filled breakfast of eggs and turkey bacon. It made me feel nourished and full for a while and took only 5 minutes to cook up.  I still have this for breakfast about half the time!

Original Post by jmroddy:

I couldn't agree more that a healthy breakfast is such an important way to begin the day!

Here's mine today:

1 egg fried in calorie free cooking spray with mexican seasonings sprinkled on top (72 calories)

2 turkey bacon slices (70 calories)

a few thin slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese (50 calories)

1 Mission 6" white corn tortilla (50 calories)

some fresh cilantro

a cup of coffee with splenda and half and half (40 calories)

Yummy! And a total of 280 calories. Delicious, full of filling protein and not breaking the calorie budget

A few years ago I did the South Beach Diet and lost around 30 pounds (20 of which I kept off!). One of the things I took away with me was a hearty protein-filled breakfast of eggs and turkey bacon. It made me feel nourished and full for a while and took only 5 minutes to cook up. I still have this for breakfast about half the time!

 Very nice! Sounds delicious. I went with 2 waffles with blueberries, toast and jam, and some yogurt for myself this morning. Love Kashi waffles.

I don't like breakfast.  I wake up at nine thirty in the morning, I'm really not hungry until around one in the afternoon.  If you want to call that my breakfast, so be it but I won't eat the second I wake up.  It makes me sluggish and want to crawl back in bed.

And when I do finally eat, it's usually not some gross alternative food to make it healthy that way I can eat more of it or not feel guilty about it.

I'm the type to enjoy my eggs and cheese on a biscuit.  It's within my calories, so when I want it, I have it.
hey jimbopc - Your breakfast doesn't actually sound that healthy.  Its all processed carbs.  There's no protein.  You did include fruit though, so that good : )
Original Post by minie13:

hey jimbopc - Your breakfast doesn't actually sound that healthy.  Its all processed carbs.  There's no protein.  You did include fruit though, so that good : )

Actually I think there's protein in yogurt.

I eat breakfast a little late in the day (~9:30).  Oatmeal, blueberries, and some almonds.  I recognize that's a little short on protein, but it works well for me.  And I make sure to get plenty of protein when I eat lunch.

I eat small meals.. My breakfast is all bran and milk.. In about an hour Ill have another small meal and ect...
Actually, my yogurt has 9gram of protein and my waffles have another 7 plus the flax seed I throw on top. Thanks though... ;]
I agree for the most part.  HOWEVER, not all people are breakfast people.  You should eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.  I have never been a person to eat in the morning and have always been thin.  I consume 100 to 160 calories after I have been awake a few hours.  In the end it is calories consumed versus calories burned, regardless of when they were consumed.  Their is no scientific proof that eating several small meals is better for your metabolism, just most people are able to make more sensible decisions on what foods to eat when eating several small meals (never have that really hungry feeling).  What is proven to jump start your metabolism in the morning is exercise and would definitely need to replenish after a work out.
Add a tuna wrap with 2 small slices of cheese to my "Breakfast"
Original Post by platinumbutterfly:

Add a tuna wrap with 2 small slices of cheese to my "Breakfast"

 mmm use a pita? Sounds kinda good.

 

Of course there is proof breakfast speeds up your metabolism...

Your body was just shut down for hours of not being fed, waking up and getting it going again is key. This is common knowledge to anyone who is studying nutrition. 

I used a 12 grain/omega 3 tortilla wrap.. 

+ a V8 veggie shot

How do you quote my posts, what am I missing here?

LOL


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I normally eat quite a lot in the morning, but it's usually the unhealthy stuff like cake for breakfast!

i like breakfast but I am soo not a morning person and I have to be at work at 8 so i stick with the basics...mostly i'll do cheerios with a banana and 1% milk with a glass of OJ or Oatmeal and OJ maybe a banana...once in a while i'll just do a bagel and OJ so I don't always get my protein but I think I do alright. Usually when I do oatmeal I go with some kind of Quaker, recently I have gotten the Weight smart, so it has plenty of protein..

I feel like when i have the cereal and such that its too much cause I think its about 400 cals, but I guess thats a good thing...

i'm on the same boat as you, cellulitedelight! i hateeeeeeee, seriously hate, eating just after waking up. i'll feel like puking. :/
Original Post by ridergrad:

i like breakfast but I am soo not a morning person and I have to be at work at 8 so i stick with the basics...mostly i'll do cheerios with a banana and 1% milk with a glass of OJ or Oatmeal and OJ maybe a banana...once in a while i'll just do a bagel and OJ so I don't always get my protein but I think I do alright. Usually when I do oatmeal I go with some kind of Quaker, recently I have gotten the Weight smart, so it has plenty of protein..

I feel like when i have the cereal and such that its too much cause I think its about 400 cals, but I guess thats a good thing...

 I live for breakfast now that I work mornings also. I use to be a night owl, I closed my store. Then when I got my law enforcement job, I had to be at work by 7am, so I started waked up at 5 and at first it was weird, but now, I look forward to my breakfast...throw in my packets of oatmeal, toast in the toaster, grab fresh fruit from my fridge then usually some yogurtttttt yummm!

Count me in on the "hate breakfast" group.  My breakfast consists of a cup of coffee, and around 10 I will force myself to eat a piece of toast or a boiled egg.  And I mean force myself, as I am trying to do the right thing.  Yuck.
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