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Breakfast Observations

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This week for my 5% challenge we are challenged to eat a healthy breakfast everyday. My habits already included eating breakfast so I decided to spend the week really paying attention to my breakfast and how I feel later. I have read a lot of research about oatmeal being high in staying power and it has often been my go-to breakfast. I use old-fashion oats, 1T. ground flax, and 1 T. chia seeds. I usually cook my oatmeal with 1/2 cup of fruit (usually blueberries) and water. I top it with sweetener and slivered almonds if I have any. I love this breakfast but if I have been staying within my calorie range I find myself hungry within 2-3 hours. This morning I had 1 egg scrambled with 1/2 link of Johnsonville turkey sausage and a whole wheat sandwich thin. I am now going on 3.5 hours since breakfast with no serious hunger. Hmmm... I might have to start doing the eggs on a more regular basis.
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  • KIM--POSSIBLE
    If you like your morning oatmeal, you might try adding some protein powder to it to boost the staying-power. I agree, without protein for breakfast I find myself hungry soon after. I've been known to nix the traditional and eat chicken and steamed veggies for breakfast!
    2341 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Steel Cut Oatmeal (with Nuts, Berries, and a little Brown Sugar & Milk) always keeps me satisfied for several hours. That and a Vegetable Omelet are my 2 "Go-To" Breakfast Meals.
    2429 days ago
  • CTUPTON
    A friend who was very thin used to swear by eating an egg for breakfast. She said nothing else kept her satisfied till lunch. chris
    2429 days ago
  • JESUISPRET
    If I eat oatmeal I will also eat the white from a hard boiled egg. It's only 17 calories, but will keep you from being hungry for quite a while. You can also cook egg whites into oatmeal and not even notice it.
    2429 days ago
  • DOROTHYBERO
    My go to breakfast is usually a banana and peanut butter - I do agree about the protein - the peanut butter keeps me filled up.
    2430 days ago
  • 62ANDWINNING
    I always do better with protein for breakfast. Almost always it is a high fiber (Fiber One or Thompson) English muffin and an egg.
    2430 days ago
  • WHIRLEDP
    Oatmeal never holds me over. I never understood the "staying power" theory of eating oatmeal. It's always been just enough to tick my stomach off (same with Cheerios)- although I still like both. I guess the protein theory goes further. I've always done best with Ezekiel toast (high protein), peanut butter (med. protein), and banana. Nice observations!
    2430 days ago
  • NICOLES0305
    I've been eating an omelet made of 2 eggs, 1 c chopped peppers and onions, and 1/4 c cheese. All the protein definitely keeps me fuller much longer than a breakfast of oatmeal ever did! I often forget about making lunch until the kids complain of being hungry...oops! lol Its really amazing that a high protein breakfast does that, isn't it?
    2430 days ago
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