Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's for Breakfast

I can't stand breakfast. Really! The idea of eating something right after I wake up is so unappealing to me. I don't even like breakfast foods either. Pancakes are too heavy, You can only have so many eggs and bacon....well.....bacon is in a category all by itself. It's a treat for every meal :) I don't eat yogurt or cereal because I don't do dairy and I am cutting out and or down on breads.

What's left?

No, seriously! What's left?

Today it was hot herbal tea and a boiled egg. Counts as a breakfast to me. I need to eat breakfast, Actually one of my goals is to eat more often as well as eat breakfast. The skinniest people I know eat breakfast, and while skinniness is not a goal it's an indication that breakfast can't be as bad as I think it is.

GOAL PROGRESS: Since stopping eating out (any/all meals) I have lost 4 pounds.
MOVEMENT: Walking the dog .5-.75 mile


  1. Cutting out dairy as well as cereals really creates a dilemma with breakfast. Eggs end up being one of the few things left. I eat eggs a lot for this reason but will do whole grain cereals like Cream of Wheat which I used to think was absolutely disgusting but was surprised to find I actually liked when I tried it again a few years ago. I guess enough taste buds have bitten the dust for that to be palatable. Maybe some juice and a handful of nuts could count as breakfast or I am never against warming up leftovers to eat. It isn't a traditional breakfast but it is really about putting something in the stomach to control cravings.

  2. Excellent update, congrats on the 4 lbs! :)

    I don't like breakfast either, but I've found that I can usually do a Muscle Milk Lite shake made with almond or soy milk, and that's a fair substitute. It gets me protein, isn't carb-laden, and helps kick start the metabolism, rather than skip a meal and then make my metabolism sluggy. (Is sluggy a word? You know what I meant, right?) Anyway, you might want to look at maybe some protein powder, a little almond milk, and some fresh fruit and just have yourself a smoothie in the morning. (I'm lactose intolerant, so dairy isn't an option, sadly.)

    Also, I know it sounds gross, but smoked salmon and veggies in the morning is awesome, and it's totally different, but I feel really energized when I do it.

  3. One slice of whole wheat toast with 1 tbsp of peanut butter.

    Egg white omelet with peppers.

    1/2 c. oatmeal with 1 tbsp nut butter.

  4. I hate breakfast as well. I cannot eat for 2 hours after I get up. My grandfather woke up starving and would eat a cow first thing in the morning. I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but really not all that appealing. So what do I eat--- 2 hours after waking up---- usually oatmeal. I find if I get something hardy in my system, it will last until lunch and I eat better all day long. I also do homemade granola with extra scoops of flax seed and wheat germ. I try and make my carbs as healthy as possible, that way there is not way I am getting the benefit out of them.

    And by the way-- don't cut out any food groups. You actually need them in your diet for a healthy body. Try eating less of them and putting in super foods or functional foods instead. If you need a list, I can provide one for you. But is much better for you than cutting out any food group.

  5. one of my favorites is vanilla almond milk (I know dairy is out...maybe this isn't quite a dairy???) and frozen mangos in a shake. I also love a breakfast one of my japanese companions always ate - lots of vegetables and an egg or two scrambled into them. She put soy sauce on them, but I never quite got into that part. : )

  6. You're a night person, which is why you don't wake up hungry. I'm a morning person, so I always wake up starving. I'm all for fruit and fiber in the morning. Besides helping get things moving inside for the day, the fiber helps fill me up and give me some energy. (Cheerios, Wheat Chex, Grape Nuts, oatmeal, cream of wheat, with some fruit or fruit juice).