Breakfast was a struggle for me at any weight. I always ate breakfast because skipping it wasn’t really any option. When I was 250 pounds I ate a lot of cereals for breakfast. But since a serving of cereal is about 1/2 a cup I’m guessing that I was eating 3 servings of cereal at a time. Plus it was cereal like Fruity Pebbles (yum), Frosted Flakes and Frosted Mini Wheats. Noticing a theme?
Then I thought I was being healthy by buying those humongous muffins from Costco. You know the ones–they are huge and about 700 calories.
Yet I was never satisfied with breakfast. I would be hungry an hour later. It took me awhile to realize that what I needed for breakfast was protein and fiber in order to fill me up. A good choice is eggs. Michael and I eat eggs 4-5 days a week. Usually they are scrambled, sometimes I eat 2 fried eggs and a piece of toast. Adding to that a piece of bacon or turkey sausage and I’m full all morning.
The other day I made 2 scrambled eggs with black beans and cheese. I didn’t need to eat my usually banana for a my morning snack because I was so full. If you want to spice up your eggs in the morning, trying making an egg-white omelet with mushrooms, onions, peppers and maybe some ground turkey meat.
- Cottage cheese with fresh fruit and some protein powder
- What about Kristina’s vanilla grape protein shake?
- Try Susan’s Protein Pancakes.
- English muffin with scrambled egg sandwich.
- If you have more time, make Huevos Rancheros.
If you need some totally awesome breakfast ideas, check out this Youtube video on Epic Breakfast options.
QUESTION: Do you fail at breakfast?
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.