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?