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Lisa Eirene

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

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Hey Lisa! Are you a cottage cheese fan? What about subbing the cream cheese out for cottage cheese on the toast in option #1 or #2. That has a ton of protein so it should stick to your ribs more than cream cheese might!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great idea! I love cottage cheese and totally spaced on having that for breakfast. Thanks!

  2. Marc

    If I lived where you do, I’d eat breakfast at Shari’s restaurant regularly. Shari’s is awesome!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ha! I try to avoid buying breakfast out. Just no time before work!

  3. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I do love oatmeal, so I don’t mind eating it every morning. Consistency makes it easy for me–as I don’t want to have to concentrate too much on it at 6:30 am. I do change it up, though, with the add-ins, so I don’t get bored. I change what fruit I use, flavorings, and/or nut butter. So today, I had oat bran with banana, 1 T cocao powder, topped with almond butter. Yesterday, I had mixed berries with lots of cinnamon, topped with peanut butter. Sometimes I use a Starbucks Via for a coffee flavored oatmeal (especially if I need the extra caffeine) and sometimes I use a pumpkin pie spice. I just keep changing it. And with all the ingredients (complex carbs, healthy fat, protein–b/c I stir egg whites into my oatmeal, btw–it keeps me full until lunch. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like the idea of cocoa or coffee! I haven’t tried that yet.

  4. Diane, fit to the finish

    I am not a big breakfast fan so I’m not much help here. I eat a bit later in the morning and oftentimes it is something unconventional like leftovers from the night before or a boiled egg.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Leftovers are a good idea. Hadn’t thought of that. I’ve been known to have leftovers from a restaurant for breakfast the next day. Good idea.

  5. Amy

    I tried this a couple of weeks ago. Cooked cold spelt (you could also use cooked wheat berries), with some vanilla low or non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, and a handful of frozen blueberries. It was delicious. But then, I love spelt – hot and cold!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never had spelt. I will check into that.

  6. Lisa

    My latest favorite is one egg with egg whites and a splash of milk scrambled and a bowl of Cheerios with fruit cut up on it, which is still eggs. Another stand by is English Muffin with sausage and cheese or English Muffin with peanut butter and drizzle of honey – these are portables for when I need to eat in the car. Occasionally I’ll do grits with cheese and sausage, of course you could make that sound fancier and call it polenta with cheese and sausage.

    I love toast with tomatoes on it!! The avocado on toast looks yummy also.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love the idea of peanut butter! Good idea!

  7. Jess

    I have cereal, but with Greek yogurt instead of milk. More protein! Plus I have a latte on the way to work (my only real vice is that morning coffee!). That usually keeps me full for over 3 hours. (I eat it at 7am, get hungry sometime after 10). To reduce the hunger I sometimes have a banana just before 9, and then I am fine until 11, which is break time.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh! I forgot to add that breakfast. I was doing a plain greek yogurt with the Fiber One cereal. That was a good breakfast. Very filling!

  8. E

    If you have a waffle maker (you can get them for as cheap as $10) you can make a big batch on the weekend and freeze the leftovers, than just pop them in the toaster. Super easy and no processed junk. (Plus, cheaper.)

    I use this recipe:
    and usually cut the sugar in 1/2 b/c whatever I put on top is enough!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I DO have a waffle maker! I haven’t used it in ages. Thanks for the great idea.

  9. Lori

    My I suggest my protein waffles/pancakes made with cottage cheese? I love these, and in fact will use them for bread for sandwiches.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the link. I’ll give it a try.

  10. Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    I’m obsessed with the cottage cheese protein shakes from Dashing Dish. ( They’re amazing. I modified it to be lower calorie but it’s still filling.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Interesting! I never heard of cottage cheese in protein shakes but it’s a great idea!!

  11. Sophie

    Thanks for these awesome breakfast ideas.

    One of my new favourites is “grilling” a wholegrain wrap/tortilla on the grill pan with a little olive oil and then spreading with avocado, a bit of rock salt and then a tiny sprinkling of fetta or goats cheese.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You had me at avocado! Seriously, though, it’s a great idea. I love breakfast burritos.

  12. Wayne @ Fitness, Exercise and Paleo Blog

    I know what you mean, I eat eggs and fruit every day for breakfast. Actually lately I have been fasting twice a week to drop weight. I don’t even get hungry. Tomorrow I am having some left over salmon, eggs, fruit and vegetables for breakfast.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Salmon is a great idea! I sometimes add some smoked salmon to my scrambled eggs. That’s delicious.

  13. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Yum!!!! Amazing ideas!! I’ve been eating Greek yogurt with blueberries and Grape Nuts for a LONG time. (Yes, that’s two bowls and two spoons.) I’ll def check these out. And btw – if a meal is keeping you full for three hours that’s amazing. I get full quickly so I have to refuel about 1 1/2 hours later.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You know, I think I was spoiled by that Slow Carb diet breakfast because it filled me up for hours. I didn’t have to eat a snack mid-morning usually. The beans, eggs and sausage was super filling.

      I love Greek yogurt. I used to love Grape nuts too but gave up most cereals. I should give it another try. 🙂

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