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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    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!
    2519 days ago
    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.
    2608 days ago
    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
    2608 days ago
    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.
    2608 days ago
    My go to breakfast is usually a banana and peanut butter - I do agree about the protein - the peanut butter keeps me filled up.
    2608 days ago
    I always do better with protein for breakfast. Almost always it is a high fiber (Fiber One or Thompson) English muffin and an egg.
    2608 days ago
    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!
    2608 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?
    2608 days ago
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