Eat a snack. That is great for your metabloism and will curb hunger, which will keep you from overeating at lunch. Eat some nuts, fruits, greek yougurt.
For whatever reason, oatmeal makes me feel the same way. I try to avoid it, because I end up eating like a horse afterward. I usually do greek yogurt, or toast with avocado or peanut butter in the morning. Speaking of, anyone try PB2? I just bought some the other day and love it! Way less fat and calories than real peanut butter, just have to get used to the difference in texture.
I spend a good portion of my calorie allowance on breakfast to help get me through the day knowing that I'll burn it all off throughout the day. often times, I have to force myself to eat lunch because I'm usually not hungry so that meal usually turns into a snack.
I'll have to look into PB2!!
For breakfast I usually eat : scrambled break free eggs - 60 calories, a low carb tortilla - 80 calories, light daisy sour cream- 40 calories, real bacon bits - 25 calories. for a total of 205 calories. I don't always use sour cream or bacon pieces, I do that when I am bored of the Avo,eggs, and tortilla. I like to switch things up a bit. The avo usually adds a few more calories but I don't mind since they are good fats and cals. This meal fills me up till about noon and I usually eat between 7am and 8am. At noon I usually have a snack similar to the ones listed above greek yogurt, nuts, apple.
Have any of you guys tried Xylitol as a sweetener? I work in a dental office and the Doctor has been talking about its health benefits for your teeth. I started reading about it and it comes in a granulated form. I like xylitol because its not as sweet as stevia/truvia I think it tastes better and if you like to bake you can replace the same amount of sugar with the xylitol, and its great for your teeth. I primarily use it in my coffee. Its a way better option than slpenda.. aspartame freaks me out.
EDIT : Not that I am saying splenda is aspartame, but more that all those types of sweeteners freak me out.
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You need to be really careful if you have a dog that it doesn't consume xylitol under any circumstance. A small amount of it (1/4 teaspoon for a 20 lb dog) can make the dog extremely sick and even be fatal. I read a story once about a pug who almost died after eating a tiny piece of gum that contained xylitol. I hear it can also be really poisonous to cats as well.
no problemo, I just wanted you to be aware. But also, if you use xylitol for cooking/baking make sure your pup doesn't get into any of that as well!
I have no shame admitting that my morning breakfast routine is an egg mcmuffin and a large sugar free french vanilla coffee.
I love the ultimate breakfast sandwiches at jack in the box, but I always get it on sourdough bread to make it extra yummy. they don't have iced coffee anymore, so I haven't stopped there.
I don't feel like an egg mcmuffin is inherently unhealthy other than maybe some carbs from the muffin, but other than that it's ok. it's only 350 calories and I don't mind sacrificing some calories during lunch to have a good, filling breakfast.
I bought some of those Jimmy Dean light egg muffin sandwiches the other day. Not my thing, but it was a big box so I guess I'm going to have to keep eating them.
Holidays kicked my butt too, I still have a few more to lose to get back to my pre-surgery/holiday weight.