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What do you all have for Breakfast?

Normally I have porridge and jam, but I feel it's too sweet to be low fat! And sometimes I have scrambled egg but that can get quite boring. What do you have that's low in fat and good for weight loss?

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Thanks Bigleg for the great link. I've got it pinned on 2 boards at pinterest. I eat eggs as well, though I agree that scrambled eggs get boring after awhile. So I do a big ole omelet every now and then with lots of vegetables and cheese.

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Ive also seen cauliflower used as a pastry base. Rice it,steam it til soft, cool it, squeeze the water out, and bake it to get a crunchy base. Can also be used for a pizza base.

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It does sound as though you could do to do some reading up on nutrition. As bigleg says, sugar and fat content are completely different things. There's a huge anti sugar/carbohydrate lobby going on at the moment which has such a rabid and obsessive quality I don't care to engage with it. I just eat what I enjoy and what I find satisfies me (I don't find snacking helpful) and count calories

I can't say I fancy jam in my porridge, but I do like honey or maple syrup. I make my porridge with half milk, half water usually (occasionally all water) I like to vary the type of 'milk' - oat is particularly good, unsurprisingly! Yesterday I had double cream (I had some in that needed using up) and a teaspoon of honey. Other times I'll add sultanas, apple, a bit of cinnamon, or make a spiced plum compote. Or a banana is good.

This morning I grated a raw potato into a flat dish, microwaved it for three minutes so it cooks and sets into a pancake and had it fried with an egg and veggie bacon.

I also have chocolate chip brioche which has more additives than I'd like but works quite well for me as I have no trouble stopping at two and it satisfies for the morning. it comes in at quite a low calorie breakfast (and I need fairly substantial breakfasts and can't eat conventional cereal and milk breakfasts of any sort as they make me really very ill and unable to function by late morning. I am not a meal skipper)

Boiled egg and soldiers (toast from home made soda bread is particularly delicious), beans on toast, mushrooms on toast, chia seeds soaked overnight in 'milk' to make a pudding- consistency, a selection of dried fruit (apple, prunes etc) soaked overnight.

Enjoy your breakfasts! I am delighted to encounter someone who has the same craving as me for varied and interesting healthy breakfasts.

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I am with Googleme. We need a balanced diet including all the food groups, however, if you want to lose weight you need to appropriate amounts so my advise would be portion control and reducing amount of carbs, cutting out altogether anything white such as rice, potatoes, bread but including whole grains.

My breakfast is either a smoothie, home made using apple juice (grow and juice my own) with wheatgrass, berries, spinach. Or a small handful of berries with one tablespoon of whole grain muesli with seeds and berries. Or for week-end treat home mad whole grain, buttermilk pancakes with berries which I carmalise in a heavy bottom pan and topped with yogurt.

Last week's Time magazine had a great article about sleep and how important getting 7-9 hours sleep really is for optimum health and also suggesting that lack of sleep inhibits weight loss.

Although in the UK we take Time every week but it is the international edition, assume the articles are the same?

Of course movement is also important. My cardiologist told me that you don't need to go to the gym everyday but you do need to move and 4 hours a week of walking on the flat is enough to get a benefit.

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Hi Holly,

I am an Insulin dependent diabetic and for me weight is the enemy. Porridge and Bran flakes are my breakfast routine, both are high fibre and pass through the stomach and bowels slowly. Porridge is a bit bland and I either use a small sprinkling of granulated sweetener or blueberries (not both, indeed a lot of different berries are ideal for this purpose). My bran flakes are usually dosed with a sprinkle of granulated sweetener.

I occasionally have scrambled eggs if I am in the mood usually with slice of wholemeal toast. I subscribe to the idea that not all fats are bad and I continue to have full fat milk and butter. I have had a Bypass and have high blood pressure which is now under control. Since my Cholesterol is 4.38 I am satisfied that my consumption of fat in moderation is OK.

Avoid the Jam if you can!!

Regards

David

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salads are great and try the one I use; Its for the week days so I freeze them and then eat them little by little every day. Weekends I binge since am a model...

3 (6-ounce) boneless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1/4 cup paprika

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

3/4 cup mayonnaise

2 large hard boiled eggs

2 tablespoons sweet relish

1 teaspoon tabasco sauce

3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 ripe tomato, seeds removed and chopped

1 loaf French bread

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Canola oil

1. Mix together the garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and the 2 tablespoons of sugar and use to cover the chicken breasts. Refrigerate, covered, overnight to marinate.

2. Heat 1 cup canola oil in a heavy pan or skillet until hot and pan fry the chicken breasts until done (approximately 4 minutes per side). Remove from the pan and let cool, then rough chop the chicken and place in a bowl.

3. Mix the chicken with all of the other ingredients except the French bread and olive oil, and combine thoroughly. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Cut the French bread into 1/2-inch slices, brush with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 400º F for approximately 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve these with the chicken salad.

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I enjoy a small portion of cereals or porridge (no sugar) and a piece of wholemeal toast with flora light and homemade orange and lemon marmalade. All counted in my daily calorie allowance of 1400 kcal

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Wow!!!! Can you possibly give me a hue amount of help and put on here your recipe for your marmalade. I made some horrific stuff with carefully bought Seville oranges once - it was too thick and a terrible embarrassment - don't really know what went wrong in the setting stage - it was beyond belief !!!

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Hiya.....I have a high protein breakfast of a x 2 eggs omelette, 50 gms mature cheese, and I sit it on 80 gms of steamed kale. I also have gluten free porridge made with water and flavoured with either cinnamon or mixed spices and a touch of salt. Also throw in a palm full of sultana. Hope my breakfast have inspired some alternative ideas for you. Good luck

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a palm full of sultana will add up to quite a few calories. I use a table spoon and think its alot.

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Hi I have porridge or with a sprinkle of sugar made with half milk and water and I find this fills me up until late afternoon. That is during work days but weekends have shredded wheat with lots of hot milk and poached egg on toast, very nice and have butter on my toast.

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Shredded Wheat is a high-glycaemic food.

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If I have leftover rice my fav is fried rice with vegs and egg :)

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I went on a cruise in! the summer and lost weight! I'd recently found I had many intolerances and I already have an allergy to brassicas. Yes I was probably walking more but I found I had more energy to spare as well. What was different-not eating loads of additives but also swapping my what I thought was a healthy breakfast-nuts, oats and as I later read 21% sugar for a cheese omelette. I still eat my now not so healthy cereal but not a dish piled high and not everyday but have introduced omelette and porridge which I eat the Scottish way with salt instead of sugar. I have found since I've tweaked my diet a little I don't need as much to feel good and am losing about a pound a week. I also am hypothyroid so generally was putting on a pound a week before!

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Cottage cheese, quark, fromage frais with toast, crisp bread, rice cakes or low fat mozarella on (wholemeal) toast with low fat cream cheese, a slice of lean cooked meat (but they are usually too salty) and loads of lettuce and cucumber. Whenever I feel there is too much sugar in my breakfast I go back to these.

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Brown toast, coconut oil spread with a cup of Indian cha. Value for money!

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Im a porridge person. I dont add any sugar to it. To vary the flavour of it without adding more calories I make up fruit tea and use it to flavour my oats instead of water or milk. Sometimes I use cinamon or nutmeg, I would imagine you can use any liquid but watch the sugar.

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Obviously porridge as you can customize it with fruits or a light swirl of maple syrup, just keep an eye on those sugars! But yes it can get boring after a while. Since I have a mild wheat intolerance I also have Oat Cheerios as they are low in sugar. If that eventually bores you you could try a grilled English breakfast with low sugar/salt/fat varieties, but do bear in mind these can be high in calories however they will fill you for most the day that you probably won't even want to eat anything else spare a very light snack and an evening meal.

And yes I'm fully aware the topic is quite old but every bit of advice helps.

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