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What's best for breakfast ?

Poached egg,Snackpot beans,tomatoes,mushroom all cooked with fry light & milk for my cuppa, 325 calories

Or Cereal of choice ?

Say Cornflakes with Alpro 228 calories or marmite on toast ?

Should I steer away from bread ?

I'm just thinking of not being hungry again at 11am, I tend to be if I have a cereal,

Sorry if it's a silly question,but sugar levels are tricky with me.....


13 Replies

  • I can't beat porridge with fruit, keeps me going all morning

  • Nice one, thank you 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Your first breakfast sounds great as does does porridge suggested by prawncess, if it was me I'd swap the beans for tomatoes with a little olive oil but I can't digest beans so that's just my tweak. The cornflakes or similar processed cereals are really just starch with very few nutrients or fibre plus added sugar so not surprising they don't keep you satisfied. don't know if you saw the recent " trust me I'm a doctor" series on tv, in the last episode they explained a very interesting theory that what foods spike blood sugar with the subsequent crash and hunger varies a lot from person to person depending on their gut biome. I think it's quite early days for this research but if it's correct this would explain why different people find different foods keep them fuller for longer. It might be worth experimenting with different breakfasts and noting which ones keep you going till lunch ☀️

  • Off the top of my head, i dont know the sugar level in the beans ( but they do make low sugar versions) but in terms of protein and filling power Id definitely say the cooked egg breakfast is better. Personally I find the less carbs from bread or cereal the lighter I feel !

  • Another tip that does work if you can arrange it : eat AT LEAST 1/3 of your daily intake in the morning .... and only a small meal in the evening . When I can, I try to have a 500 cal late breakrast , different eggs, ham, or in-the-bag kippers, maybe a protein powder & fruit smoothie to top it up. Then I dont snack!

    But I work at home, I appreciate this isn't so easy for people who go to work at 8am.

  • Great replies all....

    Many thanks xxxxx

  • I have a big bowl of porridge with a variety of flavourings, eg spice and honey or cocoa powder and sweetener, or else Lidl Bran Flakes, which has an identical nutrient profile to porridge in terms of fibre and protein and everything; then the main meal at about midday, and a cold salad type snack about five, and then just a hot drink last thing.

    Once a week I have microwaved mushroom, tomato, egg and Quorn sausages.

  • Hi June,

    I don't know if you've seen it, but in the Pinned posts there is also a thread which is called Breakfasts - Weekdays vs weekends, and people have put a lot of ideas and suggestions in that thread too, which might be worth a look.

    Hope you find something you enjoy for your breakfasts this week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Porrige with walnuts for me. Filling and nutritious.

  • Good morning June1965....I met you here a year ago, nothing has changed and trying again, Glad to see you here x Lorraine

  • I eat Swiss style muesli (oats + whole wheat flakes + almonds + raisins + honey) with hot milk for breakfast. It is quite tasty and keeps me going the whole morning.

  • Porridge oats, pumpkin seeds, and almonds or on a sunday sausage beans and toast yum!!!

  • I love having 2 bacon medallions, plus 2 poached eggs on 1 slice of low calorie toast, a handful of mushrooms and tomatoes. Last week I had a surplus of cooked veg (carrot, swede, cabbage, leek & onion). I chopped them all up really small and added 30g of instant mash, 20g of porridge oats and 10g of oat bran and enough boiling water to mix with. It made 6 large bubble & squeak cakes which I dry fried. Two made a great addition to my breakfasts. This breakfast often sees me through till afternoon tea break.

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