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on protein at breakfast


I do wonder something- I thought it was fairly typical to eat every 3 hours or so. That was the time between my 1st & 2nd breakfasts yesterday. (They were much closer today because I was extra hungry from being up most of the night with Ryland.)
However, there will be days that I won’t be able to eat that often, and then it would be helpful to have some ideas.
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  1. runwrite said: What about non breakfasty protein? Like sliced ham or turkey, non breakfast sausage. I am not really a huge fan of breakfast food and sometimes I eat dinner type foods for breakfast.

I really like my breakfast foods (aka cereal, oatmeal, etc), but I may try to throw in a slice or two of turkey when we have it in the house if I’m needed to make my breakfast stick with me longer.

  1. becomingiron said: Cheese? Do you like cheese? Or coconut or avacado? Those are good options. Cashews almonds pecans??

I like cheese a lot. I also like nuts (except for pecans because they feel weird in my teeth- I dislike Oreos for the same reason, haha) Coconut and avocado I both dislike for texture reasons.
Actually, the majority of foods I don’t like are because the texture makes me gag.

  1. dareto said: try avocado in the mornings! doesn’t really take care of protein, but i’ve found if i add a few slices of avocado to my eggs, i stay fuller way longer.

See the above. 
I did try avocado as I had opportunity in the past year a couple different ways.

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becomingiron replied to your post: While focusing on respecting my fullness (aka only…

Question being respectful of what you are doing. Do you think that including protien at breakfast and a healthy fat would keep you saited longer so you wouldn’t need second breakfast. I’ve noticed a huge difference when those are included

I’ve thought about that a lot, but my problem is that I don’t like a lot of breakfast-y protein options- I’m just getting to where I can choke down eggs, but only if there’s copious amounts of cheese involved. I don’t like sausage except for the super-fatty smoked sausage kind. I haven’t yet re-tested crispy bacon to see if I like it.

I’ve tried other sources of protein at breakfast- protein powder smoothies, oatmeal + peanut butter, and Greek yogurt with a 1/2 scoop of pro. powder stirred in, but it maybe held me about 30 min. longer than my cereal does. Kashi GoLean does hold me longer than my other cereals since it has more protein & fiber, but I’d get sick of it if I didn’t throw other things in the mix.

Even if I do wake up hungry, I’m never very hungry for much first thing in the morning, but I feel shaky if I don’t eat something soon after waking. If I could eat a more substantial amount of food for breakfast, it would probably help. 

I just learned when I was teaching to make sure I always had a snack to eat when the kids had snack time, and now I just eat whenever I happen to get hungry.

Thanks for the suggestion, though. I really wish I like more (healthy) foods.

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3. Breakfast
Kashi GoLean Crunch, freeze dried fruit, coffee w/ reduced sugar hot cocoa
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Day 3: I’m thankful for safely making the drive from Montgomery to Snellville.

3. Breakfast

Kashi GoLean Crunch, freeze dried fruit, coffee w/ reduced sugar hot cocoa

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Day 3: I’m thankful for safely making the drive from Montgomery to Snellville.

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My run is done, and I’m enjoying my Greek yogurt with a scoop of protein powder, a sprinkle of cake mix (don’t judge), and frozen pineapple.
Now that I’m on the sub lists, I had to get up at 6 to run in case I got called so I’d still have time to get ready. I think that I’ll typically just run in the afternoons, but today we have a ladies’ Bible class & dinner, so if I did get called (I didn’t), I would have to run, get home, get cleaned up, and cook all between 3:30 & 6:00.
I decided that since that hilly neighborhood killed me the last time I ran it, that I should do it again:

As you can see, I was half asleep for the first 2 miles (which were also the hilliest).
Luckily, in the half marathon, the hilliest portion is also the firs 2 miles, which is all up hill, so if I’m half asleep for it, it’ll work out during the other 11.1.
Okay, time to get on with my day. Yesterday afternoon, I got all the rest of my school stuff all stored away. 
I’ll be on again later. I don’t know if I’ll get caught up on the weekend or not.

My run is done, and I’m enjoying my Greek yogurt with a scoop of protein powder, a sprinkle of cake mix (don’t judge), and frozen pineapple.

Now that I’m on the sub lists, I had to get up at 6 to run in case I got called so I’d still have time to get ready. I think that I’ll typically just run in the afternoons, but today we have a ladies’ Bible class & dinner, so if I did get called (I didn’t), I would have to run, get home, get cleaned up, and cook all between 3:30 & 6:00.

I decided that since that hilly neighborhood killed me the last time I ran it, that I should do it again:

As you can see, I was half asleep for the first 2 miles (which were also the hilliest).

Luckily, in the half marathon, the hilliest portion is also the firs 2 miles, which is all up hill, so if I’m half asleep for it, it’ll work out during the other 11.1.

Okay, time to get on with my day. Yesterday afternoon, I got all the rest of my school stuff all stored away. 

I’ll be on again later. I don’t know if I’ll get caught up on the weekend or not.

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"Healthy questions" challenge days 10 & 11

Day ten: Do you eat breakfast? What do you usually have?

Every morning. I eat cereal most often because it’s quick. If I have more time, I might make oatmeal, throw some things in Greek yogurt, or make a protein smoothie.

Day eleven: What are your family’s eating habits like?

Jeremy typically has cereal for breakfast or sometimes waffles or Toaster Strudels. He brings a frozen meal for lunch unless there’s leftovers. If I cook, he eats what I cook for dinner. If I don’t, he eat a lot of random things.  He snack on a lot of chips, but I’ve gotten him doing better with more fruit and veggies to snack on.  Having our garden has helped because we have a ton of spinach to eat.

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4. Breakfast

plus cinnamon & stevia which I didn’t bother to record.
Since part of OPFABS this week is to track our food, I included the nutrition stats.
I’m going to try really, really hard not to change anything just because I have to track it.

4. Breakfast

plus cinnamon & stevia which I didn’t bother to record.

Since part of OPFABS this week is to track our food, I included the nutrition stats.

I’m going to try really, really hard not to change anything just because I have to track it.

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LIFE HACK (oatmeal/quinoa/whatever!)

fitfastfierce:

Okay so I imagine anyone who has ever cooked any grain in the microwave has had this issue. You take your eyes off of it for five seconds and suddenly half of your breakfast is covering the interior of the microwave. 

Husband found a nifty thing online saying you could keep pots from boiling over on the stove by resting a wooden spoon on top of the pot. 

Well I just tried it with quinoa in the microwave and IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. Breakfast in my belly. Not everywhere else. WINNING.

awesome.

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