Breakfast...

  • Fiveldsp

    Posts: 99

    Jun 22, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I was just wondering if the Slim Fast drinks could be used as breakfast instead of actually eating something. Sippin on a drink once I get to work would be much easier for me than to take the time to make something healthy to snack on in the morning before I head to work. Was just curious.

    Thanks,
    Rich
  • Teacherguy

    Posts: 150

    Jun 22, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    i dont think that will be enough to satiate you or nourish.....those drinks are very low in calories and i think are designed for use by women. I'm always in a rush in the morning so what i do is i have a protein shake...but i'll blend it with a cup of orange juice, throw some blueberries in and a some flax seed and blend it in a blender. Takes me like 3 mins. I then throw it in a portable drink container and drink it on my way to work. I also pack a snack for later like some low fat cheese and rye crackers too make sure my body doesn't go into starvation mode.

    For me i like to sleep in as long as possible which means not a lot of time for breakfast and well this seems to work for me.

    Cheers!
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    I think there are other shakes that would suit you better. Or even a bar, which would leave something in your stomach. Breakfast is really not that hard to grab. Cereal, waffles, eggs, shakes - all these are pretty easy to make. We were always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. this still holds true. Not only do you have an opportunity to refuel from a night of starving your body, but you can dictate your hunger through the remainder of the day. Ideally breakfast would be your largest meal and then all meals through the day would become smaller and smaller. This may not be practical, but its a good thing to keep in the back of your head.
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    Well, first, Slim Fast really isn't made for women, but yes they have a small amount of calories, about 180-220, and probably won't satiate you depending on your metabolism. If you're working out regularly, then you'll need more than just the Slim Fast.

    You need to either actually eat breakfast, take a meal replacement shake or bar, or a combination of the two. It's your first meal of the day after you've basically fasted for anywhere between 6 to 8 hours, hence the name 'breakfast.'

    If you want to eat food, you can save yourself time by making something the evening before and then reheat if necessary. And remember, you don't have to limit yourself to the traditionally thought breakfast food items.

    If you're going with a meal replacement shake or bar, make sure it's got enough calories for you, probably around 400-500, and you're getting your nutrition's worth.

    If you mix it between the two, my suggestion would be get your protein from the shake or bar, since most have quite a bit in them, like 20-30g, and the carbs from the actual food.

    Examples-

    Food: egg white omlette with veggies on whole wheat/rye/pumpernickel bread. turkey breast/chicken breast sandwich with veggies in a whole wheat pita.

    Meal replacement: Protein powder supplement mixed with milk or juice and frozen fruit.

    Mix: Protein shake, 1 scoop, and an apple with peanut butter, or oatmeal with fruit.