What's for Breakfast

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    Jun 26, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    I am starved in the mornings. I was eating a huge bowl of cheerios until you guys told me what crap it is. I was also eating 4 frozen whole wheat waffles. I have been eating two eggs on whole grain bread everyday this week. What are some other good choices? Are there healthy cereals? What is your Idea of a good breakfast?
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Organic High Fiber cereals, try your local Trader Joe's or Whole Foods with fresh fruit. Plain Non-Fat Yogurt w/ fruit/honey/granola. For me I prepare daily a "Green Drink" which consists of Ice (a small handful), Flax Seed Oil (1 tbsp), Fresh Spinach (2 cups) and Mangos (1 cup), blend in blender and drink up!!! SO good and refreshing!!!
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    i have a 1/2 cup of steel cut oatmeal and 5 scrambled egg whites + 1 whole egg every morning...plus a little iced coffee.

    (please read aloud with MUCH sarcasm) for a real treat - i add a sprinkle of dried cranberries and raisins.
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:33 PM GMT
    What's up George?

    Have you ever tried some of Kashi's cereal? Some of it looks like rabbit feed. But do not let that scare you off. Most of their cereals actually taste good and are quite nutritional.

    Also, egg whites are fine along with some fruit.

    What about low sugar instant oatmeal? Quaker makes low sugar flavored oatmeal (along with the regular flavor) that is actually really good.

    If you really want to be meticulous about what you consume for breakfast...substitute an orange for a glass of OJ (I know you did not mention anything about drinking OJ). Most OJ from the store is filled with preservatives and extra sugar.


    The multigrain bread is actually a great choice. Unfortunately, wheat waffles are still waffles (just a diff type of flour is used...but everything else remains)


    On weekends when you have more time in the morning (I assume) you could make an egg white omlette with extra lean turkey breast or chicken breast along with spinach, onions, and other good veggies.

    Best of luck to you!

  • irishboxers

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    Jun 26, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    I swear by the Kashi GoLean cereals -- fiber, protein, grains, omega-3s all in one place. I eat it with some fat free calcium enhanced Lactaid. Solid start to my day and fends off the munchies for most of the day...or at least until my veggies break a few hours later.

    Kashi also has a crunchy Chocolate Peanut protein/fiber bar with only 180 calories (45 from fat), 9g of protein and 6g of fiber. It's my new mid-afternoon/pre-workout snack and will probably be something that goes in my bag when I'm on the road for work; it'll keep me away from the Starbucks pastries when I'm on my way to the stores at 5am.

    They also have the TLC crackers (stands for Tasty Little Crackers) which are awesome...and their instant oatmeal just got a "best for men" rating from Men's Health.

    Yeah, I'm right there on the Kashi bandwagon with orthojock.
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    breakfast? ...

    i only take protein shakes for breakfast ...

    i put apples into the blender with my protein shakes ...

    i got used to it ...

    i have been taking protein shakes with apples for breakfast for almost two-(2) years now ...

    i stopped eating cereals ... after i learned about the sugar content ...

    protein shakes are better than cereals ...

    look at me, i'm hot & sexy ... ha ha ... lol ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 26, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    Depends...

    Usually I will make my own breakfast sandwich -
    whole wheat english muffins, 2-3 eggs, veggie cheese, ham and a tomato. OR I will have a bowl of cereal and a protein tube. I always have yogurt with flax seed for a mid morning snack.

    Once (or twice)a week I splurge and get migas and turkey sausage from whole foods

    Fridays I eat breakfast tacos.
  • sfnicolas

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    Jun 26, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    I loves me a bowl of oatmeal, blueberries & honey, with a small cuppa black coffee. mmmm, good...then off to the gym @ 7am icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 27, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Oatmeal like God intended without sugar/honey/other worthless simple carbs + whey protein + ground flaxseed + blueberries. Water. Then, an hour later, a tablespoon of peanut butter fortified with flaxseed and egg whites, smoothed onto a rye crisp cracker, plus an espresso.

    This breakfast was the 11th commandment, given to Moses by his nutritionist/trainer. Only recently rediscovered using the dead sea scrolls and mitochondrial DNA matching.
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    Jun 27, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    My Breakfast normally goes like this:

    First arrive at the office 8am:

    Peanut Butter (fresh ground - yes my office has a "nut butter" maker) and Jam Sandwich on Arnolds Double Protein bread (1)
    Bananna (1)
    Cup of Sugar Free Cranberry Juice (1)

    9am
    Low Sodium V8 Veggie Juice (1)
    Bowl of Cheerios (small - less than half a bowl) and w/ skim milk(1)
    Cup of Sugar Free Cranberry Juice (1)

    10am
    Protein Shake (Isopure 2 scoops) - (1)

    Pretty Serious aye? lol...Lunch is normally VERY light and dinner is normally a protein shake hahaha
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    Jun 27, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    i usually have a bowl of oatmeal with loads of blueberries. and either egg whites or half a chicken breast for protein.
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    My first meal is a blueberry protein shake -

    1 cup of frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup of nonfat yogurt
    1/2 cup skim milk
    2 scoops whey protein powder
    1 teaspoon honey

    My second meal is 5 egg whites, 2 oz smoked salmon, sliced tomato and a lil whipped cream cheese on dark, dark pumpernickel bread.
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    Dude! That does sound tasty!

    I usually go with an omlette of 5 whites and 1 whole egg + onions + peppers on two slices of whole grain wheat bread or multi grain bread.

    Another fav: natural peanut butter (chunky, please) and no added sugar fruit spread with a banana and a glass of soy milk. Mmmmmm.....
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    wow. i think mine is the most elaborate. a big glass of 2% milk and a banana.
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,
    Thanks, Everything sounds really good. I'm hungryicon_lol.gif
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    I usually eat Turkish Breakfast at home or out!

    Tomatoes
    Cucumber
    Black Olives
    White goat's cheese
    Sometimes a boiled egg
    and good olive oil with salt and pepper
    and a twist of lemon
    Wholemeal bread.

    Afet Olsun everyone!!!!!!!!!
  • gym_rat_7

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    Jun 27, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    I make a protein shake for breakfast;

    2 scoops whey protein
    1 banana
    1 tsp olive oil
    2 teaspoons instant coffee (I need the jolt at 5 AM)
    1 packet of Splenda
    2 tbsp oatmeal
    2 tbsp flaxmeal
    1 cup of water and some ice

    I grind this up in a blender for a minute, drink and then head for the gym.
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    Jun 28, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    Varies. . .

    Steel-cut oatmeal with blueberries (or strawberries or blackberries), 1/2 cup whey protein with orange juice, or. . .

    Egg whites, whole grain (REAL not fake) with Smart Balance Peanut Butter and OJ, and some berries.

    Also take a multi-vitamin.