Breakfast

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    Sep 12, 2007 9:51 AM GMT
    Hi Guys!

    A lifestyle change has meant that I've shifted my daily workout from 5pm to around 11am.

    My problem is that I hate eating breakfast. The thought of eating before 11 normally makes me feel queasy. Sometimes I can manage some cornflakes or a little bread. This of course wrecks havoc on my energy levels.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm going to try and get over my breakfast-phobia, but I can't see myself ever being able to eat a full cooked breakkie.

    Thanks!
    William
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    Sep 12, 2007 12:14 PM GMT
    Is drinking an issue?

    Eating is an issue for me to at 5.30am! So I do this:

    Porridge smoothie

    ground oats
    Milk
    Fruit or apple juice and cinammon (create your own varieties)

    Method
    Night before add oats to a bowl
    Boil kettle and add hot water to the bowl
    Stick in fridge

    next morning empty the bowl into a blender add milk and fruit and blitz.

    You now have a carb high, protein moderate fix with quick release carbs to fuel your workouts
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    Sep 12, 2007 12:20 PM GMT
    I have 6 shots of espresso and a few cigarettes for breakfast, but I always have a protein shake after my morning workout. I, however, amd not buff, so I may be doing something wrong...
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    Sep 12, 2007 1:28 PM GMT
    Ah thanks for your responses guys :) I'll give the porridge option a shot.

    Colm, I used to be a six-shot guy too (started every day with a large percolator of coffee and went from there) but then started getting slight palpitations 2 years ago and ending with massive ones (including arm pains and when they took me to A&E, my heart rate jumped between 90 and 170, very scary) and so since then, I haven't been able to have ANY CAFFEINE AT ALL!

    It was extemely difficult the first few weeks as you can imagine... so maybe could I suggest laying off a little so you can enjoy coffee for years to come! (I've tried very milky weak coffee since then, but immediately the chest pains come back :( )
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    Sep 12, 2007 2:43 PM GMT
    Alternate smoothie:

    1/2 frozen banana
    small handful of frozen fruit
    one scoop vanilla soy or whey protein powder (no additives)
    1/2 cup yogurt
    1/2 cup fruit juice
    two teaspoons flax seed meal

    None of those measurements are exact. Just eyeball it since you'll be groggy anyway.

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    Sep 12, 2007 2:51 PM GMT
    I'm a coffee and run guy myself, since I'm always running late. My problem, I hate fruit except for apples, oranges and grapes. Most smoothies are for stuff I can't stand. I hate oatmeal. Its mush! I have a 'thing' for the texture of food and can't stand food that mushes (beans, peas, bananas, oatmeal). I'm a wierdo, I know.
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    Sep 12, 2007 2:53 PM GMT
    bagel with peanut butter. its quick and actually will help th eworkouts
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    Sep 12, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    Mmmm, now bagels I can get into. MMMM, Panera *drool*
  • jc_online

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    Sep 12, 2007 3:11 PM GMT
    wheat hot dog bun, spread with peanut butter, insert banana, sprinkle raisins.

    yum!
  • art_smass

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    Sep 12, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    "I have 6 shots of espresso and a few cigarettes for breakfast...so I may be doing something wrong..."

    You're a growing boy, and you probably need something more nutritious in the morning. What about a Bloody Mary?
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    Sep 12, 2007 3:49 PM GMT
    Oh man, I wish we had bagels here! A croissant just doesn't do it when you need to get your teeth into something ;-)
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    Sep 12, 2007 4:00 PM GMT
    For many years, I had a pastry or a small bowl of cereal and coffee for breakfast, maybe with a piece of fruit. (During harvest season, a triple latte and I eat some fruit right off the trees.)

    For the last year, as part of my campaign to get more protein, I've been cooking some kind of omelette every morning. If I don't have time, I'll have the cereal and a protein bar or something.

    However, now it's blindingly obvious that every time I go with the cereal, I have no energy by noon (when I usually work out) and I feel lousy all afternoon. I suppose the next alternative to try is to eat smoothies or protein bars every two hours, all morning, but that hardly seems like it would take less time than cooking a big breakfast.
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    Sep 12, 2007 4:03 PM GMT
    You can get flown-in-from-New-York H&H Bagels at the 'Bagel Store' in the Marais. (rue de Turenne). They won't be like fresh warm Montreal bagels, but ech!
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    Sep 12, 2007 6:04 PM GMT
    Hey, I'm with you on this one! I like to get up between 5:30-6:00 AM and simply put, am not in the mood to eat anything during this time. I typically have some juice and maybe a piece of fruit...definately, stay away from anything heavy as I've found it wrecks havoc on my workouts. You might wanna try fresh fruit smoothies (an alt when I'm in the mood for something more substantial) which are great for you and easy to get and go.

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    Sep 12, 2007 7:02 PM GMT
    OMG Aero, I can't believe I didn't know about this - it's like 10 minutes walk from my home. I'm so going to get one tomorrow, as long as they aren't 9 euros each!
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    Sep 12, 2007 7:31 PM GMT
    the other thing you can do is buy pre-made protein shakes. Muscle Milk's are pretty good.

    or buy the powder and shaker, put the powder in the night before you go to bed, and then stumble to the kitchen in the morning and fill with water, shake and drink. I usually have the protein shake first, than my bagel.

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    Sep 12, 2007 8:10 PM GMT
    I get up around 6:45 to do yoga, then I drink my coffee and have a smoke. I take my breakfast to work with me, pop-tarts or toaster pastries. Not the healthiest but that's my "breakfast of champions" lol. I can snack on that through the morning and still be hungry for lunch.
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    Sep 12, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    im a coffee drinker, which I know drains the body of water and isnt good for digestion... but i've noticed if I eat something before, its easier. sometimes coffee can make someone have less of an appetite.
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    Sep 12, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    I always start with coffee. I never used to eat breakfast until the past few years.

    Once I started, my body got used to it after a few weeks, and then I started being hungry in the morning.



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    Sep 12, 2007 9:34 PM GMT
    I just dont get the American obsession with high calorific nuts with lots of oil in them blended with even more oil!
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    Sep 13, 2007 3:53 PM GMT
    While I'm not American, I will admit that it's difficult to explain why you enjoy having a particular thing in your mouth.
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    Sep 13, 2007 4:14 PM GMT
    are you thirsty in the a.m.? maybe you could manage a smoothie? or an energy shake?
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    Sep 18, 2007 2:42 AM GMT
    bfg1: It's because our economy is driven by addictions, the substitutes for those addictions, and so on.
  • Hunter9

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    Sep 18, 2007 3:16 AM GMT
    the first thing i think of when i open my eyes in the morning is FOOD!

    i have a very high calorie breakfast, but its healthy. its a large bowl of oatmeal, consisting of soymilk, oats, oatbran (very high fiber), flaxseed, and protein powder. i estimate it to be between 700-800 calories. then an apple and coffee. i look forward to it when im following asleep every night.

    i wish i would not be hungry in the morning, it'd probably make it much easier to lose weight, but if i dont eat in the morning, i just end up stuffing my face for the rest of the day.
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    Sep 18, 2007 3:33 AM GMT
    It's just a matter of habit. Start off forcing yourself to eat something very light -- half a bowl of cereal, or a small yogurt -- and eventually your body will get used to it, and will even come to expect it.