I have been changing my diet in order to eat healthier. First thing I did was completely replace my lunch with a salad. The grocery store now has these bags of pre-cut salad, which last 3 or 4 days, no dressing in them, with a variety - different greens, or veggies. With this I’ve been putting chopped nuts and a bit of vinagrette dressing.
I’ve been doing this for two months and have been shocked at how easy the transition was. I mean, I figured I’d be hungry, but instead, if you eat enough greens, it does fill you up, and you can pretty much eat as much greenery as you want without feeling guilty. (Please don’t make me feel guilty). I’ve also been quietly losing weight, so now it’s on to breakfast.
Right now I’ve either been eating a single egg, made into an omelette shape, but with no butter, with a little bit of salt and pepper, or an english muffin with yogurt butter. In both cases I take a single glass of 2% milk.
Now, right off the bat I am not willing to give up the milk. I love the milk and it’s the only milk I drink, and I don’t particularly like skim.
But it’s the food I want to find an alternative for. I just hate being starving at 10:30 or 11 am, so I want something that fills me up, but maybe something a little healthier than what I am eating. I’ve tried grapefruit or other fruit and it’s just too messy and too much trouble in the morning, plus I’d have to keep buying it. The beauty of the eggs or the english muffin is they can be bought weekly. Plus then I am hungry.
You can have an egg white omelet with three egg whites and add in a bunch of veggies (I like onion, garlic and mushrooms in mine but you can put in whatever you like) and then sprinkle a little asiago on top. . . damn, now I’m hungry.
Oatmeal is quite good for you, in a number of ways (including reducing LDL cholesterol levels). It also happens to be good for “satiety” – that is, it leaves you feeling full, for longer. You’ll probably want to have some protein along with the carbs from the oatmeal.
I have a friend who swears by oatmeal for a filling breakfast. I’m going to try it when I’m off my low-carb diet. I’ve been liking non-fat cottage cheese for breakfast. I find with a protien-heavy post-gym snack I don’t get hungry so quickly.
BTW I forgot to clarify that I meant sweet/flavored protein powder (easiest to find in chocolate or vanilla) which then makes more of a milkshake or protein drink. Not just plain whey protein and milk…that’d be icky
Ok. I’m really not fond of oatmeal, so that’s probably not good. I like the Chobani idea; I may go that route, and then have a banananananana around mid morning.
Problem 1: I am LAZY. Why do you think I buy the pre-mixed salads? They are the bestest thing ever.
I can’t keep track of whether eggs are supposed to be good or bad, either, but when I started doing this, I did some research that said one egg or less is OK for you, if your cholesterol is not high (which it is not) and if you use no butter. So it makes for a nice change up and gives me a chance to have a hot breakfast.
II already pack some fruits and veggies or other healthy snack for the late 3 pm snack…that’s when I usually feel hungry. I’ll bet, if I switch ny breakfasts, it’ll be like my lunch - I;ll be hungry for a bit and then my body will adjust.
Ok, I will try some of the suggestions here. Thanks!