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Old 04-03-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
Xavier Iturriagagoitia
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Breakfast

Hello,

Right now I usually eat cereals for breakfast (I try to pick the healthy looking stuff like All Bran), but I read somewhere (don't remember if it was here or on t-nation) that these cereals are not that good...

Would oatmeal be a good substitute? Is it suited for breakfast? And how much should I ideally eat? I usually eat about 150g cereals every day.
I need something simple (don't tell me I have to start cooking all kinds of complicated stuff!), although I will look in the oatmeal thread how to give oatmeal a bit more taste

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: Breakfast

Never mind, I read in oatmeal thread it's better.

So basically oatmeal + milk + some pieces of fruit in it should work!

(I don't know how to delete my first post)
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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Re: Breakfast

Why not make a zone breakfast? I just had (yeah I know my breakfast is at 1 p.m., hence my sleeping too much thread ):

3 Whole eggs
2 oz of lean ground beef
1 kiwi
1 grapefruit
1 small apple
15 cashews

I am trying to avoid starches as much as possible and replace them with fruits and veggies.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: Breakfast

I don't have the time now to spend too much time figuring out things like diets etc. (will do after this busy period is over though!), that's why I am looking for something simple and I like to have same breakfast every day.

3 whole eggs per day seems a lot no?
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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Re: Breakfast

Why does it seem like a lot?

Surely there is time for a good breakfast if you make it? Maybe something like:

Oatmeal w/ protein powder
piece of fruit
cottage cheese
nuts
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #6
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Re: Breakfast

Second the eggs. And there's nothing easier: just crack a few into a pan with some olive oil, add cheese, veggies, whatever, cook for a couple minutes and enjoy!
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:37 PM   #7
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Re: Breakfast

Hey! I'm new to this board, but I have some pretty good nutrition knowledge.

Do you have a blender? If so, try 8 oz. of skim milk, 1/2 a cup of oats, 1/4 a cup of mixed berries (frozen or fresh), and a scoop of whey protein.

This is about 400 calories, 7 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbs, and 40 grams of protein. The anti-oxidents in the berries are great, especially blue, rasp, and black.

I add one whole boiled egg and 2 egg whites to that. Takes me about ten minutes to make in the morning.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #8
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Re: Breakfast

A break through moment for me on the Zone was when someone said to me: "Why do you restrict what foods you can eat at breakfast? Treat it like any other meal, which is what it is." It was a real slap your head question. Why do we traditionally eat cereal for breakfast and sandwiches at lunch? There's no good reason for.

So for breakfast tomorrow I'll most likely be having roast lamb with mint sauce, steamed veg and gravy.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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Re: Breakfast

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A break through moment for me on the Zone was when someone said to me: "Why do you restrict what foods you can eat at breakfast? Treat it like any other meal, which is what it is." It was a real slap your head question. Why do we traditionally eat cereal for breakfast and sandwiches at lunch? There's no good reason for.

So for breakfast tomorrow I'll most likely be having roast lamb with mint sauce, steamed veg and gravy.
Colin, yep, you're on track now. B/L/D are outdated terms, now it's "feeding the machine", any time, any place. You have the choice each day to fuel with either low grade fuels or rocket fuel, I choice highest octane I can find.

Had braised tongue, swiss chard, eggs, onions, garlic and kimchi at 6:30 this am, excellent way to start the day. Dessert was cup of raw milk, 6 shots of espresso, yea ha!
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #10
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Re: Breakfast

If you eat dairy, i usually have a cup of greek yogurt for protein (i get 0% it has 22g of protein or so per cup) and mix in a cup or so of berries, a quarter cup each of sliced almonds and shredded coconut. Yum!
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