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Breakfast for dieters - what's a good option?

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oysterpots Wed 24-Sep-08 08:07:51

Want something that's not too gruel-like but am total fatty-boom-boom so maybe it's the only way.

Any suggestions?

Piffle Wed 24-Sep-08 08:11:52

shredded wheat semi skim
Scrambled egg 1 slice toast plus tomato grilled
Evidence shows eating eggs for brek can reduce carb cravings!

RubySlippers Wed 24-Sep-08 08:13:57

poached egg on toast (no butter)

high fibre, low sugar cereal with skimmed milk and fruit

rice cakes and fruit/yoghurt

porridge

Furball Wed 24-Sep-08 08:17:27

bran flakes with chopped banana on the top and milk.

porridge (1oz) made with water, sounds yucky, but it is nice. Popped in microwave for 3 mins, then add a couple of splashs of milk and I have 1 tsp of sugar a part of my slimming world syns.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Sep-08 08:19:47

I'm a low carber and usually have eggs in some form for breakfast.

A large egg is 100 calories, if you're calorie counting, so scrambled eggs, an omelette or two poached eggs would all mean around 200 cals (plus whatever you have used to cook them, if you're doing scrambled eggs or an omelette)

Yesterday I was in a rush and ate only 1 hard boiled egg for breakfast. Didn't end up having lunch until after 2pm because of various meetings, but wasn't hungry.

Libra1975 Wed 24-Sep-08 08:21:24

fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt.
fresh fruit salad with porridge.
home-made smoothie.
weetabix with banana

I am sure you have been told this on countless occasions but be sure to not to skimp on breakfast as it does set you up for the rest of the day. If you are hungry an hour after breakfast you are more likely to break your dieting/healthy eating resolution early in the day. If you can make sure breakfast really is your main meal and sitdown and enjoy it.

Piffle Wed 24-Sep-08 08:34:58

if having fruit and yoghurt add good spoonful of decent high fiber low sugar muesli
Otherwise I find I am famished an hour after eating.
Banana mashed on toast is good toO
Bread is about 80-100 cals a slice
I keep breakfast to under 250 cals

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Sep-08 08:58:21

Or beans on wholemeal toast - half a tin of beans + 1 slice of toast (no spread) is around 250 cals, I seem to remember.

Lots of fibre, so will be filling.

glinda Wed 24-Sep-08 09:13:54

Another porridge fan here! Make it with water and throw a handful of blueberries on the top. I use the oat so simple sachets so that I get the right amount without having to engage my brain too early in the morning!

oysterpots Wed 24-Sep-08 11:42:41

Great sugggestions, thanks! Obviously didn't have enough this morning as am starving now - half a banana and a slice of toast with pure fruit jam (no sugar).

Should've had beans on toast - fab idea BIWI! wink

oysterpots Wed 24-Sep-08 12:08:57

Do you think a toasted hot cross bun is a good breakfast or just too lovely to be diet food? wink

Piffle Wed 24-Sep-08 12:12:47

yes ok ish but only one really and can you eat it without slathering it in butter?
And can you eat only one?

oysterpots Wed 24-Sep-08 12:42:10

sob, have you been spying on me Piffle?? Maybe hot cross buns are what got me into this mess in the first place...

Piffle Wed 24-Sep-08 12:45:36

I love the damn things and can eat 6 and half a punnet of butter in one go LOL

So I avoid them

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