Post # 1
My self confidence is at an all time low…. I am currently trying (and failing) to lose some weight.. I am just after some healthy breakfast ideas if anyone has any? It is the hardest meal of the day for me to eat something healthy.. I normally have vegemite on toast (I’m Australian) or Weet-Bix with milk and 2 sugars..
I’m trying to eat salads at lunch with minimal dressing or cheese and chicken and meat and veg for dinner (minus potato, peas and corn)
can anyone suggest something quick/easy and healthy for breakfast that is going to help with my weight loss
Post # 3
This is a toughie, because it really depends on you what works, but instantly I can say Weet-bix is a no no. It’s processed AND you’re adding sugar to it.
For me to lose 30 kilos (I’m Aussie too), I cut out dairy and white starches from my diet and ultimately went on a low GI diet (the same diet people with PCOS and diabetes would go on), as well as restricted my diet down to 1200 calories (I’m short, fyi).
Also, I don’t eat any meats other than eggs, chicken/turkey breast (skin removed), and white fish. Red meat is full of calories and fats, and people over indulge in their portions of red meat anyway. And I replaced milk with almond milk (i don’t do soy, because that affects your hormones too).
My personal fave breakfast foods are:
1. Steal Cut or whole oats with blueberries and plain set yogurt. If you freeze the blueberries you can drop it in with the yogurt to cool down the oats when on the go. Note, don’t eat instant oats, they’re high in GI.
2. Egg white omlette with veggies and lentils
3. Green Monster shake (google it, you’ll find it :))
4. White bean salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, beetroot (sparingly), a few kalamata olives and chopped fresh basil and a light drizzle of light dressing (lemon, olive oil, and herbs).
Post # 4
Plain yogurt and berries are a favorite of mine.
Post # 5
@abirdword: I like your style 🙂
Post # 6
@hwatermelon: Mmm that recipe sounds delicious!
Post # 7
I’m a dietitian so I’d be happy to give you some quick advice…
vegemite on toast sound like a good option although I think a spread with a higher protein content would be a better option. Also, make sure the bread you are using is 100% whole wheat or contains at least 3g of fiber (or more) per serving
get rid of the added sugar – it’s empty calories.
Another quick suggestion is to make sure you’re not to drinking your calories (I.e. soda, juice, etc).
Post # 8
I have been loving omlettes lately, they are so filling!
My favourite right now is 2 eggs with fat reduced salami, organic feta, onion, tomato and chilli flakes.