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Hi to all - I"m new to PT and this question may have been addressed in the past but it's my biggest problem (at the moment) Breakfast!!! I live alone and just barely wake up in enought time to get ready for work. So my typical breakfast consists of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a bagel with cream cheese or a muffin. Most diets suggest these elaborate breakfasts but I simply just don't have the time in the AM to get it ready. I have been bringing in fruit but I dont think thats good enough. Help!!!!

Fri. May 18, 5:10am

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I had the same problem this morning... no time for breakfast. I grabbed an instant oatmeal, a silhouette yogurt and a half a grapefruit that was left over from yesterday, brought it into work and i'm eating it as we speak. It's low in fat and calories, healthy, and will keep me full til lunch:D I would prefer regular oatmeal but it's just not possible when you are in a rush.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 7:31 AM

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Breakfast Ideas on the go

Here are some on the go suggestions:

-fruit & yogurt or cottage cheese
-preparing your breakfast the night before
-boiled eggs
-pbj on low carb bread w/ sugar free jelly & 1 TBSP peanut butter
-protein bars, here are some healthier ones: Luna bars, Pria "Complete" (170 cal), Zone bars, certain low cal Atkins ones (& you can pair this up w/ yogurt or fruit
-Go to Deli instead: egg whites on whole wheat w/ ketchup, or whole wheat wrap w/ lean proteins: turkey, grilled chicken, roast beef, egg whites
-Smaller bagels or english muffins from store w/ light cream cheese

Friday, May 18, 2007, 7:41 AM

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The most important meal, but no stress

5 min: mix berries, yogurt, favorite cereal in a bowl
5 min: Quaker 1 minute oatmeal in a bowl with cinnamon, splenda, and a few walnuts
no time: Quaker Oatmeal to Go bar
no time: any low fat, low calorie yogurt smoothie

Friday, May 18, 2007, 7:45 AM

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Set your clock so it's 10 min. fast. Then once you are done getting ready for work, you have 10 min. to eat a healthy breakfast, even if it's just a bowl of cereal. Sit down and relax for 10 min while you eat. It works

Friday, May 18, 2007, 7:48 AM

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If you want to lose the weight, you HAVE TO find the time to make and eat breakfast. Make it the night before or get up earlier. If you don't have a proper breakfast, your whole day may be shot to H***! First you are so hungry you get fast food and then you try to make up for it by not eating lunch and then because you skipped lunch, you make a late night fast food stop because you are hungry beyond reason. Make sure your breakfast contains protein, fiber and fat. These three will keep you full for hours.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 8:32 AM

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Thanks for the suggestions. I am a "stop at the deli" gal! so asking for egg whites - turkey on WW wrap is simple!! I did buy the Special K breakfast bars (90cal) and they are pretty good - not to filling but you can add fruit, and yogurt.

Monday, May 21, 2007, 6:57 AM

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At Dunkin Donuts, the lowest calorie breakfast is a donut. Not a bagel w/ cream cheese or a muffin. A donut. The thing we all think we should avoid. They're all 200-300 cals (except some of the "cake" donuts, which are just over 300 cals.)

Bagels are 320 for plain, 330 for wheat, 380 for multigrain (thought that was the healthy one, right??), 380 for their "reduced carb bagel w/ cheese," and that's w/o any cream cheese. 2oz of their light cream cheese adds 120 cals. 2oz of plain or strawberry cream cheese adds 190 cals! The best bet is their 'buttermatch blend," for 80 cals.

Muffins range from 400 cals for a lowfat blueberry muffin to 630 for a chocolate chip, 510 for cornbread, 480 for honey bran raisin, 540 for banana walnut, etc.

What you do need to watch, though, is that the "meals" at DD are "two donuts and a coffee," or 1 muffin, or 1 bagel. You really just need one donut, not two.

This is not advocating that DD is a great breakfast, just that you can do it w/o using nearly as many calories! Go from a 500-cal muffin or 600-cal bagel w/ cream cheese every morning to a 250-cal donut, and you will lose half a pound a week. Cut out another 250 cals somewhere else in your day, and you're at a pound a week!

Monday, May 21, 2007, 10:27 AM

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an egg & cheese on english muffin is around 300 cals at dunkin donuts.

i eat 12 almonds and 1/4 cup dried fruit on my commute and instant oatmeal in the office. sometimes if i'm hungry around 11 am i have a piece of fruit or a skim latte, no sugar.

another option is carnation instant breakfast made w/ lofat milk.

Monday, May 21, 2007, 10:38 AM

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I'm the one who started this thread - and when I said I get coffee & a bagel for breakfast, it was usually the reduced carb bagel!!!! WOW I guess I will not be eating that again!

Thanks for the info !

Monday, May 21, 2007, 4:47 PM

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Whenever you do have time, try this out:

Trader Joes (who I love) has this mini-pitas. They're wheat, and they're so good. Two is 80 cals.

If you make a serving of egg beaters (30 cals) and use a slice or two of turkey breast, its super yummy and low-cal.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 3:17 AM

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