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Under 100 cal breakfast ideas?

Just wondering if anyone had any low cal, creative, <100 cal breakfasts? I try to keep my bkfast low.

Thu. Jun 28, 3:39am

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You should never eat that few calories for breakfast. It's so important to eat a good breakfast so you don't end up overeating later in the day.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 3:50 AM

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I second what 3:50 says - it really is true about breakfast being your best anti-bingeing weapon. Make it more like 1/4 of the calories you eat in a day.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 7:29 AM

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Personally I don't eat a big breakfast either. I normally eat one or two Quaker 90 calorie granola bars for breakfast. I personally don't have a problem with bineing my problem is I like to feel full after dinner or I snack and if I have to limint myself to a 400 calorie dinner I never feel full and I end up sabotaging myself by eating junk at the end of the day.

I eat either a 90 or 180 calorie breakfast around 6:30.
A 250 calorie 1st lunch around 10:30-11:00
A 250 calorie 2nd lunch around 2:30-3:00
Then dinner around 6:30-7:00 of anywhere to 700-800 calories.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 8:35 AM

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I'm on board with 8:35 poster.

I've heard over and over to eat a big breakfast, but whenever I do, I find myself eating more throughout the entire day then, and going over my calorie limit frequently. I've found it best to have around a 200 cal breakfast, then do 100-200 cal snacks with either a big meal as a late lunch or early dinner. The vast majority of my cals are consumed in that large meal later in the day. Then I'm full and not snacking in the evening. If I have any cals left for the day, I *might* have an late-evening snack of sherbert or fat-free pudding or something like that, usually around 100-150 cals.

The best way to prevent late-night snacking I've found? Don't sit in front of the TV - find a productive project to do instead or play with your kids, and most of all, make yourself go to bed!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 8:50 AM

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Breakfast should never be that low! In fact, the breakfast or the lunch should be the largest meal of the day, not the dinner. This gives your body the opportunity to burn off all the calories throughout the day, giving you energy, and making you feel much better. Eating a large meal at night or later in the day means it will be stored as fat during your sleep. (Unless you do a huge workout before bed, buring 700-800 calories, which is not reccomended).

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 9:59 AM

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I find when I have a decent breakfast (maybe 200-250 calories) I feel much better during the day. More alert, more energy, and I'm not as hungry.

I like to have Red River Cereal (I'm in Canada) with a bit of carefully measured brown sugar (I'd rather have a smaller amount of the real stuff then artificial sweeteners.) It tastes better if you sprinkle the sugar on top rather than mix it in.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 10:09 AM

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8:50 poster here -- to the 9:59 poster:

The key to my statement was to have a big meal as a late lunch or early dinner. I never eat a big meal after 5-6:00. I also workout in the evenings, not the mornings. I eat several small mini-meals and snacks during the day and only one large meal with most of my calorie consumption. I am very conscious of having balance in all the nutrients. I have lost weight and am continuing to lose by doing this, as opposed to when I was eater larger breakfasts and going over my calorie count by the end of the day, I plateau-ed or gained a bit back.

Not every rule is steadfast and works for everybody. I was just giving the OP a "real" example of smaller breakfasts working. But I agree that breakfast should not be below 100 cals, and definitely should not be skipped altogether.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 12:11 PM

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Yes! First off, its true that you need some fuel for breakfast, but sometimes you need a light one because you're about to eat lunch soon (but not soon enough) so I like to make this on the weekends when I wake up later: put some fruit (berries, orange, banana, anything,) some nonfat milk or nonfat yogurt (just about 1/4 cup), some splenda (one packet will do), any optional extracts like vanilla, and about 10 cubes of ice in a blender and blend it til its a smoothie! Unless you use over a cup of fruit or if you use banana (which has over 100 calories) this should be under 100 calories total! and it is so delicious/healthy

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 12:22 PM

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I also agree with the 8:35 and 8:50 posters. If I take in more than 300 calories for breakfast, my intake for the day is shot. Regarding night time eating, actually, a bunch of studies have shown that it's not what time you eat after all (old school thought), but how much you eat per day. I'm sure you can Google for the studies. The results have been in recent Shape and/or Fitness magazines.

My low-cal breakfasts:
Dannon Light & Fit yogurt (60 cals) with fibersure (25 cals)
South Beach cereal bar (140 cals)
fruit if I'm still hungery; here are some different ones with cals so you can mix & match:
apple (med - 2 3/4") - 72
apple (sm - 2 1/2") - 55
blueberries (1) - 8
cherries (1) - 4
grapefruit (medium) - 82
grapefruit (sm) - 64
kiwi fruit - 46
mango (sm) - 71
nectarine - 60
orange (sm - 21/2" dia) - 45
peach (2" dia) - 31
pear - 96
plum - 30
raspberries (1) - 1
strawberries (3) - 12

Like hot breakfasts? 1 egg white has only 127 calories; you can thicken up a scramble with fat free half and half (67 calories for 4 oz) or skim (51 cals for 4 oz).

Basically, there are a lot of low cal options out there, but they are all low-carb. Good luck!

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

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12.25 poster here: sorry, the egg white cals are a type - only *17* calories per egg white!

Final thought: high fiber keeps you full longer, which is why fruit can be great. Fat keeps you full, too, but is obviously high in cals - hard to keep under the 100 cal threshold.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 12:28 PM

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