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    Bacon and Eggs

    Hello all,
    I am having a bit of a problem food wise.
    At the moment for breakfast I normally have a largish bowl of oats along with a piece of fruit. I used to have toast until I realised it was just pieces of bread (not the best) with a thin coating of spread.

    The trouble is by the time I get to work I am already hungry. I try to shack through it but sometimes that just makes it worse. I normally get around it by having lunch early, but that can lead to other problems, normally getting hungry earlier in the afternoon. I don't mean jst a little peckish either, I mean hungry enough to distract me from work.

    Now once a month if that I get a treat and have bacon and eggs for brekkie. It's probably the protein but I find this keeps me going through, normally so I get hungry at a late lunch time if not later.

    So my question is...bacon and eggs can't be a good thing to have for breakfast everyday. So can anyone suggest good ways to get protein or anything into my brekkies to stop me starving throughout the mornings. I'm willing to experiment.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I'm a big fan of IsoPure Zero Carb.

    No carbohydrate, minimal fat, and 50 whopping grams of protein.

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    Try a Ham sandwich or other type of meat. Who says we have to have cereal. Maybe a little bit of steak from the night before. Also Peanut butter is a good source of protein as well are other nuts.

    I will get a box of protein bars have one of those along with juice and some fruit before a long ride.

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    The nutrition forum would be better for this question. However, fiber cereals like Oats tend to make people hungry fairly soon after eating. You need to be eating complex carbs and protein to make it last.

    One last thing. . . drink fluids. Fluids will take away the hunger pangs and have little or no calories. That plus a fruit snack mid way between meals will keep you honest. (did you know that a cup of grapes has only 62 calories and a banana has 105?)
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    Steel cut oats are way, WAY more filling than quick-cook oatmeal (and much tastier too). It takes a 1/2 hour of simmering to cook them, so you may consider doing it the night before. I buy 'em for abot $0.80/lb in the bulk bin at the grocery store. I use some Grade B maple syrup as a sweetener since a little goes a long way. I combine a 1/2 cup (dry) of the oats with a pair of hard boiled eggs and I'm full til lunch.

    Eggs are good for you. If you consume too much cholesterol, your liver manufactures less. Very high cholesterol intake along with lots of trans-saturated fats and saturated fats appears to be bad for you, but if you're consuming healthy fats I wouldn't sweat it. And if anyone's wondering, I actually have a few years of cholesterol measurements that show suggest a slight positive effect of eggs on my HDL and LDL levels over the years, not that individual anecdotes are medically useful.
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    When you get to work and you get those terrible hunger pangs, go to Youtube and watch videos of people throwing up. It works for me.

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    There's nothing wrong with snacking throughout the day (it's actually good for your metabolism), as long as you pay attention to what (and how much) you're eating. Have your normal breakfast, and take a granola bar / some trail mix / a bannana / etc. to work with you for a mid-morning snack.

    If protein seems to do the trick for you, a handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, etc.) around 9am might be just what you're looking for. Just be sure to mind your portion sizes - nuts are easy to overeat, if you're not careful.

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    After my commute and morning workout I would have one of these, I also have one after my late evening workouts too. They fill me up and taste good too, I haven't tried the new chocolate version yet. Check out the nutritional info they are packed with protein and all natural.

    http://www.nakedjuice.com/?#OurJuice...rotein/bottle0

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    I make up eggs the night before, or make a few days worth of scrambled eggs with onions and green peppers or other veggies. Then put that in the fridge at work, and when I get hungry, I eat a little or make it into a burrito. Whole wheat tortilla shells help also, rather than just the plain white flour shells. A banana as a snack is good also. Most bananas are large enough that they count as two fruits anyway, so I sometimes eat half and wait an hour or so and finish the rest of the banana.

    The other thing, is drink a lot more water. Hunger pangs are often signs of dehydration. Not severe usually, but often that is what your body is craving.
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    I'm often surprised by how little protein it takes to prevent that sort of thing. It doesn't have to be a full plate of meat with a plurality of eggs. One scrambled egg in a wrap or a bun will do it for me, or maybe a cheese sandwich. Or find some convincing and tasty fake meat so that you can get protein without the cholesterol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    When you get to work and you get those terrible hunger pangs, go to Youtube and watch videos of people throwing up. It works for me.




    Good Ol' H2o is the way to go.....Drink it all day long. Made a HUGE difference in my food intake issue.

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    Your not eating those flavored instant oats are you?

    Sometimes when I need an extra boost (or if I know I will be eating lunch late) I'll take two tablespoons of natural peanut butter and stir that into my oatmeal. It will turn it into one huge tasty sludge while adding extra fiber, protein, and flavor. Just be careful not to choke on it as it can get very thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Your not eating those flavored instant oats are you?

    Sometimes when I need an extra boost (or if I know I will be eating lunch late) I'll take two tablespoons of natural peanut butter and stir that into my oatmeal. It will turn it into one huge tasty sludge while adding extra fiber, protein, and flavor. Just be careful not to choke on it as it can get very thick.
    I go you one better and add yogurt as well as the peanut butter.

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    This is my breakfast and it works very well for me!

    (1) light Thomas Multigrain English muffin
    (1) serving of Egg Beaters (or egg whites)
    (2) slices of canadian bacon
    (1) slice of 2% cheese

    Put them together and make a ham, egg, cheese muffin. The whole thing is only 255 calories and has 33g of protein and I think 8g of fiber. You can even have 2 of these with calories that low.

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    There really is nothing wrong with bacon and eggs for breakfast if you're a normally healthy person with no metabolic disorders. Just keep the total calorie count down.

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    I concur with what others have said: if the "bowl of oats" is the instant kind, try going for the old-fashioned kind with a bit more fiber (and no added sugar and crap), and add a modest amount of lean protein. Eggs aren't the best source for lean protein, but they're far from the worst. Bacon...not so much, even if it's not the uber-fatty US bacon, it's not a nutritional bonanza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie View Post
    I'm often surprised by how little protein it takes to prevent that sort of thing. It doesn't have to be a full plate of meat with a plurality of eggs. One scrambled egg in a wrap or a bun will do it for me, or maybe a cheese sandwich.
    Agree. I've also found that an English muffin or half of a bagel with Ham (or Canadian bacon) and piece of low-fat cheese works pretty well for breakfast. I try to keep the bread portion whole wheat if possible and buy bagels that are moderate in size to help keep a lid on calories. If I'm out of traditional breakfast stuff, I'll sometimes toast a sandwich with some "lite" sausage and a piece of low-fat cheese. A little bit higher in calories, but the protein and fat will keep me from getting hungry before lunch.

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    Think how hard it is for me. I can get a free bacon and sausage sandwich with a piece of black pudding* in it every single day, that's a hard offer to turn down. It also explains why with 8 hours good exercise in a week I lost a single kilo.

    *I could have cereal or a fruit salad which would also be free, the gluttony is of my own choosing and not a company policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cod.peace View Post
    Steel cut oats are way, WAY more filling than quick-cook oatmeal (and much tastier too). It takes a 1/2 hour of simmering to cook them, so you may consider doing it the night before. I buy 'em for abot $0.80/lb in the bulk bin at the grocery store. I use some Grade B maple syrup as a sweetener since a little goes a long way. I combine a 1/2 cup (dry) of the oats with a pair of hard boiled eggs and I'm full til lunch.

    Eggs are good for you. If you consume too much cholesterol, your liver manufactures less. Very high cholesterol intake along with lots of trans-saturated fats and saturated fats appears to be bad for you, but if you're consuming healthy fats I wouldn't sweat it. And if anyone's wondering, I actually have a few years of cholesterol measurements that show suggest a slight positive effect of eggs on my HDL and LDL levels over the years, not that individual anecdotes are medically useful.
    +1 on the traditional oats. It has a few things going for it. It is high in fiber which means that your body has to work to digest it. This means it keeps you filling full longer, prevents quick spikes in blood suger, and is supposed to help reduce your cholesterol over time. On other bonus it that the stuff is CHEAP. I have found that the store brand and Quaker stuff all looks and tastes the same. I got some containers for around a $1 each. Each container lasts a few weeks. What else costs less than $0.10 and fills you up half a day?

    For ease of making traditional oatmeal I find that I can make one serving and microwave it for 2 minutes (any longer and it tends to explode... not a fun clean up after that). I make it as soon as I get up and then go and take a shower and get my lunch ready. after about 20 minutes it is still hot and it is now soft enough to be easy to eat. I don't mind the texture at all.

    I add an 8 oz glas of OJ and that keeps me satisfied till around 11:30 am.

    What I've read most recently about eggs seems to indicated that yes, there is lots of cholesterol in them, but the body doesn't directly absorb it. The protein in eggs helps keep you feeling full for a while and therefore people who add an egg to breakfast feel full for a longer period of time and therefore are less likely to snack. What is realy bad is food high in saturated fat, but eggs are not that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnable View Post
    Hello all,
    I am having a bit of a problem food wise.
    At the moment for breakfast I normally have a largish bowl of oats along with a piece of fruit. I used to have toast until I realised it was just pieces of bread (not the best) with a thin coating of spread.

    The trouble is by the time I get to work I am already hungry. I try to shack through it but sometimes that just makes it worse. I normally get around it by having lunch early, but that can lead to other problems, normally getting hungry earlier in the afternoon. I don't mean jst a little peckish either, I mean hungry enough to distract me from work.

    Now once a month if that I get a treat and have bacon and eggs for brekkie. It's probably the protein but I find this keeps me going through, normally so I get hungry at a late lunch time if not later.

    So my question is...bacon and eggs can't be a good thing to have for breakfast everyday. So can anyone suggest good ways to get protein or anything into my brekkies to stop me starving throughout the mornings. I'm willing to experiment.

    Thanks in advance.
    I wonder about eggs, you get someone like my grandfather, a farmer, he probably had bacon and eggs, every day of his life, he died at 94....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    I wonder about eggs, you get someone like my grandfather, a farmer, he probably had bacon and eggs, every day of his life, he died at 94....
    Eat all the bacon and eggs you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    I wonder about eggs, you get someone like my grandfather, a farmer, he probably had bacon and eggs, every day of his life, he died at 94....
    He also did hard physical labor all day every day. Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    He also did hard physical labor all day every day. Do you?
    Actually, I do, I load delivery trucks for a courier company, typically that means 300-500 boxes that are on average 50lbs a piece, Although as we are quickly coming on H**l month, I expect that to increase quite a bit, possibly even double, means I can eat like crap, and still hold or even lose weight.

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    I eat bacon and eggs for breakfast almost every day along with a piece of toast. My total cholesterol is 134 and my blood pressure is 112/70. Life is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Actually, I do, I load delivery trucks for a courier company, typically that means 300-500 boxes that are on average 50lbs a piece, Although as we are quickly coming on H**l month, I expect that to increase quite a bit, possibly even double, means I can eat like crap, and still hold or even lose weight.
    Well there ya go. So are you a Clydesdale or not? Because people who actually do hard physical labor all day typically don't end up as Clydesdales.

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