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Old 06-20-12, 05:55 AM
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Breakfast

I leave for work at about 6:15 for my 45 minute ride in, too early to get up a couple of hours before to eat and digest breakfast. Lately, I've been having a soy-based protein shake made with almond milk (have to cut back on dairy products) after I arrive at work but I am wondering if there are better choices for me.

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i usually have a cafe latte and some müsli mixed with fresh yogurt and some Lindt chocolate fragments. takes 20 minutes to prepare (i make the espresso in a moka pot), eat, read the news, wake up and get out the door.

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also, why do you have to cut back on dairy?
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I am not sure if these are better choices, but how about protein such as eggs, peanutbutter and a carb, be it oatmeal or toast or barley. I leave for work at 6am and eat after arriving at work each day. I bring my food from home. I makes small egg frittata's on the weekend, that look like muffins and eat them every day after getting to work. Along with my oatmeal and that makes for a very good breakfast for me.
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I'm 53. I leave for work in 5 minutes. 5:30AM. I eat a banana and a granola bar before I leave to help make the grade to work. I top my grade at 2/3 way in where there is a Mickey Ds and I eat two sausage, egg and cheese english muffins everyday. I don't eat again until a few pieces of raw bracoli or coliflower at about 2PM. That's is it until supper.
My blood pressure this morning is 121 over 74. Blood sugar and cholesterol are excellent. I ain't changin' a thing. LOL
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
also, why do you have to cut back on dairy?
Doctor and I believe I'm developing a lactose intolerance. I like milk, love cheese (may just have to put up with the consequences) so it is not really by choice.
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I like pop-tarts. Frosted cinnamon flavor.
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Originally Posted by Igo
I'm 53. I leave for work in 5 minutes. 5:30AM. I eat a banana and a granola bar before I leave to help make the grade to work. I top my grade at 2/3 way in where there is a Mickey Ds and I eat two sausage, egg and cheese english muffins everyday. I don't eat again until a few pieces of raw bracoli or coliflower at about 2PM. That's is it until supper.
My blood pressure this morning is 121 over 74. Blood sugar and cholesterol are excellent. I ain't changin' a thing. LOL
I'm just 52 (June 15), no Scrawny Ronnies on the route, blood pressure 145/95 (not good, got to see the doctor again). Blood sugar and cholesterol are good. I like the banana/PB suggestion.
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Originally Posted by jrickards
Doctor and I believe I'm developing a lactose intolerance. I like milk, love cheese (may just have to put up with the consequences) so it is not really by choice.
There's a huge selection of lactose free products ... over here we get a lot from "minus L" and the taste is really similar (at least to me ... but i'm not lactose intolerant.)
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Last night before I left for work (I'm on graveyards) I had some warmed over buffalo chicken and half a carton of Cherry Garcia FroYo.

The Cherry Garcia totally counts as fruit, right?
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
There's a huge selection of lactose free products ... over here we get a lot from "minus L" and the taste is really similar (at least to me ... but i'm not lactose intolerant.)
I'm dairy-free (allergy, not intolerance), and I love it. I feel better, look better, and because of it I even smell better!

I'd say eat a bar or something first thing, then follow it up with your typical shake or egg/car/fruit combo once you get to work.
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My commute is short ~5 mi. I stop at McD's get coffee on the way and eat something light at work. Mid morning I'll have a half bagel with peanut butter or mixed nuts. I get to work early tho.
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I will usually not eat anything before my commute (40-55 minutes depending on route), but bring a couple of graham cracker and peanut butter "sandwiches" to eat when I get to work. These are delicious with water and then I'm good until noon.
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Originally Posted by PJCB
I'm dairy-free (allergy, not intolerance), and I love it. I feel better, look better, and because of it I even smell better!
what does this even mean? if you want to cook, it's almost impossible without cream/quark/creme fraiche? why would someone look/smell/feel better without diary (allergies aside).
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
what does this even mean? if you want to cook, it's almost impossible without cream/quark/creme fraiche? why would someone look/smell/feel better without diary (allergies aside).

Haha, fair enough. Different lifestyles, I guess. Animal products made my feel no bueno. So, plant-based for me! It isn't for everyone, but I have never felt better.
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I get up @ 5:30 a.m., leave the house @ 6:00 ish. That doesn't allow for any breakfast at all. I generally drink a glass or two of cranberry juice, or something of that nature.

When I get to work (20 miles later), I eat a few fistfuls of trail mix.

At that point I'm good until lunch.
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I like cliff bars... Or bagels. Oh and I drink mostly water, maybe some OJ in the morning.
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Originally Posted by PJCB
Haha, fair enough. Different lifestyles, I guess. Animal products made my feel no bueno. So, plant-based for me! It isn't for everyone, but I have never felt better.
I actually recently met someone with a "meat allergy." now that's gotta be tough. any tiny piece of meat (even being cooked in the same pan) results in months of severe stomach cramping and the inability to eat solid food. Needless to say, this person is extremely slender. it was much worse than the gluten allergy people I know.
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One of my co-workers is in the same situation with meat allergies plus some nut allergies: she used to be a hunter and fisher like her husband but no more, so 2 different meals are prepared everyday.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
I actually recently met someone with a "meat allergy." now that's gotta be tough. any tiny piece of meat (even being cooked in the same pan) results in months of severe stomach cramping and the inability to eat solid food. Needless to say, this person is extremely slender. it was much worse than the gluten allergy people I know.

It's all about choices. I am allergic to dairy and tree nuts, but I find that I prefer my lifestyle better (and have less health issues) than those around me who eat without concern for nutrition. I pay attention to what food is supposed to do for me and eat that way. Hence the breakfast I mentioned earlier.
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I get up around 5am, eat two slices of toast with butter and jam, an egg, plain yogurt, a large latté, and fresh fruit. About 800 calories to fuel my 90 minute commute. This lasts until about 10am when I have a mid-morning snack, then lunch at noon. At first, it was hard to eat so much so early the day, but I had to otherwise I'd get way too hungry at work. I don't eat a large dinner at night because I sleep better on a slightly empty stomach, so for me, breakfast is pretty important.
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Most days lately my wife and I will drive together to drop our kids off at my families to be watched. As we leave the house I'll have a Clif bar. After we drop the kids off I then get dropped off at a parking lot so I can ride to work and my wife can go on her way. Seems I get some energy for my 20 minute ride to work, I am not a morning person. lol

Only had to bike from home once lately, 50 min ride, I ate the Clif bar 20 min before I left the house. I was a little tanked when I got to work but was fine until lunch.
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52 years old, healthy as a horse.
Raise and grow a lot of our own food and I like to start the day with a decent breakfast.
Favorite is hash browns made with Peruvian purple potatoes and green onions from the garden topped with a couple of our hens fresh eggs over easy and a few pieces of fresh raw broccoli.

This thread is making me hungry.
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Originally Posted by Ira B
52 years old, healthy as a horse.
Raise and grow a lot of our own food and I like to start the day with a decent breakfast.
Favorite is hash browns made with Peruvian purple potatoes and green onions from the garden topped with a couple of our hens fresh eggs over easy and a few pieces of fresh raw broccoli.

This thread is making me hungry.
^^ that made me hungry, and I don't even eat eggs. Damn, I'm jealous (and hungry) right now.
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31 years old here, I have the same thing every morning. 2 slices of peanut butter toast (with banana only about half the time as they disappear quickly in my house) and a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar.

When I ride in, I wrap a fried egg in half a tortilla and eat it when I get to work. Tides me over until lunch.
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