Breakfast & Lunch on the Go With & Without Bread

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  1. Christine

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    I've tried this. I'm one of those people that still feels hungry. For me, it has been all about calories. If I cut sugar/grains, that's fine and I feel better but I make up for it on the other side. I will eat too much fat and protein. So I have to strictly log my food to make sure I don't go over a certain amount of calories be it no sugar/no grain, paleo, lo carb, high carb. etc. I was I could eat intuitively but I think I'm too old to retrain!!
     
  2. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Hard boiled eggs and salads with low fat/low sugar yogurt dressings. Veggies too. I'm pre-diabetic, so fruit is limited, pretty much only an apple a day. Greek yogurt, read the label! Some of those are LOADED with sugar.
     
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  4. lifesavacation

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    I keep oatmeal at my desk. It’s super easy to make in the microwave. You can also keep egg beaters in the fridge and then cook them in the microwave. Bananas are also a good breakfast item. You could also keep some milk in the fridge for healthy cereal.
     
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  5. ronandannette

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    I haven't actually been on the scale since before Christmas, and I don't think I will be until I've had a "good" week. Suffice it to say any losses completely stopped although I doubt I actually gained much. I find the holiday season passes in such a whirlwind and I'm so busy that I forgo eating real, nutritious food in favour of grabbing treats and junk. I can only remember eating 3 balanced, sit-down meals in the past 3 weeks - including Christmas Dinner and our NYE feast. It may not come out to all that many more calories overall, but I sure do feel worse for the wear. :sick:
     
  6. sk!mom

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    Breakfast- If it needs to be fast: oatmeal, boiled eggs, greek yogurt with blueberries or blackberries.
    If you have a bit more time a veggie omelet for you and your DH could wrap it in a tortilla.

    Lunch- We purposely make extra portions at dinner- so a left over chicken breast or portion of salmon with some leftover veggies and we keep a stash of single serve containers in the freezer of dinners that freeze well: Veggie chili, Vegetable soup, beef or chicken fajitas. My DH eats leftovers every day.

    I'm a teacher with only 30 minutes for lunch and prefer lighter lunches so at least a couple of days a week, I go with greek yogurt and fresh berries. I also keep single serve ready made salads in my classroom fridge, they are cheaper and healthier than getting fast food. I find that bringing yogurt, berries, salads in once a week and keeping them in the fridge keeps me eating healthy.

    Dinners on busy week nights: I just made a menu for this week so that I can get groceries. All meals can be made more quickly than I could order and pick something up:
    Salmon, roasted asparagus, steamed broccoli
    Zoodles with garlic and olive oil and shrimp
    Cauli fried "rice" with left over chicken breast out of the freezer
    Salmon, mashed cauliflower, steamed broccoli
    Chicken tacos with corn tortillas and mexican street corn (we splurge a little on Fridays)
     
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  7. HeatherC

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    I am doing Weight Watchers...again :) and am really liking it this time around. They switched their plan so there is much less counting and there are over 200 foods that are zero points. The plan seems to push more protein and less carbs which is what I need. I just cannot lose while eating a normal amount of carbs from breads. So I am trying to get most of my carbs from vegetables and a little fruit.

    For breakfast I usually eat nonfat Greek Yogurt with a packet of Truvia to sweeten it along with a banana.

    When on the go, I make a peanut butter sandwich with PB2 and Pepperidge Farm Light bread. Also...hard boiled eggs and a reduced fat cheese stick with a banana keep me full for awhile. The bananas do have carbs, but I figure I didn't get chubby from eating too many bananas!:)

    And for a real quick grab and go, Quest Bars are pretty good and filling. I just had the Chocolate Brownie one and it has 20 grams of protein.

    Another thing I do is use Premier Protein (Caramel) in my coffee instead of creamer. It also fills me up without having to have as many carbs and I can just take it with me in a to go mug.

    For lunch or dinners, a egg scramble with sautéed veggies takes like five minutes and is yummy and filling. Or I make a crustless quiche with eggs, cheese and veggies. Can make it on Sunday and slice it and have all week.

    For a quick dinner I sautée some garlic in a pan with Pam, throw in some shrimp, salt and pepper and squeeze fresh lemon over it. Then I add a huge pile of baby spinach and stir it all together. So yummy.

    Stir fry is quick too and can be made ahead of time to have all week.

    And I also love soups. Sautee some veggies, add some chicken broth and frozen pre cooked chicken along with a handful of rice or pasta and you're done.. Can't really mess up a basic chicken or veggie soup...just add what you like.

    Hope this gives you some ideas!:)
     
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  8. mi*vida*loca

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    I love making smoothies. And i juice mostly for breakfast.

    Salads for lunch are easy to prep and take with you. So many variations.
     
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  9. AnnaFloridaLover

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    Fat has no nutritional value and is all empty calories. This is a good image to show how the same amount of calories can either fill you up or leave you feeling hungry.

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  10. ronandannette

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    For the love of all things decent, please DON'T do this at work. I'm not sure about egg beaters, but real eggs cooked in the microwave smell disgusting and pollute the office air for hours. :crazy2: (On the upside, it does quell my appetite, so I guess there's that. :laughing: )
     
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  11. The Mystery Machine

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    I call myself "Bread Monster", although my dad claims to be the "original bread monster" of the family. He eats "bread sandwiches", I call it just eating bread slices, lol.

    First step in cutting back is know thyself. :magnify: Are you a "Bread Monster"? I am thinking of a 12 Step for people like us.

    I have cut my bread/carb consumption down significantly. They also have bread that is 35 calories a slice, which is an alternative.

    I have cut back eggs to 3/week which SUCKS! I have metabolic disorder and am trying to do low fat, low sodium as well.
     
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  12. CarolAnn856

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    This is misleading, as there are many factors that contribute to when and for how long one feels full. And of course, there is value in some kinds of fat.
     
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  13. Southernmiss

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    The key is 'good fat'. Avocados, fish, nuts, seeds, olives, some cheeses.
     
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  14. low-key

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    Here is the low-key diet plan

    Breakfast - 2 sausage mcmuffin with egg (coffee, no sugar)
    lunch - 12 inch Italian sub, Doritos (diet coke)
    Supper - 2 Beef n chedder , potato cakes ( a shake, need break from diet)
     
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  15. diznymom

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    Drink more water. We get busy and forget to drink water. Drink more water.
     
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  16. Imzadi

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    Exactly!!! I feel like you already wrote down what I would have written. People need to learn what a carb is. What a protein is, what are fats and fiber. Then they have to learn how the body metabolizes those foods and combine them in healthy ratios. Replacing one carb with another doesn't change things.


    And any breakfast or lunch one eats with bread can also just be eaten without the bread. I go to Subway all the time, order a sandwich topped with extra veggies and then ask for a knife & fork. I open the sandwich, (it has gotten easier since they now have flatbread, that lays open & flat,) and I use the knife & fork and eat the FILLING and leave the bread. just because it's there doesn't mean I have to eat it.

    Other places, I'll order a sandwich and have them wrap it between two lettuce leaves instead of bread, so I can still hold it.

    And if I just want chicken salad or egg salad, I pack it in a pint size, plastic take out container and eat it with a fork. No bread.

    Those plastic containers are good for ANY foods you want to pack. There doesn't need to be certain categories of "lunch" foods and every thing else is off limits as they are "dinner" foods. If you made a healthy meal at dinner the night before, and you want it for yourself or for DH for lunch, put it in a plastic Glad container. They are great because they are leakproof.

    Sandwiches were invented because the Earl of Sandwich was playing cards and wanted a free hand to hold a non-drippy food to eat and still play cards at the same time. The other players loved the idea and asked for a "sandwich" too from the same chef. Then it caught on as people on trains wanted an easy food to hold while traveling and didn't want to carry utensils.

    But you and DH have your own business and can sit down and open a few plastic take out containers and eat ANYTHING as your healthier lunches: salads with sliced hard boiled eggs and/or chick peas, bean salads, zucchini pasta with a cold veggie sauce, hummus with veggies to dip, cold sesame noodles made with Barilla ProteinPlus pasta, mini veggie quiches you made a couple days before, mini fritatas, grilled veggies with a few sticks of cheese, quinoa pasta with veggies. If you invest in a small microwave for work, then you can heat up bean chilis or homemade lentil soups or warm quinoa entrees.

    I only have sandwiches (minus the bread) when I'm on the run and don't want to carry a lot with me and they are quick to assemble. Otherwise, I eat everything other than sandwiches. Same for breakfasts. I don't eat usual "breakfast" foods like fatty sausage or bacon, or carb laden pancakes or french toast.


    Even "good" fats will make someone fat, if eaten in excess. Sometimes people will replace a "bad" fat with almonds, a "good" fat. But then eat 20 almonds, (instead of a healthy 6-8 almonds) which is probably more fat than when they were eating something bad & unhealthy. :rolleyes: Like a PP recommended granola bars. I haven't researched those brands, but many granola bars are high in fats, sugar, carbs & salt. One might as well eat a candy bar and have the satisfaction of eating a candy bar. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. monorailsilver

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    You can still have sandwiches, just use lettuce as your bread. I have thrown a scoop or a can of tuna in there and was satisfied.

    I also started/restarted that weight loss journey. I am just counting g calories and using the lose it app.
     
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  18. Southernmiss

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    Yes, but pople don't realize good fats can help them feel full longer, too.

    People have to do their own research and find the diet/lifestyle that works for them.

    I am not overweight, but do avoid 'white foods-sugars, flours, processed stuff' because I feel better and am healthier.

    Eating lean protein, mostly vegetables, seeds, nuts, a fruit or 2 a day leaves me feelng great down a few pounds and a little room for an indulgence -eating anything I want in moderation-on ocassion.
     
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    Greek yogurt with granola for breakfast

    Salad or “dinner” (protein and veggies) for lunch.
     
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  20. AnnaFloridaLover

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    Healthy fats have value. Avocados, nuts and seeds for instance. Oils, such as olive oil have zero nutrients and zero fiber. Two tablespoons of olive oil equals 250 empty calories. Just eat a chocolate bar, many have the same amount of calories. The fat you eat is the fat you wear.
     
  21. The Mystery Machine

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    So what fat do you cook with then? I am using grapeseed oil now.
     

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