My Weight Loss Journey: What I Eat for Breakfast

My Weight Loss Journey: What I Eat for Breakfast

I told you last week that I have lost 75 pounds so far on this weight loss journey that I started last summer.  It’s been a great experience and I have learned so much about myself and my body, but I still have a long way to go.

Truthfully, I think it’s a lifelong journey.  There’s always a new layer of experience waiting to be had.

Can I get an amen?

Lately I have stalled a bit.  I’m still eating what I am supposed to and doing my daily exercising.  But I have traveled a lot and not been home as much and it’s been harder to really know what is going into my food.  Eating out can be a killer on the diet.  And I think travel does weird things to my metabolism.

Anyway, I am still at about 75#, alright maybe 75 1/2# lost.  But that’s OK because I am still doing everything I am supposed to.  I haven’t lost my drive to stick with it.

One of the things I notice makes a huge difference is what I eat for breakfast.  When I eat a good, protein rich breakfast I get a better start, have less cravings the rest of the day and more energy.

what I eat for breakfast

Before this diet I would eat cereal or toast for breakfast.  I always had a slight stomach ache and I never knew why.  Well now I know it was the breakfast I was eating because as soon as I started eating just protein and berries that stopped.  And I used to drag, but now I have energy to last me well into the rest of the day.

I have several quick options for breakfast.

1. Omelet and blueberries (I put a little chopped up turkey bacon and some grated parmesan cheese, maybe spinach or and mushroom, in my omelet)
2. Hard boiled eggs with slices of turkey bacon and strawberries
3. Plain yogurt with blueberries and cinnamon (this took some getting used to but I like it now)
4. Protein shake (if I’m in a hurry I drink a powdered protein shake mix with almond milk and a little PB2)
5. Scrambled eggs with sprouts and chives

I really don’t need a huge variety of options.  I’m a simple girl and I’m happy with a variation of any of these.  My diet doesn’t allow dairy (except a tiny bit of dry cheese) except yogurt or fruit except berries.  That makes my choices limited, but still tasty and satisfying.

I notice if I skip breakfast I am more likely to have out of control cravings and be more fussy.  So even though I generally don’t feel hungry in the mornings I always get some protein in.

Like my momma always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Be sure to follow me along on Instagram where I share daily updates on my exercise and meals.

Comments

  1. I am so very proud of you and excited to see where this journey to better health leads you! You have done so very very well! I agree 100% that protein in the AM is key for me! Have you found a PB@ that doesn’t have added sugar? I looked at that as an option for me, but didn’t buy it because of the sugar.

  2. Thanks so much for the tips on what you eat for breakfast. 2 days ago I was just wondering what you might eat for breakfast!!! Its the meal of the day I have the most trouble planning. Thanks for documenting your journey and the inspiration you give to the rest of us struggling with weight and exercise issues. xoxo Vicki

  3. Lisa,
    Breakfast is usually the most challenging meal of the day. In a rush to get out the door, you don’t think about it but you grab a to go cup of coffee and a pop-tart. I’ve been really trying to be more conscientious about breakfast recently and am taking the time now to eat least eat a piece of fruit instead in the morning. Thank you for your informative and encouraging post, I really enjoyed it.

  4. I like eggs for breakfast so I was pleased to see eggs on your breakfast ideas. The kids are “bored” with having eggs so often. We only have eggs 3x a week. Cold cereal one day (I still typically fix myself an egg instead of cereal) and hot cereal (oatmeal typically) the other day. I tell them to deal with it.

    I totally agree that protein is essential, especially in the morning but I try to incorporate protein in everything even in snacks.

    Thanks for sharing all that you do on this journey.

  5. I think your are doing great. What is PB2? .looking for different breakfast items I do not eat eggs at all

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