Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I have learned that breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day. I don't mean the kind you shove down your throat that you found in the employee break room as you feel your stomach grumbling at 10am. I am talking about nourishing your system first thing in the morning. As soon as I wake up, I drink 16oz of water, 1 cup of green tea and have 4-5 egg white, 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and a piece of fruit. After doing so, I feel like I have fueled my engine and am ready to take on the day. I've found that it is important to eat a balance of lean protein, complex carbs (good carbs) and fruit for breakfast to jump start my weight loss goals. There are many combinations you can make for breakfast, even if you are in a rush. Just ask me, I would love to share them with you. In other words, there are NO EXCUSES to skip breakfast! In this photo: 1/2 cup oatmeal (rolled oats, not instant) with cinnamon, 4 egg whites prepared with Pam cooking spray and pepper and one sliced orange. It takes me less than 10 minutes to make this breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today?


  1. Ok - give me more breakfast ideas. I just had a bowl of special K cereal with nonfat milk, and a half of a grapefruit. I'm betting that's not on your list of OK things though. And I'm sick of oatmeal with cinnamon! :)

  2. Special K is not as good for you as one might think. Sugar is the third ingredient on the list and there is tons of carbs and less than 1 gram of fiber. Try Nature's path cereals instead. My favorites include Optimum Banana Almond and Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch. Both have about 7g of fiber and 6-10g of protein per serving. You still need to add a lean protein source like 3-4 egg whites or a scoop of good quality whey protein. Stay tuned for my post on all of the breakfasts you can make out of oatmeal! I have lots of good ideas for you.

  3. Do you measure your oatmeal dry before cooking?