Suggestions needed for high protein breakfasts

@suspenseful (40326)
Canada
January 18, 2008 8:31am CST
Right now I am doing an experiment. I find that I get hungry during the morning after breakfast so have decided to eat more protein at breakfast so I do not feel like snacking - other than fruit or a veggie or yogurt and nuts around ten or so. But we have a limited budget. So far I have had cottage cheese, left over sausage with eggs and tortillas, scrambled eggs by themselves, luncheon meat, a hot dog without a bun. If I had chicken the night before I have had the left over chicken. I have had a slice of cheese. So any other suggestions? And would having a little carb with them negate the losing weight effect?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Jan 08
hot dogs aint good for ya. more protien eat a steak. Or try one of those protine drinks If I am in a hurry I do the bag of powder that ya put in your milk has every thing ya need in it a breakfast drink.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I would if they were not that expensive. I love steaks.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Jan 08
we buy the steaks that are in the sale mightbe outof date for sale but they are still good just aged more
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
We used to buy a lot of steaks, but since our sons have moved out, not any more.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I think you pretty much have covered everything that I would have mentioned. There is peanut butter you could have as well. You are correct that protein does help curb your appetite which helps prevent eating more than you generally would with higher calories. Protein is good for muscles as well.
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I was thinking pbutter, but then I thought it might be carb loaded - not sure though. I also thought about eggs being a good source of protein... 2 of them poached would be nice, or hard boiled served on a few leaves of lettuce.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I love peanut butter but we have to watch what we get. The cheap kind has that hydro=- stuff so we have to get the real kind. I love eggs as well and with lettuce it does sound good.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Tuna is also a good source of protein.
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• United States
18 Jan 08
why not try omletts you can include many things in them!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I love omelets. I will have to put stuff in them.
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Instead of eating a high protein breakfast, try eating something like oatmeal (made with milk) with a handful of nuts. Oatmeal and the nuts takes longer to digest so you will stay fuller longer. If you need to sweeten the oatmeal use brown sugar or honey, not white refined sugar (this should not even be in your diet, which I know is really hard to do).
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I eat oatmeal, but it is carbs. I can eat it later in the day, but in the morning I need protein.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Jan 08
You could try to fry up some hamburger. They do this in the Atkins diet and alot of people have lost weight with it too. Hamburger makes many meals and it will last for a long time too.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I never thought of it as a breakfast food, but then it is protein and it will work and I can mix some onions and tomatoes and some herbs with it and have it over some salad.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Yeah. Alot of people may not even consider it to be a breakfast food but I have f=done it. I have added onion, tomato and salsa to mine also and ate it in a tortilla or taco shell or even make a salad with it using lettuce and some crushed nacho chips also.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
That sounds like a good idea. I do use a lot of tomatoes and I do have salsa on hand and you cannot do that much with 1/4 lb of hamburger anyway.
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@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I was told by a nurse that cholestoral was "created" to take away carbs. So, a little bit of carb would actually be good.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
Trouble is even if I have one slice of bread, I will want more and it does not help my hunger pangs.
@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
19 Jan 08
The carb should be more an accompaniement rather than a meal (I should talk, carb addict that I am.) You just have to "retrain" your body to accept that its only going to get a little bit. And you will end up feeling less deprived if you have just a bit.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
I was thinking that maybe making a tortilla wrap and some salad and ground beef would do it.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
27 Jan 08
i am eating a high protein no sugar diet outlined by a book called the good mood diet and some others...basically it is okay to eat carbs in the morning with other proteins, but only complex carbs like whole grain or oatmeal... you can check it out at http://lessafork.blogspot.com if you want...i am still in the process of adding more content though :)
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Apr 08
I will check it out and see if I can get it at my local book store. I do eat a whole grain cereal and that fills me up, more than having Honey Nut Cheerios that I consider a snack.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
You've got the right idea about the protein in the morning filling you for a longer period. You pretty much go all the basics listed here. I usually eat a slice of cheese every morning but if I don't have any in the house, I will use cheese whiz. If you want to you can have a slim fast shake every once in awhile. I also do this when I don't have time to eat breakfast. I buy the powder kind and mix it with milk and it is yummy. You can eat a little bit of carbs with your breakfast, like one slice of toast or if you buy that thin bread you can have two slices.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
I have not tried Slim Fast as a drink. I tried it as a bar and it really filled me up. I could not eat another bite. I do love cheese, the old kind as it has more tang to it.
@urbandekay (18314)
20 Jan 08
A kipper makes an excellent breakfast, high in protein, cheap and quick to cook, it also contains important omega 3 complexes and it is delicious. all the best urban
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
We used to get them when my mother was still alive, but hardly any more.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Jan 08
I find that I take a long time to get hungry when I have a serving of walnuts, heated in water, then add old fashioned oats with some cinnamon. That sticks to my ribs a long time. That depends on the carbs. Carbs that take a long time to digest should be fine, ones that don't take very long will make you hungry. I also like scrambled eggs for breakfast. I like eggs lots of ways for breaksfast. Cottage cheese, I love, so many ways to dress it up, chives, onions, any kind of spice. Sounds like you're doing a good job on your diet. Take care
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
Everytime we go shopping when I go to the nut section, my husband has a fit - but if it were for peanuts, he would have no trouble. I really should get some more walnuts.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 Jan 08
I like fried egg sandwishes on whole wheat bread, hard boiled eggs, or a bowl of tunafish with a little mayo.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
I like hard boiled eggs, and we do not get much tuna up here, we use salmon instead and we use Miracle Whip.
@youless (87495)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 08
I think drinking a cup of full fat milk, and then eat a boil egg and the bacon. This is already a very high protein breakfast.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
I have milk, usually it is either skim or two percent plus a boiled egg.
@AICIRT81 (848)
• United States
19 Jan 08
I like omelettes. Chicken Fahija omettes are a good one. I've seen adds on TV for protein water. i haven't tried it so i can;t say if they're any good or not. You might try peanut butter on toast or muffins. Ham is good for breakfast too. You could also check the health food store for protein supplements.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Jan 08
I will do that. Thanks.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Jan 08
my son likes to have some yogurt wiht soy protein powder mixed in - he ahas to maintain a very low fat diet and likes to supplement with the protein for weight lifting.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I should try that, I do love yogurt, and protein powder would work for me.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
18 Jan 08
A mid-morning snack is actually not a bad idea. Small meals during the day keep your blood sugar levels stabilized, which reduces the hunger pangs that can lead to overeating. Sounds like you are on the right track, though. As for carbs, avoid potatoes and other starchy vegetables, add some whole grains to your diet, and it shouldn't affect your weight loss too much.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
I will do that, thanks.
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