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August 29th, 2005
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Breakfast
So I finally got around to going to Stop & Shop last week so I could pick up some soy milk so that I could eat cereal in the mornings for breakfast. For a while, I had been doing my standard Burger King breakfast: 2 bacon, egg, and cheese Croissan'wiches and an orange juice. That usually lasted me until closer to lunchtime, but my bowl of cereal in soy milk is leaving me hungry again by 10:00 or even earlier.

Does my body just need time to adjust to eating cereal again? Do I need to supplement this with a glass of soy milk for the extra protein? Or maybe I need to supplement breakfast with some crackers and goat cheese, or maybe even some kind of goat-cheese pastry. OK, the pastry thing isn't very realistic, since I'm not going to take the time in the morning or even the evening before to bake, at least not with my current commute. Crackers and cheese sounds doable, though.

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From:magid
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Cereal with soy milk likely has a lot fewer calories than the BK breakfast, so it's not surprising you'd be hungry earlier.
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From:queue
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
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But cereal with soy milk used to be OK. Of course, I'm eating breakfast quite a bit earlier, now.

Any thoughts on other easy ways that I can up my breakfast calories from home?
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From:magid
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Since breakfast holds you until midmorning, it might be better to stash snacks at the office.

Um, I tend not to stick to traditional breakfast foods for breakfast, so some of these suggestions might not suit.
Anyway: cheese and crackers sound good. Or vary it with a cheese sandwich, or nuking a potato and adding cheese. A hummus sandwich, or a peanut butter (and whatever) one. Eggs and toast. Egg salad sandwiches (egg salad can be made in advance). Dinner leftovers. Avocado. Breakfast meats. Bagel, cream cheese, and lox (or other soft cheese, obviously). Nuts. Dried fruit added to your cereal.
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From:queue
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Dried fruit added to cereal sounds like a good idea.
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From:mabfan
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
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When I went to a nutritionist a few years back, she suggested for breakfast I have a bowl of bran cereal in soy milk and a hard-boiled egg for the protein.

What I found was that if I ate the cereal first, it kept me from being hungry until about 10 AM or so. At which point I would eat the egg, and that kept me okay until lunchtime. You might try something like that.
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From:queue
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
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An excellent suggestion. I can boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday and then take them to the office during the week. I'll have to try that out.
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From:queue
Date:August 29th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
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There's a fruit stand at Back Bay, which should work nicely on the mornings when I'm there after it opens.
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From:hrafn
Date:August 29th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I gave up on the cereal thing for a number of reasons, but one was that it was simply not enough to keep me from getting hungry for more than a couple hours.

I second the recommendations to add some kinda protein (nuts in the cereal? try granola instead? it's more filling than a lot of cereals) to the mix, AND to take mid-morning snacks.

Pastries might be doable if you bought them, but that could get expensive :\
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From:theora
Date:August 29th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
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I find peanut butter toast on whole wheat bread to be quite filling. Portable, too.
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From:bitty
Date:August 30th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
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I crave peanut butter. Do they not eat it this side of the pond wait where the fuck is the question mark on this keyboard i can't find it!
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