What do you guys eat for breakfast, and when?
Wife goes to work early so I have to get my 2 kids (both under 8) up, fed, dressed off to school and kindy etc. I don’t usually have the time to eat so usually eat when I get to work. Few weetabix, maybe a yoghurt with piece of fruit. I loooooove toast and butter but I’m T1 diabetic and most breads spike my levels. I just find whatever I eat, I’m hungry in an hour or two. I’ve tried snacking on nuts, biltong, scratchings, it’s just I’m always feeling like I need to eat. Weight wise, I’m 82kg and have been that for as long as I can remmeber being bothered about weighing myself. Annoys my colleagues that my appetite belies my belly!
Just wondering what you upwardly mobile ladies and gents eat and what’s you’re go-to snack when you’re peckish?Posted 7 months agocorrodedMember
Always a big bowl of homemade muesli (oats, nuts, seeds, some sort of dried fruit – sour cherries ftw) with fresh fruit and plain yogurt or skyr if I can get it. Anything else and I’m empty by mid-morning. Weekends and I might treat myself to a poached egg or two, or toast and marmalade. I have had some really amazing breakfasts when travelling but for a 20-minute window muesli is best for me.Posted 7 months agomytiMember
Wholegrain, seeded toast with organic butter, marmite, pb or cottage cheese. I try to avoid sugary spreads, pb and the cheese keep me full longest. One is high in fat and one protein. Does rye /proper wholemeal or sourdough still spike your blood sugar? I avoid shop white bread as on occasion when i have it I’m hungry an hour later.Posted 7 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
Porridge oats sprinkled with raisins/sultanas and plenty of cold 1% fat milk, plus a mug of coffee, as soon as I crawl out of bed… Which unlike this morning’s very late lie-in is typically ~0530.
On a work day, I’ll grab a meal deal mid morning, typically something like chicken salad sandwich; banana; smoothie; plus a 2l bottle of diet coke.
Usually snack on peanut butter open sandwiches; salted peanuts with mixed fruit mid afternoon.Posted 7 months agoRo5eyMember
Porridge keeps me going til lunch not a chance with cereal, toast etc.
But be aware not all porridge is created equal in my eyes…. Scotts porridge oats and Tesco basics do the job and keep me satisfied … “fancy pants organic rolled jumbo oats” (that the wife buys because porridge is “boring”) are rubbish and I’m Hank Marvin by 10:30.
Good luckPosted 7 months agow00dsterSubscriber
Banana and a coffee while simultaneously running around after the kids. Walk the kids to school, walk the dog and then a bowl of Weetabix when I get home. Lasts me until about 1pm, unless I’m not busy, then I’ll be eating rubbish and drinking gallons of coffee until lunch.Posted 7 months agosomafunkSubscriber
Same breakfast I’ve ate for as long as i can remember : two eggs scrambled with double cream, cooked in kerrygold butter/fresh chilli with coriander and mushrooms, bit of cheese at the end and spring onions, whatever variety of sourdough bread toasted from The Earths Crust Bakery in Castle Douglas, followed by a cappuccino……..then the day can start.Posted 7 months agotoby1Member
I eat 2 eggs, scrambled on sourdough most mornings. If it’s a Saturday I might change it up and have peanut butter on sourdough. Life is too short for bad bread.
I don’t have kids to run round after though, if I did, they’d either eat what I eat and like it, or fend for themselves. I’m not that nice, so I don’t have kids to be not nice to!
Edit, if you have a glass of water before and after your meal it might help, people often are thirsty, but mistake it for hunger. As a type 1, you might just plough through your food more effectively than others though.Posted 7 months agojolmesMember
Same breakfast every day for years now.Posted 7 months ago
Night before, 40g tesco scots oats, lactose free milk and a dash of honey, leave over night in the fridge. I’m up early with dog (6am) and getting little lad up for childminder run so opt to have breakfast at work around 9am, keeps me going to lunch. Sometimes i’ll throw my banana in there or make a double portion if I’ve had a busy weekend and know i’ll be hungry etc.
Porridge wins, if i don’t have it, I’m eating every hour.avdave2Member
I post this every time the subject comes up but don’t think I’ve convinced anyone yet but I’ll keep trying!
Oats – 100g
Spinach – 60g
Kale – 30g
Ginger – 10g
Coffee – 3g
Cacoa Powder – 5g
Sunflower Seeds – 12g
Pumpkin Seeds – 6g
Hemp Seeds – 6g
Lindseed – 6g
Sesame Seeds – 6g
Chia Seeds – 7g
Wheat Bran – 10g
Raisins – 25g
All thrown into a nutribullet type blender. I’m yet to convince anyone else to try it so you’ll just have to take my word for it being fantastic. Make up 10 at a time and freeze them. Best served cold.Posted 7 months agolungeSubscriber
Porridge with some fruit and honey. Or occasionally a bacon and sausage sarny.Posted 7 months ago
Normally taken at work as I cycle or run in most days and prefer to do that on an empty stomach.
Keep me full until lunch where I almost always want to eat everything I can get my dirty hands on.avdave2Member
Just water The Brick, 400ml in the mix which gives just over 700ml all mixed up and topped up at the end. It’s pretty thick so I add a bit more water to get the last bits out of the shaker bottle. Tried it about 3 years ago as a bit of an experiment and have had it virtually every day since.Posted 7 months agoaphex_2kMember
As a type 1, you might just plough through your food more effectively than others though.
Water might be the thing actually. I do drink a lot through the day, but it’s usually (always) coffee flavoured. My machine supplies me with 2 or 3 before I’ve left the house. Just black, no sugar. How I like my men. (Airplane ref:)Posted 7 months agobikebouySubscriber
This, doesn’t always look this neatly put together though.
And coffee, obvz.
Mid morning i’ll have a flapjack of some sort, not the sweet mass produced blurgh stuff but something liking to 70% grains.
Some days I just go without and just drink coffee.
Rarely do I feel “empty”, it’s normally a sign I’m not drinking enough water..Posted 7 months agoGolfChickMember
I vary between four options depending on what I had last but have to eat and at regular times for medication. Either overnight oats with whole banana, 3/4 strawbs and about 25g blueberries. Peanut butter (Pic’s FTW) on wheaty/seedy toast with a whole banana chopped on top, porridge from scratch with oats and milk with cranberries, honey, raisins and either fresh or dried banana or some museli with a banana/blueberries/strawbs/ Tend to find all the options keep me well stocked enough to last me until lunchtime.Posted 7 months agobigfootMember
bacon, black pudding and fried egg butty X2 a few days a week, other days a couple of slices of toast. toast days i need a butty of some kind by 10 to keep me going to dinner time, my work is quite physical so i do need to keep eating.Posted 7 months ago
couldn’t even think about leaving the house without eating.
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