Eating A Healthy Breakfast
Intermittent fasting really works because you can feast, have an awesome body, and benefit physiologically from the time your body is running on stored fuel.
However if you have significant food anxiety, compulsive eating, or binge habits like a lot of Americans do it can potentially increase the difficulty of that battle because you are so psychologically connected with food that restricting yourself for a long period of time and then having complete freedom can be too much to manage…
Fiber is slowly digested and keeps you full, and the most fiber-dense foods like vegetables and some fruits are really low calorie. Fat is satiating and fills your belly up, and tells your brain you’ve had enough. Protein gives you energy. You don’t really need carby foods, other than fruits and vegetables. Complex carbs like oatmeal, whole grain bread, brown rice, quinoa,have a good reputation because they are a mix of protein and fiber, but you don’t really need them.
I would add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your oatmeal. The fat will fill you up and it shouldn’t change the taste drastically.
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Try having your oatmeal with fresh fruit, honey and throw some hemp or chia seeds in there too, I also like sunflower seeds in mine. Another option is an egg white omelet with peppers, onions, mushies, whatev you like, and a piece of whole grain oat nut bread with almond butter and banana! Hope this helps, a green smoothie with spinach or kale too!
@johnmantheshaman, Protein and fiber and two things that will keep you feeling full longer than other nutrients. Unfortunately meat or beans doesn’t go well with oatmeal – fruits do however. Try sliced apples, they have a lot of fiber. Other than that, blueberries, bananas, pomegranate seeds are good.
Uhh I just drink like 400 ml of chocolate and it fills me well. Like today, I just drank it around 9 AM and then went for a walk at 3 PM and I just started to get hungry around 6. Although it fills me well, I guess that’s not a HighExistence Breakfast.. :P I guess it’s just like @manimal said, hunger is about nutrition, not about how filled you are.
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-Greek yogurt – Like regular yogurt, but pumped full of more protein to fuel you for longer.
-Eggs – The perfect food. A great balance of protein, healthy fats, and also an excellent natural source of Vitamin D.
-Bacon – Who doesn’t love bacon? More and more nutritionists are now agreeing that the saturated fats in bacon aren’t as bad as they were made out to be. In fact, a lot of the fatty acids found in bacon have been shown to actually LOWER bad cholesterol. If fat still freaks you out, go for Canadian bacon which comes from the loin, not the belly, and is naturally way leaner.
-Whole Apples, Oranges, or Grapefruit – Loaded with fiber and phytonutrients to rev you up right.
-Peanut butter – The best condiment ever (in my opinion anyway.) Opt for the kind with two ingredients: Peanuts and salt. (Like Teddie or Smuckers Natural.)
-Quinoa – The supergrain from Peru. Loaded to the max with fiber, phytonutrients and protein, plus it only takes minutes to cook!
@johnmantheshaman, 2 boiled eggs in the morning (sounds kind of gross but great with sriracha hot sauce! Also with boiling them you get the benefit of the protein but not the fat of frying) and drink lots of water as @manimal said, water will make you feel more full.
I also strongly suggest drinking green tea. It suppresses appetite and gives you a boost in the morning.
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