Need guide on eating healthy specially breakfast

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  1. agentmango profile image60
    agentmangoposted 8 years ago

    Hi guys, I don't know If I'm on the right category but this concerns breakfast and healthy eating.

    What recipes are good for breakfast that gives me energy to work? What is the best time to eat breakfast to a sleep deprived guy?

    I'm having so much problem dealing with this. Sometimes I want to skip breakfast because every time I eat, my stomach don't feel good.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      agent - I used to have the same problem.  Every time I ate breakfast, I felt a little sick in the stomach.  All could have for breakfast was tea.  Then I started forcing down a banana because it digests easily.  But I could never eat before 9am. and I had to be out the door at 7am.  So I started piling up food the night before to take with me.  It's really important to eat a big breakfast including protein, fats, and carbs.  So I packed a peanutbutter sandwich, my banana, an apple, some hard cooked eggs, water, power bar, nuts, and whatever I could think of into a cooler.  At least I had it with me and I could eat a little at a time to build up to a big breakfast.  Now I usually eat either eggs and toast and fruit or yogurt and fruit and toast.  At least I'm getting protein, carbs and fat. 

      If you're sleep deprived, is it from insomnia or work?

      1. agentmango profile image60
        agentmangoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sleep deprived because of both; work and insomnia. I count my hours of sleep and I usually get 3-4 hours a day only. Here is my routine:

        Wake up 4 am to force myself to have breakfast (I'm hungry but after eating my stomach feel sick)
        at 5 am, I'm getting ready to leave
        at 6 am, I'm driving my way to work
        at 8 am, Im at the office forcing myself again to eat (After eating, I fell im bloated or I'll get stomach ache)

        12 nn, lunch (eating is okay)
        7pm, dinner (eating is okay)

        I'm trying to do an experiment on my eating activity on breakfast. I've been suffering from this for months.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps it's the combinations of food you're intaking.  Too many combinations will cause bloat.  Maybe just protein and fruit.  1 egg, 1 fruit.  At 8am, go for some protein,carb combo but not too heavy on the carbs,  we all know what that will do. 

          One thing I found to be very important and works - eat whole unprocessed foods. No white bread (try Ezekiel bread) no heavy fats (bacon, fried ham, processed peanut butter).

          You'll eventually find what's right for you.  How old are you and are you active at all or just work a lot with little activity?  Also, what is the last thing you eat at night and what time?  I found that for some reason eating an orange at night helps me sleep, maybe the calcium and carb combo.

          Also, there is a very effective breathing technique which helped me sleep. 

          Lie on your back, chin tilted toward the ceiling, arms bent out with palms facing up.  Tuck your shoulder blades in and under so your rib cage opens allowing lungs to expand.

          Take a very deep breath in through the nose and hold for the count of 5 or ten.

          Breathe out slowly through the nose to count of 5 then let all the air out through the nose at once, pushing the remaining air from the lungs.  It will sound like a steam pipe.

          Take a few regular breaths and repeat 3-5 times or as many as you like.

          1. agentmango profile image60
            agentmangoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            We own a small restaurant and I usually take bacon, buffalo wings and similar stuffs for breakfast but in small package.

            I'm 23 and I'm not active at work. I just sit in front of the PC for 8 hours and do some paper jobs. I got two 15 min breaks and an hour for lunch.

            I usually have my dinner at 10pm, same menu; meat in small package and a glass of milk. Sometimes I eat fish.

            About sleeping, I can't sleep lying with my back for long. I usually do it the other way. Let me try your tips and let me see if it will work for me.

            I want to know your thoughts about taking a bath and eating breakfast. Is it take a bath first and eat after or is it the other way?

            I'm asking this because what I'm usually doing is to eat first. After 20-30 minutes, then I'll take a bath. My stomach sometimes feel sick because of this.

            Do you also think that lack of exercise contribute to my sleeping activity?

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, looks like timing is everything. smile

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  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    I've skipped breakfasts for decades and have never had any ill effects.

    1. agentmango profile image60
      agentmangoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seriously? You might have ulcer.

  3. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

    You don't have to have a "big" breakfast in the morning.  You can have a cup of oatmeal with a piece of fruit, or a soft boiled egg and a slice of whole wheat toast.  If your stomach really can't cope with solid food that early in the day, make yourself a smoothie, or have a pre-packaged breakfast drink.  The point is to put some fuel into your body and kick-start your metabolism.  You can have your big meal at noontime or later.

    You might actually want to check with a doctor about that bloating problem you mentioned, it could be a sign of something more serious than just an upset stomach, or maybe something as simple as a food allergy, but whatever it is, it's not a normal reaction to breakfast.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In theory, I agree with everything you've said, Disturbia with one caveat.  Although stomach disorders can be serious, most people experience bloating because of poor food combinations, poor food in general, or as you've stated, some allergy to wheat products.

      Wheat as we use it today, is far from the grain it once was.  The human body has a difficult time understanding what to do with it and tries to compensate.  Better to use spelt, buckwheat, quinoa or any of many whole grains which are not necessarily in the mainstream.

      In fact, quinoa cooks quickly and is high in protein - great for breakfast.  I always cook grains the day before.  A little reheat in the morning and leftovers for another meal.

  4. Michelle Hertz profile image61
    Michelle Hertzposted 8 years ago

    Because it is something I do now, I would recommend adding juicing (with a juicer) and/or smoothies to your morning routine.  If you can find the time, a highly nutritious (mainly vegetables with a fruit for sweetness) juice is an excellent way to give your body the nutrition it needs.  Poor nutrition might be the reason for the way you are feeling.

    You really didn't say what you are eating now for breakfast.  If you have a blender, you could try making smoothies for breakfast.  These are easier to "go down" for some people than juice because they are sweeter.  In the morning if you are forcing yourself to eat, something sweet might be easier to drink. 

    When I say smoothie, though, I'm talking about a high protein one, with no dairy, soy, or wheat (gluten).  My favorite breakfast smoothie is this:

    2 tbsp RAW hulled sunflower or pumkin seeds (papitas)these have fiber and protein
    1-2 tbsp Flax Seed Meal (Omega 3's which help with mood too)
    1 slice of pineapple
    1 or 1/2 banana (frozen)
    1 orange
    1 cup coconut or almond milk

    You can change up the fruits you choose, but always keep the flax, raw seeds and the "milk"  You can add ice too.  Freezing overripe bananas is a great way to use them for smoothies.

    Give it a try, hope it helps.
    I do have a website on juicing and smoothie making if you want more info on juicing.  I haven't started putting in all my smoothie recipes, but will be soon. 

    We love smoothies at our house (my kids even like it with all the seeds and flax in it.  We have a Vitamix though so it really purees everything up smooth.

    Best of luck,


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