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Old 07-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #21
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Most of the breakfast-eaters that I know eat small amounts of oatmeal, fresh fruit, or yogurt for breakfast.

Honestly I haven't known anyone who regularly eats a "farm breakfast" (bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, etc) for at least 30 years.
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My average daily breakfast is a microwaved egg, 5 thin slices of lunchmeat ham, a hash brown patty, slice of cheese, a dallop of jelly, slice of cheese, and a slice of bread - all strategically layered and balanced on said slice of bread.

Paired with about 6 oz or so of plain yogurt, a serving of fresh fruit, and some Almond milk to wash it all down with.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #22
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I wouldn't necessarily soak up the grease with bread, but I cook eggs, steaks, chops, chicken, even fish, basically anything seared or pan-fried with bacon grease frequently and don't believe it's the least bit unhealthy. Saturated fats get an unnecessary bad rap, IMO. But that's for another forum!

Eggs - everyone should learn to love them! I'd eat them every day if I had the time to cook in the morning.
People incorrectly think that the cholesterol in eggs are "bad for you". Let 'em think that. We know better

I've been following a very low carb breakfast for years. The only carbs I get at breakfast are non-refined plant-based foods (i.e. veggies). It might sound weird, but I often eat eggs and spinach. I add olive oil to bump-up the calories (calories: 75% fat, 20% protien, 5% carbs). I'm not hungry at all until lunch using this macronutrient profile. If I eat any refined carbs at breakfast (i.e. typical American breakfast), I'm stuffing something else in my face by 10AM.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:17 PM   #23
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People incorrectly think that the cholesterol in eggs are "bad for you". Let 'em think that. We know better

I've been following a very low carb breakfast for years. The only carbs I get at breakfast are non-refined plant-based foods (i.e. veggies). It might sound weird, but I often eat eggs and spinach. I add olive oil to bump-up the calories (calories: 75% fat, 20% protien, 5% carbs). I'm not hungry at all until lunch using this macronutrient profile. If I eat any refined carbs at breakfast (i.e. typical American breakfast), I'm stuffing something else in my face by 10AM.
Me too. My typical breakfast is two farm eggs scrambled with a bunch of kale thrown in (or whatever greens I have on hand......sometimes spinach, sometimes chard), with some shredded cheese added. In addition, I have a small bowl of berries (blueberries, blackberries, etc)., and a big mug of green tea. Works for me..........
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For me it's one egg (usually scrambled with cheese, onions, and peppers), one whole wheat toast with real butter, and one bacon. One day a week I eat in addition yellow hominy grits with real butter.
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For me it's one egg (usually scrambled with cheese, onions, and peppers), one whole wheat toast with real butter, and one bacon. One day a week I eat in addition yellow hominy grits with real butter.
I often have onions and peppers as my morning veggie. Trader Joe's sells "Mnage trois"...that's just peppers of red, yellow and green!! Nothing more. Some people.
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I usually eat a soft boiled egg and occasionally add a piece of whole wheat toast.
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Hey Nash, I did my first tri in 3 yrs this weekend and first after ER at 58 this feb, and as I was thinking I am too old for this, I was passed by a 75 yr old on the bike, of course she was on the US team....it's taking me a bit longer to get back into racing shape, but I'm thinking I should be ready in another year. I just can't seem to give it up
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What I thought was strange in the quote was "meat from mammals" as the definition of meat usually means edible flesh from mammals.....
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What I thought was strange in the quote was "meat from mammals" as the definition of meat usually means edible flesh from mammals.....
Well, how would you group proteins from cold-blooded animals? (crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, etc.)
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With everything it is a matter of balance. I might have the "traditional American breakfast" (bacon, eggs, pancakes) once a week or so, but on days that I do I cut back on my other meals - which is fairly easy since that fills me up and come lunch time I'm fine with a salad with a few chunks of turkey sprinkled in. Those also tend to be days when I am very physically active.

My usual breakfast is fruit (navel oranges/bananas/pears/pineapple), a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate, 16 oz of water, and a dozen crackers. Sometimes I'll add turkey bacon or DW's homemade wheat bread (a lot healthier than what you get in stores). I'll treat myself to a couple of donuts once a month.
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Since going low carb, I eat 2-3 eggs for breakfast everyday, usually adding chopped bell pepper, onion, cheese, and sometimes bacon. I usually have a handfull of blueberries most mornings as well.

Oatmeal had been the only significant source of carbs left in my diet until switching to eggs over a year ago. Although my cholesterol numbers were very good before dropping oatmeal, HDL increased and triglycerides decreased after the switch to eggs. Not only do eggs/bacon taste better (than oatmeal), but they are likely better for you as well.
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My normal breakfast is whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter and a glass of almond milk.
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Hey Nash, I did my first tri in 3 yrs this weekend and first after ER at 58 this feb, and as I was thinking I am too old for this, I was passed by a 75 yr old on the bike, of course she was on the US team....it's taking me a bit longer to get back into racing shape, but I'm thinking I should be ready in another year. I just can't seem to give it up
I'm coming off of a three-year layoff due to active duty military service here in the states, so I definitely know what you mean. Comebacks from long layoffs are tough [mod edit]. I try not to worry about what others are doing. I know best if I did the best I could that day, and if I've been training well enough.

Part of my ER plan is to be able to race IMs and other tris. Right now, I don't have time for that part-time job, and my wife would probably kill me if I tried. So, I go fast while I can, and I'll go longer when I must!

I was in Perth two years ago. I loved it! Much like San Diego down under! I saw a billion cyclists and triathletes out there, and it made me want to live there (San Diego will just have to suffice for now. ) DW and I honeymooned in Adelaide (wine) and Sydney this past April as well!

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Well, how would you group proteins from cold-blooded animals? (crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, etc.)
Broadly, animal protein. More narrowly: fish, shellfish, poultry, etc.
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Broadly, animal protein. More narrowly: fish, shellfish, poultry, etc.
I class them as delicious, but frog legs or turtle, probably not my first choice at breakfast.
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During the M-F work week, I am a creature of habit: McCann's instant Irish oatmeal cooked with skim milk. I add a few walnuts and some blueberries as a topping.
On the week-end I try to mix it up and get out of my food rut: sesame bagel with cream cheese and lox or scrambled eggs sauteed with pancetta, diced onion, green pepper, mushrooms and topped with some salsa. I also like soft boiled eggs with whole wheat toast.
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As Shel Silverstein so aptly put it, "The wife said that when I could see my own d--k, she'd be glad to look at it too..."

A reasonably active adult male needs 2000 kcal or so per day. That's a lot of twigs and berries!
There is a medical diagnosis for that symptom; at least in my neck of the woods...It is called "Dickeydo" disease.....When your belly sticks out further than your dickey do!
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Oatmeal had been the only significant source of carbs left in my diet until switching to eggs over a year ago. Although my cholesterol numbers were very good before dropping oatmeal, HDL increased and triglycerides decreased after the switch to eggs. Not only do eggs/bacon taste better (than oatmeal), but they are likely better for you as well.
+1. My HDL and triglyceride numbers also improved after ditching the toast and oatmeal a few years ago and replacing it with eggs, veggies, and some berries in the morning.
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