Filling Breakfast

Tomato Egg White Omelette

So this is my favourite breakfast and I just had to share it with you. First of all cut a finely sliced tomato or two.  Place it in the bottom of the pan and put on the heat to cool.  Use a non-stick pan. Please.  Disastrous if not.

Whilst that’s cooking chop up about 100 gms of spinach – I like it fine, but however you like it just go for it.  Get 5/6 egg whites in a bowl and stir until there is a little air in them – it will make them a bit fluffy later. Add the spinach and pour over the cooked eggs.  Cook gently, placing a lid on the top to steam the mixture in the middle.

After about 10 minutes put a plate on the top of the pan and flip over – it should just pop out. I usually add a bit of salt, pepper and some chilli.

Grab a black cup of coffee, the weekend paper and I promise you it will be a good day. Do any of you have any tips like this that are practically calorie free but delicious. Because I’m not on bread at the moment, I usually, if hungry, put some on rice cakes. Nice and crunchy.

I’ve got to get to bed. It’s been a 16 hour day.

Yes, breakfast is very important – the internet told me

I had to share this wonderful article I came across just now about eating breakfast.  From Fast Company (one of my favourite work blogs) they say:

Did you skip breakfast today? If you did, you are probably already thinking about lunch. You’re probably pretty hungry. And so you’re going to eat a lot. In fact, you’re going to eat 4.9% more food at lunch. The longer you wait, the more you’re going to eat. Do that every day and it starts to add up:

And what will that food be? Probably something not so good for you. Eatery found that, regardless of whether or not you eat breakfast, you eat worse and worse throughout the day. Lunch is worse than breakfast, and dinner is worse than lunch (and don’t even ask about snacking). But breakfast is a good way to mitigate that. Eat a good breakfast and you start making better food decisions for the entire day–even late into the night.

Click here to see the most AMAZING infogram from the post.

Vitamin B

Without a lie, vitamin B tablets make me sick to my stomach.  I cannot even be in the same room with them.  The smell alone makes me gag… I’m sure you get the picture by now.

On the plan you are required to take Formula SF88 in the morning and at night.  Here is the breakdown of the ‘B’s’ in the tablet:

  • Thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1)  50mg
  • Riboflavine sodium phosphate (vitamin B2)  20mg
  • Nicotinamide (vitamin B3)  200mg
  • Nicotinic acid (vitamin B3)  10mg
  • Calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5)  100mg
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)  50mg
  • Biotin (vitamin B9 or vitamin H)  20mcg
  • Folic acid (vitamin B9)  150mcg
  • Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)  100mcg

Now that’s a whole lot of B vitamins.

Knowing that I cannot take them on an empty stomach, I eat half my breakfast, take the tablet (along with all the other supplements prescribed) then eat the rest of my meal.  That will solve the nauseous problem I think to myself, but no, no, no.  I still feel violently ill for about 2 hours.  Strange thing is when I take them at night-time they don’t’ make me feel sick.

I decided it was time for me to get on the ‘Google’ and work out what’s going on.  Turns out it’s the Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) that’s making me sick.  Now this vitamin is very important.  Animal studies show that Nicotinamide has anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) properties. It may work in a way similar to benzodiazepines (Xanax).  This is good news for me as I have a history of anxiety and depression.  Taking this along with my 20mg of Lexapro puts me in good stead.

Whilst it doesn’t help the nauseousness I suffer in the morning, at least I know that it’s doing me good.

A typical breakfast

One of the tips that seems to work for me is to serve any food I might be eating on a smaller plate.  It works really well for dinner, but I think I have taken it a little too far this morning with my Ryvita!  This will keep me full up until snack time.  Today will be a mango – they are so sweet and delicious and in season.

3 plain Ryvita (121)
1 medium tomato (27)

Day 6: Breakfast

This morning I had to go and have a multitude of blood tests.  This meant fasting for about 14 hours.  By the time I arrived at work I was famished.  I am only allowed 2 protein meals a day, so I decided to go for it this morning.  Breakfast consisted of:

3 plain rice cakes (90)
95g turkey breast (109)
1 medium tomato (27)
10g steamed broccoli (5)

Not too bad, and I will be full well into the afternoon.