after a very filling breakfast of waffles, fruit, and whipped cream at the kovacs' place on monday morning, i noticed that i wasn't hungry for the rest of the day. when dinner came, we ate very little because i was still full from breakfast. the same day, i read an article about different diets and there was one about having dinner for breakfast and then breakfast for dinner: the concept that if you eat your big meal in the morning, you don't need very much at night. this works because all day you're filled up and working it off instead of getting so full at night and sitting around to watch tv. SO...(can you see where this is going?) i thought i'd try it out.
so tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and today, i've eaten large breakfasts. for example, oatmeal, two pieces of toast, two eggs, and fruit. yes - as one meal. then a medium lunch, like an open-faced sandwich and some veggies. then dinner has been small, like a shake or a salad and small piece of chicken.
i'm loving it. i'm never hungry. i don't even snack. i allow myself one 100 calorie treat like 1/2 cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt or something. the problem is, how do i keep this up when school starts? i can take 20 minutes to make and eat breakfast when i get up at 9am but my usual morning routine on a school day is roll out of bed at 6:40am, shower, get dressed and out the door at 7am. i'm serious. i eat breakfast when i get to school but it's usually just a piece of toast or a bowl of oatmeal.
i bought one of those egg poachers that you put in the microwave - i thought maybe i could zap a few eggs and throw them on toast and make a sandwich type deal to eat in the car. we'll see. any tips on fast breakfasts?
from highschool even to the beginning of my first year teaching, i never ate breakfast. i didn't like bread in the morning. and now this. my, how things have changed.