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    Help! I am stuck in a rut with breakfast. I am primal but eat dairy...trying to reduce dairy but finding it hard. Every morning I have a bowl of plain, whole organic yogurt ( usually goats milk, but sometimes cow) with a chopped up half apple, hazelnuts and coconut flakes and cinnamon. I love it so much - but i know it is a high carb breakfast for the primal diet if I wnt to lose some weight. I am not excited by the idea of eating eggs or meat int he morning....any other good (quick) breakfast suggestions?

  • #2
    Skip it.

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    • #3
      um....yea.........

      a big hunk of fish
      a big serving of scallops
      loads of steamed spinach and cheddar
      shrimp and avocado
      whey protein smoothie with almond butter and coconut oil
      a big mug of coffee with heavy whipping cream

      youre going to have to think outside the breakfast box whilst living primally! why no meat or eggs in the morning?
      Last edited by lmyers04; 05-26-2010, 11:51 PM.

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      • #4
        I had a lot of trouble breaking out of the "breakfast must include dairy and not be savory" rut! I ended up doing a pretty slow transition, so for a while I would have my yogurt with coconut and fruit with a savory "side" like a hardboiled egg. The trick was I had to eat the egg before the yogurt, since I found it easier to eat the savory stuff when hungrier. Then I just gradually reduced the dairy/fruit side of things while adding to the meat and eggs. Now I really look forward to having eggs, bacon, seafood, veggies, etc in the morning and just sometimes have a few berries sprinkled with coconut along side my "real" breakfast.

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        • #5
          Try some avocados. They're not as heavy as eggs and meat in the morning.

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          • #6
            I'm in weight loss mode, and eggs just don't have enough protein to satisfy me long term. For some time, my breakfast has been tuna or salmon 'salad'--a few ounces of the fish mixed with chopped celery and mayo (mixed with tumeric).

            On weekends, I'll often make eggs with a bison burger (eggs on top of the burger).

            Breakfast is usually my main meal, and I eat lightly the rest of the day.

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            • #7
              No matter what I try, I cannot get the hang of eating breakfast. I've been doing OK having heavy cream in my coffee and my vitamins which keeps me going until later in the morning when I have a hard boiled egg.

              This morning, I don't have much to pack a lunch so my breakfast was coffee with cream, a few sips of coconut oil, omega-3 and cal-mag & D. My egg is in my purse

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              • #8
                I just had a salad for breakfast - greens, leftover cooked pork, and a dressing made from coconut milk and curry powder. I used to be the "I can only eat BREAKFAST FOOD at breakfast!" type but I got over it. =P
                "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

                I'm blogging again, at least a little bit.

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                • #9
                  I see you also wanted something 'quick'. So i definetly think you should go buy some avocados, and a few lbs of fish. Cut the fish into 6 oz portions, and freeze them individually. The night before, take a portion out to thaw in the fridge. In the morning pop it under the broiler with some coconut oil for 5 ish minutes. in the meantime peel your avocado. thats basically fast food!

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                  • #10
                    My breakfast during the week:

                    4 oz coconut milk
                    8 oz water
                    1 scoop casein protein

                    drink.

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                    • #11
                      I eat VERY little dairy. Here's a sample of breakfasts that I rotate:

                      IF!
                      eggs over easy + bacon
                      eggs over easy + veggies (asparagus is my favorite, I like to dip it in the yolks yum!)
                      thin egg omelettes stuffed with meat and/or veggies
                      smoothie (current fav: 1/2 a blender raw spinach + 1/2 can coc milk + huge dollop almond butter + 1/4-1/2 a banana + a handful of frozen berries)
                      Big salad
                      leftover meat from the night before
                      hot tea + 1TBSP coc oil stirred in it
                      lettuce & smoked salmon wraps
                      banana & almond butter pancakes

                      With the exception of the pancakes, those are all really quick. I chop up the veggies the night before, if I'm having them.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all these suggestions. I really am stuck in the "Breakfast must reesemble cereal in some way" mindset....so, I am doing an IF now, 18 hours - will be my first one, I am excited about it. and tomorrow...I wil have eggs for breakfast. Maybe reward myself with some almond butter banan pancakes this weekend.

                        Thanks !
                        Sara

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                        • #13
                          How can you not be excited about bacon and eggs?!

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                          • #14
                            I know someone obsessed with "paleo crunch", eats it with coconut milk. Google Steve's club (who makes it), maybe that'll get you through!

                            I prefer to eat some chicken w/ skin w/ either butter or a couple pieces of bacon & keep it pretty close to 0 carb b/c then I feel better for my workout roughly 3 hours later.
                            Last edited by LittleNappingLion; 05-27-2010, 12:20 PM.

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