My friends, it’s time for me to get to shaping up breakfast.
Before I get to the rest of my post, I just have to mention — I’m down 10.4 pounds! Woohoo! *Happy Dance*
As you know, my daily calorie count at the moment is set at 1900 calories. Now, I have to admit that sometimes I go over that amount by 200 calories — pushing me to 2100 calories a day. Right now, i’m not doing anything in the way of exercise, just mainly watching what I eat. I realize now that in order for me to succeed long term, I really need to work on my relationship with food first and fitness second. My mission is to take the food i’m currently eating and cut the calories / make it healthier.
For the past 3 weeks, my daily breakfast routine has centered around McDonalds. I would get 2 egg white delight mcmuffins (roughly 500 calories) and a large regular (unsweetened) ice tea. Last week, I experimented with getting the sandwiches with no cheese. Not only did I knock my breakfast down from 500 calories to 400 calories, I can honestly say that I didn’t sacrifice any of the taste. The sandwiches were just as delicious!
Here’s where I am at now:
I don’t want to spend money daily on McDonalds.
In fact, I would love to make McDonalds a once-in-awhile treat, rather than a daily thing. It gets expensive. Not only that, but I really want to get away from fast food. Far far away.
So, I decided to make my own Egg White Delight McMuffin at home!
I used a Double Fiber Thomas English Muffin (120 calories and 5g of fiber), 3 tablespoons of generic egg beaters, and 1-1/2 slices of Oscar Mayer Honey Ham (only 30 calories!). So, I took my McD’s Egg White Delight – no cheese sandwich and turned it into a 175 calorie sandwich that has 2 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber! Oh and I decided to have an 8oz glass of Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness instead of a second sandwich.
My breakfast total: 315 calories, 2 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein!
Did I mention that it was seriously yummy?
I think next time, i’m going to experiment with adding some green peppers and maybe some tomatoes too! 🙂