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    Default Needing a few ideas

    I've been stacking on the weight again so I'm wanting to make some changes. I'm mainly looking for ideas with breakfast. At the moment I'm mainly having 3 weetbix with milk and (too much) sugar or I have some crunchola. During winter I have porridge a bit more but again tend to serve it with too much sugar. Every now and then we'll have a fry up of eggs, fake bacon, tomato and mushrooms. I don't tend to buy other muesli because DH doesn't tolerate dried fruits too well and they can be costly so I only buy the crunchola when it's on special. I'm needing something that's quick, easy and cheap which is why I tend to stick to weetbix and porridge.

    Overall, the rest of our diet is pretty good. There is room for improvement, especially with serving sizes so I'll be slowly making adjustments there (I find they stick better if I make the changes slowly). One of my biggest things is moving so that will be a big focus for me. When I was working as a cleaner I lost about 12kg in 6 months and my diet wasn't that great so I know this is my biggest hurdle at the moment.

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    I really love ricotta on toast with grated Apple on top. My all time favourite is mashed avocado on toast with a poached egg and cracked pepper. It is quick and easy and very filling. What about buckwheat pancakes? Top them with a little fruit and yoghurt.

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    You should definitely try overnight oats! I make mine with 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup of water, 2 or so tablespoons of vanilla yogurt, a tiny squeeze of honey and a handful of blueberries. Put it all in a jar and mix it up and pop in the fridge overnight. Or instead of honey and blueberries I sometimes have peanut butter and banana, just add the banana in the morning or it goes a bit yuck.
    Quick, easy and sweet enough with just the honey (I'm like you and like lots of sugar!)

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    Try eat more protein at breakfast - I used to always skip breakfast so I try make myself eat something so I don't snack mid morning , when I am in a hurry and don't have time to cook I just have a protein shake and an apple in the car but I do try and have eggs every morning - I usually boil some eggs every couple of days and keep them in the fridge and just eat 2 cold every morning ( with an apple) or make a egg pancake which is just 2 eggs mixed with whatever fresh herbs / tomato/baby spinach/feta or whatever I have in the fridge and a piece of fruit

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    I have two boiled eggs and a handful of cherry toms pretty much every morning. Quick, easy, low carb and sees me through until lunch

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    I agree - more protein. Try toast with ricotta or cream cheese and a drizzle of honey, or fruit. Or eggs on toast.

    My PT put me on to adding some protein powder in my yoghurt for morning tea. Adds protein and keeps me full for longer. Just be sure that your protein powder doesn't taste like @rse - it will ruin your yoghurt.

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    Another who has eggs most mornings. I have boiled eggs on busy mornings and poached eggs if I'm home with some wilted spinach, quick and easy. If I have cereal it's usually Oats. In lieu of sugar on cereal I will have sliced Lady Finger Banana.

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    Those overnight oats are about to go in the fridge lol. They sound yummo and I've got everything here to try them out! Better make up some more yoghurt too.

    I love avo toast but the endo told me to avoid bread where possible (I'm type 2).

    Some more things to thing about though. Thanks
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    I can't buy bananas at the moment I did see some at the corner store but they were $6/kg

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    What about a green smoothie for breakfast? Otherwise oats, a sprinkle of cinnamon, some fruit cut up and maybe some coconut sugar.

    The starch solution by Dr. John McDougall and Dr Neal Banards program for reversing type 2 diabetes might be worth a read for recipe inspiration. Both doctors are vegan.

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