One egg and some spinach to go with it!

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Aprilsparrow
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One egg and some spinach to go with it!

Post by Aprilsparrow » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:16 pm

So I decided I was in desperate need of help and I hired myself an online personal trainer for a month. She sent me the meal plan for the week. For breakfast I would be eating 1 cup of spinach and 1 egg. Sounds Yummy? I don't think so.

It made me think of the NO S Diet and how you can eat anything that is not full of sugar. ANYTHING. There is freedom. All I need to do is have moderation. I can do that.

I think I finally have gotten past my fear of the NO S Diet and I can really get started and stick with it for the rest of my life.

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Post by Blithe Morning » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:51 pm

Good for you, April.

I could see an egg with spinach being a not half bad breakfast, as long as you could wilt the spinach in olive oil first and then beat in the egg and give it a wee sprinkle of salt and pepper. A piece of toast, perhaps a piece of sourdough, with a smear of butter would finish it nicely if I were hungry.

But somehow, I don't think that's what your trainer had in mind.

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:02 am

Mmmmmm....I think I would cook that spinach in butter and then crumble a hard-boiled egg over the top. And that buttered sourdough toast would be perfect, Blithe Morning.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:30 am

Two eggs at least, please. And more veggies.
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Post by wosnes » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:11 pm

You have to love the meals that these people devise. I agree with Blithe Morning.
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Post by GraceW » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:10 pm

I love everyone's ideas to make that 1 egg and spinach a real breakfast. Hmmm, I'd fry the egg in a smidge of butter, wilt the spinach, and put both on a piece of toast thinly spread with pesto. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, and freshly-grated Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese on top.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:16 pm

I think your trainer was trying to get you to leave out the toast or bread.

I wonder if French athletes skip bread?
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
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9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by SuperMysteryCat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:47 pm

Ugh. Meals without starch and fat are gross, which is why no one can stick to a low-carb or low-fat diet. I agree with everyone that toast and butter are the way to fix this crappy breakfast.

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:13 am

Or maybe a spinach omelet with some fresh tomato? And feta cheese?
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Post by clarinetgal » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:15 am

How about 2 eggs cooked in the butter/oil of your choice, with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, no salt seasoning, and topped with some melted cheese? Add some fruit and/or toast on the side.

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Post by wosnes » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:12 pm

clarinetgal wrote:How about 2 eggs cooked in the butter/oil of your choice, with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, no salt seasoning, and topped with some melted cheese? Add some fruit and/or toast on the side.
That sounds good, but I'd definitely add some salt!
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Post by noni » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:07 pm

April, I believe we've just tripled the calorie content of your trainer's breakfast, but the good news?... It will hold you 'til lunch!

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Post by wosnes » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:21 pm

noni wrote:April, I believe we've just tripled the calorie content of your trainer's breakfast, but the good news?... It will hold you 'til lunch!
Without a snack!!
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is increased." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Post by May » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Egg and spinach huh....

I think eggs Florentine sounds more appetizing. Would your trainer allow for a mod? :wink:

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Just want to say that in year three I've had a few breakfasts of similar small size as one egg and spinach be enough. But I wouldn't have forced that on myself in the beginning.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 66
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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