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September 23, 2012 9:26 PM
These are the three meals I will typically eat in the morning. With the goal of losing weight and gaining muscle, which do you think I should choose more often and why?

2 poached eggs
4 strips turkey bacon

Carbs - 5g
Sodium - 894mg
Potassium - 133mg
Protein - 29g
Calories - 267

*The concern here is: before I lost weight, I was borderline hypertensive. My BP is fine now, but MFP gives me a limit of 2500mg sodium, and I usually go over that, especially with a breakfast like this that "uses" 35% of my daily sodium in one meal.

Kashi cereal (1 cup)
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 cup 1% milk

Carbs - 50g
Sodium - 305mg
Potassium - 605mg
Protein - 35g
Calories - 370

* Concern here is higher calories and carbs vs protein. I'm trying to eat more protein and that seems to go hand in hand with more calories. My daily calorie intake is 1490 without exercise.

1 cup Kashi cereal
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup almond milk

Carbs - 41
Sodium - 455mg
Potassium - 920mg
Protein - 39g
Calories - 360

* not much lower calories, but higher protein. High carbs.
Edited by Sarge516 On September 23, 2012 9:30 PM
September 23, 2012 10:10 PM
Since I am also losing weight and gainging muscle, I can tell you what I would do. Instead of eating 4 strips of bacon, eat two and add another egg. Of course, I only eat two eggs at a time because I separate my meals into 6 a day, and eat more calories, but...that is what I would do.
September 23, 2012 10:10 PM
September 23, 2012 10:25 PM
There is no right or wrong answer. Totally depends on the rest of you're day.
September 23, 2012 10:29 PM

There is no right or wrong answer. Totally depends on the rest of your day.

September 23, 2012 10:53 PM
^ As they said, depends on what else you're eating throughout the day.

However, only 1,500ish as a baseline? That's pretty low. (I lose 1lb/week at 2,100 a day as a base while I'm cutting, I'm 170lbs ) You look to have a decent amount of mass on you, I'd try recalculating that..
September 24, 2012 12:01 AM
I personally would not eat either of those meals. I normally have a cup of oatmeal 1 serving of peanut butter and 1 serving of whey. Sometimes I may have half a cup of oatmeal and 12 ounces of beef. If your goal is to lose weight mainly you will have to be at least 500-1000 calories below your maintenance goal.
September 24, 2012 8:54 AM
Well - that didn't help me grumble laugh

Guess I will just rotate through all of them as I desire! Then I'll get a variety of the best (and worst) of each.

If anyone else wants to chime in with breakfast ideas, I'd love to hear them.
September 24, 2012 3:44 PM
I would do that. If you prefer a lower carb breakfast then go for 1. (means you can have more carbs throughout the rest of the day). If not, option 2.

As I said though, more important to hit daily totals than any specific meal.
September 24, 2012 4:14 PM
I eat the eggs and turkey bacon every day soo... turkey bacon and eggs it is! Except I have 1 egg and 3 pieces of bacon.

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