I normally don't even bother with breakfast, but I need something to keep my energy up when I'm exercising. I hate the taste of my energy bars/balls so there's no chance I will be snacking on them.
I'll try some eggs and see if they will tide me over during exercise.
I hate being old. If I were 24 and I had the diet and exercise regime I'm on now, I'd already look like a Greek god, instead of a middle aged overweight guy.
I guess that evolution has conditioned my body to retain fat as I get older. (My body knows that soon I will be too old to hunt and the tribe will cast me out alone in the cold winter and I will have to survive on my stored fat.)
I would encourage you to not rely upon energy bars for a meal. They have a ton of calories and they are an easy snack habit to pick up. Before you know it you start grabbing them in between meals and adding pounds. They are great if you need a snack on a 25+mile bike ride, but avoid for daily consumption.
For breakfast try two eggs soft boiled or scrambled in a non-stick pan and turkey bacon. You will get plenty of protein, you won't get hungry late morning, it is low in calories. 2 eggs = 136 calories, 3 strips of turkey bacon =120 calories Total calories 256
The total calories of your current breakfast is 320+ .
Or, you may want to rotate the egg/turkey bacon with your current breakfast. Many people have a hard time sticking to a diet plan because they just simply get sick and tired by the same food. Plus, the eggs you can eat on an ongoing basis. I doubt you will want to stick with your current diet long-term.
Whatever you decide, good luck. Good to hear you are loosing the spare tire !
Edited by Kai - 7/11/13 at 1:28pm