7/25/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Saturday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 25. July 2012 20:44

What if you don't like to eat breakfast?  Will it really affect your weight loss?

I'm sure many of you have either tried skipping breakfast for weight loss purposes, do not feel hungry in the morning, or just do not have enough time!  My consultant at Jenny Craig advised me that eating breakfast is extremely important - even if I wasn't hungry.  It helps keep the metabolism running, especially after the body typically hasn't had any nutrients in the past 10-12 hours while you were sleeping.  Serena Richardson, author of Big, Well-Balanced Diet Aids Weight Loss (Cincinnati.MD, 2004) writes, "Your brain needs energy right away, and if you don't eat or eat too little, the brain needs to find another fuel source.  To do this, it activates an emergency system that pulls energy from muscle, destroying muscle tissue in the process.  Then when you eat later, the body and brain are still in high-alert mode, so the body saves energy from the food as fat (para. 4)."   The article also mentions that eating breakfast can help curb your appetite and keep cravings under control for the rest of the day.  

Some suggestions for my favorite healthy breakfasts:


  • Fiber One Original Cereal
  • Fiber One Pancakes
  • Wheaties (and add in your own organic raisins) Yum!
  • Vanilla Almond Crunch Cereal
  • Kashi Waffles
  • Break-free Eggs
  • Morning Star Vegetarian Sausage
  • and of course, always, Jenny Craig's Breakfast Stuffed Sandwiches



If you're looking for something quick but healthy:


  •  Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffins 
  • 100 calorie English Muffin 
  • Opti-Source Milk (Chocolate, Vanilla, or Chocolate)
  • Jenny Craig Oatmeal Square (190 cal, 2.5 g fat)
  • Fiber One Oats and Cranberry Bar


 Find out my favorite way to stay active tomorrow!

Weight - 117.4 lbs.

Exercise - 45 mins. power walking  


Breakfast - 

1/2 cup Fiber One Original Cereal

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 


2 oz. Healthy One's Turkey (mustard, 2 slices whole wheat bread)

6 oz. Yoplait Yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack - 


Dinner - 

Mushroom Lover's Organic Burger (160 cal, 6g fat)

2 oz. whole wheat pasta (100 cal, 1.5g fat)

1 tbsp. light Parmesan

Spray Butter

Steamable Veggies

2 tbsp. Land O' Lakes Margarine

Snack - 

Jenny Craig Cinnamon Twists (120 cal, 5g fat, 8g sugar) 

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Katie's Healthy Eating

Comments (3) -

7/26/2013 4:26:08 PM #

What a good article.

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7/27/2013 1:43:58 PM #

Thank you!  I appreciate your feedback.  I will definitely check out the website.

9/21/2013 12:30:40 AM #

kt, Have you ever tried a new nutritional drink that resembles all of these power drinks etc but it is made of real milk and tastes great.  It is called ONEsource.  ONEsource is a physician-endorsed, 98% lactose-free, milk based nutritional beverage, with an optimal blend of vitamins, minerals and protein.  ONEsource is advertised as ideal for all ages and lifestyles and contains no synthetic sweeteners, preservatives, caffeine, soy, hormones, gluten or trans-fats.  ONEsource is UDSA approved, Level II HCPCS coded for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and is also certified Kosher.  ONEsource  is not a “supplement” as most competing products are classified.  ONEsource is a USDA certified, nutrient dense beverage with a balanced blend of 21 essential nutrients including high quality, natural, dietary fats, carbohydrates, proteins and every essential amino acid in proper proportions, in addition to 16 vitamins and minerals.  It comes in an aseptic, tetra pak packaging that not only eliminates the need for added salt or preservatives, but it also results in a minimum 12 month shelf life without refrigeration.     So theres the advertisement, was wondering if you could comment on how this product could be included in the meals you described here or as a stand alone  


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