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I Am Trying to Lose Weight. What Should I Order When I Go out to Breakfast or Brunch?

Here are some suggestions:

  • For your grains, choose whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, bran muffins or pancakes made with whole grains. Most toast is buttered in the kitchen so request the toast dry and top it with fresh jam or honey.
  • Eggs are a great protein source. If you are trying to cut back on calories and cholesterol, request egg whites only or an egg substitute. Try an egg scrambled with fresh vegetables and herbs, and avoid a lot of cheese.
  • Instead of hash browns, request fresh fruit or yogurt. Most places will let you make the substitution at no charge.
  • Most breakfast meats such as bacon or sausage are high in saturated fat. If you are looking for a healthier option, ask if the restaurant offers Canadian bacon or ham.

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