Originally Posted by snugglebutter
It's getting annoying when all of my regular breakfast choices sound terrible. The only things that sound appealing are sugary cereal, baked sweets and chocolate. I don't usally give in, because we don't have that stuff around very often. Then I just wander around for while without eating and then turn irritable from low blood sugar.
In my personal experience, sugar cravings are the result of a blood sugar crash. When you get up in the morning, how long has it been since you last ate? Eating protein helps stabilize blood sugar, so I'd probably recommend keeping something high protein on your night stand and having a small snack right before bed and right when you wake up in the morning. Then, when you get up and start looking for breakfast, your blood sugar will hopefully stabilize and you won't crave the sugary stuff.
Ok, having said that, there are some ways to sneak in something sweet without overdoing it. (Like oatmeal with brown sugar!
) A tablespoon of maple syrup or jam can go add just enough sweetness to pancakes or toast. You can freeze fruit juice or yogurt to make popsicles. Some high quality, high-cocoa chocolates have surprisingly little sugar. Because of a health condition, I also resort to Splenda once in a while, although only when I'm fighting a really bad craving and it prevents me from eating half a chocolate cake.
Originally Posted by Datura
Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one making up giant batches of boiled eggs.
I boil 18 at a time.
But it's not all for me. My DD is a hard-boiled egg fanatic.