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    No time for breakfast?

    I'm starting a new job, having to have the house at 5:30 am - to early for breakfast, I work in a hospital(operating room) so not always able to eat or eat healthy. Granola bars aren't all that healthy, someone recommended the Kashi bars. Who else has a hard time fitting breakfast in?

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    How about drinking some milk and some juice?

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    Cliff bar (Kashi bars are good, too, but some are light on the protein)
    Make a PB & J the night before & stick it in the fridge
    Set your alarm 5 minutes earlier & scarf down a bowl of cereal
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    Quote Originally Posted by trek7100
    I'm starting a new job, having to have the house at 5:30 am - to early for breakfast, I work in a hospital(operating room) so not always able to eat or eat healthy. Granola bars aren't all that healthy, someone recommended the Kashi bars. Who else has a hard time fitting breakfast in?
    Protein shake with milk and frozen fruit in it.
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    I'm up at 5:15 every morning and have no problem getting some sort of breakfast. Most days as I'm getting ready I'll start the hot water kettle going on the stove and have 1/2 cup of oatmeal (1 minute variety) just before heading out the door...then I'll take a protein bar and a diet Snapple or diet coke or something like that with me and eat on my way to work.

    That usually holds me over until 9am or 10am when I need a snack until lunch.
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    Eat at work

    Quote Originally Posted by trek7100
    I'm starting a new job, having to have the house at 5:30 am - to early for breakfast, I work in a hospital(operating room) so not always able to eat or eat healthy. Granola bars aren't all that healthy, someone recommended the Kashi bars. Who else has a hard time fitting breakfast in?
    I don't know how long your commute is, but if it's a reasonable distance, you could just eat at work (while cooling down after your ride). If you want cereal, you can just put it in a baggie with enough powdered milk so that you can just add water. Keep a bowl and spoon at work, and you're good to go. Be imaginative, and it's easy to sort out.

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    Powdered milk ???? Good God man, have some decency! This is a family - friendly forum.

    OP: just plan ahead a bit. Mix a yogurt parfait - plain yogurt, granola/oat bran/cereal of your choice / fruit - the night before. They keep well on the drive in. Is there a company cafeteria? Heck, in a pinch even Mickey D's has eggs and parfaits.

    / edit - every hospital of any size has a cafeteria... with decent healthy choices....
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    No dairy right before exercise (like, 30-45 min). Do what andrea said w/o the milk.

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    Get your rear end out of bed 10 minutes earlier than you do and eat a breakfast. Go to bed 10 minutes earlier to get the same amount of sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonnitro
    No dairy right before exercise (like, 30-45 min). Do what andrea said w/o the milk.
    Oh yeah- I forgot that most people put milk on cereal... I put yogurt or soymilk on mine.
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    why no milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonnitro
    No dairy right before exercise (like, 30-45 min). Do what andrea said w/o the milk.
    Just asking, what's the problem w/milk before exercise (other than the obvious, sick to the stomach if you go too hard too soon)? Saturdays, I usually scarf down cereal with milk, pack up my gear and start riding. And I've been known to down a quart of choco milk midway through a long ride, but I'll grant you its not for everyone.

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    I have no problem with eating a bowl of cereal with cow's milk and then going for a training ride almost immediately thereafter.

    By the time I'm warmed up (15-20 minutes of steady spinning), it seems that most of the food's left my stomach or is on the way there and I'm able to do some harder efforts. LT work, though, is a different matter. I have to have an empty stomach for that stuff.

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    Dry cereal on the way would work too. You can get mini wheat or something w/o all the sugar additives and pitch that into a ziplock. Bananas make great breakfasts too. Often times all I eat is a banana and some coffee.
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