Breakfast bar. How should it have been done?

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"Protein blunts your hunger the most, and is the most satiating," Purdue University researcher Wayne Campbell, PhD, tells WebMD.

And a traditional breakfast of eggs may be one of the best ways to get your morning protein. While eggs are not always associated with weight loss, they contain some of the highest-quality protein.

In a study presented at the 2007 Experimental Biology meeting, researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center compared weight loss in women who ate either two eggs or a bagel for breakfast. The two breakfast meals were identical in calories and volume.

"Compared to the bagel eaters, overweight women who ate two eggs for breakfast five times a week for eight weeks as part of a low-fat, reduced-calorie diet, lost 65% more weight, reduced waist circumference by 83%, reported higher energy levels, and had no significant difference in their … blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels," reports researcher Nikhil V. Dhurandhar,...

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Cereal that is high in carbohydrates and sugar and low in fiber will cause your blood sugar to spike, then quickly drop—which can lead to mid-morning cravings and moodiness. Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, RD, author of

The Pinterest Diet

, recommends choosing cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Boost the fiber further by adding berries, a sprinkle of wheat germ or flaxseed, or sliced almonds.

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“Most are loaded with sugar and have little to no protein and fiber,” says Rania Batayneh, MPH, author of

The One-One-One Diet

. She recommends looking for those that combine protein, fiber, and healthy fats such as KIND bars, many of which have fewer than 5 grams of sugar and at least 5 grams of protein.

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It's not a knock against dairy; this is a case of a too-small morning meal. “I see many people who eat too little for breakfast” and then are ravenous by mid-morning, says Batayneh. Depending on...

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Ok friends, work with me on this one. This is the first piece of furniture I have built from scratch and I did it without any woodworking plans. I want to share it with you because it is an inexpensive DIY breakfast bar and you can make it to suit your needs, like I did. Problem is, I’m not as good at creating the plans for you as I am at building, so I am going to do my best but please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments and I will answer them.

I actually built this before I built my bench, but I did that one with plans from Ana White so it was much easier to write about. This one took way more thought on how to explain to you all.

This is the spot that I needed the table for. I found this awesome 50s kitchen stool which is not a standard size in todays market. I also had very specific width and depth I wanted for this space so I had no choice but to figure out how to build my own.

The table cost me under $40 to make. I did have...

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Kitchens take up more design time than nearly every other room. The reason for this is simply that a kitchen needs to do more than most other rooms do. Plumbing, electrics, lighting, ventilation and waste disposal all need to be considered before you even start on room layout, cabinets and appliances.

However, combining a kitchen with an additional purpose does not necessarily cause too much of a headache.If your kitchen is to serve as a food preparation area and as a dining area, as many contemporary ones do, then an open plan look is probably best. This will allow the kitchen to become the hub of the home, making it ideal for entertaining. If it is not large enough to double up as a dining room, then opt for the easier to design and more space saving breakfast kitchen.

Integration.

Modern styling for a breakfast kitchen will most usually include a bar where your family can grab their first meal of the day before heading off. The design idea is to make the...

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By Tom Dougherty

A brief history of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal, especially those loaded with sugar, are losing market share to a whole host of competitors: Yogurt, breakfast bars and even fast food.

What happened? And what can those brands do to take back market share? More importantly, what should the competitors (yogurt, bars, etc.) fear going forward? Things have gotten worse and the stakes are even higher.

To truly understand this market, let’s begin by looking at the ready-to-eat breakfast market by looking back.

For decades, the traditional breakfast food for the masses was oat-based porridge (a breakfast cereal). In early history, the meat-based breakfast was often considered the privy of the rich. In the US, as the market became increasingly affluent, porridges and other cereals were replaced by an upwardly mobile aspirational meat and egg-based breakfasts and the old cooked cereals were looked upon as plebeian.

In the late...

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