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Go-to meals: Breakfast edition

I gave another hugely popular commercial diet plan a try for the month of June, and after loads of money and a mere 2 pounds lost, I cancelled this week's appointment and once again decided to "go rogue."

While many, many people can follow diet plans and drop tons of weight, I can't seem to. Like I've said before, I'm a rebel and like to "freestyle" my plans. Also, I don't suffer fools gladly, and when the diet counselor got angry with me because I told her I was adding more strength training, she totally lost me.

So! Onward and downward.

I met with the "diet shrink" this week, and she had mentioned that she tried an eating plan that involved lots of delicious healthy recipes. Problem was, she was spending all day in the kitchen and wound up with lots of leftovers because the dishes didn't repeat from day to day.

She gave me an assignment: Come up with my favorite quick and easy "go-to" meals. "And I'll blog about it!" I replied.

Actually, I'm going to blog about it all week. Today, we'll do breakfast, then lunch and so on.

Breakfast Go-To Meals

Purplesmoothie Banana Nut Butter Rollup: 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter spread on a 100-calorie wrap with a small banana rolled up inside.

Power Oatmeal: A packet of lower-sugar instant oatmeal made in the microwave with nonfat milk and a tablespoon of ground flax. The flax gives it extra body.

Supereasy Smoothie: 1 cup of plain lowfat or nonfat kefir, 1 cup of frozen fruit and a dash of Splenda or stevia.

Greek Omelet: 1/2 cup egg whites or egg substitute, 1/4 cup lowfat feta and baby spinach.

Next: Lunch!

And over on Shrinking Sisters Reviews ...

Check out my post on what I learned in a webinar with the folks from Gatorade. If you have young athletes in summer camp you'll be interested in how to keep them hydrated in all this heat. I'm also giving away one $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. You've got until this Thursday (June 30) at 8 p.m. ET to enter.