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Your Favorite Breakfast

Hi Gang,

After having a delicious breakfast this morning consisting of 4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee, I wanted to know what is everyone's favorite weekday breakfast.

I wake up a little earlier to have the time to cook it but I start the day full and happy. I always used to make 3 eggs everyday for breakfast for the past 5-years but this January I started a nutritional ketogenic diet. I won't get into it here in detail but the macros of it are 75% fat, 25% protein and no more than 20 grams of NET carbs. On this diet on and off since January I've lost 35lbs. My breakfast is 4 pieces of Trader Joe's no preservative bacon and 5 organic large eggs, my coffee is with 2-3 tpbls of virgin coconut oil with 1 tpbl of MCT oil, with Califa Almond Toasted Coconut Milk. In all it's about 800-900 calories for breakfast followed by a moderate lunch and moderate dinner.

What are you favorite breakfast routines and do you believe it helps set the tone for the day? Eggs, whole grain toast with ghee, yogurt....what does everyone eat and what doesn't work for you? I love breakfast and when I travel I think it represents a great contrast to America how a country starts its day. So far my favorite breakfasts have been fish, and the Spanish/European breakfast of meats and cheeses.

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Comments (208)

Jun 23, 2017

furburgers

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Jun 23, 2017

Coffee + bacon + anything else always works.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

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Jun 23, 2017

Breakfast is a scam that was propagated in the 40s by the BIG breakfast lobby to push cereal sales. They did this by convincing the public that breakfast was the "most important meal of the day".

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Jun 27, 2017

Watch the movie "The Road to Wellville". Skewers/satirizes Harvey Kellog and his crazy health schemes, including cereal. Yeah part of a complete breakfast with 40 grams of sugar my ass. Cheerios are still awesome and I can get behind oatmeal.

Jun 23, 2017

eat pussy and fast

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jun 23, 2017

75% of your macros come from fat?! Wow, that's a ton of fat in your daily diet, but I guess if you've lost 35lbs it must be working. I'd be curious to see what your lipid panel would look like when you have a blood test. Not hating, just interested.

That being said, I break my macros down: 35% Protein, 35% Carbs, 30% fat. Every morning I have a shake with Califa Almond Milk unsweetened, a scoop of Gold Standard Protein, tsp of Justin's Almond Butter and a half of a banana.

Before I started counting my macros, I didn't eat until lunch every day and failed to realize how much I was under eating.

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Jun 23, 2017

My triglyceride levels went from 145 to 45. Triglycerides are basically your blood lipid profile for those not in the know.

And yeah for the first two months of my diet myfitness pal really helped/ was crucial to breaking plateaus.

Jun 26, 2017

How did MFP help? Which functions of the app in particular?

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Jun 26, 2017

The food consumption trackers just let you keep good track of your number throughout the day. HFLC diets still require you to eat less than 2000 calories a day to loose weight. It's just that the majority of calories in modern foods come from sugars and carbs.

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Jun 26, 2017

Yeah, this is true, but probably only a little accurate. The fat in your diet leaves you feeling full and i can try and eat all i want as long as the macros fit and I lose weight. The science is about insulin and how spiking insulin causes your body to store the energy as fat, visceral fat. If your insulin does spike, or doesn't spike and returns to baseline relatively quickly 1-2 hours, then you won't be in fat storage mode. That is why certain people develop insulin resistance from a high carbohydrate diet. Think all type 1 diabetics are thin and do not produce their own insulin and type 2 diabetics are fat and produce far too much insulin.

Jun 28, 2017

Weight loss is still tied to caloric intake vs. caloric burn. The reason you can eat what feels like way more food on HFLC diet is because of calorie density. Fats are just not as calorie dense as simple sugars and starches are. Energy storage in fats also requires additional processing before the energy that your body needs can be released thus creating a much slower and more sustained energy release. You won't automatically loose weight on a HFLC diet if your nutritional needs are met with your daily food intake. What going on a ketogenic diet does is converts the mitochondria in your cells to burn keytones instead of glucose and other simple sugars for energy. What this does is tricks your brain into thinking that you have a huge base energy deposit and gets people to actually consume less calories as your body starts to burn the fats that it has deposited over time. You aren't "hungry" because your body is literally consuming itself in lieu of glucose.

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Jun 28, 2017

Fats are extremely calorie dense, I believe the most calorie dense out of the 3 macros.

You don't get the glucose craving or hunger pangs that you get when eating carbohydrates. I've never felt ravenous on this diet, and I added in a lot of exercise. But as a comparison when i cycled(bicycle) a lot trying to lose weight years earlier I would feel this CRAVING for carbs, whether pasta, pizza, gummy bears or what not. This is what makes it easier to get below your "daily calorie requirements".

The whole calories in, calories out thing is a half truth. Did you know that the calorie we use to measure food is the amount of heat it would need to burn that food, literally incinerate. Insulin resistance and fat storage is a huge part of why keto works, and goes against the grain that it is all calories in and calories out. As long as you are not spiking your insulin the food you eat will not be primarily metabolized and turned into fat. There are receptors in your body that turn your energy either into stored fat or energy and insulin turns these cells on to store the energy as fat.

Jun 26, 2017

When i was in a plateau and I stopped tracking my macros intake i started pluggin the number in again to make sure I was hitting my fat. It turns out that i didn't eat enough fat and too much protein.

I think the whole exercises tracker is screwy. If i lift heavy should that be 30 minutes of heavy weights or just the time i spent lifting with a barbell in my hand.

Jun 23, 2017
BankingBananas:

75% of your macros come from fat?! Wow, that's a ton of fat in your daily diet, but I guess if you've lost 35lbs it must be working. I'd be curious to see what your lipid panel would look like when you have a blood test. Not hating, just interested.

I went on a Ketogenic diet for 3 months and the results were staggering. I lost 20 pounds, BP went from 130/90 to 110/70, and my cholesterol improved drastically... and this was with a sedentary lifestyle.

Jun 23, 2017

Just curious, what made you stop?

Jun 23, 2017

I was always tired, I couldn't exercise at high intensity when I wanted to. My major takeaway was I need to eat more vegetables... It's just so hard to eat 10 servings a day or whatever.

And carbs are great!

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Jun 24, 2017

Ah, interesting. Thanks!

Jun 24, 2017

By reducing energy sources from almost anything but fat you force your body to burn the fat for energy. It is a far more effective energy source than carbs and burns in the body much more efficiently. What fucked people up is that fucking food pyramid that told people to eat a lot of food high in carbs but low in any real nutrition,

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Jun 25, 2017

I'll have to look into these macros. I typically use TTS or Macabus.

Jun 23, 2017

edit: you said weekday, nvm

Jun 23, 2017

4 eggs, 1 egg white (sometimes 3/2), 3 turkey sausage links, wheat toast, sometimes activia yogurt. Or if in a hurry bowl of cheerios. Always coffee. When I treat myself, cold brew from Starbucks. I highly recommend this with skim milk. Tastes super good and only like 35 calories

Jun 23, 2017

"4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee" - that's like my favorite breakfast

In south america it's nearly impossible to find good bacon, let alone any type of usa breakfast, so in mexico i've been going all out almost every morning. gym has a kitchen and they cook up the perfect omelette or scramble with ham, tomatoes, avocado and a little salsa

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Jun 23, 2017

yup, that is pretty much the perfect omelette.

Jun 23, 2017

scrambled eggs, coffee, and fruit

Jun 23, 2017

Coffee, 3 fried eggs, 3 strips of bacon, whole wheat toast, lots of grassfed butter

Jun 23, 2017

3 eggs scrambled, onions, spicy jalapeno chicken sausage, 2 strips of bacon, zucchini, spinach, and sprinkle some salt down the arm - frittata style.

My go-to every morning and I'm starting the day right.

Jun 23, 2017

I do 3 scrambled eggs with half an avocado and some hot sauce (chaloula - sp?). Cup of Joe and i'm ready to roll.

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Jun 23, 2017

100% whey isolate (3 scoops; 75g protein) immediately upon waking.

30 mins later, 8 eggs scrambled and an avocado.

Gotta eat big to get big.

Jun 23, 2017

'sup Gaston

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Jun 23, 2017

Well played, bro. However, I'm 100% natty. We all know Gaston was the Rich Piana of 18th century France.

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Jun 26, 2017

Rich Piano is my fav natty musical instrument

Jun 23, 2017

If you're this hardcore you probably know better than I do, but there is at least some research that would indicate that you're not absorbing that much protein. You might be better served splitting those 3 scoops into 2 different protein shakes.

I'd also recommend adding 3 scoops of C4 to your morning shake.

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Jun 23, 2017
San Ford:

100% whey isolate (3 scoops; 75g protein) immediately upon waking.

30 mins later, 8 eggs scrambled and an avocado.

Gotta eat big to get big.

I don't think this is necessary unless you're a fat guy. It's about caloric intake, not overindulging until you puke.

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Jun 23, 2017

Well, I lift heavy af, I eat low carb diet, and I weigh 175 @ 10% bodyfat. But mostly, I'm ravenous when I wake up, and love eggs.

[Edit] Wait, that would be HORRIBLE for a fat guy to eat. I'd argue a skinny guy should eat that big, but a fat dude should be running a caloric deficit/eating a much smaller breakfast. I fail to understand your logic, my man.

Jun 23, 2017

How do you lift heavy and don't eat carbs? You do that most times, week after week? That cuts into your protein calories, if I'm not mistaken. Where does your energy come from?

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Jun 23, 2017

Yeah, I've been doing low carb for about 20mos. Got back in the gym 6 mos. ago, had been doing pull ups and push ups prior to getting back on the iron. I'm gaining, while cutting... carbs aren't necessary for building muscle. Adequate protein and vitamin intake, and as long as calories are surplus, gains are possible.

[Edit] Energy? I take bcaa's with caffeine in em as a pre workout. Other than that, I guess I have a high energy level. I never feel fatigued, and I lift 4x a week, heavy. Like, 365 squats (as of last night), dips for reps with 55lb hanging on weight belt, and never, ever do I curl in the squat rack.

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Jun 23, 2017

Yes, you can get gains based on sleep, protein, and caloric intake, but carbs are important so you don't mess up your rebuilding stage through your protein calories.

Jun 23, 2017

Actually what you are referring to is how do you build up your muscle to recoup through only eating protein and surplus calories. When starved for glucose the body has an ability to convert excess protein to glucose through the process of gluconeogensis. It is entirely possible and likely that through sufficient suprlus calories the protein is used and turned into glucose through this process.

Jun 23, 2017

Yeah. if you're using proteins for energy your body's rebuilding stores are gone and you're not rebuilding correctly.

Tbh, I think this guy is just trolling us. He doesn't have 10% body fat and his diet is probably a couple eggs in the morning and a protein shake.

Jun 23, 2017

Not a troll, just someone who obviously struck a nerve with you. You clearly have issues with your own bodyfat/lack of strength and to make yourself feel less inadequate, write-off someone fitter and stronger as simply "trolling". You should channel that hate into the gym, instead of a message board, it would work out better for you.

But I keep a dietary log, so if you really want to know my daily food intake, I'll gladly provide a detailed list of breakfast to late night. It doesn't deviate day-to-day, and involves a lot more than 8 eggs. Not sure wh6 that's hard to believe. They're cheap, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Jun 23, 2017

It's just your whole premise is wrong leading to you spouting out these idiotic little statements. You're bragging about what is actually a stupid misconception because it's cool to say you don't eat a lot of carbs. While there's nothing inherently wrong with eating carbs, there's something inherently wrong about consuming too little.

Your body needs all of the essential macros to be healthy. If it's working for you to cut your diet down to eggs and peanuts or whatever, like you're saying, then great. But what works for you is not my point. I'm saying what you do Is unnecessary for a healthy lifestyle

And you're saying I got mad because I decided to argue a point on this thread, but you got excited into patting yourself on the back for what might actually be an unhealthy lifestyle, because someone else gave us their story, and you thought you might one up them, I suppose.

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Jun 26, 2017

There is not rebuilding correctly, and you go not be consuming carbohydrates which are just turned into glucose in the body. The body doesn't need carbs it has no idea what conceptually a carb is, it needs glucose. When in a state where it still functions from glucose instead of ketone bodies then it can converte 3 different types of bodies into glucose through gluconeogenysis. Those are amino acids from protein, acetyl colate from fat or from carbohydrates(i forget the name). I think needing carbs is a misnomer, sure is it a great form of energy, yes! Was it humans way of hacking nature to eat carbs to get energy and put on fat, yes! There is a reason berries taste good to us, it was an amazing nutrition source and found sparingly in nature. However if you also look at nature there are so many predators who eat fat for fuel. Take mammals like bears, when they find a deer or elk the first they they eat is the fat, and then the live. Now humans are eating too few organ meats but that's a whole nother thread.

Going back to your original comment about if you are using proteins for energy your body's rebuilding stores are gone and not rebuilding correctly? I'm just not sure that statement is accurate. From some of the information I provided above if you body can transform amino acids to glucose then I would say it is working correctly. Your body doesn't have a favorite method to function as it does equally well with all 3 ways. (even when in keotis your body does convert fat to glucose in small amounts because some glucose is necessary, but it doesnt have to come from carbohydrates.

Jun 26, 2017

I get what you're saying, but counterpoint. If you want to grow muscle, why would you want to convert protein into energy? You want all of those amino acids to be used for rebuilding tissue in your body. Carbs allow this because when your body needs to burn high energy (during the heavy push and pull maneuvers in bodybuilding) you're not using up your body's protein, preserving those for rebuilding. So, yeah, you can function using protein as energy on a low-carb diet, but what's the point? And, if you're not building stronger muscle, you run the risk of injuring yourself trying to increase your lift but finding you don't actually have the strength to handle it.

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Jun 26, 2017

"If you want to grow muscle, why would you want to convert protein into energy?"

At least for me personally, converting protein to energy isn't the actual choice I make, although it may be a byproduct of my choice to eat low carbs. I choose to eat low carbs, not because "it's cool to say you eat low carbs", but because it's much easier for me to keep lower bodyfat. I don't fully understand the science behind it, so I may very well be utilizing protein for energy, but I know I use fat, from diet and body stored, as a primary source of energy. That is my primary goal.

I'm not saying that is ideal, let alone the best thing to do, but it certainly works well for me, and hasn't hindered any gains or resulted in injuries thus far.

Jun 23, 2017

Lol no stamina.

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Jun 23, 2017

On what are you basing your assessment? That's not my entire workout by any means, just two weights I threw out because they were fresh on my mind. I have stamina, aplenty.

Don't be a hater because something works for me that either doesn't work for you, or that you can't stomach.

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Jun 23, 2017

I think 10% body fat is also too low for strength training/body building.

Jun 23, 2017

I think your sodium content is on the high-side. Why so salty?

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Jun 23, 2017

Your sodium is too high. At 10% body fat you might tip over at any minute, if you're lifting heavy like you say.

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Jun 27, 2017

Fat dudes should eat high-protein and high-fat diets to lose weight because their insulin sensitivity is shit and their bodies turn carbs into fat ASAP.

Insulin sensitivity increases as your body fat % decreases so lean dudes should be eating carbs, especially to keep glycogen levels topped up for better lifts.

Jun 27, 2017

I was unaware that insulin sensitivity increases as body fat decreases. I would just assume that it has been thrown out the window by your body, forever.

Jun 27, 2017

It's a hormonal thing. Fat dudes have higher estrogen, which causes their bodies to have a greater tendency to convert carbs to fat.

Jun 27, 2017

this sounds right, but I can't be sure about it. I just don't concur that testosterone has a significant impact on insulin resistance, it doesn't make sense form what I know about how the body stores and utilizes carbs/fat. Anywhere I can read up on it?

Jun 23, 2017

Irish coffee. Hold the coffee.

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Jun 23, 2017

Scrambled chives and eggs over a bed of rice. If I have time I'll eat an avocado.

Jun 23, 2017

Ketogenic? Are you an award winning listener by chance?

Jun 23, 2017

not only am I not, I don't even know what that means. Please feel free to inform me.

Jun 23, 2017

This wasn't sarcasm, I honestly wanted to know what it meant.

Jun 24, 2017

Read the whole post- it's about the "keto diet"..

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Jun 23, 2017

5 scrambled eggs and 4 bacon? I would enter a food coma if I ate that for breakfast...

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Jun 23, 2017

Dyel?

That's a snack. And a small one.

Jun 23, 2017

im sure most normal people would agree that 5 large eggs and bacon is a lot for breakfast.

don't get me wrong, i fucking love food and absolutely would love to eat that much. unfortunately, I am predisposed to put on weight easily and would feel sluggish after eating such a big breakfast. a relatively empty stomach keeps me alert.

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Jun 23, 2017

I'm also 6'4 250lbs

Jun 24, 2017

yep, that definitely makes more sense now

Jun 23, 2017

bulletproof coffee or you're not a real banker

keto or bust

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Jun 27, 2017

The idea behind bulletproof coffee is bullshit. 0 scientific evidence to support it.

Jun 23, 2017

weekends: BLT, white toast, no mayo, cup of earl grey with lemon
weekdays: 2 buffalo chicken rollers with a pineapple-mango-orange Kickstart

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Jun 23, 2017

what's a buffalo chicken roller, sounds tasty.

Jun 24, 2017

Think that's a quasi-taquito from 7/11

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Jun 24, 2017

That's the one. There is a 7-11 in the retail space in the ground floor of my Hq so pretty much my goto.

Jun 23, 2017

Johnny Walker on the rocks

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Jun 30, 2017

Reminds me of Roger Sterling. He put vodka on the milk. Gotta drink some calcium.

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Jun 23, 2017

my routines have been all out of whack lately, but when I'm good I generally do one of the following:

3 fried eggs (1 runny yoke) with ham on toasted Ezekiel bread or
5 egg omlette with spinach and tomato (occasionally splurge and get the think ham to throw in as well). I share this with my little dude and probably end up with ~75-80% of the omlette for myself.

I'm not doing it now, but the absolute BEST is waking up early and having a quick snack and lifting heavy at the gym. Then come back and have this breakfast and you feel like a million $.

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Jun 23, 2017

Is a keto diet really any better than just a common sense one (fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains without processed bullshit, refined carbohydrates, excess sugars, trans fat, etc.) ?

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Jun 23, 2017

It is if your goal is fat loss. Fruit is "healthy", a relative term, as compared to a Twix bar. But at the end of the day, it's mostly sugar with some vitamins attached, and your body uses/stores it the same. When you're in ketosis, your body doesn't use glucose primarily as an energy source, it uses fat first.

Jun 23, 2017

You may be burning primarily fat when in ketosis, but wouldn't it be the excess fat that you eat - not necessarily fat that has already been stored?

As in, you burn glucose instead of your love handles because you put carbs in your body. If you just eat more fat in lieu of carbs, that extra fat would be burned instead of your love handles?

Jun 23, 2017

You ever hear those science article that say you burn more calories workout out in the morning, it's because you are in a ketogenic/fasted state. Plus you don't get the glucose hunger pangs that accompany a hard workout because your body doesn't crave the glucose as it is operating on ketones.

Typically once a week i don't eat the whole day and only have a moderate dinner, and i with a little coffee I'm not hungry.

Jun 29, 2017

I personally don't think a keto is any better than the 'common sense' diet you mention. Maybe for a short term burn fat phase- but I'd rather give my body all of the various healthy vitamins and nutrients found in healthy, whole foods. Plus keto can be hard on your kidneys. I find a healthy, well balanced diet helps keeps me active at the level I want. I work hard at the gym 6 days a week. Tried keto (probably even more carbs than keto) and I did not have the energy I needed to think and workout.

Jun 26, 2017

Keto has a very strict level of carbs, if you go above about 20 net carbs per day it will knock you out of keto. I'm prety sure you weren't in keto and were tired because you were lacking carbs. It takes most people over a week to get into keto with eating almost 0 carbs.

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Jun 28, 2017

I'm sure you're right- I did try for 3 weeks. Had some alarming kidney symptoms and literally could not function or think straight. Was too much for me. I know have .8-1 grams of protein per pound of LBM and about 150-180 grams of carbs. Hit the gym hard about 8 hours a week. It works for me.

Jun 23, 2017

3 eggs is my jam as I'm too lazy to cook bacon. Cinnamon roll if it's Friday.

Jun 23, 2017

Keto for the win. Good shit. I found my energy levels were higher on keto and I wasn't as foggy during the week. But damn the keto flu is a biatch.

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Jun 23, 2017

Weekday breakfast?
Lol. Haven't had one of those since I started college. Rather sleep for 30 more minutes and rush to class to be honest.

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Jun 24, 2017

Wow I can remember that feeling. There were a couple Spring semesters where I kept sleeping in past my first class of the day, which was a 2pm class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Since I swam in college my breakfast was typically after morning practice and consisted of unlimited cheese-eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles/pancakes, cereal, toast/bagel with butter and 4 eight ounce glasses of milk and orange juice or power-aid. I miss college.

Jun 23, 2017

I work out at 5 am everyday. Breakfast is usually black coffee, oatmeal with protein powder, blueberries, chia seeds and walnuts. I need some carbs for energy to lift and workout. FYI: I am a female.

Jun 24, 2017

The chia seeds gave you away.

Jun 24, 2017

Ha! I thought the same thing when I posted about the chia seeds.. Sometimes I switch out the nuts for raw caocao. I will say this- I can out lift most of the men at my gym so its working for me! I also eat 2-3 eggs a day.

Jun 24, 2017

Its easy to lift when you are using pure coke, just and FYI.

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Jun 24, 2017

Are you saying cacao is like coke? It's not. I use cacao nibs- raw pure form of chocolate. Pretty healthy- just not all the time.

Jun 24, 2017

Its a joke, I am saying it is also easy to lift a lot of weight if you are on cocaine.

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Jun 24, 2017

It's 50/50.....weights go up or your arms fall out of their sockets

Jun 30, 2017

So did the blueberries.

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Jun 23, 2017

Black coffee (real coffee, not americano), white oats, milk, bananas.

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Jun 24, 2017

Bagel and cream cheese with a fried egg, Trader Joe hash brown, and two strips of bacon on it.

Jun 24, 2017

Smoothie with:
- Water
- 1 scoop oats
- 2 scoops protein powder
- heaped tablespoon peanut butter
- squeeze of honey
- handful of blueberries
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- Coconut cream

c.600-700ml
c.1,000-1,500 cal

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Jun 26, 2017

Jesus, that sounds delicious. Out of curiosity, what flavor, assuming it's not unflavored, protein do you typically use?

Jun 26, 2017

It does taste pretty good. Most flavours of protein will work. I generally go with chocolate or vanilla.

Jun 25, 2017

A double espresso

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Jun 25, 2017

The tears of the American people

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Jun 25, 2017

Bulletproof coffee every morning before gym - Dave Asprey ftw!

Jun 26, 2017

A big bowl of oatmeal with a side of depression and disappointment

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Jun 26, 2017

Irish Benedict = GOAT breakfast

Jun 26, 2017

During the week, a 0 cal Monster + power crunch bar or ONE maple donut protein bar. Weekends, Kodiak cakes w/30g choc ships and light syrup + 6oz fresh berries. Not a fan of savory food in the AM.

Jun 26, 2017

Oatmeal with a large spoon of honey.

Occasionally I go for a grapefruit fresh with... you guessed it - honey.

Edit: And a cigarette, of course.

Jun 26, 2017

I miss the morning cig bad.

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Jun 26, 2017

Half a dozen eggs with a slice of bread and a slice of pepper jack.

Jun 26, 2017

coke, just coke

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Jun 26, 2017

Coffee. Intermittent fasting. Coffee + Keto/high fat diet while doing IF will put you in the zone. Also a fair amount of other benefits but keeping this limited to the bro/banking description.

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Jun 26, 2017

coffee breaks your fast though

Jun 27, 2017

depends on what you take with it. Generally anything under 50 calories doesn't break your fast, so I use 1 tpbl of heavy whipping cream in my coffee, or 4oz of califa almond toasted coconut milk

Jun 27, 2017

I always thought anything other than water, makes your digestive system work, which breaks a fast. Whichever is true, if that is all your having probably not going to make a difference anyway. So will you have that in morning and then wait til noon to eat first meal?

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Jun 27, 2017

Anything under 50 calories does not break your fast

Jun 27, 2017

I practice IF so black coffee in the morning for me, but keto diets are dumb.

Jun 26, 2017

3 scrambled eggs with ham, american cheese, sharp cheddar, provolone, mozarrella, and swiss mixed in. A large side of bacon and buttered english muffin. Make airplane sandwiches with all the above and die of heart disease by 30. Yes, it's worth it.

Jun 26, 2017

Phat fudge and 1 egg everyday takes 5 min, all you keto newbs should know about pf or how to make your own

Jun 27, 2017

How is Phat Fudge?

Jun 27, 2017

I make it myself and it comes out pretty good just google for recipe and you'll find it easily. Just make tweaks along the way depending on how you like it. I've only bought it once and while it is really good and better than making it yourself, it is so expensive to buy and really cheap to make yourself. Great for breakfast in a hurry or a quick preworkout snack. Done right will have about 20g fat 200 cals 4-5 carbs 2.5g sugar per serving

Jun 27, 2017

Black coffee with coconut oil when I wake up prior to working out
Post working out 2 slices of wholemeal bread with either 2 scrambled eggs or peanut butter with chia seeds
Also top off with a multivitamin, fish oil tablets and a probiotic table.

To be honest, no idea if any of the shit I take actually works but I love jumping on health bandwagons doing bare minimum research. #timewaste?

Jun 27, 2017

Whatever I eat, definitely no carbs. Have done this for many years and works well for keeping up energy levels.

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Jun 27, 2017

Have you tried Dave's Killer Bread. This is the most delicious and healthy bread I have ever had(store bought). It makes the best toast.

Jun 27, 2017

/end thread

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Jun 28, 2017

A full english, but that never happens. So whatever I have time for.

Jun 28, 2017

coconut oil is the worst kind of oil for your body. You'd be better off by cooking your bacon in car gas than eating that poisonous, glorified, vegan fad.

But great post.

Jun 29, 2017

And why would that be?

Jun 29, 2017

for starters, it has the highest content of saturated fatty acids of them all. And you could argue that "oh well, but its mostly from medium-chain triglycerides... and that's healthy cholesterol," but reality is, it is the oil that increases your cholesterol the most. Good and bad.

Jun 29, 2017

And why are saturated fats bad, or worse than vegetable oil? They are not. Also you should read up on cholestrol, and how that is not a negative word. Cholesterol is necessary for protein synthesis, creation of testosterone and muscle. There is no good cholestrol or bad cholesterol, as it had been explained to you. Doctors have simplified the terms so that most non scientists can understand it. There are cells that deliver cholesterol to cells and take it away. What the good/bad tests actually do is count the number of these cells, if they take cholesterol away then it's "good cholesterol", and if the bring it it is "bad cholesterol", but the import thing to notice is that you NEED cholesterol.

Jun 29, 2017

I fail to see how I ever claimed "saturated fats [are] bad, or worse than vegetable oil," or that "cholesterol is a negative word." I simply said coconut oil is worse for you than most oils because it has the highest relative cholesterol content, as compared to other sources of fat, like canola or olive oil. Never said cholesterol is all bad, or that you don't need it. But if you want a healthy source of fatty acids, go with vegetable oils or fish, not with coconut oil, unless you are going to consume an absurdly small amount.

Jun 29, 2017

"coconut oil is the worst kind of oil for your body. You'd be better off by cooking your bacon in car gas than eating that poisonous, glorified, vegan fad." -this doesn't seem like you think coconut oil is good. I'll grant you didn't say anything specific to vegetable oil, but it is a logical inference.

Then you made the claim that coco oil is worse BECAUSE it has highest cholesterol content. This pretty much means the basis of your analysis is based on levels of cholesterol found in oils. I think you are getting a lot of your information from the AHA which hasn't changed their view on mono/poly - un/saturated fat since the 1980s. According to them you need like 10 servings of bread a day, and that we should all be eating fat free high in sugar foods. I really don't think that a blanket statement like all vegetable oils are healthy is reasonable or accurate. Olive oil and avacado oil, are GREAT, but palm oil and vegetable oil are terrible for you.

Jun 29, 2017

you should reclassify your "logical inference" as logical fallacies. You are appealing to lots of them. Strawman, Composition/Division, False Dichotomy...

Whatever dude, my initial comment was on a lighter note and in a joking fashion. If you really want to keep talking about this feel free to PM me, but at this point the argument is being absurd because I am saying x and you are "logically inferring" y & z.

Jun 29, 2017

eggs benedict and a body shot of champagne off a dime

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 1, 2017

If you're doing keto, or are a red-blooded American male, it's steak & eggs 100/100.

I come from down in the Valley, where Mr. when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done.

Jul 1, 2017

I eat three ostrich eggs every morning.

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Jul 2, 2017

Is this WSO or bodybuilding.com? Can't tell the difference

Jul 7, 2017

5 eggs, PB Toast, banana, and apple. Sometimes i throw in some yogurt, and a cup of oatmeal

CHU WANNA PLAY ROUGHH?! HOKAY!!

Jul 7, 2017

Eggs toast and bacon. Sometimes mix it up and throw in some yogurt

CHU WANNA PLAY ROUGHH?! HOKAY!!

Jul 7, 2017

Alright, this post is still going strong!!

Jul 7, 2017

the omission of froot loops from this list totally robs it of any merit.

Jul 7, 2017

Lucky charms = by far the most superior cereal

Jul 7, 2017

wtf is weetabix and alpen?

Jul 7, 2017

honey bunches of oats??
frosted mini wheats??
cheerios over honey nut cheerios??
lucky charms at # 10??

clearly this ranking is seriously flawed.

Jul 7, 2017

king vitamin rocks

Better watch your ass

Jul 7, 2017

Count Chocula, Cookie Crisp, Captain Crunch, and Trix.

Weetabix sucks my balls.

Jul 7, 2017

my username for the win.

Jul 7, 2017

Honey Nut Cheerios > Cheerios
Lucky Charms and Quaker Oat Squares > All others

Jul 7, 2017

Am I the only one who thinks Weetabix is awesome?

Also, eating which one of these will maximize my chances at HBS and Megafund PE?

Jul 7, 2017
unqwertyfied:

Am I the only one who thinks Weetabix is awesome?

Also, eating which one of these will maximize my chances at HBS and Megafund PE?

I am right there with you. I start every day with 4 weetabix and a cup of tea. The breakfast of a champion.

Weetabix also has the benefit of being distinctly British and thus is automatically placed among the most prestigious.

Lucky charms are ranked bottom because of the fact that they are eaten by almost everyone. They have prestige through size not through selectivity. The price point of weetabix in the US means they can only be eaten by a select few.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017

This thread clearly had a profound impact on me, as when I read this: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-17... I immediately sought it out.

That said, can you comment on how this may affect Weetabix's relative prestige? Do we have a BofA/ML situation where the brand is materially diluted, or do you think that Weetabix could remain a stand-alone entity post-acquisition?

I'm currently eating a middle-market breakfast cereal (think Cheerios / Special K Red Berries / Honey Bunches of Oats) but was obviously gunning for Weetabix in the future; not sure if this is still the right play.

Jul 7, 2017

I think you also need a list of boutiques like Nature Valley and Bear Naked. I hear they've been experiencing increasing deal-flow with the economy picking up, and that the nutrients there will "go to bat" for you.

Jul 7, 2017

kix : kid tested, mother approved

Jul 7, 2017

I'm looking to move from my BO role in whole milk (think cheerios/cocoa puffs/mini-wheats) into a client-facing skim milk role. Has anyone every lateraled like this before? Is it too big of a leap?.. should I try to pursue a MO/2% route instead?

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Jul 7, 2017
wookie102:

I'm looking to move from my BO role in whole milk (think cheerios/cocoa puffs/mini-wheats) into a client-facing skim milk role. Has anyone every lateraled like this before? Is it too big of a leap?.. should I try to pursue a MO/2% route instead?

+1

By the way I second fhurricane's question, what the fuck is a weetabix? Sounds atrocious.

Jul 7, 2017
wookie102:

I'm looking to move from my BO role in whole milk (think cheerios/cocoa puffs/mini-wheats) into a client-facing skim milk role. Has anyone every lateraled like this before? Is it too big of a leap?.. should I try to pursue a MO/2% route instead?

Yes! This is possible. It may seem tricky at first, but having lateraled from whole to skim myself, I can definitely say its possible. Here is my advice.
1. Network- You have to network with stores to see if they have skim milk. Cold call, cold email, hell, you can even drop by your local boutique or BB chain like Whole Foods. They key to moving to skim milk is networking. After all, if you don't know if the store has skim milk, whats the point of the interview?
2. Ace the superday- There will be many people in the milk section of your store of choice, whether it be a BB or not. They are all looking for a position in milk just like you are.You have to exude confidence, and play off the contacts you met in the previous stage. Don't be afraid to ask them where the skim milk is located, and if not available, when it will be.
3. Secure the offer- Once you have secured skim milk, make your way to the checkout counter. Be sure not to drop the milk on the way there.
4. PROFIT!- Congratulations! You have successfulness transitioned from whole to skim milk! Not everyone can make this switch, so be proud of yourself and enjoy your delicious skim milk.

Jul 7, 2017

Granola no raisins

Jul 7, 2017

why the fuck isn't fruity pebbles or special K on the list?

Jul 7, 2017
runningcitylikediddy:

why the fuck isn't fruity pebbles or special K on the list?

Because they are eaten by women.

I think it could be helpful to compile a boutique cereal list, although I wouldn't know of any as I only roll bulge bracket.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017

whatever, take your declasse bulge bracket cereals and their FDA regulations

I'll take Kashi, the elite boutique of cereals

Jul 7, 2017

cereasly?

Jul 7, 2017

This is such a bullshit list. Corn Flakes is clearly the most prestigious cereal. You can go to a village in Zimbabwe and they will know what Corn Flakes is, you cannot say the same for Cheerios. Corn Flakes is the single most power brand in the industry. It is in a class in and of itself. :P

Jul 7, 2017

You are all forgetting the Lazard of cereals, Rice Krispies Treats cereal.
Btw, what the fuck is weetabix?

Jul 7, 2017
fhurricane:

You are all forgetting the Lazard of cereals, Rice Krispies Treats cereal.
Btw, what the fuck is weetabix?

I actually think Rice Krispies is comprable to Lazard with Rice Krispies Treats more like Lazard MM. I could be wrong though.

Weetabix:

http://www.weetabix.co.uk/dynamicimages/editablear...

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017

Weetabix:
http://www.weetabix.co.uk/dynamicimages/editablear...
Having lived in England for a little while, I'm thankful to say that I've never had the misfortune of seeing that monstrosity in person.

Jul 7, 2017
rebelcross:

Weetabix:
http://www.weetabix.co.uk/dynamicimages/editablear...

Having lived in England for a little while, I'm thankful to say that I've never had the misfortune of seeing that monstrosity in person.[/quote]

Come off it old boy. Have a jolly down your local Tesco and pick yourself up a box.

Two weetabix, + milk + sugar + microwave = Delightful breakfast.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017
coffeebateman:
rebelcross:

Weetabix:
http://www.weetabix.co.uk/dynamicimages/editablear...

Having lived in England for a little while, I'm thankful to say that I've never had the misfortune of seeing that monstrosity in person.

Come off it old boy. Have a jolly down your local Tesco and pick yourself up a box.

Two weetabix, + milk + sugar + microwave = Delightful breakfast.[/quote]

You mean you eat it with the milk hot as well? That's just perverse...

Jul 7, 2017

Crispix has an awesome culture that stays crispy, corn on one side rice on the other, knows exactly what it wants to be, and is comfortable with its niche MM role. I'd personally take Crispix any day where I can get immediate exposure over just being another number with one of the BBs (Cheerios, Corn Flakes...).

Also I feel like the robust experience I'm able to get from sticking with Crispix and basically running the entire breakfast process all by myself even as a first-year will help me immensely with oatmeal/cream of wheat megafund recruiting down the road.

Jul 7, 2017

http://www.weetabix.co.uk/dynamicimages/editablear...
that weetabix picture looks like two turds in milk

Jul 7, 2017

Weetabix is sublime; Frosted Flakes are sub-prime.

Jul 7, 2017

Only Shredded Wheat rejects eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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  •  Jul 7, 2017

This just in, the Pancake Institute sent out an official statement

"Fuck Waffles!"

Jul 7, 2017

I feel like this should be main page.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017

I think Hall of Fame might even be in order

Jul 7, 2017

The use of consumer satisfaction as a metric in this ranking makes it very unreliable. The kids that eat the non-target cereals rave about how good it is because they don't know any better. But the kids that eat the target cereals are more honest about their cereals' quality, because they feel more secure, and rate their cereal eating experience accurately. This ranking puts way too much emphasis on consumer satisfaction and is misleading. It defies common sense.

I mean, Coco pops above Corn Flakes? What a joke! Ask your grandmother if she knows what Coco puffs are! The Corn Flakes brand has been the gold standard for generations. The brand name alone makes Corn Flakes deserving of the No. 1 slot. It has a far stronger international network. I've seen Cornflakes in places as far out as Timbuktu! Exit opps from the Corn Flakes factory include front shelf positions at numerous prestigious BB firms like Wal-Mart and Target. Cornflakes also has better boutique placement in smaller shops like K-mart. The fact of the matter is: Cornflakes has better placement at essentially every single front office BB firm and boutique. It is so exclusive, that some boutiques only carry Cornflakes.

And don't you dare tell me that chocolate Coco puffs help enhance diversity, I don't give a shit.

Jul 7, 2017

(Almost) everyone in the world knows McDonald's too, but that doesn't make it the best and most prestigious restaurant out there. Raisin Bran FTW.

Jul 7, 2017

Agree Kashi is a prestige boutique, only few people know them...but boy, they are good.

The real BB players are the one with deep and global milk exposure and that everyone knows:
- Frosted Flakes
- Cheerios
- Raisin Bran
- Froot Loop

Weetabix taste like wet cardboard, you must be english to like that. They are like the Loyds Bank, old fashioned.

  • Commuter
  •  Jul 7, 2017

Rasin Bran's convertible product Crunch has done well in the "Initial Morning Satisfaction" market, where we all know is the bid dog arena. But it has lacked in the munchie/snack area that the sugar based guys still dominate.

Jul 7, 2017
Commuter:

Rasin Bran's convertible product Crunch has done well in the "Initial Morning Satisfaction" market, where we all know is the bid dog arena. But it has lacked in the munchie/snack area that the sugar based guys still dominate.

Bullshit dude. I heard, from some of my friends at the Cereal institute, that Raisin Brand is being investigated for insider trading. Apparently, they stole recipe secrets from several competitors to make their Crunch product. RB's temporary success is a pack of cards waiting to be blown over.

My sources also tell me that the new Chinese cereal, XIN-ZHOU Crunch, is the future. It is the same shit as Raisin Brand Crunch but it is made for a fraction of the cost as it uses less expensive ingredients - mainly cardboard filling. All the top guys are saying it is all they eat now. American domination of the cereal market is over. The Chinese are taking over. The world is flat.

  • Commuter
  •  Jul 7, 2017
monyet:

Bullshit dude. I heard, from some of my friends at the Cereal institute, that Raisin Brand is being investigated for insider trading. Apparently, they stole recipe secrets from several competitors to make their Crunch product. RB's temporary success is a pack of cards waiting to be blown over.

My sources also tell me that the new Chinese cereal, XIN-ZHOU Crunch, is the future. It is the same shit as Raisin Brand Crunch but it is made for a fraction of the cost as it uses less expensive ingredients - mainly cardboard filling. All the top guys are saying it is all they eat now. American domination of the cereal market is over. The Chinese are taking over. The world is flat.

Pfft, we all know the Cereal Institute is in the pocket of the Chinese. No one is gonna fall for that cardboard shit. The far left Europeans will not touch it, and green Americans will will protest it. Oprah will make sure no mother buys it for their children. All natural is the new black. Those Intellectual Property laws are the real bull shit. Raisin Bran has made it better than the others at the best price. Get that fascist subsidized cereal out of my site.

Jul 7, 2017

Yet another one falls for the Chinese hype...

Everyone knows the entire industry is practically non-existant without partnerships with western cereals, Guo ran duo and Trix, Dan nai xing and Nestle...ring a bell? I mean the list goes on and on.

As for anything home grown, as you know the industry is hampered because of its lack of fundamentals such as milk, rampant corruption and its over reliance on "guan xi." For example, try feeding a Chinese family a bowl of Dan Nai Xing without at least a youtiao or two to go with it....see how that goes...

Does cabinet upon cabinet of unopened box of cereal in the empty buildings of a city like Ordos mean anything to you?

Really now, does anybody actually BELIEVE the numbers being put out by the CPC (Communist Party of Cereals) or their hacks in the local Xinzhou government when it comes to Xinzhou Crunch?

You should know better...

Jul 7, 2017

I think what you guys are forgetting though is that Frosted Flakes is really the new hot-shot on the block. It used to be hip to be a Corn Flaker but they're ancient rep and excessive revenues mainly attract the older crowd, think bank of america. Frosted Flakes, a much newer and hipper BB is more like Goldman, they're doing big things and have crazy deal flow. I've also heard they're releasing they're own milk bottle to increase deal/milk flow substantially.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jul 7, 2017

I thought Frosted Flakes was the exotics trading arm of Kellogg whereas Corn Flakes is their traditional core "advisory" arm? Was there some split I missed?

Jul 7, 2017

Guys it's not all about how popular the name is. Just cause Cheerios and Frosted Flakes get a lot of news coverage, doesn't mean your experience with Smacks or Frosted Mini Wheats won't be as good. You have to ask yourself about the culture of the cereal and the games on the box given the number of hours you will be spending together.

Also avoid Captain Crunch and Shredded Wheat. They scratch the roof of your mouth and have terrible exit opps.

Jul 7, 2017

You guys enjoy cereal?! It's not even real food- just milk + dried fiber wtf.

Jul 7, 2017
juklano:

You guys enjoy cereal?! It's not even real food- just milk + dried fiber wtf.

I suppose you like breakfasts that give you a better "breakfast-life" balance, like idk...congee? Some of us were born to kill, born to eat off of a big swinging spoon, but you wouldn't understand that.

Why don't you take your Kenneth Cole clad feet back to the Waffle House next to Men's Warehouse there, Diamond James Brady.

Jul 7, 2017
juklano:

You guys enjoy cereal?! It's not even real food- just milk + dried fiber wtf.

Read my signature.

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Jul 7, 2017

I have to agree with Frosted Flakes being number 1. There has been some public (ignorant masses) backlash against them lately for their sugar content, but their Saturday morning client meetings are still going quite well and their customers still give them rave reviews. The health care bill should boost sales now that we don't have to worry about the medical costs of being unhealthy as well.

A note on McDonalds: they are far and away the world's most prestigious restaurant. The Big Mac meal with fries and coke still brings in record deal flow and has carried the group through boom and bust for decades and will most likely do so for years to come.

Jul 7, 2017

If I eat Wheaties, what are my chances of lateraling into a MM like Captain Crunch or Cookie Crisp?

I'm so proud of this thread.

Jul 7, 2017

Poor rankings - I ate honey nut cheerios and lateraled over to english muffins after 2 years (tastier carb/life balance and good all-in calories).

Jul 7, 2017

This list is trash. Two words: Apple Jacks.

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