Tip #6: Eat breakfast everyday

I eat breakfast everyday; see p 4 of my newsletter for my eating plan.  I make it the night before, so I can jet out in the AM.

People mistakenly think they should not eat to lose weight… starve themselves in the morning… then pig out at night.

I eat oatmeal every day (whole grains are healthy), but not instant oatmeal.  I add protein powder (an egg can do for others) – protein satisfies longer.  Skim milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a teaspoon of dried fruit (cherries for me; no added sugar; read labels) round things out.  Be careful of yogurt – most has tons of sugar added to the “fruit” at the bottom. Agave sweetener is just fructose, and is not recommended. I use cinnamon and cocoa for flavor instead.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. This looks like a great idea! But what I made tasted like crap. I’m not sure of the protein powder oatmeal ratio. Is your protein powder flavored? Can I use something like Tuvia to sweeten?

    Do you have an exact recipe you follow for your breakfast oatmeal?

  2. I use 2/3 cups oatmeal; 2 scoops protein powder; 1 tablespoon cinnamon; 1 tablespoon pure cocoa; 1 scoop dried fruit (unsweetened); 8 oz skim milk. I get taste from cinnamon/cocoa. I don’t add sweeteners.

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