By Cynthia Sass, R.D.
April 21, 2010

You've been following the Bikini Body Countdown diet plan, but variety is key to staying motivated. So this month we're adding some new breakfast options to the mix for every eating personality. (In one study, 80 percent of those who lost weight and kept it off reported eating breakfast every day.) Each of these meals is portable, calorie-controlled, and, since you get a host of flavors in every bite, satisfying.


You enjoy cooking and shun the idea of eating anything processed.

Poached egg and pesto sandwich: Spread 2 slices multigrain bread with 2 tbsp. basil pesto. Layer 3 slices tomato and 1 poached egg between them. Serve with 8 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice.

433 calories


You have little time to sit down to-let alone cook-a meal.

Starbucks egg white reduced-fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich; 1 tall nonfat latte with 1 packet Sugar in the Raw.

460 calories


Eating spartan meals and forgoing sweets isn't for you.

Egg tacos Warm 2 small corn tortillas and fill each with 1 scrambled egg, 2 tbsp. grated lowfat Monterey Jack, 2 tbsp. salsa, and 2 thin slices avocado.

477 calories

Go back to the entire Bikini Body Plan