In the rush to get started with our day, many of us skip breakfast. This is one the biggest NO NO NO’s you can make. Doesn’t it makes sense to fill your ‘empty tank’ after a long night without food?
Breakfast has been proven to be the most important meal of the day – and taking time for a morning meal has a long list of benefits. It has been proven time and time again that eating breakfast creates the foundation from which your day starts.
Some benefits include but of course are not limited to ~
Get more of the essential vitamins and minerals
Get more bone-building calcium (mainly through milk or other dairy products) throughout the day
Maintain a healthy weight and have half the risk of developing obesity and insulin resistance
Eat less high fat and high sugar foods later in the day
Are less likely to overeat or snack in the evening
Have lower cholesterol levels and reduced risk of heart disease; and
Are more likely to live long and healthy lives
Most people tell me that don’t like breakfast food. PHOEEY ! Who said breakfast has to be eggs and toast, or cereals like oatmeal and whole greains, or even the whole grain pancake. Breakfast can be anything you like to eat – leftover pizza (healthier toppings are of course the best choice), a fruit smoothie and muffin, whole grain cereal with fruit and low fat milk, rice with chicken and vegetables, or tortillas and beans with salsa and a glass of milk. The choice is up to you.
Here’s why: Proteins from milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, peanut butter and nuts keep us alert, responsive calm and focused. Whole grain products such as multigrain toast or a bowl of oatmeal are high in fiber. High fiber foods fill you up on fewer calories, help lower bad cholesterol levels and ward off hunger pangs. Vegetables and fruit also offer fiber, along with literally thousands of nutrients to help keep your brain and body fueled for the day ahead.
So when you wake up in the morning – don’t forget to start your day off on the right foot or left foot but most of all set yourself up for SUCCESS !