Day 13 – The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast
Skipping breakfast is a common occurrence in our society and is even sometimes used as a weight loss strategy. The truth is, this is one of the worst things you can do when you are trying to lose weight. Skipping breakfast actually causes you to eat more throughout the day and puts your body into “starvation” mode. When you are “starving”, your body tries to hang onto all the fat it can and burns muscle instead.
It’s also very important that you choose a breakfast that doesn’t spike your sugar and starts you off on the right foot. The most common breakfast foods include cereal, toast, bagels, and pancakes. These all spike your blood sugar and cause you to be hungry within a short time. Instead you want to choose a breakfast that is rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats along with healthy carbs.
My personal favorite for breakfast is a low-glycemic meal replacement shake. It’s convenient, easy to prepare and easy on your digestion. To spice it up, I often add frozen or fresh fruit or nut butter. When I’m on the “run” and don’t have much time, I can bring my shake with me and sip it while driving or completely other tasks.
"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said." ~ A.A. Milne
- Have you tried a new shake recipes lately? If so, please post it for all to share.
- Remember to keep taking your supplements twice a day and probiotics every 2nd day.
- Eat 50% of your food as veggies.
- Watch your portion sizes. Eat slow and stop when you are full.
- Stay active EVERY day, not just the days you have planned activity.