Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Breakfast: The Meal of Champions

The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is eat breakfast. I eat the SAME thing every morning....a breakfast I discovered from The Eat Clean Diet.  I scramble four egg whites (and give my dog the yokes- he loves them & it's good for his coat) and garnish them with pepper, & eat a whole grain English muffin plain.  I like the taste of them toasted. I also eat some type of fruit- either a banana or some berries.  I drink a cup of black coffee (no sugar or yummy creamer- and through a straw!) & drink two BIG cups of water.  If we don't have whole grain English muffins, I will trade that out for some Fiber One cereal with skim milk, or oatmeal with Organic Flaxeed mixed in.
Breakfast is SUPER important. It's important to fuel up and hydrate to start your day...to get your brain and metabolism functioning properly.  I hear a lot of excuses about breakfast..."I don't have time," or "I'm just not hungry in the mornings."  If you're not hungry when you wake up, you're probably eating dinner too late at night. And you need to make time to eat. If you want to be healthy, you need to make breakfast a priority.  A HEALTHY breakfast at that....so no, Pop Tarts & Froot Loops aren't going to cut it (although they are better than nothing!). And that means including a combination of lean protein and carbs....the good kind, like fruit & whole grains. :)
I know some people can't do the same thing every day....so mix it up with omelets filled with yummy veggies, whole grain cereal, boiled eggs, oatmeal with brown sugar, walnuts, & raisins, Greek yogurt with real, chopped fruit, whole grain frozen waffles with peanut butter, or smoothies.  Another personal fave is a whole grain tortilla with peanut butter & honey, a pinch of flaxeed, and banana slices. Delish!  I also do what I can to prepare it the night before (because as I said in my previous post I am a SLEEPER and want to get in every second I can snoozin').
Eat your breakfast, ladies!!! :)  No more excuses....Believe it or not, you'll see your waistline will get smaller because you'll feel fuller longer, and eat less all throughout the day. Also, you'll probably notice you have MORE energy. What's NOT to love about breakfast??


B F said...

I used to be horrible at eating breakfast! But now I make sure to eat healthy every morning and definitely seeing a difference! Great post :)

Kae said...

So true! I am a Physical Education graduate...this is super important and the sad part is I am not very good at it! Your breakfasts' sound super yummy!

Amanda Jones said...

I wish I could keep a better breakfast schedule but I'm usually getting ready until the last minute that I never eat breakfast (horrible I know). It is the most important meal of the day - - I will try to give some of your breakfast ideas a shot!

Kae said...

ps. I just awarded you the versatile blogger award :)

Hilary @ Hilabeans said...

i LOVE breakfast. It is my favorite meal of the day. My favorite thing to do is to try to make breakfast as healthy and fulfilling as possible. For example, if I'm having eggs I will cut up peppers, tomatoes, and onion and cook it with the eggs, then have half a slice of cheese on top. Or if I'm having oatmeal or cereal, I load it up with fresh fruit, such as berries, apple, or banana. One of my most recent favorites is a whole-grain bagel with peanut butter and banana! Soo good!