Days 27: I’m catching up!

I’m almost caught up with my blog, yes! [Which I was this close to being caught up in life!]

Day 27: Start eating breakfast

 Eating in the morning is something I used to do everyday, regardless, in college. No matter how late/busy/hung over I was, I ate. And you know what the outcome of it was? More energy all day, stronger attention span, more alert…oh, and I was 15 pounds lighter. So why on earth did i stop? Truthfully, I haven’t a clue. it could be due to the fact my life was a bit in chaos for a few months, either way, I just haven’t jumped back on the breakfast bandwagon. Which is not only bad for my waistline, but bad for my brain as well. Studies show that not only is breakfast linked to a healthy bodyweight, but is linked to improved memory skills, better test grades and work performance, and a higher attendance rate for children and adults! If that isn’t enough to get anyone to eat a bowl of Wheaties in the morning, studies show that breakfast eaters are more likely to meet their nutrient intake recommendations than those who skip the morning meal. 

 

Not all breakfast is created equal though. If you think eating a donut and having a latte counts towards the benefit of breakfast, you are very mistaken. Having a donut, a bowl of sugary cereal or a bagel/muffin is just about as bad as no breakfast at all. These high calorie, high fat, and high sugar foods give you a fake sense of energy, leaving you more vulnerable to a crash an hour later. Eating these are the equivalent of eating a candy bar and cup of sugar.

So what should you eat to ensure you’re off to a great start? I’ll show you what I’ve started eating, which really has already had a profound impact on my day and mood!

Granola, greek yogurt [or low fat plain] and fruit

 Scrambled eggs [doused in ketchup!]

fruit!!

healthy omelette with veggies, light cheese and tomatoes!

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~ by therealnutritionist on February 1, 2010.

One Response to “Days 27: I’m catching up!”

  1. I love that you mentioned Greek yogurt! Woo! YAY!

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