You have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. WHY?
After sleeping for hours, and your body and metabolism is at rest, you need to provide energy to stoke the fire of the engine ( your metabolism). It should include complex carbohydrates, and protein to sustain you till your next meal. Here are some examples-
My breakfast today- 2 ounces of mixed whole grains- ( in microwave to cook for two minutes)
People who eat breakfast tend to weigh less than those who skip it because those who eat breakfast tend to feel less hungry throughout the day.
For protein I added 2 table spoons of Peanut butter
For sweetness- I added 1 serving of frozen blueberries
You have, protein, carbohydrate, fruit, and 600 calories of which 1/3 is complex carbohydrates.
Other suggestions might include:High fiber cereal, and yogurt. with a fresh fruit
Toast – Peanut butter, and fresh fruit, such as bananas or strawberries.
The top five breakfast items consumed in the US are coffee, cold cereal, juice, milk and fruit. All are good choices.
Eggs are also a good choice for protein, and omega three fats. I usually cook my eggs in advance in boiling water, then after they cool down I put them in the fridge for use at a later date. After breaking open and removing the shell at the time of use, I may add them to my salad, or make an egg salad with two eggs and 2 tablespoons of mayo, celery and onion ( chopped up).