A bad breakfast breaks more diet plans that Ben & Jerry’s. The horrible breakfast foods we’ve been taught to rely on by TV, movies and our carb-loving grandmothers are custom-designed for sugar crashes that derail the entire rest of our metabolic day. It’s time to do something about it and rethink the way we do breakfast, and I don’t mean skipping it altogether.
The idea here is to identify the junk you’ve been fueling your body with at the beginning of the day and find some healthy replacements. Good news, I have some ideas for you already.
Repeat after me: “Muffins are not breakfast! Muffins are cake! Not breakfast!” Don’t eat muffins, pancakes, donuts or bagels for breakfast. You’re setting yourself up for a sugar-crash. And while you don’t want to eliminate carbs completely from your morning meal, you need the right kind of carbohydrate to support a healthy diet and maintain your nutritional objectives. My suggestions:
More Fruit, More Veggies
Add more fruits and veggies to whatever you’re making. They add fiber and tons of vitamins to your meals, so you’ll feel full longer and won’t get sleepy around 11am. How to do it:
Increase Your Protein
This is an important point if you’re trying to lose weight or support healthy muscle-growth for a new workout routine. Just remember that whatever protein you add is as lean as possible. It won’t help your weight loss, or your cholesterol to add a lot of fat and oil to the mix. Don’t forget to include carbs in your morning fuel-up or you’ll end up burning the protein that should have gone to your muscles. My protein suggestions:
Have you already reformed your breakfast habits? How are you fueling up?