Stay Fuller Longer
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One of the reasons for this is because it is the meal that “breaks” the “fast” from when you were sleeping. It makes sense then that it should pack a nutritional punch to really get you going and keep you going through the first part of your day.
One of the best ways to fuel up for the day is to start off with whole grains, or complex carbohydrates, and some protein. Both fill you up and give you energy. A bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and one scrambled egg on the side is an example of this powerful combination.
But I’m Not That Hungry in the Morning
A lot of people are not that hungry in the morning, especially if they wake up very early. If you are one of those people, try a smoothie instead of a full-blown breakfast. One option is to mix chocolate whey protein, almond butter, raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, with some water and ice. Put all of those ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
You may also want to try a small bowl of Greek yogurt sweetened with honey and topped with berries, almonds, or low-fat granola.
Savory VS. Sweet
When you go to brunch, do you skip the sugary pancakes, waffles, and pastries and go straight for the more savory options on the menu? If this is you, then you might skip breakfast since most options tend to be sweet. Good news! There are great savory breakfasts out there!
Try having some sliced salmon rolled with cucumber, avocado, tomato, and onion, with a small bowl of cottage cheese with some almonds. Another option is a “breakfast bowl” filled with sliced hard-boiled egg whites, black beans, cubed chicken or turkey seasoned with hot sauce, and avocado. The combination of carbs, protein, and healthy fats are sure to keep you full till lunch.
If you start off with a nutritious and filling breakfast, you will be less likely to snack on unhealthy foods to get you through till lunch. Also, you won’t be so ravenous when lunch time rolls around that you overeat and feel tired and sluggish the rest of the day. You might even start to look forward to mornings!
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