Thursday, February 7, 2013

This is a Must

Why it is important to eat breakfast!
Eating breakfast boost weight loss but some think eating breakfast to lose weight seems counter intuitive, but if you monitor what you eat, along with how much you eat, it is possible to maintain or even lose weight. "A rule of thumb is to eat between 300 and 500 calories at breakfast," says O'Connor. "And don't worry about eating breakfast on the go — the most important thing is to just eat it."
What constitutes a good breakfast? High-fiber cereals and fresh fruits are healthy choices that require little preparation. Other options include:

cottage cheese
peanut butter
smoothies (not the high sugar ones)
whole grain breads
homemade casserole (low fat ones)

Increased Metabolism
When a good breakfast is eaten, it boosts the metabolism. If a person goes too long without eating, the body will think that they are not being fed, which will in turn decrease the metabolism. Be sure to include protein and fresh foods with your breakfast, because the protein also will boost the metabolism.
Higher Energy Levels
Skipping breakfast may cause you to feel sluggish and tired and you may have a hard time getting enough energy to make it through the day. Eating a well balanced breakfast in the morning will provide your body the fuel that it needs to convert to energy.
Healthy Eating All Day Long
Remember that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day, so planning a healthy breakfast may help you to avoid eating unhealthy treats later on. If you fill your stomach with healthy foods, you will be less likely to have unhealthy cravings.
Better Memory
Studies have shown that children have better performance in school when they start out the day with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast provides fuel for the brain, which can help to improve memory and brain functioning.
Starting the Day in the Right Frame of Mind
Taking a quiet moment to sit down and enjoy your breakfast can be a good way to get you in the right frame of mind for the day. Our busy lifestyles have caused many people to forget about the importance of meal times, and breakfast is the best time to take a moment to reflect and plan the rest of your day.    SO GO EAT YOUR BREAKFAST!!
Day 16:
Breakfast: Homemade casserole: egg, turkey sausage, skim mozzarella cheese, crushed red pepper
Snack: 20 almonds
Lunch: veggie burger  (I buy the morning star, spicy black bean kind) (no bread), shredded broccoli, hummus
Snack: edamame                                                            
Dinner: Applebee's zesty roma chicken & shrimp
substitute the potatoes and had steamed broccoli instead with hot sauce. small slice of turkey sausage.
Dessert: Fudgesicle and handful of almonds
Trials build patience, make us strong, and teach us that sometimes prayer and truffles do go together.



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