Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Essentially, you are breaking the “fast” from the night before and the fuel that you put into your body can change the way you live the rest of your day. By eating breakfast, you will be letting your metabolism know that you are not starving and that it is okay to begin burning calories. As you jump-start your metabolism, you are essentially setting yourself up for a healthy day with regulated glucose levels and controllable cravings.
An ideal breakfast will couple carbohydrates with protein and fat to help satisfy you and fuel your body and mind right into the afternoon. Here are some delicious examples of perfect breakfast food that will leave almost anyone satiated.
The perfect addition to anyone’s diet, oats provide a steady source of energy while being filled with fiber. You can add almost anything to oatmeal, such as cinnamon which is great at regulating glucose spikes, and cut up apple, which is filled with vitamins, minerals, and loads of fiber. Or try a few spoonfuls of yogurt with peaches. The combinations that you can create are only limited by your imagination and what your taste buds allow.
Egg and Low Fat Cheese Whole Grain Wrap:
When you couple protein, carbohydrates and fat together, you create a powerful meal that will provide you with hours of energy and the satisfaction of having the feeling last. Delicious and nutritious, eggs are the perfect source of protein and are able to be added to your diet more often than you think.
Combine luscious, ripe fruits such as bananas or strawberries with skimmed milk powder, juice and ice for a treat that will make you feel like your cheating on your diet. Creamy shakes can actually be a part of your everyday diet. Mix papaya and cantaloupe for a cool and refreshing treat, or vanilla extract and bananas for a divine combination.
If you are a cereal and milk type of morning person, it is possible to continue eating in this way. Choose a cereal that contains less than 5 grams of sugar and under 130 calories per serving. Pick cereals that contain 100% whole grains and contain the Whole Grains Council stamp. Choose skimmed milk instead of 2% or 1% to help reduce further fat and calories.