Tuesday, October 28, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z:BREAKFAST
The first rule of good physical self-care is to always eat BREAKFAST. BREAKFAST starts our metabolism for the day and signals the body that it is time to get on with the process or living well. BREAKFAST is considered by most health experts to be the most important meal of the day. However, not all BREAKFAST meals are the same, so this is not a license to eat whatever you want. However, it is a license to eat something. Good BREAKFAST choices are always less than 500 calories and often you can have a good breakfast less than 300 calories. Portion control is important in all of our meals. BREAKFAST needs to be balanced with protein choices. Thus an egg omelet with fresh veggies, yogurt with nuts and berries, apple with peanut butter, whole grain carbs with any of the above can complete the meal for you. Some of you enjoy variety, so be sure to think ahead and have several healthy choices on hand and pre-plan it the night before so that you get in the habit of making sure you eat before you leave the house or have a breakfast to go ready and waiting for you in the fridge. Some professionals recommend that you eat protein with your BREAKFAST meal and that you eat within thirty minutes of being up. If you are not a BREAKFAST eater, then make this meal a priority and keep it simple in order to get into the habit. The simpler it is for you the more successful you will be.