Let's take a look at some easy ways to start eating breakfast and the benefits it will provide you.
Breakfast jump-starts our metabolism. It gives us the energy we need to get started on our days (paired with a cup of coffee, of course) and gets our blood pumping. Other benefits of eating breakfast include:
It takes 21 days to form a habit and eating breakfast is no exception. Once you're in the habit of eating breakfast, you won't be able to go without. Find a way to make it enjoyable. We suggest waking up 15 minutes earlier than normal and doing something just for you while you eat. This could be reading the paper, going for a short walk or enjoying some quiet time on your patio. Make eating breakfast something you look forward to!
If you're not a fan of cereal, don't eat cereal. If the thought of cooking eggs in the morning makes you cringe, don't cook. The key to eating breakfast is to make it enjoyable. There are plenty of quick and healthy no-cook options you can choose for breakfast.
Just like you plan out your dinners, breakfast should be planned out, too. Make a large fruit salad on the weekend to last you all week, stock your fridge with low-fat yogurt and have a box or two of healthy granola bars on hand in case you're in a rush one morning. Other healthy foods to eat in the morning include cottage cheese, almond butter on whole wheat toast, oatmeal and fresh breakfast smoothies.
It's easy to get rushed in the morning, especially if you have little kids, and decide it's best to just skip breakfast in order to save time. It's better in the long run if you spend a little less time getting ready than if you skip breakfast, though. It's also not a bad idea to have a back-up plan for those hectic mornings, including keeping an energy bar in your car or almonds in your desk at work.
Eating anything is better than nothing, but if you're looking to have a well-balanced meal in the morning, your breakfast should consist of a grain, a fruit or vegetable and a dairy product. A perfect, yet simple, example would be whole grain toast with peanut butter, an apple and a glass of low-fat milk. Easy, cheap and filling — just how we like it!
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