HELLO Bloggers! Ahhhhhh..... BREAKFAST. The most important meal of the day. I read a quote today that said "A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast." Okay. I'll agree with that one (she says as she straightens her back and smooths her hair...)
Unfortunately, breakfast is also the EASIEST meal to skip. And people also seem to think if they skip breakfast, they are helping themselves lose weight since they are taking in less calories. IT'S THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE. Researchers have found that "forgoing the first meal of the day actually tricks your brain into thinking you want higher-calorie foods -- foods that can make you fat, or at least increase your risk for weight gain." -Kelli Miller Stacy, WebMD Health News
food we eat as the fuel we put into our vehicles. You wouldn't start a trip on an empty tank, right? Think about this: you go to bed a 11PM, sleep all night, skip breakfast, don't eat again until lunch time. That's over TWELVE HOURS that you are powering your amazing body on NOTHING. THEN your body says "she's
STARVING us - - reserve all of the fat you can and burn NOTHING." Meaning... your metabolism has sllloooooowwwwweddddd down. And a slow metabolism is not going to help you get back into those size 10 jeans.
With Dr. Hempel's medical weight loss program, higher protein foods are recommended. There are SO many wonderful options out there- I just ran to my pantry and easily pulled out a few. Eggs have 6g of protein, each. There's 13g of protein in just TWO ounces of tuna fish. Light yogurt has 5g of protein per serving. And, my favorite, the protein bars we sell at Aspen have 15g of protein per bar and taste like a TREAT! A single serving of non-fat cottage cheese has 16g of protein... (I had no idea- Googled that one...)
You don't always have to eat "breakfast foods" for breakfast, either. We had grilled pork chops for dinner last night which could have been a delicious treat for breakfast, this morning. Think outside of the box, make a healthy decision, and find what works for YOU!
Now... off to the lake...