Monday, January 20, 2014

More Reminders Why YOU Need to Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Health experts are constantly telling us to eat a healthy breakfast and I have written about it several times on this blog. Just in case you still aren't convinced it is the best and healthiest way to start your day, here are a few reminders:

  • Those who eat a healthy breakfast are more focused and alert throughout the day.
  • Those who eat a healthy breakfast are better able to maintain a healthy weight!
  • Those who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to eat a healthy diet when they see how much better they feel eating a healthy breakfast.
  • Eating breakfast tells your body you are awake and it needs to come out of its nighttime hibernation mode.
These are just a few reminders, there are many more. Notice we are talking a healthy breakfast here. Coffee and a donut do not make a healthy breakfast and should not be your regular morning routine. If you want to go that route, have a "healthy" muffin with a piece of fruit rather than a donut. Healthy is quotation marks here because not all muffins are healthy. Most commercial muffins are 2 to 3 servings instead of one and are often loaded with sugar and other unhealthy carbs. Eat a regular sized muffin that is made with whole-grains and fresh fruit or berries.

Pictured are some healthy breakfast options. But remember you need protein, too. Perhaps a piece of lean ham, an egg, or low-fat, low-sugar yogurt.

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