Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Eating a Healthy Breakfast Every Day Can Do For YOU.

Your mom always told you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And how about this....she was right! A study on about 4,200 people showed that those who ate breakfast daily have a lower overall fat intake than those who didn't, and also consumed fewer calories during the day. But that doesn't mean go and make yourself a stack of pancakes and expect to lose weight!

I'm all for low-carb, low-sugar daily intakes. So here's a couple of breakfast ideas to help you get on the right track!

1. Greek yogurt with berries. 6oz of plain greek yogurt is about 100 calories. Add in a 1/2 cup of strawberries, and your breakfast comes out to be about 125 calories!

2. Egg white omelet. Either get your egg whites the old fashioned way, or try the all-natural egg white Egg Beaters. 6 tbsp is only 50 calories and makes a good size omelet (i would know, i just had it for breakfast this morning!) Add in a little deli ham and some cheese, and you've got yourself a filling 80 calories breakfast.

3. Instant oatmeal. One packet with the apples and cinnamon is only 130 calories. Or make it yourself, using unsweetened applesauce and fruit or cinnamon.

4. Whole wheat toast with peanut butter. One slice of toasted whole wheat bread and 2 tbsp of peanut butter is about 240 calories. 

Continually skipping breakfast isn't good for you, even if you're skipping on calories. In the end, you feel the need to snack more during the day, making up and sometimes surpassing those calories skipped in the morning. So try eating a light breakfast every morning :)

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