We all know that breakfast helps keep your waistline trim, but here’s more proof.....
In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate breakfast took in 5% fewer calories over the course of the day. That’s only about 100 calories (if you typically eat the 2,000 calories per day recommended for adult women), but, over time, it adds up. Saving 100 calories a day for one year equals a loss of more than 10 pounds.
Experts estimate most of us eat 20% of our daily calories at breakfast, 30 percent at lunch, and 50 percent at dinner. Seems 30% at breakfast might be a better thing to do.
If you can’t stomach a bigger breakfast (keep it healthy with a combo of low-fat protein, whole grains, and fruit or veggies), get a mid morning snack (a container of yogurt, some fruit with a few whole-grain crackers, or half a sandwich).
No time for this?? Me neither!
Here's a few grab and go options......
peaches, pears or banana's
I'm hungry when I wake up...but I understand if you are not. You should, as soon as you could, eat some yogurt or grab a few ounces of turkey or fruit. Give your body a break....plus you will not be so hungry at lunch you grab anything and start a chain reaction of bad choices.
Mindless eating gets us all in trouble, if you want to get healthy, you need to give it some thought and plan ahead. There are those times we get way too busy and that's when we need some go-to options. We keep fruit, Kashi and Fiber One bars on hand for those times....then we are never tempted to stop for fast food.....never a good breakfast choice, save them for lunch and dinner when they have better foods to choose from.
Dick and I love breakfast!! Cascadian Organic Granola (Target, Walmart) is our summer favorite, with fresh blue berries. In the winter we love oatmeal with splenda brown sugar just about everyday, we are creatures of habit. We always have some Bigelow Earl Grey Green Tea too...yum!! Those Thomas 100 calorie english muffins with Brummel and Brown butter and some whole fruit jam are out of sight good. Any low-fat yogurt too.
Hope this helps Nana Trish, maybe others could leave their "grab and go" breakfast ideas too!