What to Eat – A Healthy Breakfast

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When it comes to choosing what to eat and when to eat it becomes difficult in picking out the right foods. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This isn’t only because your doctor has told you this your whole life! Breakfast is very important because it is the meal that gets your day started. Breakfast can bring you lots of energy and stamina if the right foods are chosen. If the wrong foods are chosen then you can find yourself feeling sluggish and slow.

The first step to breakfast is eating something when you first wake up. This “first wakeup” meal can be between thirty minutes to an hour after waking up. The reason you want to eat something within the first hour of waking up is so that you boost your metabolism. Overnight your body has only itself to burn calories from. While the burning of calories is much lower than that during they day, it still occurs. We want to also take in this first snack so that we can boost are metabolism from rather slow (sleeping, idle) to fast and speedy. Now since you might not be very hungry within this timeframe it is best to take in a little snack. Something within the one-hundred to two-hundred calorie range should be sufficient (something like an apple or another similar fruit).

Time for work, what to eat?
If you have made it this far then you are probably feeling pretty decent in the mornings (this is said because most people find themselves skipping breakfast for that latte at Starbuck’s on the ride into work). From here you are most likely wanting to know more on what to eat for your morning meal. The main course and the first meal of the day should be similar to the snack you had when you first woke up. You want yet again something that will continue to keep your metabolism firing up. Good things to eat for breakfast are as follows:

Fiber One Cereal– High in fiber, vitamins, protein, and low in calories and sugar.
Kashi Cereals– High in fiber, many vitamins, proteins, moderate calories and sugar.
Quaker Oatmeal- Plain or packaged. Nutrition varies on flavor and what is added to each dish (fruit, nuts, etc.). Try to aim for the ‘Less Sugar’ Quaker Oatmeal packages.
Fruit– High in minerals, vitamins, and natural sugars. Provides the perfect balance of energy and nutrition.
Eggs or egg whites– Eggs are naturally high in protein and fat. Eating them in the morning will give you sufficient protein and fat for a morning meal.

*Another option to eating healthy for breakfast meals is to constitute fat-free, skim, or an alternative milk for breakfast instead of whole milk. Whole milk contains much higher fat content than a low-fat or fat-free milk with just about as much taste quality.

Above are just simple and basic foods to eat for a healthy breakfast. These can be tweaked accordingly to satisfy taste and nutritional value. There are many other things to eat for breakfast so don’t limit yourself to these couple items.

REMEMBER that breakfast is the meal of the day that will prepare your body for the coming hours ahead of you. Don’t fee like you have to starve yourself to lose weight and eat healthy. You should always take in some form of low calorie snack every three hours to keep your metabolism in balance during the day. Eat your breakfast! And don’t skip it for that morning latte from Starbuck’s!