Changing your eating habits many seems like a daunting task…But you got this! Just think, each day is a new opportunity to take another step towards becoming the healthier, happier YOU and what better place to start each day than at the beginning... Breakfast. Breakfast should be prepared and consumed within 30 minutes of waking up each morning (no later than one hour and the sooner the better)! Here's why: You are literally “breaking the fast” your body experiences each night by having your AM meal. Throughout the night your body uses your pre-bedtime meal as fuel and by eating within 30 minutes of waking you literally “jump start” your metabolism for the day AND thus increase the calories burned throughout the day! This may seem contrary to popular belief about eating less food and less frequently but we know quite the opposite is true. By "breaking our fast" each morning and feeding our body at consistent and planned increments throughout the day our metabolism swings into high gear and your body is operating like a well oiled machine and who wouldn’t want that?!?
Short on time?? “I don’t have time” is NOT a valid argument for skipping your AM fuel! Plan your breakfast in advance and increase your chances of success by keeping your kitchen stocked with healthy alternatives. It takes 5 minutes to prepare eggs or egg whites, three minutes to peel hard boiled eggs or one minute to grab a ready-to-drink protein shake (RTD) which is always a better option than skipping breakfast all together. My favorite side items to pair with my protein include cinnamon raisin Ezekiel Bread & peanut butter, turkey bacon, grapefruit or plain/low sugar varieties of oatmeal. On your days off break up your AM routine by incorporating veggies, cheese and turkey bacon to create an endless variety of omelets!