Friday, October 26, 2012

Start Your Day Off Right! Eat Breakfast!

I continually run into people that struggle with eating breakfast! It is interesting that these same people also struggle with their weight!

Do yourself a favor and start you day off right and your body off right with a little breakfast in the AM!

Aim for 20-30 grams of protein to help keep you full as your metabolism gets a jump start!
You may not always reach this, but all meals and snacks should have at least some type of protein in them to help keep you full and aid in maintenance of muscle mass!!

Here are some quick ideas for all of you with the excuse I just don't have enough time or I am just not hungry. Breakfast doesn't have to be a big complex meal!

1- Premier protein shake (Costco) and a pc. of fruit

2- Blended protein drink: make in blender, magic bullet, or shaker bottle. Mix whey protein powder with water or milk, add in fruit.

3- Greek yogurt topped with almonds or Kashi cereal. Chobani and Fage are my favorite Greek yogurt brands. Make sure to read the food label. Not all yogurt is created equal! A good Greek yogurt has at least 10+ grams of protein per serving.

4- Protein bar: My favorite brands are Zone and Balance bars. When looking for a protein bar make sure there are no more than 2 grams of carbohydrate for every 1 gram of protein! :)

5- Eggs! Veggie omelet: Saute spinach or any other vegetable add in 2 eggs and scramble. You can use egg whites to reduce the calories and increase the protein!
Don't have time for that? Grab a hard boiled egg and string cheese on your way out the door!

By eating breakfast/more calories earlier in the day, you will limit overeating later in the day which can cause weight gain or inhibited weight loss! Remember you body is a machine you have to fuel it in order for it to properly work!

Share your favorite protein packed breakfast ideas below!  

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