Eating a Healthy Breakfast Can Lead to Success
They say it's the most important meal of the day for a reason. Studies show that people who eat a healthy breakfast consume fewer calories throughout the day than those who do not. Eating a healthy breakfast can provide individuals with essential nutrients, energy and endurance, improved concentration and work performance and can also be linked to lower cholesterol levels.
Breakfast is also a good time to incorporate lean protein into your diet, which will help keep you full until lunchtime. For a list of foods that pack a protein punch, take a look at this week's "Your Plan" section of the newsletter.
Below are some ideas to help you get a healthy breakfast:
- Low Carb Protein Shakes - If you feel like you are too busy for breakfast, drink it! These shakes can help you get the important nutrients necessary to keep you going until lunchtime.
- Low Fat milk or soy milk (6-8 oz)
- Low-fat/Low-sugar Yogurt
- Light string cheese with a small piece of fresh fruit
- Oatmeal - plain with Splenda or Weight Control
- 1 slice light, whole wheat bread with light peanut butter
- ½ light, whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese
- Hard-boiled egg with 1 slice light, whole wheat bread
- Egg white omelet or egg substitute omelet
- High fiber cereal in "to-go" container with low-fat milk
- V8 Splash
- Protein bar
As you can see, many options are available to make sure you get a healthy breakfast every day. The key is finding the ones that work best for your individual needs and lifestyle.