really is the most important meal of the day.
In the Diet Free phrasing, 'I' stands for INCLUDE BREAKFAST.
By eating something first thing in the morning, preferrably within an hour of getting out of bed, you jump start your metabolism. In essence, you're starting your internal engine and warming it up so your body can function properly throughout the rest of the day.
One of the points brought up in the presentation I watched was what if you aren't hungry in the morning. Well... how much did you eat the night before? The primary reason people arent' hungry in the morning is because they over ate before going to bed.
The other problem many people have is they are so busy in the morning they rush out the door without eating. By 10 a.m. their body is screaming for food and they grab whatever is handy... usually not healthy. Or they get something at a drive-through on the way. Also not healthy.
She discussed donuts.. everyone's favorite quick breakfast, right? (well, not mine)
She had a gal come up on stage and read the ingredients on the back of the box. The first 2 ingredients in a box of donuts were Shortening and Sugar (in that order). 2 donuts amounted to almost a cup of shortening and 1/2 a cup of sugar. Now doesn't that sound appetizing?
The key is to plan ahead. If you have to go out the door, have nutritional items on hand. Just read the labels carefully for Sodium. Just because it says it's healthy, doesn't mean it is. Look to a couple pieces of Whole Grain toast and a tsp. of peanut butter and a banana. If you can eat at home, think portions. 2 scrambled eggs topped with diced tomato or a 2 egg omelet loaded with vegies, a slice of whole grain toast with olive oil and fruit. I've been eating lots of strawberries, my husband prefers blueberries. We've also discovered the new aerosol Organic pancake batter. Very nutritious, and just a hint of sweetness. You don't need syrup, just some crushed fresh fruit or sprinkle fruit in the batter while it's on the griddle. Yum!
So Include Breakfast... your body will thank you!
Enjoy the Journey