My power breakfast.
From Dr. Oz’s Better Breakfast article, eating breakfast is critical for our bodies to start the day in the best way.
Consider the following breakfast benefits from a psychological and behavioral standpoint:
Minimize late-day cravings. Dieters often reason that if they are not hungry upon waking, then it makes sense to skip breakfast to “save” those calories. However, research clearly shows that skipping breakfast almost invariably leads to overeating later in the day, usually resulting in a higher caloric total at the day’s end compared to folks who eat a morning meal.
Set the tone. Starting the day with a nutritious meal is a way to remind yourself that you are a person who values healthy behaviors. Thus, as you proceed through the day, your subsequent choices around food and exercise may very well be influenced by your earlier decision to nurture your well-being.
Defend against deprivation. Eating a breakfast that you find tasty and satisfying will serve as powerful ammunition against those feelings of deprivation that sometimes arise during weight-loss efforts. When you start your day with an enjoyable meal, you will be less likely to feel the need to indulge later to “reward” yourself for your restraint.
Ease into your morning. Rushing out the door just minutes after waking is no way to begin your day. Instead, starting your day by calmly sitting down to a meal will allow you to organize your thoughts, to spend some time with family, and to boost your mood before you venture out into the world.
There are so many options for tasty nutritional breakfasts, and one of mine is the following – two scrambled eggs with zuccini (or mushrooms, peppers) a whole wheat tortilla and grape tomatoes. The glass you see has my daily chia seeds which I take every morning. This breakfast is perfect if I want to work out mid morning, as it keeps me full and provides me with a balance of protein, vegetables and carbs. Mom said it right – “Don’t skip breakfast!”