Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Many people skip breakfast because they don’t have time, don’t like to eat soon after waking, or think that it will help them in their weight loss efforts.
Research supports the idea that we function better when we eat breakfast. Eating in the morning can also jumpstart your metabolism for the day and start burning calories early on.
What I tend to see when working with patients is that those who skip breakfast on a regular basis tend to overeat at other times of the day as a result. And for those people with diabetes, skipping breakfast can often lead to greater fluctuations in blood sugars throughout the day.
Here are some quick and healthy breakfast ideas:
2 pieces of whole-grain toast with natural peanut butter
Fresh fruit and lowfat cottage cheese
Fresh fruit and lowfat yogurt
Whole grain, unsweetened cereal – hot or cold and fresh fruit
Smoothie with fresh fruit and plain lowfat yogurt
Nutrition drink such as Carnation Instant Breakfast mixed with 8 oz. lowfat milk