Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's for Breakfast?

Fresh Fruit and Cereal are great for breakfast

Sure, Eggs Benedict taste great - but do you really want to start the day with a meal that's close to 1,000 calories, half of which are calories from fat?  It used to be thought that eating a hardy breakfast will steel you for the day and you'll eat less because of it.  But recent studies have shown that most people will eat as they normally would for the remainder of the day even if they have a huge breakfast.

I try to hold off on having breakfast until a bit later in the morning.  I try to grab a banana on the way to be gym, and end up having lunch at around 11 AM during the week - and not until 1 or 2 o'clock on the weekends.

At this time of year, fresh fruit is at its best.  So take a pass on the pancakes and waffles and try a low sugar cereal - Cheerios have 2 grams of sugar.  Be careful and read the labels because sugar can be hiding in cereals you would think are good for you.  Raisin Bran has 30 grams of sugar!  One bowl is close to 300 calories compared to 140 for Cheerios.  Oatmeal is great too - I microwave the milk separately and add it to the oatmeal.  Then I microwave the two together.  I add raisins and fruit after the microwaving.  Use raisins in your cold cereal too - they're naturally sweet.

I score a banana on the way to the gym in the morning

What's not to like?  Fruit is at its best at this time of year.
Fresh Strawberries and juicy Peaches featured here

On the weekends I splurge sugar-wise and have Quaker Oatmeal Squares
They have 9 grams of sugar - there are 250 carloies for a bowl with skim milk

Always opt for skim milk - why get your calories (and fat) from liquids?

Breakfast of Champions

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