Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Breakfast Advice Again

It's the mom in me rearing its logical head again.

Evidence continues to prove that if you eat early in the day, the number of calories you consume overall are fewer during the remaining hours.

Eating carbohydrates and protein for breakfast helps you lose weight and/or keep the weight off. You're less likely not only to be hungry before lunch but also to crave those less healthy carbohydrates elsewhere.

Protein, studies have found, creates a feeling of being full throughout the day.

So if you're looking for ways to get back to your slimmer figure, pick up one of these at breakfast time:

Whole grain cereal with low-fat milk and fruit
Whole grain bread with peanut or almond butter
Hard-boiled egg and fruit
Light yogurt and fruit
Turkey, hummus or low-fat cheese sandwich on whole grain bread
Leftovers from last night's dinner if it included lean protein, veggies and whole grain starch.

Then watch the pounds come off.


BeverlyM said...

We've heard it all of our lives--breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a good breakfast followed by a vigorous workout will have me looking like Halle Berry in no time.

Ms. 50something said...

If that's all it took to look like Halle Berry, I'll have breakfast 3 times a day!