Break the fast

Are you connecting the dots? Break the fast = breakfast? It comes when you wake up from a seven-to-eight-hour sleep, which means it’s been a very long time since you’ve eaten, and then you break the fast by eating “breakfast”. It should happen every morning, so why do some choose to skip it?

You should always wake up to a sizable breakfast because it is the first taste of food after a full night of rest and repair. Eating a healthy breakfast get your whole system going – both your brain and body will work better, setting the tone for optimal performance and nutrition for the rest of the day.

Having a full tummy first thing wards off all those sugar – and fat-laden junk food attacks. Why? Because you start your day off satisfied and full of nutritious and delicious food. Your body doesn’t need to crave anything because you’ve fed it well.

And the best breakfast award goes to – oatmeal. It’s the champion of all breakfast foods because it regulates your blood sugar and keeps you fuller longer. One cup of oatmeal contains 8 grams of fiber – that’s a full third of the dietary reference intake (DRI).

Tip: Remember to match a lean protein (LP) and a complex carbohydrate. Oatmeal is a wonderful complex carbohydrate option, so match it with its date, LP. Try ½ cup oatmeal topped with 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed and a handful of berries, with 2 egg whites (however you like them) on the side. You and your body will be amazed.

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