Another Pro-Breakfast Article

Our blog is always balanced when it comes to health philosophies that are difficult to prove either way – if you have an ounce of intellectual honesty. But once in a while we like to put forth the points for one position or another. Today’s happens to be the pro-breakfast stance. Towards the end we also put forth some suggestions that might be useful for you.

Some in the health and fitness industry religiously believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For most of us, when it comes to the morning, twelve hours would have passed since our last meal, which means that our bodies will need a good re-fuelling. Yet, statistics show that as many at 50% of us don’t eat breakfast. This is especially so in the western world.

The reasons for this vary greatly. We’re too busy. We don’t like breakfast foods. We’re not hungry. We’re trying to lose weight. Unfortunately, none of those reasons are totally valid. There are many healthy breakfasts that can either be bought or made that are fast and even portable. There’s no law that says you have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast.

You legitimately might not feel hungry in the morning, particularly if you aren’t accustomed to eating breakfast. But you should eat something, even if it is simple like fruit and yogurt. Trying to lose weight is the worst excuse of all for missing breakfast. Study after study shows that people who skip breakfast end up eating more the rest of the day than people who eat a solid breakfast every morning.

So how do you get the magical mix of the right nutrients that will give you energy and send you healthfully into your day? It’s not that hard, really. Spend a little bit of time thinking about what you like and then plan some healthy breakfasts. Here are some ideas to get you started:

One: Smoothies

If you need something portable, the ever-popular smoothie is a good choice. Be careful when you purchase a smoothie at a shop though, as some can have as many as 600 calories. You can purchase a good blender or smoothie maker to have at home and whip up your own smoothie in less time than it takes to stop at a smoothie store, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

Two: Burritos

What? Really? Hear us out. You can actually prepare breakfast burritos and keep them in the freezer. You can use regular or whole-wheat tortillas, scrambled eggs, veggies and soy sausage. All of these can freeze well. It is easy to prepare them also – just pop them in the microwave. Problem solved.

Three: Cereal

This is a tried and tested fine breakfast, as long as it’s not the only thing you eat. Consider adding some banana or blueberries on top, or adding soy milk for a healthy dairy alternative. Otherwise, stick to skim milk if you are watching your calories.

Four: Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Remember this being an idea on Sesame Street? Well, they’re on to something not just for the kids. If you don’t like breakfast, consider making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread.

While we have presented four main ideas, there are always other creative ways to go about it. Grab a banana on the way out the door. Have some leftover vegetarian pizza from dinner? That’s a fine breakfast, though you will want to add a glass of milk or some fruit to it. Anyways, hope this has been helpful to you.

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