breakfast is delicious

do not skip eating meals…you must eat to lose weight
i found this wonderful blog/post about why having the first meal of the day is important:

***Your brain (and central nervous system) run on glucose — that’s the fuel you need to think, walk, talk, and carry on any and all activities. Let’s say that the last time you eat something at night is at 10 or 11 PM (not optimal, just an example). The following day, you don’t eat breakfast but wait until about noon or so to eat — you’ve gone thirteen or fourteen hours with nothing in your system. Your poor brain is surely deprived — and your body has to work extra hard to break down any stored carbohydrate or turn fat or protein into a usable form for your brain to function. Eating breakfast has been proven (many times) to improve concentration, problem solving ability, mental performance, memory, and mood. You will think faster and clearer, and will have better recall than you. Life and work can be tough enough without this extra added pressure.

Breakfast skippers also have a harder time fitting important nutrients into their diet. Many foods eaten at breakfast contain significant amounts of vitamins C and D, calcium, iron, and fiber.

Some people believe that skipping breakfast may help them lose weight. Not so! Skipping meals often leads to overeating later in the day. Becoming over hungry often leads to a lack of control and distorted satiety signals (meaning it’s hard to determine when you’re full). This can result in taking in more calories than if one had an appropriate breakfast. As a matter of fact, it’s easier to control one’s weight by eating smaller meals and snacks more frequently.

What if there’s just no time in the morning to eat breakfast? There are plenty of items you can bring along with you to school or work. Carry a resealable bag of easy-to-eat whole grain cereal, or bring a yogurt or small box of skim milk, juice, or fruit. If you just can’t stomach food in the morning, try to have a little something — such as some juice — and bring along a mid-morning snack. Other good portable items include: whole grain crackers, a hard boiled egg, cottage cheese, low-fat granola bars, or even a peanut butter sandwich. Single serving hot cereals, such as oatmeal, are handy — all you have to do is add hot water, available at most cafeterias or delis.

Whatever your choice, eat something. If you think you’re doing fine with no breakfast, just try changing your tune for a week —you’re likely to notice a difference. You will undoubtedly perform better with some fuel in your system, and, hopefully, become a breakfast believer.****

today..I had 1 scrambled egg and some diced/minced sausage and some shredded cheese..
filling, tastes good, and have that protein we WLS patients need to focus on ingesting

eat to live…

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3 Responses to breakfast is delicious

  1. Ketty says:

    So true! I’ve learnt to love my breakfasts. If I happen to skip it now, my blood sugar hits the floor around 10am – horrid feeling.

  2. So true, I skip meals and I know exactly what you are talking about, my sugar gets so low I almost black out. And guess what I am still OVERWEIGHT. So until I can make myself eat breakfast I never think I will lose any weight.

    • yes, eating very so often seems to help w/my blood sugar…try and eat something…for me it is usually (not at same time) boiled egg…….oatmeal (sometimes w/raisins) or a protein bar…..
      how you doing other wise?

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