We all have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…but let’s be real here – How many of us skip breakfast because we are trying to lose weight and don’t want to take in the extra calories?!?! I was totally this girl! I knew how important it was, yet I still struggled. That is, until I committed to living a healthier life to inspire others. And it’s a good thing too! Here’s one of the many things I have read on WebMD. It states “Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight, but that’s not a good idea — it can backfire.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal, or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.
Several studies suggest that people tend to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.”
WedMD continues, “Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.
Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts) can help give you:
- A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
- Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom
- More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
- Lower cholesterol levels
Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.”
So now we can all agree that there are many benefits to a healthy breakfast, and let’s just clarify,
coffee and a pastry do not count as “healthy” – we are talking food with real colors, not dye, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber! But there are still so many people that skip this critical part of their day that jump starts their metabolism and activates their brain power. So I have started
The Healthy Breakfast Challenge
for the month of September!!! And it is going full force – It’s not too late! You can still become apart of the challenge and score FREE nutrition products! Send me an email if you’re interested!
Here’s how it works:
1) Order YOUR personalized program from me in September
2) Stick to YOUR personalized plan (1-2 shakes a day, but 1 shake has to be for breakfast)
3) Snap ONE photo every week. Post on your Facebook page and tag me
4) Get friends to join you for FREE products!
It’s pretty simple! I enjoyed a delicious smoothie this morning that packed in 24g Protein, good-for-me fiber, vitamin A + E + C + D and important minerals like Calcium + Iron + Magnesium + Folate! [nom nom nom] In fact, I loved it so much, I wanted to share the recipe with you! I call this one the
Fruity [& Veggie] Pebble Smoothie
- 8oz purified water
- 2 scoops Orange Cream Formula 1 (contact me to order yours)
- 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Drink Mix (contact me to order yours)
- 1 handful mixed green (I like a baby Kale & Chard blend)
- 1/4 sliced banana
- 1/4 tsp raspberry extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
- 3 ice cubes
Blend it all up and ENJOY the power of a great, healthy smoothie to kick start your metabolism and help you kick your day square in the teeth! ❤