Today I was researching something that I think is VERY important to talk about. Especially these days. Especially to all the women who are skipping meals to stay "skinnier". I know I have at least two friends who do this...
Skipping meals to meet your daily calorie goal could actually keep you from achieving long-term weight loss.
▪️eat larger meals later in the day
▪️likely to make up for a lost meal with junk food
▪️changes such as weight gain
▪️higher glucose levels
▪️run low on nutrients
BREAKFAST could be particularly risky meal to skip. That's where blood glucose will fluctuate throughout the day, plus you'll be driving more hunger AND food cravings.
Our bodies are like cars and need fuel ON THE road, not in the garage. When we eat little all day and then fill up in the evening, we are doing the opposite of what our body needs. .
To help space out your calories throughout the day, plan a meal or a snack every 2-4 hours and aim to eat within an hour after you wake up. If time is the biggest factor holding you back from eating a larger breakfast, make it a habit to plan ahead. .
What I've been doing is I'd either prepare my breakfast the evening before or I'd have the ingredients ready to go. This definitely cuts down on decision-making for me. (I do that with everything- lay out my work clothes to wear, make my food for next day + get my gym bag ready too). It really does save time.
And hey, who would I be if I didn't give you a couple examples of a good breakfast:
◾️A breakfast burrito made with a whole-grain tortilla, eggs, beans, avocado and shredded cheese. (you can make these ahead & freeze them)
◾️Protein pancakes made with eggs, protein powder, oats and mashed banana, then topped with fruit and drizzled nut butter or SF syrup.
◾️Overnight oats prepared with oats, milk, Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, seeds and nut butter/syrup (this one is even easier)
◾️Hard-boiled eggs (which can be made in advance for the week) paired with veggies, dip and avocado toast.
P.S: I do have a shirt on, it's just Emma's artistic photography ;)