Good Breakfast Guide
Eating breakfast keeps your energy levels consistent, kicks starts your day, prevents an energy slump and the craving of unhealthy foods later in the day.
Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight?
Get in the habit of starting the day with a quick bite such as a piece of fruit. This will build up your appetite and help to create a pattern of eating breakfast.
If you’re short on time in the morning, think about ways of gaining time by keeping breakfast simple, either by waking up 10 minutes earlier or eating breakfast on the go such as wholemeal toast with a cheese spread or peanut butter or natural yogurt with fruit, seeds and nuts.
A common myth is to skip breakfast if you are trying to lose weight. Yes it’s a myth. People who eat breakfast tend to be slimmer because they eat less during the day, especially avoiding high-calorie snacks.
The Good Breakfast Guide
If you follow the general assumption and what is displayed in most hotels, a typical healthy breakfast consists of a selection of cereals or toast with jam or butter, orange juice or coffee. However, a satisfying and healthy breakfast would be best served as a combination of complex (slow releasing) carbohydrate with non- dairy protein, this will make you feel fuller for longer. The carbohydrates will provide you with a sustainable release of energy and the protein will help to delay the emptying of your stomach.
- Carbohydrate – e.g. Wholemeal bread, wholemeal bagels, wholemeal pitta bread, oats porridge, muesli
- Protein – e.g.scrambled eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, peanut butter, seeds, nuts