THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST

Published: 30th April 2006
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Let's start where we all start . . . . with breakfast! So many people tell me that they skip breakfast because they're trying to lose weight. When I explain that it has the exact opposite effect, they just can't comprehend that. But it's true. And for those of you who do not currently eat breakfast, here's some irrefutable statistics for you:



1) Those who eat breakfast away from home have a 137% increased in the risk of becoming obese.

2) Those who did not eat breakfast at all had a 450% increased risk of becoming obese,

3) Those who did not eat breakfast had a higher body mass index (BMI), and had less energy during the day.

4) Those who ate breakfast were less inclined to snack compulsively than those who skipped breakfast.

5) Those who skipped breakfast wound up eating 40% more calories during the day.

6) Those who ate a protein-based breakfast such as eggs, toast and jelly, felt fuller longer, and consumed fewer calories for at least 24 hours afterwards. Two groups were compared: one group, which ate a bagel, cream cheese, and yogurt, consumed a daily average of 2,035 calories. The egg-based group ate 1,761 calories.



An ideal breakfast should contain between 500-600 calories. And it's not just what you eat, but when you eat it. Now, here are the very best breakfast menus we've come across . . .



Breakfast #1



Ingredients

1 medium apple

pint of soymilk

1 100% bran muffin

1 pack Squeeze Stix peanut butter



Benefits

The Vita bran muffin contains 100% of the RDA of Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E. Foods high in monosaturated fats like peanut butter boost testosterone levels.



Stats

506 calories

20 grams of protein

87 grams of carbohydrates

12 grams total fat

15 grams of fiber





Breakfast #2



Ingredients

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 Omega-3 enriched whole-grain waffles

1 Tablespoon raisins

1 Drink Up~Slim Down Smoothie



Benefits

Whole grain waffles help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improve the body's

processing of insulin and glucose.



Stats

600 Calories

21 grams protein

86 grams carbohydrates

22 grams total fat

7 grams fiber



Breakfast #3



Ingredients

1 free-ranging, omega-3 enriched egg

cup of thawed spinach

1 slice Canadian bacon

2 slices whole-wheat bread

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 cup unprocessed grape juice



Preparation

Stir together the egg, spinach, and bacon. Pour onto a plate with non-stick spray,

Microwave for 1 minute. Toast the bread. Smear on the almond butter.



Benefits

Monosaturated fat in the almond butter spread will help prevent spikes and drops in blood sugar. Grape juice provides you with a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol that helps lower LDL and improve blood flow to the heart.



Stats

540 calories

25 grams protein

73 grams carbohydrates

19 grams total fat

8 grams fiber



Breakfast #4



Ingredients

2 free-ranging, omega-3 enriched eggs

1 cup Cascadian Farms mixed vegetables

1 flour tortilla

cup low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese

cup salsa



Preparation

Mix the eggs and vegetables and spread on a plate coated with non-stick spray. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, cook again until eggs and veggies are warm. Pile onto the tortilla, top with cheddar cheese and salsa, fold and eat.



Benefits

The more muscle, the higher the metabolic rate, the more fat you burn. But it takes lots of protein to build and maintain muscle. And this meal provides plenty of protein.



Stats

530 calories

36 grams protein

53 grams carbohydrates

18 grams total fat

6t grams fiber





Breakfast #5



Ingredients:

2 slices whole-wheat bread

cup low-fat, organic cereal

1 cup soymilk

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 oz. slick of cheddar cheese



Preparation:

Dump the cereal, milk, and berries into a blender and liquefy. Stick a slice of Cheddar between two warm slices of toast and nuke sandwich in microware for 15 minutes.



Benefits:

The cheese and soymilk provide essential protein for building muscle mass. The whole grain in the bread and cereal will help lower cholesterol, and the minerals in the soymilk and cheese will keep blood-pressure levels down.



Stats:

509 calories

26 grams protein

75 grams carbohydrates

14 grams total fat

12 grams fiber



Remember, obesity can be overcome with a smart diet: low in fat, eaten at the right time, combining the right foods. A healthy diet, full of fat burners can overcome even the most serious obesity. We're here to help you achieve your life's goals. You will not fail on our program.





Tid Bit: Did you ever wonder why you felt so good at the seas shore?



French seawater specialists attribute the curative effects to the revitalizing seashore climate-the negative ions in the sea airlift one's mood, they say, and the higher atmospheric pressure slows breathing and calms the nervous system. They also claim that seawater is so similar to human blood plasma that a soak in it (or a wrap of algae) can transfer nourishing trace elements through the skin into the bloodstream.



About The Author:



Dr. Jeffry Weiss gets to the heart of why you haven't been able to lose weight or keep it off. Limited time offer: Get your FREE copy of Dr. Weiss "Why We Eat" ebook a $37.00 value at: http://www.why-we-eat.com/weight-loss-store.htm

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