Most extremely popular fad diets are extremely restrictive – not just in terms of how many (or should I say “few”) calories you are allowed to consume, but also with regards to which food groups you can choose from. For instance, we have all heard of the “fat free” or “no carb” diets. But these restrictive diets are all extremely unhealthy, and are doomed to fail from the start! For starters, while starving your body on a 1000-calorie/day diet might make you lose weight (at least initially, until your body gives up on you), these “starvation” diets will only make your body fatter (and extremely tired/cranky) in the long run...
A creature of habit, I often settle into a specific food routine that doesn’t change much from day to day. Monday’s breakfast is the same as Tuesday’s breakfast, which is also the same as Wednesday’s breakfast. While consistency is a good thing, it can also become boring if you’re not careful… which can lead to unexpected splurges and bad meal decisions.
My latest bad breakfast decision quickly turned into a daily ritual, replacing my healthy breakfast of fruit and yogurt with a (delicious) Mediterranean Egg White breakfast sandwich (on a whole grain bagel) from Panera. While this breakfast sandwich is undoubtedly delicious and relatively healthy when enjoyed sparingly (say, on weekends), the sandwich quickly adds up in both dollars and calories when consumed on a DAILY basis.
So, in an attempt to kick my habit (and recognizing that fruit and yogurt simply isn’t “cutting it” for me these days), I developed a delicious and super-nutritious breakfast casserole that not only saves me money, but helps me fight fat all week long! Ladies, say hello to your new breakfast ritual...
You might think you are doing “everything you can” to eat nutritiously, but just like most of my clients, chances are you might be unknowingly breaking one of these extremely important “rules” of nutrition.
So you've probably already heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day", and it’s TRUE -- breakfast not only gives you the necessary energy to get through morning and that mid-afternoon slump, but will jump-start your metabolism and help you reach your optimum energy and fitness goals.
And, while ANY breakfast is definitely better than no breakfast at all, most of the so-called "breakfast" foods out there are full of sugar, preservatives, and processed crap (granola bars, cereals, muffins, bagels, poptarts, donuts, etc...)
So, instead of sabotaging your weight loss goals, sapping your energy, and storing fat with lame morning munchies, try one of these quick, delicious, energizing, and fat-blasting breakfast ideas!
Imagine if there was a type of delicious food that made you THINNER just by eating it. But wait, how is that possible...Doesn't food make you fat?
Aside from the fact that EATING in general will give you energy and speed up your metabolism, there are certain foods that really kick you into energetic, fat-burning shape. Take a look at this list of top fat-burning foods below, and… bon appétit!