Break the Fast

Most have heard it repeated time and time again, that eating a healthy breakfast is important. I won’t argue with that. Perception of breakfast is a meal eaten in the morning before work or school and consisting of “breakfast food.” Let’s look at the word to begin with. “Breakfast” means just that; breaking the fast. What you eat for breakfast is important because your body has been in “fast” mode while you slept or however long it’s been since your last meal.

Breakfast should focus on nutrients more than calories, and should set the tone for the rest of the day.Eat or snack at regular intervals throughout the day when you’re most active and burning the most calories and drink plenty of water, allowing your body to function properly.Pack fruits, celery or carrot sticks,raisins,trail mix, granola, seeds,nuts to snack on throughout the day,instead of waiting until lunch(Starving) and wolf down your whole calorie allowance in one setting!Did you ever notice that skinny people seem to eat constantly and heavier folks seem to be dieting and in deprivation mode? There is no perfect answer for everyone, but it seems as though consistency and sustainability go a long way toward success in a lot of areas of life, not the least of which is dieting.

The weight loss diet business has been around a very long time, and is a multi-billion dollar industry and they offer some great products which have a degree of success. But, if they were too successful, they would go out of business.If diets worked nobody would need them! Just look at the number of diet aids and programs around, and I’ll bet you most people have tried at least one! The reason they thrive is because of the failure rate. Diets don’t work because they are not sustainable. To combat that, you have to work on developing eating habits that can be sustained throughout your life. I know that sounds grim and punitive to a lot of folks, but once you focus on eating for health, you’ll be amazed at what you CAN eat, and manage your own nutrition and budget as well.

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