Breakfast, Is It Really Important, And A Simple, Healthy Recipie
Breakfast had always been a constant struggle for me. I dont know about you, but I am constantly on the go early in the morning, and breakfast ever fit in.
In saying that,
takes effort. Effort that I don’t have early in the morning. I am always looking for a healthy breakfast on the go
Up until about a year ago, I would skip
breakfast all together. Not really even thinking about
Did you know that skipping breakfast causes metabolic impairment. In simplified terms, skipping breakfast leads to a higher risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Skipping breakfast also slows down your metabolism, which leads to higher body-mass index, bigger waist lines, and even higher rates of obesity.
I know that for me, when I would skip breakfast, not only was a starving by 10 A.M., I wouldn’t ever really feel full, which lead me to always over eat.
When I started eating breakfast, my appetite was a lot less and my waist line began to shrink. I now eat smaller meals throughout the day, and never feel hungry.
Also, lets look at the word breakfast. This meal was intended to break your fast. If you skip this meal you are still fasting (so to speak). Your body will feel as if it has to revert to go into survival mode. Meaning the next time you eat, your body is going to take your food and store it, instead of burning it. Why? Well its storing it for the next “Fasting” time, because it doesn’t know when the next meal will be.
All this time you have been thinking you are saving calories, and losing weight by skipping breakfast. However, you are actually doing the opposite.
Yet another challenge:
Now, if I was home for breakfast I thing whole eating thing wouldn’t as hard for me. However, again, being on the go makes breakfast a challenge.
Here is what has helped me satisfy my sleepy morning time – don’t wanna make anything behind.
The first time I ever heard of this I didn’t what to think. So, I had to try it, and I have never looked back.
Overnight oats have been a part of my list of healthy breakfast foods for awaile now, and here why. Not only are oats super fully they are nutritionally balanced. Providing your body woth the vitimans and minerals it needs. Oats have also been shown to lower cholesterol.
So you ask, what are “overnight” oats? Well basically, overnight oats are raw oats that are stored in liquid overnight to create a quick and easy oatmeal. Not to mention delicious.
So, after dinner, dishes,the kids baths, and clean up, I make it a habit to make my lunch and breakfast for the next day. At first this took some getting used to, but now its just apart of my routine.
My referred way to make:
I will tell ya once again I am a pinch and dash kinda girl. So feel free to add and remove as you feel best.
Here is my basic overnight oats with yogurt recipe.
1/4 cup raw oats ( I really enjoy Bobs Red Mill Extra Thick Oats)
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt ( great way to get your Probiotics in)
1/2 cup of Milk or Coconut Milk
Fruit of your choice. I really like bananas, and blueberries.
Drizzle of Raw Honey
Dash of cinnamon
Even a scoop of coconut oil
Mix place in the refrigerator overnight
In the morning enjoy. Now talk about a healthy breakfast on the go!
No mess, No Fuss, Easy, Simple, And Ever So Healthy Breakfast. This is sure to keep you fully charged, fully satisfied, and keep your metabolism kickin all day. Without a worry on how many calories to lose weight are you at.
I hope you all give overnight oats a try and tell me what you think.
Stay Healthy Friends