Sunday, March 1, 2009

Egg-cellent News For Breakfast Lovers

Think now, what did you have for breakfast? Coffee? Nadda? A lot of us students with early classes tend to cut it so close to class time that breakfast is not an option.

I am a self proclaimed breakfast lover. Cereal is, in my opinion, something that can be eaten breakfast, lunch, diner, or as a snack (not all three, that would be excessive.) Load up the blueberries and bananas and you have the perfect meal. Eggs, yes, also delish. (Over easy please) So here is the breaking news. Breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than non-breakfast eater. Ahhh-mazing. Studies show that those who skip breakfast tend to have inferior dietary habits. "When you don't eat breakfast, you're actually fasting for 15 to 20 hours, so you're not producing the enzymes needed to metabolize fat to lose weight." ALSO people who eat cereal statistically have a lower overall fat intake -- compared to those who ate other breakfast foods.

How about some tips:
Eat Protein: High quality protein foods, such as eggs, keep you feeling full longer.
Load up in the A.M: The more we eat for breakfast the less we will eat at other meals, hence, the less likely we are to gain weight. In the morning, your body has all day to burn off that delicious concoction of berries, rice milk, and Kashi cereal. Over four years, those who ate 11% or less of their daily calories at breakfast gained up to one pound more than those who ate 22 - 50%. Hmm... this is not a risk I am willing to take.

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  1. Almond milk is even better as it's rich in protein and lower in carbs than other nondairy alternatives. Rice milk, although tasty, is almost three times the carbs and 1/8 protein of cow's milk.

  2. "So here is the breaking news. Breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than non-breakfast eater."

    Really Rebecca? I mean the skinniest people I know don't eat breakfast, or any other meal for that matter.

    But seriously, I repeatedly hear people proclaim that eating breakfast assists weight loss, but I simply can’t believe it. In my opinion it’s complete BS (In case you didn’t know that is abbreviated slang for BULLSHIT)

    In order to help your blog readers lose weight, I have put together a perfectly balanced diet that will GUARANTEE that you lose at least a pound or two per WEEK.

    360ml of coffee black
    this is a great source of caffeine to get your morning started
    Total calories: ~13

    1 small bowl spinach
    5 cherry tomatoes
    30ml Salsa
    Substituting salsa for salad dressing is a great way to cut down on calories and add flavor to a dull salad
    Total calories: (10+21+30) = 61

    2 tbsp Peanut butter
    3 celery sticks
    Having an afternoon snack will keep your body energized until dinner
    Total calories: 189

    1 cup of soup (any flavour, I suggest chunky chicken noodle)
    What a great way to finish the day!
    Total calories: 175

    Total Daily Calories = 13+ 61 + 189 + 175 = I don’t have a calculator so figure it out yourself

    The point is, the total daily caloric intake this diet recommends is way below that recommended by Canada’s Food Guide, so you’re guaranteed to shed the pounds.

    Do I follow the diet, hell no! Only because I eat out 50% of the time and I like sausages too much (way too much).

    Hope that helps all the blog readers out there looking to drop a pound or two!!!