Making the Time for Breakfast

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There are a few reasons why so many of us skip breakfast, first there are the snoozers (like myself), second, there are the parents who attend everyone else, but themselves, and third, there are types that say, I'm just not a breakfast kind of person!? Well the truth is, we all need to balance a healthy nutrition that includes breakfast.

According WebMD, breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get done and helps you focus at work or school. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower level of "bad" LDL cholesterol, and lower changes of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.

Now  before you go splurging on pancakes, donuts, lattes, Frappuccino's, and chocolate croissants. Pump the break, homegirl!  You have to remember that sweet beverages and food that have an increase amount of sugar is just waisted empty calories your body doesn't need. So, if you truly want to invest in adding breakfast into your dietary intake, lets think about adding eggs, toast, oats, fruit, avocado and fresh juices to increase you healthy habits.

My husband and I both have the nine to five life ( maybe he has more than the 9-5 because his work is very demanding), but although we have opposite schedules, I do take the time on my weekends to make a healthy breakfast before we both start our days. This Sunday, I made Spanish scrambled eggs with a fruit bowl and of course, some Cafecito.

Spanish Scrambled Eggs Ingredients:

1/3 cup of diced onions
1/3 cup of diced bell peppers
1/2 a sliced tomotoes in small cubes
Organic Cage Free brown Eggs 

Fruit Bowl Ingredients: 

3-4 washed and sliced strawberries
A hand full of blueberries and rasberries rinsed and dry
less than 1/2 cup of organic granola 
1 cup of low fat cottage cheese

Brewing Coffee

Our favorite is from Trader Joes
Organic French Toast, Dark Roast, 
Coffee Filters: Brown Cone by Trader Joes
they are made from unbleached pulp and are produced with no chemical bleaches. 

If you are a bacon lover: 
We get the Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon
* No Nitrates or Nitrites Added 

Now, weekends seem to be the perfect time fort both us  really sit down and eat together because during the weekday, I'm the one rushing out the door and fasting. Which is not good for my body or blood sugar, since I notice a shift in energy, but also I end up snacking more on high fats and sugars to keep me going until lunch time. And that's a big No, No! My husband has even told me several times that I need to change my routine to include more breakfast during my weekday, so I wouldn't feel so tired and drained.

With that said, researchers have found that on average, people who eat breakfast are thinner than those who don't. That could be because foods with protein and fiber in the morning keeps your appetite in check the rest of the day (WebMD). This definitely does not guarantee that you will... fit into your high school jeans again. On the contrary, what researchers, health educators and nutritionists are telling us, is that we need to pay attention to what we eat and how much of it.

It's important to keep everything in moderation to avoid over consuming calories we don't need to prevent diabetes, obesity and weight problems. Basically, when you do have the time to eat breakfast, don't go overboard, just make sure to have something in moderation when you wake up! Resist the pastry and donuts, instead make a small fruit bowl like the one shown above if you don't have the time to cook eggs. Remember healthy habits, start with a good practice overtime.


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