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May 12, 2015

Breakfast; Don't Leave Home Without It




Welcome to my second post of many "Staying BEAUTYful", where I will be sharing with you tips from some of the best experts in their field.   We will be talking about health, fitness and our overall well being, giving you a great way to kickstart your life in a BEAUTYful way!  Today I will be sharing with you some healthy tips for breakfast from Craig Hamilton of Hammer Fitness and Sports Performance. Craig was recently featured in Muscle and Fitness Magazine, sharing  The Fastest Way to Get Ready to Lift in The Gym.  Today, he is sharing with you some of his tips and viewpoints on the importance of breakfast, helping you to be BEAUTYful, inside & out! 

So if you are interested in why eating the right breakfast is so important continue reading!

Most of us have heard throughout the time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am here to tell you that all of your meals are important, especially breakfast. The importance of breakfast is very well deserved and skipping this meal is bad news. Studies have found that people who don’t eat breakfast tend to overeat during the rest of the day and have more overall body fat. After sleeping, your body is drained of its fuel sources, due to overnight fasting. In order to wake the body up, it must be refueled with food. 

In addition, research has shown that what you eat at breakfast determines how well your metabolism functions for the rest of the day. The benefits of breakfast are just too good to pass up. It helps you perform and concentrate throughout the day. Eating breakfast gives you energy and helps to keep blood sugar stabilized which helps control your appetite and urges. As busy people, there may seem to be no time for breakfast in the morning, however, breakfast can be as simple as grabbing fruit on the way out the door. Everyone should have time for breakfast. For those of you who don’t like breakfast foods, it’s okay to eat foods that aren’t traditionally eaten in the morning. 



Some quick ideas for traditional and nontraditional breakfast foods:
  • Fruit, any fruit, medium portion.
  • Breakfast Cereal. Ready to go bowls. Whole grain with skim milk, fruit and chopped walnuts
  • Bagel with peanut butter or almond butter
  • Leftover dinner
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Boiled eggs (whites only, no yolks)
  • Trail mix
  • Protein shakes
  • Low-fat cottage cheese with ground flax seed

Adding breakfast into your day is a simple, yet essential addition you can make to your diet that will help you look and feel better! Breakfast; don't leave home without it.


Craig Hamilton
 

Hammer Fitness and Sports Performance

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