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No. 1 healthy lifestyle habit

Monday, April 28, 2014

Eat a smart breakfast to obtain a reduced risk of weight gain.
" In a study that included 20,000 middle-aged men, researchers found that breakfast consumption was inversely associated with weight gain over 10 years" news.yahoo.com/13-habits

Get in the habit of eating a smart breakfast, meaning one that will keep you full of energy all morning. "Smart breakfast choices include a good balance of healthy fat, lean protein and carbs, like an egg white omelet cooked with olive oil and sauteed spinach" news.yahoo.com/13-habits

Makes sense since people who eat a healthy breakfast are less inclined to eat a high sugar snack, etc. before lunch; and eating healthy carbs such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, cucumber, mushrooms or green peppers in lieu of processed carbs helps keep you feeling full.

My wife often adds three or more of these vegetables to her omelets. If I were looking to loose weight, I would consider asking my wife about omitting egg yolks from the omelet but I am not.

What are your ideas of a healthy breakfast?

Do you avoid eating processed foods such as bread, pancakes, cereal or muffins that quickly build up sugars in your blood?
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  • no profile photo CD13961612
    If I eat more (meaning: enough) during the day I have much less desire to (over)eat at night. That's why breakfast has become important to me.
    My favorite breakfast that I have nearly every day is a green smoothie and then a bowl of oats soaked in either yoghurt or soy or rice milk. With fruit, nuts and cinnamon.
    2495 days ago
    I do my fruits and dairy for breakfast.
    Yogurt and cottage cheese with fruits.

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    2496 days ago
    Breakfast varies:

    Steel cut oats w/a small amt. of banana or other fruit

    Maybe leftovers from the night before

    Green smoothie

    Eggs w/veggies and perhaps a bit of cheese

    Cut up apple with peanut butter (or other nut butter)

    Protein smoothie
    2496 days ago
    emoticon yogurt and fruit
    2496 days ago
    My breakfast is a veggie/fruits smoothie weekdays and on weekend I'll have oatmeals. Love my healthy breakfast. I rarely eat sugary breakfast such as muffin in the morning.
    2496 days ago
    Thanks Debra and GLC, the healthy protein in your breakfasts are sure to fuel your body all morning.
    2496 days ago
  • GLC2009
    i'm glad you're not omitting the yolks. that's the most nutritious part of the egg. i think eggs are one of the healthiest foods. i would not just eat the whites.

    i do not eat wheat or sugar, so, none of those pancakes, cereal, etc for me. i need protein for breakfast. i feel so ill if i just eat carbs (before quitting wheat). i used to be so tired, so often. i remember going to the health food store and discussing what i could do to get more energy. they pushed the whole grains.

    i still thought then that whole grains were good for you. how things have changed for me. i have lots of energy now that i've gotten rid of the grains.

    for breakfast i usually have eggs or leftovers from last night's dinner. usually an omelette with some cheese and veggies in it. and a side of cottage cheese. emoticon
    2496 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    Yogurt with any kind of berry and 2 tbls of flax seed! emoticon
    2496 days ago
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